First English Lutheran

This Week--Upcoming Events & Ongoing Ministries

Trivia Night at Double A's Pizza--adult fellowship with FELC

FELC Adult Fellowship Event

Trivia Night on Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm

at Double A's Pizza, Bar & Grill-7716 IL 91 (by Furniture Row near Shoppes of Grand Prairie)

Sign up by Saturday, January 18th on bulletin board in Luther Hall.

Trivia starts at 7pm, we are asking our group to arrive by 6:30pm so we can break in to our groups. (depending on the number of participants). Trivia usually goes until 8:30pm or 9pm.

Adults 18 years and older are invited to join in the fun! Friends welcome!

Visual Faith Project-Adult Education

Visual Faith Project--Adult Education on Sundays, January 19th

The class is led by Pastor Ryan and meets at 9:45am in the Council Room.




It's that simple. Humans are wired to appreciate and recognize imagery and using images allows our brains, hearts, and souls to ENGAGE Scripture.

At each of these stand-alone sessions we will share a scripture passage, then find a thought-provoking image (options provided out of the Visual Faith Project image pack), and then reflect on how the scripture and the image combine to speak truth about ourselves, life, faith, and God.

Come check out an interesting, visual way to access scripture and grow in faith.

Wednesday Meals begin on January 15th

Thank You to our January Meal Hosts and Cooks!

Everyone is welcome for dinner at FELC on Wednesdays from 5pm to 5:45pm. A donation of $5 is the suggested price. Please sign up the Sunday prior to the meal to help with our planning.

January 15th

Jerry James will cook. Spaghetti is on the menu. Please sign up by Sunday, Jan. 12th.

Thank you!

January 22nd

Pizza and salad bar

Help needed for set up and clean up. Please contact Pr. Heather.

January 29th

Chancel Choir will cook. Thank you!

Adult Study Wednesday Starting January 15th

Honoring Our Neighbors Faith: A Lutheran perspective on faith traditions in America.

Starts Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm. We'll meet in the Mary Martha Parlor. Please have your book and we'd like to talk about the first 4 chapters.

Suggested book price of $10.

You may pick up a copy of the book from the Communication Room. Money may be left in the Adult Fellowship/Kari Gosteli mailbox or brought to first class. Please contact Kari G. if you have questions. 309-657-5175 or email

Click link for more information on the book.

Save the Date: Youth Service and Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 26th

FELC Youth will lead worship at 8:30am and 11am. Join our youngest members as they lead us in worship to God and share their faith in Word and song. Communion will be served at both services.

The whole congregation is invited to the Annual Meeting at Noon. We will start with a light lunch, followed by the Annual Meeting. We are grateful for the work of our congregational leadership as we prepare for ministry in 2020.

Start Reading! Book Club meets January 30th

Join the FELC Book Club. Hit the library or purchase your copy of the book from your favorite bookseller.

Book Discussion on Thursday, January 30th at 6pm. Westlake Panera.

Our first book will be:

I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

When we meet, please plan to have the book read. We'll figure out if we need to meet more than once to discuss this book or if we move on to the next selection.

Thrivent Action Teams--Put your Action Team Card to use: Be Like Jesus.

Thrivent members are encouraged to apply for an Action Grant to be put to use at the Be Like Jesus service project event in February. Please see Mrs. Brown for more information.
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Volunteer Help Needed for Be Like Jesus Event. Can you Help?

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Thank you to everyone who helped serve meal on January 1st!

Keep In Touch with FELC

Submit prayer requests to the new prayer chain email address:

Content for this e-newsletter may be directed to Pastor Heather Arnold at:

Items for the monthly calendar or the weekly Buzz may be sent to Lois Neptun in the main office. Deadline for the Buss is Wednesday by 11:30am.

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