First English Lutheran

This Week--Upcoming Events & Ongoing Ministries

Snack Pack Food Items Needed!

Our Snack Pack supplies are running low right now. We'd appreciate donations of:


fruit cups

fruit snacks

oatmeal packets

Any nut free cookie (Oreo, Rice Krispie)

Please leave items in Donation Hall at any time.


Sunday, March 17th-- Last Day to Order! FELC Plant Sale to Benefit Youth Ministry

One way to beat those winter blues is to start dreaming of your spring and summer gardens!

Please pick up information on Sunday and get your orders in! Proceeds benefit the youth programs of FELC.

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Lenten Meals on Wednesday Night--Get weekly tickets from Mrs. Brown.

Busy Bag Help Needed

We provide a Busy Bag for kids who are worshipping with us. The bags have a number of items to help kids focus and enjoy worship. (Bags may contain, Crayons, paper, a religious book, a small toy)

We are in need of someone (or a group, family) to organize and keep the bags in good order. They often need to be restocked, cleaned out, updated, etc.

This easy task could be done at any time during the week or month.

If you are interested, please contact Pastor Heather for more details.

Saturday---Work Day with Parish Education

Everyone is invited to help the Parish Education Committee clean up around the church and organize a few key areas of the building. Join us on March 16 from 10am to Noon.

A Desert of Your Own--take home project this Lent

Each Wednesday beginning on March 13th, worship participants will receive a component to start their own "arid font" at home. A new element will be available for you to pick up at each midweek worship service--you'll want to collect them all!

*One font per household, please. If you must miss a Wednesday, see Mrs. Brown to pick up the item you missed.

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Retirees Lunch on March 26th

All Retirees of FELC are invited to the monthly luncheon. March 26th at 11:30pm at Perkins.

Matter of Balance Class Starts April 4th

The Matter of Balance program sponsored by the Central Illinois Agency on Aging is being offered again at First English beginning Thursday, April 4th.

This is an 8-week (2 hrs. per week) fall prevention class.

This class is for anyone who is concerned about falls, anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past, and/or anyone who has restricted their activities because of falling.

You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

The class will meet on Thursday mornings from 10am to noon from April 4th to May 23rd at FELC. We need 8-12 people to make a class. A fee of $4 is suggested for program materials.

To sign up or for more information, call Beth Stalker at 309-674-2071, ext. 2204, or Renee Razo at 309-674-2071,

ext. 2205.

Adult Fellowship on April 12th--Sign Up Now!

Draper Glass Demonstration and Dinner

Friday, April 12th at 6pm. Join other FELC adults and learn more about glass blowing at Draper Glass. The demonstration is $12. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can make a deposit on our event. Following the hour long demonstration, we will grab dinner at One World. Sign up on the bulletin board in Luther Hall or on the Facebook Event page.

Keep In Touch with FELC

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 both publications is Wednesday by 11:30am.