CELEBRATING HOPE

This Sunday, November 5 we will gather at our 9 am service of worship to honor our Minister of Music Emerita, hope E. Mehaffey with the release of a new CD oHope 2f organ and choral music entitled “THINE IS THE GLORY”.  This CD features organists Peter Sykes, David Burnham, Jeffrey Johnson, Soprano Sarah Pillow, the First Lutheran Choir and more.  This CD also celebrates our 150th Anniversary as a congregation.  The CD will be available on Sunday and from the church office after that as well as at the Kaffe Stuga on November 11.  The cost of the CD is $20.00

KAFFE STUGA 2017

KAFFE STUGA:  Once again, Martha Guild, LCW will be the sponsors of “Kaffe Stuga”. If you have recently joined our First Lutheran Church Fellowship, perhaps you would like to know a little bit about what Kaffe Stuga is. Those two Swedish words mean “coffee house”. This is why our vestry is transformed into a place where one can sit at a table, relax and enjoy coffee poured from silver services and refreshments (dainty sandwiches, cookies and cakes) serviced to you by waitresses in Swedish costumes.

Can you believe Kaffe Stuga is still more? Yes, it is a place where men, women and children can do their Christmas shopping under the direction of helpful women dressed in Swedish costumes. There are tables of gifts, delightful handmade articles and crafts for sale; there is a Christmas boutique where you can find items to trim your tree and decorate your home. We have Scandinavian imports for sale. There will be specialty booths with items handmade by our talented artists and also outside vendors. If you have a “green thumb” you will fight right at home in the plant room. Children will be delighted with the children’s room, featuring stuffed toys, games and even a picture with Santa. Of course, this is a good place for grandparents, aunts and uncles and even parents too! Kaffe Stuga wouldn’t be compete without a bakery. Here you may buy Swedish coffee bread and all kinds of delicious baked goods to take home for supper or Sunday dinner.

You can readily see that Kaffe Stuga is a huge undertaking! It takes many people, working many hours. Although it is a Martha Guild, ELCA sponsored endeavor, it will take every member of First Lutheran, all ages, to make Kaffe Stuga a success! You’ll be hearing a lot about it in the days and weeks to come. This much anticipated event will become a reality on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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