Weekly Update – May 5

PASTOR COFFEY’S SURVEY FOR 2015 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Pastor Coffey wants your opinion on events and activities to plan for the rest of 2015.

Take a short, one-minute survey online today by clicking this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/felc2015activities

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“Be a Water Captain!”

The Texas Interfaith Center is offering a unique opportunity to learn and serve:

TEXAS WATER MANAGEMENT 101: You and the State Water Plan

This is a free forum on water management and conservation with
presentations by leaders and field experts, with discussion throughout. You
will have the opportunity to partner with the State Water Development Board
to influence water planning decisions. As a person of faith who values a
just distribution of resources, we need your help!

The workshop is at:

Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 7210 Brush Country Rd., 78749

Saturday, May 9, from 9am to 5 pm

FREE LUNCH provided.

You can RSVP and learn more here:

http://texasinterfaithcenter.org/WaterCaptains/Events/Austin-2015

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GRADUATING YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS

May 10th we’ll be having a special recognition and blessing for our
graduating seniors and their parents during the 11 a.m. service.

All youth should come and support your brothers and sisters in Christ
on this special day!

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ATTENTION SPARK ROTATION TEACHERS
& YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS

May 10th is a big day for you at FELC!

First, we’ll have a special teacher appreciation brunch—pastries, fruit and
such—in the library at 9:45 a.m. All Spark Rotation Teachers, youth
ministry leaders, parents and children are welcome to attend.

Then during the 11:00 a.m. service we’ll have a special blessing and
recognition for our teachers, youth ministry leaders, graduating seniors
and their parents.

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A LETTER FROM THE YOUTH

As you may know, FELC is sending us to the ELCA national youth gathering
this summer in Detroit Michigan. These events happen every three years at
different locations across the U.S. Some of you probably attended one of
these life-changing events when you were in high school. If so, you know
first-hand how God’s Spirit can change the lives of those 30,000 students
in attendance.

We’ve been preparing for this pilgrimage through several workshops focused
on scripture, theology, history, culture, and racism in Detroit. We’ve also
been working hard to raise funds to help offset the costs of attending this
event. So far, we’ve raised over $2500! This is excellent and we’re so
thankful for everyone’s participation.

As you can imagine, the costs of attending this event is quite expensive.
The truth is, despite of our excellent fundraising efforts, we are still
falling short of our needs. Currently, we still need to raise $600 per student.

In light of this need, we ask you to carefully consider and pray about
sponsoring one of us. Sponsorship amounts of $100, $300, or $600 are most
needed. If you feel called to help us out, please contact our youth director,
Jimmy Wright: formation@felcaustin.org

Many, many thanks and God’s continued blessings to our FELC family.

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THE GIFT
Generations In Faith Together

masksFELC Productions is proud to present the spring 2015 production of The Gift. Come and participate in this multi-generational, congregation-wide celebration of our 2014/2015 Christian Formation program year.

Who should come? Everyone!

What can we expect? Music, singing, skits, quiz show, small group creativity, comedy, laughter, conversations, and much, much more!

Rated G for all audiences

May 17th

Matinee time is 9:45 am.

Location—fellowship hall of First English Lutheran Church Austin