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Sunday, January 17

FLC Annual Congregational Meeting Part II

11:30 a.m.


First Lutheran conducts its regular Annual Meeting, as proscribed in our bylaws, in two parts. In December we meet primarily to discuss and vote on our budget and to elect new members to the Church Council. The second meeting, held in January, is our time to hear and review reports of the previous year’s ministry activities. 

At this time there is no other business on the agenda than to hear and review reports. 

You can find the 2020 Annual Report here.

Below is the information about how to attend the meeting.


First Lutheran is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: First Lutheran’s Annual Meeting part 2 Zoom Meeting

Time: Jan 17, 2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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The Gospel of Mark – Deciphering Discipleship

Please join this First Lutheran 8-week class on the Gospel of Mark. Classes will be each Tuesday at noon, starting January 12, through March 2, and last about an hour. The plan is that the first half of each class will be presentation of information on particular sections of Mark, and the second half will be discussion over Zoom. Contact Bill Radatz if you are interested in attending.

I would encourage a few things in preparation for this class.

Listen to this musical recording by singer/songwriter Alana Levandoski. She is a Christian musician and obviously wrote this song for the transition from 2020 to 2021. I would ask you to listen to this as though she were a musician who Mark has asked to write a song about the transition from the empire of the world to the kingdom of God. 

Here’s the link:

If possible, read the entire Gospel of Mark through in one sitting, before the class, to get a feeling for the whole of Mark’s message.

Then read the section designated for each week before class, as outlined below.

After the conclusion of the full series of classes, read the entire Gospel again.

Here’s the outline for the class:

8-week Class. Tuesdays, Noon-1:15PM

1) Jan. 12 1:1-13 Introduction. Where to begin….?

2) Jan. 19 1:14-3:35 Who’s going to clean up this mess?

3) Jan. 26 4 & 5 Sowing seeds, laying on hands.

4) Feb. 2 6:1-8:10 Meals on Wheels.

5) Feb. 9 8:11-9:50 Name calling. The Name of the Game.

6) Feb. 16 10 & 11 Blessings and curses and figs, Oh my!

7) Feb. 23 12, 13 & 14 Death and Taxes.

8) Mar. 2 15 & 16 … for they were afraid.

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