First Lutheran Church

Building A Neighborhood For Christ

542 S. 31st Street, Omaha, NE 68105, 402-345-7506

Home • Staff • Council • History • Calendar • Birthdays • Happenings • Getting Involved • Photos • Search the Bible








October 10-11-12, 2007          

Starts at 5 pm/Worship at 7 pm

FLC will host this event on Friday,  October 12.  It will be a Block Party and Worship Service with a cookout, Mariachi band, prayer stations, and more.  Please watch for sign up sheets as it will take many members to make this important event a success.

Lost and Found will be at FLC         performing a concert on Dec. 7.  We look forward to having them and encourage each of you to attend.

River City Renewal Combined Choir

October 6     10:00 am at St. Tim’s

October 10     6:00 pm at St. Tim’s

October 11     6:00 pm at Morning Star

October 12     6:30 pm at FLC

Visiting Nurse Association Flu Shot Clinic at

First Lutheran Church

Sunday, October 7 at 11:00 am

Flu shots will be available for persons 13 years or older at a cost of $25.00 each.  There is no charge if covered by Medicare Insurance (must show insurance card on day of clinic).  Open to all so tell your friends.


Liturgical Choir Rehearsals are on Sundays at 8:30 am


We must establish a strong and durable bond of love with other Christians that will keep us united.  When we come before God in prayer, we shouldn't be   divided into various splinter groups.  Instead, we should be guided by love,   tolerate differences of opinion, and preserve unity.

    (Submitted for MICROPHONE by Dick Sieling.  Join Dick on Wednesdays at 1:00 in the Fireside Room for Bible Study.)

Rehearsals for Bells will be on Sundays 11:45am to 12:15 pm

Last call for bandages ! ! !  The last box of bandages will be sent off to Global Health Ministries (GHM) soon.  If you have any  bandages to go please get them to the      office or to Carolyn Beethe as soon as you can.  Thanks so much for all of your        fantastic help with this project.  GHM is now requesting baby blankets so if you still have a wish to crochet or knit for a good cause here are the specifics:The blankets are to be approximately 30 inches square, knit or crocheted, with cotton or acrylic yarn (no wool).  Thanks for using your talent to help others.

Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of:

Lauren Knutzen, brother of Lois Knutzen

Opal Snyder, member

Verna Eichman, sister of Fred Claycamp

 Darlene Spahr, member



October 19-20 at Cristo Rey

November 9-10 at FLC

December 7 — Lost and Found Concert at FLC

January 11-12, 2008 at Grace Lutheran


February 8-9, 2008 at Cristo Rey

March 7-8, 2008 at FLC

April 11-12, 2008 at Grace Lutheran

May 9-10, 2008 at Cristo Rey

July 14-18, 2008 — Confirmation Camp (tentative)

If you have clean coats or warm jackets you no longer use, we would offer them to pantry clients during the cold weather.  Please bring them to the office.

Folk, Festival, Youth Choirs will begin rehearsals Wed., Sept. 19.  Folk Group at 6:15 pm

Festival Choir at 7:15 pm

If you have a computer and you use any of the search sites here is a suggestion for you.  If you use a search site called, one cent per “click” can go to the organization of your choice per search.  For example, Lutheran Family Services or NE Synod ELCA could receive one cent for every time you search for information on your computer.  To use this tool, go to  You will see a place to choose your organization to support.  You can choose one each time or continue to support the same one each time.  Your choice.  This is an opportunity for someone else to receive benefits from your use of a common tool on the computer.  Check it out then let your searches help others.

Turn your HyVee receipts into dollars for Uta Halee Girls Village.  HyVee will donate $1 for every $200 spent.  Please bring your labels to the office or give them to Anna Marie Scheel so they can be forwarded to Uta Halee.  This program runs Sept. 10 to Dec. 31, 2007, and all Omaha and Council Bluffs locations will be  participating.

Rehearsal Schedule

           Folk Group                          Wednesdays at 6:15 pm

     Festival Choir                          Wednesdays at 7:15 pm

  Liturgical Choir                          Sundays at 8:30 am

        Youth Choir                          TBA (after Sunday School)

Please continue to save:

              Postage Stamps—Proceeds to MOSAIC

              Campbell Soup Labels—Proceeds to MOSAIC

              Pop Tabs off of cans—Proceeds to R. McDonald House

              Box Tops for Education—Proceeds to Uta Halee

Do you like… Playing cards, playing bingo, having fun with people, and good treats?  Then please come to the Welcome Center’s Seniors Thursday.  We meet every Thursday at 9 am at First Lutheran Church.  Bring a sack lunch.  Everyone is welcome.

GO NUTS ! ! !

Church Women United Omaha is holding its annual nut sale to benefit the Uta Halee Girls Village.  Nut order forms are available in the office or you can call Jerry Peterson at 451-7126.

Cereal Sunday  October 7, 2007

Please bring cereal for the FLC Food Pantry to place in the grocery cart in the  narthex.

              The cart will be available  each  Sunday during  October for your  donations.

                           Thank you.

Bible Study

Wednesday at 1:00 pm

Fireside Room

We welcome one and all.

Bell Choirs:  See Diane Meyer for upcoming opportunities ! ! !


A school kit may provide the only supplies for children returning to school after the disruption of war.  School kits help children continue their education, even while living in a refugee camp, for example.  A school kit may also be used in adult literacy classes.  Items needed for these kits include:

Sturdy cloth bag (12” by 14”) with cloth handles

Padded or spiral notebooks of ruled paper

150-200 sheets (no loose-leaf paper)

Blunt scissors

Ruler, 30 centimeter (or ruler with centimeters

 and inches)

Pencil sharpener

Eraser — 3”

12 sheets of construction paper

Crayons—box of 16 or 24

#2 Pencils—Unsharpened with erasers


October 10-11-12, 2007

Starts at 5 pm/

Worship at 7 pm

FLC will host this event on Friday,  October 12.  It will be a Block Party and Worship Service with a cookout, Mariachi band, prayer stations, and more.  Please watch for sign up sheets as it will take many members to make this important event a success.

If you happen across any terrific        clearance values on school supplies, we will be happy to store them for next year.  Just bring them to the office.  Thanks

Deadline for November MICROPHONE is 8:00 am on October 22.

345-1555           24-7

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries  provides opportunities for Christian faith formation through the building of skills and relationships in temporary Christian community established in camp, conference and retreat settings.  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match 50 cents on the dollar for specified     donations made to NLOM.  If you would like more information regarding this gift-matching program, call Tammie at  1-888-656-6254.  You  can  request a form by mail (Tammie) or forms are available in the FLC office or in the narthex.

October 2007

Senior Center Calendar


Oct. 4- Sack lunch, pinochle, 

manipulation and bingo

Oct. 11 - Sack lunch, pinochle, 

manipulation and bingo

Oct. 18—Sack lunch, pinochle,   manipulation, and bingo. No October birthdays.

Oct. 25 — Pot Luck will be Pot Luck Soup.  We will furnish meat; please bring cut up veggies to add.  Pinochle, bingo, and manipulation as usual.

Everyone is welcome!!!

RENEWAL IN              RETIREMENT will meet at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9.  Lunch will be served; cost $6.00.  Vicar Kristina Blanchek will be our guest speaker.  Please make your reservations by Friday, Oct. 5, by calling Wayne or Wanda Moeller at 553-0588.  We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 9.  You are welcome to bring guests to join us for a fun   afternoon


Sunday, October 7, 2007

8 am—one mile    8:30 am 5K

Omaha Civic Auditorium

19th & Capital

354-5041  or

Please remember to contact our shut ins from time to time throughout the year.    There are many upcoming occasions when a card or note from you would “spring”  a smile.

If you need the church van to pick you up for Sunday Service, please call the office at 345-7506 before noon on Friday to let Jeff know.  Also, please remember the van is for transportation to church and back home only.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Please contact the office, 345-7506, with updates if you move or change phone number.  We want our records current and we count on you to call.

2007 Volunteer Meetings

Oct. 7-Readers
Dec. 2-Altar Guild
Dec. 9-Ushers