Fall Trip Planned To Sight And Sound Show, “Jesus”

A trip is being planned for October 31, 2018, to see the Sight & Sound show, “Jesus.” Departure will be at 8:30 am from Lowe’s parking lot, and showtime is 3:00 pm in Lancaster. The cost is $95 for adults and $70 for children, ages 3-12, which includes transportation and ticket to the show. Lunch will be at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, at an extra cost of $15.84 for adults and $7.92 for children, ages 3-12 (tax & gratuity included). All money for the tickets and for lunch is due by September 1, 2018. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, and friends are also welcome, so spread the word!

FELC To Provide Shoes That Grow For Children Of Honduras

John and Maria Wagner, our church and TLC custodians, will be making a trip to Honduras in June. FELC would like to provide them with much needed shoes for the children. For the past several years, we have been providing Christmas Shoe Boxes with gifts for the children, and they are always in need of shoes. The shoes pictured here grow five sizes, so each pair will give each child years of use. $15.00 covers the cost of one pair. John and Maria believe that these shoes will be perfect, especially for the children who live in the mountainous regions. They truly are life-changing shoes. Donations can be made by check to First Ev. Lutheran Church, 1401 – 12th Ave, Altoona, PA, or turn in your donation (cash or check) at Saturday or Sunday service. Due date for donations is May 6, 2018.

Shoes That Grow

Love Feast April 14, 2018

The Circle of Hope has scheduled the next Love Feast for Saturday, April 14th at Simpson-Temple Parish. The menu will be pasta casserole, tossed salad, buttered dinner roll, ice cream, cake, hot and cold drinks. Please mark your calendars now and add your name to the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

To cut down on costs for the Love Feast, Circle is asking that church members donate 24 oz. spaghetti sauce and 12 oz. boxes of penne pasta. Preferred sauces are Ragu, Barilla, Hunts or Prego Traditional sauces. These donations can be placed in the food bank box in the narthex.

Thanks to all volunteers and those offering donations!

April Second Offering

As part of our continued outreach program, FELC makes a charitable contribution to a worthy endeavor on a monthly basis. One of these twelve organizations receives a $200 check each month from the second offering. April’s second offering will benefit Habitat for Humanity Blair County.
Habitat for Humanity Blair County is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. The mission is simple: to provide decent, affordable housing to families in this area who would not typically qualify for a traditional mortgage. Homes are provided at cost to families, with a 0% 30-year mortgage. As a non-profit, the organization relies solely on donations, fundraising and government grants to continue its mission.


March Second Offering

As part of our continued outreach program, FELC makes a charitable contribution to a worthy endeavor on a monthly basis. One of these twelve organizations receives a $200 check each month from the second offering. The March second offering will benefit Christian Solidarity International (CSI). CSI is an international Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe. CSI delivers food assistance, medical treatment, and other lifesaving aid to victims of religious terror and natural disaster in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, South Sudan, Pakistan, and other hotspots around the globe.
Thank you for your continued support!

Easter Eggs For Sale Now

Homemade eggs, in dark or milk chocolate peanut butter, dark chocolate cherry nut, dark or white chocolate coconut, and milk chocolate maple, are available now for $2/each. Call or text Vicki Houseman, 934-8962, if you’d like to order, or pay and pick them up at any Lenten Breakfast or after Saturday or Sunday church service. Yummmm…..

Choc Covered Easter Eggs

Lenten Breakfasts

Our first Lenten Breakfast was this morning. The topic for this Lenten season is the book of Acts. Lots of good food, stimulating conversation and great company. Come join us each Saturday until Holy Week at 9:00 am for breakfast!

Easter Eggs

Again we will be selling Easter Eggs, the Circle’s only fundraiser, to support our Harvest Home activities in the fall months. We invite ALL church members to help in this effort. We will gather at 9:00 am in the social hall kitchen on Feb 6, 8 and 13 to “dip” and package the eggs. We have a great time of fellowship and fun. Order sheets for egg purchases will be available soon. Circle of Hope meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. All women are welcome. Any questions, please call Polly Bowers at 943-4992 or email at

Choc Covered Easter Eggs

Coming Soon, Baby Kordwitz


The Kordwitz family is expecting a baby on Easter, April 1, and this time, they are expecting a boy! We love babies here at First Lutheran, and like to welcome each baby with a Baby Basket filled with small gifts. If you would like to welcome Baby Boy Korditz, feel free to place a small gift, such as onesies, disposable diapers, wipes, booties, bibs, small books, etc., in the basket you will find in the narthex. You need not wrap your contribution and gifts can be given anonymously.