News from first lutheran church

Crab FeedCrab Feed - January 25th
The First Lutheran Men in Mission will be holding their annual crab feed on January 25th at 6 pm. The dinner consists of a whole crab, coleslaw, garlic toast, cake, and beverages.
     Please sign up in the foyer of the church by 1pm, Sunday, January 21st. The cost of the dinner is $15 this year to defray the cost of the crab.



PR. Steven kienbergerPastor Stephan Kienberger

     FIrst Lutheran Congregation welcomes Pastor Stephan M. Kienberger as its new pastor. Pastor Stephan Kienberger grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington and a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California.
     He has served as Pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran in San Francisco, Frederick Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, American Lutheran Congregation, Oslo, Norway and at the American Church in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
     He is married with two adult daughters, both college students.

2017 Endowment Grants
The endowment committee of First Lutheran church is awarding $12,100 this year:
   - Stewardship Sewing - $500
   - Coffee Hour - $1,200
   - Budget/Finance - Pastoral Call - $2,000
   - Food and Fellowship - $1,000
   - Care Team - $1,500
   - Card Ministry/Prayer Team - $200
   - Hope House - Children's Trauma Counselor - $1,500
   - Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Chaplaincy Program - $500
   - Food Pantries - $1,500
   - Oregon Synod Creative Ministry Fund - $3,300