Flocknote: Our Mission Vision & Values Committee has set a goal to focus on improving communication to our members. Your Church Council has chosen to try Flocknote for the next 12 months. We will continue using Facebook, Worship Bulletins & the monthly newsletter to inform members. However Flocknote communication will be instant so members get information instantly about activities, programs, meetings, funerals, etc. We invite you to try it out by the following steps to get updates from First Lutheran.
- use your smartphone, send a text to this number 84576
- Type HFLC in the message section and send your message
- Within a few seconds, you will receive a reply. "Thx for connecting with Harvey First Lutheran Church! Click to complete signup: http://fn2.co/oysVkW or reply with your email. Powered by Flocknote
When you click on the signup, you will be directed to sign up by entering your name and your cell phone number or you can choose messages to be sent to your email.
- Once you complete this, you will be added to the Flocknote group so you can receive Information from First Lutheran.
- If you have trouble, please feel free to call the church office for help.
Life Stewardship Lessons from the Danes
The people of Denmark, about six million living in a nation than West Virginia, routinely count among the world’s most contented. This year’s World Happiness Report ranks the Danes number 2, behind Finland. The United States ranks number 19.
WHAT DO THE DANES KNOW THAT WE DO NOT?
Several key principles for living help explain Danish happiness, Meik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, told the New York Times:
DECOUPLING WELLBEING FROM WEALTH. Jesus did teach us that our lives do not consist in the abundance of possessions, though our consumer culture relentlessly tells us otherwise. How much happier would Americans be if our culture taught us to be content regardless of our wealth?
HYGGE. This is the Danish term that Wiking describes as “the art of enjoying the simple pleasures in life.” Getting together with friends, enjoying the outdoors, experiencing joy with family, finding peace in your own home – things that are readily at hand, without fuss or expense.
HIGH LEVELS OF TRUST. Scandinavians tend to trust one another and their institutions. “We consider the collective ‘we’ versus ‘me’”, Amy Clotworthy, a professor at the University of Copenhagen, told the Times.
As Christians looking for guidance on how we can be good stewards of our lives, these principles provide inspiration and guidance. How might you incorporate them into your life?
Source: Reverend Robert Blezard, Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Aberedeen, MD, and content editor for www.stewardshipoflife.org.
Harvey First Lutheran has 4 Easy ways to help support our Missions at First Lutheran Church.
1. Send a Check or Drop off at Church
First Lutheran Church
1520 Advent St.
Harvey, ND 58341
2. Text to Give from your smart phone
3. Give Electronically through your bank. Call Karla at
701-324-2548 and she can get you set up.
4. Vanco - Open your photo page - point at QR Code - fill out information and make a donation.
We hope you enjoy these new way to share your generosity, and we thank you for helping our Missions at Harvey First Lutheran.
Living Generously / Share Our Story
Living Generously… The members at First Lutheran Church of Harvey are “living generously.” We are blessed with the gifts God has given us and we look for opportunities to share our gifts with our neighbors, our church, and the community at large.
The Central Dakota Food Pantry serves about 70 local families from the communities of Anamoose, McClusky, Goodrich & Harvey. The food pantry utilizes volunteers from area churches, organizations and businesses. Each church is assigned a month to provide volunteers to stock shelves and to serve people who access the food pantry for their families. First Lutheran Church of Harvey has been Living Generously with the Food Pantry since its inception.
Many area churches have food collection boxes located in their church for parishioners to donate food.
If you are interested to be Living Generously for our community’s food pantry, consider donating food items to the food pantry or giving your time to help at the food pantry.
Thanks First Lutheran Members for Living Generously!
Memorials to the Fuel Fund and General Fund were given to First Lutheran Church in Memory of:
(If you would like to make a donation in memory or honor of someone, please write your check to First Lutheran Church.)