Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fall Rally Sunday at First Lutheran

Come be a part of the kick-off of the education year at First Lutheran Church! Rally Sunday will be filled with activity, learning, celebration, and blessing for the whole congregation as we get ready for another year of growing in faith as the people of God.

Registration for Sunday school (age2-grade6) will take place in the Parish Hall from 9:45-10:15 a.m. During registration, there will be activities to do in the Parish Hall, information to check out, and cake to eat! From 10:15-10:45 a.m., we will have a Sunday school “open house”. This will be a time to check out classrooms, meet teacher and have fun.

Also, during the education hour, 9:45-10:45, there will be a “Ministry Fair” with information about various ministry areas of the church. Come learn more about what is happening at First Lutheran and how you can participate and grow in faith.

Taize Worship held the First Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN

Blessing of the Backpacks – Preschoolers to post-grads bring your school backpack, book bag to First Lutheran Church, 1100 E Superior Street, on Sunday, September 7 at either the 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. service for a special blessing for the school year.


Animal Allies Humane Society’s September goal is 100 cat adoptions

Animal Allies Humane Society (AAHS) of Duluth, in an effort to reduce the euthanization of healthy, adoptable cats, aims to find homes for at least 100 cats during the month of September by offering two cats for one adoption fee of $90.

“Cats are naturally social creatures,” says Linda Baumgarth-Cadotte, AAHS Program Director. “They love having a buddy, and adopters can double their pleasure by providing a loving home and saving two lives.”

In September of 2007, 44 cats were adopted, and 74 had to be euthanized. The vast majority were healthy, adoptable animals that would have made great pets. This September, Animal Allies will strive to find loving homes for at least 100 cats, and reduce the number of cats that have to be euthanized.

“There is an annual flood of cats from May to October,” says Betsy Bode, AAHS Shelter Manager. “We hope to save as many cats as possible during this adoption drive.”

All cats in the Animal Allies adoption program are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and have been examined by a veterinarian, with all age-appropriate vaccinations. To view the cats in the Animal Allies adoption program, go to, or visit the City of Duluth Animal Shelter , 2627 Courtland Street , Monday – Saturday, Noon – 4 pm.

Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a lifetime of loving care for every pet by reducing overpopulation, increasing adoption, and fostering humane values. AAHS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Movies in the Park, Shrek The Third

September 5 Shrek The Third PG 7.55 PM

Twin Ports Outdoor Movies and Audio Visual Resources are giving Movies
in the Park participants the chance to win the DVD's of all the films
shown this season, including special editions and bonus films. For
info log on to:

Please call, after 6:00 PM, the Twin Ports Outdoor Movies Hotline at
715-392-3480 or log on to to check for