First Evangelical Lutheran Church | January 14, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office

Please stay after worship next Sunday for a few important announcements from your Church Council. We do not anticipate this to be a long engagement.
Peggy’s Ponderings
Habit or Addiction

We all have habits and as we all know they can be annoying. Sometimes those around us notice, clicking your nails, popping your knuckles or you just can’t sit still. Habits are very hard to break. There are also habits that are dangerous to yourself and others. Habits that break up marriages, cause death to you and others. We see it every day. Thinks like drinking and drugs. I hear people say,” Just one time won’t hurt. I can control it.” So we make a habit of taking a drink or pill when we come home from work to relax or when we can’t sleep. After awhile you need two, then three. Now your habit becomes an addiction. We see it all around us. We see it every Sunday when the homeless pop in. There could be one sitting right next to you. How many of you that first met me knew I am an alcoholic? When I am stressed out, I really want a drink to relax but I know, if I do, it will lead to another one. We do our best to reach out to those to try and help them but they also have to want to help themselves. Please just keep lifting them up in your prayers. God doesn’t give up on us, so we can’t give up on them. AMEN!
God's Precious Children
Tuition Sponsorship Program
God’s Precious Children’s coordinator, Gary Winters, and his team are “Back in the Bush” in Liberia signing up students for tuition sponsorships for the upcoming school year.  GPC has gone high tech and you can see photos and read about their mission trip adventures via the following links:
(Click on the newsletters tab for previous “Back in the Bush” experiences)
You can also visit their new Facebook page for photos, videos and updates of the day:
God’s Precious Children thanks all of the sponsors for their support, prayers, and love!
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Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, January 20
- 10:30am - Council announcements following worship

Monday, January 21
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- ELC closed
Altar Guild is requesting donations of small coffee cans for delivering altar flowers to our homebound members. Please rinse empty cans of coffee grounds and leave them in the office.
Weekly Calendar
S. January 13
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library

M. January 14
·7:30AM ELC

T. January 15
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

W. January 16
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal

Th. January 17
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Youth Room
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. January 18
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. January 19

S. January 20
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Council Announcements
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library

Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Brenda Holt in loving memory of Glenn Taylor and to the glory of God.

The eternal candle for January is given by Peggy Marcantel in loving memory of Jimmy Lee Poe, her big brother and protector.
Rev. Robert P. Martin

Ministry Coordinator 
Christina Williams

Director of Music
Catherine Conger

Kathie Schiermeister

ELC Director
Kathie Irwin

Nursery Attendant
Debra Silkman

Core Council
Lisa Ohlde

Vice - President
Bruce Torkelson

Melanie Schnell

Cathy Otey

Bridging Out Ministries
Sara Brightwell

Linking In Ministries
Gregg Carlson

ELC Liaison
Kathie Irwin & Caitlan Tackett
Learn more about the A-OK Synod
On the Way with Bishop Mike Girlinghouse
Learn more about the ELCA
House Church Tulsa
Sun. Worship
10:30 am
in Fellowship Hall
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer...

Prayers of concern and thanksgiving will remain as “ongoing” for a month, but of course they can be resubmitted or renewed. Let us join our hearts and minds in prayer for the following people…
Xander Otey-Wold; Steve, Darrin, Hal, & Waynie Suttle; Barbara, Lois; Tony Crawford; Sebastian, Greg, Christian, Lois; George & Cathy Freeman; Angel Watts; Steven, Arrie; Beth, Phyllis, Jason; Sue Fasnacht; Cathy Helton; Ashley and her family, Cris & Bill; Jay McCaslin; David & Amanda Kosobud; our neighbors without homes, Pastor Rob; Cathy Helton; Colton, Garrett; Rev. Brian Moran; Andy Luse; Julie & Jarrod; Terri Merriam (12.9)
Sympathy to…
Joel Erickson and his family on the death of his father, John Erickson.
the John Ehrle family on the death of Rona Erickson’s Aunt Marylou.

Please remember our First Lutheran members who are homebound or in nursing care facilities with your prayers and cards: Becky Richardson, Shari Johnson, Lamont Williams. Their addresses are in the current directory or call the church office for an updated address.
Prayers for our men and women in the overseas military service: Captain Lonny Nelson, Tyler Brogden, Vantona Johnson, Ron Barnett, Carmon Rambo, Pvt. Casey Pugh, Capt. Roger Churchwell, Matthew & Randall Gifford stationed in Iraq; Billy Dee, Megan Lowry, Josh Boyce Conrad.

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