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First Evangelical Lutheran Church | December 24, 2018
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
The church offices will be closed on the following days:
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Wednesday, December 26
  • Tuesday, January 1
Peggy’s Ponderings
 
Merry Christmas
 
It is hard to believe Christmas is almost here. I was thinking about a time in the past when I refused to put up a tree. I lost four people I loved very much on December 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th. After my granddaughter was born, I finally started to put one up. This year I haven’t put one up. My granddaughter is twenty and has a new life. I haven’t had any money to buy presents to put under the tree. But my granddaughter has hugged me and said, “It’s okay, grandma, we have you.; that’s more important.” I have to say, I have great grandkids. And Christmas isn’t all about presents. I wish I could buy them presents but they also know what Christmas is all about. They love me and I love them. I have another new family here at First Lutheran that I can celebrate with. So, from my heart, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 
There will be no rehearsal for First Lutheran’s choir and bell choir on Wednesday, December 26th.
A Christmas message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
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Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, December 23
- 6:00pm Student holiday concert/Sanctuary
 

Monday, December 24
- Christmas Eve, church offices closed
- ELC closed
- 5:30pm Christmas Eve carol prelude
- 6:00pm Christmas Eve candlelit worship
 

Tuesday, December 25
- Christmas Day, church offices closed
- ELC closed
 

Wednesday, December 26
- Church offices closed
- ELC closed
 

Sunday, December 30
- 11:00am Joint worship AT Prince of Peace (2330 N Quaker)
 

Monday, December 31
- 12:00pm ELC closes for New Year’s Eve
 

Tuesday, January 1
- New Year, church offices closed
- 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.
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Weekly Calendar
 
S. December 23
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·6PM Student Concert/Sanctuary

M. December 24
Christmas Eve

·ELC Closed
·Church Offices closed
 

·5:30PM Christmas Carols prelude
·6PM Christmas Eve Candlelit Worship

 
T. December 25
Christmas Day

·ELC Closed
·Church Offices closed

W. December 26
·ELC Closed
·Church Offices closed
·No choir rehearsal
·No bell choir rehearsal

Th. December 27
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Youth Room
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. December 28
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. December 29

S. December 30
5th Sunday Joint Worship 11:00AM
AT PRINCE OF PEACE 

(2330 N. Quaker)
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This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by George & Cathy Otey in loving memory of Margaret & E.J. Leonard.

The eternal candle for December is given by the Brightwells to the glory of God and in honor of the First Lutheran family.
Staff
Pastor
Rev. Robert P. Martin

Ministry Coordinator 
Christina Williams

Director of Music
Catherine Conger

Organist
Kathie Schiermeister

ELC Director
Kathie Irwin

Nursery Attendant
Debra Silkman

 
Core Council
President 
Lisa Milzarek

Vice - President
Bruce Torkelson

Secretary 
Melanie Schnell

Treasurer 
Cathy Otey

Bridging Out Ministries
Sara Brightwell

Linking In Ministries
Gregg Carlson

ELC Liaison
Kathie Irwin & Caitlan Tackett
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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; our neighbors without homes, Pastor Rob; Cathy Helton; Colton, Garrett; Rev. Brian Moran; Andy Luse; Julie & Jarrod; John Erickson, Terri Merriam (12.9) Arrie Dann, Kelly, Becky; Jarrod, Willow (12.2) Simone Smith; Michael, the Cory Baker family (11.25)
 
Sympathy to…
Joel Erickson and his family on the death of his father, John Erickson.

 

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: Spencer Herrera; George Kane III, Army, Afghanistan; 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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Phone: 918.582.0917
Email: office@felctulsa.org
Website: 
www.felctulsa.org
Mailing Address: 1244 South Utica Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74104

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