First Evangelical Lutheran Church | February 25, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Women’s Group February Meeting
Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30pm
First Lutheran Fellowship Hall

What is REFIT ®?
REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring “have-to” workouts into a “can’t-miss” community fitness experience. REFIT® classes propel students to be their best selves though dance, toning, balance & flexibility, modifying moves as needed for your body. Workouts are designed for everybody and every body – regardless of age, shape size or ability. 
What makes REFIT® different from _________ (insert what you have heard of here)?
REFIT® is different because the fitness experience centers around helping people change from the inside. This is evident in the positive messaging in the music we use, time at the end of each class for inspiration and encouragement, and a high value placed on connecting people with each other.
Music may include (but is not limited to) top-40 radio (with clean lyrics) including Meghan Trainor, Janet Jackson, Pitbull, Justin Timberlake; popular Christian artists, including Mandisa, TobyMac, MercyMe, and SO much more.
Want to experience a class?
Join First Lutheran’s very own Certified REFIT® instructors Mary Jane Halley & Lisa Ohlde on Tuesday, February 26, 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall for a 1 hour demo class. Wear comfy clothes & shoes that support your feet, bring water!
Want to know more?
Check out the REFIT® website:
Or check out videos on the YouTube REFIT® channel (search Refitrev)
We Love You, Kathie!
Join us in celebrating our wonderful organist, Kathie Schiermeister, as she takes her leave from this role. Worship with us at 9:30am on Sunday, March 3rd, and join us for a meal in Fellowship Hall following the service. We’ll be sharing a soup & salad potluck luncheon. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Commons. The church will provide a cake.
WANTED: Nominating Committee. We will be electing for our Bridging Out and Vice President positions at the May congregational meeting. Please contact the church office if you would like to be part of the search for our nominees.

Comfort Food Potluck
at Prince of Peace
March 5th at 6:00pm
Prince of Peace will be hosting First for a comfort food meal on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. We hope you’ll bring a dish to share and join in the Fellowship.
Ash Wednesday at
First Lutheran Church
March 6th at 12:15pm & 6:15pm

Wednesdays in Lent at
First Lutheran Church
March 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 10
at 6:15pm
Join us for Holden Prayer Around the Cross on Wednesday evenings in Lent.
Peggy’s Ponderings
The Holy Spirit
I am reading a book about a young woman who received the Holy Spirit at a young age. I was in my forties when I received it. I have to admit, to me, it is the greatest feeling in the world. You are one with God. You feel like you can float up to heaven. I felt no one could touch me or hurt me. I know when I speak with God I don’t know what I am saying unless someone interprets. All I know is I am speaking to God. I’ve been laughed at, criticized, and even accused of cursing God. I really wish everyone could experience this at least once in their lives. Since I’ve been here the Spirit of God rushed over me and I saw visions of God. I could never explain the way I felt, it was so powerful. On one of those times, God revealed to me something that will be with me always. I know tongues isn’t for everyone but I can say honestly God is always there for us. Thanks for letting me share, Amen.
Remember to take your Sunday bulletin to Charleston's Restaurant (the BROOKSIDE location) on Sundays! First Lutheran is given a 10% return of the proceeds Charleston's receives each Sunday associated with our congregation. Just be sure to present your bulletin to your server.
Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, February 26
- 6:30pm - Men’s Club
- 6:30pm - Women’s Group REFIT(r) class/FH

Sunday, March 3
- 10:30am - Celebration of Kathie Schiermeister, soup & salad potluck/FH

Tuesday, March 5
- 6:00pm - Comfort food Potluck @ Prince of Peace

Wednesday, March 6 Ash Wednesday
- 12:15pm - Ash Wednesday worship
- 6:15pm - Ash Wednesday worship

Tuesday, March 12
- 6:15pm - Church Council/Library

Wednesday, March 13
- 6:15pm - Holden Prayer Around the Cross/Sanctuary
Weekly Calendar

S. February 24
Worship 9:30am

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

M. February 25
·7:30AM ELC

T. February 26
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM REFIT® Class/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

W. February 27
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:45PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal

Th. February 28
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Youth Room
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. March 1
·7:30AM ELC
·10:30AM House Church/FH

Sa. March 2

S. March 3 Transfiguration
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Kathie Schiermeister celebration lunch/FH

Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Andrea, Gary, Faye, & Annika Nielsen Barlett in loving memory of Dorothy Nielsen, their loving mother and grandmother.

The eternal candle for February is given by Brenda Holt in honor of her sister, Vickie Kilpatrick, as she celebrates her February birthday.
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
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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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; Rosemary Priest, Sue Fasnacht; Janet; Debra Lowe; Janice; Terri Merriam; Garrett, Jarrod, Lacey, Doyle & Jo; Mark Nyberg, Anary, Andrew Luse; Loretta; Pam McGuffin (2.10) Ron Kelsey, Stori & her family, Faye, Lisa, Louise, Arrie, Susan; Katie, Greg, Logan, Colton & Garrett (2.3) a request for stable, permanent employment (1.27) LeeAnn; Charles McMath; Cheryl Powell, Darline Smith; Rob Hill; Tammie Doyle; the Williams family (1.20)

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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