First Evangelical Lutheran Church | February 4, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Annual contribution statements have been mailed out and you should receive them this week, if you have not already. If you notice any discrepancies, please contact the church office.
New First Lutheran
office procedures
beginning 2/1/19
New office hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm

If you contact the church office outside of these hours by email ( or phone (918.582.0917), please allow at least 24 hours for a response. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Rob Martin at 918.924.5217.
Because of these decreased hours the church office requests that if you have any additions or changes for the weekly newsletter, calendar, or worship assistant schedule that you contact the office by WEDNESDAY of each week.
Service Opportunity with Servant’s Table

Servant’s Table is providing a free community dinner on Monday, February 18 at Grace United Methodist Church in west Tulsa and we have an opportunity to walk in service with them! They are making sloppy joes, tater tots, green beans, and dessert. We would help cook, serve, and eat with the folks that come for the meal and then have clean up time after.

Dinner starts at 5:30 but we would need to arrive around 4:00pm to get the food ready and warmed up.

If you would like to participate, please contact Sara Brightwell at 918-698-1873 or sign up on the sheet that will be available in the Commons.

If you would like to help out but can’t participate, you can donate monetarily to help with the costs of the food! Please just make your check out to First and in the memo section put Grace Dinner and the church will get the donations to Servant’s Table.
Women’s Group February Meeting
Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30pm
First Lutheran Fellowship Hall

This month we will be having a one hour REFIT (cardio dance) demonstration class, led by certified REFIT instructor, Mary Jane Halley and Lisa Ohlde. The entire congregation is invited to join.
The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Studtmann retired Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod Bishop who served several Tulsa area congregations as an interim pastor will be celebrating his 90th birthday on February 12, 2019. His family would like to invite you to send cards to his mailing address:
11503 E. 103rd Street N.
Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055
Check out the
Fund It or Fix It tree
in the Commons!
If you have the means, please take a heart to help out with needs around our building.
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!
Peggy’s Ponderings
To those for whom life seems dry and without destination...
I think we all feel at one time or another,  what is ahead for me? I can imagine we all feel this every day. Where am I going to sleep tonight? How will I eat? Why doesn’t anyone care about me or love me? I hate to say this but I get so aggravated when I read about all the millions that is spent on other countries. We have so many people living on the street. We have families sleeping in cars. So many businesses shutting down, putting them out of work. I wish I knew the answer but I don’t. All I can do now is pray. I was homeless for three months when I moved to Tulsa. I thought I was going to have to move back in with my parents but I found two jobs, met my future husband. Even though I didn’t want anything to do with God, God was there for me. We all have a destination even if we don’t know what it is, God will show us. But for now my destination is to see my God and live the best life and help who I can in my own way. So love God, pray, and be the best you can. Amen.
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Mark Your Calendar

Friday & Saturday, February 8 & 9
- Encounter Women’s Retreat/Camp Lutherhoma

Sunday, February 17
- 10:45am - Town-hall meeting

Tuesday, February 26
- 6:30pm - Men’s Club
- 6:30pm - Women’s Group REFIT class/FH
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.
Weekly Calendar
S. February 3
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library

M. February 4
·7:30AM ELC

T. February 5
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

W. February 6
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:45PM Choir rehearsal
·NO Bell choir rehearsal

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

F. February 8
·7:30AM ELC
·Encounter Women’s Retreat

Sa. February 9
·Encounter Women’s Retreat

S. February 10
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·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 Ed Wagner in loving memory of Carol.

The eternal candle for February is given by Brenda Holt.
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.
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; a request for stable, permanent employment (1.27) Janet, LeeAnn; Charles McMath; Cheryl Powell, Darline Smith; Rob Hill; Tammie Doyle; the Williams family (1.20) Sue Fasnacht; Evan, Lisa, Susan; Janet, Raymond; George & Cathy Freeman; Angel Watts; Steven, Arrie; Beth, Phyllis, Jason; Cathy Helton; Ashley and her family, Cris & Bill; Jay McCaslin; David & Amanda Kosobud (1.6)
Sympathy to…
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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