First Evangelical Lutheran Church | October 29, 2018
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Annual Congregational Budget Meeting
Sunday, November 11th
Following Worship
A new 6-week Bible study series, "Getting the Most Out of The Messiah," will start Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Library after worship service at 10:45 a.m.

The study will use Douglas Connelly's book, "The Messiah: The Texts Behind Handel's masterpiece."

For more information, contact Barry Lewis (918-605-0256).
All Saints Sunday
November 4

We will be celebrating the memory of loved ones on All Saints Sunday, November 4th. As part of our remembrance we’ll be sharing photos of dear ones passed. Please brings photos of family, friends, and more to the church office by Friday, November 2. These photos will be shared on a table display for All Saints Sunday. 
Peggy’s Ponderings
A Few Good Memories
I am going a different direction this time:
I was curled up under a  blanket trying to keep warm. I got to remembering when my mother would put rocks in an iron skillet and put them in the oven to get them hot. All we had in the four room house was a little stove in the living room. Once the skillet was hot, she would run it between the sheets to warm the bed. On some occasions she would heat bricks; when hot, she would put them, wrapped in hand towels, at the foot of the bed under the sheets. When I crawled under the cold covers, I would put my cold feet up against the hot bricks to get warm. We didn’t have a bathroom in the house; we had an outhouse in the back and, yes, we lived in town. We didn’t have hot water. My mother would bring in a metal tub from outside, she would heat water on the stove to pour in the tub. And, as a terrible as it sounds, we would take a bath one at a time.  I was young so I thought everyone did this. One particular night my parents went to a bar. I couldn’t drag the tub outside to empty because it was too heavy. My older brother came in from work after midnight, didn’t see the tub,  and fell head first. It was hysterical; of course, he wasn’t too happy. I like to remember the good times because it helps when bad memories pop up. But I can smile now because the bad memories pop up less and less. But when they do, I can put them behind me and that is a very good feeling. God bless you all!!!
December 1 & 2, 2018
The lights dim. A hush spreads throughout the church. The Multitude enters, engulfing the listeners, softly humming “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. Thus will begin the 98th annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” by the Tulsa-area Lutheran churches on Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018. All who enjoy singing are invited to join the chorus! No tryout required! If you have questions about singing in the chorus, contact Donna Boggs at 918-697-7822 or 918-258-5201, or your congregational representative for information and rehearsal schedules. Singers are urged to attend all 5 rehearsals, the dress rehearsal,
and all 4 presentations.
We invite all who have sung in past years to join us again. We encourage everyone, especially youth and young adults, to come and learn this beautiful music and help us lead this unique musical presentation that approximately 1000 people attend each year. Include yourself in the experience of sight, sound, and a deep and wonderful feeling of telling the Advent/Christmas story using Scripture, beautiful music, drama, and pageantry.
Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. We will practice from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at First Lutheran Church, 13th & Utica Ave., Tulsa. We will practice each Sunday afternoon until the presentation dates of Dec. 1 & 2.
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Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, November 3
- Private event/Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 4
- All Saints Sunday
- 2-4pm - Messiah rehearsal

Tuesday, November 6
- Midterm Elections - GO VOTE!
- 6:00pm - Council Mtg.

Saturday, November 10
- Private event/Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 11
- Congregational meeting
- 2-4pm - Messiah rehearsal
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. October 28
Worship 9:30am
Reformation Sunday

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Bible Study/Library
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
M. October 29
·7:30AM ELC
T. October 30
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library
W. October 31
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal
Th. November 1
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM NA/FH
·7:30PM New Life Church/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Library
F. November 2
·7:30AM ELC
Sa. November 3
·9AM-3PM Private Event/FH
S. November 4
Worship 9:30am
All Saints Sunday

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Bible Study/Library
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Brenda Holt to the glory of God and in loving memory of Pastor Maas.

The eternal candle for October is given by Joel & Rona Erickson in honor of the anniversary of Kalen & Joseph Moreo.
Rev. Robert P. Martin

Ministry Coordinator 
Christina Williams

Director of Music

Kathie Schiermeister

ELC Director
Carie Roop

Nursery Attendant
Debra Silkman

Core Council
Lisa Milzarek

Vice - President
Bruce Torkelson

Melanie Schnell

Cathy Otey

Bridging Out Ministries
Sara Brightwell

Linking In Ministries
Gregg Carlson

ELC Liaison
Carie Roop
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
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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; Teresa DeSirey; Darlene Smith, Cheryl Powell; Jeremy (10.21) Debra Lamb, Kamika Bell, Elyce Harris, Denise Graham, James Lowe, William Graham; Helen McCaslin; Goose & the Wilson family; Teresa DeSirey (10.14) Larry; Steve Levy; Williams & Toni Bolt; Kathy Seymour; Cordell (10.7) Katie & family; Ari Johnson; Jimmy (9.23)

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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