First Evangelical Lutheran Church | October 1, 2018
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Oaks Indian Mission
Benefit Golf Scramble
October 13, 2018
Cherokee Hills Golf Club
$100 for a single player
$300 for a team of 4
Fee includes 18 holes, driving range use, cart, lunch and dinner.
Contact Ashley Cooper 918.868.2196 or contact Christina Williams in the church office for a copy of the registration form.
Peggy’s Ponderings
 "If I Only Could"

I am pretty sure we all have said if I could only go back in time. I know I think about it a lot, I would go back to when I was nineteen, I had just graduated high school. I wanted to go to college but my father did not believe in women going to college. But I also wanted to join the air force. I came very close but then I met my ex-husband. Against my parents warning, I married him. Why is it when we are that age we believe our parents know nothing? It really turned out to be a nightmare. So then I married on the rebound. Big mistake. But I had my daughter. I wound up supporting all three of us till I wised up and left him. But then the biggest thing I wish I could change is where I went to church. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure there are a lot of nice churches with good ministers our there. But unfortunately I never met any of them. So knowing now what I know, I would have attended a Lutheran church. I told the Pastor the other day, when I step off the elevator I feel so at peace. Then when the service is over I can’t wait till the next service. I know I can’t go back in the past. I am definitely getting older but is what I do now that is important. I will never take for granted what I have now. I went through a lot to get where I am. But I love where I am. I love all of my church and AA family. God bless all of you.
Messiah #98 – DEC. 1 & 2, 2018
        Messiah Solo Tryouts!
Anyone interested in trying out for a solo in this year’s Messiah presentation should contact Kathie Schiermeister at 918-587-1293 or Donna Boggs at 918-697-7822 or 918-258-5201 for information concerning a solo. You should ‘know’ the piece you are planning to sing. Practice time on Sunday afternoon is the time to “polish” it. All soloists must try out! We have ONE date this year – Sunday Oct. 14, 2018 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the choir loft at First Lutheran Church, 13th & Utica Ave., Tulsa. Soloists are urged to attend all 5 chorus rehearsals.
      Messiah Orchestra Tryouts!
Anyone interested in trying out for the orchestra for this year’s “Messiah” Presentation should contact Kathie Schiermeister at 918-587-1293 or Donna Boggs at 918-697-7822 or 918-258-5201 for information. We have ONE tryout date – Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in the Choir Loft at First Lutheran Church, 13th & Utica Ave., Tulsa. Anyone who played last year does NOT need to try out – but please contact Kathie or Donna by October 27 if you plan to play this year. All orchestra players are required to attend the chorus & orchestra rehearsal on November 25, the dress rehearsal on Dec. 1, as well as all 4 presentations.
There are still slots available to donate toward altar flowers & eternal candles. Please add your name to the chart in the Commons to provide these beautiful additions to our worship space. Altar Flowers are $35 per Sunday & the Eternal Candle is $10 per month.
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Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, October 13
- Oaks Indian Mission Golf Scramble

Sunday, October 14
- 1:30-2:30pm - Messiah Soloist Tryouts

Sunday, October 21
- School & Teacher appreciation Sunday
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. September 30
Outdoor Worship 10:15AM

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:15AM Blessing of the Animals

M. October 1
·7:30AM ELC

T. October 2
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library

W. October 3
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal

Th. October 4
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM Outside group/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. October 5
·7:30AM ELC
·6:00PM HCT/FH

Sa. October 6

S. October 7
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Bible Study/Library
Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Patrick Helton to the glory of God and in honor of those in service to America.

The eternal candle for September is given by Peggy Marcantel in loving memory of her husband, Robert Marcantel.
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
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; Katie & family; Ari Johnson; Jimmy (9.23) Lisa Robertson & Kurt Schultz; Cris, Bill, Greg & family, Janet, Garrett, Greg; Debbie; Angela Luhman, Joe; George Freeman; Logan, Colten (9.16) Vickie & George, Arrie, Kelsey, Jan Nelson, Kathy Seymour; Amanda Roberts; Jasmine Smith; Victoria Schottel; Bob Moody; Lula, Julie; Evan, Lisa, Matt; Monty Naylor; Cordell (9.2)
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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