First Evangelical Lutheran Church | February 18, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
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.
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.
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)
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.
Peggy’s Ponderings
God, fill me with your Spirit and help me to value the worth of each person, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
This prayer I think needs to be prayed every day. I know I mentioned the Holy Spirit a lot but there are times I feel the Holy Spirit and it’s what keeps me going through rough times. I know I am going through a few things right now but I look around me and I see what is going on and I feel lucky. When I see the homeless com in off the street, they are made to feel welcome. All the other churches I attended they were asked to leave. But there are people who feel lost and alone, people who have given up on life and feel the only way out is suicide. Until you are in their shoes, no one understand and they ask themselves, “Why would anyone do that?” I could tell you but it would take too long. But I can tell you this, someone has to get to them and say, “There is something for you but you have to open up your heart and believe it.” When I came here, I didn’t believe anyone cared. We have to open our hearts and say, “Praise God.” You can find hope and love here, I can certainly testify to that. Every soul is important no matter who they are. Amen.
Comfort Food Potluck
at Prince of Peace
March 5th, 6:00pm
Prince of Peace will be hosting us 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, 12:15pm & 6:15pm
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

Tuesday, March 5
- 6:00pm - Comfort food potluck at Prince of Peace

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

S. February 17
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·Town-hall Mtg. POSTPONED
·10:30AM Adult Bible Study/Library

M. February 18
·7:30AM ELC

T. February 19
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

W. February 20
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:45PM Choir rehearsal
·NO Bell choir rehearsal

Th. February 21
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Youth Room
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. February 22
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. February 23

S. February 24
Worship 9:30am
·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·10:30AM Adult Bible Study/Library

Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God.

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; 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) Janet, LeeAnn; Charles McMath; Cheryl Powell, Darline Smith; Rob Hill; Tammie Doyle; the Williams family (1.20) Evan, Lisa, Susan; Janet, Raymond; George & Cathy Freeman; Angel Watts; Steven; Beth, Phyllis, Jason; Cathy Helton; Ashley and her family, Cris & Bill; Jay McCaslin; David & Amanda Kosobud (1.6)

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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Mailing Address: 1244 South Utica Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74104

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church · 1244 S Utica Ave · Tulsa, OK 74104 · USA

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