First Evangelical Lutheran Church | November 19, 2018
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Warm Winter Wishes
There are scarves available in the Commons. We encourage you to take these with you to share with those in need this season. Tie them to a tree, a pole, a post, or just hand them off to someone who may need a bit of warmth. God’s work, our hands.
Advent Bible Study
This Advent season Sara Brightwell will be leading a bible study from Sacred Holidays, called “He Is”. The study will take place at the Brightwell home but the day and time will be determined by the participants. If you would like to take part in the study, the material goes on sale for purchase November 5th. It can be purchased on Amazon or at If you have any questions or would like to sign-up to take part in the study, please contact Sara Brightwell at 918.698.1873.
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).
Peggy’s Ponderings
This has been a really strenuous week. Has anyone ever felt like they don’t know where they fit in? When I was a young girl I was molested by four male family members from 6 to 16. They took away part of my youth I can’t get back. I had two ex-husbands who abused me and both tried to kill me. They put fear into me that I still have today. Various ministers and elders took away my faith, my spirit, and my belief in God and replaced it with rage and hatred. But there was only one thing they didn’t take away. God gave me the gift of messages in tongues to the congregation. The 20 some odd years I was away from God I didn’t speak it. But since I have been here and gave my life back to God, I found I still have it. But this past week I used it once in church. When I was going through my abuse at the different churches I attended I was told I could not pray for anyone. And now I can’t do it but I found out if I pray in tongues it helps me to pray outwardly. So this is where I feel I don’t fit in. I don’t want to offend anyone and, if I have, I sincerely apologize. I know it is not the practice of Lutheran faith. But it has taken a lot of years to get where I am now. I couldn’t have done it without the caring of my AA group, the Pastor, and all of you. So please, if you hear me speaking in tongues, I won’t apologize but just ask your understanding. I do sincerely love you all. Thank you.
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Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, November 18
- 2-4pm - Messiah rehearsal

Thursday, November 22
- Thanksgiving Day, church offices closed.

Friday, November 23
- Church offices closed

Tuesday, November 27
- 5:30pm Hanging of the Greens
- 6pm Toxic Charity Book Discussion

Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2
- 5pm All Lutheran production of Handel’s Messiah
- 7:15pm All Lutheran production of Handel’s Messiah
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. November 18
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
M. November 19
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM NA/FH
T. November 20
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library
W. November 21
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal
Th. November 22
Thanksgiving Day

·ELC Closed
·Church Offices Closed

F. November 23
·ELC Closed
·Church Offices Closed

Sa. November 24
S. November 25
Worship 9:30am
Christ the King

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Bruce & Nat Torkelson to the glory of God and in honor of their grandson Tor's 3rd birthday.

The eternal candle for November is given by Shirley Bumpas in loving memory of her husband, Schelli, & in honor of her son, Christopher, both of who have November birthdays.
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 Milzarek

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; Anita & Woody, Cris & Bill, Janet, Karen; Chris Larson, Alicia Urban; Patricia Jones (11.11) George & Cathy Freeman (11.4) Chris Larson; Jacob DeBuhr; Kathie Irwin & Caitlan Tackett; the family of Marge McCaslin; Teresa DeSirey; Darlene Smith, Cheryl Powell; Jeremy (10.21)

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

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