First Evangelical Lutheran Church | December 10, 2018
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
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 on Monday evenings at 6pm. The book can be purchased on Amazon or at If you have any questions 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
 Thank you, God, for meeting me in prayer and holding me close when I am afraid.
I read this in our devotional book. I remember when I was more afraid of coming to church than not going to church. That is one fear and thank God I know no longer have. Yet, there are so many people out there that are afraid. I know all of us has feared at one time or another. But for me was when I was immobilized by it. I would run in pure terror. I would come to church to worship and to pray. But sadly due to abuse it finally paralyzed me, Satan thought he had me in the palms of his hands. There are so many out there that feel the way I “did”. Praise God I found love and caring here. I no longer want to run away in fear of being hurt again. I want so much to reach those like myself; we have to let them know that what they are looking for is here. They don’t have to run in fear. They have to know there is no one who will hurt them. God is here and will take away their pain. So please join me in praying daily for those who are looking for what we have. I was given and am still being given love. Like a saying I hear a lot PAY IT FORWARD and that is what I am doing my best to do. God bless you all.
Mark Your Calendar

Friday, December 14
- 7:30pm Tulsa Oratorio Chorus Russian Choral Classics at Holy Family Cathedral

Sunday, December 16
- 3:00pm Tulsa Youth Opera Amahl & the Night Visitors at First Lutheran Church

Monday, December 24
- 6:00pm Christmas Eve worship
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.
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Weekly Calendar
S. December 9
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:45AM FELC Christmas luncheon

M. December 10
·7:30AM ELC

T. December 11
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library

W. December 12
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal

Th. December 13
·7:30AM ELC
·4-6PM Tulsa Youth Opera/Sanctuary
·5-10PM HCT Lindsey House/FH
·7:30PM New Life Church/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. December 14
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. December 15

S. December 16
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·3:00PM Tulsa Youth Opera/Sanctuary
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This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Mary Ann Hamilton to the glory of God and in honor of Julianna Springer's birthday.

The eternal candle for December is given by the Brightwells to the glory of God and in honor of the First Lutheran family.
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; Arrie Dann, Kelly, Becky; Jarrod, Willow (12.2) Simone Smith; Michael, the Cory Baker family (11.25) Anita & Woody, Cris & Bill, Janet, Karen; Phyllis, Janet, Pastor Rob (11.18) Chris Larson, Alicia Urban; Patricia Jones (11.11)

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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Phone: 918.582.0917
Mailing Address: 1244 South Utica Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74104

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