First Evangelical Lutheran Church | October 8, 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
Blue & Gold sausage orders arrive on Wednesday, October 10th! Please visit the ELC between noon & 5:30pm to pick-up your order!
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.
OCTOBER 13, 2018

7:30am Breakfast at Panera on 15th St.
8:30am Yard-work begins
Bring tools from home and lend a hand!
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.
Peggy’s Ponderings
 "Who is God to You"

I think if we all set at down and wrote who God is to us, we would all say something different. I am reading a book right now that is how some people see God in different ways. It got me thinking about the different images I have had through the years. When I was very young I thought every time they had an altar call I would go down to the altar and repent. I was told if I didn’t, if anything happened to me, I would goes straight to hell. I never thought I was bad but I wouldn’t take a chance. As I look back now, they scared the hell out of me. As I got older and saw different ministers come and go, we were taught if we made fun of anyone who had a physical ailment, God would eventually curse us with their ailment. How gullible can we get? As I got a lot older, I just accepted the fact that God just tolerated me. If nothing went right then God just turned God’s back on us. I was being punished but I never understood why. But praise God, I know the truth now. It’s been a rocky uphill climb. But with a lot of help and love, I finally found the way. I am not perfect but are any of us? As long as we put God first in our lives that is what is important. I always thought I had to be worthy to even take communion. But I continually put God first, love everyone, and live the best I can. Thank you, Lord!
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. These photos will be shared on a table display for All Saints Sunday. 
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Saturday, October 13
- 7:30am - Breakfast at Panera on Cherry St.
- 8:30am - Yard clean-up at FELC
- Oaks Indian Mission Golf Scramble

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

Sunday, October 21
- School & Teacher appreciation Sunday

Sunday, November 11
- Congregational meeting
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 7
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Bible Study/Library

M. October 8
·7:30AM ELC

T. October 9
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library

W. October 10
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·12-5PM Blue & Gold Pick-up
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal

Th. October 11
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. October 12
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. October 13
·7:30AM Breakfast/Panera
·8:30AM Yard clean-up at Church
·Oaks Golf Scramble

S. October 14
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Bible Study/Library
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·1:30-2:30PM Messiah
Soloist Try-outs
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This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Bill & Melanie Schnell to the glory of God.

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; 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)
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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