First Evangelical Lutheran Church | November 12, 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).
Tulsa Youth Opera presents...
Amahl & the Night Visitors
Sunday matinee, December 16
First Lutheran Church
Peggy’s Ponderings
Sometimes I struggle for ideas to write about. So I had an idea. Why don’t I ask all of you if you have an idea for me to write? I will keep your name out of it. There were times I wanted so badly to have someone to talk to, when I was looking for an answer. I am sure I am not the only person to have had problems. If you just have a question, write it down and I will see if I can help. I like helping people when I can. I have really been blessed since I came here. If I can give back, I would love to do so. You all are so special to me, you have no idea just how much. All of you have welcomed me when no one else did. I really love talking to people. So I am here if you have any ideas. Your sister in Christ!
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Saturday, November 17
- Private event/Fellowship Hall

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

Tuesday, November 27
- 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.
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; 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) Debra Lamb, Kamika Bell, Elyce Harris, Denise Graham, James Lowe, William Graham; Helen McCaslin; Goose & the Wilson family; Teresa DeSirey (10.14)

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.
Weekly Calendar
S. November 11
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
M. November 12
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM NA/FH
T. November 13
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library
W. November 14
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal
Th. November 15
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM NA/FH
·7:30PM New Life Church/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Library
F. November 16
·7:30AM ELC
Sa. November 17
·2-7PM Private Event/FH
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
Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God.

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

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

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