First Evangelical Lutheran Church | March 18, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Prayer Around the Cross: Christ Our Peace
Wednesdays in Lent

First Lutheran Church
House Church Tulsa

March 20, 27  & April 3, 10
at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall

A time of prayer and meditation focused on:
  • Those trying to cross dangerous borders or barriers  (March 20)
  • Those scattered, dispersed or separated  (March 27)
  • Those working to break barriers or end divisions  (April 3)
  • The unity & reconciliation of all  (April 10)
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.
Pie Party
Our intrepid and INCREDIBLY charming office administrator, Christina Williams, who also happens to be VERY modest, has left us for a new career field. A celebration of pie and coffee will follow worship on Sunday, March 24th. We hope you’ll join us! We also hope she’ll join us and MAYBE, just maybe, not sit in the back pew.
She definitely didn’t write this.
Peggy’s Ponderings

  I'm Sorry
Two simple words, two words I have overused all my life. Yes, I said overused. When you step on someone’s foot or accidentally bumping into someone, or giving condolences to someone over the loss of a family member, ‘I’m sorry’ is very acceptable. But, for me, I seem to use them almost daily, it came to be a habit. All my life I was saying I’m sorry for things I was accused of. When I was being mistreated I would be the one saying I’m sorry. It finally ended with I’m sorry, to make sure I did not offend anymore. One thing I am learning, finally, in these last days, is to stand up for myself. I don’t have to say I’m sorry for something I didn’t do. I’m seventy-two and I am always cowering down when I am the one being hurt. But I have God on my side now. I will apologize if I was truly in the wrong but I will not apologize for defending myself. No one should, be proud of yourself, be who you are and respectful to others and you can’t fail. God bless you all and always remember, God always loves us, no matter who we are!!!
First Lutheran Church in Tulsa, OK is looking for a part-time (20-25 hrs/week) Office Administrator to coordinate the daily operations of the church office and building. Tasks include, but are not limited to, preparation of worship bulletins, assisting ministry staff, coordinating building vendors, overseeing office equipment and supplies, and a variety of other church office tasks. For a detailed position description, email Council President, Lisa Ohlde at 
No phone calls to the church regarding this position, please.
Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, March 20
- 6:15pm - Prayer Around the Cross/Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, March 27
- 6:15pm - Prayer Around the Cross/Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, April 3
- 6:15pm - Prayer Around the Cross/Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, April 10
- 6:15pm - Prayer Around the Cross/Fellowship Hall

Sunday, April 14
- Palm Sunday

Thursday, April 18
- Maundy Thursday Worship

Friday, April 19
- Good Friday Tenebrae

Sunday, April 21
- Easter Sunday

Tuesday, April 23
- 6:00pm - Women’s Group REFIT ® demo class

Sunday, May 19
- Congregational Meeting
Women’s Group
REFIT(r) Demo Class Rescheduled
for Tuesday, April 23rd 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 know more?
Check out the REFIT® website:
Or check out videos on the YouTube REFIT® channel (search Refitrev)
Weekly Calendar

S. March 17
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM HCT/FH
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library

M. March 18
·7:30AM ELC

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

W. March 20
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:15PM Midweek Lent/FH
·7:00PM Choir rehearsal

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

F. March 22
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. March 23

S. March 24
Worship 9:30am
·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM HCT/FH
·10:30AM Pie reception/Commons
Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by George & Cathy Otey to the glory of God and in honor of their family's March birthdays; Casimir, Laura, Bobby, & Curtis.

The eternal candle for March is given by Patrick Helton in loving memory of his grandparents. 
Rev. Robert P. Martin

Office Administrator
Currently Hiring

Director of Music
Catherine Conger

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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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.
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; Cris, Bill; Rob Hill; Evan; Linda Gruse; Rebecca Hamilton; Jacob DeBuhr, Cheryl Powell; Steve Steib’ Ron Carlson, Alan Barret (3.10)Jason; the Little John family, baby Collins (3.6) Sue Fasnacht, Rosemary Priest; Doyle & Lacey, Larry (2.24) Janet; Debra Lowe; 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)

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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