First Evangelical Lutheran Church | January 21, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Check out the
Fund It or Fix It tree
in the Commons!
If you have the means, please take a heart to help out with needs around our building.
Peggy’s Ponderings
Oh God, as you worked through Jesus to still a storm, send your Holy Spirit to come and still the storms of life in our time, through Christ, Amen.

I might be taking this scripture wrong. I’ve read it several times. As I read it, it reminded me when I was so angry with God, when God didn’t rescue me from the storm I was going through. The sad part is that God was always there but, as usual, I buried my emotions so deep the only thing left was the anger I felt. No matter how I prayed, I couldn’t get past my feelings. I know now if I could go back to that time, with what I learned here, I would have handled things differently. I know it sounds crazy but once I could forgive myself for holding all that anger inside, I could finally forgive them. So I see now that God has stilled the storms around me. God hasn’t just calmed them, God calms the storms around all of us. As I sit still during our services I clear my mind and let God in. If there are storms around us; God calms them. I’m not perfect, I  unfortunately lose faith. There will always be storms but it is up to us to trust God and the Holy Spirit will be there to lead us out. Praise God.
God's Precious Children
Tuition Sponsorship Program
God’s Precious Children’s coordinator, Gary Winters, and his team are “Back in the Bush” in Liberia signing up students for tuition sponsorships for the upcoming school year.  GPC has gone high tech and you can see photos and read about their mission trip adventures via the following links:
(Click on the newsletters tab for previous “Back in the Bush” experiences)
You can also visit their new Facebook page for photos, videos and updates of the day:
God’s Precious Children thanks all of the sponsors for their support, prayers, and love!
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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, January 21
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- ELC closed
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.
Weekly Calendar
S. January 20
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Town-hall Mtg.
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·10:45AM Adult Bible Study/Library

M. January 21
MLK Jr. Day

·ELC closed

T. January 22
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

W. January 23
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:45PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal

Th. January 24
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Youth Room
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. January 25
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. January 26

S. January 27
Worship 9:30am

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

Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Melanie & Bill Schnell to the glory of God and in honor of Elaine Renning's 90th birthday & her life-long love of her Lord, Jesus Christ.

The eternal candle for January is given by Peggy Marcantel in loving memory of Jimmy Lee Poe, her big brother and protector.
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 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
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; Sue Fasnacht; Evan, Lisa, Susan; Janet, Raymond; George & Cathy Freeman; Angel Watts; Steven, Arrie; Beth, Phyllis, Jason; Cathy Helton; Ashley and her family, Cris & Bill; Jay McCaslin; David & Amanda Kosobud (1.6) our neighbors without homes, Pastor Rob (12.23) Cathy Helton; Colton, Garrett; Rev. Brian Moran; (12.16)
Sympathy to…
Joel Erickson and his family on the death of his father, John Erickson.
the John Ehrle family on the death of Rona Erickson’s Aunt Marylou.

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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