First Evangelical Lutheran Church | January 28, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
New First Lutheran
office procedures
beginning 2/1/19
New office hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-2pm

If you contact the church office outside of these hours by email ( or phone (918.582.0917), please allow at least 24 hours for a response. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Rob Martin at 918.924.5217.
Because of these decreased hours the church office requests that if you have any additions or changes for the weekly newsletter, calendar, or worship assistant schedule that you contact the office by WEDNESDAY of each week.
A Note from Servant’s Table:

As you all know, one of the main components of Servant’s Table mission is using most of our offering to help others. In doing that, ST has always set aside some money for personal emergency situations. Like this one.  Servant’s Table is offering up to six $50 Walmart cards for those that are struggling during the government shutdown. If someone in your congregation is a federal worker or someone that you know personally is a federal worker and struggling to make ends meet, please let us know. 

We are counting on you all to help us vet the people that actually need the cards. We are NOT using some sort of qualification application or anything. We just want to quickly help folks right now because we know this is tough for a lot of families. 

If you would like to donate money to give out more cards, should the need arise, let us know!! We’d love to find more people to give out cards to! Contact Laura Bunch or Servant’s Table at:
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.
The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Studtmann retired Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod Bishop who served several Tulsa area congregations as an interim pastor will be celebrating his 90th birthday on February 12, 2019. His family would like to invite you to send cards to his mailing address:
11503 E. 103rd Street N.
Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055
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!
Peggy’s Ponderings
TW: Suicide

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. - Rev. 21:4
We all know what pain is. As children we have stubbed our toes, got splinters, fell off our bikes or fell and scraped our knees and elbows. Our mom would clean the wounds, put on medicine, then a bandage and off we would go. As we got older we found there were other types of pain, the pain of losing a loved one - your spouse, a  child or parent, a friend or a relative. Then there is another pain, a pain to your heart and I don’t mean a heart attack. A pain so deep from someone you trust with your spiritual life. You feel the pain of betrayal. Your pain is so deep that you give up on God and life. You can’t trust any more and feel you can’t go on. You want to go to sleep and never wake up, so you take a handful of pills and go to sleep so you never have to cry or feel pain again. But God has plans for you, God sends someone to save your life. Maybe you gave up on life but God hasn’t given up on you. God led me here. God took away my pain, my anger, and so much more. So never give up on God. Sometimes God works in mysterious ways, I certainly found that out. “Look up, never down.” God bless you all.
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Mark Your Calendar

Friday & Saturday, February 8 & 9
- Encounter Women’s Retreat/Camp Lutherhoma

Sunday, February 17
- 10:45am - Town-hall meeting

Tuesday, February 26
- 6:30pm - Men’s Club
- 6:30pm - Women’s Group REFIT class/FH
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. January 27
Worship 9:30am

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

M. January 28
·7:30AM ELC

T. January 29
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

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

Th. January 31
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM New Life Church/Youth Room
·7:30PM AA/Library

F. February 1
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM House Church/FH

Sa. February 2

S. February 3
Worship 9:30am

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

Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Peter & Stephen Williams to the glory of God and in honor of their Dad's birthday.

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
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; Janet, LeeAnn; Charles McMath; Cheryl Powell, Darline Smith; Rob Hill; Tammie Doyle; the Williams family (1.20) 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)
Sympathy to…
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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