First Evangelical Lutheran Church | March 4, 2019
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office

Comfort Food Potluck
at Prince of Peace
March 5th at 6:00pm
Prince of Peace will be hosting First for a comfort food meal on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. We hope you’ll bring a dish to share and join in the Fellowship.
Ash Wednesday at
First Lutheran Church
March 6th at 12:15pm & 6:15pm

Wednesdays in Lent at
First Lutheran Church
March 13, 20, 27 & April 3,
10 at 6:15pm
Join us for Holden Prayer Around the Cross on Wednesday evenings in Lent.
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.
To our friends at First Lutheran,

Thank you for your help with the free community dinner at Grace United Methodist Church in West Tulsa. Grace is a tiny church with only about 12 active members but they have faithfully prepared a free dinner every month for many years. This is an opportunity to feed and fellowship with up to 70 members of their community each month.

In February, members of First and Servant's Table prepared sloppy joe's (30 lbs. of hamburger!), tater tots, green beans, brownies, and fried cherry pies for about 60 people. We not only served the food but we ate with the folks in attendance. There was food leftover for some folks to take home and enjoy another hot meal that week.

God's peace, your friends at Servant's Table

"For it is in giving that we receive."
-St. Francis of Assisi
The before dinner devotion at Grace. More people showed up and more tables had to be procured.
Lots of Manwich for the sloppy joes!
Peggy’s Ponderings
To Run or Not to Run
Running is good exercise. People jogging, kids running to catch a ball or running to catch a bus or running track at school. There is also another type of running and one I am very good at because I’ve had a lot of practice at it. I did it my first six services here. As soon as the Pastor quit preaching, I ran out the door. I was so afraid of commitment and being hurt again that I ran and I still do it. But one day, someone said to me, “Do you believe that running is the best way forward? Or is it a survival habit?” That has really stuck with me. I never thought of it that way. So when we feel we want to run away, ask yourself first why I am running, survival or habit? I finally stood my ground one day and faced it, instead of running, I feel so much better. I just wish I hadn’t waited seventy-two years to do it. But as they always say, better late than never.
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

Sunday, March 3
- 10:30am - Celebration of Kathie Schiermeister, soup & salad potluck/FH

Tuesday, March 5
- 6:00pm - Comfort food Potluck @ Prince of Peace

Wednesday, March 6 Ash Wednesday
- 12:15pm - Ash Wednesday worship
- 6:15pm - Ash Wednesday worship

Tuesday, March 12
- 6:15pm - Church Council/Library

Wednesday, March 13
- 6:15pm - Prayer Around the Cross/Sanctuary
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)
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. March 3 Transfiguration
Worship 9:30am

·8:25AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Kathie Schiermeister celebration lunch/FH

M. March 4
·7:30AM ELC

T. March 5
·7:30AM ELC
·6:00PM Comfort Food Potluck @ Prince of Peace
·7:30PM AA/Koinonia

W. March 6 Ash Wednesday
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·12:15PM Ash Wed. Worship
·6:15PM Ash Wed. Worship

·7:00PM Choir rehearsal

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

F. March 8
·7:30AM ELC

Sa. March 9

S. March 10
Worship 9:30am

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

Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Ed Wagner in loving memory of Carol on their 45th anniversary.

The eternal candle for March is given by Patrick Helton in loving memory of his grandparents. 
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.
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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; Rosemary Priest, Sue Fasnacht; 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) a request for stable, permanent employment (1.27) LeeAnn; Charles McMath; Cheryl Powell, Darline Smith; Rob Hill; Tammie Doyle; the Williams family (1.20)

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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