First Evangelical Lutheran Church | November 5, 2018
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Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Remember to send your
Prayer & Pastoral Care requests
to the Church Office
Annual Congregational Budget Meeting
Sunday, November 11th
Following Worship
Band-Aid Drive
November 1 - November 30

Throughout the month of November, we’ll be collecting bandages of all shapes & sizes! Please leave these items in the cart in the Commons.
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).
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.
Peggy’s Ponderings
What More Do We Need?
As I am getting older, I realize how little I really need. I grew up in a rundown house with an outhouse in the back. One space heater in the living room. I slept on the couch in the living room the first sixteen years of my life. That was the only thing I knew. My dream was one day to live in my own house, but it never happened. But now I am ok with it. I own a mobile home which is paid for and I am okay with that. I have an ‘02 car, it’s not much but it’s paid for. As I am getting older, I ask myself do I really need all this stuff? I have boxes  in my closet that I don’t even know what’s in them. So, I have started getting rid of it. I don’t need all these things anymore. What I need now is to get closer to God. For me I feel sometimes I put more value on things instead of what is more important and that is God. Of course we need the necessities of life. But when we put things before God, then we become the losers. I always worried about what I didn’t have, that I didn’t see what I had. I used to get upset because I didn’t have a nice home or a new car. But what I have now is better than silver or gold. I have Christ in my life. I have a beautiful home waiting for me, all bought and paid for. I have a church family that cares about me. So I have a roof over my head, food on the table, enough money to pay my bills. So what else do I need? As I have always heard, You can’t take it with you, so why would I want all that? It’s time we put more emphasis on God and others and less on things!!!
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Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, November 6
- Midterm Elections - GO VOTE!
- 6:00pm - Council Mtg.

Saturday, November 10
- Private event/Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 11
- Congregational meeting
- 2-4pm - Messiah rehearsal

Saturday, November 17
- Private event/Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 18
- 2-4pm - Messiah rehearsal
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.
Did you know that you can donate to First Lutheran every time you shop on Amazon? With AmazonSmile every purchase donates 0.5% of the purchase price back to First Lutheran Church.
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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. November 4
Worship 9:30am
All Saints Sunday

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM Bible Study/Library
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
M. November 5
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM NA/FH
T. November 6 VOTING Day
·7:30AM ELC
·7:30PM AA/Library
W. November 7
·7:30AM ELC
·9:30AM Cluster 5 sewing circle @ Joy
·6:30PM Choir rehearsal
·8:00PM Bell choir rehearsal
Th. November 8
·7:30AM ELC
·6:30PM NA/FH
·7:30PM New Life Church/Sanctuary
·7:30PM AA/Library
F. November 9
·7:30AM ELC
Sa. November 10
·12-5PM Private Event/FH
S. November 11
Worship 9:30am

·8:50AM Music Rehearsal
·10:30AM House Church/FH
·2-4PM Messiah rehearsal
Click Here for the Church Calendar
This Sunday’s altar flowers are given by Joel & Rona Erickson to the glory of God and in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary.

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
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; Chris Larson; Jacob DeBuhr; Kathie Irwin & Caitlan Tackett; Cris & Bill; 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) Larry; Steve Levy; Williams & Toni Bolt; Kathy Seymour; Cordell (10.7)

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.

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