Bulletin – Sexagesima Sunday, February 24, 2019

PARISH CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 3

To Serve Christ and His People This Week

Today:                   7:00 p.m.      Voters’ Assembly/Annual Meeting

Tuesday:               10:00 a.m.      Winkel (Circuit Pastors’ Meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, Harrow)

7:00 p.m.      Church Council

Wednesday:           8:30 a.m.      Chapel Service (at FLCA)

Thursday:        4:30-5:45 p.m.      Confirmation Instruction

Next Sunday:          8:45 a.m.      German Worship

9:45 a.m.      Adult Bible Class & Sunday School

11:00 a.m.      English Worship/Holy Communion

GOD OPEN HIS WORD TO YOU this day … and open you to receive what He gives.  Visitor and friend, we’re really happy you have joined us!  Our ushers stand ready to help if you need anything while you are here.  If you have no church home here in the area, come see us again soon!

ATTENDANCE Sunday, February 17, 2019:  German Service, 26; English Service, 62; TOTAL, 88.  Adult Bible Class, 30.

SERVING TODAY:  (Acolytes) – Grace Johnson, Mirek Mulukajo

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY:  (Acolytes) – Sofia Floyd, Grace Johnson

INTERESTED IN A HYMNAL?  We plan to order copies of the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), the hymnal we use for our English services.  Would you like one (or more) to have at home for your family?  The cost is $40.00 (Canadian) per copy.  If you want in on this order, contact Cindy in the church office (519-256-2667) or by e-mail to cisrael@firstlutheranchurch.ca.

GOD GIVE HIS COMFORT to the Bierer family at the death of Erhard “Ed” Bierer very suddenly this past week.  We commend Elfriede, Ken, Rob, Doug, and all their loved ones to the Lord’s care in their grief.  The funeral service is set for this coming Tuesday, February 26, at 10 a.m. at the Families First Funeral Home on Dougall.  Visitation will be tomorrow (Monday) afternoon and evening.

WELCOME TO “PRE-LENT”!  You may remember we moved to the “Historic Series” of Sunday Bible readings at the beginning of Advent.  In keeping with that calendar (which you can find in the front of our Lutheran Service Book, pages xx-xxi), we’re now in the middle of three “pre-Lenten” Sundays.  Today’s Sexagesima Sunday is roughly 60 days before Easter.  Next week it’s Quinquagesima, 50 days before Easter.

VOTERS MEET TONIGHT:  The formal “Annual Meeting” of our congregation takes at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Reports are now available from pastoral staff, boards and working groups.  The Elders are also recommending adoption of a formal marriage policy as discussed at last year’s meetings.  Please set this time aside; we need members of our church family to be informed on details of the Lord’s work among us.

THE 2018 ANNUAL REPORT will be handed out at the Voters’ Meeting this evening.  If you are not able to attend tonight’s meeting, copies are available for you at the back of the church this morning.

2019 LENTEN DAILY DEVOTIONALS (People of the Passion), printed by Lutheran Hour Ministries, are available at the back of the church.  We also offer LARGE PRINT copies if needed.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK!  Children can join us every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Auditorium while the Adult Bible Class meets with Pastor Bugbee at the same time in the church.  Since our Sunday School was “out of action” for some months, can you help spread the word that we’re back?

ONE MORE ADULT HELPER is needed for the work we’re planning over the next months for junior youth gatherings.  Sharlene Procknow (of our Academy’s teaching faculty) heads this up, but needs an additional adult to assist, especially if an emergency would arise or if a large number of youth are present.  If you are open to this, you can reach her at:  flcjunioryouth@hotmail.com.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Not by Bread Alone” (John 6:  1-29) – There is a spiritual hunger beyond food that is expressed in food.  Jesus provides for both.  Hear this inspirational message by Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Ziegler on the Lutheran Hour, Sundays at 560AM (WRDT) at noon.  Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca.