Bulletin – The 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 1, 2017

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (October 2 – 8, 2017)

Tuesday:               7:00 p.m.      Elders

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

Thursday:     4:30-6:00 p.m.      Confirmation Instruction

7:00 p.m.      English Choir

Next Sunday:                           Thanksgiving

8:45 a.m.      German Worship/Holy Communion

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

11:00 a.m.      English Worship

WELCOME: We welcome you this morning to worship at First Lutheran Church.  Please take a minute to introduce yourself to the Pastor and sign our Guest Book.  If you need any assistance, please approach one of the ushers.  We sincerely hope that you will return to worship with us again soon.

ATTENDANCE: Sunday, September 24, 2017:  German Worship:  31, English Worship:  120

TODAY’S USHERS:  Dan Keech, Dan Pflanzner, Jordan Sands, Todd Sands

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Mike Loiselle, Francisco Moro, Gerry Skillings, Robert Stark

TODAY’S GREETERS:  Frank & Karen Giorgi

NEXT SUNDAY’S GREETERS:  Jeff & Lori Laszewski

TODAY’S ACOLYTES:  Julia Moro, Ashley Verdonck

NEXT SUNDAY’S ACOLYTES:  Grace Johnson, Abigail McLeod

ADULT BIBLE CLASS:  Please note the Adult Bible Class begins this morning at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Please join us!  We will be enjoying a series of videos on the Reformation.

THE REFORMATION:  A new book has been released with many informative facts, illustrations, portraits, maps and other visual highlights of the Reformation, as we prepare to celebrate its 500th Anniversary.  The Reformation is available from Concordia Publishing House, and can be purchased at a reduced price of $24.99 (U.S. funds) by signing up on the poster outside of Pastor’s office.  The reduced price offer will end on October 16th.  A small sampler of the book is available in the church office if you would like to review it.

INTERNATIONAL LIFE CHAIN:  Windsor Essex Right to Life would like to invite you to this year’s International Life Chain.  The event takes place today, meeting in front of Windsor Regional Hospital (Met Campus) on the sidewalk along Tecumseh Rd. East, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

BALLOON UPDATE:  We have received word that one of our Sunday School balloons made it all the way to Grosse Pointe Park in Michigan.  What a wonderful feeling to know that someone found the balloon with the note telling them that Jesus loves them!

PORTALS OF PRAYERS:  The October to December edition of Portals of Prayer has arrived.  Please help yourself to this wonderful daily devotional book, available at the back of the church and in the hallway.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “The Latest Polls” (Matthew 21:  18-21 and Luke 23:  23-25) – Believing the latest public opinion poll is not the same thing as believing the truth.  Listen to Speaker Emeritus Rev. Ken Klaus on The Lutheran Hour on Sunday mornings at 1130AM at 6:30 a.m., 1600AM at 9:00 a.m., or 560AM at noon.  Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca.

SPECIAL LUTHERAN HOUR ON OCT. 8TH“Thanksgiving is Today” (Psalm 95:  1-7) – Next Sunday there will be a special Canadian Thanksgiving Special Message presented by LCC President Rev. Robert Bugbee – Why would this be, that Thanksgiving is always in place?  How could this possibly be, since your life right now may not look anything like that old Norman Rockwell picture with a big happy family glad to be gathered around a huge feast? Listen to The Lutheran Hour on Sunday mornings at 1130AM at 6:30 a.m., 1600AM at 9:00 a.m., or 560AM at noon.  Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca.

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Upcoming Reformation Events

Concert – Saturday, October 14—Grace Lutheran Church, Kitchener

Music from Bach and Mendelssohn performed by the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

Movie – “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World”,

          Thursday, October 26

Lambton Mall Galaxy Cinema, Sarnia, ON, 7:00 p.m. (tickets may be purchased in advance)