Bulletin – The 18th Sunday after Pentecost, September 23, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (September 23 – 30, 2018)

Sunday-Saturday:    Pastor Bugbee attending the International Lutheran Council in Antwerp, Belgium

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

6:00 p.m.      Church Clean-Up (All are welcome!)

Thursday:    (No Confirmation Class)

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

9:45 a.m.      Continental Breakfast

11:00 a.m.      English Worship

7:00 p.m.    Voters’ Assembly

IF YOU ARE VISITING HERE TODAY, please know we’re glad you have come.  We exist as a family of believers gathered around the promises of Jesus Christ.  Your presence is a real encouragement!  If you need help with anything, speak to one of the ushers.  As you leave the church, there’s a guestbook in the vestibule just off to your right … sign it as a reminder of your visit!  Come again soon if you can.

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (September 16):  German Service, 32; English Service, 85; TOTAL, 117. Adult Bible Class, 42.

TODAY’S USHERS:  Dan Keech, James Krestick, Francisco Moro, Jordan Sands

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Jeff Laszewski, Joel Sands, Todd Sands, Paul Taylor

PASTOR AWAY THIS WEEK; BACK NEXT SUNDAY:  As a member of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) Executive Committee, Pastor Bugbee hurries to Windsor airport after worship today to fly to the ILC World Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.  So he’s out of the office this week, but plans to return late Saturday in time for next Sunday’s services.   (By the way, the ILC is an association of Biblically-grounded churches around the world to which our Lutheran Church-Canada belongs.  For more information on ILC programs and news, visit www.ilc-online.org on the internet.)

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF CALL MEETING:  Next Sunday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m., the Church Council advises that our regular Voters’ Assembly will also have the character of a call meeting, since they are prepared to make a recommendation on the matter of potentially calling a part-time assistant to our pastor.  The Voters may choose to adopt their recommendation—or to set it aside—but Voters need to be formally advised in advance that this business item is coming.

COME HELP US CLEAN UP around the church this coming Wednesday, September 26, starting at 6:00 p.m.  We’ve got a number of projects here in God’s House, and our Trustees are hoping many of you can come join us.  Speak to any of the Trustees if you have questions, or call the church office.

OUR NEXT “FIFTH SUNDAY BRUNCH” is set for next week, Sunday, September 30, starting around 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium.  Classes are in recess that morning, but we’re hoping all members—from both services—will come and spend time together, even with folks from the “other service” you don’t often visit with.

PORTALS OF PRAYER, the daily prayer and devotional guide, is yours for the taking at the back of the church and in the hallway leading to the offices.  The latest issue covers the period from October-December.

THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN, the national magazine of Lutheran Church—Canada, is yours for the taking on a chair in the vestibule on the way out of church today … in case you didn’t already get a copy last week.  There’s a very thought-provoking article on Pages 6-8 entitled, “Lutherans and the Benedict Option,” for these times when the Christian faith is being discarded by large segments of our society.

THE INTERNATIONAL LIFE CHAIN, sponsored by Windsor-Essex Right to Life will take place next Sunday, September 30th on the sidewalk along Tecumseh Rd. East in front of Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus.  The Life Chain will be held between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., and involves holding signs to show your public witness against abortion.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call their office at 519-969-7555.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Come, Lord Jesus” (Exodus 16) – In a classic message from 1998, Dr. Dale Meyer explains how a common table prayer reminds us of our dependence upon God and His gifts.  Listen to today’s Lutheran Hour on Sunday mornings at 560AM (WRDT) at noon.  Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca.