Bulletin – The 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 23, 2017

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (July 24 – 30, 2017)

 Next Sunday:      10:00 a.m.      Joint 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, July 16, 2017:  German Worship:  37; English Worship:  87

TODAY’S USHERS:  Jonathan Buller, Joshua Buller, Javed Khan, Paul Taylor

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Rich Garton, Bryan Johnson, James Krestick, Cuthbert Owenya

TODAY’S GREETERS:  Murray & Cindy Israel

NEXT SUNDAY’S GREETERS:  Dan & Chris Keech

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The July to September edition of Portals of Prayer is still available.  Please help yourself to this wonderful daily devotional book, available at the back of the church and in the church hallway.

OFFICE HOURS:  Please note the secretary will be in the office this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  When necessary, please leave any messages on the voice mail system, as voice mail will be checked throughout the week.

HOLY BAPTISM:  Today in the English service, Luciano Vincenzo Bisogno, son of Andrew Bisogno and Adriana Giorgi will be reborn in Holy Baptism.  We pray that God will watch over Luciano, his parents, his godparents, and all his family and loved ones, and we pray that God will bless each of them as they celebrate this special day.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  The altar flowers were placed today by Mr. & Mrs. Frank and Karen Giorgi, to the glory of God and in thankfulness for the baptism of their dear grandson Luciano.  May God be with you and your family today and always.

INVITATION TO ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION:  Christ Lutheran Church in Sarnia invites everyone to the Ordination and Installation of their new pastor, Kirk Radford, next Sunday July 30th at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon.  Please keep their congregation in your prayers, along with their new Pastor as he prepares to lead their congregation.

NEW PASTOR’S INSTALLATION AT PEACE LUTHERAN:  The Installation of Peace Lutheran Church’s new Pastor has now been scheduled.  Rev. Leistico will be installed on Sunday, August 13th.  The service will take place at 4:30 p.m., with a dinner following the service at the Fogolar Furlan Club (doors open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.).  Tickets for the dinner are $25, and can be purchased by calling Peace Lutheran at 519-945-1344.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Overcoming This World’s Obstacles” (Romans 8:  18-25) – Despite all the world’s brokenness, God has something better in store for us, through Christ.  Listen to Speaker Rev. Greg Seltz 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.