Bulletin – The 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 8, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events (July 9 – 15, 2018)

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

10:00 a.m.      English Worship

“COME TO ME,” says Jesus.  We thank God for everyone here who has answered that invitation and joined us for worship today.  Visitors, please let one of the ushers know if you need help with anything while you are here this morning.  If you live near here and have no church home in the area, come join us again soon!

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (July 1):  German Service, 31; English Service, 70; TOTAL, 101.

TODAY’S USHERS:  Joel Sands, Todd Sands, Paul Taylor

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Evan Johnson, Scott McLeod, Cuthbert Owenya, Rob Stark

READ THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN, the national magazine of Lutheran Church-Canada.  Copies of the latest edition are still available this morning at the back of the church.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSURES THIS WEEK:  Our church office will only be open this week, Tuesday to Friday, July 10-13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE!  The weekend of July 17-19, 2020, has tentatively been set for the “100th Anniversary Festival,” marking a century since our church was formally organized in the living room of a private home at 776 Windsor Avenue.  Broad outlines of plans for the celebration are emerging, and there’s a lot of “filling in” to be done … but, for now, please set the date aside and don’t make plans to be anywhere but here with us!

PASTOR BUGBEE WILL BE AWAY beginning this coming Friday, July 13, returning to the office Tuesday, July 24.  Pastor Glenn Stresman will handle emergencies during that time, and can be reached by calling the church office (519-256-2667), or his cell phone (519-566-0009).  Pastor Charles Schulz will be here to conduct both services next Sunday.

IN YOUR PERSONAL PRAYERS THIS SUMMER please keep naming these concerns—and others—before the Lord:

–           That He would bless the travels and leisure time of members of our church family away on personal holidays;

–           That aside from travel, God would put it into our hearts to be here in His House and at Christ’s Table on Sundays as often as possible;

–           That the Lord would bless our First Lutheran Christian Academy with a growing number of new students for the new school year, starting in September;

–           That God would deepen a growing number of our members through the daily spiritual discipline of reading Scripture and a prayer life at home.

PORTALS OF PRAYER, the daily devotional guide, is yours for the taking at the back of the church and also in the hallway outside the church proper.  The new issue runs from July to September.  These booklets provide a daily Bible reading with brief reflections, as well as guidance for your private prayers at home.  Try it out, especially if you’ve never done so before!

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES has advised us that the need for blood donors is acute during the summer season.  Their donor clinic is open Monday-Saturday at 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor.  A flyer detailing hours of operation is on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the pastor’s office door.  This is a valuable service you can provide for our community if you feel moved to do it; the supply is such that most donations are used within just a few days’ time.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Sufficiency” (2 Corinthians 12:  9) – In a world of pain and violence, people ask,  “Why doesn’t God do something?”  Pastor Ken Klaus answers, “He has.” Listen to today’s 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.