Bulletin – The 8th Sunday after Pentecost, July 30, 2017

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (July 31 – August 6, 2017)

 Today:                  4:00 p.m.      Ordination and Installation of Kirk Radford at Christ Lutheran Church, Sarnia

Next Sunday:      10:00 a.m.      Joint Worship/Holy Communion

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 23, 2017:  German Worship:  31; English Worship:  120

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

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Chris Anderson, Russ Anderson, Rob Bierer, Jeff Laszewski

TODAY’S GREETERS:  Dan & Chris Keech

NEXT SUNDAY’S GREETERS:  Sharon Loiselle & Mike Loiselle

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, 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.

PASTOR STRESMAN:  Please note that Pastor Stresman will be out of the office until Wednesday, August 9th.  In case of an emergency requiring a Pastor, please contact the church office and leave a voice mail if necessary.  The secretary’s voice mail will be checked on a regular basis.

CALL TO BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Pastor Azevedo accepted the call to serve Bethel Lutheran Church (Kitchener) as German language/Assistant Pastor/Part time.  He will start there at the end of October.  Please pray for Pastor Azevedo and the Kitchener congregation as he prepares to serve the German-speaking Lutherans there.

NEW PASTOR’S INSTALLATION AT PEACE LUTHERAN:  Rev. Leistico, Peace Lutheran Church’s new Pastor 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.).  Adult tickets for the dinner are $25, children 4-12 years old are $15 (children under 4 are free), and can be purchased in our church office.  The deadline to purchase dinner tickets is next Sunday, August 6th.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Confidence to Face Whatever Comes Our Way” (Romans 8:  28-39) – No matter what life throws our way, God promises that His eternal purposes can never be thwarted.  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.