Bulletin – The Baptism of Our Lord, January 7, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (January 8 – 14, 2018)

Monday:                                   FLCA Back to School

Tuesday:               7:00 p.m.      Elders

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

7:00 p.m.      Trustees

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

7:00 p.m.      English Choir

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

Sunday School (temporarily on hold)

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, December 31, 2017:  German Worship:  31, English Worship:  51

CONFIRMATION CLASS:  Please note Confirmation will resume this coming Thursday, January 11th at 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Please note Sunday School has been temporarily put on hold again due to the heat situation in the auditorium.  Even though there is some heat in that part of the building, it is not at its maximum output.  We will let you know as soon as possible when the situation has been fixed.

INSTALLATION OF REV. ROBERT BUGBEE:  The Installation service for Rev. Robert Bugbee has been set for Sunday, February 4th at 4:00 p.m.  Following the service, there will be a dinner and reception at the Serbian Centre, with dinner being served at 6:00 p.m.  The meal will cost $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 6 to 10 years, and children under 6 years are free.  For those who would like to sit in groups of eight, you may reserve a full table of eight by informing Cindy of your wishes.  Starting TODAY, please be sure to make your dinner reservations with Cindy.  Payment for the dinner will also begin TODAY!

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  The new boxes of offering envelopes for the year 2018 are still available at the back of the auditorium.  Please also help yourself to the 2018 church wall calendars, available for pickup at the same table.

2017 ANNUAL REPORT:  All groups are asked to submit their annual reports to the church secretary as soon as possible.  Thank you for helping us to complete this informative book.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The January to March edition of Portals of Prayer is still available.  Copies of this wonderful daily devotional book are available at the back of the church and in the church hallway.

THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN:  The latest edition of The Canadian Lutheran has arrived.  Please help yourself to a copy of this wonderful magazine at the back of the church.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Baptism of Our Lord” (Isaiah 60:  1-6) – Epiphany calls us to believe that the Light has come into the world.  A New Year’s message about confidence, if you’ll believe it!  Listen to today’s Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer 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.