Bulletin – The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, November 4, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (November 5 – 11, 2018)

Tuesday:               7:00 p.m.      Elders

Wednesday:                             (No Chapel Service at FLCA)

Thursday:     4:30-5:45 p.m.      Confirmation Instruction

7:00 p.m.      English Choir

Friday:                10:30 a.m.      Remembrance Day Assembly (at FLCA)

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

9:45 a.m.      Adult Bible Class

11:00 a.m.      English Worship

(Ladies Offering for LWMLC in both services)

TO VISITORS AND GUESTS:  We’re glad you came to share the worship of this day, and ask God to use the Good News of Christ to help you in every needed way.  Speak to one of the ushers if you need help with anything while you are here.  Come again soon if you have no church home in the area!

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (October 28):  German Service, 29; English Service, 85; TOTAL, 114; Adult Bible Class:  40.

TODAY’S USHERS:  Jeff Laszewski, Cuthbert Owenya, Todd Sands, Paul Taylor

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Scott McLeod, Jordan Sands, Rob Stark

TODAY’S ACOLYTES:  Abigail McLeod, Kelly Owenya

TODAY WE REMEMBER those from our church family – 13 names in all – who departed this life since All Saints’ Sunday in 2017.  Though they are gone from our sight, we rejoice in God’s promise that they dwell in His presence … and we thank Him for the ways their involvement in our congregation is still benefiting us today.

WOMEN FROM OUR CHURCH FAMILY are invited to the altar next Sunday, November 11, to present a special annual offering to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC).  This goes to support mission projects worldwide, and we encourage our women to consider bringing a gift.  (A note about the former “mite boxes”:  These are not used anymore, but special offering envelopes are available at the back of the church … take one home and use it next Sunday!)

MARK DECEMBER 16 ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW:  It promises to be a big day!  On that Third Sunday in Advent at 4:00 p.m., we will install Dr. Wilhelm Torgerson as a part-time Assistant Pastor in retirement here.  Afterward we’re planning a big potluck dinner and congregational Advent celebration.  We’re eager to have everybody there … set the time aside now, December 16 at 4 p.m.!

HELP CLEAN OUR CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS!  We’re seeking volunteers to help us on Saturday, November 17, at 9:30 a.m., so we can get God’s House to look its “spiffy best” for Advent, Pastor Torgerson’s installation, and Christmas.  Can you lend a hand?  Gloves are provided, but bring a bucket with you from home!  A good number of workers will lighten the workload for all of us!

INVITATION FROM GETHSEMANE:  Our friends at Gethsemane Lutheran Church invite you to a Fellowship Supper, set for this Saturday, November 10, from 4-7 p.m.  The buffet includes chicken, penne, salad, rolls and butter, pies and beverages.  Tickets are $15 (adults); $10 (youth ages 8-15); $5 (children 7 and under); with age 2 and under eating free.  Call Ann (519-978-2479) for reservations!  The dinner will be at their church, 1921 Cabana Road West.

INVITATION FOR OUR YOUTH:  Peace Lutheran Church’s Youth Group has invited our youth (grades 7 to 12) to their upcoming youth event on Friday, November 16th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  They will be having a devotion followed by nerf games (please bring along your own nerf gun if you have one).  Snacks will also be provided.  If you have any further questions, please call the Peace Lutheran Church office at 519-945-1344.  The event will take place at their church, 1985 Rossini Blvd.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “The Problem of Heaven” (Revelation 7:  9-18) – What if we get to heaven – and we don’t like it?  Listen to the Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler on Sundays at 560AM (WRDT) at noon.  Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca.