Bulletin – The Feast of the Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (May 28 – June 3, 2018)

Tuesday:  9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.      East District Department for Outreach Meeting

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

Next Sunday:       8:45 a.m.      German Worship

9:45 a.m.      Adult Bible Class

11:00 a.m.      English Worship

GOD BLESS YOUR WORSHIP on this Lord’s Day.  We especially greet any visitors and guests who have joined us here in God’s House.  Feel free to sign our guestbook in the vestibule after worship, and do let our ushers know if you need help with anything while you’re here.  If you have no other church home in the area, come again soon!

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (May 20):  German Service, 31; English Service, 101; TOTAL, 132.  Adult Bible Class, 36

TODAY’S USHERS:  Rob Bierer, Jonathan Buller, Joshua Buller

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Evan Johnson, Dan Keech, Scott McLeod, Cuthbert Owenya

TODAY’S ACOLYTES:  Abigail McLeod, Kelly Owenya

NEXT SUNDAY’S ACOLYTES:  Grace Johnson, Ashley Verdonck

LET’S BRING A CHILDREN’S CHOIR BACK TO LIFE!  We’ve got a willing coordinator in the person of Hannah Garton, who is eager to see us resume choral work with any children, ages 3-10.  Practices could either be Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings after the Sunday School hour.  Would your kids like to join us?  Or do you know of someone you can encourage in this direction?  Contact the church office by phone (519-256-2667) or via e-mail (cisrael@firstlutheranchurch.ca).  What a glad thing this could be!

ASLEEP IN CHRIST:  John Braun, who died in the Lord on Tuesday, May 22nd, for whom a funeral service was conducted this past Friday in our church.  We commend our sister Frieda, and all who mourn her beloved husband’s passing, to God’s comfort.

ABOUT THE ATHANASIAN CREED:  In addition to the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds, which we recite in services throughout the year, the Christian church subscribes also to the Athanasian Creed.  We speak it today – from LSB Pages 319-320 – just after the Gospel.  Because the Athanasian Creed is a strong statement of faith in the Triune God, it’s fitting to confess it at least once a year on Trinity Sunday.  Note that the term “catholic” in this creed does not denote the Roman Catholic church, but the “universal” church, since “catholic” was an ancient term for “universal.”

SUNDAY SCHOOL RECESS AFTER TODAY:  As announced previously, our Sunday School program will go into summer recess after its classes today.  We owe a deep debt of thanks to Pastor Glenn and Debbie Stresman for picking up this assignment last fall during our vacancy.  They’ve laid a good foundation on which other leaders will build come this fall.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS / SUMMER WORSHIP PLANS:  Though Sunday School recesses after today, Pastor Bugbee’s Adult Bible Class plans to meet for another month through to June 24 at 9:45 a.m.  That class will then recess as we move to our summer worship schedule for 10 weeks beginning on Canada Day; German services will continue at 8:45 a.m., while English services move to 10 a.m. as of July 1.

INTERESTED IN A MEMBERSHIP CLASS?  We’ve heard from some folks lately interested in membership in our church, and we’d like to know if you … or someone you know … are open to that also.  Pastor Bugbee is hoping to put together a class to provide basis “catechesis” (Christian teaching) to prepare adults for membership in our congregation.  Be in touch sooner rather than later, so we can do our research and figure out what days and times would work best.  Call the church office about it (519-256-2667).

WORTHWHILE INTERNET RESOURCE:  Visit Issues, Etc. (http://issuesetc.org), a 2-hour daily show presenting all sorts of features:  Movie reviews from a Christian viewpoint, teaching on Biblical and Lutheran Reformation topics, and so on.  Prior podcasts can be accessed under the “Listen on Demand” section of the website.  A number of our members already visit this site regularly.  You may find the weekly episode, “Preparing for Sunday Morning” especially helpful, since it provides an overview of the appointed readings coming up for the coming Lord’s Day.  When you’re online, stop in and “see” them!

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Impossible” (Acts 2:  22-24) – Can death hold us?  Experience says, “Yes!”, the Apostle Peter says, “No.”  Today’s sermon talks about making possible that which can’t happen.  Listen to today’s Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus 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.

WALK FOR LIFE:  Windsor-Essex County Right to Life has set the annual 3km walkathon for Saturday, June 2.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m.  The event begins at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, 2555 Pulford Road.  More information is available by calling the Right to Life office (519-969-7555) or from the internet website (lifecollective.io/windsor).