Bulletin – The Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (April 29 – May 6, 2018)

 Today: between the services     Continental Breakfast & Brief Voters’ Assembly

Tuesday:               7:00 p.m.      Elders

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

Thursday:             7:00 p.m.      English Choir

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

9:45-10:45 a.m.      Sunday School

11:00 a.m.      English Worship/Holy Communion

WE WELCOME YOU ALL, visitor and member alike, in the Name of the risen Jesus.  Visitors and guests, it’s a joy to have you with us today.  Do not hesitate to speak to one of our ushers if you need help with anything while you are here, and sign our guestbook in the vestibule as a record of your visit.  Come again soon!

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (April 22):  German Service, 40; English Service, 94; TOTAL, 134.  Adult Bible Class, 49.

TODAY’S USHERS:  Rich Garton, Bryan Johnson, Gerry Skillings

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Jonathan Buller, Joshua Buller, Ben Eberhard, Javed Khan

NEXT SUNDAY’S ACOLYTES:  Abigail McLeod, Kelly Owenya

E-MAIL UPDATES FROM LUTHERAN CHURCH-CANADA can come to your inbox if you let them know you’d appreciate them.  Go to http://bit.do/canluth and use the subscription page as indicated by providing your name and e-mail address.  This will keep you current with stories like the recent tragedy in Humboldt, LCC restructuring, movie reviews, and notices that sometimes don’t get into the print edition of The Canadian Lutheran.  Try it out!

ASLEEP IN CHRIST:  Carl Popkey, who died in the Lord on Friday, April 20th at the age of 93 years.  His body received a Christian burial after services this past Wednesday.  Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believed in Me will live, even though he dies” (John 11:25).  God give comfort to Carl’s sorrowing loved ones.

“FIFTH SUNDAY BRUNCH” AND BRIEF VOTERS’ MEETING take place today at 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium.  The voters’ agenda is short, and we hope you’ll join us and use the time to connect with people you haven’t visited with for a while.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND ADULT BIBLE CLASS ARE RECESSED this morning because of the fellowship brunch happening between the two morning services.  They’ll be back on their regular schedule next Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE is set for Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. in our church.  This marks the close of the 40 days of Easter.  It’s an important day on the Christian calendar, though overlooked by many people.  We do hope you’ll be there to celebrate it with us!  We’ve invited members of Peace and Gethsemane to join us that evening also.

GERMAN SERVICES WILL CONTINUE year-round, as resolved recently by our Board of Elders.  When the summer schedule begins, we will move the English service to 10:00 a.m. while Sunday School and Bible classes are on break.  However, the 8:45 a.m. Service will continue throughout July and August.  We mention this already now to give you a “heads up”!

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!

LATEST EDITION OF THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN, the national magazine of Lutheran Church-Canada, is still yours for the taking at the back of the church.  Among other things, they’ve got a piece on Pastor Bugbee’s farewell in Winnipeg (Page 26) and his installation here in Windsor (Page 30).  There’s also a story on the new LCC Board of Directors, including Suzanne Eberhard (Page 17).  Suzanne is the first rostered deacon in Synod’s history to serve in this capacity.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “The Answer to Unhappiness” (Acts 8:  26-40) – What do you really want?  What does your heart yearn for most?  A blogger recently asked her readers the question:  “If you could say in one word what you want more of in life, what would that be?”  Can you guess the number one answer?  It was happiness.  Listen to today’s Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Mike Newman 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.