Bulletin – The First Sunday after Christmas, December 31, 2017

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (December 31, 2017 – January 7, 2018)

Today: between the services     Continental Breakfast

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

9:45-10:45 a.m.      Sunday School

11:00 a.m.      English 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.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017:  Mid-Week Advent Service:  25

Sunday, December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve):  German Worship:  49, English Worship:  175

Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day):  Joint Worship:  22

TODAY’S USHERS:  Bryan Johnson, Javed Khan, Scott McLeod, Francisco Moro

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES January 7thPlease note Sunday School will resume next Sunday, January 7th at 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium.  We hope to see you there!

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:  “Children of Promise” (Galatians 4:  4-7) – Our identity as God’s children encourages us to live in His grace, to embrace the freedom Jesus won, and to resist the ways of the world that strive to keep us captive.  Listen to today’s Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Dr. Tony Cook 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.

THANK YOU PASTOR POLLEX:  We would like to extend a huge thank you to Pastor Pollex for bringing us the Word of God in both services this morning, and also for many Sundays over the last few months.  We are truly blessed and thankful for your willingness to help our congregation, even on those days when the weather wasn’t very co-operative for you to drive to Windsor.  We have enjoyed having you among us, and we have also enjoyed spending time with your wife Ardith.  We hope to see you again soon in the near future!  May God bless you both.

2017 INCOME TAX CREDIT:  Please note that all offerings received after today’s date will be credited for the new year of 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact the church secretary.

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 next Sunday, please be sure to make your dinner reservations with Cindy and payment for the dinner will also begin to be collected next Sunday!

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  The new boxes of offering envelopes for the upcoming year are now 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.