Bulletin – The Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (April 23 – 29, 2018)

Tuesday:               7:00 p.m.      Church Council

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

Friday:         6:30-8:00 p.m.      Junior Youth at FLCA (“Minute to Win It”)

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

9:45 a.m.      Continental Breakfast & a brief

                                Voters’ Meeting

11:00 a.m.      English Worship

No Sunday School, No Bible Class

VISITOR AND FRIEND, we exist here as a believing family gathered around the promises of Jesus Christ.  Your presence today is a real encouragement!  Let one of our ushers know if you need help with anything as you visit here this morning.  Sign our guestbook in the vestibule on your way out after the service.  If you have no church home in the area, join us again soon!

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (April 15):

German Service, 28; English Service, 74; TOTAL, 102.  Adult Bible Class, 38.

TODAY’S USHERS:  Chris Anderson, Russ Anderson, Rob Bierer, Jeff Laszewski

NEXT SUNDAY’S USHERS:  Rich Garton, Bryan Johnson, Gerry Skillings

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ASLEEP IN CHRIST:  Sigfrid Krehling, who died in the Lord on Monday, April 16th at the age of 89 years.  His body received a Christian burial after services this past Saturday.  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 Sigfrid’s sorrowing loved ones.

“FIFTH SUNDAY” BRUNCH AND BRIEF VOTERS’ MEETING take place next Sunday, April 29, at 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium.  We hope people from both services will join us for a light breakfast, and we also will have a brief special voters’ meeting to handle a few business items from Synod and District.  It really does matter to us to have you there!  You may recall these brunches are happening whenever there is a fifth Sunday in a given month; they replace the former combined service followed by a potluck.

JUNIOR YOUTH MEET THIS WEEK on Friday, April 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Christian Academy for a “Minute to Win It” activity night.  Can you let Sharlene Procknow or Jessica Kouvelas know if you’ll come?  That way we’ll have plenty of supplies!

ADULT CLASS EASTER-SEASON STUDY on The Great Resurrection Chapter (1 Corinthians 15) continues on Sundays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the church.  We take a one-week break next Sunday due to the brunch and brief voters’ meeting, but otherwise are anxious to have many of you take part.

A FUNDRAISER is being held to help Jeff and Holly Sinclair and family, as they continue to deal with the many aspects surrounding their three year old son McLean, who is recovering from recent brain surgery.   A pasta dinner will be held at Average Joe’s Sports Bar (1286 Lauzon Rd.) this Saturday, April 28th between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 8 years, with all profits going to help the Sinclair‘s with their extra expenses.  Tickets can be purchased from the church secretary or by email at prayersformcleansinclair@gmail.com or facebook.com/McLeanSinclair.  Please contact the church office if you would like further donation options.

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!

THE LATEST EDITION OF THE CANADIAN LUTHERAN will be handed out after both services this morning.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “What’s in a Name?”  We live in a disposable age.  If something wears out, breaks down or is lost, we replace it.  But who or what can replace Jesus?  Who else can save us?  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.