Bulletin – The Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2018

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCHThis Weeks Events  (June 11 – 17, 2018)

Tuesday:               7:00 p.m.      Trustees

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

7:00 p.m.      100th Anniversary Committee

Thursday:          6:00 p.m.    FLCA Grade 8 Graduation

Saturday:             2:00 p.m.      Wedding

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

9:45 a.m.      Adult Bible Class

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

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!  It’s a real encouragement to have you listen, sing and pray with us in God’s House today.  Visitors and guests, if you need anything while you are here, let one of our ushers know about it.  If you have no church home here in the area, come see us again soon!

ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY (June 3):  German Service, 31; English Service, 82; TOTAL, 113.  Adult Bible Class, 39

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

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

NEXT SUNDAY’S ACOLYTES:  Abigail McLeod, Kelly Owenya

THE ALTAR FLOWERS were placed today to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the First Lutheran Christian Academy’s Graduating Class of 2018, by the parents of the graduates, and the School Staff.  Congratulations on your hard work and may God bless you all.

QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING is set for two weeks from today, Sunday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASSES HAVE BEEN A JOY since we resumed them in mid-February following our long pastoral vacancy.  Average attendance so far is 36 participants per week.  These classes continue through the rest of this month each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the church.  If you’ve not yet joined us, try it out!  I’m eager to see this class grow even larger as the months and years unfold.  –Pastor Bugbee

THE 100th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE will be meeting this coming Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m.  We are getting an early start on how we can celebrate the church’s 100th anniversary in 2020.  Anyone who is interested in being a part of this planning process is more than welcome to attend the meeting.  Please call Bryan Johnson at 519-256-2311 if you would like more information.

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).

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE begins on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, with German service beginning at 8:45 a.m., and English service starting at 10:00 a.m.  This will continue for ten weeks through to Labour Day weekend.  Note also that the German services will also be held in August; we won’t be dropping them for that month as in years gone by.

A GROWING NUMBER OF MEMBERS are tuning in to Issues, Etc., a daily show including faithful Lutheran Biblical teaching, reviews of movies, discussion of things happening in current culture, and more.  The weekly episode “Preparing for Sunday Morning” can get you ready for Bible readings and themes prior to coming to church.  When you are online, stop in and “see” them at www.issuesetc.org.

THE TEUTONIA CHORUS will hold a concert (“Spring Into Summer With Song”) this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the Fogolar Furlan.  Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at the door (children 12 and under are free).  Pastries, coffee and fellowship will follow the concert.

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “A Light Momentary Affliction?” (2 Corinthians 4: 17 – 5: 1) – Paul had his problems.  You’ve never met anyone who didn’t.  And yet, Paul called his problems “light” and “momentary”.  Today’s message deals with the question, “What does Paul know that we don’t?”  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.