Bulletin – The Transfiguration of Our Lord, February 10, 2019

PARISH CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 10 – 17

To Serve Christ and His People This Week

Tuesday:               9:00- 11:00 a.m.; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – FLCA Open House

7:00 p.m.      Trustees

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

Thursday:        4:30-5:45 p.m.      Confirmation Instruction

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

9:45 a.m.      Adult Bible Class & Sunday School

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

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!  Dear visitor and guest, it is a real joy to have you with us in God’s House today.  We ask the Lord to work through the Good News of Christ to strengthen and to cheer you.  Don’t hesitate to speak to one of the ushers if you need help with anything while you are here … and if you have no church home in the area, come again soon!

ATTENDANCE Sunday, February 3, 2019:  German Service, 34; English Service, 73; TOTAL, 107.  Adult Bible Class, 38.

SERVING TODAY:

(Acolytes) – Rachael Juru, Ashley Verdonck, (Crucifer) – Indica Keech

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY:

(Acolytes) – Beau Maggio, Kelly Owenya

INTERESTED IN A HYMNAL?  We plan to order copies of the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), the hymnal we use for our English services.  Would you like one (or more) to have at home for your family?  The cost is $40.00 (Canadian) per copy.  If you want in on this order, contact Cindy in the church office (519-256-2667) or by e-mail to cisrael@firstlutheranchurch.ca.

ASLEEP IN CHRIST:  Hildegard Kuehfuss (1927-2019), a long-time friend of our church, died this past Monday, February 4; her funeral home service was conducted by Pastor Bugbee on Friday.  God give His divine comfort to her husband, Christian, as well as to her children, grandchildren, and extended family.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR CHILDREN have resumed and are meeting every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in the Auditorium.  Spread the word, since some families were waiting for this for a long time!  Now whole families can benefit from weekly teaching in God’s Word, as children attend Sunday School, while adults are welcome to join Pastor Bugbee’s class at the same time in the church proper.  Join us!

VOTERS MEET SOON:  The next meeting of our Voters’ Assembly – which is actually the “annual meeting” – is set for two weeks from today, Sunday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Reports will be available from pastoral staff, boards and working groups.  The Elders are also recommending adoption of a formal marriage policy as discussed at last year’s meetings.  Please set this time aside; we need members of our church family to be informed on details of the Lord’s work among us.

ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE NOTES:  In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of our church and the 25th Anniversary of our academy, a committee has met several times since last summer.  Broad strokes are starting to emerge for our big celebration the weekend of July 17-19, 2020.  Since that is 18 months away, please do set the dates aside and plan on being with us!  We’re also planning to publish a badly needed new congregational picture directory, and the first round of family photos will likely be taken in August, 2019.  Just be aware of these things so that it doesn’t hit you “cold” when details come out!

ONE MORE ADULT HELPER is needed for the work we’re planning over the next months for junior youth gatherings.  Sharlene Procknow (of our Academy’s teaching faculty) heads this up, but needs an additional adult to assist, especially if an emergency would arise or if a large number of youth are present.  If you are open to this, you can reach her at:  flcjunioryouth@hotmail.com.

“THE TASTE OF GETHSEMANE” will once again take place this year on Family Day, Monday, February 18th.  Please join them at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (1921 Cabana Rd. West), with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and the tasting beginning at 4:45 p.m.  Food tickets are $2.00 per taste.  Food choices include cabbage rolls, pulled pork, Sudanese Cuisine, Porcupine Beef Balls, salad, lasagna, spinach balls, chili, hot dogs, penne, baked goods are more.  Come and taste the flavour of friendship and family!

LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Where Heaven Meets Earth” (John 3:  1-21) – Jesus is the place where heaven and earth overlap and intersect.  So what does this mean for us?  It means that the night is over and it’s time to stop snoozing and wake up!  Hear this inspirational message by Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Ziegler on the Lutheran Hour, Sundays at 560AM (WRDT) at noon.  Streaming audio and pod-casts at www.lutheranhour.ca.