In Our Prayers...
THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH ARE REQUESTED:
You are encouraged to receive Communion regardless of denominational affiliation or church membership. All our tables are open, in the sanctuary today and on our patio during the week where hundreds receive their daily bread. Restrooms are available as you leave the sanctuary to the right. Parking is available in the first two lots above the patio (numbered and visitor spaces); do not park in the “The Tower” lot (nearest Beech Street).
First Lutheran celebrates your presence with us on this Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. If you are looking for a church home, we would love for you to join our church family. You are welcome to receive Holy Communion regardless of denominational affiliation or church membership: all our tables are open, here in the sanctuary and on our patio where hungry people receive their daily bread on Mondays and Fridays. There is a nursery for little ones throughout the morning (see an usher for directions).
There will be a Blessing of the Animals service at First Lutheran Church at 2:00PM today. All are welcome to attend, even if you don’t bring an animal!
On Sunday, October 29 (Reformation Sunday), we will have a Reformation Party to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. There will be only one service, beginning at 9:00AM, and the party will be afterward, 11:00AM-1:00PM—no Sunday school that day. Main dishes will be provided, and members are asked to bring side dishes. The suggested donation is $10 for the main course, or $15 for main course plus drinks (beer and wine–-2 drink limit). Coffee and water will be provided. Please complete the RSVP form and return either in the offering plate or to the church office.
You are invited to a joint-sponsored Lutheran, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Service of Common Prayer on Sunday, October 29, 2017, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It will take place in the beautiful church of The Immaculata on the campus of the University of San Diego at 3:00PM. There is designated parking and a light reception will follow.
FLC Book Group will meet Thursday, October 19, 7:00PM at the Community Room of Susan White’s condo to discuss their October selection, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. The meeting will be hosted by Marjorie Wahlsten. All are welcome!
Sunday school meets during the 11:00 service. Ages 4-7 (3-yr-old with a parent) will meet in the Lounge and ages 8-12 will meet in the Library. Children will rejoin the worshipping congregation at the Passing of the Peace.
Nursery Attendants: As of August 1, we have cut down to 1 Panda attendant. We require that there always be at least 2 adults with the children, and are asking the congregation (especially those with the small children) to sign up to fill the second position every week. Please sign up on the sheet near the name tags.
America’s Original Sin: There will be a 4-week class on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00PM, beginning October 25. The class, led by Robin Withers and Shaun Travers, will establish community, engage in exercises, activities, and Socratic discussion to examine the roots of racism in our country, the structures that create white privilege, and the dynamics race plays in our current setting, and the often unconscious elements of racism and/or implicit bias we find in ourselves. The intent of the class is on healing, not judgment, and engagement, not guilt. If you wish, come at 5:45 and bring a sack supper. The church will provide water, lemonade, and dessert.
FLC Second Sunday Social and TACO are sponsoring a shuttle bus run to Golden Acorn Casino on Saturday, October 21. Cost is only $20 per person, and includes breakfast and $20 worth of free casino play! Tickets are available between services in the lounge or online at the TACO website (www.tacosd.org) or TACO Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TACOSDfb). Questions? Ask Allison Emery or Mary Krueger.
Everyone enjoys dining out, so why not invite your friends and family out to breakfast and support TACO at the same time? On November 4, we will again have the entire Applebee’s Restaurant to ourselves. Tickets are available online at the TACO website (www.tacosd.org) or TACO Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TACOSDfb) or between services in the lounge. Questions? Ask Ladonna Piper or Mary Krueger.
Worship Assistants: We especially need ushers, greeters, and altar guild members. Instructions are available, if you are interested. Please see Ladonna Piper or Hannah DeMers.
Readings for next Sunday, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
- +Those celebrating birthdays: Daniel Thomas (October 8), Russ Hoxie (October 8), Donna Sanfilippo (October 9), Carol McGrath (October 20), Darren Street (October 10), Peter Kim (October 11), Stephen Munroe (October 11), Lia Pierce (October 13), Nance Lovell (October 14)
- +Members Dennis Arenas, Fran Brown, Penny Corrigan, Matt Eckert, Nancy Eckert, Paul Finneseth, Mary Ann Horton, Dorothy Hunter, Francie Montgomery, David Oakes, David Pohl, Aaron & Mary Robinson, Jennifer Siverts, Eric Sloniker
- +Our homebound members: Geraldine Engelke, Rose Couchman
- +Family and friends: Melodie Baker’s cousin Georgia; Kathy Boeckelman’s brother Jack; Ruth Clayton’s grandson Jacob; John & Meg Davis’ niece Jenn; Katie Diepholz’s mother Linda and her friend Leslie; Mary Goddard’s brother Ron; Ginger Hallerberg’s son Joel; Debby Hays’s former student Shelly; Russ & Heidi Hoxie’s son Mark; Dorothy Hunter’s sister Lynn; Frank Jessie’s son-in-law Oviedo; Pat Lindquist’s friend Kay; Sonia Majidzadehgorjani’s husband, Alireza; Ruthann Maxwell’s neighbor Roger Irle; Carol McGrath’s sister Nancy; Jenny Mehlow’s father Clarence; Francie Montgomery’s son-in-law Adam and daughter Katie; Elizabeth Moss’s father Buelon; Melinda Person’s son Spencer; Suzanne & John Pew’s daughter Amy; Ladonna Piper’s daughter Paula & brother Leon; Nate & Naomi Pratt & family; Aaron Robinson’s father Lewis; Kem Taylor’s sister Melinda; Katie Tucker’s daughter Katelyn
- +Those serving in the military: Jason McKay, Elizabeth Moss, the Rev. Glenn Orris, Will Pierce, Aaron & Mary Robinson, Brian Taylor, John Tozer, Kim Tozer
- +Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton-Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Bishop Andy Taylor-Pacifica Synod/ELCA
The Pulsebeat online
The October 2017 issue of First Lutheran's
newsletter, The Pulsebeat is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.