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 Second Sunday of Easter. 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).
Transition Team News: There will be an Information Meeting at 10:10 today. Please plan to attend. We will discuss the results of Survey #4 and the feedback we received at the Focused Conversation held on March 19th. Your input has been crucial to the transition process. Please watch for the next Transition Team survey, scheduled to go out on Sunday, April 23rd. Please contact Chuck Leib, Transition Team Chair, with any questions you may have.
Sunday school will be held at 11:00AM. Ages 4-7 will meet in the lounge (3-yr-olds welcome with a parent), and ages 8-11 will meet in the library. We are in need of assistants for the classes. If you are interested, please contact Marie Ruth or Martha Radatz to volunteer.
Comes the Light will be the theme of our Easter season congregational art show, which will be hung shortly after Easter. All members and friends of FLC are invited to share original art, including photography and all manner of needlework. Participation forms, available in the narthex, let us know size, title, and medium. Please deliver artwork to the church by April 26.
A Cabello , the group that Pastor Darryl sings in, has a concert next Sunday, April 30, at 5:00PM in Palm Springs. Pastor Darryl has tickets available today, if you are interested. See the poster on the kiosk or go to acabbello.org for more information.
TACO Information Meeting—Sunday, May 7, at 10:10AM. Please plan to attend this very informative meeting where you will learn more about the services offered through the Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO). Many know of this organization that shares our facility but may not know the various services offered to the public.
Help Wanted: FLC is seeking a Lead and an Assistant Church Nursery Care Giver. For more information, please check the advertisement that is on the kiosk.
Stand for Welcome: For Lent, First Lutheran made a goal to raise $3000 to support LIRS "Stand for Welcome" with refugees desperately in need of our love and concern. Thanks to your generosity, we have raised $5919.15 for LIRS this year! You can still help with a check or envelope donation made out to "First Lutheran Church" and marked "LIRS."
First Lutheran at the Padres! Mark your calendars now for a Sunday Social at Petco Park on Sunday May 7th! Watch the Padres take on the Dodgers at 1:40pm, and connect with your fellow First Lutherans. See Shaun Travers at the 9am service to make ticket reservations, or you can e-mail, text, or call him. Tickets are $20. We will walk over after the second service together! Ask Shaun for more details!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Synod Assembly, May 11-13 at the Town & Country Hotel, please contact Darrell Datte (contact information available from the church office). Provide your name, email address, phone number, date/times you are available and any restrictions (e.g., unable to stand or sit for long periods of time). Descriptions of the various volunteer roles are at http://files.constantcontact.com/37a6a02a001/8bda97f2-4c70-4a52-8124-073db421b8bd.pdf.
Pastor Darryl is planning to start a new members class. If you are not currently a member of First Lutheran, but you are interested in becoming one, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
The Living Lutheran magazine provides the latest news, regional and global mission stories, spiritual reflections and resources from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The cost of a yearly subscription is $15. If you wish to resubscribe, newly subscribe, or support this ministry, please place a check for $15 in envelope payable to “First Lutheran Church” noting “Living Lutheran” in the memo line.
There is a pink sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for one-on-one meetings with Pastor Darryl. These meetings will be an aspect of the transition process, a chance to share any hopes or fears of the process. You may sign up as individuals, pairs, or families.
If you would like to reach our new Intentional Interim Pastor, the Rev. Darryl W. Kozak: you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.
First Lutheran Church has an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. An authorization form is available on the bulletin board in the Narthex or from the church office.
Readings for next Sunday, Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35
- +Those celebrating birthdays: Ruth Clayton (April 26), Stephanie Boomhower (April 27), Martha Radatz (April 28), Rachel Line (April 28)
- +Members Melodie Baker, Penny Corrigan, Richard Elliott, Dorothy Hunter, Jared Jacobsen, Francie Montgomery, David Oakes
- +Our homebound members: Louise Dyer, Geraldine Engelke, Barbara Hagen, Rose Couchman
- +Family and friends: Melodie Baker’s cousins Georgia & Chris; John & Meg Davis’ niece Jenn; Katie Diepholz’s mother Linda and her friend Leslie; Mary Goddard’s brother Ron & friend April; Ginger Hallerberg’s son Joel; Frank Jessie’s son-in-law Oviedo; 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 friend Gary; Ladonna Piper’s daughter Paula & brother Leon; Nate & Naomi Pratt & family; Mary Robinson’s aunt Karen; Debby Hays’s former student Shelly; Marjorie Wahlsten & family; Ruth Clayton’s grandson Jacob; Francie Montgomery’s friend Nicole; Family and friends of Mary Lou Rose at the death of her husband; Pastor Larry Koger’s family and friends; Kathy Boeckelman’s grandson TJ; Dorothy Petry’s family and friends; Russ & Heidi Hoxie’s son Mark; Family and friends of Bob Hendrickson; Dorothy Hunter’s sister Lynn & her family; friends and family of Kem Taylor’s father-in-law Rendle; Martha DeMers's mother Adah; Carol McGrath’s sister Nancy; Aaron Robinson’s father Lewis; Jim Boyd’s sister Wynonah & her family; 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, Jeremy Bronner (Kathryn Kanaan’s nephew), Garrett Cooley (Kem Taylor’s nephew)
- +Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton-Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Bishop Andy Taylor-Pacifica Synod/ELCA
The Pulsebeat online
The April 2017 issue of First Lutheran's
newsletter, The Pulsebeat is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.