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 Fifth 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).
San Diego Pride Parade is this Saturday (July 15) beginning at 11:00AM! Bishop Andy Taylor will be joining us as we march. There’s still time to join—just let Joe DeMers know. Pride T-shirts—designed by Lee Kaercher—are $15. Please put your money in an envelope in the offering and label it “Pride T-shirt.” If you’d like to buy a T-shirt even if you aren’t marching, tell Joe. There will be a service at the church before the parade, at 9:00AM. More details will be provided later.
St. Peter’s by the Sea is organizing a showing for the new film Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World on August 14 at 7:30PM at the Reading Cinemas Town Square 14. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://luthermovie.link.sea
Email Prayer Chain: In an effort to focus our prayers, we will be starting an email prayer chain. We will ask the specific reason for the prayer or thanksgiving and will ask that a monthly update be sent to the office administrator for distribution. Please sign up near the name tags with your name and email address.
Nursery Attendants: As of August 1, we will cut down to 1 Panda attendant and are asking the congregation (especially those with the small children) to sign up to fill the second position every week. Our hope is that so many people will sign up that you will only need to sit in once every couple of months. Please sign up on the sheet near the name tags.
Bible Study: Pastor Darryl has begun a new Bible study and educational opportunity that focuses on the Lectionary, the appointed readings for the upcoming Sunday. Classes will be in the church library on Wednesdays: one 1:15-2:15PM and the other 6:30-7:30PM. Both studies will be the same, so you’re invited to participate in either one of the sessions.
Lutheran Night at Dodger Stadium: The Dodgers game on Saturday, August 12, will be a fundraising opportunity for Lutheran Social Services. See the Dodgers take on the Padres at 6:10PM, and raise money to help raise money for LSS! Seats are in the Preferred Reserve section at $28.00 per ticket and in the Infield Reserve section at $32.00 per ticket (both on the third base line). If you are interested in going, please contact the church office.
FLC Book Group's July selection is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Please come for lively discussion and warm fellowship on Thursday, July 20, 7:00PM at the Community Room of Susan White’s condo in Banker’s Hill. Hosted by Sylvia Herman and Mary Krueger. All are welcome!
Weekend Retreat October 13-15 at the Old Mission San Luis Rey: You’re invited to join Pastor Darryl and Beth Slevcove as they lead a weekend retreat on exploring, discussing, and incorporating monastic practices and disciplines in our secular life. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. For more information, please speak with Pastor Darryl.
Sign-up Sheets: There are a large number of sign-up sheets out right now, but don’t forget to check the usual ones – there are a large number of openings in the flower and candle charts, as well as the refreshment sign-up sheet. And we could always use more greeters!
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First Lutheran Church has an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. The program is called Simply Giving, and the authorization forms are available in the grey folder on the kiosk or from the church office.
Readings for next Sunday, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
- +Those celebrating birthdays: Connor Fekas (July 9), Dennis Arenas (July 11), Elizabeth Moss (July 13), Franz Engel (July 14)
- +Members Dennis Arenas, Melodie Baker, Sheri Bengtson, Penny Corrigan, Matt Eckert, Mary Ann Horton, Dorothy Hunter, Francie Montgomery, David Oakes, Leon Stevens
- +Our homebound members: 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; 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 daughter Amy; Ladonna Piper’s daughter Paula & brother Leon; Nate & Naomi Pratt & family; Debby Hays’s former student Shelly; Ruth Clayton’s grandson Jacob; Francie Montgomery’s friend Nicole; Kathy Boeckelman’s grandson TJ and brother Jack; Russ & Heidi Hoxie’s son Mark; Family and friends of Bob Hendrickson; Dorothy Hunter’s sister Lynn & her family; Carol McGrath’s sister Nancy; Aaron Robinson’s father Lewis; Katie Tucker’s daughter Katelyn; Ruthann Maxwell’s neighbor Roger Irle; Elliott's daughter Laurie; Kem Taylor’s sister Melinda; Pastor Darryl’s family and his friend Worthie; Sonia Majidzadehgorjani’s husband, Alireza; Louise Dyer’s family and friends
- +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 July 2017 issue of First Lutheran's
newsletter, The Pulsebeat is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.