This Week at First Lutheran Today 8:30-12 noon Childcare Provided — Downstairs 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Meditative Worship —Sanctuary Sunday School – Upstairs FLY (Youth)—Youth Room Adult Forum — Library 10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist—Sanctuary 11:30 a.m. Pie Sunday—Parish Hall Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Saturday 6:00 p.m. Next Sunday 8:30-12 noon 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Council Meeting—Parish Hall Lectio Divina - Library First Kids Choir Supper—Parish Hall First Kids Choir Rehearsal—Downstairs Choir Rehearsal—Sanctuary FLY Dinner & Haunted House Parish Hall Childcare Provided — Downstairs Meditative Worship—Sanctuary Sunday School – Upstairs FLY (Youth)—Youth Room Adult Forum—Library Readings for today Exodus 33:12-23—Moses successfully interceded with God to accompany Israel to the holy land after their sin with the golden calf. In response to a request to display his glory, God recites a sentence that appears frequently in the Old Testament: "I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious." Moses is not allowed to see God's face, but only God's back. Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10—Paul is giving pastoral encouragement and reassurances to new Christians living in an antagonistic pagan environment. Their commitment of faith, love, and hope makes them a model for other new Christian communities. Matthew 22:1-14— When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world. Choral Eucharist — Sanctuary FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 650-322-4669 - www.flcpa.org The Rev. Bernt Hillesland - [email protected] The Rev. Katherine Marshall - [email protected] Church office - [email protected] Office Manager - Debbie Boles Music Director - Allen Simon, interim Organist - Jin Kyung Lim Youth Director - TBA Childcare - Wendy Lundeen, interim First Kids Choir Director - Julia Simon October 19, 2014 President - Mark Bogott Vice President - Holly Pearson Secretary - George Knudson Treasurer - Vince Barich Financial Secretary - George Knudson Readings for next week: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, Matthew 22:34-46 We Remember in Prayer “Are there any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should ask the church to pray for them.” James 5:13 Sick: Janet Gomez, Peter Rice, Pat Nolan Homebound: Julia Rock, Eleanor Aldinger, Ellen Dietrich, Mary Lawry, Martha Nylund and Georgina Tucker. David Lundeen, Rand Rockwell and all serving in the military. Our Partner Ministries: African Cradle, Ecumenical Hunger Program, Lutheran Social Services of N. California, Mount Cross Lutheran Camp, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Palo Alto Food Closet/ Neighbors in Need, ReconcilingWorks Our Sister Parish, Rios de Agua Viva, El Salvador, Pr. Vilma Rodriguez. For peace among nations and people. Today LEADING IN WORSHIP 8:30 AM Today Next Sunday Assisting Minister Joe Haletky Nancy Schmit Assisting Minister George Knudson Margaret Marshall Lector Mary Gunderlach Lucas Simon Crucifer Sacristan Sam Hillesland Charlie Read Gillian King Jill Knuth Verger Stephanie Leong Stephanie Leong Usher Joyce Rice Linda & Larry Hogle Channing House Escort 10:30 AM Channing House Escort Don Knuth Altar Flowers Ingrid Yule Coffee Hour Mark & Susan Bertelsen Stewardship Committee “The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” Pie Sunday - Pie Sunday will be held after service on today. Free-will donations are appreciated as you share a slice of pie during coffee hour or bring home a whole pie for later. Donations will be split between our sister church Rios de Agua Viva in El Salvador and in sending our youth to the national gathering in Detroit this Summer. Many thanks in advance for everyone willing to contribute. Upcoming Events Come join us for our annual FLY Spaghetti Dinner and Haunted House! On October 25 at 6:00 p.m., we begin with our bountiful spaghetti dinner. We will follow that with a “scary” trip through FLC, appropriate for all ages. Donations are gratefully accepted as this will help fund sending FLY to the Lutheran Youth Gathering this summer in Detroit. For more information contact Pastor Kate at [email protected] or 818-939-5817. Come one and all, – invite your friends! We will have a hauntingly good time! You will soon be receiving your pledge packet, and we hope that you will consider making a pledge to support FLC and its ministries in 2015. Thank you! Altar flowers today are donated by ingrid Yule. Sunday mornings in the Library from 9:15 to 10:15. October 19: Forum will continue the October 12th discussion focusing on how individuals, FLC and the broader church might respond to current and potential impacts of technical and economic changes. October 26: “Do I Have a Proposition for You!” Joe Haletky will lead a Forum discussion of the Propositions on the November 4th State ballot. If you have an issue that you would like Forum to take up, whether you would like to develop information and lead a discussion or have a suggestion for others to follow up on, please contact Ken Schreiber (talk to him before or after Forum, call him at 853-1049 or e-mail him at [email protected]) Ecumenical Hunger Program – Always needed: Clothing for women and teen girls: jeans sizes 16, 18 and 20; short-sleeved tops sizes med, large, extra-large; sleeveless tops sizes medium, large, extra-large shoes for youth especially sizes boys sizes 8, 10 and 13 and girls size 10. Please bring items to the Parish Hall and thanks for keeping the EHP barrel full! Palo Alto Food Closet—Always needed: Individual oatmeal packets and canned soup. Sources of protein: tuna, beans, peanut butter. Hunger in our community continues year round. Please consider periodic food donation, or perhaps write a check with the designation of "Neighbors in Need." Cash or checks can go into the Neighbors in Need canister in the basket in the parish hall. Altar flowers: Flowers from your garden or the market or a donation of $10-$20 is always welcome. Sign up in the Parish Hall. Please deliver the flowers by Sunday morning. Call/text/email Margaret Marshall if you need any assistance or to make a monetary donation.(650-722-7055, [email protected]).
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