This Week at First Lutheran

This Week at First Lutheran
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
7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
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
600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-322-4669 -
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.
8:30 AM
Next Sunday
Assisting Minister
Joe Haletky
Nancy Schmit
Assisting Minister
George Knudson
Margaret Marshall
Mary Gunderlach
Lucas Simon
Sam Hillesland
Charlie Read
Gillian King
Jill Knuth
Stephanie Leong
Stephanie Leong
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]).