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First Lutheran Church of San Diego welcomes you to receive Communion regardless of denominational affiliation or church membership. All our communion tables are open, in the sanctuary and on our patio, on Mondays and Fridays where hundreds come to receive their daily bread. Restrooms are available as you leave the sanctuary to the right. There is a nursery for little ones throughout the morning (see an usher for directions).


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First Lutheran celebrates your presence with us on this Epiphany of Our Lord Sunday. 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).

Sunday school for children ages 5-12 meets in the Library during the 11:00 service. Children (and teachers!) will rejoin the worshipping congregation at the Passing of the Peace. New teachers and assistants are always appreciated! If you feel called to serve in this way, please contact the church office or Martha Radatz.

Welcome the Babe: Today we bless the Baby Care Kits that will be sent to the LWR warehouse in St. Paul, MN, to be distributed to mothers and their infants living in adverse circumstances around the world. Thanks to the loving care of our FLC family for your assistance in assembling 63 kits. These kits will be sent to refugee camps, hospitals, and villages around the world as needed. Thank you all supporting this project and for making a difference!

Lunch Bunch: We’re meeting Tuesday, 1/7, for the first time in 2020. Be brave and join in the fun—even if you don’t know anybody there. That’s what it’s for—meeting people and eating good food. This time we’re meeting at the Chicken Pie Shop on El Cajon at 12:30. Reservations need to be in to Billie by Jan. 5.

Save your blood! The First Lutheran Church blood drive has been postponed until Saturday, Feb 22, from 10:30 to 4:00PM. Please plan to participate–stay healthy!

Lenten Devotional: As we move forward to a New Year and a new chapter in the life of First Lutheran Church, we’ll keep the things that have served us well. One of these things is our Lenten Devotional. Ash Wednesday is February 26, 2020. This is a heads-up request to prayerfully consider submitting your creative gifts as you have done in the past. Scripture passages will be made available at the 10:10 on January 12 as we’ve done in the past. Devotionals will be due on February 16.

FLC Book Group’s January selection is Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim. We will meet for discussion and fellowship Thursday, January 16, at the home of Pat Hendrickson. All are welcome!

Jared Jacobsen Memorial Fund: We have created a Jared Jacobsen Memorial Fund. Money donated to this fund will be used for the music program here at First Lutheran, especially repairs to the organ and piano.

Nursery Attendants: 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.

Worship Assistants: We always need worship assistants, especially at the 11:00 service. There are sign-up sheets in the lounge near the name tags. If you aren’t willing to commit to being regularly scheduled, but are willing to fill in as needed, or even just try it out, contact the church office.

Email Prayer Chain: In an effort to focus our prayers, we have an email prayer chain. The email address for the prayer chain is We will ask the specific reason for the prayer or thanksgiving and will ask that a monthly update be sent to the church office for distribution. If you are submitting someone else’s name, please be sure to get their consent first. All names will be removed from the list after 30 days, unless they are resubmitted. If you would like to be a member of the prayer chain, please submit your name and email address to 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, or put on a credit card. The program is called Vanco Give+. You can sign up for it through the “Give” section of the First Lutheran Church website ( You can schedule a single payment or a recurring payment, using either your bank account or a credit card. Those who are already paying through Vanco can use their email addresses to access their accounts and make any changes or updates as needed.

Readings for next Sunday, the Baptism of Our Lord: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

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