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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 Third 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).

Sunday school meets during the 11:00 service. Ages 4-7 (3-yr-old with a parent) will meet in the Lounge and ages 8-12 will meet in the Library. Children will rejoin the worshipping congregation at the Passing of the Peace.

Thank you to FLC member Joe DeMers for leading us from First’s music bench this morning. Jared is in northeastern Ohio to lead his annual piano, organ, and choral conference there; he will return next Sunday.

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.

Book Group: Our next gathering will be Thursday, April 19 at Sylvia Herman’s home. April’s selection is Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman. Please note: we are in need of hostesses for our June 21 and July 19 meetings. Please let Martha Radatz know if you are willing to take one of these dates.

Worship Assistants: We need ushers, greeters, and altar guild members, especially for the 11:00 service. The jobs are very easy, and instructions are available if you are interested. Please see Ladonna Piper or Hannah DeMers.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game… Out at the Park is back! On Friday, April 27, beginning at 7:10PM, join with others in the San Diego LGBT community and your friends from First Lutheran as the Padres take on the Mets. For $25, you get a seat in the Out at the Park section, a commemorative Padres hat, $5 donation to San Diego Pride, and access to the pre-game VIP space in Park at the Park (beginning at 4:30PM). There are a limited number of tickets, so don’t delay! Contact Chuck Leib for tickets.

Chili Cook-off: Thank you to all who participated in our First Lutheran Chili Cook-off! The winners, who will represent us at the Agape House Chili Cook-off and Cookie Chill-off on April 29, are Frank Jessie’s “Chili with Attitude” and Joe DeMers’s potato chip chocolate chip cookies. Also many thanks to the people who came to eat and vote! We hope you’ll all come to support First Lutheran at the Agape House event. It will be held April 29, 3-6PM, at Saint Dunstan Episcopal Church (6556 Park Ridge Blvd).

San Diego Pride Parade: First Lutheran Church will once again march in the Pride Parade. A FLC RIC committee is being formed to organize the event. We are called to share God’s love in the heart of our city, and what better way to do so than with thousands of people that attend the parade? This is a fun event, and we hope that you will join FLC Council members Frank De Louise and Joe DeMers to make it another success. Please prayerfully consider offering your time and talents. Contact either Frank or Joe with questions or to volunteer.

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 newly redone 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, Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

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