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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 Fourth 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).

Welcome back Bill! Bill Engel is here again to be our Summer Minister of Music while Jared is in Chautauqua. He will be here through the end of August.

Our Sunday school year came to a close at the end of May. Please enjoy Pastor Darryl’s children’s sermons during the 11:00 service this summer. Classes will resume in September.

Many Volunteers—More Welcomed: Thanks to everyone who attended the 10:10 last Sunday to learn about the many ways to be involved in the ministry at First Lutheran. And a special thank you to those who turned in a slip indicating the ways they want to be involved. If you missed it, you have another opportunity today. After both services, there will be a table set up where you can talk to a member about the various jobs available and sign up to contribute to the life of our congregation. If you filled out a slip last Sunday, but it is still in your pocket/purse, you can put it in the offering plate or turn it in at the volunteer table. A copy of the existing “Master List” will also be posted on the kiosk and at the table. Please check to ensure that the info we have is current regarding your willingness to take on certain tasks. For questions or more information, call Marjorie Wahlsten or Susan White.

“Homeless Treasures” Rummage Sale needs…CUSTOMERS! Saturday June 23, 7AM-1PM, please plan on stopping by with a friend or two for a fun morning, and to shop for some great items at great prices. Many thanks for your donations and your support!

FLC Book Group’s June selection is The Latehomecomers by Kao Kalia Yang. We will meet for discussion and fellowship Thursday, June 21, 7:00PM in the Community Room of Susan White’s condo in Banker’s Hill. Hosted by Susan White and Margie Wahlsten. All are welcome!

San Diego Pride Parade: Saturday July 14 will be the annual Pride Parade, and First Lutheran will be marching in support of our LGBTQ friends and family. What will make the day special is if we have a large contingent of walkers. We will be wearing specially made T-shirts, so add your name to the list of walkers today so we know how many T-shirts to order. Our theme this year will be Persist with Pride, which denotes persisting in welcome and resisting intolerance. We would also like to set up a “viewing area” for those who want to attend but can’t march. Contact a Pride Committee member to learn more about ways you can help. A sign-up sheet for walkers is available in the lounge, so please add your name at your earliest opportunity. Want to know more? Have questions? Contact a committee person: Frank DeLouise, Chuck Leib, Susan White, Sylvia Herman, Debby Hays, and Allison Emery will be happy to tell you more.

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.

Pastor Darryl’s office hours have changed. He will now be taking Mondays and Tuesdays off, and will be on-site Wednesday through Friday, and available Saturdays as needed.

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, John the Baptist Sunday: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 141; Acts 13:13-26; Luke 1:57-67 [68-80]

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