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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE Maundy Thursday | April 2nd at 7pm Good Friday | April 3rd at 7pm Easter Services | April 5th 8:30am © 9:45am © 11:00am Easter Breakfast served by the Youth from 8-11am Community Easter Egg Hunt April 4th—2pm @ Grissom Elementary

Fellowship Lutheran Church ♦ ELCA ♦ 6727 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74133 ♦ (918) 492 492--3698 ♦ Fax (918) 492 492--4253

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Pastor Alan Fox [email protected] Vicki Smith Music Minister [email protected] Kara Farrow Children’s Minister [email protected] Sharon Russ Congregational Life [email protected] Jennifer Guel Student Minister [email protected] Tim Schaefer Praise & Worship Leader [email protected] Greg Gordon Parish Administrator [email protected] Liz Poulter Program/Admin. Assist. [email protected] Cliff Rogers Kitchen Manager [email protected] Bonnie Hildebrand Kitchen Assistant Kim Siewert Nursery Coordinator Ashley Wilson-Hutton Nursery Attendant Sharon Russ Wedding Coordinator [email protected] The Door Design by Liz Poulter

I’m not much of a Star Trek fan, but Leonard Nimoy the actor who played Dr. Spock was one of my favorites. When he died recently they shared a quote from him that struck a chord with me. He said, “Life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved; except in memory.” The beautiful gardens of last year are just good memories. Yet the yards are filled again with gardeners who live in the hope that their work this spring will someday in the future bring a great harvest of beauty or produce. The church is like a garden. It takes seeds of prayer, faithful planning, and hopeful effort before a harvest can be realized. The writer of Galatians 6:9 put it this way: “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” So we continue to plant seeds even when we know it will be years down the road before the harvest (whatever it may be) will be realized. A number of years ago, I went through a “Japanese garden phase” in my life. I was impressed with how the original builders of these gardens worked diligently all their lives, even while knowing the full effect of their hard work wouldn’t be complete until after their death. This impressed me, because they were working for a future generation of people that they didn’t know and would never meet. In many ways, this is our motivation as a church. We work thoughtfully, prayerfully and hopefully not just for today and the people around us, but that future generations may know Christ and worship HIM. Jesus put it this way: “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do it for me.” Please pray for the work of Fellowship and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA as each of us work on our Strategic Planning Processes. Please pray for Pastor Alvaro and “Comunidad de Esperanza” the Latino mission start here in Tulsa. Please open yourself to use your time, talents and possessions for the good of others and the generations to come. It is our time to work the garden… and if we are faithful God will bring the harvest! Pastor Alan

Fundraiser/ Garage Sale for Our Veterans and The Coffee Bunker In Honor of Daniel Rey Wolfe LCPL USMC (August 16, 1985 – May 6, 2014)

Inside this issue: Wartburg Wind Ensemble Band Concert


Student Ministry


Children’s Ministry


Adult Ministry


Summer Christian Arts Camp, Spring Sing & Ring Thing; Kid’s Column


April Birthdays & Wedding Anniversaries; Hospitality Team Highlight


Holy Week Schedule

Volume 40, Number 4

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When: April 10th, 11th, and 12th Where: Signs of The Times, 18 E. Hobson St., Sapulpa, OK 74066 Garage Sale/ Food Donation Drop Off: 1410 Westland Road, Sapulpa, OK 74066 For more info please call, text, or email the hosts: Troy and Kati Little @ 918/902-1005 or 918/902-0612; Email: [email protected] Sunday School Schedule 10:15 a.m.

0-2 yrs.—Infant Nursery 3’s & 4’s—Room 101 K-4th Grade—Room 102 5th—6th Grade—Room 105 7th—8th Grade—Rooms 204/205 9th—12th Grade—Rooms 201/203 Adults—See wkly announcements

Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 Traditional 9:15 Praise & Worship

Child Care Schedule Nursery is available for children 3 years old and younger from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Sunday. Page 2


And not just any band….it’s the Wartburg College Band Wind Ensemble! FLC member, son of the congregation, Stephen Klaassen & fellow former Union Drumline percussionist Grant Gage are both members of this outstanding group. When: Sunday evening 19 April, 7 PM in our church sanctuary They are under the direction of Dr. Craig Hancock and the band has been celebrated around the world for their high standard of excellence. As the premiere auditioned concert band at Wartburg, the 56-member Wind Ensemble tours each spring & travels internationally every three years. The group has recently performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, toured Europe, China, and Japan during the college’s one-month May term. To understand more about the significance of music & the college, its namesake is the famous WARTBURG CASTLE well known in German history. The Wartburg Castle is located in Eisenach, Germany, also the birthplace of the famous Lutheran composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. The castle dates back to fortifications starting in the year 1080. Around 1200 the landgrave Hermann I of Thuringia rebuilt the castle so he could host lively performances of poets and musicians. The composer Richard Wagner pulled out from this history the story found in his opera, Tannhauser, during which the Castle held music contests. More notably, WARTBURG CASTLE sheltered Martin Luther from May 1521 to March 1522 while he was sought as “outlaw and heretic”. During this time Luther began translating the Greek New Testament into the common German language so all could read and study scripture. The Castle was made a World Heritage site in 1999. SO, COME AND GET IN ON A LONG TRADITION OF QUALITY!!

Be a part of Lutheran History! House a Wartburg Knight in your castle! If you are willing to house a couple of Knights in YOUR Castle, fill out a bulletin insert and we will contact you or contact Dan & Kathy Klaassen (918-254-9022 [email protected] subject: Wartburg Housing

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Fundraiser: Easter Breakfast

April 5th Please sign-up on the student ministry bulletin board or Sign-Up Genius to bring some of the items we need for one of our biggest fundraiser of the year! Let Jennifer know if you can help with set-up on Saturday, April 4th.

Collect Change Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls During the Lenten Season, we partner with Rice Bowls, a non-profit organization who’s purpose is to fight hunger. Please turn in your Rice Bowls by April 12th! To learn more, please check out:


Faith Stepping Stone 7 - Confirmation For 8th graders and their parents April 22nd & April 29th at 6:00pm All confirming 8th graders and their parents are invited to join us these two Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in room 202. We will have yummy dessert and great discussions about the Apostle’s Creed and the promise our students will make when they affirm their baptisms! Please mark your calendars: Confirmation Banquet | May 16th at 6 pm Confirmation Sunday | May 17th at 11 am Please RSVP for the banquet and let me know how many guests will be joining us.

For more information about Student Ministry, please contact Jennifer Guel at 918-550-1614. Volume 40, Number 4

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Stephen Klaassen will be here on

April 19th Stephen will be here on April 19th with the Wartburg College Band. They will be performing a concert at 7:00 pm at the church. We hope you will be able to make it to show Stephen and his band some love!

Get plugged in! Text ‘Expedition’ to 51400 To receive student ministry info via text message, text the word Expedition to the number 51400!

Student Ministry Summer Mission Trip Servant Leadership Experience | Chicago July 11th - July 18th Here are a few important dates: Deposits Due: April 22nd and May 20th Team Meetings: April 12th and May 21st at 11:00 am All Paperwork Due: April 19th *please let me know if you need copies! Upcoming Fundraisers: Easter Breakfast and Stock in our Youth! *We will be staying Saturday night and worshipping on Sunday at Naomi Anderson’s new church in Illinois, if you would like to write her a note, we will hand deliver it to her!

For more information about Student Ministry, please contact Jennifer Guel at 918-550-1614. Page 5

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Children’s Ministry Sunday School @ 10:15 Preschool (3-5 years) Breunsbach Center, Room 101 Elementary (K-4th) Breunsbach Center, Room 102 Club 56 (5th & 6th) Breunsbach Center, Room 105

FYI: There wil be NO TRU programming on Wednesday nights for children during Lent beginning Feb. 18th. We encourage you to attend the Lenten Evening Vespers with your family. We wil resume Children’s Programming on Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m.

Acolyte Training Sunday, May 3rd @ 12:15 pm All children 3rd grade and above are encouraged to come and learn how to be an acolyte! Join us after the late service for a 30 minute instruction time. One parent is asked to accompany students. Acolytes light our way into each church service and lead us out so that we may share our light with others.

The 5th and 6th graders are hosting a Bake Sale and Art Auction to raise funds for their summer Mission trip. The Art Auction will run throughout the morning and close at the beginning of the Spring, Sing & Ring Thing and the Bake Sale will take place directly after the concert. Support our kids with yummy treats and beautiful art.

For more information about Children’s Ministry, contact Kara Farrow at 918-550-1589 or [email protected] Volume 40, Number 4

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A NEW PLACE TO CONNECT! We now have a Fellowship Families group on Facebook! This closed group is open to all families of Fellowship Lutheran Church and is intended to be a place where parents can connect and share their journey with one another. We will be posting pictures from church events, reminders for upcoming activities, helpful articles relating to parenting and faith formation. You are invited to ask questions about parenting and faith and anything else you can think of! It takes a village to raise children - so may this become a village of support as you raise your children in faith and love. We are keeping the group “closed” for privacy and safety concerns. If you would like to join the group, please contact Kara for an invitation! Feel free to invite your friends!

 Registration - help at the registration table MonFri from 8:30-9:20.  Decorating Team - decorating starts several weeks before VBS and is a big job. We need lots of willing hands.  Elementary Station Leaders - leads the same station each day with 4 groups of kids.  Preschool Station Leaders - leads the same station with 3 groups of kids  Elementary & Preschool Crew Leaders - leads a group of 5 kids to the different stations; gets to know them on a personal level and engages them in group discussion

For more information about Children’s Ministry, contact Kara Farrow at 918-550-1589 or [email protected] Page 7

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Congregational Life Connect • Grow • Serve

Join the Book Worms! The Book Worms gather once a month to discuss the selected book, enjoy fellowship, and simply unwind. Want to make some new friends? Join us for dinner this month!

Dinner Group April 21, 2015

Monday, April 13th 7pm ● Hosanna Room The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Pick up a copy of the book and plan to join us. Feel free to bring a friend along! The group is open to all! Contact Jill Wiese at 918-978-9321 or Sharon Russ at 918-492-3698 for more info.

6:00 pm @ Olive Garden 7019 S. Memorial Dr.

This monthly dinner group is a great way to make some new friends in a casual setting. Please sign the weekly bulletin insert if you plan to attend. For information, contact Irmgard Toschick at 918–749-5282.

Meet one of Fellowship’s Dinner for Eight groups! Row 1: Don & Marcia Aspenson Row 2: Erv Janssen, Ginni Young, Gail Kelly, Ellen & Gordon Brannon Back Row: Keith Kelly

Join a Small Group!


Life is better in


Invite a Friend! Volume 40, Number 4

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Congregational Life Connect • Grow • Serve Mark Your Calendar 2015 Women’s Retreat April 17-18, 2015

Garden Getaway Walk With God Through Every Season Plan to join us for a time of relaxation, spent with friends! A time to get away from the busyness of life and just walk with God . . . it's time for a lovely, green, and vibrant Garden Getaway. For more information, contact Sharon Russ [email protected] or 918-492-3698. Registration forms available at the Welcome Center , sign the bulletin insert or email [email protected]

Plan to join us for the Women of the ELCA Conference III Spring Gathering

April 11th • 9am - 3pm Our Savior Lutheran Church 300 N Madison Blvd Bartlesville, OK In Kind Offering: Bottled Water for Oaks Indian Mission Carpool available Page 9

The next Men in Mission breakfast is scheduled for April 11, 2015 at 7:30 am. All men and women are invited to attend. Come and enjoy a great breakfast followed by Don Buss presenting "Deliverance on the Rhine and Moselle.” The pictures of the adventures of four couples from FLC enjoying a river cruise in Europe." Sign up on the bulletin insert or contact Don Aspenson at (918) 9957187 or [email protected] if you plan to attend so our Master Chefs can adequately prepare for breakfast! Upcoming Men in Mission topics: May 9 Sept. 12 -

"Confessions of a Drug Dealer" Tentative - Veterans Treatment Court.

Women are Welcome to attend!

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Summer Christian Arts Camp

Kid’s Column


Advanced Camp-Full Day (Rising 4th through 9th graders) July 6-10 Tuition: $100.00 Opportunities to Develop Skills in the following electives: Musical (Includes Music, Drama, Set-Painting) Trumpet, Drawing, Harp, Acrylic Painting, Bells, Violin, Guitar

Primary Camp-Morning Hours (K-rising 3rd graders) July 13-17 Tuition: $50.00 Camp Activities include the following: Music Games, Singing, Art, Bells and Chimes, Music and Movement If needed, scholarships are available for children of families who are active at Fellowship. Brochures will be available in the Church Office (918) 492-3698 or on the website: www.flctulsa.org, April 1. Our purpose is to serve the children of the greater Tulsa community by inspiring and developing children’s skills for Christian service

ACROSS 3 This was left behind in the tomb 5 Jesus died on this 6 The body of Jesus was prepared after his death and they put what on it 8 Holiday we celebrate for Jesus rising 10 Jesus died on a cross for our what

DOWN 1 2 4 7 9

Mary thought Jesus was this Who rose from the dead on the third day This was folded up in the tomb She looked in the tomb to find Jesus gone Jesus was placed in this after his death

Sunday, April 26, 5 p.m. FLC Sanctuary All Music Groups of Fellowship Reception Will Follow Volume 40, Number 4

Cross Easter gardener Jesus linen Mary napkin sins spices tomb

Jesus Is Alive! Who am I? Draw a line from each sentence to the persons who did it. 1. Early Sunday morning, I came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved.

Joseph and Nicodemus

2. I saw Mary crying in the garden and called her by name.



Mary Magdalene

3. I ran to tell Peter that I didn’t know where Jesus’ body was. 4. We ran to the tomb to see what had

Peter & John

happened. 5. We asked Pilate for permission to bury Jesus.

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Kimberly Henderson Tere Earnest Jerry Evenson Don Seidel Kimberly Stiles Kristen Stiles Jeff Thomas Thatcher Davisson Lisa Henderson Dylan Koss Jane Purser Debra Bigbee Jessica Zink Linda Fisher Logan Bigbee Amanda Delecki Jordan Miller Elizabeth Antrim Seth Taylor Londyn Guy Gordon Purser Becky Taylor Doug Napier Susanne Jones Betty Rygiel Reese Dormont Monty Irvin John Schoenhals Patrick Stoltzner Mike Hazel Cameron Ruff Cheryl Coleman Myron Steever Jean Worrell Lynn Beaird Pamela Dunlap Kurt Frentzel Paula Krogsrud Fred K. LeMaster Melissa Mirsaeidi Ken Schiller Hannah Cowan Page 11

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Birthdays Meet the wonderful Dawn Cooper! She is responsible for doing the inventory and shopping for all of the Hospitality Team’s needs, and most importantly, the coffee . She is the mother of three awesome boys and is active in both Children’s and Student Ministry. Thanks Dawn for all you do!

Amanda Werner Leon Garoutte Beth Henderson Tyler Mans Alison Smith Kirsten McIntosh Sue Warner Lacee Brown Sue Butcher Carolyn Ekenstam Sam Friedrichsen Asialynn Griffin Brennen Johnson Jeanette Johnson Michael Kollmorgen Ginni Young Irmgard Toschik Jerry Griffin Blake Cowan Ken Ede Kent Shoemaker Charlene Stoltzner Sarah Wolfe Sidney Boyd Willem Bright Maddie Diring Sandi Turcott Katie Arps Verna Sohl Jeff Stoermer Tess Westphal Sheri Curran Connor Schmigle

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TEST MONITORS NEEDED AT GRISSOM ELEMENTARY! Test monitors are needed for Grissom Elementary from April 14-24 in the mornings. There will be a 15 minute training prior to monitoring. If you can come even one morning, it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Diana Day, counselor at Grissom, to volunteer at 918-833-9460.

Wedding Anniversaries 4/ 4 4/ 7 4/ 9 4/ 10 4/ 13 4/ 17 4/ 17 4/ 19 4/ 25 4/ 28 4/ 29 4/ 30 4/ 30

Daryl & Mary Reimer Durand & Suzy Lugar Al & Laura Gray Tim & Janice Airhart Howard & Betty Seigfreid Rocky & Peggy Kollmeyer Robert & Dora Schein Keith & Gail Kelly Bob & Judy Mileff Rodney & Tere Earnest Chuck & Jean Worrell Paul & Karen Todaro Todd & Gayle White The Church Door

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Tulsa, OK Permit No. 1497

Fellowship Lutheran Church 6727 S. Sheridan Rd. Tulsa, OK 74133-1741 Phone: 918-492-3698 Fax: 918-492-4253 www.flctulsa.org


H o ly W e e k S e rv i c e s April 2 - 7p.m. Service - Maundy Thursday April 3 - 7p.m. Service - Good Friday-Tenebrae-Service of Shadows April 5 – 8:30 a.m.; 9:45 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - Easter Celebration Childcare available at all three services

Youth Easter Breakfast 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Provided by our youth to help raise money for our summer missions

April 4th - 2-4 p.m. Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Grissom Elementary