The Table

Join us for our Sunday Gatherings at 11 AM. We meet in the Lounge located in "The Church House" right off the parking lot behind the Sanctuary and Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church in Downtown Fullerton.

The Table is a Christian faith community marked by meaningful conversation, radical inclusivity, and community engagement. We are a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation that welcomes and affirms, and is doing ministry with members of the LGBTQ community.  We are a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Quick Look Calendar

Sunday 11/19 Sunday Gathering 11 AM

Monday 11/20 First Lutheran Turkey Dinner Give Away TBA

Tuesday 11/21 Caring Hands Dinner 5 PM to 7:30 PM

Wednesday 11/22 Community Thanksgiving Service 6:30 PM at First Christian Church, Fullerton

Sunday 11/26 Sunday Gathering 11 AM

 

 

 

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This Sunday at The Table

Join us this Sunday at 11 AM for a Holy Conversation centered around the theme of “Giving Thanks.”  Our Sunday Gatherings begin at 11 AM.  We gather at First Lutheran Church in Downtown Fullerton in the Lounge in the building known as the “Church House.” The “Church House” is located next to the parking lot just behind the main church building.  The Lounge is down the hall right after the food pantry rooms.  All are welcome.

 

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Caring Hands Dinner + Tuesday November 21st

On the third Tuesday of each month First Lutheran Church and The Table are responsible for making and serving the weekly dinner for our friends and neighbors in need. The meal prep begins at 5:00 PM but you can join us whenever you are able.  The event ends around 7:30 PM. 

Second Sunday Sandwiches

On the Second Sunday of every month The Table takes a break from our usual worship service to live out the Gospel in service to others!.  We call it “Second Sunday Sandwiches” The event features “Made to Order” sandwiches served to our neighbors in need.   We will begin setting up and preparing food at 11 AM, and we will be serving lunch from 11:30 to 12:30. Our next Second Sunday Sandwich Event will be on December 10th.

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Thanksgiving Events

Here’s some of the events and service opportunities that will be happening around Thanksgiving this year!

"Turkey Dinner Give Away" + Each year First Lutheran Church gives away the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal.  We will be gathering the following items on Sunday 11/19:  $10 Ralphs gift Cards, Frozen Turkeys; Canned Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup; Peanut Butter; Cranberry Sauce, Boxed Potatoes; Yams or Sweet Potatoes; Cookies and Crackers; Apple Sauce; Stuffing; Powdered Milk.  And we will be handing the meals out on Monday 11/20!

"The Community Thanksgiving Service" + The Fullerton Interfaith Ministerial Association will by sponsoring a worship service on Wednesday 11/22 at 6:30 PM at First Christian Church, Downtown Fullerton.  This year’s worship service will be composed entirely of music, scripture, and poetry.  There will also be a community choir that all are invited to join.  Music is available ahead of time and there will be a short rehearsal the evening of the worship service.  

 

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Campus Ministry in Fullerton

Over the next couple of months we will be engaging in conversation with local college students and interested members from The Table and First Lutheran regarding the possibilities of doing Campus Ministry at Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College.  Ideas gaining traction so far include inviting students to join us at The Table Sunday Gatherings and Service Opportunities, creating internships with organizations residing in our community center, and the possibility of adding a college night as part of the Caring Hands Food Pantry to serve students whose personal budgets are not adequate to meet some of their basic food needs.  Let Greg know if you are interested in being part of our Campus Ministry effort.

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The Table Online

 Check out Pastor Greg’s weekly Blog “The Acoustic Word”

http://www.gregronning.com

 The Table Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/elcatable

 The Table Website

http://www.thetableoc.com

 

This Sunday’s Reading

Luke 17:11-19

11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”