NOTES FROM THE ELDERS
Two Services on June 13
8:15 and 11:00
Beginning this Sunday, June 13, Faith Lutheran will return to two worship services on Sunday morning. These services will begin at 8:15 and 11:00 a.m., with both services being mask optional.
The wings of the Sanctuary will be reserved for those wishing to wear a mask, with the middle sections open to masked and unmasked worshipers. Due to new guidance from the CDC, alternating rows will no longer be required and all rows will be available for seating.
Communion services will continue in the same manner as we have been practicing during the past several months and offering will continue to be collected as you enter the Sanctuary.
Bible Studies and Sunday School Classes Begin June 13
Also returning this Sunday is our weekly in-person Adult Bible Studies and Sunday School Classes at 9:45 a.m. Three adult classes will be offered along with two services for youth. These classes will also be mask optional. (See below for the classes being offered.)
Bring Your Own Coffee
During the Council budget planning session in October 2020, the Board of Fellowship budget was slashed due to no fellowship activities occurring and the uncertainty of when such events would be allowed to return. These decisions were made surrounding the uncertainty of the Covid pandemic and the impacts the pandemic would have on the ability to hold Church activities and the availability of funds. Therefore no money was included in the budget for coffee to be supplied by the Church during Sunday School and as such coffee will not be available. You are welcome to bring your own coffee in a sealed mug to enjoy during Sunday School. Please refrain from consuming coffee in the Sanctuary during worship service as has been our custom in the past.
The Board of Elders look forward to welcoming
everyone back to our normal Sunday service schedule!
Blessings from Dennis Hill, Board of Elders
Summer Sunday Morning Classes*
Begin Sunday, June 13
Sign Up NOW for a Summer Sunday Class – CLICK HERE
(If you have difficulty signing up, please email the church office.)
*Masks are optional at all three classes.
Review of the Christian Faith / New Member Class
taught by Pastors Pohland & Crowe (Room B-120)
Are you interested in the basics of the Christian faith?
Are you curious about the actual tenets of Lutheran Christianity?
Are you wanting to become a member of Faith Lutheran Church?
Then this class is for you!
Non-members welcome! Members…great refresher course!
A Survey of the Old Testament
taught by Dr. Ron Swanson (Activity Center)
Whether you have been reading the Bible for years or are barely familiar with its contents, this overview will help you see the development of God’s story of salvation. It will help knit together the two testaments and demonstrate that the Bible is a single book with a single theme. Many Christians shy away from a close reading of the Old Testament and think it is too complicated and too difficult to understand. This course will provide a structure on which to build your knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament. It will focus on selected central characters, themes and events that will make your reading of the entire Bible come alive.
Parenting Class – Nurturing our Children’s Faith
taught by Dedie Wright (B-116)
As parents, we take care of our children’s basic physical needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care, etc.
As parents, we take care of our children’s basic emotional needs, such as giving them love, attention, understanding, acceptance, time, and support.
And as Christian parents we are called to take care of our children’s basic spiritual needs. This class will help equip parents to better:
- Build a solid foundation of faith with the instructive writings found in Luther’s Small Catechism
- Communicate the important teachings of the Christian faith, from a Lutheran perspective
- Share their faith in Jesus, and love for Him, in ways that children can understand and apply to their lives.
The class is not only instructional, but interactive, fun, and engaging! JOIN US!!
Faith’s High School News
SAVE THE DATE: August 21st
for a Women’s Retreat
hosted by Joy Mission Circle
and Helping Hands
The program is “Grace-Full Women” and will include devotions,
Bible study, skit, quilt making, and lunch provided by your hosts.
We will start at 9 a.m. and hope to be done by 12:30 p.m.
More details to follow.
“Tell Me Not”
by Tess Todd
June reminds me of Father’s Day and of Frank and my dad. I’ve told you many stories about Frank and what a good and faithful husband and father he was. But this is about my dad.
Who knows why our first thoughts on waking are what they are? A few days ago, I woke up thinking, ‘Tell me not in mournful numbers…’ Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life” ran through my mind all day. I should have it committed to memory. It was Daddy’s favorite… that, and the 8th chapter of Romans. I read them to him over and over in his final years.
CLICK HERE for the rest of the story….
Jesus is Lord Mission
The Jesus is Lord Mission will hold its annual meeting
Wed., June 17 at 10:00 a.m.
at Zion Lutheran Church (Walburg)
Those interested are invited to attend.
Sponsored by Faith Senior Ministries
Coming July 7!
Thanksgiving & Praise
A Time of Rejoicing In Jesus Christ
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Faith Senior Ministries cordially invites you to join us
for a time of thanksgiving, praise, and rejoicing
with hymns and instrumentals, God’s Word, prayer,
and a special devotional message by Pastor Don Kasper titled
“The Awesomeness of God’s Creation.”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
WHERE: Faith Lutheran Church Sanctuary
TIME: 10:30-11:30am. RSVP not required.
Masks optional. Bring a friend!
Faith Lutheran Preschool
Seeking Board Members
Faith Lutheran Preschool Board is reaching out for additional Board members who will support, contribute input, and be actively involved as we continue to provide an outstanding preschool at Faith Lutheran Church. If you are interested in serving or would like additional information, please contact the church office.
Weekly Financial Status Update
June 6 Sunday Summary
|Year to Date:
|Income vs Budget:
|Pre-COVID vs COVID:
1 $23,844.37 needed weekly to meet 2021 budget. This was increased by
$323.22 from approved budget to accommodate an IT oversight.
2 This number reflects completed online attendance cards, not views.
3 Pre-COVID, 3/8/2020, average worship attendance was 556.
Sunday Morning Worship Links
(These links will not be “live” until 7 a.m. Sunday morning.)
CLICK HERE to Join us for Worship online
“Kingdom Mysteries” (Mark 4:26-34)
CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland
for June 11-19
(These links take you to the Minute Prayers on our website, once there,
find the day you seek then click the “+” to open the prayer for that day.)
CLICK HERE for June 11-12 Minute Prayers.
CLICK HERE for June 13-19 Minute Prayers
If you would like to receive a Minute Prayer email every day, click here.
“Faith Works News”
“Faith Works News,” our weekly, paperless newsletter, is emailed every Friday morning. We have moved all announcements from the daily eblast to the weekly newsletter.
Deadline to submit announcements and articles for “Faith Works News” is
Wednesday by 10 am.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
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