Faith Works News

July 9, 2021

Faith Lutheran Church

Know Christ!  Live Christ!  Make Christ Known!


by Tess Todd

As I write this on June 22, 2021, I realize it isn’t long until the 4th of July. Lots of thoughts run through my mind as I consider Independence Day… Let’s talk about fireworks.  CLICK HERE to read the rest of the story!  

Helping Hands Mission Project

Collecting “Point Store” Items for Girls (Ages 11-17)

Helping Hands continues to collect Point Store items for the girls at New Life Children’s Center.  This week’s featured item:  FLIP FLOPS

Collection Dates:  July 4 – August 29

Collection Place:  Faith’s Ministry Center in the Narthex

All items should be new. 
Please do not include any metal or glass.

To read more about this project, to see a full list of the items we are collecting, or for information on where to write a check, click here.  Even though we are featuring flip flops in this article, you may bring any items on the list at any time!

Hiring A/V
Assistant for
Faith Lutheran Church

Pay: $15/hour

Sundays and occasional weekdays


Please note that we ONLY have someone to run the slides for worship for six more weeks. We really need to fill this position soon!  Please pass this posting along to someone you know…or post it at work… or post at your community bulletin board.  Could YOU be the one we are seeking?

For more information contact the church office, 512-863-7332.

The Faith IT Board needs your help!

IT savvy? Do you like to work with computers?  The Faith IT Board needs your help!  The IT Board’s responsibility is to take care of the Church’s IT needs, which includes (but is not limited to) purchasing and repairing (when possible) all electronic equipment. Keeping up the internal network and phones and securing printer/copier contracts.  Please contact the church office for more information, 512-863-7332.

On Sunday, August 1,
following the 11:00 Service,
we will be celebrating
the ministry and service of
Pastor John Selle
and Phyllis Draheim.

ECHO: Echoing Christ’s Heart to Others

Faith’s High School News

See the ECHO newsletter for info on the following summer activities for high school students:  filming parables, summer Bible Study (in coffee shops), rock climbing, music lessons, cooking together, ECHO Olympics, Back-to-School Tailgate, LCMS 2022 Youth Gathering.

CLICK HERE for the July newsletter. 

Faith Senior Ministries Advocacy Program
2021 Speaker Series

with Virginia Lazenby




WHEN:  August 3, 2021

WHERE:  Faith Lutheran Church sanctuary

TIME:  1:30-2:30, with refreshments in the library from 1:00 to 1:30.

Virginia Lazenby is founder of Seniors Living Smarter Services, and host of the popular monthly Seniors Living Smarter seminars. A fervent and innovative advocate for seniors, Virginia’s mission is to educate, equip, and inspire seniors to live life with a plan, and with the best quality of life in view. As a realtor and downsizing specialist, Virginia will offer time-tested strategies, purposeful guidance, and up-to-date resource to help you with the many challenges of downsizing as your needs require.

Please feel free to contact Vicar John Cotner with your questions and suggestions: or (512) 863-7332.

Life Thoughts from Lutherans for Life

July 11 – Pentecost VII (Proper 10B) – Was John’s Gospel proclamation about Herod’s marriage a political issue (Mark 6:18)? Or was it the Word of the Lord warning a neighbor against danger and pledging a better way? We may feel like neither prophets nor prophets’ sons (Amos 7:14-15), but we have heard the Word of truth and the Gospel of everyone’s salvation (Ephesians 1:13). However politicized or unpopular the sanctity of life becomes, we have been predestined to proclaim and celebrate it. (Ephesians 1:11-12).

Bags to Mats Update

We are taking a break from collecting bags until the end of the Summer.  This is good news because that means we have more than enough bags for what we need.  Our stores are overflowing!  Thank you to everyone for helping us with this blessing for the homeless.  Our next meeting is Friday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Weekly Financial Status Update

July 4 Sunday Summary

Income Sunday Giving1: $28,279.00  General Fund
Year to Date: $651,679.43   
Budget YTD Budget: $658,436.54   
Income vs Budget: $6,757.11  Over (Short)
Attendance Online2/8:15/11: 84/198/194=485   
2021 Avg: 481   
Pre-COVID vs COVID: (75)  Over (Short)3


1 $24,386.54 needed weekly to meet 2021 adjusted budget. 
2 This number reflects completed online attendance cards, not views.
3 Pre-COVID, 3/8/2020, average worship attendance was 556.

Sunday Worship Links
July 11

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

CLICK HERE to Join us for Worship online
“Speaking Truth to Power”  
(Amos 7:7-15)

CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland

(These links will not be “live” until 7 a.m. Sunday morning.)

Readings for Sunday, July 11
Amos 7:7-15
[Psalm 85:(1-7) 8-13] Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Next Week at Faith

Sunday, July 11
07:00am Online Worship Posted
08:15am Worship Service
09:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship Service
Monday, July 12
09:00am Prayer Warriors
Tuesday, July 13
09:00am Helping Hands
07:00pm Board of Ed
07:00pm Board of Trustees
07:00pm Handbells

Wednesday, July 14
09:00am Recording – Readings
09:30am Chrismons
06:45am Barnes Compass Group
07:00pm Young Adult Bible Study
07:00pm CXL – No High School ECHO tonight
Thursday, July 15
06:30am Men of Faith Bible Study
08:00am Leaders Meeting
09:30am Heartfelt Stitchers
06:00pm Choir Rehearsal
07:00pm Board of Elders
Friday, July 16
10:00am Bags to Mats

Sunday, July 18
07:00am Online Worship Posted
08:15am Worship Service
09:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship Service
12:15pm Baptism
01:00pm Middle School Youth Group

*Worship Services are in blue print.

Minute Prayers

(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 July 4-10 Minute Prayers.

CLICK HERE for July 11-17 Minute Prayers

If you would like to receive a Minute Prayer email every day
(and are not already subscribed), 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.

NOTICE:  Misty will be on vacation July 12-16
so any content received after today will appear in the July 23 issue.

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