Faith Works & News

October 8, 2021

Faith Lutheran Church  

Know Christ!  Live Christ!  Make Christ Known!



The time has come to subscribe (or renew your subscription) to the “Lutheran Witness” for 2022.  Subscriptions are $14.25, and you can make your check out to Faith Lutheran with “Lutheran Witness” in the memo line.  Mail it to Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Dr., Georgetown, TX  78628.  The check for the subscription needs to be a separate check from your offering.  Checks are due in the church office by Monday, October 11.

Please confirm your mailing address, as well!

By ordering together, the annual subscription to the “Lutheran Witness” is $5.74 less than a single subscription. Plus, you receive The “Texas Messenger” as a bonus with the “Lutheran Witness.”  Contact the church office if you have any questions.



What Is A Lay Reader?  A lay reader is a person who reads the scripture lessons during our worship services.  Public scripture reading is an important ministry as the reader becomes a vehicle for sharing God’s word with the congregation.

Who Can Be A Lay Reader?  Members of Faith who have the gift and commitment to read.  This is a very practical way to invite people to become more involved with our church. 

A schedule for the 2022 lay readers will be published before the end of this year.  You will receive a copy of the worship guide from the church office a few days before your scheduled date, so you can prepare and review the scripture reading.   

Yes, I want to sign up to be a lay reader!
Deadline to get your information back to us is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24.
If you have questions, please contact Janine A or call the church office, 512-863-7332.

Ushers are urgently needed for the 11:00 service


You can sit and attend Holy Communion with your family. 

Sign-up at the Visitor Center or call or email. 

Need more information? Contact, Gil Bowers or the church office.

GREETERS for 2022

Sharing God’s Love – One SMILE at a time!


Do you like to SMILE?  Meet new people? 

Would you like to be on a Greeter team at our church?


(Deadline to sign up is Nov 8th.)

The Holy Spirit has led ALL that come through our doors. It’s our responsibility for ALL to feel God’s love and show our eagerness for ALL to hear the good news of HIS sacrifice for ALL. Our Greeters are like a lens on a camera that brings into focus the true picture of our church and God’s love for ALL.   Be that reason someone feels His love and wants to return again and again! Greeters are assigned to greet once every 6-7 weeks.  You would be given a schedule before the end of the year. There are always options to trade dates with other greeters when you will be out of town.

We encourage ALL members (including children) to consider greeting! 

“Welcome him in the Lord with great joy!”  -Philippians 2:29.

Any questions, please text or call me.
God’s Blessings,
Kathy Craig, Greeter Chair (church box 38)



This Christmas season, the Chrismon Committee needs your help spreading Christmas cheer to residents at local nursing homes. The committee is planning on giving out 20 wreaths to residents that have family far away or that do not have any family. We need your help to raise funds for this mission project. Each wreath costs approximately $20 to make and we will be taking donations before and after church services October 17 and 24 . The goal is to raise at least $400 for this project as well as take any additional money collected to make more ornaments for the sanctuary. The committee will have an example of the wreath as well as 20 angel pins for purchase for $10 each. Any amount donated will be greatly appreciated for our mission project as well as providing more Chrismons for the sanctuary. If you write a check, please add “Chrismons” in the memo line of your check. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kim Herndon or the church office.

Chrismons are Christmas tree ornaments that use Christian symbols. The word, Chrismon, is a combination of Christ and monogram (meaning symbol). These symbols of Christ on a Christmas tree help Christians to remember that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’s birth and a look into His life, and the ultimate gift – His death and resurrection. The story of Jesus is explained through the ornaments in traditional colors of white and gold. White is the liturgical (or Church) color for Christmas and symbolizes that Jesus was pure and perfect. Gold symbolizes His Majesty and Glory.



BAGS TO MATS NEEDS BAGS!  After taking the summer a little slower, we are back in full force. So we are again asking everyone to donate their clean HEB type bags to make mats for the homeless. And we invite everyone to join us on Friday, 15 October at 10:00 in Rm 116 for our next BAGS to MATS meeting. We need people to cut, loop and crochet, and we’ll teach you how. Hope to see you there!


A new Compass Group is starting at Faith Lutheran Church for Professional Women interested in digging into God’s Word while we share the joys and challenges of balancing our personal and professional lives.

The next meeting is Sunday, November 14.  Going forward from then, the group will meet on the Second Sunday of month in Room B116, 5:30-7:30 p.m.. We will use a six-session study titled “The Dwelling Place of God: Lessons from Ezra and Haggai,” which highlights God’s longing to dwell among us. To let us know you are interested or for more information, contact Jill Meyer or CLICK HERE. (There will not be a meeting Oct. 10.)

Let your friends and neighbors know about this community event at Faith!



       IN THE NEWS!

  • FLP hired two new teachers: Ms. Jessie (Advanced Pre-K), and Ms. Jen (3-year-olds)
  • FLP enrolled two new children! (We’re now up to 45 students.)
  • FLP will be adding a second 3 year-old class in November, and adding another teacher!
  • FLP has two spots left for their “Parent’s Night Out” tonight from 6:00 to 10:00 PM
    (Contact Sabrina at

      Thank you for your prayers and support of our preschool at Faith!


A Grief Support Group will be offered on Sundays from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., beginning on October 31, 2021.

This will be an open group.  You can start any week, attend as frequently as you want and discontinue when you want.  This will be a safe place to share the story of your loved one and how their loss has impacted your life.   We will practice confidentiality. 

We will gain strength as we share our experiences, consider Scripture and pray.  We will gain hope as we know that God is close to the brokenhearted.  You are invited to attend whether your grief is fresh, or if your longer-term grief still needs additional processing. 

Contact the church office if you would like more information or would like to talk with the Facilitator, Dolores K.  For planning purposes, it will be helpful if you can let her know that you plan to attend.  





Would you help us provide Angel Tree gifts for 80+ girls at the Upbring New Life Children’s Center in Canyon Lake? This special outreach ministry is a way of sharing some Christian love with formerly abused and troubled teenage girls.  THREE WAYS TO HELP:  Shop for an Angel’s Gifts, Make a Monetary Donation, or Purchase Gift Card(s). Contact Danny Swafford if you would like to shop with a wish list.  

Christmas gifts, clothing, and contributions are due before THANKSGIVING!!
Blessings on your considerate donations. Thank you.


The Sunday School Mission of the Month is Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization.  Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies, as a means of reaching out to children with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We ship these gifts outside the US to children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, etc, and to children living on Native American reservations in the US.  Now’s the time to gather up a few shoe boxes with detachable lids.  They can be cardboard or even plastic shoe bins.  The SS Mission Offering will help pay for shipping of the boxes.  To build your own, amazing shoe box,  CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR EACH AGE GROUP. Thank you!


October 10 – Pentecost XX (Proper 23B) –
“I would never choose it for myself, but I’m not comfortable telling anyone else how to act.” Our neighbors need more from us than lukewarm. The Lord God invites the same courage and compassion His salvation has shown us. “Hate evil, and love good” (Amos 5:15). Real love proclaims both the Law and the Gospel directly (Mark 10:19-21). Jesus makes us nothing less than gentle but relentless!

On September 24, 2021, Bill Fuller, Congregation Chairman, gave a Temple Talk about changing two current staff positions to Called Staff positions.   CLICK HERE to read more about this Call Committee update.

Weekly Financial Status Update

October 3 Sunday Summary

Income Sunday Giving1: $26,997.00  General Fund
Year to Date:  $959,926.50   
Budget YTD Budget:  $975,461.54   
Income vs Budget:  $(15,535.04)  Over (Short)
Attendance Online2/8:15/11: 89/187/179=455   
2021 Avg: 483   
Pre-COVID vs COVID:  (73)  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
for October 10 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

CLICK HERE to Join us for Online Worship
Join us for our live stream
on Sunday mornings at 8:15 am,
or on-demand anytime after 9:30 am.

CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland

(Bible Study will not be “live” until 7 a.m. Sunday morning.)

Readings for this Sunday:
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
(Psalm 90:12-17)
Hebrews 3:12-19
Mark 10:17-22


Sun. 10-10

8:15 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM

Worship Service (LIVE STREAM)
Sunday School
Worship Service

Mon. 10-11

9:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
7:00 PM

Prayer Warriors (Zoom)
Lutheran Braille Workers (@ Zion)
Lutheran Witness Orders Due
Joy Mission Circle

Tues. 10-12

9:30 AM
9:30 AM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM

Helping Hands
Handbells Rehearsal
Board of Education
Board of Trustees

Wed. 10-13 10:30 AM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
Midweek Bible Class: “Trustworthy”
Barnes Compass Group
High School ECHO
Thur. 10-14

6:30 AM
9:30 AM
6:00 PM

Men of Faith Bible Study
Heartfelt Stitchers
Choir Rehearsal

Fri. 10-15

10:00 AM

Bags to Mats

Sun. 10-17

8:00 AM
8:15 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM

Chrismon Fundraiser
Worship Service
Sunday School
Worship Service

* Worship Services are in BOLD print

Minute Prayers

CLICK HERE for October 3-9 Minute Prayers

CLICK HERE for October 10-16 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.

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(and are not already subscribed), click here.

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Worship Services: Sunday’s at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 Faith Lutheran Church   |   4010 Williams Dr., Georgetown, TX 78628   |





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