Faith Works & News 2021-11-5

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Faith Works & News

November 5, 2021
 

Faith Lutheran Church  

Know Christ!  Live Christ!  Make Christ Known!

 

ALL SAINTS’ DAY WILL BE OBSERVED
SUNDAY, NOV. 7

Photo taken recently by Misty Fisher near Florence, Texas

GREETERS for 2022

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

 

Do you like to SMILE?  Meet new people? 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BE A GREETER
(Deadline to sign up is Nov. 8)

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

BAGS TO MATS

MEETING AND DEDICATION

  • Bags to Mats meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in B116  (Nov. 5 and 19). 
  • Anyone who is interested is invited to join us
  • There will be a dedication of the mats this Sunday, Nov. 7.

4TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW – NOV 13

-always free for spectators-

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE

FALL VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY

NOVEMBER 14, 2021

(Information Packet Updated)

 
Our Fall Voters’ Assembly will meet on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service.  All Communicant Members of Faith Lutheran Church over the age of 18 are eligible to vote.

The attached Information Packet was updated on November 5, 2021, to include the Job Descriptions of the new DCOY and DPM called positions (see pages 41-44).  All else is unchanged.

Agenda for November 14, 2021, Voters’ Assembly

Opening Prayer
Roll Call and Introduction of New Members
Act on Approval of Minute from May 16, 2021, Voters’ Assembly
Receive and Review 2021 Financial Performance Reports
Receive Oral Report on Capital Campaign V, “Giving Abundantly, Growing Abundantly”
Receive Oral Report on Capital Campaign VI
Review and Discuss Staff, Council, and Committee Reports
New Business
     Discuss and Act on Call Description – Director of Music and Parish Administration
     Discuss and Act on Call Description – Director of Christian Outreach and Youth Ministry
     Discuss and Act on Approval of Proposed 2022 Operating Budget
     Conduct Election of Congregational Officers for 2022
Act to Adjourn following Closing Prayer
Closing Prayer
A link to the Council Reports and 2022 Proposed Budget is provided below. If you are unable to view/print the linked documents, you may obtain a copy at the church office.

CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED 2021 FALL VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY PACKET (updated 11-5-21).

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

SHOEBOXES DUE NOV. 14

 

“Jesus loves you, and so do I!”  Just 9 more days to turn in your Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  CLICK HERE to hear the testimony of Yuri (pictured right) who lived in 14 different orphanages and how the note from another little girl changed her life by helping her trust in the Lord.

To build your own, amazing shoe box for a child in need,  CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR EACH AGE GROUP. If you don’t have a shoe box, put everything in a plastic bag, and we will provide boxes. All filled shoeboxes (or bags) need to be turned in by November 14.  

It takes $9 to process and ship each shoe box.  You can drop some cash in the Sunday School Mission offering basket or write a check to Faith with “Operation Christmas Child” in the memo. 

“ONE NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM”

PARTS AVAILABLE NOW.

We invite you and your children
to take part in this year’s
Children’s Christmas Service at Faith:
“One Night in Bethlehem.”

Sunday, Dec. 12, at the 11:00 AM service.

For questions or more information, please contact Jonathan Loesch at 512-863-7332. Thank you!

Please click here
to sign up!

 

One night.  It all comes down to one joyous, miraculous, wonderful night—one special night in Bethlehem—when God sent Jesus to be our Savior!

Encourage your child to help share the Good News of Christmas and experience it for themselves! 

What kind of part would your child like to play?

 

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

ANGEL TREE GIFTS

DUE BEFORE THANKSGIVING


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

WHAT IS  IT LIKE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS IN AN INSTITUTION?

If you come from a place where no one cares for you, this might be your first glimpse of Christmas joy.

Would you help us provide Angel Tree gifts for 80+ girls at the Upbring New Life Children’s Center in Canyon Lake?

The TREE and Wish Lists are available at the Ministry Center. 

MANY NAMES REMAIN to fulfill this mission of love! 

Contact:
Danny Swafford or
Angel Tree
Committee Members.

3 WAYS TO HELP:

Choose a Name and
Shop for an Angel’s Gifts


Make a Monetary Donation


Purchase Gift Card(s).


This special outreach ministry is a way of sharing some Christian love with formerly abused and troubled teenage girls.

 

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICES

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

DECEMBER 5th IS COOKIE DAY!

THE HELPING HANDS COOKIE SALE IS BACK!

…make some space in your freezer…

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

“Surviving the Holidays”

Presented by

Grief Share

November 6, 2021,
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

at First Baptist Church,
1333 West University Ave.
Georgetown, Texas
To see a short video as a sample of what you will hear, CLICK HERE
For information and other locations and dates, go to griefshare.org.
To connect with someone from Faith on this topic,
call the church office,
512-863-7332.

 

LWML ADVENT SALAD LUNCHEON

and DEVOTIONAL PROGRAM

 

You are cordially invited
to the annual women’s

LWML Advent Salad Luncheon
and Devotional Program

Sunday November 28, 2021
after the late service.

sponsored by

Faith’s Joy Mission Circle
and Helping Hands

Devotional Program:
“On Our Way to Bethlehem”

RSVP to Patricia Willoughby, Susan Schmidt, or the church office.  More details to follow.

COMPASS GROUP FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

STARTS SUNDAY, NOV 14 @ 5:30PM

  • 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.
  • Meets 2nd Sunday of month in Room B116.  The next meeting is Sunday, November 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • “THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD: Lessons from Ezra and Haggai,” which highlights God’s longing to dwell among us.
  • Contact Jill Meyer or CLICK HERE.

FAITH LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

PRESCHOOL
DATES TO REMEMBER:

Parents Night Out: 
Nov. 5th, 6-10pm $25 per child; $15 for siblings
(for potty-trained toddlers through age 12)

Thanksgiving Feast:
Thursday, Nov. 18

Thanksgiving Break:
Preschool will be closed November 22-26

What fun things happened at Faith Lutheran Preschool in October?
We had a fire safety week, which included a visit from Engine 5.  The firemen showed us uniforms and let us see inside the fire truck. We have been learning about our five senses, Fall, and camping.   In chapel, we learned the story of Moses from when he was a baby, to listening to God, to saving God’s people, and to receiving the Ten Commandments.  In November we will be exploring things related to Fall fruit, Autumn, Thanksgiving, the Gingerbread Man, being thankful, and hearing the stories of Ruth and David.
We also decorated pumpkins like a favorite book character and played games at the FLP Fall Festival! 
JOB OPENINGS

Faith Lutheran Church
is looking for an
AV (Audio Visual) Assistant

Pay: $15/hour

For more information or to schedule an interview
contact Steve Sommo or the church office, 512-863-7332.

Emerald Cottages is seeking an

Activity Director/Community Director Assistant. 

The job is flexible on days worked (less than 30 hours per week), and the pay is $15/hours.  The hours are typically 10-3.

(They asked us to share this opening with you.  Contact the church office or Emerald Cottages for a complete job description.)

LITTLE BLUE BARREL MUG
   

We have seven days to fill the Little Blue Barrel with money to feed folks at the Caring Place.  Look for the Blue Travel Mug in the Narthex this week only.

 

The Caring Place’s Hunger Free Holidays campaign introduced a “Little Blue Barrel” (Travel Mug) to encourage monetary gifts to the Food Pantry.  We are not collecting actual food at this time….just money.  CLICK HERE for a link to more information.

LIFE THOUGHTS FOR LUTHERANS


November 7- Pentecost XXIV (Proper 27B)
– We need neither trust in princes nor fear public opinion (Psalm 146:3-4), as all these things operate and end under our Heavenly Father’s authority. When we cannot care for a child or keep ourselves alive (1 Kings 17:12), we don’t have to surrender to pressures, politics, verdicts, or laws. Instead, we entrust ourselves to Him whose abundance even our afflictions cannot exhaust (1 Kings 17:14-16)—and we invite our neighbors to do the same.

GROWING ABUNDANTLY / GIVING ABUNDANTLY

MONTHLY UPDATE

 

The Status of your Current Capital Campaign
          “THANKS BE TO ALL”

       3-yr Pledged:  $ 543,100

Received to date:  $ 515,302.99 (as of 10-31-2021)

            3-Yr Goal:  $ 750,000

WEEKLY FINANCIAL STATUS UPDATE

October 31 Sunday Summary

 
Income Sunday Giving1: $15,583.00  General Fund
Year to Date:  $1,043,063.50   
Budget YTD Budget:  $1,073,007.69   
Income vs Budget:  $(29,944.19)  Over (Short)
Attendance Online2/8:15/11: 75/199/217=491   
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

 

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.

Readings: 
Isaiah 25:6-9; (Psalm 149);
Revelation 21:1-6z ; Matthew 5:1-12

CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland

(Bible Study will be “live” after 7 a.m. Sunday morning.)

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Sun.

11-7

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

Worship Service (LIVE STREAM)
Sunday School & Adult Ed
Worship Service
Confirmation

Mon. 11-8

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

Prayer Warriors (in person)
Lutheran Braille Workers (at Zion)
Joy Mission Circle

Tues. 11-9

9:30 AM
9:30 AM
12:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM

Quilters
Helping Hands
Senior Ministry Planning Team
Handbells Rehearsal
Board of Ed
Board of Trustees

Wed. 11-10 8:00 AM
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
Men’s Monthly Breakfast (IHOP)
Chrismon Wreath Assembly
High School ECHO
Thur. 11-11

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

Men of Faith Bible Study
Heartfelt Stitchers
Choir Rehearsal

Sat. 11-13

11:00 PM

4th Annual Car Show

Sun. 11-14

8:15 AM
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM

Worship Service (LIVE STREAM)
Sunday School & Adult Ed
Grief Support Group
Worship Service
Fall Winter Voters Assembly
Confirmation
CTX Concert Band

* Worship Services are in BOLD print

MINUTE PRAYERS

 

CLICK HERE for October 31-November 6 Minute Prayers

CLICK HERE for November 7-13 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.

Deadline to submit announcements
and articles for “Faith Works News” is
Wednesday by 10 am.
Send submissions to:  news@flcms.org

 

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