Faith Works & News 2021-11-19

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Faith Works & News

November 19, 2021
 

Faith Lutheran Church  

Know Christ!  Live Christ!  Make Christ Known!

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICES

DRIVE THROUGH COMMUNION

BY FAITH CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

PLEDGES DUE NOVEMBER 21

 

The goal for the By Faith Capital Campaign is ZERO, meaning fully paying off the remaining $1.1M debt.   Doing so will save Faith more than $116,700 for investment in ministry operations, building blocks for future growth, or other growth-minded initiatives.  By Faith, we believe that we can pay off this remaining debt and use the resources to continue and increase the Kingdom-building opportunities that God places before us.
We ask that your gift be prayerful and cheerful.  Do not give out of obligation, rather a joyful response to our Loving God who daily blesses us.  You should have received a pledge form in the mail; please bring that and include it in the offering on November 21st

CLICK HERE to read more about this campaign,
to give online, or to set up recurring gifts.
 

 

Faith’s Mission Offering for November:

BREAD OF LIFE FUND

“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).

JOY MISSION BAKE SALE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

(BAKE SALE #1)

ANGEL TREE GIFTS

DUE BEFORE THANKSGIVING

 
CONCERT – NOVEMBER 21

LWML ADVENT SALAD LUNCHEON

and DEVOTIONAL PROGRAM

ADVENT DEVOTIONS

This Advent, the Board of Fellowship
will be providing a light supper
followed by an Advent Devotion
in the Activity Center. 
Please join us!

COMPASS GROUPS


Would you like to join a small group

for fellowship and Bible study? 

Our small groups are called “Compass Groups.” 

If you are interested in joining a Compass Group,

please fill out the form HERE.

CALLED POSITIONS

Did you hear that we have created two new called positions for
(1) music and administration and
(2) youth and outreach? 

To read more and to submit names of candidates, CLICK HERE.

JOB OPENING

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.

LITTLE BLUE BARREL MUG

Have you seen
the Little Blue Barrel
(Travel Mug)? 

It is in our Narthex through the holidays and into the New Year. Please help us fill it with money to feed folks at the Caring Place.
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.
 

WILL YOU SERVE AS AN USHER?

Please consider becoming an usher at the 11:00 service. We still need more volunteers. This is a wonderful way to serve.  Contact Gil Bowers or the church office.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE
DECEMBER 5
(BAKE SALE #2)

 

FRUITCAKE AND CINNAMON PECAN SALE
DECEMBER 5

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 
2022 LCMS YOUTH GATHERING
IN HOUSTON, JULY 9-13

“In All Things,” the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering will bring over 1000 loving, energetic, flexible, and faithful volunteers to Houston, TX. The Volunteer team is composed of folks from all over the USA, of all ages, gifts and abilities.

We would love for YOU to serve a few hours or the entirety of the Gathering as a Young Adult Volunteer (ages 19-25) or an Adult Volunteer  (25 and older). 

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Young adult (ages 19-25) volunteer application deadline is Dec. 31.


Team Flex (ages 25+) applications close April 30, 2022. 

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.

The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity. The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT:

LIFE THOUGHTS FOR LUTHERANS


November 14 -Last Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 29B)
– The sanctity of every human life involves far more than personal choices or political issues. We have the chance to snatch sisters and brothers from destruction (Jude 23) in the epic battle between good and evil. And the Lord’s Words do not require our anger to prevail (Psalm 93:4), so let us engage every neighbor with mercy to untangle their confusion (Jude 22). Receive them as gifts and treat them as privileges just like our Father treasures us.

WEEKLY FINANCIAL STATUS UPDATE

November 14 Sunday Summary

 
Income Sunday Giving1: $32,540.00  General Fund
Year to Date:  $1,104,420.87   
Budget YTD Budget:  $1,121,780.77   
Income vs Budget:  $(17,359.90)  Over (Short)
Attendance Online2/8:15/11: 74/176/225=475   
2021 Avg: 480   
Pre-COVID vs COVID:  (76)  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 51:4-6; (Psalm 93);
Jude 20-25; Mark 13:24-37

CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland

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

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Sun.

11-21

8:00 AM
8:15 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
6:00 PM

Joy Mission Bake Sale
Worship Service (LIVE STREAM)
Sunday School & Bible Class
Worship Service
Vineyard Voice (in Concert)

Mon. 11-22

9:00 AM

Prayer Warriors (in person)

Tues. 11-23

9:30 AM
6:00 PM

Quilters
Handbells Rehearsal

Wed. 11-24

9:00 AM
12:00 PM
3:00 PM
7:00 PM

Drive Through Communion
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Thanksgiving Eve Service (@ Estrella)
Thanksgiving Eve Service

Thur. 11-25   Thanksgiving (church office closed)
Fri. 11-26

 

(church office closed)

Sun. 11-28

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

Worship Service (LIVE STREAM)
Sunday School & Adult Ed
Worship Service
LWML Advent Luncheon

* Worship Services are in BOLD print

FRIDAY’S MINUTE PRAYER

 

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(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.
 

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