Minute Prayers August 1-7

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In every place where I cause My name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you.
(Exodus 20:24b)

Most gracious God, with baptismal water You have written Your name on me and claimed me for Yourself. Make my heart a place of praise and my life a source of blessing to others. I ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.

We had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.
(1 Thessalonians 2:2b)

Spirit of God, in the midst of pandemic grant me faith’s courage to declare without fear or hesitation the gospel of Christ crucified and raised again. Accompany my testimony with Your power that it may comfort any who may be frightened by current events. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD.
(Zechariah 8:16)

God of all holiness, You love righteousness and hate wickedness. By Your Word of life make me daily more like You. Grant that in faith and love I do all that You command and refrain from doing all that You forbid. This I pray in the name of Your perfectly obedient Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
(Mark 14:38)

Knowing all things, blessed Savior, You know that I am willing in spirit to follow You but weak in the flesh. Fortify my faith! Keep me watchful against every temptation and prayerful for every blessing. Help me live each day to the praise of Your name and the well-being of my neighbors. Amen.

And Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets,
encouraged and strengthened the brothers with many words.
(Acts 15:32)

I don’t know very much about Judas and Silas, Lord Jesus, but I thank You for their example of faith in action and ask that, like them, by words and deeds I also encourage and strengthen other believers, whom You have made to be my brothers and sisters. Amen.

When my spirit faints within me, You know my way!
(Psalm 142:3a)

My spirit is fainting, almighty Savior. Earthquakes, fires, floods, pandemic, social upheaval, and political paralysis, press on my heart and mind. Refresh me, I beg You. Remind me that You are not unaware of the day’s headlines but that You present and active, reigning over them in might and mercy. Amen.

And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”
(Matthew 20:30)

Help me, Lord Jesus. When I am blind to Your works and deaf to Your words, look on me in pity. Touch my soul to receive by faith the blessings Your delight to bestow. Then, use me in compassionate service to others that they also may rejoice in Your mercy. I pray this in Your name. Amen.

 

Faith Works 2021-7-30

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Faith Works News

July 30, 2021
 

Know Christ!  Live Christ!  Make Christ Known!

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. 

RSVP for the event by contacting Joanna Roche, or by signing up at the ministry center in the Narthex. The retreat is open to all women at Faith, their friends, and neighbors. Please let us know by August 18th so we can have sufficient materials and food. 

FAITH LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL NOW HIRING

ADVANCED PRE-K AND TODDLER TEACHER

• Must be 18 years or older
• Pass background check
• Have or get CPR/First Aid
 
Experience is a plus not required-we will train the right candidates.
Please contact Faith Lutheran Preschool at director@flpreschool.com

Kids Picnic at Garey Park

For families of Preschool and Elementary Age Kids

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th  2:00 – 7:30 PM   

Garey Park  in Georgetown

• Picnic in the park! BYO picnic lunch and meet at the Derby Pavilion.

• Keep cool at the awesome Splash Pad! The nearly 7,000-square-foot amenity
offers 28 water features. (Come any time between 2 – 7:30 PM)

• The Play Ranch is two acres full of fun! Two nature-inspired playgrounds
offer age-appropriate activities for children ages 2-5 and 5-12.

• Plenty of open green spaces for running, frisbee, and kite flying too.

• When you come to the gate at Garey Park, just say you are with
Faith Lutheran Church (or mention “Jonathan Loesch”) and they will let you in.

NO payment required!  We have the Derby Pavilion reserved just for Faith families…and their friends!

You are always welcome to invite other friends, families and children who are your neighbors, relatives, or coworkers!

 

Garey Park is located at: 6450 Ranch to Market Rd 2243, Georgetown, TX 78628

Faith Senior Ministries Advocacy Program
2021 Speaker Series presents

“Downsizing & Aging Successfully”
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’s presentation on Downsizing covers all aspects, including quality of life, aging successfully, and how to choose a senior living community best suited to your needs and desires. Finally, Virginia will discuss her philosophy of downsizing in five easy steps.

Virginia Lazenby is founder of Seniors Living Smarter Services, and host of the popular monthly Seniors Living Smarter seminars. An active Texas Realtor and Certified Senior Housing Professional, Mrs. Lazenby is also a fervent and innovative advocate for seniors. Her mission is to educate, equip, and inspire seniors to live life with a plan, and with the best quality of life in view.

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

School Supply Drive

All donations will go to Williamson County Juvenile Services
and collected in the Narthex through Sunday, August 15th

Supplies Needed:
Backpacks
Pens/Pencils
Notebook Paper/Notebooks
Subject Folder w/ three clasps
Markers
Crayons
Safety Scissors
Rulers w/ Metric Measurements
Used Computer that connects to WiFi
2 or 3 inch Binders
Pencil Bags/Boxes
Dry Erase Markers
Gift Card

Faith’s own Pastors Don Kasper and Paul Howe are serving Christ Lutheran Church in Noack Texas.  On Sunday, August 8, Christ Lutheran will do their annual Brisket & Sausage Fest at the Thrall FireMan’s Hall. Pastor Kasper will be at Faith this Sunday, August 1st, and happy to sell you a $13.00 Ticket to enjoy the food and come and join in the fellowship and fun!

Middle School Events

  • Confirmation Begins Sunday, August 29th!  Do you have a 7th or 8th grader to register?  
  • Middle School Youth events meet every other week over the summer at 1:00, the next being Sunday, August 8.   
  • CLICK HERE for the Confirmation calendar and information, as well as fun, summer events for Middle Schoolers. 

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.  

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.

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.

Weekly Financial Status Update

July 25 Sunday Summary

Income Sunday Giving1:  $20,703.00  General Fund
Year to Date:  $718,554.79   
Budget YTD Budget:  $731,596.15   
Income vs Budget: $13,041.36  Over (Short)
Attendance Online2/8:15/11: 94/176/190=460   
2021 Avg: 479   
Pre-COVID vs COVID:  (77)  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 August 1

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

CLICK HERE to Join us for Worship online

CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland

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

Readings for this Sunday:
Exodus 16:2–15
(Psalm 145:10–21)
Ephesians 4:1–16
John 6:22–35

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Sun. 8-1 7:00 AM
8:15 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Online Worship Posted
Worship Service
Sunday School
Worship Service
Pr. Selle & Phyllis Draheim Celebration
Mon. 8-2 9:00 AM Prayer Warriors
Tues. 8-3

9:00 AM
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
7:00 PM

Helping Hands
Quilters
“Downsizing & Aging Successfully”
Handbell Rehearsal

Wed. 8-4 9:00 AM
10:00 AM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Recording – Readings
High School Bible Study
Young Adult Bible Study
High School ECHO
Thur. 8-5 6:30 AM
9:30 AM
6:00 PM
Men of Faith Bible Study
Heartfelt Stitchers
Choir Rehearsal
Sat. 8-9

9:00 AM

Handbell Rehearsal

Sun. 8-8 

7:00 AM
8:15 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM

Online Worship Posted
Worship Service
Sunday School
Worship Service
Middle School Youth
Family Fun Event – Garey Park

* Worship Services are in BOLD print

Minute Prayers

CLICK HERE for July 25-31 Minute Prayers

CLICK HERE for August 1-7 Minute Prayers

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on our website, once there,

find the day you seek then click the “+”
to open the prayer for that day.

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

 

 

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Kids Picnic at Garey Park

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Families of Preschool and Elementary Age Kids

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th  2:00 – 7:30 PM   

Garey Park  in Georgetown

  • Picnic in the park! BYO picnic lunch and meet at the Derby Pavilion.
  • Keep cool at the awesome Splash Pad! The nearly 7,000-square-foot amenity offers 28 water features. (Come any time between 2 – 7:30 PM)
  • The Play Ranch is two acres full of fun! Two nature-inspired playgrounds offer age-appropriate activities for children ages 2-5 and 5-12.
  • Plenty of open green spaces for running, frisbee, and kite flying too.
  • When you come to the gate at Garey Park, just say you are with Faith Lutheran Church (or mention “Jonathan Loesch”) and they will let you in.

NO payment required!  We have the Derby Pavilion reserved just for Faith families…and their friends!

You are always welcome to invite other friends, families and children who are your neighbors, relatives, or coworkers!

 

Garey Park is located at: 6450 Ranch to Market Rd 2243, Georgetown, TX 78628