Easter Lilies for Sanctuary

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Faith Lutheran Altar Guild will be ordering Easter lilies as in past years to beautify the sanctuary for Easter.  Because of the continuation of appropriate precautions due to Covid 19, a few changes will need to stay in place as they did during the Christmas season. In the past, orders had been taken at the ministry center with our members noting their plant is in memory of, in thanksgiving for, or given for the glory of God.  A list of the donors was included in a bulletin.  As at Christmas, the printed list of donors  will not be possible for Easter lilies either.  But most importantly, list or no list, the donors themselves can still experience the joy of being a part in beautifying the sanctuary.

The Easter lilies will be $12.00 each.  This cannot by paid online.  Checks should be made to “Faith Lutheran Altar Guild”, note purpose on memo line.  Baskets for lily purchases will be available in the narthex March 7, March 14 and March 21 or funds can be mailed to:

Faith Lutheran Church

4010 Williams Drive

Georgetown, TX 78628

The Altar Guild has ordered 50 plants available on a first come basis.  Please make your purchase no later than March 21.  We will put out a notice if all plants are sold prior to this.  Blessings and thank you for making our sanctuary feel welcoming as we rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

March Life Thoughts in the Church Year from Lutherans For Life

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Produced by Lutherans for Life, Life Thoughts in the Church Year are designed to help pastors and congregations see the church year through the lens of the sanctity of human life. Life Thoughts are based on the appointed readings from Lutheran Service Book using the Three-Year Lectionary.

March 7 – Lent III – Abortion occupies an entire business industry. Assisted suicide is driven by financial considerations. And Jesus objects to nothing more strongly than making life and death a matter of commerce (John 2:15-16). He sacrificed Himself instead (John 2:19) so that “you shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13). Why? Because Almighty God chose the lowly for His own (1 Corinthians 1:28-30)—unborn, aged, impaired, even you and me.

March 14 – Lent IV – Location, origin, and residency can neither improve a person’s worth nor impair it. The Lord God’s worldwide redemption in Jesus (John 3:16) gathers from east and the west, north and the south (Psalm 107:2-3). How then can the confines of a woman’s womb or the bars of a hospital bed or the walls of a laboratory hold Him back when His great love has redeemed the human lives there as well?

March 21 – Lent V – Servanthood supersedes success, says Jesus (Mark 10:42-45). And do not surprise pregnancies and terminal diagnoses provide irreplaceable opportunities to serve neighbors, whether loved ones or strangers? Our Savior suggests that coming alongside them in courage and compassion may be better than sitting in prominent places hereafter!

March 28 – Palm Sunday/Passion of Our Lord – God works salvation in meekness (Zechariah 9:9). He brings glory only in weakness (Philippians 2:5-8). Abortion and assisted suicide attempt to avoid what the world perceives as weaknesses. But if we never enter another’s weakness or acknowledge and endure our own, we cannot know or come near to heaven. Better the peace of weakness with Jesus than any strength bought by such bloodshed (Zechariah 9:10).

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PB&J for Meals on Wheels

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MARCH IS FAITH’S PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MONTH FOR MEALS ON WHEELS

As in past years, March is Peanut Butter and Jelly month as part of the Meals on Wheels ministry for Faith Lutheran Church. Along with the nine other congregations in Georgetown that support this ministry, we collect enough peanut butter and jelly to provide a supplement to the diet for each recipient every month of the year. Again, this year we are asking for your generous donation of a small jar of peanut butter and a small jar of jelly or jam; large jars are difficult to handle for clients and volunteers. PLEASE PLACE YOUR DONATIONS IN THE BASKET AT THE MINISTRY CENTER any time during the month of March. Thank you!!

Faith is one of nine area churches that support and operate Meals on Wheels daily deliveries. Over 35 volunteers from Faith regularly deliver meals to clients in Georgetown and surrounding areas.