Bible Translation Sunday from Lutheran Bible Translators

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Millions of people can’t read the Bible in a language they understand.
Many speak a language that is not written down.
PUT GOD’S WORD IN THEIR HANDS

Bible Translation Sunday is September 27th!

Lutheran Bible Translators is a highly trained group of women and men working with church and Bible agency leaders to bring God’s Word to those who don’t yet have it.

God is transforming the lives of people around the world as they read and use His Word in their heart language. Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts.
Your fervent prayers and generous support of Bible translation ministry leaves a legacy that will endure forever. There are many opportunities to be involved in the mission, but there’s no opportunity like Bible translation.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

New Bible Study: “Romans – Good News That Changes Everything”

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A New Bible Study
Led by Shelly Curren
Romans – Good News That Changes Everything  by Melissa Spoelstra
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  (Online)
October 14, 2020 – November 25, 2020

Bad news surrounds us. It comes through our phone, computer and television screens.  We encounter it in doctors’ offices, the workplace, and our own homes. If we’re not careful, we can drift toward cynicism, fear, or despair. As followers of Jesus, we must not lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news.  We call it the gospel; it reminds us that God loves us and longs to redeem our suffering. The gospel truths shared with the early church of Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace personally and to share with others.

In this seven-week study of Romans, we will take a posture of listening and learning as we approach this powerful book, packed with good news. Specifically, we’ll be highlighting significant concepts regarding the good news about faith, hope, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may be facing, in Romans we’ll find good news that will encourage, inspire, and transform us, bringing about a spiritual renewal that will spread to those around us.

This class will be a group online study, using the Webex application. This works on computers, tablets, and smart phones. The leader has an account, so up to 40 people can join in the study free of charge. If the study sounds interesting to you, please do not let this deter you from joining the group. It is easy to set up an account and each week you will receive an e-mail invitation to join the meeting. You only need to click on the link and it will take you directly to the group. A test run will be set up for those new to the application prior to the start of the study so that everyone is comfortable on the day it begins.

Please contact the church office to sign up or with questions.

 

 

 

 

Paracord Ministry

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Faith’s Paracord Ministry needs your help! Men and women, veterans and non-Veterans, teenagers who can use community hours… Anyone willing to learn and has time available to help Faith Lutheran Church serve our Mission to the Military. This is a perfect activity during this time of Covid-19 where we are spending additional time at home. This activity is simple to learn and can be done in front of the television. So far, in 2020, we have sent 5,214 bracelets, but we need your help.

What are Paracord Bracelets?

Paracord bracelets are also known as survival bracelets, or parachute cord bracelets and are considered a survival tool. These bracelets become extremely handy in survival or emergency situations.

How can a Paracord “Survival” Bracelet be used?

Paracord Bracelets can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:

  • Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles
  • Build a makeshift shelter
  • Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects
  • Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location
  • Make a sling or splint

And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord!

How can I get started?

Kits to start assembling these bracelets are located in the Narthex at the Ministry Center. There is a box with ten 7 1/2 foot lengths of paracord with burned ends (to prevent unraveling). The pattern and instructions for making the bracelets is also found there.

CLICK HERE for video instructions from Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude is the organization that we work with to send these bracelets out. This link also includes more information about how this movement got started, how the packages are assembled and sent, and how their organization has evolved over time. The link also includes videos that show how happy, thankful, and appreciative all branches of service are to be remembered.

Making these bracelets takes practice. Please contact Neil or Mary with any questions. We are here to help you get started and will work with you.

Please contact the church office with questions or to sign up with Mary Peck and Neil Christiansen.