Faith Works & News
October 22, 2021
Know Christ! Live Christ! Make Christ Known!
This Christmas season, the Chrismon Committee needs your help spreading Christmas cheer to residents at local nursing homes. The committee is planning on giving out wreaths to 20 residents who have family far away or who do not have any family. We need your help to raise funds for this mission project. Each wreath costs approximately $20 to make, and we will be taking donations before and after church services October 24 . The goal is to raise at least $400 for this project as well as take any additional money collected to make more ornaments for the sanctuary.
The committee will have 20 angel pins for purchase for $10 each. Any amount donated will be greatly appreciated for our mission project as well as providing more Chrismons for the sanctuary. If you write a check, please add “Chrismons” in the memo line of your check. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kim Herndon or the church office.
Chrismons are Christmas tree ornaments that use Christian symbols. The word, Chrismon, is a combination of Christ and monogram (meaning symbol). These symbols of Christ on a Christmas tree help Christians to remember that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’s birth and a look into His life, and the ultimate gift – His death and resurrection. The story of Jesus is explained through the ornaments in traditional colors of white and gold. White is the liturgical (or Church) color for Christmas and symbolizes that Jesus was pure and perfect. Gold symbolizes His Majesty and Glory.
We will be blessed to have Dr. Barb Geistfeld, Lutherans for Life (LFL) Regional Director of Texas, visiting us this Sunday, October 24th. She is retired from owning a small-animal veterinary hospital. She has taught teen and adult Bible studies for many years and has given LFL presentations to Lutheran churches, schools and conferences all over Texas. She will have a table with Lutherans for Life publications in the church narthex and will be available to answer questions after both services.
She will also be speaking to Pastor Crowe’s Parenting Class on life issues facing young people today. Anyone is welcome to attend the class at 9:45 in Room B.-116
The LWR Quilts and Kits Blessing
|The Lutheran World Relief quilt is special! It brings warmth on a cold night, shelter from the sun on a hot day. It becomes a bed, a room divider, a backpack to carry belongs, and sometimes even a home.||The quilts are distributed by Lutheran World Relief to Refugees and other people around the world, including the US. Each quilt is one of a kind with a beauty all its own, made as a gift of hope by caring women.||We know that some of our quilts have gone to Georgia (Russia), Honduras, Guatemala, Serbia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, and Angola, among others.|
LAY READERS NEEDED FOR 2022
What Is A Lay Reader? A lay reader is a person who reads the scripture lessons during our worship services. Public scripture reading is an important ministry as the reader becomes a vehicle for sharing God’s word with the congregation.
Who Can Be A Lay Reader? Members of Faith who have the gift and commitment to read. This is a very practical way to invite people to become more involved with our church.
A schedule for the 2022 lay readers will be published before the end of this year. You will receive a copy of the worship guide from the church office a few days before your scheduled date, so you can prepare and review the scripture reading.
Deadline to get your information back to us is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24.
USHERS URGENTLY NEEDED
Ushers are urgently needed for the 11:00 service
What does an Usher do?
Pass out Faith Alive
Count the number attending
Direct communion – let rows know when to go forward
Present the offering
Check pews after the service
Sign-up at the Visitor Center or BY CLICKING HERE.
Need more information? Contact, Gil Bowers or the church office.
GREETERS for 2022
Sharing God’s Love – One SMILE at a time!
Do you like to SMILE? Meet new people?
Would you like to be on a Greeter team at our church?
(Deadline to sign up is Nov 8th.)
|The Holy Spirit has led ALL that come through our doors. It’s our responsibility for ALL to feel God’s love and show our eagerness for ALL to hear the good news of HIS sacrifice for ALL.||Our Greeters are like a lens on a camera that brings into focus the true picture of our church and God’s love for ALL.||Be that reason someone feels His love and wants to return again and again!||Greeters are assigned to greet once every 6-7 weeks. You would be given a schedule before the end of the year. There are always options to trade dates with other greeters when you will be out of town.|
We encourage ALL members (including children) to consider greeting!
“Welcome him in the Lord with great joy!” -Philippians 2:29.
Any questions, please text or call me.
Kathy Craig, Greeter Chair (church box 38)
FAITH SENIOR MINISTRIES
For more information, contact Vicar John Cotner, 512-863-7332.
October 17 Sunday Summary
|Income||Sunday Giving1:||$19,477.00||General Fund|
|Year to Date:||$1,004,368.50|
|Income vs Budget:||$(19,866.12)||Over (Short)|
|Attendance||Online2/8:15/11:||75/170/260*=505||*55 from offsite service|
|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|
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on Sunday mornings at 8:15 am,
or on-demand anytime after 9:30 am.
Readings for this Sunday:
Jeremiah 32:7-9; (Psalm 126);
Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
(Bible Study will be “live” after 7 a.m. Sunday morning.)
Prayer Warriors (Zoom)
|Midweek Bible Class
Barnes Compass Group
High School ECHO
Men of Faith Bible Study
Set up Trunks
Worship Service (LIVE STREAM)
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I wait for your salvation,
In this world that demands instant access, fast food, and quick fixes, teach me, O Lord, the blessings of patience. By the presence of Your Son, Jesus, fill my waiting with worship and servanthood. Knowing that my salvation is secure in Christ, transform my hurrying into helpfulness as Your Spirit leads me heavenward. Amen.
Nothing can hinder the LORD
from saving by many
or by few.
(1 Samuel 14:6b)
Wow! This is great news! Help me believe it, Spirit of Truth; help me believe that NOTHING can hinder the Lord from saving, not even my own sinfulness. Daily build up my confidence in Jesus, the Son of God, so that I follow and bear witness to Him with increasing delight and courage. Amen.
For the present form of this world
is passing away.
(1 Corinthians 7:31b)
According to a calendar known only to You, holy Father, history is racing to its end. While time remains help me lead a life of faithful and loving discipleship that peaceably yet urgently points the world to Jesus, the Savior of all, Who reigns in might and grace over time and eternity. Amen.
Every tree therefore
that does not bear good fruit
is cut down and
thrown into the fire.
Lord Jesus, by Your death on a tree cut down You rescued me from the fires of hell. Bring to ripeness in me the holy fruit of good works that by faith imitate Your love and make it real in service to the neighbors into Whose company You place me each day. I pray this in Your name. Amen.
But when [Uzziah] was strong,
he grew proud,
to his destruction.
(2 Chronicles 26:16)
Spirit of life, through the holy word of God teach me to be cautious against pride and its destructiveness. Balance my joy in any achievement or accomplishment with the humility that bows in faith before the Father of the heavenly lights Who is the real Giver of every good and perfect gift. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
“I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down His life
for the sheep.
Your goodness, Lord Jesus, is defined and revealed in self-sacrifice. Make the same true of me, I beg You. Forgive the selfishness in me that refuses to relinquish any blessing, and create in me the generosity that always seeks the physical and spiritual well-being of others, even enemies. Amen.
May the LORD give strength to His people!
May the LORD bless His people with peace!
The strength and peace I need are not my own, Lord Jesus; they are Yours, and they flow from the wounds of Calvary. Lead me daily to Your cross and tomb, knowing that by death You conquered death and that by rising You secured for me a place in Paradise. Here are strength and peace, indeed. Amen.