Minute Prayers June 6-12

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O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house

and the place where Your glory dwells.

(Psalm 26:8) 

Spirit of God, awaken in me a holy hunger to be in God’s house with His people, hearing His word, receiving His pardon, and being strengthened in faith for daily discipleship. Forgive my lackluster worship and transform it into vibrant praise, for I ask this through Christ Jesus, my Lord. Amen.

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil,

but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

(1 Thessalonians 5:15)

That little “always” convicts me, righteous Savior. Forgive me. In the sinfulness of my heart I often seek to retaliate rather than do good to everyone. Lead me to Your cross to learn the love that repays evil with blessing. I ask this in Your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.

And [Jesus] said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him.

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts,

sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting,

wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.

(Mark 7:20-22)

Holy, holy, holy are You, Lord God almighty.  Sinful, sinful, sinful am I.  Purify my heart!  Drench me in the blood of Christ, shed from the cross, to drown my wickedness and bring to fruitfulness in me the faith that clings to Jesus’ cleansing name and gladly proclaims it to others.   Amen.

The LORD is slow in anger

and great in power.

(Nahum 1:3a)

It is altogether because You, O Lord, are slow to anger and great in power that I am saved from sin and death and can face each day’s troubles with hope and cheer. You poured out on Jesus, Your Son, Your anger against all evil and demonstrated Your great power by raising Him from the grave and promising to raise with Him all who trust in Him. Thank You! Amen.

But far be it from me to boast

except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

by which the world has been crucified to me,

and I to the world.

(Galatians 6:14)

By Your death in time, Lord Jesus, You secured my life in eternity. Hold Your cross always before me to protect me against every spiritually perilous impulse to magnify myself or take undue pride in any earthly achievement or accomplishment. Take center place in my heart and make cross-bearing my greatest honor and delight. Amen.

I know, my God, that You test the heart

and have pleasure in uprightness.

(1 Chronicles 29:17a)

Your testings, O God, are always intended to strengthen my faith; Satan’s temptations are always intended to weaken it. Help me discern the difference, embracing the former, even when they may be painful in some way, and fleeing the latter. Make me daily more upright, more like Jesus, in Whom You are always well pleased. Amen

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like

a merchant in search of fine pearls,

who, on finding one pearl of great value,

went and sold all that he had and bought it.

(Matthew 13:45-46)

Teach me, Lord Jesus, to value the kingdom of God more highly than all earthly possessions and treasures; and grant me faith’s willingness to forego or overcome whatever impedes me or any fellow disciple from following You to the palace of heaven. Amen.

 

Faith Works 2021-5-28

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Faith Works News

May 28,2021

Faith Lutheran Church
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Welcome to “Faith Works News”

Welcome to “Faith Works News,” our weekly, paperless newsletter, which will be emailed every Friday morning.  We have moved all announcements from the daily eblast to the weekly newsletter.

Those who recently subscribed to “Minute Prayer” will receive a prayer every morning in a separate email.

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

Faith Lutheran Preschool
Seeking Board Members

Faith Lutheran Preschool Board is reaching out for additional Board members who will support, contribute input, and be actively involved as we continue to provide an outstanding preschool at Faith Lutheran Church.  If you are interested in serving or would like additional information, please contact the church office.

Sponsored by Faith Senior Ministries
Senior Advocacy Speaker Series:

“Medicare & Medicaid:
What You Need to Know”

DATE:      Wednesday, June 2, 2021
WHERE:  Faith Lutheran Church (Georgetown, TX) sanctuary
WHEN:    10:30-12:00
WHO:       Mr. Steve Decovic, General Managing Agent of Silver Key
                 Benefits
local Medicaid expert and Consultant

We are pleased to offer this timely and informative Question and Answer Session with local Medicare and Medicaid specialists who will discuss changes to Medicare and Medicaid, supplemental and prescription medication programs, and answer your questions. Mark your calendar and join us!

Please contact Vicar John Cotner with your suggestions and comments.

jcotner@flcms.org | (512) 863-7332

VBS 2021 will be June 7th—11th
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

VBS Registration
for Volunteers and Participants

Click here to register your child or to sign-up as a volunteer!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact aangerman@flcms.org, or jloesch@flcms.org

VBS Decorating

Saturday, June 5th , 9 am to Noon

Many hands are needed for decorating for VBS!

Come for a little while or the whole time

to set the stage for a rainforest adventure with Jesus.

Sun City #7 Compass Group

meets June 6 at 6:00 p.m.

in the home of one of its group members.

“The Lutheran Difference: Predestination.”

Lesson #2 “For Jesus’ Sake  – I Peter 1

For more information, contact the church office or contact the leader directly.

Summer Sunday Morning Classes*

Begin Sunday, June 13

9:45-10:45

CLICK HERE to Sign UP for a Summer Sunday Class

*Masks are optional at all three classes.

1

Review of the Christian Faith/New Member Class

taught by Pastors Pohland & Crowe  (Room B-120)

Are you interested in the basics of the Christian faith?

Are you curious about the actual tenets of Lutheran Christianity?

Are you wanting to become a member of Faith Lutheran Church?

Then this class is for you!

Non-members welcome!    Members…great refresher course!

 2

A Survey of the Old Testament

taught by Dr. Ron Swanson  (Activity Center)

 Whether you have been reading the Bible for years or are barely familiar with its contents, this overview will help you see the development of God’s story of salvation.  It will help knit together the two testaments and demonstrate that the Bible is a single book with a single theme.  Many Christians shy away from a close reading of the Old Testament and think it is too complicated and too difficult to understand.  This course will provide a structure on which to build your knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament.  It will focus on selected central characters, themes and events that will make your reading of the entire Bible come alive.

3

Parenting Class – Nurturing our Children’s Faith

taught by Dedie Wright  (B-116)

As parents, we take care of our children’s basic physical needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care, etc.

As parents, we take care of our children’s basic emotional needs, such as giving them love, attention, understanding, acceptance, time, and support.

And as Christian parents we are called to take care of our children’s basic spiritual needs. This class will help equip parents to better:

  • Build a solid foundation of faith with the instructive writings found in Luther’s Small Catechism
  • Communicate the important teachings of the Christian faith, from a Lutheran perspective
  • Share their faith in Jesus, and love for Him, in ways that children can understand and apply to their lives.

The class is not only instructional, but interactive, fun, and engaging! JOIN US!!

Service Time Change on June 13

The Elders recently announced that starting on June 13, we will have TWO services on Sunday morning at 8:15 and 11:00 a.m.  Both services will be mask-optional in the center sections and mask-required in the wing sections.  Sunday School for children and adults will be 9:45-10:45 a.m. (mask-optional).

 

Weekly Financial Status Update

May 23 Sunday Summary

Income Sunday Giving1: $21,205.00 General Fund
Year to Date: $516,353.13  
Budget YTD Budget: $500,731.67  
Income vs Budget: $15,621.46 Over (Short)
Attendance Online2/8/9:30/11: 111/66/137/150=464  
2021 Avg: 482  
Pre-COVID vs COVID: (74) Over (Short)3

 

1 $23,844.37 needed weekly to meet 2021 budget. This was increased by
$323.22 from approved budget to accommodate an IT oversight.
2 This number reflects completed online attendance cards, not views.
3 Pre-COVID, 3/8/2020, average worship attendance was 556.

Sunday Morning Worship Links
Trinity Sunday, May 30

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

CLICK HERE to Join us for Worship online
“Under the Hood” (Acts 2:14A,23-3)

CLICK HERE for the Children’s Message
“The Holy Trinity”

CLICK HERE for Adult Bible Study with Pastor Pohland

Senior Blessing
May 30 @ 11:00 Service
High School Class of 2021

(We have 5 high school graduates!)

Faith Lutheran Quilters

Send a Big Thank You

to the Congregation for their great generosity

for a successful fundraiser.

Minute Prayers
for May 28-June 5

CLICK HERE for Minute Prayers for today and the week ahead.

Pastor Pohland has been writing Minute Prayers since we shut down for covid.  What a lifeline and blessing they have been to help us stay connected and to keep our eyes looking to the LORD.  If you would like to receive a Minute Prayer email every day, click here.

June Birthdays and Anniversaries

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if you would like to receive the list
of June birthdays and anniversaries.

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