Again, I want to say how great it is to be with you during this time of anticipation as you all engage in calling a new pastor. I have found each Sunday to be a joyful experience.
Now that Fall has arrived, it is great to have the choir back with us, the call committee is in motion with candidates who are back and able to be interviewed, and Sunday School is in full swing.
Thanks to all who do the work month after month of making Faith hum along.
In the weeks ahead, we would like all of our members to let us know what energizes them to be God's hands within the work around the world. Life is good when we can be a part of bringing the Light of Christ into the world.
During the month of October, we have a lot of Celebrations planned.
On the 7th of October, Faith quilters will be sharing some of the fruits of their labors. They have been distributing quilts during the year to a variety of good causes. Now they will be sending some overseas. They will cover the pews with them before they are boxed and sent to those in need around the world. Often these quilts are the first "shelter" given to people in poor and devastated areas.
On October 14th, we will share a brunch after services to recognize some members of Faith who have gone the extra mile for our shared ministry. There were so many members we talked about, who had done so much that narrowing it down was no easy task. Luckily, we have next year to recognize even more. October 14th will be the Sunday that you will be invited to make a pledge to Faith for the coming year. The good work we do together needs your financial help as well as your helping hand. If we all do our part and prayerfully consider the work, we can accomplish so much in this place and through the ELCA around the world.
On October 21st, we begin our New Member Classes. We have had several individuals join us in worship lately. So many we are running out of welcome "mugs". Those classes will be offered the 21st and 28th right after services. If you are a member, but would like to brush up on your Lutheran understanding of the Christian Faith, please join us.
Oct. 28th is Reformation Day, when we remember the joy of the Gospel that Martin Luther helped the world to recover. We are planning an international potluck in the afternoon. Bring you favorite ethnic food. It does not need to be German, just because Martin Luther was German. Just bring your favorite heritage food.
A recent Hollywood production on the life Martin Luther will follow.
The celebrations continue into November with the women hosting the Women of the Pacifica Synod right here at Faith.
We will also receive new members on the 4th of November, all Saints Day, when we will also remember all those who have died in the past year.
Pastor’s Message Continued…
Lastly, I want to urge veterans to bring a picture by the office to be scanned into the power point. November 11th is Veterans Day, and we want to recognize each and every one of you. A picture of yourself in uniform would be the best but not necessary. We just want to be sure all of our veterans are recognized. Keep up the good work people of God.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor John Bunge
We gather for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30 am for a traditional service of worship, that includes a Liturgy of Praise, Hymns, Choir and the sharing of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. From September to May we have Sunday School available for all children ages 3-11. (5th Grade)
Following worship, we gather for a time of Fellowship, coffee and light breakfast foods.
Come and join in the Fellowship!
This month is the start of our semi-annual New Member Classes. The first one is this coming Sunday, October 21st; and Next Sunday, October 28th. Both start at 10:45 am immediately following worship.
Sunday, October 28th will be Reformation Sunday, please come and join us, as we will be having a church wide potluck @ 3:00 pm, and the Luther Movie starting at 4:00 pm.
All are welcome!
WELCA is some events this month. All meetings are at the church building.
WELCA Leaders Bible Study: meets @ 12:00 pm 10/3/2018.
WELCA Executive Board: meets @ 1:00pm 10/3/2018.
Lydia Circle Bible Study: meets @ 11:00 am 10/9/2018.
Mary Circle Bible Study: meets @ 10:00 am 10/10/2018
Elizabeth Circle Bible Study: meets @ 3:00 pm 10/11/2018.
Our Stewardship Committee is having a workshop this month-
Tuesday, October 23rd . They are reading and discussing a book by David Green called, "Giving it all Away, and getting it all back again." A book about how to live generously, everyone is encouraged to come and join in.
We have a CALL COMMITTEE: Bill Brauer, Julie Chevaraux, Gale Eury,Len Morris, Mike McGavran, Dee Seel, Amy Sinclair and Roxie Foss. We are excited to be moving forward in our ministry as we begin the interview process for our next settled pastor. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!
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