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17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

EVERYTHING STARTS September 12, 2021 
  • New Kid's Connection 
  • One Chapter a Day.com 
  • Confirmation classes
  • Adult Confirmation Classes
  • Membership Classes
Connection Groups
  • On campus
  • On line
  • In homes
Yearlong worship & discipleship focus under the theme:  IN ALL THINGS based on Colossians 1:15-20. Here are three of the big pieces!
We’re going deep TOGETHER this year into the New Testament.  We are going to read together the entire NEW as a church, ONE CHAPTER A DAY starting September 13, 2021 – August 22, 2022.  We’re building a website, daily readings will be posted both audio and written (maybe video), questions to consider, connection group resources, and a weekly connection video group study to guide your connection group through the NT IN ONE YEAR! 

We have a domain:  onechapteraday.com (coming soon).  

We hope you will walk through the New Testament with us ONECHAPTERADAY. (lot's more information coming soon!)

 
Kids Connection is coming starting September 12 @ 9:25 am every Sunday. 

You can register online or on campus. (coming soon!)

Start in the worship center at 9:25 am. Parents, bring your kids to the worship center at 9:25 am for a time of worship, large lesson drama and teaching, and fellowship. 

Kids and teachers move into their classrooms where crafts, learning, prayer continue.

10:25 your kids will move to the gym for a central location to pick your kids up between 10:30-10:35 am.    

 
Starting September 12!  Ages 4yo-6th grade.
The national LCMS Youth Gathering is coming the summer of 2022. 

Every three years, our national LCMS youth ministry sponsors a life-changing event for high school youth.  The theme for this year’s gathering “in all things” based on Colossians 1:15-20. 

 
If you are interested in your youth going, please fill out the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2WG3TF.
 
If you have any questions about the National Youth Gathering, please reach out to Rachel Cass by cell at 720-975-3836 or by email at rkcass97@gmail.com
 
Watch for more information every week.  Registration opens September 13, 2021. 

MORE INFORMATION COMING!

 
Hope's Happenings

Update on past activity in August 2021:
  • On Aug 3rd, Sherri, Joan, and I welcomed Faith students and the new principal on the first day of school. It was a joy to see all the smiling faces!
 
Update on planned activities in August 2021:
  • Visits to Northwestern Middle School, Manor Lake, The Oaks, Grace, The Pearl, Cobb County Mental Health Court, Cobb County Veterans’ Court
  • Peter is in contact with the North Cobb Library child and adult reading sessions which are about to resume.
  • Looking ahead: Colleen Umphrey, Social Ministries, has asked me to help deliver soup to shut-ins when that ministry resumes in September.
 Please continue to submit your requests for a Zoom visit via the following methods:
  1. Complete the ‘Hope Comfort Dog Request’ form via this link: https://forms.gle/8oknB7haY7VLGgtE9.  When a request is submitted, the information is sent directly to my organizer’s phone.
  2. Call the church office at (770) 973-8877 to set up a visit.  Janice Schaag and Susie Glass are excellent sources for getting this information to my group.
 
Woof ... Hope

SAFETY and SECURITY

The rear church parking lot will not be accessible during school hours. Please enter the school building through the main entrance, sign in at the reception desk, and receive a VISITOR name tag. Please sign out and return the visitor tag when leaving the building. These procedures are effective beginning Tuesday, August 3. Thank you for helping us keep students and adults safe.
Have a used tablet?

Are you enjoying that new tablet you got recently (or maybe not so recently)?  What's your old one doing?  Would it like to come help out in our Kids Club program?  We are looking for a few used tablets (although we wouldn't refuse a new one ...), still in working order with a working wifi connection, to be used when checking students out of Kids Club in the afternoons. For more info or to donate an old tablet, please contact Becca Ford at Becca.Ford@FaithMareitta.org. Thank you for considering this great recycling opportunity!
Imagine if every time you ordered something from Amazon, they gave a percentage back to Faith!  That would be amazing.  Right? Well, that’s what AmazonSmile is all about.
 
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Faith Lutheran every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at
https://smile.amazon.com/ on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

How do you get started? Simple. Go to
https://smile.amazon.com/. Enter “sign in”.  Enter the email address associated with your amazon account,  add a password. Start by picking your charity.  Type in “Faith Lutheran Church”  and scroll down (unfortunately, through lots of pages of "Faith Lutherans"!) to find Faith Lutheran Church,  EIN 58-0865440, 2111 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
Once you find it, click
Click the “yes” box.

 
Then click
You will notice the upper left of your browser says amazon smile.
 
 
You can add amazon smile as an app on your smart phone also.
 
Whether you did a little Amazon shopping or a lot, it all adds up.  One of our families commented recently, “Amazon Smile sent a check to Faith of more than $50.00.”  Imagine if what could happen if we all used Amazon Smile every time we shopped on Amazon!

Altar Flowers

Have you noticed the beautiful flowers which grace our altar area each Sunday? Would you like to honor or remember someone or some event?  Please consider giving an arrangement or two.  If you'd like to take them home after the 11am service, please do; otherwise the flowers will be taken to brighten another's day.  Arrangements are $35/ea and you can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ca4ad2fa57-altar7

Please consider helping beautify our worship area by donating an arrangement.

Many thanks to
Flowers of Marietta, our new florist, for sharing their talents with us!  Please check them out online at https://flowersofmarietta.com or call them at 770-579-2342 for your flower needs.
Social Ministry
BECAUSE OF YOU

The Faith Pantry delivered 100 bags of toiletries, detergent, hand sanitizer, cereal, hotdogs and buns with cookies to Brumby Elementary School on July 27th.

We were able to deliver 40 filled backpacks (with the help of some of our friends of the pantry) to Powers Ferry Elementary, East Valley Elementary, and East Cobb Middle School. More school supplies are going to East Valley this week.

The
Birthday Kits for our "Every Child Deserves a Birthday Cake" campaign were a huge success at all the schools we visited and we have already been contacted and took more to several schools. This will be an ongoing project of the Faith Pantry.  So, if you are out shopping and see birthday party supplies, pick them up and we can put those items in the kits!

This outreach in our community could not be done without you. Your donations have been a blessing to so many.

 
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 
GREEN BANANA SUNDAY -

Sunday August 29th we are asking for the congregation to bring the greenest bananas they can find to be delivered to the food pantry on Tuesday 31st. Saturday when you are out doing your shopping, pick up an extra bunch of green bananas and bring them to church with you on Sunday morning!


JUST ONE THING - BELOW you will find the sales ads for this week. There are some wonderful ads this week. With school coming to an end for many families that receive breakfast and lunch the need will be great to keep the children fed, as well as many seniors in our community. This week is a great time to stock up on your favorite breakfast item that you would like to share with a family in need! Just remember that JUST ONE THING you would love to share! Also if you would like to take a peek at our new “Food Pantry,” also known as the bat cave,… let me know and I would love to show it to you!!! God’s richest blessings on you and your families!


PUBLIX

General Mills Cereal  - Check signage which size - BOGO

Ronzoni Pasta - BOGO check signature as there are some exclusions

Peter Pan Peanut Butter 13 or 16.3oz  - BOGO

Bumble Bee Premium Chicken Breast 10 oz. can  - BOGO

Jiffy Cornbread - not listed in ad but has been running .55 cents a box

 
KROGER - Must have Kroger Card - specials vary using digital coupons which you add to your card, etc. Please see flyer at store.

General Mills and Kellogg's Cereal check signage for size - 1.49 - if you buy 5 or more - this can be in combination with other items

Suave Body Wash. - .99 cents if you buy 5 or more - see above

Pillsbury Brownie or Cake Mix - Check for which flavors - 10 for $10.00

Hunts Pasta Sauce - 10 for $10.00

Kroger Pasta  - 10 for $10.00 - check signage for size

Kroger Peanut Butter - 10 for $10.00

Kraft Mac and Cheese - 10 for $10.00

Chips Ahoy - $1.49 this needs digital coupon - can buy up to 5


WALMART

White rice - 1 lb bag - .72 cents

Small 4 roll pack of Toilet Paper - .60 cents a pack

Hunts Pasta Sauce - under a dollar a can

Grape Jelly - under a dollar a jar

Sweets/Treats and canned fruit is always appreciated if you run into any deals on these items.


Jelly is always appreciated to go with the peanut butter.
Aug 13 - Anna Lawser (E4)
Aug 15 - Dennis Cerny
Aug 16 - Lois Paul
Aug 16 - Hannah LaRue
Aug 17 - Sherri Booker
Aug 17 - Abigail Regan (G2)
Aug 19 - Abigail Mauer (E4)
Aug 21 - Jesse Doyle
Aug 16 - Bob & Louise Cox
Aug 19 - Daryl & Patti Kruse
Aug 22 - Glenn & Jackie Jones
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