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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

Bible Blessings

Have you been looking for a way to connect with the students at Faith Lutheran School? Well, here is your opportunity! We are starting a new program this year called “Bible Blessings”. We are looking for individuals to sponsor each of the 3rd grade students. A $10 donation will be collected from the sponsors to pay for the 3rd graders “grown up” Bible (3rd grade is the first year that students use a “grown up” Bible in class). In addition to purchasing the Bible, the sponsor will be asked to pray for the student they are sponsoring and their family, as well as work on developing a relationship with the student and their family all school year long. Who knows!? This relationship might last long past 3rd grade!  We will be including our sponsors in class activities such as writing letters to them and inviting them to special events! The students will receive their bibles in church on August 8th at the 11:00 service and we will pray for their learning and growth as a congregation. Following the service there will be a small reception for the 3rd grade families and the sponsors; this will be a chance to meet and start to develop the relationships that will last through the year! If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email Becca Ford at becca.ford@faithmarietta.org.
Love working with young children?  Know someone who does?  Here's a chance to help our little ones learn about the love of God in their lives.  We need teaching assistants at all levels (1-yr-old thru Kindergarten) for the upcoming school year.  For more information, call Susie in the school office at 770-973-8921 or email her at susie.glass@faithmarietta.org.

 
Summer Sunday Bible Study. Led by resident seminarian Nicholas Sinatra, we'll be digging more deeply into the Scriptures for each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria. Bring a Bible, if you have one. If you do not, one will be provided for you.  Join us for some lively discussion and application of the lessons.
Hope's Happenings
Comfort Dogs were in Surfside, FL
 
Update on planned activities in July, 2021:

Hope, Peter, and Sherri, along with eight other Comfort Dogs and their handlers, made it safely to Surfside, FL to join the LCC K-9 Ministry response to the condominium collapse.  Please keep all the Comfort Dog teams deploying in your prayers as we work to show the mercy and compassion of Jesus to the families and first responders dealing with this tragedy.  They even got a police escort one day to the building collapse site! 

 
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. 
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Social Ministry
JUST ONE THING 

We continue to be amazed with the donations given for this mission project. We are in need of cereals, hygiene items, and school supplies for the next few weeks. We will be supplying these items to the food pantry at the end of July. Thank you so much again, I wish you could all see the smiles on the faces of the recipients and also the volunteers at the food pantry site.

The month of July, since the kids are getting ready to go back to school, we would like to concentrate on collecting toiletry items and school supplies so we can put together back packs as this is so costly for families.

Toiletries Needed:  Bar soap or bath wash, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste

School Supplies Needed: Colored pencils (12 ct.), composition books, crayons (24 ct.), erasers, glue - liquid and sticks, highlighters, index cards, markers (8 ct.), No. 2 pencils, pens, pocket folders, ruler, spiral single subject notebooks and inexpensive backpacks (Walgreens sometimes runs Buy 1 Get 1 Free on their $9.99 backpacks.

 

We appreciate your help in keeping this ministry going to help those in our community.

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 Storage” 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 - Buy 1 Get 1 Free (BOGO)
Del Monte Fruit 4-pk - 5 for $10.00
Kraft Mac and Cheese - BOGO
Campbells Soup - Homestyle or Chunky 18.6-18.8 oz can - BOGO
Colgate Toothpaste - 4 oz box - 10 for $10.00
Kleenex 45 to 144 ct box - 4 for $5.00
Crayola Crayons 24 ct box - .50 cents
Jiffy Cornbread - not listed in ad but has been running .50 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
Kellogg's Cereal - $1.79 when you buy 5 or more of items listed as BUY 5 OR MORE - Check signage for which size
General Mills Cereal 11.5-18.2 oz - 1.99 when you buy 5 or more  
Kroger Peanut Butter 16 oz. - 4 for $5.00Crayola Crayons - 24 ct. - .50 cents - check signature - may only be able to buy 4
Top Flight 1 subject Notebook 70 sheets - .25 cents - Must buy 4 or more to get this price
Colgate Toothpaste 4 - 4.6 oz - 10 for $10.00
Colgate Toothbrush 1 ct - 10 for $10.00

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


Jelly is always appreciated to go with the peanut butter.
Birthday Kits
 

I am excited to share that our campers packed 42 kits this past week and have the supplies to pack another 25! Campers and Church members worked together in donating supplies for this project. God is so good! I am so excited to share that we donated 20 of the kits this week. The kits were distributed to children for their special day!


We will still be accepting donations through the end of July! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

The kits consist of cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, candles, plates, and napkins placed inside of a disposable 9x11 inch foil pan and wrapped in plastic wrap! If you want to put one together you can drop it off in the basket in the narthex or in the chairs directly across from the basket and we can collect them weekly. This little project will end Sunday July 25th! Thank you in advance!

Mission of the Summer - 
Amy Formella

Amy works for Lutheran Bible Translators and is now back to living in Sierra Leone. After a year of working from home due to covid restrictions she is happy to be back to work! Amy’s team is currently working on proofreading Lamentations, so it is ready for the reviewers to read through, and then they will begin team-checking Jeremiah. Jeremiah, and then Ezekiel, will take some time and energy because of their length and their poetic way of prophesying. Thank God for translating! (Taken out of Amy’s newsletter)!
Jul 17 - Paula Colburn
Jul 17 - Andrew Hartley
Jul 18 - Hawke Sivec (G1)
Jul 19 - Eliza Alexander (G1)
Jul 19 - Troy Mastrogianakis (G8)
Jul 19 - Abigail Henning (G4)
Jul 20 - Tom Yarger
Jul 20 - Ian Clevenger (E4)
Jul 21 - John Cole
Jul 21 - Megan Pereira
Jul 22 - Mrs. Rhonda Georgas
Jul 25 - Colton Anderson (E4)
Jul 16 - Russell & Linda Couch
Jul 21 - Greg & Jill Musgrove
Jul 21 - Jeff & Kathleen Petka
Jul 21 - Tim & Judy Rutz
Jul 24 - Aaron & Tammy Lautenschlager
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