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
The WackyWorld of Water
or VBS, 2021 - fun for all!
This week we have be learning about God’s world of water. We learned about Creation, the Flood, Wise Man building his house, Jesus’ Baptism, and Jesus walking on water. Our mission for the week was to raise $200 for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya to help expand their clean water project to their schools and orphanages. This connects with the grant that is being supported by Mites from the LWML. On Friday, we were able to provide the LWML with $295.
Summer Sunday Bible Study. Led by resident Seminarians Nicholas Sinatra and Stephen Wareham, 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.
Flowers of Friendship
Do you have ONE hour to spare? Do you need a service for your Red Letter Challenge or your Purpose Driven Life? We have a perfect task for you – join the “Flowers of Friendship” group. Each Sunday the altar flowers are being delivered to congregational members – shut-ins, hospitalized, or any one in need of a surprise of love and friendship. If you can volunteer one hour a month, one hour every six months, or even one hour a year, this is the group for you. If you are interested in joining, please email Sherri Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you volunteer your one hour, you will have the opportunity to bring a smile to a Faith member’s face and walk away feeling GREAT!
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)!
Birthday Kits– Summer Camp is doing a fun mission project that if any of the congregation is interested in doing that would be awesome! The children are putting birthday kits together for less fortunate children. 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!
JUST ONE THING
Just One Thing Thank you so much for the continued donations. It has truly been amazing. JUST ONE THING through the weekend of June 19th will be breakfast cereal. We will bulk up our breakfast items for a while but please also look at the items on sale this week and pick something on BOGO. We will gladly accept any kind of breakfast, lunch, or dinner items!
JUST ONE THING - BELOW you will find the sales ads for the week of June 2nd. 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 riches blessings on you and your families!
Quaker Cap'N Crunch Cereal's - check signage for which items - BOGO
General Mills Cereal - Check signage which size - Buy 1 Get 1 Free (BOGO)
Hormel Premium Chicken Breast - 10 oz can - BOGO
Prego Pasta Sauce 23.5 or 24 oz jar - BOGO
Barilla Pasta - BOGO
Kellogg's Raisen Bran, Mini Wheats - check signage for which sizes -
Jiffy Cornbread - not listed in ad but has been running .50 cents a box
Dole Fruit - 4-pk 4 or 4.3 oz cup - 3 for $7.00
KROGER - Must have Kroger Card - specials vary using digital coupons which you add to your card, etc. Please see flyer at store
General Mills Cereal 8.9-12 oz - $1.79 with Kroger card and digital coupon - if you buy 6 or more of any of the sale item or combination
Kellogg's Cereal 10 - 18 oz Size - with Kroger card and digital coupon - if you buy 6 or more of any of the sale item or combination
Annie's Natural Mac and Cheese - .99 cents if you buy 6 or more of any of the sale item or combination
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.
"Standing by for courthouse reopening ..."
Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court (VTC) seeks to divert eligible veteran defendants with substance dependency and/or mental illness that are charged with criminal offenses, to a specialized criminal court. The court substitutes a treatment problem solving model for traditional court processing.
This is the picture of Judge C. LaTain “Tain” Kell and me. He is taking over the Veteran’s Court once the courthouse opens.
I have participated in being there for the Veterans before and I am excited to be part of this program again and working with Judge Kell.
Please continue to submit your requests for a Zoom visit via the following methods:
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.
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.
Jun 12 - Tom Skrabanek
Jun 13 - John Marcos Ferreira (G6)
Jun 13 - Olivia Patrick (G4)
Jun 14 - Samuel Goncalves (G3)
Jun 15 - Dave Kalember
Jun 15 - Ron Shultheiss
Jun 15 - Robert Godwin
Jun 17 - Anthony Da Silva (G1)
Jun 17 - Archer Cantrell (G7)
Jun 18 - Bill Paradies
Jun 18 - Bryan Powell
Jun 18 - Elizabeth Hartley
Jun 19 - Ruth Day
Jun 20 - Caroline Adkins
Jun 12 - Tom & Deborah Lambert
Jun 12 - Rick & Susan McKeone
Jun 15 - Gary & Kim Schleicher
Jun 19 - Jimmy & Alison Carter
Jun 19 - Boyd & Kim Mulholland