“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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JESUS In ALL Things -
National Youth Gathering Fundraiser
Dear Members of Faith Lutheran,
As you know the High School Youth from here at Faith are beginning in earnest to prepare for the National Youth Gathering. The gathering will bring together Christian youth from across the country. Youth and adults will gather around God’s Word daily, hear inspiring speakers, and learn about unique ways that they might use their gifts and talents to share Jesus. Youth who are encouraged to grow in their faith through opportunities like this often fill vital roles of service in the church. Many find themselves entering full time church work, teaching ministry, or in volunteer and leadership roles. Your prayers, support, and encouragement are an investment in the faith and futures of our youth!
To support our youth of Faith with a monetary gift please visit our Houston Youth Gathering sponsorship board in the back of the church. This Sponsorship board will be in the Church Lobby for the next few weeks. Each envelope is marked with a donation amount: please take the envelope of your choice and return it to the church office or offering plate with your donation.
While we are thankful for your financial support, we are even more eager for your prayers! Please pray that God will strengthen us to grow in Christ and be witnesses for Him. Pray that Christ would help us to serve others in love as we grow as a group, invite friends to our own youth activities, and prepare to worship and serve with youth from many other congregations.
Do you remember what happened on March 17, 2020? Almost 18 months ago, the “shelter-in-place” order was given, and everything stopped. We hit the brakes, so to speak. We stopped leaving our homes, many stopped going to work, schools stop meeting on campuses and attempted online education, restaurants closed, and only the essential businesses were expected and allowed to keep going as normal. It feels like a long time ago and many still haven’t returned to “normal”, but rather a “new normal.”
In our board of elders meeting this past Monday night, we continued our discussion about returning to “normal” in worship and other matters at Faith. We talked again about bringing back ushering, acolyting, and collecting offerings IN THE SERVICE like we have done forever. This past Sunday the common cup returned, the 8 am service has 4 usher teams. We are exciting and looking forward and looking for more and new faces to build all our worship teams in both of our services for ushering, collecting the offerings, children’s messages, reading the Scriptures, supporting our altar guild, passing out bulletins, teaching in our Sunday School, supporting our youth and gathering in connection groups.
So here is the opportunity. We’ve put together an “I want to serve” form, where you can use your gifts again, or for the very first time in our ministry at Faith Lutheran. Some of the places will be “specific” and timely, others will be generic and whenever you are able. I am hoping and praying that this ongoing effort will restart and make our ministry together stronger than ever.
There will be a Zone Meeting at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2110 Brockett Rd., Tucker, GA on October 23, 2021. Registration begins at 9:30am. If you are interested in going, we have to know by the 10th of October.
There will be Gifts of the Heart, which means we will bring any bag of rice, pasta, beans, other dried goods, also gift cards to Publix or Kroger.
There will be a guest speaker Tgaii Abeka from Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Those interested in going sign up please. We will meet at Faith at 8:30 am to carpool. The registration fee will be $10.00 for a lite breakfast and lunch.
All the ladies of the church are welcome to attend for a Christian experience.
Doing God's work ...
Hope is excited to announce that she has three new members! Elizabeth Cummings, Danielle Nichols, and Sandy Klingler are thrilled to begin the journey of Hope’s Ministry. Their membership serves as an answer to prayers. A prayer circle was started on September 24 – God answered that prayer.
Hope will begin a new service beginning Monday. She has been invited to support beginning readers at Chalker Elementary School. The young readers will spend time with Hope to practice their reading skills. It is a wonderful way to allow children to practice reading aloud and reduce the stress of peer criticism. The program can also be used as a positive reward for good behavior, a great support to classroom teachers!
Thanks for your continued prayers and support.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It’s time for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD! I am happy to announce that 150 boxes were ordered and split between the church and school, they were all taken the first week! Wow, that is truly amazing! Important things to remember about packing your box:
Please read the brochure, this will let you know the items OK to pack and the items that cannot be packed.
Remember to shop for a boy or girl and a specific age group then label the box with the provided labels.
Shipping is $9.00 for each box, if you would like donate for shipping the instructions are in the brochure.
Make it a family mission and enjoy the time shopping for a child that is waiting to feel the love of Christ.
Since we are out of boxes, you are welcome to use shoe boxes that you may have at home, just remember to wrap boxes and lids separately with your favorite Christmas wrap, or you can also use the plastic shoebox size boxes.
JUST ONE THING
I am so excited that Faith Lutheran Church and School continue to amaze The Food Pantry with their generous support! Over Fall Break we delivered 100 food bags to supply those in need! PRAISE THE LORD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSING’S FLOW is always the first thing that pops into my mind! Below is a note from a wonderful recipient. Thank you for all you do!
The below advertised grocery prices for all stores are from Wednesday, October 13th through Tuesday, October 19th:
General Mills Cereal - Check signage which size - BOGO
Kellogg's Cereal - Check signage which size - BOGO
Campbell's Chunky or Homestyle Soup 18.6 to 18.8 oz can - BOGO
Old El Paso Dinner Kit 8.8 to 14 oz box - BOGO
Jiffy Cornbread - not listed in ad but has been running 55¢ a box
KROGER - Must have Kroger Card - specials vary using digital coupons which you add to your card, or buying 5 or more specials, (this can be a combination of buy 5 or more items as marked in the store) etc. Please see flyer at store. Kellogg's Cereal - 1.79 ea. when you buy 6 or more (can be combined with other items) - check signage for which size Kroger Beans 15.25 to 15.5 oz can - 59¢
Mueller's Pasta - .49¢ when you buy 6 or more (can be combined with other items) - check signage for which size
Progresso Soup 18 - 19oz - 99¢ must buy 8 to get this price All Halloween Candy - 33% off on Friday/Saturday and Sunday with digital coupon - FAITH'S Trunk or Treat is on October 29th!
White rice - 1 lb bag - 72¢
Small 4 roll pack of Toilet Paper - 60¢ a pack
Hunts Pasta Sauce - under a dollar a can Grape Jelly - 94¢
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.
Have a great day and thanks for your support!
Received from one of the many families served through Brumby Elementary School:
I am writing to say Thank you. I received a Food box from Brumby elementary school yesterday. This card was included with the items. This past year and a half has been a little tough financially for my family and myself. Therefore, I thought to contact you to say how much we appreciate what for all your contributions to our community. May God continue to bless your ministry..
Oct 17 - Julie Buchtrup
Oct 17 - Jessica Shea
Oct 20 - Heidi Pfaffinger (Staff)
Oct 20 - Molly Taylor (G8)
Oct 20 - Sriharish Seshadrinathan (E3)
Oct 21 - Wally Martins (G2)
Oct 23 - Vidula Vivek (E3)
Oct 24 - Jonathan Oakley
Oct 24 - Miller Garrett (E2)
Oct 24 - Clint Hamilton (E4)