Do you have a special occasion you’d like to celebrate with your Faith family—like a birthday, anniversary, in honor/memory of special occasion or individual? Or perhaps you would like to enhance the altar with fresh flower. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside of the church office.
Here's the drill for flowers: you can provide flowers from your own garden or order them from any flower shop for delivery directly to the church. Vases are available at the church or you can use your own.
From Pastor Steve: Protecting Your Confidentiality…
When You Are in the Hospital:
If you’d like me to visit when you go to the hospital, please tell me yourself or have one of your immediate family members contact me. Or email my confidential account: [email protected].
Since people have shorter stays in the hospital these days, it’s best to tell me sooner than later.
Because of federal medical privacy laws, pastors can no longer assume hospitals will give information about your being in their care.
So it’s best to have you or someone from your immediate family let me know. This will assure the most up-to-date information, not second- or third-hand. And it assures me that you want me to know that you are in the hospital. (Not everybody wants it known, by the way.)
When You Ask for the Congregation’s Prayers:
Again, you or someone in the immediate family should let us know if you want your name printed in the bulletin for prayers. Tell the church office (932-3344) or Pastor Steve if you want the congregation to keep you in its prayers. Your name will stay on the prayer list until you or someone from your immediate family tells us it may be removed.
When I Hear That You Have an Illness or Medical Problem:
Very often I will hear second- or third-hand that some of you are facing medical issues. It’s not always clear to me that you want it known generally or want it known to me personally. Here’s what I will try to do when I hear about it: I will try to contact you by phone, email, or last resort, snail mail.
Forgive me if I seem to be intruding when I contact you. When it comes to second- or third-hand news about you, it’s impossible to know if you’d appreciate a listening ear or would prefer privacy. You will not offend me in the least if you’d prefer no help.
And I will not tell anybody unless you unmistakably tell me to do so.
It’s understandable that you want a little space when you first get some medical news. Just let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you when you are ill.
We’ve rebooted the
FEAST OF LIFE LITURGY!
Feast of Life was done here ‘til ten yrs ago. It’s a contemporary communion liturgy, and it’s beautiful! We plan to do it once a month.
COLLEGE ADDRESSES NEEDED!
If you have a college student, and would like them to receive our newsletter from Faith, please get their address to the Church office.
We are still looking for more lectors to help read on Sunday mornings. If interested, please contact the church office.
PEW STRAIGHTENING AFTER CHURCH Need Volunteers to straighten up the pews, pick up leftover bulletins, etc., and refill the children’s bags after church every Sunday or Wednesday. Takes 1 person about 1/2 hour each Sunday or Wednesday. Confirmation Service Hours: 1/2 Hour SIGN UP SHEET ON WALL by BULLETIN BOARD OUTSIDE SECRETARIES’ OFFICE
Ride Share Program
Are you willing to drive parishoners to church? Are you in need of a ride to church?
Faith is always looking for folks to help with the ever-expanding Video Ministry. If you are a person who enjoys photography or working with computers or both the Faith Lutheran Video Team might be right for you!
We need adult "educators" and youth "operators" to help us run the equipment each Sunday.
Contact Craig Hilmer ([email protected]) if you or someone you know would like to serve the church through the video Ministry.
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