Monday, November 12, 2018

Announcements for November 11, 2018


Continuing on Monday, November 12th at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am! Toddler Time is an hour of multi-sensory play, stories, and snacks for children ages 0 to 5 years and their parents. Please contact Cara Ewings (792-9388), for more information.

Committee and Board for Lay Ministry will meet on Thursday, November 15th.  The meetings will begin at 6:00pm with a devotion in the fellowship hall. 

The Fellowship Committee invites everyone to Cards and Carnivores game night in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm on Friday, November 16. Bring your favorite board or card game, something to drink, or just yourself! Hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and desserts will be provided.

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, November 17th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 2: Mary from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!

The Board of Elders cordially invites you to a Faith Family Fellowship dinner in the fellowship hall on November 17 at 6:00 PM, and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ better. The main course, prime rib, will be provided. We ask attendees to bring sides, salads, or desserts.



Put it on your calendars, ladies! We will be celebrating Advent by Candlelight at Faith on Saturday, December 1st at 4 pm with ladies from the area WELS churches! Advent is a time when we look back at Jesus’ first coming and look forward to His second coming. Our women are hosting a time of quiet reflection focusing on Isaiah’s prophecies coupled with lights, songs, and refreshments. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this special event! If you would be interested in hosting a table, please contact Stacey Koenig at (907) 727-5254.
Will you help Faith Lutheran Church and School earn money back from your purchases by linking your Fred Meyer rewards card and your Amazon account to Faith?

· To link your rewards card, go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards then search for our non-profit number Y1503.  Every time you shop and use your rewards card, the school will earn a donation.  You will still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates just as you do today.
· To link your Amazon account, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/926010511.  You can also go to smile.amazon.com and select Faith Lutheran Church, Anchorage, Alaska to link your account.  The most important thing to remember is, in order for us to earn the donation, you must go to smile.amazon.com each time you order.  


Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, December 8th at Barbie’s Café (6728 Lake Otis Pkwy). By popular demand, we’re taking a tour of the Minor Prophets with a Bible study we’ve called “Sound bytes of the Old Testaments.” We will be discussing the Book of Amos chapters 1 and 2.  All are welcome and invited! 

Pastor Christopher Ewings - Faith Lutheran Church and Iglesia Luterana de Fe en Cristo Pastor@FaithAlaska.com - (907) 792-9788
Pastor Nathan Wagenknecht - Faith Lutheran Church and Iglesia Luterana de Fe en Cristo natewag3@gmail.com - (817) 428-2356
Pastor Pao Moua - Hmong Faith Lutheran Church - PastorMoua@FaithAlaska.com - 891-2640
Faith Lutheran School and Preschool offer a high-quality education in an environment enriched with Christian teachings and values.  For more information, contact the office at 563-3499.




Monday, November 5, 2018

Announcements for November 4, 2018


Help bring the Gospel “To the Ends of the Earth!” Today we are joining together with our Synod to focus on evangelism. As we celebrate mission and ministry, we have copies of a movie produced by our Synod, “To the Ends of the Earth,” available for all. The good news of Jesus is indeed for all people—to the very ends of the earth!

We thank God that He has answered our prayers!  We invite all the people of Faith to join us for a special service this afternoon at 5:00pm where pastor Wagenknecht will be installed to serve as our pastor. Following the worship service, we will have a pot luck. Please join us for this important event and bring your favorite dish to share!

Continuing on Monday, November 5th at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am! Toddler Time is an hour of multi-sensory play, stories, and snacks for children ages 0 to 5 years and their parents. Please contact Cara Ewings (792-9388), for more information.

Dearest members of our faith family, thank you for the tremendous warm welcome with your encouragement, prayers, hugs, and gifts!  We greatly appreciate them and thank God for each of you and your partnership in the Gospel!  Serving the Lord together,
Pastor Nate, Julia, Mateo, and Natalia

Faith Lutheran School will have an open house on November 7th from 5:30-7:30pm to promote our school and preschool. All current and former parents of students are encouraged to attend and bring a friend!

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, November 10th at Barbie’s Café (6728 Lake Otis Pkwy). By popular demand, we’re taking a tour of the Minor Prophets with a Bible study we’ve called “Sound bytes of the Old Testaments.” We will be discussing the Book of Habakkuk chapter 3.  All are welcome and invited! 

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, November 17th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 1: Elizabeth from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!

The Board of Elders cordially invites you to a Faith Family Fellowship dinner in the fellowship hall on November 17, at 6:00 PM, and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ better. The main course, prime rib, will be provided. We ask attendees to bring sides, salads, or desserts.

Put it on your calendars, ladies! We will be celebrating Advent by Candelight at Faith on Saturday, December 1st at 4 pm with ladies from the area WELS churches! Advent is a time when we look back at Jesus’ first coming and look forward to His second coming. Our women are hosting a time of quiet reflection focusing on Isaiah’s prophecies coupled with lights, songs, and refreshments. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this special event! If you would be interested in hosting a table, please contact Stacey Koenig at (907) 727-5254.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Announcements for October 28, 2018


Our Trunk or Treat event was a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you to everyone who donated candy, decorated a trunk, volunteered during the event, and worked behind the scenes to make everything run so smoothly. 

Continuing on Monday, October 29th at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am! Toddler Time is an hour of multi-sensory play, stories, and snacks for children ages 0 to 5 years and their parents. Please contact Cara Ewings (792-9388), for more information.

Daylight savings’ time ends next week. We will have our weekly worship service at our regular time but you get an extra hour of sleep. Don’t forget to turn back the clock!

Help bring the Gospel “To the Ends of the Earth!” Next Sunday, we will be joining together with our synod to focus on evangelism. As we saw in the WELS Connection, we will have copies of a movie produced by our Synod, “To the Ends of the Earth,” available for all. The good news of Jesus is indeed for all people—to the very ends of the earth!

The Annual Joint Reformation Service will be held at Faith today at 4:30pm. Members from our churches in Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage will be attending. Come and celebrate the Christian faith which unites us all! We are planning to have a potluck after this service. Please bring a main dish to share with your fellow Alaskans!

The Annual Alaska Conference of Pastors and Teachers will be held on November 1st and 2nd.  WELS pastors and teachers from across the state will enjoy a conference hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Kenai.

We thank God that He has answered our prayers! The Wagenknecht family has arrived safely in Anchorage. We invite all the people of Faith to join us for a special service on Sunday, November 4 at 5:00pm where pastor Wagenknecht will be installed to serve as our pastor. Following the worship service, we will have a pot luck. Please join us for this important event and bring your favorite dish to share!

Faith Lutheran School will have an open house on November 7th from 5:30-7:30pm to promote our school and preschool. All current and former parents of students are encouraged to attend and bring a friend!

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, November 10th at Barbie’s Café (6728 Lake Otis Pkwy). By popular demand, we’re taking a tour of the Minor Prophets with a Bible study we’ve called “Sound bytes of the Old Testaments.” We will be discussing the Book of Habakkuk chapter 3.  All are welcome and invited! 

The Board of Elders cordially invites you to a Faith Family Fellowship dinner in the fellowship hall on November 17, at 6:00 PM, and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ better. The main course, prime rib, will be provided. We ask attendees to bring sides, salads, or desserts.

On the Sundays you are unable to attend church, you may watch the service online. You can view it live or any time after the service is finished. Follow the link for Livestream on our website at FaithAlaska.com. 

Stay up to date with what’s happening at Faith by liking our Facebook page. You can find us at Faith Lutheran Church Alaska.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Announcements for October 21, 2018


Continuing on Monday, October 22nd at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am! Toddler Time is an hour of multi-sensory play, stories, and snacks for children age 0 to 5 years and their parents. Please contact Cara Ewings (792-9388), for more info.

Our Trunk or Treat event is finally here! It will take place on Friday, October 26th from 5-7pm. We need volunteers to make this event run smoothly!  Would you be willing to decorate your trunk? Sign up today with a theme! (If you need ideas, Google and Pinterest are great resources!) There’s still time to donate candy, please bring it to the office by Wednesday. We are so excited to have this event for our community! Sign up today: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49aca922a6f49-trunk2

All are welcome and invited to join us for choir practice Sundays after church in preparation for the joint Reformation Service on October 28th.  Each session will last 15-20 min in the sanctuary.  Come lend your voice no matter how great or small in the praise of our Lord. 

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, October 27th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 1: Elizabeth from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!

The Annual Joint Reformation Service will be held at Faith on October 28 at 4:30pm.  Members from our churches in Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage will be attending.  Come and celebrate the Christian faith which unites us all! 

The Annual Alaska Conference of Pastors and Teachers will be held on November 1st and 2nd.  WELS pastors and teachers from across the state will enjoy a conference hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Kenai.

We thank God that He has answered our prayers! The Wagenknecht family has arrived safely in Anchorage. We invite all the people of Faith to join us for a special service on Sunday, November 5 at 5:00pm where pastor Wagenknecht will be installed to serve as our pastor. Following the worship service, we will have a pot luck. Please join us for this important event and bring your favorite dish to share!

We will be having a Faith Lutheran School open house on November 7th at 5:30-7:30 pm to promote our school and preschool.  All parents are encouraged to attend and bring a friend!

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, November 10th at Barbie’s Café (6728 Lake Otis Pkwy). By popular demand, we’re taking a tour of the Minor Prophets with a Bible study we’ve called “Sound bytes of the Old Testaments.” We will be discussing the Book of Habakkuk chapter 3.  All are welcome and invited! 

The Board of Elders cordially invites you to a Faith Family Fellowship dinner in the fellowship hall on November 17, at 6:00 PM, and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ better. The main course, prime rib, will be provided. We ask attendees to bring sides, salads, or desserts.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Announcements for October 14, 2018


Continuing on Monday, October 15th at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am! Toddler Time is an hour of multi-sensory play, stories, and snacks for children age 0 to 5 years and their parents. Please contact Cara Ewings (792-9388), Kelsey Circle (545-5831) or Robin Brooks (351-1303) for more info.

All are welcome and invited to join us for choir practice Sundays after church in preparation for the joint Reformation Service on October 28th.  Each session will last 15-20 min in the sanctuary.  Come lend your voice no matter how great or small in the praise of our Lord. 

This year each Alaskan resident received free money that they neither worked for nor earned. $1,600 was given to us by the state as "our share" of the oil that God put in the earth. How much we have received! And, of course you know that the dollars we received are nothing at all compared to the greater spiritual riches that God pours out on us every day! We receive full forgiveness for every sin. We receive His Holy Spirit that brings us to faith. We receive the Word of God with all of its promises which sustain and strengthen that faith. We haven't done a thing to earn any of those greater gifts. How much we have received!
Considering all of God's rich gifts to us, we can't help but be moved to sincere gratitude that longs to thank God for all of His rich blessings! Having received so much, we're eager to give back to God a portion of all that's He's blessed us with to express our thanks to Him. Could you part with that portion of your PFD to help share the Gospel with more people and make an eternal impact? Consider using some of what our God has so graciously and generously given to support the work of His Kingdom.
We are starting to prep for our Trunk or Treat event here at Faith! It will take place on Friday, October 26th from 5-7pm. We need volunteers to make this event run smoothly!  Would you be willing to decorate your trunk? Sign up today with a theme! (If you need ideas, Google and Pinterest are great resources!) Unable to do a trunk but want to help us out? Feel free to donate candy for us to use at the event. We are so excited to have this event for our community! Sign up today: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49aca922a6f49-trunk2

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, October 27th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 1: Elizabeth from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!


The Annual Joint Reformation Service will be held at Faith on October 28 at 4:30pm.  Members from our churches in Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage will be attending.  Come and celebrate the Christian faith which unites us all! 


Monday, October 8, 2018

Announcements for October 7, 2018


Continuing on Monday, October 8th at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

This year each Alaskan resident received free money that they neither worked for nor earned. $1,600 was given to us by the state as "our share" of the oil that God put in the earth. How much we have received! And, of course you know that the dollars we received are nothing at all compared to the greater spiritual riches that God pours out on us every day! We receive full forgiveness for every sin. We receive His Holy Spirit that brings us to faith. We receive the Word of God with all of its promises which sustain and strengthen that faith. We haven't done a thing to earn any of those greater gifts. How much we have received!
Considering all of God's rich gifts to us, we can't help but be moved to sincere gratitude that longs to thank God for all of His rich blessings! Having received so much, we're eager to give back to God a portion of all that's He's blessed us with to express our thanks to Him. Could you part with that portion of your PFD to help share the Gospel with more people and make an eternal impact? Consider using some of what our God has so graciously and generously given to support the work of His Kingdom.
All are welcome and invited to join us for choir practice Sundays after church in preparation for the joint Reformation Service on October 28th.  Each session will last 15-20 min in the sanctuary.  Come lend your voice no matter how great or small in the praise of our Lord. 

We are starting to prep for our Trunk or Treat event here at Faith! It will take place on Friday, October 26th from 5-7pm. We need parent and friend volunteers to make this event run smoothly!  Would you be willing to have your trunk decorated? Sign up today with a theme! (If you need ideas, Google and Pinterest are great resources!)
Unable to do a trunk but want to help us out? Feel free to donate candy for us to use at the event. We are so excited to have this event for our community! Sign up today: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49aca922a6f49-trunk2

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, October 13th at Barbie’s Café (6728 Lake Otis Pkwy). By popular demand, we’re taking a tour of the Minor Prophets with a Bible study we’ve called “Sound bytes of the Old Testaments.” We will be discussing the Book of Habakkuk chapter 2.  All are welcome and invited! 

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, October 27th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 1: Elizabeth from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!

The Annual Joint Reformation Service will be held at Faith on October 28 at 4:30pm.  Members from our churches in Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage will be attending.  Come and celebrate the Christian faith which unites us all! 

The Annual Alaska Conference of Pastors and Teachers will be held on November 1st and 2nd.  WELS pastors and teachers from across the state will enjoy a conference hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Kenai.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Announcements for September 30, 2018


Continuing on Monday, October 1st at 6:00pm Pastor Chris will be offering a class entitled “Making Life Better.”  In this class, you will see how God has made your life better by reviewing your past, changing your present and transforming your future.  This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to newcomers and long-time Christians alike.  Come marvel at what God has done for you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 for more information.

Tuesday Teen Night is an opportunity for the youth of our congregation to gather together for worship and fellowship. We invite anyone who is currently enrolled in Catechism class or has been confirmed to a special worship service at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. Youth from Faith, Faith Hmong and Iglesia Luterana and their friends are enjoying this gathering—we hope you can make it, too!

Join us for Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00am! Toddler Time is an hour of multi-sensory play, stories, and snacks for children age 0 to 5 years and their parents. Please contact Cara Ewings (792-9388), Kelsey Circle (545-5831) or Robin Brooks (351-1303) for more info.

Please join us Friday night, October 5th, at 6:30pm.  We will be painting/decorating canvas letters to spell out a Bible passage that will be on display on a wall downstairs.  Snacks will be provided.

Wisdom is calling out to you! In our Sunday morning Bible studies we will be taking a look at the Book of Proverbs over the next several weeks. The practical advice shared in this Book is immediately applicable for your life today. We will touch on topics like friendship, money, love, health, work ethic, parenting, marriage and more! Come join us at 9:07 (Alaskan Bible study time) in this interactive study of God’s Word.

We’d love to see your kids in Sunday School! Bring your preschool to 6th grade children at 9:07am to hear the stories from the Bible and learn God’s Word.  If you are interested in teaching for a few weeks during the coming months, please speak with Pastor Chris. 

Faith Lutheran Church and Schools will remain founded on Holy Scripture. To be alive in Christ, we will be nurtured by the Gospel and loved and encouraged by one another. With vibrant life in Him, we will be edified to organize and grow cohesive Gospel ministries. To share life in Christ, our ministries will be outward focused, and we will be involved with and engaged in the community of Anchorage, Alaska.

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, October 13th at Barbie’s Café (6728 Lake Otis Pkwy). By popular demand, we’re taking a tour of the Minor Prophets with a Bible study we’ve called “Sound bytes of the Old Testaments.” We will be discussing the Book of Habakkuk chapter 2.  All are welcome and invited! 


The Annual Joint Reformation Service will be held at Faith on October 28 at 4:30pm.  Members from our churches in Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage will be attending.  Come and celebrate the Christian faith which unites us all! 

The Annual Alaska Conference of Pastors and Teachers will be held on November 1st and 2nd.  WELS pastors and teachers from across the state will be enjoying a conference hosted by Grace Lutheran Church in Kenai.

Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving. Just a reminder Faith Lutheran Church offers electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering.  Because your donation is given consistently, you won’t need to play “catch-up” when you are sick, traveling or when other circumstances prevent you from attending services.  As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Authorization forms and additional information are available in the Fellowship Hall and from the church office.

On the Sundays you are unable to attend church, you may watch the service online. You can view it live or any time after the service is finished. Follow the link for Livestream on our website at FaithAlaska.com. 

Stay up to date with what’s happening at Faith by liking our Facebook page. You can find us at Faith Lutheran Church Alaska.