Monday, January 14, 2019

Announcements for January 13, 2019


Marriage is a profound mystery. In Ephesians 5:32 Paul calls marriage literally, a “mega-mystery.” The word mystery seems to imply it can’t be solved, but there is an answer and it’s entirely possible to know it. It’s entirely possible for you to know, feel, and act on the secret to a great marriage. Spend the weekend of March 1-3 growing closer to your Savior and each other at Dimond Center Hotel in Anchorage at the WELS Marriage Enrichment and Get-Away Weekend. Grab a brochure or visit www.wels.net/marriage-enrichment.  Makes a wonderful Valentine's gift!

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. Contact Cara Ewings at (907) 792-9388 for more information. 

Faith Alive Bible Study Groups begin next week! These Bible study groups are designed to promote vibrant life in Christ, all from the comfort of your own home! The Brooks and Wockenfuss families are our hosts for the first series of studies called “GIFTED” based on 1 Corinthians 12 to 15. Each group will meet for 6 weeks. There is still room! Please speak with one of the pastors or host families, or sign up on the sheet in the fellowship hall.
Faith Alive at Wockenfusses: Wednesdays at 7:00pm beginning 1/23/19
Faith Alive at Brooks: Wednesdays at 6:30pm beginning 1/30/19

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, January 26th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 3: Anna and Simon’s Mother-in-Law from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!

The District Pastors’ Missionary Conference is January 28 to 30 in Washington and Pastors Chris and Nate will be attending. The focus is on outreach and our mission to share Christ in our local community. Thank you to those who donated miles or funds so that our pastors can share ideas, resources and encouragement with other pastors to use in our own mission field right here in Anchorage.

Beginning Monday, February 4th at 6:00pm our pastors 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. There is a brochure in your pew that you can hand out to invite your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Please take one with you!  Contact Pastor Chris at 792-9788 or Pastor Nate at 817-428-2356 for more information.

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, February 9th 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 Testament.” We will be discussing the Book of Amos chapter 4.  All are welcome and invited! 

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 Valerie Koenig or one of the pastors.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Announcements for December 30, 2018


Join us at Faith on December 31 for New Year’s worship. Come on Monday at 6:00pm and reflect on what it means to live every day in the name of Jesus. Amid change and the passing of time, God has placed His name on us, and that blessing is constant. Come meditate on God’s everlasting consistency in our ever changing lives. We will celebrate Holy Communion at this special service.

On Saturday, January 5th at 4 pm, Faith will be hosting Epiphany by Candlelight. The women of our church and area WELS churches—as well as neighbors, friends, and any women who would like a peaceful break after the craziness of the holidays —are invited to celebrate with us. If you are able, please RSVP through Facebook Messenger or by speaking with Cara Ewings or Joy Bromaghin. See you there!
To celebrate Epiphany on January 6th we will have a Sharing Faith Worship Service at 10:30am for the English and Spanish speaking people of Faith.  After the worship service, all are welcome and invited to a potluck lunch  Bring a dish to share or just bring yourself.  We pray that you are able to join us!

Small Group Bible Studies will begin in 2019! In the ministry plan that we adopted as a congregation, the vision reads, “To be alive in Christ, we will be nurtured by the Gospel and loved and encouraged by one another.” One way we will accomplish this is by adding a Bible study component to our ministry called, “Faith Alive.” These Bible study groups are designed to promote vibrant life in Christ, all from the comfort of your own home! These Bible studies will meet on a regular basis for short periods of time—between 4-6 weeks. If you are interested in attending or hosting a Bible study, please speak with one of the pastors or write your name on the sign up sheet in the fellowship hall.

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! Due to the holiday season, our next gathering will be Tuesday, January 8th.

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 (907) 792-9388, for more information.  Due to the holidays, our next Toddler Time will be Wednesday, January 9th.

Men’s Bible Study will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, January 12th 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 Testament.” We will be discussing the Book of Amos chapter 3.  All are welcome and invited! 

Women’s Bible Study will meet at 10:00am Saturday, January 26th in the fellowship hall at Faith to study Chapter 3: Anna and Simon’s Mother-in-Law from the book The Heart of Jesus.  We hope you will join us!

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, December 17, 2018

Announcements for December 16, 2018


My Son, My Savior is the title of a movie produced by the same team that brought us Road to Emmaus and Come Follow Me. My Son, My Savior is about the coming, life and ministry of Jesus told from the perspective of his mother Mary. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:07 during Advent for a Bible study based on this movie. You will be blessed and encouraged to strive to live for God out of grateful love for the love He first showed us through His Son and our Savior, Jesus.

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 Tuesday, December 18 will be our last gathering until Tuesday, January 8th.

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 (907) 792-9388, for more information.

Midweek Advent services continue on Wednesday, December 19. We will have two services, one at 3:00pm and an identical service at 6:30pm. In the early service, we especially invite the children and parents of Faith Lutheran School. There will be a soup supper before the evening service beginning at 6:00pm. The theme for our midweek Advent services is “What Child Is This” as we marvel in God’s gift to us in His Son, our Savior, Jesus. All are welcome and invited to attend either service. Come hear the good news of great joy for you!

Faith Lutheran School’s Christmas Program, “What Child is This?,” will be held this Thursday, December 20 at 6:30pm in the recital hall at the UAA Fine Arts Building. Come and join us as we marvel at the mystery of the Word made flesh!

Come celebrate Christmas with us! We will have three different worship services to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Our Christmas Eve service will be at 6:00pm with a candlelight service at 10:00pm. On Christmas Day, we will worship at 10:00am with Holy Communion. Each service will be distinct and divine as God blesses us with His presence!

Who’s ready for a youth group lock-in?! It’s time again for our Christmas Break Lock-In! Put it on your schedule: Thursday, December 27th from 9:00pm to 9:00am Friday morning. Bible study, games, movies, snacks and a delicious breakfast will be provided. Bring your favorite games, movies, snacks and drinks and sleeping gear but—most importantly—bring a friend! Contact Pastor Chris (907) 792-9788 if you have any questions.

Due to the earthquake and the resulting messes and transportation difficulties, we decided to postpone Advent by Candlelight. We are tentatively rescheduling it for January 5th and making it Epiphany by Candlelight. We hope to see you there!

Want to share Christmas greetings with those far and near?  Our convenient Caring Card Corner has Christmas cards in addition to cards for other occasions.  See the turnstile in the Fellowship Hall by the bookcase.  Cards are $1 each on the honor system.  One envelope per card, please.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Announcements for December 9, 2018


My Son, My Savior is the title of a movie produced by the same team that brought us Road to Emmaus and Come Follow Me. My Son, My Savior is about the coming, life and ministry of Jesus told from the perspective of his mother Mary. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:07 during Advent for a Bible study based on this movie. You will be blessed and encouraged to strive to live for God out of grateful love for the love He first showed us through His Son and our Savior, Jesus.

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.

Midweek Advent services continue on Wednesday, December 12. We will have two services, one at 3:00pm and an identical service at 6:30pm. In the early service, we especially invite the children and parents of Faith Lutheran School. There will be a soup supper before the evening service beginning at 6:00pm. The theme for our midweek Advent services is “What Child Is This” as we marvel in God’s gift to us in His Son, our Savior, Jesus. All are welcome and invited to attend either service. Come hear the good news of great joy for you!

Faith Lutheran School and Preschool will host a bake sale on Thursday, December 13th, noon to 4:00pm.  The sale will also be next Sunday before and after the 10:30am service.  What a great opportunity to stock up on some goodies for Christmastime.  If you have any questions or would like to donate items please contact Sheila Lillo at 907-229-7901, or Sheila.Lillo@gmail.com.

Faith Lutheran School’s Christmas Program, “What Child is This?,” will be held on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30pm in the recital hall at the UAA Fine Arts Building. Come and join us as we marvel at the mystery of the Word made flesh!


Come celebrate Christmas with us! We will have three different worship services to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Our Christmas Eve service will be at 6:00pm with a candlelight service at 10:00pm. On Christmas Day, we will worship at 10:00am with Holy Communion. Each service will be distinct and divine as God blesses us with His presence!

Due to the earthquake and the resulting messes and transportation difficulties, we decided to postpone Advent by Candlelight. We are tentatively rescheduling it for January 5th and making it Epiphany by Candlelight. We hope to see you there!
Want to share Christmas greetings with those far and near?  Our convenient Caring Card Corner has Christmas cards in addition to cards for other occasions.  See the turnstile in the Fellowship Hall by the bookcase.  Cards are $1 each on the honor system.  One envelope per card, please. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Announcements for December 2, 2018


We will be holding a congregation meeting today, December 2nd, immediately following the worship service. Important decisions will be made which will affect our present and future ministries. We hope that you will attend to give your input on our work for the Lord!

Continuing on Monday, December 3rd 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.

My Son, My Savior is the title of a movie produced by the same team that brought us Road to Emmaus and Come Follow Me. My Son, My Savior is about the coming, life and ministry of Jesus told from the perspective of his mother Mary. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:07 during Advent for a Bible study based on this movie. You will be blessed and encouraged to strive to live for God out of grateful love for the love He first showed us through His Son and our Savior, Jesus.

Midweek Advent services begin on Wednesday, December 4. We will have two services, one at 3:00pm and an identical service at 6:30pm. In the early service, we especially invite the children and parents of Faith Lutheran School. There will be a soup supper before the evening service beginning at 6:00pm. The theme for our midweek Advent services is “What Child Is This” as we marvel in God’s gift to us in His Son, our Savior, Jesus. All are welcome and invited to attend either service. Come hear the good news of great joy for you!

Faith Lutheran School’s PTF is hosting a Parent’s Night Out on December 7 at 6:00pm. Drop off your toddler to 12 year old for an evening of fun while you enjoy an evening to yourself.  Food and beverages provided. Stay tuned for more information!

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! 

The Fellowship Committee invites all adults to the annual Adult Christmas Party in the fellowship hall on December 8th at 7:30pm. As is tradition, we will have fellowship time, a white elephant gift exchange, and a hymn sing. Please bring an appetizer or dessert and, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange, a gift worth no more than $15. The Fellowship Committee will provide eggnog and punch; if you would like other beverages, you are welcome to bring them.