Monday, September 15, 2014

Pastor Wendland Update

Welcome, Pastor and Mrs. Wendland
September 28th is Pastor Wendland's first Sunday preaching for us. Let's give his wife and him a big Faith Lutheran welcome by doing a Nametag Sunday and offering a few goodies during fellowship and Bible Study. Please bring something simple and breakfasty to share. Contact Amy Mozolik for more information or to volunteer to help write name tags prior to the services."

Update on Pastor Wendland Accommodations

Thank you all for your generous gifts providing for Pastor and Louise Wendland during their stay while Pastor Oldfield is in Arizona recovering from back surgery.  Arrangements have been finalized for airfare, car and housing.  Due to the generous donations, we are able to provide a modest rental apartment for their stay.  If you would like to contribute a special offering to help, simply indicate Wendland Housing on your donation.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Regular Schedule . . . Think About These Things!

How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 
Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.  Ps. 84

What a blessing it is for us to have a place where we can come together and where the living God comes so close to us!  When we "go to church," there are so many ways that God's name is hallowed and his kingdom comes!

What happens when we go to church? 
•  we show those who know us how much God is worth to us; that's "worship"
•  we pray, praise and give thanks to the God of our salvation
•  we hear, throughout the service, the good news of our salvation
•  we hear lessons from God's Word, carefully chosen & combined with other parts of the service
•  we listen to a sermon on one of the lessons, crafted to apply the Word to our lives right now
•  we publicly confess the name of Jesus Christ, and gladly confess that we belong to him
•  we encourage our fellow believers -- yes, just by being there and worshiping with them
•  we are encouraged by our fellow believers -- yes, just by being there and worshiping with them
•  we receive a very real, powerful blessing from the Triune God as we close our worship
•  we dig into God's Word together, getting to know him better...and each other, too

No wonder the psalmist said:  
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.  Ps 84:10 

Sunday, September 7
Worship  8:15 and 11:00 AM
Bible Hour  9:45 AM  Bible learning for children, youth and adults!