Congregational Meeting - February 26th, next Sunday following the service, we will be holding a Congregation Meeting to discuss calling a Vicar. The Board for Lay Ministry (BLM) has been discussing this for the past several months and feels strongly that this is a step needed to help with Pastor Ewings’ workload and support the ministry work here at Faith. The deadline for the application is fast approaching and we need to make a decision quickly or we will have to wait for another year. The BLM unanimously voted to call a Vicar and we are requesting approval by the Congregation. Please make every effort to attend and voice your opinion.
To my family in the faith at Faith Lutheran Church-
On Sunday, February 5, I received a divine Call to serve as the youth and family pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Minnesota. A Call is a job opportunity, but more than that; it is the Lord of the Church speaking through His people to proclaim the Good News of Jesus’ Gospel. I now have the opportunity to accept the Call to Minnesota or to decline the Call and stay in Alaska. Either way, the Gospel will be proclaimed for God’s greatest glory.
As I deliberate the two Calls which I hold—the Call you have extended to me to serve as the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church and Iglesia Luterana de Fe en Cristo in Anchorage and now another to serve as a youth and family pastor in St. Peter—I ask for your prayers. I welcome your wisdom and insight as well, and I look forward to speaking with you about the ministry the Lord has entrusted to our care. As you pray for me, I want you to know that I will likewise bring my prayers before the throne of our God in Heaven, asking Christ Jesus to bless His Church. I know that the Lord will provide for His people as He has promised. May the Lord richly bless all we do for Him and for His glory!
Pastor Christopher R. Ewings
Women's Retreat - Plans for the women’s retreat this fall are well underway. Faith is hosting the retreat this year and we will need volunteers to help with the organizing and planning. The next meeting is February 23rd at 6:00pm.
Teen Neon Bowling February 24th. All teens are welcome and invited to participate in neon bowling at Diamond Center bowling from 6:30-8:45. Wear your best neon attire. Please be sure you bring at least $15. For two hours of neon bowling and shoe rental it costs $10. Bowlers may purchase soda and snacks if they want to; it will not be provided. Please RSVP to Miss Melissa Mittelstadt at (262) 623-4908.
Midweek Lenten services begin March 1st. During our midweek services, we will focus on the Sacrifice that our Savior made for us as we examine the Old Testament sacrifices and how they point ahead to Jesus. A soup supper will precede each midweek service at 6:00 and worship will begin at 7:00.
The Women of Faith Lutheran Church have taken on the task of organizing a list of volunteers to help provide some much needed aid to members of our congregation. We are in the process of compiling a list of people who can provide meals, transportation, yard care, housework, make errands, visit or read for those who are sick, had recent surgeries or any other life altering circumstance. To get this list going we need the names of volunteers willing to help. If you are willing to have your name added to this list of volunteers please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-3499.
We also need to know when someone is in need. If you or someone you know could benefit from this, please contact Pastor Ewings, Kathy Hester, or Linda Stiffler.