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THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Michael Kramer is leading a study of the Book of Daniel via Skype. The schedule looks like this:
9:45 - 10:00 — Log on. Fellowship via direct discourse and the chat bar (either general or specific to individuals).
10:00 - 11:00 — Reading and discussion (about 1 chapter per week)
11:00 - 11:15 — Prayer listings and prayer
Adult Devotion Time
07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thurs.
MEETINGS RESUME THURSDAY, JANUARY 7.
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3. Find the email you received with the subject line, “Evening Connections.”
4. Click on the Zoom link in that email (look for “Join Zoom Meeting”)
5. You may be prompted to “Open Zoom Meetings.” Do this.
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7. If it doesn’t work, ask for help before next time! We can support you.
WHO IS MY ELDER?
If you should be in need of Pastoral Care, please contact your Elder, they are here to serve you to the best of their ability.
A – C Justin Bevers – email@example.com
D – Hann Jim Flaherty – 253-350-9590,
Hans – Krav Andy Green - 206-388-6959,
Kri – Olson, P Dean Pigman – 360-91-3276,
Olson, R – Stu Glenn Dunnam – 360-791-4175,
Sue – Z Jim Gilbert – 360-701-8752,
PHONE A FRIEND
It’s time to update the telephone directory. Please make sure to contact the church office if you have any information that has changed or you would like added. They will be ready for distribution by the end of the month. firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation begins Sunday, January 10! Immediately following the 9:30am service, head over to the gym with your family, and set up one round table and enough chairs for your family members. We can't wait to walk beside you on this faith journey! See you there!
If you have further questions, please contact Sarah Elliott at email@example.com.
BECOME A SECRET PRAYER PAL!
Confirmation kicks off this month, and we have 15 students who will be continuing their faith journey through this process! This is a great opportunity as a congregation to lift up these young people and their families in extra prayer! We also need a handful of people who are committed to signing up as a secret prayer pal for a designated Confirmation student or two.
What does this commitment entail? In addition to ongoing prayer, you may consider sending a special (secret!) gift or snack throughout the year, a note of encouragement, a birthday card, etc. If you are interested, please let Marie Koehler firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Elliott email@example.com know. Thank you for your continued prayers for these young believers who are part of our Faith community!
NOW OFFERING CHILDREN'S CHURCH
We are so excited to offer Children’s Church on non-communion Sundays. Since Sunday School is difficult to have at this time, we wanted to come up with an alternative. Children’s Church is a great way to give kids from Preschool - 5th grade a chance to be together and learn about God’s Word.
We have a group of volunteers who will be leading Children’s Church with a lesson, an activity, songs and a prayer prepared for the kids. Children’s Church will take place before the sermon and last until the end of the service. Parents will pick their kids up from either a classroom or the gym in the community center.
If you have any questions about Children’s Church or would like to help in some way, please let Erin Holmquist know via email to .
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WEEKLY
Ushers: Ushers greet worshipers and help guide people to their seats before services, help gather offering and guide those taking communion. Again, not a real time consuming task with enough volunteers, but an important job. Please contact Becky in the church office if you are interested, .
Clean Up: One of the requirements for worshiping during COVID is that we wipe down and do a general cleaning of the sanctuary and church after service. It usually only takes 10 minutes or so after service, but it has to be done after each service. Please contact Becky in the church office if you are able to help, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMAZON WISH LIST
Looking for an easy way to donate? A few wish lists have been created on Amazon for your convenience. Ministries supported with the lists include VBS, Sunday School, Youth Group and Rummage Sale. New items are added occasionally so check back often.
Don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com for a simple way to support Faith with your everyday shopping!
A SIMPLE AND CONVENIENT WAY TO GIVE
Consider automating your regular donations with our electronic giving program. Faith relies on the financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. To become an electronic giver, click here. Please contact the church office if you have questions.
What is Embrace Grace? Embrace Grace is an outreach that serves single women with unexpected pregnancy. We offer support to them through resources, relationships, and encouragement!
What is happening? Our weekly class is offered one evening a week for about 2 hours. We go over scripture and encouragement. We help soon to be moms process some of their emotions and pray with them. We will be offering a baby shower for the moms as well as a day of pampering during their pregnancy!
Where have you seen God work? One of our moms was considering abortion, her boyfriend found her searching for ways to abort on the internet. He encouraged her to go to our embrace grace meeting the next day. He said, 'let's wait to see what they say before making any decisions.' She came to class worried about how we would react to her. We showed her grace and understanding of her fears. We talked about all the amazing things she can offer to this baby. She walked away feeling hope that she can do this! She said, 'I have never had someone tell me it's okay to have fears, I see that other moms feel the same way, which means if they can do it, I can do it!'
How can I serve? Fill out the online form on our website HERE! Once you show interest and fill out the correct forms, you will get updates on volunteer opportunities and you can chime in when you are able!
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIR
Free medical equipment (non-electric) repair is being offered Monday – Friday by appointment only. If you need help with your walker, wheelchair, cane, crutches, etc. call the church office at 360-491-3552 to be connected with the repair technician.
Meeting needs through sponsorship to Faith’s members who are sick, grieving or homebound. Please connect with the church office, email@example.com or 360-491-3552 to get involved in an effort to keep these friends connected and feeling they are still a part of Faith’s community.
RIGHT NOW MEDIA
Faith has partnered with Right Now Media and we are giving you FREE access to this Christ centered resource. There are kid shows, sermons, Bible studies, testimonies, historical videos, visual tours of the promise land, and more. It takes just a few minutes to register. Simply scroll to the bottom of the home page of this website & click the “get access now” button. Once you have completed the short form you will be sent a personal invitation to join Right Now Media where you can create and customize your own profile to suit you and your family. We want to share the love of Jesus Christ and this is the opportunity to shine His light for more to hear God's word through this resource. Contact the church office at
360-491-3552 with questions. Get a feel for it at www.rightnowmedia.org.
A wonderful resource to help your child understand the what, how and why of Lutheran worship is now available through LCMS called “Kids in the Divine Service”. Visit lcms.org/worship/youth-in-worship to see what is available. This is also a great resource for anyone who may be new to the Lutheran faith.
Faith comes by hearing and you can hear the sung and spoken Word on many radio stations. Program in a Christian radio station that suits you and your family. You never know when God may use just the right message for just the right time.
On the FM dial, check out 88.1 Air1, 90.5 KACS, 98.5 & 104.5 K Love and Spirit 105.3