NOTES, NEWS & EVENTS
GATHER AND GROW
Gather and Grow will start at 9:30, generally lasting about 45 minutes. We wanted to get away from the title “Education Hour” moving forward for several reasons going forward, so we’re trying out a name that’s a little more fun and flexible. Some classes will last longer or shorter depending on the class. Different age groups will have different formats.
Images of the Church in Scripture.
The Holy Spirit inspired the authors of the scriptures to describe the church using several images; “A Holy Temple”, “The Family of Christ”, The Bride of Christ”, etc. As we study the passages that talk about these images let’s see if we can discover what God is calling us to be and calling us to do.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children ages 3 - 4th grade are welcome to attend Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 am in the church. There will be NO Classes Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
Voters' Meeting 2/12/2023
Our next congregation (voters') meeting will be Feb. 12, between worship services, in the sanctuary and via Zoom. We plan to begin around 9:30 am.
An activity for the children will be provided during the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to agree on nominees for some key Lutheran Church Missouri Synod positions. Pastor Greg will explain the process and suggest names for our consideration. Hope to see you there!
ANNUAL BABY BOTTLE FUND DRIVE
Our Baby Bottle Campaign for Options Pregnancy Clinic kicked off on Sunday, January
22. If you haven’t participated in a baby bottle campaign before, here’s how it works;
Empty baby bottles will be out on a table in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday. The baby
bottles can be filled with coins, bills or a check. When your baby bottle is full, you can
bring it back to church by or before Sunday, February 26. Options Pregnancy Clinic is a
nonprofit organization, so our donations are very much appreciated.
We are also doing a diaper and onesie drive to help replenish what Options has given away to their clients. Size 6 diapers as well as size 3, 6 and 9 month white onesies are needed. Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Holmquist
YOUTH OPEN GYM NIGHTS
Young people in grades 5 - 12 are invited to join us for Open Gym Night. We will be meeting on Saturday, February 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Bring your friends for some good clean fun!
SPECIAL ROOF PROJECT
Thank you to everyone to donated in support of a church family whose home needs a new roof. Our goal has been met! You are all truly a blessing from God!
3M's has returned to Pinochle the third Thursday.
November signaled the revival of our informal Pinochle tournaments.
The return only produced one table and four players, but all the participants enjoyed the coming back and the friendly competition.
In the past, these game days had included a pot luck luncheon. That continues suspended until the numbers return and all feel good about that. For the time being, 3M's asks participants to bring their own lunch.
With restrictions and precautions, 3M's had to discontinue its Pinochle Thursdays for the past few years.
December's third Thursday falls on December 15
3M'S BIBLE STUDY
The 3M’s (More Mature Members), a group designed for seniors 55+, meet in the Community Center Cedar room weekly on Thursdays at 10:00am for an hour and a half to share in fellowship and study God's Word.
Occasionally, trips and traditions take us off campus. For more information, contact Jim Nordness or leave a note in his church mailbox. You may also call the church office at 360-491-3552.
Did you know that Faithlife TV, the platform we are using to live stream our worship services, also has content much like RightNow Media?
Not only are you able to re-watch a past worship service, but you can watch children’s shows, faith based films, listen to music, etc. It is worth the browsing time!
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 Glenn Dunnam if you are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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