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THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
A study of Hebrews is available via Skype. If you would like to join the study, an email will be sent Wed. evening with a link or please be in contact with Michael Kramer at email@example.com
The study will begin at 9:45 am Thursday, and run through the thirteen books of the epistle and should come to a conclusion, with some weeks off, by mid-June.
While Martin Luther initially ranked the Epistle to the Hebrews as secondary in rank within the New Testament, he came to the conclusion that the book “…discusses Christ’s priesthood masterfully and profoundly on the basis of Scriptures…” While the early church assumed the author to be Paul, textual analysis shows the book inconsistent with Paul’s style and vocabulary, evidencing an author more fluent in Greek while very familiar with Paul’s theology. Apollos (see Acts 18: 24 - 28), a Jew from Alexandria, would seem to fit this profile. The letter uses Scripture to reveal Christ as God’s full and final revelation and as the mediator of God’s grace. Addressed to Hebrew Christians in the early church, the book speaks volumes to those brought up or familiar with Christ and Biblical truth.
Adult Devotion Time
07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thurs.
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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 – 360-292-0353
D – Hann Jim Flaherty – 253-350-9590,
Hans – Krav Andy Green - 206-388-6959,
Kri – Olson, P Dean Pigman – 360-491-3276,
Olson, R – Stu Glenn Dunnam – 360-791-4175,
Sue – Z Gil Lenzegrav – 360-402-1375,
FROM SHIRLEY ELFBRANDT'S FAMILY
We would like to extend the deepest gratitude to the members of Faith Lutheran for the love you shared with Shirley over the years and the care given recently leading up to her death. Thank you to everyone who helped make her memorial so special and for sharing your precious stories. Shirley will be missed until we meet again.
CRAFT FAIR HELP NEEDED
May 1 is just around the corner and that means we need your help with our Spring Craft Fair honoring Moms, Dads & Grads. Set up will begin at 3:30pm Friday, April 30 and the event will be open for shopping Saturday, May 1, 10am – 4pm. Booth rental fees and raffle proceeds will go to the school. Sign up genius is now available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AFAE2EA4F5C25-craft
RUMMAGE SALE HELP NEEDED
Could you spare some time during your week to help prepare for the final rummage sale? We have been inundated with clothing and it needs to be sorted, folded and boxed by size.
Contact the church office to pick up clothing by calling 360-491-3552.
If you haven’t already, mark your calendar for Thursday, June 3. Set up for this one last rummage sale will begin at 10am. Everyone is needed, every ounce of work is worth the effort.
Confirmation will meet at 9:15am in the Youth Room (or via Zoom). We will wrap up about 10am, in time for families to then attend the 10:15am service.
We ask you to continually keep our confirmands in your prayers. Since the kids are learning more about our faith and moving toward membership, it’s not just a parent engagement or teacher engagement in the confirmation process, but the entire church as a whole can and should be surrounding them!
If you have further questions, please contact Sarah Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A NOTE OF THANKS
Several confirmation students have reached out and would like to humbly thank their prayer pals for the thoughtful gifts they have been receiving. It is such a small act of love and the kids light up when they see they are thought of and prayed for! Thank you!
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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