ANNOUNCEMENTS

Faith posts a weekly Sunday worship service on Facebook; we encourage you to “like” Faith’s Facebook page to stay updated. https://www.facebook.com/faithlutheransc

Faith Lutheran News and Updates

Faith Lutheran is forming a Pastoral Call Committee. This group will have the incredibly important task of compiling a community profile and communicating Faith’s vision and mission as well as the thoughts, hopes, and dreams of the congregants. The Call Committee will also convey the “wow” factor that brings people to Faith and ultimately interview pastoral candidates. Future worship services, ministry, and the direction of the church will be influenced by this committee’s work. A six to nine month commitment with individual assignments and Zoom meetings is a reasonable expectation. A limited number of voting members of all ages and from all walks of life will be chosen for this transformative experience. To learn more, click here to complete the Eform expressing your interest to be considered to assist with this process.

Pastor and the Faith Formation team are looking into the best way to address First Communion and Confirmation. If you have ideas or suggestions, please reach out to them. [email protected] 651.587.3100 or [email protected] 507.261.8282

If anyone has items of historical interest that could be displayed in the new display case in Faith’s narthex, please contact Cindy Thorland. [email protected] 507-259-8720

Faith participates in the Adopt a Highway program. We are responsible for picking up litter two times a year on Hwy. 14 east of St. Charles. If you are willing to organize a group or help with the clean-up, please contact Cindy Thorland. [email protected] 507-259-8720

Faith has an Instagram account. Please respond to [email protected] if you would be willing to manage this account. The primary responsibility is to copy Facebook posts into Faith’s Instagram.

Faith’s Book Club is reading Educated by Tara Westover. This is the story of overcoming survivalist Mormon family ties to go to college without a formal education and despite an abusive childhood. Susan Lien will lead the discussion via Zoom, Thursday May 28 at 7 p.m.  Contact her for the sign-in information. 608.769.2851 [email protected]

When social distancing is lifted, Faith will offer a small group (possibly outdoor) bible study. Please respond to [email protected] to indicate an interest in being contacted to determine a day of week and time that you can meet.

Adult Forums and Congregational Care meetings are postponed until Covid-19 social restrictions are lifted.

Faith’s Worship Team is looking for someone willing to play the guitar for some less formal summer worship services. If you have a talent to share in this area please contact Nathan Lien. 608.769.6028 [email protected]

If you have not already returned your family information document, please click on the following link to enter your information; then scroll to the bottom of the form and submit online. We want to make sure we have contact information for all family members and accurate names and ages of children for Faith Formation. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVR9OHOffCfMc4aUAZAMFsLQ4qYogYukwo6xIyKLv8ql_xcA/viewform

Reminders

Listening Ear provides phone support to individuals who want or need someone to talk to during this challenging time. Please contact Pastor Cheryl, 651.587.3100, [email protected], if you would like to make a call, listen to concerns, share scripture, and say a prayer or blessing with someone during this time of social distancing. If you feel anxious or need a listening ear, please let Pastor know so she can connect you with someone.

Use Faith’s website to source information. https://www.faithlutheransc.org/

We understand this is a challenging financial time for some so we ask that you be as generous as possible since we need to carry the burden for those that cannot. You may donate online https://gp.vancopayments.com/gpo/#/donateNow/118e574c-b824-4be9-82f3-19be3af, through the mobile app, Give Plus, (instructions are available on Faith’s website), or simply mail in your offering envelope to Faith.

If you are interested in donating your time, please let Cindy Thorland know your area of interest. Although we cannot meet together, much planning is happening now so we are ready to kick off some exciting new things when we are able to gather again. [email protected] 507-259-8720

Our congregation remains in the prayers of Pastor Cheryl and Faith’s church council. Please let us know if you have a need for which we can assist. Likewise, please keep Faith and your fellow members in your prayers.

God, you are big enough to hold the world in Your hands and loving enough to care about the smallest details of our lives.
When we are anxious, You bring peace.
When we are afraid, You give courage.
When we are unsure, You provide confidence.
We release our concerns to you now and entrust ourselves to Your love.
Amen