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"Growing Through Living God's Word"
"Where the peace which surpasses all understanding is received"
        
Rev. Jared Raebel, Sr. Pastor
Rev. Dale Hetherington, Assistant Pastor
Mrs. Karen Eck, Deaconess
Mrs. Kimberly Sutton, Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Patty Sojka, Preschool Administrator
Mrs. Karen Schoonveld, Before School Director

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SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
February 25, 2018

NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH: Congratulations to Nolan Schultz for finishing second in this year's KMS 6th Science Fair competition.  Kudos also goes to Grant Manns, Ryan and Drew Crim for receiving golds in this year's ISMAA competition.  Yesterday, they competed in Indianapolis for state awards. Today we celebrate the birthdays of Nick Arnold, John Christopher, Linda Eck, Emily Searer, Keith Weaver, and Jacob Wheeler, and the baptism of Peggy Arnold.

TODAY'S SERVERS:  Greeters & Offertory: Early: Jen Golenia and Linda Eck Late: The Bob Lewandowskis.  Elder & Head Usher: Don Walther and Phil Klemp & Greg Wilson and Ernie Manns. Ushers: Dave Axtell, Fred Blake, and Harlin Ison & Dan, Ryan, and Andrew Crim.  Asst. & Reader: Phil Klemp and Pastor Raebel & Ernie Arambula. Acolyte: Ava Pearson and Juliana Layton. Children's Church: Sophia Sullivan and Becky Schultz. Organist: Sylvia Luekens. Altar Guild for February: Marianne Klemp, Bernice Anderson, and Elaine Featherston & Kathy Musenbrock and Deb Musenbrock.

SHIFT COMPLETED: I was able to shift the mailbox name labels this past week. Some of you were moved, but some were not.  Thank you to everyone who cleaned out their box!  It helped me out tremendously.    Kimberly  

LENTEN SERVICES:  We have weekly Wednesday Lenten services through Easter at 9:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. Midweek meals are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

DON'T TOUCH HOLD!: There are times where people meet in the church when the heat or air conditioning are not scheduled to be operating.  If you lead a group at a time like this, feel free to touch the thermostat up or down, but do not, DO NOT, touch HOLD!  This means the temperature will stay the same after you leave the building until somebody enters and wonders why the building is heated with nobody in it.  This happened recently where the building was being heated unnecessarily for about four days.  If you just adjust the thermostat up or down without touching HOLD, the thermostat will go back to its regular setting in two hours.

CHOIR PRACTICES: Adult choir will practice on March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the balcony.  We will sing for Maundy Thursday and Easter.  Come join us!

ALTAR FLOWERS SIGN UPS: We still have many Sundays open to sign up to purchase flowers.  Want to remember your birthday or anniversary?  Perhaps something to honor another family member?  Choose a Sunday, write your name and occasion (if you have one) on the line, and pay $30 for your Sunday.  It's that simple!  For every Sunday that is not paid for, the church must absorb the cost for that week which adds up quickly for us.  So please be a blessing!

EASTER FLOWERS: The sign up sheet to order your Easter flowers is hanging in the narthex.  Please note the differing prices, depending on what you order.  Put your payment in the offering in an envelope marked Easter flowers.

A CHANCE TO REMEMBER:. We have created a memorative display to share memories with those who knew Sharon Nelson, and introduce her to those who did not have that privilege.  If you have pictures you are willing for us to borrow, copy, and return to you, or if you have special memories you would write down, we would love to add them.  You can leave the pictures and memories in the church office, or give them to Peggy Arnold or Karen Eck.

DISTRICT PRAYED: Last Monday, the staff of the Indiana District remembered our congregation in their prayers during their Bible study time.  Please lift them up in your prayers also.          

LADIES BIBLE STUDY: We will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome!

LIFELINE SCREENING:  Lifeline will be here March 8th from 8:30 - 5 p.m. for health and wellness testing.  See the pink flyers on the table in the fellowship hall for information.
                                        
THIS WEEK AT FAITH

TODAY
  8:00/10:30 a.m.        Worship
  9:15 a.m.        Adult Bible Class

MONDAY
12:00 p.m.        Birthday Celebration at Jim's Caf‚
  7:00 p.m.        Ladies Bible study 
  
TUESDAY                
  5:00 p.m.        TOPS 

WEDNESDAY
  9:30 a.m.        Lent service
12:00 p.m.        Crafters
  5:30 p.m.        Midweek meal
  6:00 p.m.        Confirmation
  7:00 p.m.        Lent service

THURSDAY
  5:00 p.m.        Preschool Family Fun Night

SATURDAY
  9:00 a.m.        Prayer service

SUNDAY
  8:00/10:30 a.m.        Worship
  9:15 a.m.        Adult Bible Class 
 
OUR STEWARDSHIP
ATTENDANCE
February 18, 2018: 141   8:00: 79  10:30: 62
February 19, 2017: 142

OFFERINGS                
Plate:        $102.00
General Offerings:          $3,859.00
Sunday School        $17.00
TOTAL February 18, 2018        $3,978.00
TOTAL February 19, 2017        $4,422.50

SPECIAL OFFERINGS
Ash Wednesday        $1,058.00
Missions        $15.00
Debt Reduction        $48.00
Hall rental        $190.00
Budgetary Dollars Needed Weekly (For '15-16)        $6,070.59
Budgetary Dollars Rec'd. February 18, 2018        $3,978.00
Deficit        ($2,092.59)

CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE
As of February 22, 2018        $18,298.35

MORTGAGE BALANCE as of February 1, 2018
Family Life Center        $279,669.86

FUND BALANCES FOR OTHERS
Membership Hardship Fund        $2,650.00
Adopt-A-Student        $955.17
Cancer Care        $1,499.02

BIBLE READINGS: Readings this week are: Monday (Gen. 18:1-15 and Mark 6:14-34), Tuesday (Gen. 21:1-21 and Mark 6:35-56), Wednesday ( Gen. 22:1-19 and Mark 7:1-23) Thursday (Gen. 24:1-31 and Mark 7:24-37), Friday (Gen. 24:32-52, 61-67 and Mark 8:1-21), Saturday (Gen. 27:1-29  and Mark 8:22-38), Sunday (Gen. 27:30-45; 28:10-22 and Mark 9:1-13).  You can find these in the LSB hymnal on pages 299-303.

STAFF DEVOTIONS: Monday through Thursday your church staff meets for devotions and prays for families at Faith.  This week we prayed for the Schultz (Amber), and Schultz (Helen), families.  The staff kindly ask you remember them in your prayers also.

NEXT WEEK'S SERVERS:  Greeters & Offertory: Early: The Leaths Late: The Hubbards.  Elder & Head Usher: Josh Weaver and Bob Schultz & Tom Witt and Ernie Arambula. Ushers: Brad Leath, Lee Van Vuren, and Mike Medina & Tim Schultz, Logan and Grant Manns.  Asst. & Reader: Taylor Schultz & Grant Manns. Acolyte: Sophia Sullivan and Carson Hines. Children's Church: Pastor Raebel.  Organist: Evelyn Steiner. Altar Guild for March: Susie Arnold and Wanda Medina & Peggy Arnold and Pam Westerlund.

TELECARE CALLER: Telecare caller this week is Sue Christopher.

THOSE TO REMEMBER: Please keep in your thoughts and prayers: Dorothy Christopher, Ray Hoover, Ray Layton, Miriam Kenealy, Sally Lilley, Ruth Pedersen, and Nan Tavarczky.

MILITARY TO REMEMBER: Please pray for Jeff Lessentine, Joel Ison, Jason DeFranco, Joe Meyer, Kyle Chadwick, Stuart Price, and Jason Szerlak.  We ask family members/friends keep the church office up to date with addresses so they can be passed along to church members.

Contact Information

Pastor Raebel                987-3730 (Office)
                                987-2190 (Home)
                                
lutheran987@comcast.net mailto:lutheran987@comcast.net

Pastor Hetherington        317-605-5536
                                
dalehetherington25@yahoo.com mailto:dalehetherington25@yahoo.com

Mrs. Kimberly Sutton        987-3730 (Office)
Administrative Sec.        
faith987kimberly@gmail.com mailto:faith987kimberly@gmail.com

Mrs. Patty Sojka                219-987-3430
Preschool Administrator

Deaconess Karen Eck        987-2358 (Home)
                                
ksue46@gmail.com mailto:ksue46@gmail.com
Mrs. Karen Schoonveld        
Before School Director        
morningsatfaith@gmail.com mailto:morningsatfaith@gmail.com