"Growing Through Living God's Word"
Family Life
Before School
Growing Through Living God's Word"
        "Where the peace which surpasses all understanding is received"
Mrs. Karen Eck, Deaconess
Mrs. Wanda Medina , Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Patty Sojka, Preschool Administrator
        September 30, 2018

NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH: Today we celebrate the Baptisms of Andrew Brei, Cindy Meyer, Madyson Witt and the Anniversary of Ken and Amy Pearson.                                                        

SIGNING IN IS IMPORTANT!!!: In order for the shepherd program to work, and to help the elders fulfill their responsibilities toward this congregation, it is now more important than ever for EVERY member and visitor attending to sign in the Blue Attendance Book during the offering!   We ask for your cooperation, thank you!        

TODAY'S SERVERS: Greeters & Offertory: Early: The  Klemps' Late:The Musenbrocks'. Elder & Head Usher: Josh Weaver and Bob Schultz & Tom Steiner and Ernie Arambula. Ushers: Dave Axtell, Jeff Schultz and Steve Tobias & Bob Lewandowski, Jim and Carson Hines Asst. & Reader: Steve Tobias  & Rob Arnold.  Acolyte: Nolan Schultz and Lukas Searer. Children's Church: Karen Eck  Organist: Evelyn Steiner.  Altar Guild for September: Susie Arnold and Wanda Medina & Peggy Arnold and Pam Westerlund..                

SERVER SCHEDULES FOR OCT-DEC: The server schedules have been prepared for October-December.  Please check your mailboxes.  If you need an additional copy there are a few extras on the bulletin table. 

MORE VOLUNTEER LAWN MOWERS NEEDED: Lawn mowing will need to continue through October.  Right now, we have 3 vacancies for the month of October.  If you would be willing to take one of these vacancies please sign up.  The lawn detailers the church has hired is making the volunteer mowing a breeze.                        

ADOPT A STUDENT E-MAIL ADDRESS: Our new adopt a student Ethan Stoppenhagen's address: Box 279 - 6600 N. Clinton Street - Fort Wayne IN 46825 -his email address: <>.   Feel free to send him words of encouragement!!!        

HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: "Great News!! We are resuming Sunday School class for high school.  Ryan Schultz and Amy Pearson are the teachers, and we have some great material "Questions Teens are Asking-You ask about Faith"  There will be refreshments available. You will meet in the "break room", just to the right of the library.  We start this week, September 30.  Hope to see you there."  Thank you, Karen

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: We are collecting t-shirts, shorts and outfits for ages 2-10, also small games (cards, jacks, etc.) and school supplies.  Thanks for what you have done and continue to do.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. for an enjoyable and inspirational Fall Lutheran Women's Missionary League Rally right here at Faith Lutheran!! The details will come later but right now, mark the date and join us for insight into life-saving mission endeavors.

DARTBALL: Our first Dartball League game is scheduled for October 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

FUNDRAISER::  Justice 4 Michael Sparks is holding a pasta dinner on October 6 from 5-8 PM at the American Reformed Church.  Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.
OPEN POSITIONS FOR OFFICERS 2018/2019 CHURCH YEAR: Open officer positions for the 2018/2019 church year:
Congregational President, Congregational Vice President, Financial Secretary, Trustee (3 open positions), Elders (4 open positions), Council at Large, Board of Education (3 open positions).  Please prayerfully consider taking one of these positions.  If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities of any of these positions please contact Steve Tobias, Gail Elsner or Megan Spurgeon.           

 8:00/10:30 a.m.  Worship
 9:15 a.m.            Adult Bible Class
 6:00 p.m.           Dartball League
 7:00 p.m.           Ladies Bible Study        
  5:00 p.m.           TOPS
 12:00 p.m.            Crafters
   6:00 p.m.          Confirmation
  9:00 a.m.            Prayer Service
 8:00/10:30 a.m.  Worship                        
 9:15 a.m.            Adult Bible Class
OUR STEWARDSHIP                        
Sept. 23, 2018: 118   8:00- 71  10:30- 47
Sept. 24, 2017: 162
Plate:         $163.00
General Offerings:          $3,568.00
TOTAL Sept 23, 2018        $3,731.00
TOTAL Sept 24, 2017        $4,535.00
Debt Reduction................................................       $ 20.00
Missions.. .................................. ...................   ...    $10.00
Sunday School ..................................................     $ 13.55
Budgetary Dollars Needed Weekly (For '18-19)        $6,070.59
Budgetary Dollars Rec'd. Sept. 23, 2018        $3,731.00
Deficit        $(2,339.59)
As of September 26 , 2018        $15,806.41

Membership Hardship Fund        $2,650.00
Adopt-A-Student        $285.17
Cancer Care        $1,549.02

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

PARSONAGE PREPARATION: The Trustee's are asking for assistance in preparing the Parsonage for our next Pastor.  They will be painting and cleaning carpets.  If you would be willing to tackle one of these tasks please contact a trustee.  All supplies will be provided by the church.          

NEXT WEEK'S SERVERS:  Greeters & Offertory: Early: Jen Golenia and Barb Daniels Late: Gail Elsner and Bonnie Sparks. Elder & Head Usher: Dale Halaburt and Bill Dase & Vic Musenbrock and Dale Lessentine. Ushers: Tony Van Gorp, Keith and Jake Weaver & Dan, Ryan and Andrew Crim Asst. & Reader: Jon Meyer  & Ernie Arambula.  Acolyte: Jake Wheeler and Chloe Hines. Children's Church: Karen Eck  Organist: Sylvia Luekens.  Altar Guild for October: Nancy Dase and Debbie Schultz & Charlene Lewandowski and Crystal Arambula.

BIBLE READINGS: Readings this week are: Sunday (Deut. 1:37-2:15; Matt. 6:1-15) Monday (Deut. 2:16-37; Matt. 6:16-34) Tuesday (Deut. 3:1-29; Matt. 7:1-12) Wednesday (Deut. 4:1-20; Matt. 7:13-29) Thursday (Deut. 4:21-40; Matt. 8:1-17) Friday (Deut. 5:1-21; Matt. 8:18-34 ) Saturday  (Deut. 5:22-6:9; Matt. 9:1-17)
THOSE TO REMEMBER: Please keep in your thoughts and prayers: Dorothy Christopher, Ray Hoover, Miriam Kenealy,  Ray Layton, Ruth Pedersen, Amanda Luebcke, Betty Beedle,  and Nan Tavarczky.
SOFTBALL LEAGUE: There is a last minute Fall Softball League forming, first practice as early as 9/23 and first games slated for 9/30. Should be a 4-5 Game (week) season with a Tournament at the end. Faith Lutheran has committed to 1 team due to interest from the summer roster, anyone else interested in joining, please let Patrick or Detra know ASAP so we can get shirts ordered. (18+ Co-Ed) Detra 219-869-2709
VETERANS' CARDS: As part of her card ministry group, Vohney Witt will be collecting cards from the congregation this year for Veterans' Day.  Please drop your card in the box on the Bulletin table by October 14.  Vohney will take care of mailing them to the Veterans' Home in West Lafayette.  Be sure to sign your cards and include a little note.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT:  To continue in Cecelia's absence? Are any Ladies here at Faith interested in heading up Advent by Candlelight this year or a similar (or not similar) event. Contact Ladies of Faith Chair- Vohney Witt to let her know. Blessings on your day! (219)866-2456,

Contact Information
Vic Musenbrock (Elder)   (219) 345-2905
Ernie Arambula (Elder)    (219) 964-8317
Steve Tobias (Congregational President) (219) 863-4746
Don Walther (Trustee) (219) 987-2709
Jerry Price (Trustee) (219) 921-6178

Secretary Office        (219) 987-3730 (Church Office)

Mrs. Patty Sojka                219-987-3430 (Preschool Office)
Preschool Administrator

Deaconess Karen Eck        987-2358 (Home)

Wanda L. Medina
Secretary, Faith Lutheran Church
(219) 987-3730