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                      Rev. Jared Raebel, Sr. Pastor
                        Mrs. Karen Eck, Deaconess
          Mrs. Wanda Medina , Interim Administrative Secretary
                Mrs. Patty Sojka, Preschool Administrator
                    
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                      ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
                              August 12, 2018

NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH: Today we celebrate the birthday of Haylie Wheeler.

TODAY'S SERVERS: Greeters & Offertory: Early: The Sarosys'  Late:The Witts'.  The . Elder & Head Usher: Harlin Ison
and Phil Klemp & Greg Wilson and Ernie Manns. Ushers: Colin Wheeler, Dan & Andrew Brei & Gene Koroncz, Joe
Hubbard & Mike Gray. Asst. & Reader: Bill Walther &Susan Rosenwinkel & Peggy Arnold. Acolyte: Bell Dockemeyer
and Carson Hines. Children's Church: Van Vurens' and Logan Manns. Organist: Evelyn Steiner. Altar Guild for August:
Marianne Klemp and Bernice Anderson & Kathy and Deb Musenbrock.

ENDOWMENT GRANTS AVAILABLE: Grant applications for endowment fund grants are now available.  Please pick one
up from the ushers' table if you have a project in mind which can qualify for grant money.  Applications must be submitted
by September 16th.

ONE SERVICE UPDATES: The Board of Elders has scheduled one service for August 26th and September 2nd.  The one
on August 26th is being scheduled due to it being Pastor Raebel's last service as Faith's called pastor.  The one on
September 2nd is due to Labor Day holiday.  The service time for both services will be at 10:00 a.m. with Adult Bible Class
being held at 9:00 a.m. and coffee and fellowship at 8:30 a.m.

MORE VOLUNTEER LAWN MOWERS NEEDED: Lawn mowing will need to continue through October.  Right now, we
have it covered through August.  So if you would be willing to take a weekend in September or early October, please sign
up.  The lawn detailers the church has hired is making the volunteer mowing a breeze.

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING: This time the gathering is in our backyard (Minneapolis), so transportation costs could
be a lot less this year. The dates of the event are July 11-15, 2019.  We are hoping to keep total family contribution costs
this year to about $400 per attender.  Pre-registration fees are due by September 15th.  The pre-registration fee is $150.00.
So if you are looking to attend an event where other thousands of fellow young Lutherans are, please sign up now by
submitting $150.00 to the church.  Checks are to be made payable to Faith Lutheran.

FAREWELL DINNER:  There will be a catered dinner at noon on Sunday, August 26th, in Fellowship Hall following
Pastor's final service at Faith.  We are not selling tickets, but would appreciate a donation to help defray costs that day.
There will be a brief program following the dinner.  If you would like to "toast or roast" Pastor, please give your name to
Ernie Arambula.  The number of speakers might have to be limited due to time constraints.
A SIGNUP SHEET FOR THIS DINNER  IS LOCATED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE NARTHEX - PLEASE SIGN
UP TODAY AND LET US KNOW THE NUMBER OF YOUR  FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING.  Thanks
from the planning committee!!!

GUEST PASTOR: We thank Pastor Albers for his message this morning.  Pastor Raebel is on vacation and will be
returning soon.

EXPLAINING THE LITURGY: Each week, we feature one aspect of our liturgy and explain its meaning. Today we feature
The Post-Communion Canticle
Most of the year the congregation sings, "Thank the Lord and sing His praise. . ."  These words are based from 1
Chronicles 16:1-10, where King David celebrated with these words when the ark of the covenant (which contained the
presence of God)  was brought into his sight.  We sing with David, having seeing God's presence in a new ark of the
covenant, the bread and wine, used to host our Lord's body and blood.  The Lord's Supper is the new covenant.  However,
since it contains "Alleluias" it is usually replaced by what is called the Nunc Dimittis during the season of Lent.  These were
the words the aged Simeon spoke as he held the Christ child in his arms shortly after Christ's birth (Luke 2:29-32).  Like
Simeon, we too have seen the Christ child in this Sacrament.
THIS WEEK AT FAITH
TODAY
  8:00/10:30 a.m.   Worship
  9:15 a.m.    Adult Bible Class
 11:00 a.m.          Hall Rental
MONDAY
  6:00 p.m.           Board of Education
TUESDAY         
  5:00 p.m.    TOPS
  7:00 p.m.           Sunday School Teacher's meeting
WEDNESDAY                   
 12:00 p.m.    Crafters
   7:00 p.m.          Confirmation Orientation
SATURDAY
 8:00 a.m.            Elders Meeting
 9:00 a.m.     Prayer service
SUNDAY
  8:00/10:30 a.m.   Worship
  9:15 a.m.    Adult Bible Class    
         
OUR STEWARDSHIP              
ATTENDANCE                   
Aug 5, 2018: 111  8:00: 60  10:30: 51
Aug 6 2017: 163
OFFERINGS         
Plate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $102.00
General Offerings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $5,287.00
TOTAL August 5, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,389.00
TOTAL August 6, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,502.75
SPECIAL OFFERINGS
Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.00
Debt reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$425.00
Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00
Sunday School ........................................................   .$ 00
Budgetary Dollars Needed Weekly (For '18-19) . . . . . . . . . . .$6,070.59
Budgetary Dollars Rec'd. Aug 5, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,389.00
Deficit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$(681.59)
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE
As of August 7, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,579.34
MORTGAGE BALANCE as of August 1, 2018
Family Life Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$270,515.06
FUND BALANCES FOR OTHERS
Membership Hardship Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,650.00
Adopt-A-Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$285.17
Cancer Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,549.02

SUNDAY SCHOOL RETURNING: Sunday School will
resume on Sept 9th at 9:15 a.m.  We stand in need of a
High School Teacher.  If you would be willing to serve in
this capacity, please give your name to Deaconess Eck or
Pastor Raebel

RALLY DAY: Save the day"!  We are planning something
special for Rally Day on Sept. 9 that will involve the whole
church. We are calling it "Taste of Faith." More
information to follow, but this would be an awesome time
to consider inviting friends and neighbors."

BIRTHDAY LUNCH: Our next birthday lunch will be on
August 27th at Jim's Café in DeMotte starting at noon.




HIGH SCHOOLERS: " High Schoolers are cordially invited to
attend adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings.  We are happy
to and encourage you to invite your friends this fall     ."

BIBLE READINGS: The weekly Bible readings will now be found
in the worship folder.

NEXT WEEK'S SERVERS:  Greeters & Offertory: Early: The
Halaburts'  Late:The Manns'.  The . Elder & Head Usher: Harlin
Ison and Phil Klemp & Greg Wilson and Ernie Manns. Ushers:
Don Popp, Steve Tobias and Jon Meyer & Vic Musenbrock,
Rob Arnold and Jason Celorio. Asst. & Reader: Jill Leath &
Ernie Arambula. Acolyte: Brandon Dockemeyer and Autumn
Celorio. Children's Church: Deaconess Eck. Organist: Ryan
Crim. Altar Guild for August: Marianne Klemp and Bernice
Anderson & Kathy and Deb Musenbrock.

ADULT CHOIR: We will practice at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall on
August 13th, and August 20th so that we can sing at Pastor's last
service on August 26th.  Evelyn Steiner

LWML HAPPENINGS:  Our next quarterly meeting will be
Sunday, September 16th at 3pm. We will be enjoying fellowship
and doing a card ministry. We will discuss the LWML Fall Valpo
Zone Rally which we will be hosting here at Faith on Tuesday
October 16th beginning at 8:30am with coffee & donuts and
includes lunch which we will be providing. Also remember those
mite boxes, and our ongoing mission project collection of items
for Operation Christmas Child boxes. - Vohney Witt

VOTERS MEETING: A special voters meeting has been called
for August 20th at 7:00 p.m. by the Board of Elders.  In this
meeting information will be shared about the intentional interim
ministry program available for our church to us during our
vacancy.  If the congregation wishes to utilize this program,
voters' approval will be needed.

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

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.

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

Mrs. Wanda Medina   987-3730 (Church Office)
Inter. Administrative Sec.   
Faithsecretary987@gmail.com mailto:Faithsecretary987@gmail.com

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

Deaconess Karen Eck     987-2358 (Home)
                   
ksue46@gmail.com mailto:ksue46@gmail.com