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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FAITH LUTHERAN NEWSLETTER
        "Growing Through Living God's Word"
        "Where the peace which surpasses all understanding is received"
Mrs. Karen Eck, Deaconess
Mrs. Wanda Medina , Interim Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Patty Sojka, Preschool Administrator
        September 23, 2018

NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH: Today we celebrate the Birthday of Kinney Gluth.

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  Andersons' Late:The Van Gorps'. Elder & Head Usher: Josh Weaver and Bob Schultz & Tom Steiner and Ernie Arambula. Ushers: Lucas Perez, John Meyer and Jerry Price & Tony Van Gorp, Steve and Reece Wangen. Asst. & Reader: Don Walther  & Greg Wilson and Mildred Chadwick.  Acolyte: Brandon Dockemeyer and Chloe Hines. Children's Church: Sophia Sullivan and Becky Schultz Organist: Sylvia Luekens.  Altar Guild for September: Susie Arnold and Wanda Medina & Peggy Arnold and Pam Westerlund..

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.                        

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.

ADOPT A STUDENT E-MAIL ADDRESS: Our new adopt a student Ethan Stoppenhagen's email address is: <>.   Feel free to send him words of encouragement!!!        

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.

LADIES OF FAITH HAPPENINGS: Our quarterly servant event/meeting has been moved to Sunday September 23rd. We will be doing a card ministry which is being generously funded by a Thrivent Action Team Grant.  Bring your daughters/ granddaughter/friends etc- the more people present- the more cards we can finish. Thanks for your understanding with the date change.  Vohney Witt (219)866-2456,

DARTBALL: There will be a practice on Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

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.


 8:00/10:30 a.m.  Worship
 9:15 a.m.            Adult Bible Class
 3:00 p.m.            Ladies of Faith
12:00 p.m.           Birthday Celebration lunch
                            at Jim's Café
 7:00 p.m.            Ladies Bible Study        
  5:00 p.m.            TOPS
 12:00 p.m.            Crafters
   6:00 p.m.          Confirmation
   7:00 p.m.          Mentor's Orientation
   6:00 p.m.           Dartball Practice
  9:00 a.m.            Prayer Service
 8:00/10:30 a.m.  Worship                        
 9:15 a.m.            Adult Bible Class
OUR STEWARDSHIP                        
Sept. 16, 2018: 123   8:00- 68 10:30- 55
Sept. 17, 2017: 154
Plate:         $476.00
General Offerings:          $4,415.00
TOTAL Sept 16, 2018        $4,891.00
TOTAL Sept 17, 2017        $3,605.00
Pastor Farewell Dinner.................. ..............           $ 64.00
Debt Reduction.................................................       $ 45.00
Missions.. ..........................................................    $135.00
Hall Rental...........................................................   $100.00
 Sunday School ..................................................     $ 24.00
 Budgetary Dollars Needed Weekly (For '18-19)        $6,070.59
Budgetary Dollars Rec'd. Sept. 2, 2018        $4,891.00
Deficit        $(1,171.59)
As of September 21 , 2018        $12,180.41

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: 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..

BIBLE READINGS: Readings this week are: Sunday (Neh. 9:1-21; 1 Tim. 5:17-6:2) Monday (Neh. 9:22-38; 1 Tim. 6:3-21) Tuesday (Mal. 1:1-14; Matt. 3:1-17) Wednesday (Mal. 2:1-3:5; Matt. 4:1-11) Thursday (Mal. 3:6-4:6; Matt. 4:12-25) Friday (Deut. 1:1-18; Matt. 5-1-20 ) Saturday  (Deut. 1:19-36; Matt. 5:21-48)

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,
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

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