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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, DeaconessMrs. Wanda Medina , Administrative SecretaryMrs. Patty Sojka, Preschool Administrator

Pastor Frinke has accepted our call!!--Pastor Frincke and his wife (our called Intentional Interim Pastor) will be at the church this Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 pm for a visit and a tour of our church and parsonage. If there is time in your schedule on Saturday afternoon please come for a short "meet and greet" at 2:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served

NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH: Today we celebrate the Birthday of McKailey Sullivan.

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 Axtell's Late: The Bill Arnold's. Elder & Head Usher: Dale Halaburt and Bill Dase & Vic Musenbrock and Dale Lessentine. Ushers:Jon Meyer, Lee VanVuren and Brad Leath & Mike Gray, Steve and Reece Wangen: Asst. & Reader: Steve Tobias & Rob Arnold. Acolyte: Ava Pearson and Chloe Hines. Children's Message: Deaconess Eck Organist: Sylvia Luekens. Altar Guild for October: Nancy Dase and Debbie Schultz & Charlene Lewandowski and Crystal Arambula.
.PACKING PARTY: A packing party for Operation Christmas Child will be this afternoon in the Fellowship hall at 2:00 pm. A light supper will be provided. You may want to bring any additional items for the boxes: hygiene items (soap, washcloth, toothbrushes, etc.) or school supplies (notebooks, pencils, etc.); also plastic drinking cups. All are invited.
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. CEMETERY CLEANUP: Please remove all artificial flowers from our Lutheran Cemetery by November 1, 2018. After this date the caretakers will be discarding the remaining flowers. Thanks

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS: The altar committee has reserved 40 poinsettias in advance this year to adorn our altar for Christmas. The cost for the plants this year are $10.00. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex on the bulletin board. There is a line for each Poinsettia - 20 Red, 10 White, and 10 Sparkle. Please print your name on each line (under the correct color column) for each Poinsettia you wish to purchase. If you have any questions please contact Sue Axtell or the church secretary. Thanks - The Lutheran Flower Committee.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR: We have had some interest in starting a children's choir. We are looking for children who love to sing, but we also need a strong commitment by the parent/parents to make sure their child/children attend every practice. It is impossible to be successful if people are missing practices. Interested parents should speak with Brad Leath or Evelyn Steiner.

ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF: The Annual Faith Lutheran Chili Cook-off will be held on November 11th at 5:00 in the fellowship hall. There will be a desert auction to immediately follow. Cost to enter a chili will be $20 which will include 4 tickets to the event. Cost to attend the event will be $6 for adult and $4 for children under 12. Pull out your favorite chili recipe and get it entered into the contest. While you're at it, get out your favorite dessert recipe as well and see how much it will bring at auction. All money made will go to fund youth events at Faith Lutheran, so come out and support our youth!
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING MEETING TONIGHT: There will be a meeting tonight at 8:00 p.m. for any youth wishing to attend the National Youth Gathering on July 11-15 2019. Please prayerfully consider attending this informational meeting.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY: Ladies Bible Study will be tomorrow evening - October 29th at 7:00 p.m.
TODAY8:00/10:30 a.m. Worship9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Class2:00 p.m. Operation Christmas Childpacking party8:00 p.m. National Youth Gathering meetingMONDAY7:00 p.m. Ladies Bible StudyTUESDAY5:00 p.m. TOPSWEDNESDAY 12:00 p.m. Crafters6:00 p.m. Confirmation SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Prayer ServiceSUNDAY 8:00/10:30 a.m. Worship 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible ClassOUR STEWARDSHIP ATTENDANCE Oct 21, 2018: 122 8:00- 53 10:30- 69Oct 22, 2017: 153
Plate: $30.00General Offerings: $4,142.00TOTAL Oct 21, 2018 $4,172.00TOTAL Oct. 22, 2017 $4,866.00
Sunday School .................................................. $ 33.80Budgetary Dollars Needed Weekly (For '18-19) $6,070.59Budgetary Dollars Rec'd. Oct 21, 2018 $4,172.00Deficit ($1,898.59)
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE As of October 24, 2018 $18,877.26

MORTGAGE BALANCE: (As of October 10, 2018) $262,778.79
FUND BALANCES FOR OTHERS Membership Hardship Fund $2,650.00Adopt-A-Student $285.17Cancer Care $1,574.02
MILITARY TO REMEMBER: Please pray for Kyle Chadwick, Jason DeFranco, Bryce Gawnronski, 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 NEXT WEEK'S SERVERS: Greeters & Offertory: Early: The Meyers' & Late: The Koronczs'. Elder & Head Usher: Greg Wilson and Phil Klemp & Rob Arnold and. Ushers: Nick Pearson, Bill and Don Walther & Santino Arambula, Steve and Reece Wangen. Asst. & Reader: Bill Dase & Stephany Wangen. Acolyte: Jake Wheeler and Juliana Layton. Children's Message: Deaconess Eck Organist: Sylvia Luekens. Altar Guild for November: Marianne Klemp and Bernice Anderson & Kathy and Deb Musenbrock.

BIBLE READINGS: Readings this week are: Sunday (Deut. 30:1-20; Matt. 19:1-15) Monday (Deut. 31:1-29; Matt. 19:16-30) Tuesday (Deut. 31:30-32:27; Matt. 20:1-16) Wednesday (Deut. 32:28-52; Matt. 20:17-34) Thursday (Deut. 34:1-12; Matt.21:1-22) Friday (Jer.1:1-19; Matt. 21:23-46 ) Saturday (Jer. 3:6-4:2; Matt. 22:1-22)
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.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT: 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) 345-2905Ernie Arambula (Elder) (219) 964-8317Steve Tobias (Congregational President) (219) 863-4746Don Walther (Trustee) (219) 987-2709Jerry Price (Trustee) (219) 921-6178Wanda Medina (Secretary) Office (219) 987-3730 Faithsecretary987@gmail.comMrs. Patty Sojka (Preschool Administrator)(219) 987-3430 (Preschool Office)Karen Eck (Deaconess) (219) 987-2358