Palm Sunday 58th Anniversary Celebration
On April 2, 2023, we will be celebrating Faith’s 58th Anniversary. Come to a special coffee hour following the worship service. We will be having a special cake and are asking you to bring finger sandwiches to share.
Easter Breakfast Fundraiser
On Sunday, April 9, we will be having our annual Easter breakfast fundraiser between the 8am and 10:30am services.
A free will offering will be collected.
Come and enjoy food and fellowship as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. See you there!
Monday night small group meets on Mondays from 7 pm to approximately 9 pm via zoom.
This group is studying “The Believer’s Authority” by Kenneth E. Hagin. Based on the Book of Ephesians, this classic has helped generations of believers learn about exercising authority; breaking the devil's power; and using weapons of spiritual warfare. Anyone interested in joining this bible study just join on zoom, or if you have questions, please contact Gail Achilles
Our Vacation Bible School theme this year will be “Stellar: Shine Jesus Shine” with its outer space curriculum. Gail Achilles is enthusiastically looking forward to her second year as coordinator. The dates for this year are Monday through Friday, July 31 – August 4, 2023, from 9am to 12noon.
We will be needing lots of volunteers to help out in many different ways. Please contact Gail Achilles or the church office to volunteer to help. Thank you Church Family!
Spring Workday is Set for Saturday, April 1
We will need lots of volunteers to help with sprucing up the outside of the church as well as dusting and cleaning windows on the inside of the church. We will be meeting at 9am on Saturday, April 1st. Bring shovels, rakes, clippers, trimmers, blowers and anything else you can think of we might need to get the job done.
Spring Fling Flea Market at Faith
Saturday, May 20, 9 am to 2 pm
Indoor and Outdoor Crafts and Flea Market
Antiques and Collectables Household items
White Elephant items galore! Bake Sale
Kids’ Toys and games Hot dogs/Baked Potato Bar
Books, Videos, Computer games Coffee/cold drinks
Rain or Shine! Please drop off donations in the Fellowship Hall starting after May 2nd. We need lots of people from the congregation to help price the merchandise the week of May 15th, set-up/clean-up and to work the sales table on the day of the event. Please let Beth Schoening or Janet Hill that you want to help out!
If you wish to rent your own space in the parking lot to sell your treasures, please see Janet Hill for a reservation form. A $20.00 fee will be payable (cash or check to Faith Lutheran Church) on the day of the event. You will need to provide your own table and chairs.
The Social Ministry project for April is God’s Global Barnyard by ELCA Good Gifts
Piglets, chicks, and goats! Oh my! The Social Ministry Project for April is to donate money to purchase animals as part of the ELCA’s God’s Global Barnyard. Look for the tree on the Foyer Table and take home an animal ornament. Then place your cash or check (made out to Faith Lutheran Church with Barnyard in the memo line) into the Barnyard Bin located on the table. At the end of the month, the Sunday School Students will chose the animals that we will donate. We have many options – goat, chicks, rooster, piglet, honey bees, a portion of a cow, or a share of a fish farm. Please look at ELCA Good Gifts (ELCA.org/goodgifts) for more information.
When a family receives an animal from ELCA God’s Global Barnyard, they will receive an assortment of blessings. They have the opportunity to feed their family as well as sell products for profit. For example, a goat produces milk for nourishment to the family. Excess milk can be sold or turned into cheese for family consumption or sale. This allows the family to improve their own diet and provide money for other needs. So please, contribute to our Barnyard Bin during the month of April. See Debbie Hollenbach for more information.
UPDATES ON PREVIOUS SOCIAL MINISTRY PROJECTS:
February’s Project was ‘SOUP BAGS’ FOR KEYSTONE OPPORTUNITY CENTER’S FOOD PANTRY
God certainly is working strongly through you. A Faith Family . . . small but mighty. Keystone so much appreciates your generosity!
Our goal was 20 bags, each containing 3 cans of soup and at least 1 box of crackers. Your generosity provided 30 bags or 155 pounds of food!!
Thank you, Dale & Bryan Foster, for using your muscle and carrying the bags to Sharon’s car.
January’s Project was Valentine’s Cards
For our January 2023 Social Ministry Project, 45 Faith Valentine Cards were signed by the congregation during Coffee Hours. 45 envelopes were decorated with Valentine’s Day Stickers. The 45 cards were delivered to the Harborview Rehab and Care Center on W. 5th Street in Lansdale to be delivered to Florence Cornwall and 44 other residents of the Long-Term Care Floors. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts to these residents as you signed the cards!
The “Golden Girls of Faith” (Golden Men are welcome too!) will be meeting once a month for lunch, fellowship and prayer at a local restaurant.
They will meet the first Wednesday of the month which will be April 5, 2023, this month.
For more information or if you need a ride, please talk to Anna Friedrich. All are welcome!