At Monumental VBS, which was held August 8 – 12, 2022, we learned that God loves us no matter what; God is with us wherever we go; God is in charge; God is stronger than anything and that God’s love is surprising! We have nothing to fear!
This year we had 26 children, 13 youth volunteers and 16 adult volunteers.
We thank you all for blessing us with your presence this week!
We especially thank Gail Achilles for her enthusiasm, her tenacity in recruiting volunteers and for sharing her love of God with us all. We would not have had a Vacation Bible School this year with Gail.
Monday Night Bible Study will be starting up on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7pm. This first night they will be meeting at a local restaurant to decide on a topic to study. In the future weeks they will continue to meet on zoom. For more information, please see Gail Achilles. All are welcome!
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Christian Education Program
You are invited to Rally Day
at Faith Lutheran Church
We will kickstart our Christian education Program at
10:30 am Worship service on Sunday, September 11
Followed by Waffles and an Ice Cream Bar in the
Our Christian Education program for ages 3 to 11 will begin the following Sunday, September 18, 2022
Our teachers are Nancy Gansner, Anna Friedrich, and Gail Achilles
Classes are held during Worship Service in the Church’s Sunday School Room
The children will leave worship service after the Pastor-led children’s sermon and return to worship service before the rite of Holy Communion, and after reflection the teachers will lead the children back to Sunday School until service is over and at that time the children will meet their parents at Fellowship Hall.
Please call the Church office 215-368-0240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child for Sunday School.
Any questions or comments, contact Gail Achilles, Christian Education Co-Chair by text 267-664-3328 or by email email@example.com.
We are looking forward in sharing Jesus’ love and word with your Child(ren).
Proverbs 22:6 ESV Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Lunch Bunch group is starting up again with a new name and new facilitator. The group will now be called the “Golden Girls of Faith” (Golden Men are welcome too!) They will be meeting once a month for lunch, fellowship and prayer at a local restaurant.
They will meet the first Wednesday of the month and will be starting on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
For more information or if you need a ride, please talk to Anna Friedrich. All are welcome!
THE CHOIR IS BACK!
I am so pleased to announce that starting in September, we will be reconvening the choir!!! Unfortunately, in our two-year lapse, we have lost a lot of members. We are looking for fresh faces and happy voices to lift their praise to the Lord on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings. Practices will begin Tuesday, September 13th at 7PM in the choir room (next to the kitchen.) If you have any questions, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a call at 267-421-9351 and I will be more than happy to convince you why you should join the choir.
Love in Christ, Laura
Laura Cooper, Music Director
Lord, when did we see you...?
Here’s the 2022 Social Ministry Calendar. Please be encouraged to participate in those projects which touch your heart! Please contact Sharon Hood or Debbie Hollenbach if you’d like to join this ministry!
September After School Snacks for Manna
October Code Blue - Socks, Mittens, Gloves, Scarfs
November Thanksgiving Food Items for Manna
December Angel Tree Grocery Cards
Martin Luther School under Gemma Services
SHARING “AFTER SCHOOL” SNACKS - MANNA, LANSDALE During the month of September, your Social Ministry Team is asking for your donations of “After School” snacks for these less fortunate children.
Manna has suggested healthy granola bars. These might include Nature Valley, Bel Vita, etc. These need to be individually wrapped.
Please place them in the Barney bin under the coat rack.
Your continued support of our on-going projects is greatly appreciated.
In Christ, Sharon Hood, (215) 822-2579
1 Timothy: 6:18 (Paul’s Final Instructions) Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need; always be ready to share with others.
WAWA Food is back! After over 8 months we are again receiving donations of Wawa food through the Food Donation Connection. We may receive anything from sizzlies, to breakfast burritos, to lunch sandwiches, to muffins, to sweet treats, to hot dogs...anything they didn’t sell the day before and have now frozen. If you are in need of some supplemental food or know of someone who is, please let either Janet Hill in the church office or Dale Foster know and we will make sure you receive some Wawa food.
Unfortunately our HELPSY bin was removed! The representative from the company tells us that they are expanding into the Mid-West and needed to free up 300 bins. Apparently even though we filled the bin it wasn’t as much as other locations, so Faith’s bin was one of the 300 removed. We are sad to see it go as it not only provided $600 a year for the church but it was good for the environment in that they accepted clothing and shoes in any condition.
Hatfield Flowers and Gifts ((215) 822-1530) provides Faith with two lovely flower arrangements to adorn our sanctuary.
You can sign up to sponsor flowers, bulletins or a food basket. The flowers are $35, the bulletins are $10 and the food basket is $25.
You can dedicate any one of these things to someone special, to celebrate a birthday or in memory of a loved one. You may take the flowers home or they will be given to an ill or homebound member. The $10 for the bulletins is to help cover the cost of making the bulletins and the $25 for the food basket is money donated to “Manna on Main Street” to help feed those in the North Penn area.
To sign up for a particular Sunday either sign up on the chart on the Foyer bulletin board or call Janet in the church office (215) 368-0240.
Faith’s Transportation Initiative
If you need a ride to church on Sunday or you are interested in providing a ride to church to someone, please contact Dale Foster.
Do you shop at Giant?
If you do, you can buy Giant gift cards from the church. A $50 card costs you $50. How does the church make money? Well, when Faith purchases $1,000 worth of cards from Giant, they only charge us $950 (a 5% discount.) So, when we sell those cards to you, the church makes $50. It adds up…
We are in need of Lectors (reading the lessons and psalm) and Worship Assistants (reading the prayers and few other passages) for our Zoom and in-person worship. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please call Anna Friedrich.
Coffee Hour after Worship on Sundays at Faith
9/4 Congregation Labor Day Coffee Hour
9/11 Rally Day – Waffles and Ice Cream
9/18 Congregation Coffee Hour
9/25 Christian Education – Melissa Prunkel
Thank you to all those that pitch in to set up and clean up the kitchen on Sundays!
Amazon Smiles on Faith Lutheran Church!
Another great fund-raiser for Faith Lutheran Church that will cost you nothing (and help us a whole lot, we hope). Many of you have already heard of Amazon Smile. Whenever you purchase something from Amazon Smile, be sure to have Faith Lutheran Church set up as your charity of choice. The church will then receive a portion of the value of your order at no cost to you. (Since we began this fundraiser in October of 2020, we’ve made $20.20 in 2020 and $44.44 in 2021. Thank you!) Here is a direct link so that the charitable proceeds come to Faith: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1675520
If you shop at Redner’s, please save your receipts. Anna Friedrich turns them in and the church receives a monetary donation from Redner’s. All you need to do is either bring your receipts to church or call Janet at the church office and someone will come and pick them up. Thank you to those who bring in their receipts and to Anna who does the paperwork to receive this donation!