Following the service, there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall. The service and reception will take place here at Faith.
If you are planning to attend this exciting step in the life of Vicar Ethan and of Faith Church, please either email email@example.com or call (215) 368-0240 Janet in the church office so we will be able to plan for the reception accordingly.
This Thanksgiving we will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner in the Fellowship Hall. We have applied for Thrivent Dollars to help fund this wonderful event. We will meet at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 24, 2022, to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings with our church family (and maybe watch some football.) So, if you’re looking for a place to go or just don’t feel like cooking come and join us. Look for the sign-up sheet on the Foyer bulletin board. All are invited! For questions or more information, please see Janet Hill or Mary Lou Foster.
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 November 2, 2022 this month.
For more information or if you need a ride, please talk to Anna Friedrich. All are welcome!
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.
THE CHOIR IS ALWAYS LOOkING FOR FRESH FACES AND HAPPY VOICES to lift their praise to the Lord on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings. Practices will be on Tuesdays at 7PM in the choir room (next to the kitchen.) If you have any questions, please see Laura Cooper, Music Director.
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.
WAWA Food is back! 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.
Last month’s Fall Scrapbook Fundraiser for Faith Lutheran Church raised $410. Thank you to Chris Jones and Debbie Hollenbach for facilitating this fundraiser!
To Faith Lutheran Church,
Thank you so much for the beautiful mums which enlightened my recuperation from the hospital.
I appreciate the kindness shown to me from Chris Jones, my neighbor, your faithful church member.
-- Geraldine Nelson
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 (NASB)
New Sunday School hours will be 9:45 am to 10:25 am
At the conclusion of Sunday School, children ages 6 to 11 will return to attend 10:30 Worship Service with their family.
Children 5 and under are welcome to join Gail Achilles, or a teacher substitute, in the church nursery room during Worship Service.
This new time will benefit both the children having longer uninterrupted time for their weekly bible lesson and the teachers who will not have to miss Sunday Worship Service.
Any comments or questions, please see Gail Achilles, Christian Education Chair
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.
Our Monday Night Bible Study group will be reading, studying, and discussing the book, "Messy People - life lessons from imperfect bible heroes," by Jennifer Cowart. It is a six-week study which we will read the first session on Rahab and be ready for our first discussion on Oct 3 from 7 pm to 9 pm. We will finish this study with the sixth session on Daniel, Monday, Nov 14 (we will not be meeting on Halloween, October 31.) If you would like to grow in your relationship with Jesus and fortify your Faith in fellowship, and this book sounds interesting to you, please join us.
Your Sister in Christ, Gail Achilles, Christian Education Chair
AUDIT – THANK YOU’S
A great big “THANK YOU” to Adam Feldman, Nancy Gansner and Mike Fritzinger for assisting with our 2021 Audit of the church’s books. Kudos for your “stick to it” efforts. We were able to finish our portion in one day.
Thank you for Anita Halpern for agreeing to assist us. However, covid kept her at home.
Denise Bailey, our Treasurer, successfully answered the audit teams’ questions at the follow up meeting with finance team members, Debbie Hollenbach and Gary Apgar. Thank you.
Another successful Audit. ---Sharon Hood, Audit Leader
“For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below--there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 (GNT)
SOCIAL MINISTRY – ‘BIRTHDAY CAKES’ FOR KEYSTONE OPPORTUNITY CENTER’S FOOD PANTRY
Your social ministry team is excited to offer you a brand new project for November suggested by Carol Taylor.
We will put together groupings of ingredients for families to make a birthday cake. They include: aluminum cake pan with lid, one cake mix, one can of Sprite, one container of cake frosting, birthday candles, and generic birthday card.
We can have different variations: Spice cake with root beer; chocolate cake with Dr. Pepper.
Directions: mix together cake mix, can of soda and bake as directed on cake mix. No eggs, oil or water needed.
Thank you for putting your donations in the purple barney bin under the coat rack throughout the month of November.
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Hood
SHARING CHRISTMAS WITH “Gabriella,” “Sharif,” and “Mark” FROM MARTIN LUTHER SCHOOL as known as GEMMA SERVICESMartin Luther School/Gemma Services “where hope shines” in Plymouth Meeting was founded as an orphanage. It now provides a home, treatment, education and other services for boys and girls, ages 6 to 14, who have experienced past traumas, including abuse, neglect and poverty. All services are provided in a nurturing environment that promotes recovery, resilience and, where possible, families reunited.
Your social ministry team is asking you to support the following children.
Gabriella (girl) age 8 Squishmallow stuffed
Animal (small or medium),
art set & sketchpad,
Sharif (boy) age 9 Football, Lego set,
Book about football
Mark (boy) age 10 Chess set, car puzzle,
Model car kit (snap
I will be shopping for these items with by 9-year-old grandson. They will be on display on Sunday, December 4. After the church service, you will be asked to make your donations toward our goal of $180.
Your Christian love for these children is most appreciated by the School and especially by the children. Surely it brings them great joy and excitement as they unwrap their presents to know that others care so very much. -In Christ, Sharon Hood
UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER SOCIAL MINISTRY PROJECT – AFTER-SCHOOL SNACKS TO MANNA
Thank you so much for your donations of the following for after school snacks to Manna in Lansdale. They are very appreciative of your generosity.
6 cups of apple sauce, 22 packs of cheese & crackers, 16 packs of peanut butter crackers, 70 granola bars, 2 bags of goldfish, 32 packs of rice Krispie bars, 12 packs of raisins, 2 packs of Oreo cookies (vanilla & chocolate), 86 packs of belVita bars.
February 18, 1935 – October 5, 2022
May 31, 1937 – October 18, 2022
Please keep the Koschorreck and Rodenbaugh families in your prayers!
November 6th is All Saints’ Sunday, where we remember those who have passed away in the past year. If you would like someone included in the prayers that day, please let Janet in the church office know.