Welcome to Faith ELCA!
Faith Lutheran Church -
"Loving God and Our Neighbor."
We are delighted to welcome you to our community of faith at Faith Lutheran Church! ALL are welcome at Faith ELCA, regardless of denomination, race, gender, economic or marital status, sexuality, gender identity, or age. As a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, we honor all of God's children and value everyone's place in God's kingdom of grace, peace, and love.
We invite you to get to know more about us by looking through the pages of this website. If you have any questions, or would like more information about our congregation, our worship, or our ministries, please contact the church office by telephone or email. We are happy to talk with you at any time.
We hope to meet you soon and welcome you into our community of fellowship.
We feature two worship celebrations every Sunday:
9:00am - Service of Holy Communion in English
featuring the traditional liturgy, Holy Communion, scripture, a relevant teaching message, and the music of our chancel choir, glorious pipe organ, and piano.
11:00am - Service of Holy Communion in Spanish
featuring the traditional liturgy in Spanish and music from El Coro.
*On months with FIVE Sundays, the fifth Sunday is a single, bilingual service of Holy Communion
*December 30th, 2018, March 31st, 2019, June 30th, 2019, December 29th, 2019
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God's Work. Our Hands. September 8th
This year’s “GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS.” DAY OF SERVICE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, is just one week away. Because Faith will be looking at the “Care of Creation” series throughout the month of September and the effect climate change is having on the earth, we have decided to use GWOH as a day to begin looking at what we, personally and as a Faith community, can do to help reduce the impact we have on our environment.
Let’s keep the excitement that was ignited by the Reuse/Renew/Recycle forum last Sunday going as we head into this annual Day of Service! Many folks have already volunteered their time, but there is still much to be done.
Friday, September 6 - Poster making day We will gather at 11am in the Church Office Conference Room to create posters that tell about many of the issues that are contributing to Climate Change. Materials and information will be provided for you—you will just need to glue things onto poster board unless you choose to get creative and do more.
Saturday, September 7 - Set up Reuse/Renew/Recycle Gallery and Recycling Center
We will gather at 9am in Parish Hall. We are still in need of large storage bins that can be donated to use in the Recycling Center.
You are encouraged to bring any items, products, or practices that you use to reuse/renew/recycle to place in our gallery. The gallery won’t be very exciting if folks don’t bring things to share. You can bring them to church this Sunday, or drop them by the office Tuesday—Friday next week.
Sunday, September 8 - “God’s work. Our hands.” Day of Service
Please bring any and all items listed below that you have for recycling and put them in the designat- ed bins. Everyone is also encouraged to visit our Reuse/Renew/Recycle gallery in Parish Hall to learn more about what you can do to help fight climate change.
The items we are currently collecting are: USED BATTERIES, LIGHT BULBS, WRITING INSTRU- MENTS, SOFT PLASTICS, SMALL APPLIANCES, ALUMINUM CANS, EMPTY PILL BOTTLES, CLEAN K-CUP PODS, EYEGLASSES & STYROFOAM.
The main reason for Reuse/Renew/Recycle is to keep things from going into the landfill, particularly those items that don’t decompose in a reasonable amount of time. If there are any items that you feel we should have included, please email the Church Office so that we can add it to our list.
Please remember to wear your yellow “God’s work. Our hands.” t-shirt! If you need to purchase one, there are still some available in the Church Office for $10. (We currently have 2 Child Mediums, 2 Adult Small, 3 Adult Medium, 1Adult XL, 1 Adult 2XL, and 1 Adult 3XL.)
A huge thank you to those folks who have already volunteered to be responsible for the recycling bins: Donna Rae Cintora, Diane Havir, Fred & Kathie Johnson, Ken Kuenzli, Betsy Loehnis, and Scott Ulmer. We can still use volunteers, so please call the Church Office if you would like to help out.
I am also looking for someone to oversee GWOH Sunday, as I will be out of town. Please call or email the Church Office to volunteer.
The following are suggestions for future forums that deal with Climate Change: What exactly is Climate Change and in what ways are humans contributing to it? Composting and/or home gardening Green Cleaning How do we make Faith a greener campus? Making Green products at home
If there are ideas that you’d like to add, call or email the Church Office and let us know. We’ll do what we can to make it happen.
“God’s work. Our hands.” is to be lived not just on this one day of service, but every day. We encourage each of you to get involved on Sunday, September 8, and then to take the pledge to make a difference as you Reuse/Renew/Recycle.