Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday, May 12, 2013
New Member Gatherings -- Interested in Joining Faith Lutheran Church? Please join us in the Fellowship Hall today: May 12th, after the second worship service (about 12:15 p.m.), to learn more about Faith Lutheran and your fellow "joiners." (A light lunch will be provided). New members will be received at both services on Pentecost, May 19th. Please feel free to contact Susan Meier: 410-913-4187, if you want to join! Jill Drees and Pastor Greg can also help answer your questions at the church office: (410) 683-3136.
$421.18 for “Change for Chicks!” – The final tally is now in: $421.18! The kids helped to count a big bag of change, donated by members and friends of Faith that amounted to $200. And the remainder was contributed by other forms through the weekly giving. The proceeds will benefit a communities around the world who will receive our donation of chicks through the charitable ministry of Heifer International. The Sunday School class uses their Spring Project to enhance their learning about world hunger and helping those who are in need.
Faith’s Photo Directory Needs YOU!
Susan Meier is offering to take photos
of every individual and family here at Faith!
To make our next Photo Directory complete…
We Need YOU, too!
Please linger after each worship service
in order to have your photo taken.
Adult Discussion Topic Today – We will be having our scheduled group discussion today at 10:00 a.m., just after the first worship service. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall over a little snack and some coffee. All are welcome to join in the discussion. Pastor Greg is leading a new series on understanding the origins of The Bible.
Rick’s Rascals Fundraiser for Rick Ashmore – Join us for “Rick's Rascals Bull Roast” on Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 2-6pm at the Baltimore County Game and Fish Pavilion! Money raised at this event will help to defray the significant amount of medical bills and treatment that Rick requires in his "Fight for Life" against lung cancer. The Pavilion is located at 3400 North Wind Road, Baltimore, MD 21234. Check out the event website: www.ricksrascals.com. Beer & Set Ups Included, BYOB, Music, Dancing, Wheels, 50/50 Raffle “Rick’s Favorite Things” Silent Auction. Individual/ $45.00 Children 12 and under FREE. Menu: Beef, Turkey, Ham, Crab Soup, Old Bay Wings, BBQ Pork Ribs, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, etc. Tickets are available now: see Barb & Harold Ashmore.
A Pay Pal link has just been added to the event website at:
www.ricksrascals.com. Please help in any way you can!
Thank you so much for your generous support!
"...in Christ Jesus you are all children of God
through faith..." (Galatians 3:26)
Sarah’s Hope Lunches – Thank you to all who came to Faith yesterday to help make lunches for Sarah’s Hope! This ministry meets every month, on the second Saturday of the month, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall to make sandwiches for the homeless. Derald Jendersee helps to coordinate this ministry, and Bob Schott helps to purchase all the lunch making supplies. We are always looking for a few more helping hands to come out on a Saturday morning to help us pack up about 70 lunches. We are also need of drivers to deliver the meals to the women’s and children’s shelter in Baltimore. Please ask Derald for more details. Thank you!
Faith’s New “Travel Club” – Do you like to travel? A new Disciple Group is forming based on our love of fellowship and travel--a winning combination! Our first informational meeting was held last Sunday, May 5, after the second service! Questions, please ask Judy Weber.
Next Sunday is Pentecost! – Red Geraniums will be on display to beautify the altar during our worship services! However, after the conclusion of the 2nd service, you are welcomed to collect your purchased geraniums to take home with you and enjoy! Thank you for your support.
Narrative Lectionary Readings for Next Week:
Sunday, May 19 (The Day of Pentecost)
Reading: Acts 2:1-4 & Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29
Gospel: Luke 13:11-13.
Visits from The Pastor – If you want a home-based visit, a lunch-time meeting, or a church-based chat, give us a call! Pastor Greg can be reached at (410) 683-3136, or ask Jill to help schedule an appointment for you. Let us know what works best for you!
Augsburg Auxiliary Strawberry Festival! – Coming soon! On Saturday, June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. There will be a great variety of fun things to do and taste! Including entertainment by the Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble, Part II Dance Company, Flea Market, Flowers, Silent Auction, Baked Goods, Homemade Candy, Jewelry, Crafts, Books and Children’s Games! All they need for a perfect day is YOU!
*Please see fliers posted on the church bulletin boards.
The Prayers for the Week of May 12, 2013:
O Holy Companion, may your presence in our lives inspire us to joyful worship. In the name of the living Lord Jesus. Amen.
Please note that privacy restrictions require you to have the personal approval of anyone whose name you request to be included on the prayer list. When you add a name you assume the responsibility for that person’s approval which is why you must include your name on the Yellow Sheet. Because we believe that it is a privilege to lift up the needs of others in prayer, today and this week, we pray for those listed below. All names on the list will be prayed for over the next four weeks, unless otherwise notified. If you want someone to remain on the list beyond that time, please fill out another “Yellow Sheet.” We appreciate your help in making our efforts more efficient and remind you that the Lord not only commands us to pray, but also promises to hear us.
• Doris Ashmore 5/12
• Rick Ashmore 5/12
• Arlene Bain 4/28
• Nancy Balraj 5/12
• James Binko 5/12
• Tim Carroll 4/28
• Cliff Chapman 5/12
• Lucille Chapman 5/12
• Beth Conner 4/28
• Neoma Corey 4/28
• Joshua, Casey, and Bryce Cothron 4/21
• Keith Engelman 5/5
• Brian Fauth 5/12
• Patty Flanagan 5/5
• Jim Gembicki 4/28
• The Imhoff Family 5/12
• Adam Jaffe 4/21
• Warren Klinger 5/5
• Don Krach 4/28
• Pamela Luse 4/21
• Loren Neubert Loudermilk 4/21
• Bobbi Madison 5/12
• Terry Miller 4/14
• Logan Murphy 4/21
• Don Mutch 4/28
• Pastor H. J. S. Otto 4/28
• Merry Perry 5/12
• Dennis Pierce 4/28
• Cassie Ptack 4/28
• Whitney Rockwell 4/28
• Chuck Schmidt 5/12
• Toni Schwarz 5/12
• Harry and Ellen Simms 5/12
• Mayme Smith 4/21
• Sheri Swackhamer 4/28
• Susan Waller 4/28
• Ingrid Weber 4/28
• Sybil Younkin 4/28
• Denise Zacharski 4/21
• The Family and Friends of Myrna Steinberg. 5/12
• The Family and Friends of Vernon Schmidt. 4/28
OTHER PRAYER REQUESTS
Pray for the work of ELCA World Hunger that is helping to bring clean water to the many areas of the world where unsanitary water is a threat
to public health. One out of seven people in the world do not have
access to clean water.
• We give thanks for all visitors and guests here at Faith Lutheran.
• For President Obama and all leaders of the United States.
• For the staff, members, and leaders of Faith Lutheran Church.
• For the pastors and bishops of the ELCA, especially Pastor Greg Fetzer, Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane, and Bishop Mark Hanson.
• For those high school youth who are considering joining LYO as they consider their gifts.
Members of our Armed Forces:
Chris Botterbusch, Bill Burdette, Danny Collins, Stephen Combs, Stuart Harrison, Jack Hilberd, Patrick Lindsey, Robert Payne, Elliot Plack, Zachary Pollekoff, Dana Ramsey, A. J. Shanks, Grant Singer, and Jarred Taylor.
Please continue to pray for the following during the week:
• For all college students as the year draws to a close and they prepare for finals, and for all the LYO and High School Youth, especially our seniors: Clayton Cuddington, Patrick Hoffman, Kelsey Hummel, Jeremy Krach, and JP Schmelz!
• We pray for the new In His Presence Ministry, as they begin worship in their new building in Baltimore.
• For the prison ministry of The Community of St. Dysmas.
• For The Rev. Gerry Rickel and the ministry of The Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center in the Inner Harbor.
• For UCAN and Sarah’s Hope ministries.
• For the Helping Up Mission and Mar-Lu-Ridge ministries.
• We pray for godly stewardship and support of our local ministries:
GBMC, Sheppard Pratt, St. Joseph’s Hospital and for the Families and Patients of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
• And for the ministry of PANCAN.
The Care and Concern Team
If you, or someone you know in the church, is in need of assistance or support, please feel free to contact any of our members:
Care & Concern Team:
Susan Meier (410) 913-4187
Monica Fetzer (410) 828-8988
Derald Jendersee (410) 666-0113
Sue McBride (410) 252-6106
Lillian Pedersen (410) 584-2697
Lou Schaffer (410) 667-4859
Judy Weber (410) 666-0778
This Week At Faith
Mon. (May 13)
9:00 a.m. Meals on Wheels (M-F)
12:00 p.m. AA Meeting
6:15 p.m. The Green Peas
5:00 p.m. Right Turn of MD
6:15 p.m. Bells of Faith
7:15 p.m. Voices of Faith
Sat. (May 18)
11:00 a.m. Faith Unlimited practice
4:00 -10 p.m. ALIVE & Amplified!
Sun. 5/19 (Pentecost/New Members Received!)
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Last Day of Sunday School!/Adult Discussion
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship