THIS WEEK AT FAITH:
Tue Feb 13: Interfaith Kitchen 5 p.m
Wed Feb 14: Potluck 5:30 p.m.; Ash Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Sun Feb 18: Worship 9:30 a.m. Mission Sunday collection goes to the FL-Bahamas Synod
Check out the Interactive Calendar of Events for these and future Faith Lutheran events!
The Sanctuary Candle has been dedicated by Pastor George Willis to the glory of God and in memory of Pastor Eddie Ricks.
Ash Wednesday begins Lent! In this season of Lent we will have the blessing of guest pastors leading us during our 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Taizé services. On the 14th of February Pastor Keith will begin Lent with us placing a cross on our brows. On the 21st of February the Pastor will lead the first of the Lenten services and there will be a rehearsal of Stations of the Cross that will adorn the sanctuary. On the 28th of February our guest will be Pastor André Keeley of All Saints Lutheran Church in Port Orange while Pastor Keith presides at Emmaus. On the 7th of March Pastor Janet Grill of Hope Lutheran in Daytona Beach will lead the service for us here. On the 14th of March we are honored to have our Dean, Pastor Mark Wrinkler from Emmaus Lutheran in Orange City. Pastor Keith is back with us for the March 21st service. Lent will close with Palm Sunday or Sunday of the Passion on March 25th and Holy Week will begin.
In the south of Burgundy, France lays a small village called Taizé. It is home to a monastic community devoted to prayer and reconciliation. The characteristic of Taizé worship is the use of repetitive prayer set to simple musical lines. Those who attend Taizé immerse themselves in the harmonies and let themselves be carried by sung prayer. Our worship services during Lent will be in the Taizé style and we hope you enjoy the experience
There are many opportunities to express your giftedness! Sometimes all you have to do is pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to respond according to your abilities and interests. Be on the lookout for a survey! The purpose of it is to find the many talents and skills within our congregation – talents and skills that Faith needs to not only survive but to thrive in the coming years. We are all in the mission together to keep Faith alive so that we can extend our hospitality, serve our community, and most of all spread the Good News! Let the Spirit guide you!
On the third Sunday of each month there will be a second collection for various needs of the church. The collection on February 18th will go toward Worship Supplies.
Help us with Food for Fellowship!
As you may know, we at Faith enjoy refreshments and snacks as well as fellowship after Sunday worship. Our volunteer hosts are always happy to provide these delights for us, especially those dishes they know we love. As you can imagine, this can get expensive – especially for those who host fellowship for us regularly. In appreciation for the good food they bring to us every week, we would like to help them out by bringing in food for fellowship. This will help their pocket books as well as our fellowship pantry! The best foods and drinks to bring in are those with a long shelf life such as sealed cookies, crisps, bottled tea, crackers and other snacks, but especially refreshments! Thanks!
The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary for worship services. Members are responsible for the care and cleaning of the altar paraments, and are very knowledgeable in the aspects of the liturgy and Church seasons. There is no experience necessary, and training will be provided. If you would like to help serve the congregation by filling this vital role, please call the church office at 386-734-2791.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR DAILY PRAYERS: all those on our prayer chain, including: Lance Borows, Wilma Brokaw, Millie Glover, Ray Bebee, Carl Carey, Roy Erickson, Anna Anderson, Craig Parrillo, Faith Eriksen, Virginia Fauble, Martha Whitley, Kerry Sholtis, Jackie Hays, and Corinne Martinez.
View the full Prayer Chain by clicking HERE.
Weekly Suggested Scripture Readings:
Monday - Exodus 19:7-25
Tuesday - Job 19:23-27
Thursday - Daniel 9:1-14
Friday - Daniel 9:15-25a
Saturday - Psalm 32
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-28
The daily suggested scripture reading can be read online HERE
Our latest issue of Faith Footprints is now available online. Click HERE to download and print yours in full color. Printed copies are available in the Communication Center in the Sanctuary, but all who can do so are encouraged to use the online format.
Click HERE for the printable edition of February's calendar.