There is a Congregational Meeting February 23! Pick up your annual reports, bring your inputs and get the latest news!
The deadline to order Easter Lilies is March 16th, the Lilies are 9 dollars each. Order Forms are in the Fellowship Hall.
THIS WEEK AT FAITH:
Mon Feb 17: President's Day
Wed Feb 19: Potluck 5:30 p.m.; AV Team to meet after Potluck at 6:45 p.m.
Sun Feb 23: Worship 9:30 a.m.; Guest Pastor: The Rev. Jack Ottoson; Congregational Meeting after worship, Annual reports to be delivered to congregation.
We still have T-shirts!
See Christine Medrano before the t-shirts are gone! There's still many colors and sizes available. Call Christine at 678-925-4297 or email her at email@example.com.
From Mardi Gras to Easter
Tuesday, February 25th, is Shrove Tuesday and Mari Gras at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 509 E. Pennsylvania Avenue in Deland! Make a reservation by Sunday, February 23rd and get your fill before the Lenten Season begins. The pancake dinner is from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM and then the music starts, the masks and beads are donned and the games begin. You can make reservations by leaving a message at the church office 386-734-2791, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, dropping a reservation in the offering plate or by e-mailing Shannon Kreuger at email@example.com. Leave us your name and the number of people in your party. Come one, come all, everybody is invited!
Also Faith Lutheran will be conducting Wednesday evening Lenten services beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 26th and continuing until Wednesday, April 1st. Various varieties of soup and breads will be offered at 5:30 PM followed by a Lenten service at 6:30 PM. Again, everybody is welcome.
The Bridge Emergency Shelter
The bridge is an extension of services provided by The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. This new extension will operate as a crisis shelter and day center developed in partnership with a coalition that includes local government, faith community, businesses and non-profits. The facility, located at 421 South Palmetto Avenue in DeLand, will provide homeless adults with shelter in conjunction with support services such as meals, laundry, showers, access to health care, linkage to housing, case management, and benefit assistance. The goal of The Bridge is to achieve housing for the homeless within 30-90 days.
The Bridge will not be able to operate without volunteers! For more details, check out the volunteer handbook in our communication center, or call 386-337-4403. Help The Bridge bring hope to the hopeless.
Spring Fling will happen on March 21st, but it's not too early to consider helping out with one of the biggest events of Faith's calendar year. Clean out your closets and have your garage sale with us (reserve your table today)! Donate an hour or two of your time for Spring Fling and in return enjoy the fellowship. Christine Medrano has the details and answers for you, call 678-925-4297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Joseph Candalino, Walter Peterson, Steve Tonjes, Marilyn Snow, Faith Erickson, Lance Borows, Wilma Brokaw, Millie Glover, Ray Bebee, Carl Carey, Roy Erickson, Anna Anderson, Craig Parrillo, Faith Eriksen, Virginia Fauble, Martha Whitley, Kerry Sholtis, and Corinne Martinez.
View the full Prayer Chain by clicking HERE.
Weekly Suggested Scripture Readings:
Monday - Exodus 20:1-21
Tuesday - Deuteronomy 23:21-24:4, 10-15
Wednesday - Matthew 19:1-12
Thursday - Proverbs 2:1-15
Friday - James 2:1-13
Saturday - Psalm 119:9-16
Next Sunday's Readings:
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48
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.
Second Sunday Sharing
Faith's Outreach Ministry will be continuing our partnership with St Barnabas to help their Faith at Work Food Pantry! On the second Sunday of each month, everyone will be asked to bring a specific non-perishable food item the pantry needs. To find out what to bring, click HERE!
Give the Worship Folders!
Giving the worship folders by making a donation of $20 is a great way to celebrate or commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, retirement, or promotion! You can also give the Sanctuary Candle by making a donation of $30. You can find envelopes designed especially for this purpose in the Communication Center at the rear of the Sanctuary, or simply make your donation and call the office with your commemoration. You can also make your donation and commemoration online using your credit or debit card.
Please sign up to host Fellowship! Sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall at the coffee service area.
Commemorate it by giving the weekly Worship Folders (bulletins) or the monthly Sanctuary Candle. Call the church office at (386)734-2791 to find out how. If you would like to celebrate a special occasion with flowers or live plants give Ruth Erickson a call at 386 734-9697.