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“Gathered faithfully to love and serve God and all others.”
Faith's Friday Update
May 20, 2022
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Worship Services at 8AM & 10:15AM

Acts 16:9-15 - Lydia and her household are baptized by Paul
Psalm 67 - Let the nations be glad and sing for joy. (Ps. 67:4)
Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 - The Lamb is the light of the city of God
John 14:23-29 - The Father will send the Holy Spirit
Minutes from the May 12, 2022 Congregation Council meeting are now available.
Emailed to those with a valid opted-in email address on file on Saturday May 7.

Paper copies will be provided on request. Signup for a paper copy in the narthex or contact Patty McKee (941-921-3709), or email
Tami Paige our former office manager recently resigned from her position at Faith. We are thankful for her service to our church and wish her much success and happiness in the future. Our personnel committee is already hard at work interviewing qualified candidates. May the Lord guide and bless the search process! 
This Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00 join Pastor Eric+ in the Prayer Chapel as we continue our study of the shortest books in the bible! This week we will study the Book of Jude. Don’t let its size fool you - this short epistle is packed with power!
Back in 2015 we did a study of the book of Revelation. This Apocalypse is one of the most engaging and disputed books in the Bible. It has inspired great works of art and music, and it has also fed social upheaval and speculation about the coming end of the world. Is it true that all faithful Christians can expect to be whisked up from the earth into heaven in an event known as the Rapture? Who are the 144,000 envisioned to play a key role in the apocalyptic drama? What is the final battle of Armageddon about?
In this post-Easter series, we will briefly explore the message of this Book and continue on to discover why it has played such a volatile role in Western culture and how it continues to be meaningful to contemporary readers.
We are meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will conclude on May 25. We will gather in the upstairs Youth Room of the Community Center. Unless plans change, meet in the Conference Room, masked, to be escorted to the room.
Joan’s Soup Freezer is filling up! Please feel free to bring some home for yourself or a friend. All donations are also welcome! Please be sure to label soup donations with type of soup (ingredients) and date created. Thank you!
Faith Early Learning Center will not be offering services for families during the 2022-23 school year. However, we fully intend to be offering a wonder-filled Christ centered program in the fall of 2023. 
ALTAR FLOWERS are a beautiful and meaningful way to honor/remember someone or a special occasion, while decorating our altar for worship. The 2022 Altar Flowers signup poster is available in Fellowship Hall.

The next available date is Sunday, May 29!

When you purchase altar flowers, your name and dedication will be published in the bulletin on your selected Sunday and the flowers are yours to keep after the service!

To make a dedication: At church, complete an 'Altar Flowers' envelope with your payment, and place it in the offering plate; By mail, send payment with a note indicating your desired date and dedication; or CLICK HERE to order online. The cost is $60, which is for 2 vases. Please make checks payable to Faith Lutheran Church and indicate ‘altar flowers’ in the memo.
Thank you for making Faith Lutheran’s altar beautiful!
The Property Committee has identified needs that are not currently in the regular budget but are needed to maintain and improve our church.
Current needs:
1.  Upgrade Narthex Restrooms to ADA (cost TBD)
2.  Electronic Sign Upgrade on Beneva (cost TBD)
3. Touch-Up/Repaint the Gym (cost TBD)
4.  Reseal the Parking Lot
Please consider supporting the church building by making a special offering. Any amount, small or large, is appreciated! To contribute by check, please indicate “Improvement Fund” in the memo. To contribute electronically, please visit our website at or using via the Vanco Mobile app (be sure to select “Improvement Fund”).
Please consider donating your empty ink cartridges to help the church and environment! When we bring the cartridges to Staples, we receive store credit from Staples to help offset office supply costs.
The ink collection bin is on the counter in Fellowship Hall.
The ELCA offers daily Prayer Ventures, which may be found on their website, The prayers for this weekend are below. Visit the website if you would like to follow the daily prayers!

20 Pray for the leaders, voting members and others gathering for the assemblies of the Pacifica, Greater Milwaukee, Southeastern Iowa and Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them as they reflect on the mission of the church, choose leaders, proclaim the gospel, serve our neighbor and do God’s work in the world.

21 Pray for the leaders, voting members and others gathering for the assembly of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them as they reflect on the mission of the church, choose leaders, proclaim the gospel, serve our neighbor and do God’s work in the world.

22 Promise to respond to those we encounter who are struggling, homeless, lonely, grieving or ill; ask the Spirit to encourage, equip and guide us when we feel ill-equipped to love and care for our neighbor.

23 Thank God for our special relationship with The Episcopal Church, a full communion partner with the ELCA since 1999. Pray for the church, its members and its leaders, that together we will find strength and resources for the work of sharing the gospel and serving our neighbor, especially in these challenging times.
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Cecilia & Jason Thornbloom 05/16
Joey & Greg Larson 05/20
Tricia & John Thomsen 05/27

Chloe Millard 05/02
Shirley Dabringhaus 05/03
Doris Prieur-Lucia 05/07
Mark Greenwood 05/11
Darrell Huggins 05/11
Jesus Jimenez 05/11
Mark J. Nelson 05/12
Lynn Clancy 05/13
Lyna Jiminez-Ruiz 05/13
Lillian Moore 05/14
Sloane Claussen 05/15
Jeffry Olesen 05/19
Patricia Faubel 05/25
Susan Swank 05/25
Linda Urgo 05/25
Karen Knatz 05/26
Ronald Walter 05/27
Pastor: Rev. Eric Olaf Olsen

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Weekly office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Values – Mutual Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Service, Forgiveness, Commitment,
Perseverance, Faithfulness, Compassion, Flexibility
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