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Worship with Us! Traditional- 8:45am, Contemporary- 11:00 am

The words of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah are both interesting and challenging, if not even outrageous.  Who in his right mind would ever dare to suggest there might come a day when the lion and bear and lamb and poisonous snake would all live happily ever after, with a little baby safely playing in their midst?  Yet, these are precisely the words Isaiah dares to speak.  He dreams of -- no, predicts! -- a time and a place where God's kingdom will fully come, and such a simple and beautiful sight will be commonplace.  It all begins, he says, with a "shoot growing out of the stump of Jesse" -- another interesting and challenging image.  What does it mean?  Why does Isaiah use the image of a shoot growing out of a stump to announce the coming kingdom of God, and why did he specifically say the stump of Jesse rather than the stump of David?  Does it make a difference?  Ultimately, what does it have to do with us today?  Come join the wonderful and friendly people of Faith Lutheran Church as we gather for worship this Sunday at 8:45 and 11am.  Pastor Olson's message is titled, "The Lesson Biodome Taught Us".  

You are invited to Advent in Action each Wednesday night, 5:30-7:30pm.  Come for the fellowship, come for the refreshments, come for the interesting and fun Advent activity.  All ages welcome!

SUPPORT GROUPS:  Faith Lutheran Church currently offers a support group for cancer survivors, cancer patients, cancer care-givers, and all others interested in being part of a close-knit group focused on encouraging and supporting one another in their experiences with cancer.  The group is called Second Sunday Support" and meets the 2nd Sunday of each month in Pastor Olson's office.  The group's next meeting will be the 18th of December.

Each Friday morning you are invited to "Pepsi With The Pastor" -- a time of conversation and discussion centered on a topic of current interest or significance.  Following the 11 o'clock gathering, we share lunch together at a local restaurant.  Come for the fellowship, come for the Pepsi (and coffee, too), come ready to have your opinions and ideas stretched a bit by the views of others.  Though we may not always agree on things, we always find our friendships deepened, and our respect broadened for each other.  And we usually manage to get in a good laugh or two!  Treat yourself to "Pepsi With The Pastor", Fridays at 11am at the church.

Welcome Home!

Many people today are restless, searching for a way to find meaning in a world that often leaves us with more questions than answers.  Saint Augustine once wrote, "Our souls are restless, until they rest in Thee." 

We at Faith Lutheran Church would be honored to journey with you as we learn together what it means to rest in our Creator and follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is not an easy journey, but it is one filled with joy, discovery, and grace beyond measure.

We welcome you to our church, our worship services and our lives.  We hope and pray that you will experience in us the love of God, which is the greatest power in the world, and that you will join us in sharing that love with a world in need.  WELCOME HOME!