Happenings...

Sunday morning worship services:
      8:45am -- Traditional worship w/ Holy Communion
     11:00am -- Contemporary worship w/ Holy Communion
All are welcome!  Come as you are!

9/18 - Who's on First? -- One of the problems of choosing a sermon title before there is even a glimmer of the sermon in your mind is that sometimes the title might have nothing to do with the final product.  This Sunday, 9/24, our Gospel text is the story of the laborers hired throughout the day and then paid the same amount regardless of how long they worked. It ends with the verse "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."  Being a Abbot and Costello fan, what went through my mind when I read this last verse was their famous "Who's on first" skit (want to see it?  Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg)  You can rate how well the title and the sermon match on Sunday!   Join us at worship!   All are welcome! 

Keeping You All in the Loop:  Joe Snyder is the Chair of the Call Committee.  The Committee has received names from the Synod and are currently beginning to evaluate these candidates. 

(DIET) COKE WITH CLERGY -- Every Friday at 11 AM in Room 120 (across from Pastor's Office)!  Bring your favorite beverage and an openness to discuss your faith and difficult topics.  Note: What is said in Room 120 stays in Room 120!  Agreed?  See you on Friday!


ADD YOURSELF TO OUR INTERNAL FLC EMAIL LIST:  Just email us at getintofaith@faithshelton.org.  Help us get better communications!  So we know whose email it is include your name (associated with the email address) in the body of your email.


HURRICANE HARVEY & IRMA RELIEF EFFORTS:       5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1)  SW WA Synod is giving $20,000 towards Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) for Harvey relief.  The Synod is challenging all the congregations of the Synod to raise another $20,000 together to match this.
2)  Here at Faith Lutheran we will be fundraising to send a team or teams down to Houston area to help with relief efforts.  Chriss Brickert will be spearheading this effort over the coming months.  So, you can choose to give towards this effort.
3)  You can make a donation directly to LDR online.  Go to http://www.elca.org/en/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/US-Hurricane-Relief and click on the "Give Now" button.  AND
4)  Part of our Waves of Change offering will be earmarked for Hurricane relief this year (Beaumont, TX is currently without any drinkable water).  Give towards this monthly offering (2nd Sunday of each month) to help with Hurricane relief.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GIVE AND MANY PEOPLE TO OFFER HELP.  Thanks be to God!
5.  Thrivent Financial is doing matching funds for donations given towards hurricane relief agencies.  Check their web page for further information.

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 Milks' office.  

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!