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!

11/30 - A late start in posting this week (sorry).  One of the things I find frustrating is thinking up sermon titles before I have worked on the sermon.  My first title for this Sunday was: Just Tear Open the Heavens Already!  Then upon further reflection the title that made it into the bulletins was: Stir Up! (based on the Stir Up prayers that are the prayers of the day for the 4 Sundays in Advent).  Of course, now I'm rethinking it and my latest title is: Don't Make Me Come Down There!  This is because the readings for the 1st Sunday in Advent is always an apocalyptic end times text -- this year Isaiah 64: 1-9 ("O that you would tear open the heavens and come down...") and Mark 13:24-37 ("In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.")  Grim stuff...  It never seems to go with all the folks piling into the pews ready to celebrate Christmas & then they get hit with all this doom and gloom!  Of course, there is then that irony between the parent God threatening "Don't make me come down there!" and the baby Jesus who is indeed God coming down there.  Maybe that's actually the Good News (the Gospel) for this Sunday... Hmmmm... Come and find out!   Join us at worship!   All are welcome! 

A Special Congregational Meeting to vote on the Faith Alive remodel project will be held between the 2 services (around 10 AM) in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 3rd.  All voting members plan on attending as we move forward with this sanctuary remodel.

Special Weeknight Advent Services using Holden Evening Prayer.  Wednesday nights -- Nov. 29th, Dec 6th & 13th -- beginning at 6:30 PM. 

The final Advent weeknight service will be on Thursday, Dec 21st on the Winter Solistice (the longest night of the year) -- the Blue Christmas Service beginning at 6:30 PM.  This is a service that recognizes that the Holidays are not always a happy time for everyone.  Nevertheless, Emmanuel – God with us – is present even in these long, dark, “blue” seasons of our lives.  All are welcome.  Communion will be shared only at this final service.

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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!