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

One of our wonderful church members -- Roger Wilson -- was recently inducted into the national wrestling Hall of Fame.  In fact, this very week he is in Stillwater, Oklahoma visiting the Hall of Fame for the first time since his inclusion inside it's hallowed walls.  What an experience it must be to be so honored -- to see your name permanently engraved in a place that honors the nation's best of the best of the best.  This Sunday's scripture reading is a story about an epic wrestling match -- one that takes place between Jacob and "a man who wrestled with him until daybreak".  Unlike many of the wrestling tournaments Roger Wilson coached and attended in his hall of fame career, this particular wrestling match had no observants.  It was just Jacob and "a man".  What's the significance of this story?  Why is it in the Bible?  Who, in the end, is this mysterious "man"?  And, ultimately, how does the role of "names" play an important role in the early telling of this story?  These are some of the questions Pastor Olson will address in his sermon, "You Have A Name!".  Come join our Faith Family for worship as together we grow in faith and deepen our relationships.

Food for thought:  What does your name mean?  Is there a story or a reason behind the giving of your name?  What does it mean to you when someone calls you by name -- or when someone forgets your name -- or when someone calls you by either a derogatory name or a positive name?  What are some of the names people call you that get the biggest reaction out of you?  How might our understanding of the scriptures be deepened if only we could understand the stories and meanings behind the names?  Are there any biblical names you wish you knew the meaning of?  

8:45am (traditional) and 11am (contemporary).  

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 second Sunday 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!