Happenings...

Sunday morning worship services:
      8:45am -- Traditional worship w/ Holy Communion
      11:00am -- Contemporary worship w/ Holy Communion
Immediately.  There's nothing wishy-washy about that word.  It doesn't mean later.  It doesn't mean after you sleep on it awhile, or after you go get something first, or after you check with the boss.  It means now, as in right this very second.  How could the disciples possibly respond with an immediate "yes" when Jesus asked them to follow?  They didn't even know him!  They were perfectly settled in their way of life, with stable homes and a good living.  Or were they?  This Sunday we're going to take a closer look at this story about Jesus calling his first disciples -- fishermen nonetheless.  What exactly was it that they left behind?  What exactly was it that Jesus was asking?  What could Jesus possibly see in fishermen that might translate to doing the work of God's kingdom?  What led them to drop everything and IMMEDIATELY go?   Pastor Olson's message is titled, "If You Could Ask For One Thing...". Please come and join the very loving and friendly people of Faith Lutheran Church for worship, fellowship and companionship in the journey of faith!

Questions to ponder:  If a complete stranger walked up to you and asked you to do something, would you do it?  If your answer is "it depends", then the question is, "depends on what?"  Would you drop everything and follow even if the person seemed impressive, credible and safe?  If you could ask for one thing -- and ONLY one thing -- what would it be?  

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 12th of February.

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!