Faith

Evangelical

Lutheran Church


 

SECOND SUNDAY FOOD COLLECTION

The second Sunday of each month food items are collected and are given to either the Food Pantry.  Donations are accepted at worship on the second Sunday.  Please remember to bring yours.  Thanks for all you do!



NOISY OFFERING:
 3rd Sunday of each month
January 
February
March
donations are collected for Camp Tomah Shinga.

 


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       8. Following Inspiration

 

Several years ago when hearing a sister talk about her sick daughter, who was isolated at home because of a long-term illness, I felt prompted to visit her. Unfortunately, I doubted myself and the prompting, not believing it was from the Lord. I thought, 'Why would she want a visit from me?' so I did not go.

Many months later I met this girl at the house of a mutual friend. She was no longer sick and as we talked the two of us instantly clicked and became close friends. It was then that I realized that I had been prompted by the Holy Spirit to visit this young sister.

I could have been a friend during her time of need but because of my lack of faith that I had not heeded the Lord's prompting. We must trust the Lord and let Him guide our lives.



                            ~~~~~www.learn.religions.com.

 



           COMMISSION FOR A RENEWED LUTHERAN CHURCH

The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church) was officially formed on January 1, 1988. That was 36 years ago, and as we know, things have changed a lot in those 36 years, not just in our society and culture but also in the church. The ELCA was organized around an understanding that congregations, synods, and the churchwide organization were interdependent expressions of the church sharing responsibility for God’s mission, fulfilling the purpose of the church to be a “people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God’s creative, redeeming, and sanctifying activity in the world.“ 

During the 2022 churchwide assembly, it was asked – if now is the time, after all these years, to take a fresh look at the purpose of the three expressions of the church and our responsibility to participate in God’s mission. Do we have the best structure and organization to support what it means to be the church today? Following the 2022 assembly, the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church was formed to explore those questions – the purpose of each expression of the church in order to help us fulfill the call to bear witness to God’s love for all people. The commission wants your input and perspective. Please take the time to fill out the survey below as the church together, we engage in the critical discernment of our purpose as God’s people. Thank you.           

    Bishop Susan Candea