Upcoming Sunday Bulletin Notes


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 Welcome to Faith - Glad You Came!

Reverend David L. Prentice Jr., Pastor 

1(708)650-4082 (my cell) or 

1(630)567-4082 (Pat, my wife)

Pastor's Email: “pastor.prentice@comcast.net” 

Deacon(s): Tim Graves

Website: https://www.faith-lutheran-church.com

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The Coming Week(s) in Worship / Special Events at Faith

(Note: including the work being done at St.   Paul; which is in italics so we are not confused).

12/11 - Advent Midweek at noon (Morning Prayer)

12/11 - Advent Midweek at 7 pm (Evening Prayer)

12/15 - Divine Service, Advent 3 at 9 am

12/15 - Pastor to St. Paul's - Austin at 10:45 am

12/15 - Bible Study (Deacon Graves will lead)

Welcome! We are pleased that you have come to worship with us today and we pray that you have been blessed by God and His Word. 

  • Relax      and enjoy your time with us. If you have small children; we know they      wiggle and squawk some; so do not be embarrassed, they are welcome at      Faith.
  • Yes,      we have a "cry room", but really, it is a place for you to sit      and let them "get it out" (or take care of some little one's needs),      and then let the little ones come back into His House.
  • In the      parts of the service that say "stand", if you cannot, then sit,      no problem.
  • If you      want to know more about us, then sign the register and make it plain so we      can contact you later. Ask the usher for a welcome packet too.
  • The      rest rooms are downstairs, just watch your step.
  • If you      need a little help, just ask; there are many people here that are willing      to lend a hand.
  • We      like to sing at Faith, so if your voice is not so good "who      cares?" But do look over the words at best, good hymns are good      instruction. Yes, some hymns are harder, but Pastor will always "sing      out more" and try to lead us on.

** Prayer Ministry at Faith Lutheran **

(Please note) - You may ask for a prayer before we begin worship at anytime. 

** NOTE ** I understand privacy is a concern for all, so prayers will only be listed here or announced with the OK from those in need. We want to pray as a family of Faith whenever possible, we really care.

For the world we live in, for His Church - 

  • For      good and wise government, our leaders. (Always)
  • First      Responders (Police and Fire) & Armed Forces (Always)
  • We      pray for Faith and St. Paul's - Austin, to better sharing      the Gospel (Always)

Comfort, health, recovery, grieving and hope (Faith family and friends) - 

  • Rick      Beierwaltes - Various health issues trying to be diagnosed.
  • Ruth Beierwaltes      - Upcoming cataract surgery.
  • Mr.      and Mrs. VanTholen's - grand-daughter's husband, heart surgery and      recovery.

As Age takes its toll / Long Term Needs (Faith family and friends) - 

** Note ** these prayers have been requested for our corporate worship.

  • Belinda      / Hugo Gonzalez (Pat's niece and husband) - multiple health issues. (L)
  • Mr.      VanTholen's brother - cancer

Anniversary of Marriage and Birthdays of our members - none

Please remember our Church members who cannot make it - do not hesitate to call or write them (pray for them): 

Larry and Kuni Dvorak  

** Faith worship / service notes **

Next week's Bible passages for your study preparation: (Sunday Service)

Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146, James 5:7-11, Matthew 11:2-15

(Celebrating - 3rd Sunday in Advent, series "A")

Theme for this Day– Wisdom, understanding, counsel, and might are unveiled in Jesus of Nazareth. In his letter to the Romans, Paul unwraps the complete truth-Jesus embraces even Gentile nations with divine hope, joy, and peace. John the Baptist, with his abrasive appearance and unexpected rhetoric, forcefully proclaims both judgment against arrogant Pharisees and the need for repentance. Ultimately, Jesus alone casts final judgment on the fate of unbelievers and eternally claims salvation for repentant sinners.

Services for the Advent and Christmas Season - Paper copies are in the back. Invite, share, invite, tell, invite, and bring a friend! This is the best evangelism tool we have. The church will be open and nice and warm!

Choir - Last chance…maybe?

In Advent, we tone it down - No Gloria in Excelsis, or Alleluia's, until Christmas of course. Still using the Divine Service 3 setting, with some other subtle changes! 

No Bible Study Today - We trim the tree and setup the Christmas decorations after service. Bible Study will continue next week with Deacon Graves leading.

>> Everything else you need to know at Faith

** Faith is Mission Minded **

Invitation - I get it, invitation is hard…tell them about our web site, and it will help. It is always up to date.

Hand them a Christmas Schedule.Advent may be a time where someone needs to step into God's house and hear the Gospel.

The Web Site has a new EVENTS section - Please check it out and let Pastor know what you think. We will try and keep a month ahead.

** Faith information (all else) **

Bible Study is ongoing - We will continue to roll through 1st Corinthians. Perhaps during the Advent and Christmas time, we will also have some video studies on some uplifting Christmas related topics, as we transition into the next study.

New member Alert- We welcome into our Church Fellowship Jean and Jorge Meza, and their children Abagail and Lorenzo. They have transferred membership from Good Shepherd Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, which is in Berwyn Illinois. 

This is a reason to celebrate with cake and coffee, juice and cookies. I am thinking about 12/21 (or whatever we come up with).

Welcome Coffee and …- For the Meza family on December 21 after the service. Let's chat about what to bring.

New Church Giving Envelopes - They are in the back, please take yours. Have a question? Ask an Usher.

Midweek Advent in the Evening - Is anyone interested in attending? Or do you all want to drive out during the day at noon only?

Christmas Eve Preparations - Remember to bring a few, just a few goodies at 5:30 pm , sign up sheet in the back.