This Week's Bulletin Information (a portion)

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For the Upcoming Week.

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

01/27 3rd Sunday after Epiphany   - 9:00 a.m. 

(Holy Communion celebrated - Divine Service setting 1)

01/27 Bible Study  - 10:30 a.m.

02/03 4th Sunday after Epiphany   - 9:00 a.m. 

(Holy Communion celebrated - Divine Service setting 1)

02/03 Bible Study  - 10:30 a.m.

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.
  • 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. I mean it, anytime before the Invocation. 

** 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. (Always)
  • We      pray our little Church is guided forward by the Holy Spirit. (Always)

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

  • Belinda      and Hugo Gonzalez (Pat's niece and husband) - multiple health issues.
  • Baby      Maggie (Mrs. Becker) - home from hospital, still needs prayers.
  • Ruth -      recovering from some illness.

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

  • Pat      Basile (A)
  • Zafer      (Kim's relative) - Stage 4 pancreas cancer. (L)

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 being Mission Minded – sharing Christ’s love with others **

The Website for Faith - Please use it, tell someone. It is up to date! Use it as a way to invite someone, tell them about it.

** Faith worship / service notes **

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

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19:7-14, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, Luke 4:16-30

Year C of the Three Year Lectionary Series 

Theme for this Day – Jesus manifests His glory at the wedding feast at Cana, changing ordinary water into exquisite wine. The Church treasures this divine action of Christ, remembering, believing, and receiving forgiveness in Jesus' divine blood, in, under, and with ordinary wine. God in Christ binds Himself to His people, from desolate forsaken Israel to the Holy Church of today. She is the Bride, and He the Bridegroom, whose resolute faithfulness seals the marriage covenant with us forever.

Do you have a favorite Hymn? - Just ask and we will fit it in.

We practice Closed Communion at Faith - A reminder to please read over the communion statement printed in the worship folder; ecclesial oversight is reminding us of this fact; it is also proper pastoral practice. We are not here to deny communion to those in need, but we are to be of like mind as St.   Paul reminds us in his letter to the Corinthians. So, if you are a member, and examine yourself, repent (and are absolved), believe in the power of the Eucharist, both as a church fellowship meal and His True Body and Blood. Well, then…continue on as always. Nothing has changed. If you do not believe this…let's chat. If you are a visitor, or non-member; please talk to pastor as our statement asks.

Finally, if you commune at this Altar and believe what we do, you are fine to commune at fellow LCMS churches; other church bodies you should refrain from attending their communion practice, as it is not in line with ours. Perhaps hard, but once again, ask a question of pastor.

Looking for soloists - On the 3rd Sunday of each month, we are asking for a solo to be played, sung, etc. so Miss Stolpe can commune. See Pastor if interested. Ms. Becker has the first today.

** Faith information (all else) **

Are you getting the information you need? - The staff has heard that some information is not always being told, displayed, or reminded. How can we better serve?

Voter's Meeting and Tree Takedown - Today, meeting first then we take down.

Do not forget your giving envelopes - Ask Rolland, he has them in the back.

We also have a Facebook Page - see "Faith - the Lutheran Church of Westchester Illinois", we post timely information to it as well. Please "LIKE US".