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Faith Ministry Stories

Showing items for 'January 2019'

Fifth Disease

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Fifth Disease is the least well known of five common childhood diseases, the other four being measles, mumps, chickenpox, and rubella. The reason I’m writing about this is that it usually occurs in small outbreaks in the spring. The cause is a virus. Symptoms: rash; sometimes a fever or...

Be the best advocate you can be


Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Last week, the razor company Gillette released a commercial that had a new twist on the “Best a Man Can Get” slogan by encouraging “The Best a Man Can Be.” The ad asks whether bullying, the #MeToo movement and toxic masculinity is a reflection of the best a man can...

In response to God's blessings

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Your giving matters. Here is the impact of your gifts and offerings October - December, 2018 Welcoming All We shared the amazing Christmas story of the birth of our Savior with 1,159 people at 3 services, the most people who have attended since 2011! Trunk or Treat and Grandma’s Attic...

Living out our mission

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Dear Faith Lutheran Supporters, It’s been a few weeks, but I can still feel the energy of our Christmas Eve worship services! By the end of the night, I had the pleasure of delivering the flame for Silent Night to the choir. Looking out over our full sanctuary filling with light from our...

Be-Decked in Glitter

Posted by Ann Sargeant on

Faith’s background ambiance for the entire Christmas season was particularly beautiful this year because of a lot of people willingly sharing their time and talents. Decorating involved working side by side, many trips maneuvering up and down the spiral staircase while balancing totes...

Led by the spirit


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Happy New Year! In 2018, we completed a congregational vitality survey. It was revealed that Faith is in a strong position to grow. Our congregation believes that this is FERTILE GROUND because the presence of God in our worship, our connection to the community, and how we support each other. We...

In the Bosom

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

“No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” John 1:18 ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Easton speaks of this passage and its deep meaning to her.  The Greek word translated “heart” is not the...

Special needs equipment for our schools

Posted by Rebecca Fahning on

I am the mother of 4 children, 3 with special needs. In our local school district, resources for buying special needs equipment are limited.  I applied for a Faith Mission Grant to provide support for kids in the classroom and their teachers. Sensory activities help with focus, learning...