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                                                                       FAITH LUTHERAN NEWSLETTER
        "Growing Through Living God's Word"
        "Where the peace which surpasses all understanding is received"
        
Pastor Karl A. Frincke, Intentional Interim Pastor
Mrs. Karen Eck, Deaconess
Mrs. Wanda Medina , Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Patty Sojka, Preschool Administrator

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        THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
                December 16, 2018


NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH:.Today we celebrate the birthdays of Connor, Emma Grace & Mason Biernat and the anniversary of Steve & Karri Klootwyk.
                                                        
TODAY'S SERVERS: Greeters & Offertory: Early: The  Van Vurens' & Late: The Wangens'. Elder & Head Usher: Josh Weaver and Bob Schultz & Tom Witt and Ernie Arambula. Ushers: Lee Van Vuren, Keith and Jake Weaver & Jim Hines, Fred Blake and Eric Kidwell.  Asst. & Reader: Don Walther and Bill Dase  & Vic Musenbrock and Mildred Chadwick. Acolyte: Nolan Schultz and Juliana Layton. Organist: Ryan Crim.  Altar Guild for December: Susie Arnold and Wanda Medina & Peggy Arnold and Pan Westerlund.
                                                                
ADVENT SERVICES: Our last mid-week services will be held Wednesday December 19th at 9:30am and 7:00pm.  This is our opportunity to prepare our hearts for the birth of our Savior.  Advent dinner starts at 5:30pm.

ADULT CHOIR:  The adult choir will practice Monday night on December 17th at 6:30pm in the balcony.  We will sing on Christmas Eve

PASTOR FRINCKE'S SCHEDULE: This week Pastor Karl will be here Wednesday evening (for supper and our mid-week evening service) through Christmas morning worship. The times when he's here, he'll be living in the parsonage. Feel free anytime to contact him by phone, text or email. That information is elsewhere in this newsletter.                                                        
DECEMBER CALENDAR CHANGE- ADULT BIBLE STUDY: There will be Adult Bible Study on December 23rd and December 30th.  There is no Sunday School on these dates.
                                                
CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Our yearly caroling to shut-ins will be today, Sunday, Dec.16 at 2:00 pm with pizza afterwards.  This is a wonderful chance to bring some Christmas cheer to those who are lonely.  You will receive a blessing as well."  Karen

BIRTHDAY LUNCH: There will be no birthday lunch at Jim's Café for December and January.

                        
                                        
REMEMBER OUR CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE:                

      - Christmas Eve 7:00 p.m.

      - Christmas Day 10:00 a.m.

     (No New Year's Eve or New Year's Day Services)
                                        
THIS WEEK AT FAITH
TODAY
   8:30 a.m.               Fellowship
   9:00 a.m.               Adult Bible Class/Sunday School
 10:00 a.m.               Worship
                                 (Sunday School Christmas Program)
   2:00 p.m                 Christmas Caroling                
MONDAY
   6:30 p.m.               Adult Choir Practice
 TUESDAY
    5:00 p.m.                TOPS
 WEDNESDAY                                        
  9:30am/7:00 pm    Advent Services
  12:00 p.m.                Crafters
    5:30 p.m.             Advent Dinner
 SATURDAY 
   7:00 a.m.              Men's Breakfast
SUNDAY                                
  8:00/10:30 a.m.     Worship
  9:00 a.m.               Fellowship
        9:15 a.m.         Adult Bible Class
 
                                                        
OUR STEWARDSHIP                                
ATTENDANCE                                
Dec 9, 2018: 168           
Dec 10, 2017: 167

OFFERINGS                
Plate:         $340.00
General Offerings:          $3,557.00
TOTAL Dec 9, 2018        $3,897.00
TOTAL Dec 10, 2017        $4,079.00

SPECIAL OFFERINGS
Debt Reduction                                                            $5.00
Advent                                                                      $455.00
Poinsettias                                                                 $20.00
Altar Flowers                                                              $60.00
Budgetary Dollars Needed Weekly (For '18-19)        $6,070.59
Budgetary Dollars Rec'd. Dec 9, 2018        $3,897.00
Deficit        $2,173.59

CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE        
(As of December 13, 2018)        $15,919.98
                                                        
MORTGAGE BALANCE:                        
 (As of December 11, 2018)        $259,620.33

FUND BALANCES FOR OTHERS                
Membership Hardship Fund        $2,650.00
Adopt-A-Student        $285.17
Cancer Care        $1,574.02


NEXT WEEK'S SERVERS:  Greeters & Offertory: Early: The  Andersons' & Late: The Van Gorps'. Elder & Head Usher: Josh Weaver and Bob Schultz & Tom Witt and Ernie Arambula. Ushers: Don Popp, Jon Meyer & Jerry Price & Tony Van Gorp, Steve & Reece Wangen.  Asst. & Reader: Phil and Marianne Klemp  & Rob Arnold. Acolyte: Ava Pearson and Cade Wangen. Children's Church: Sophia Sullivan and Becky Schultz.  Organist: Evelyn Steiner.  Altar Guild for December: Susie Arnold and Wanda Medina & Peggy Arnold and Pan Westerlund.
                        
BIBLE READINGS: Readings this week are: Sunday (Is. 32:1-20; Rev. 4:1-11) Monday (Is. 33:1-24; Rev. 5:1-14) Tuesday (Is. 34:1-2; 8-35:10; Rev. 6:1-17) Wednesday (Is. 40:1-17; Rev. 7:1-17) Thursday  (Is. 40:18-41:10: Rev. 8:1-13) Friday (Is. 42:1-25; Rev. 9:1-12 ) Saturday  (Is. 43:1-24; Rev. 9:13-10:11)

MILITARY TO REMEMBER: Please pray for Kyle Chadwick, Jason DeFranco, Bryce Gawnronski,  Joe Meyer, Stuart Price, and Jason Szerlak.  We ask family members/friends keep the church office current with addresses so they can be passed on to church members        
        
THOSE TO REMEMBER: Please keep in your thoughts and prayers: Dorothy Christopher, Ray Hoover, Miriam  Kenealy,  Ray Layton, Ruth Pedersen, Amanda Luebcke, Betty Beedle, Bonnie Sparks, Faye Price, Jerry Price, Ray Hoover and Nan Tavarczky.        

Contact Information
Pastor Karl A. Frincke - (260) 466-5121 (cell)
Vic Musenbrock (Elder) (219) 345-2905
Ernie Arambula (Elder) (219) 964-8317
Steve Tobias (Congregational President) (219) 863-4746
Don Walther (Trustee) (219) 987-2709
Jerry Price (Trustee) (219) 921-6178
Wanda Medina (Secretary) Office (219) 987-3730

Faithsecretary987@gmail.com mailto:Faithsecretary987@gmail.com
Mrs. Patty Sojka (Preschool Administrator) (219) 987-3430  (Preschool Office)
Karen Eck (Deaconess) (219) 987-2358
ksue46@gmail.com mailto:ksue46@gmail.com