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This Week @ Faith

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It has been said, “History is written by the victors.” We can look back on our national and overall world history and the many battles waged, wars fought, conflicts had, and understand the truth of that assessment. In the written, Spirit-inspired Word of God, we have a record and affirmation of the greatest victories and the only Victor the world would ever need. As Jesus shows His power over demons in healing a possessed man, a battle is won. But a greater victory over Satan and destroying all we ever need fear would be fought and won as He laid His life down on the cross, fulfilled in the promised resurrection victory to follow. Scripture is our history but also our present and our future as it was written and continues to be proclaimed as we gather together and as we live each day with the assurance of Christ victorious over death, the grave, and all things.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING    Isaiah 65:1-9     (Judgement and salvation)
“I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me.  To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’  All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations—a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick; who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of impure meat; who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me, for I am too sacred for you!’ Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.  “See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps—both your sins and the sins of your ancestors,” says the Lord.  “Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds.”  This is what the Lord says:  “As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes and people say, ‘Don’t destroy it, there is still a blessing in it,’ so will I do in behalf of my servants; I will not destroy them all.  I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains; my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.
  
EPISTLE READING               Galatians 3:23-4:7     (Children and heirs of salvation.)
Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.  26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.  What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
 
 GOSPEL READING    Luke 8:26-39     (Jesus heals a man with demons.)
They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.  30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”  “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.  32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.  34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.  38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.
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Come join us for our Thursday Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 AM! 
We  are currently going through the book of Acts. This is a discussion study and so will not be streamed online. However, you can listen to Pastor Wenz' previous study on Acts here!
    This Week @ Faith ~ June 19, 2022 
“Today” Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
  9:00: am   (ONLINE WORSHIP—either 9AM or after)
Monday       Office Closed
    7:00 pm   Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open
    9:15 am   Food Set-up
    7:00 pm   Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open
    10:00 am   Food Distribution
Thursday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open
    10:00 am   Bible Study (In the Fellowship Hall)
Friday   9:30 am-12:30 pm   Office Open
Saturday   7:30 am   Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
Sunday   9:00 am   (ONLINE WORSHIP - either 9:00 am or after)
    After 9 am Service   Fellowship Brunch
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
 
Prayers for Our Faith Family
Prayers for strength and healing:
Sabrea Adam, Dorel Antim, Jennine Burrows, Norma Mae Burton, Katherine Cross, Cailee Falkenberg, Louise Jackson, Josh Juengel, Debbie Kraimer, Susan Mason, Marcus Mauldin, Ann Rowan, Jeff Saarela, Amanda Salgado. 
 
Prayers for Family & Friends:
Tony Dunn, for strength & healing after being diagnosed with cancer.
Ron Binkley, who's going in for a stress test & his sister, Cheryl and her friend, Peggy Crowley, with cancer for strength and healing and safe travels to Mexico for treatment, & friends, John Mason, Rod Carra, Torry & family, Jason, Kala, Rodrigo Parra,  Kelby Knapp, Ann Martin, Joan Para, Yvonne Para, Stephanie, Alvin Hader, Jeff Saarela's Sister-in-law, Ivy Antilla who is going in for surgery,  for strength & healing.
Caroline Schroeder’s friend, Mary Banks, with stage 4 cancer, for healing.
Ann Rowan's friend, Julie Bennet, strength and healing from Lupus.
Carlos Alarcon, for healing & strength facing the difficulties with his heart. Pray the doctors can mend it & comfort for his family.
Lynette Bodiford’s Mom, Kiki, for strength & healing.
Joellyn Nelson, for healing of her feet & Melissa Daniely for a broken foot.
Jennine Burrows, for strength & healing.
Barara Danbo’s daughter, Chris, for strength and healing.
Frances Remus-Williams' Son, Jason Remus, for comfort & faith while awaiting hip replacement surgery before permanent damage is done, & for a decision on his SSI case.
Sherry Llamas’ Mother-in-law, Maria Carmen, in ICU because of seizures, for strength & healing.
Delilah Dooley’s friend, Yemi for strength & healing after cancer surgery and post-op treatment.
David Perdue, for strength & healing.
Floyd Edding, friend of the Brody’s, for strength & healing after being diagnosed with prostrate cancer.
Deidra Juengel, for strength & healing after surgery on May 31st.
Helen Juengel, Dave's Mother, for strength & healing.

 In Celebration of: Those celebrating birthdays this week: Rebecca Spartos 6/19, Desiree Cross 6/22, Seth Shatford 6/22, Katherine Cross 6/24, Mike Bedwell 6/25, Norma Mae Burton 6/25, Tim Noel 6/25.  of Weekly Anniversaries: Dolly & Christine Rapasa 6/26.
 
For Those That Are Home Bound:
Chuck & Mary Bedard, Norma Mae Burton, Ruby Doucette, Marilyn Lukkowen, Joellyn Nelson.
 
Those in the Military:
Josh Creacy, Devin Danbo, Caitlin & Richard Gonzalez, & Garrett Smith

For our Adopted Missionary: Delwyn Campbell.

Comfort for: Donna Lentz's family for the loss of her aunt, Nancy Miller, who passed away on Jun 6th of pancreatic cancer.

If you are in need of prayers please contact the office or Heather Svika (951) 660-7212 so we can add your prayers to our prayer chain and be aware of your needs.

Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful Dads out there!
 
NEXT FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH JUNE 26th!

The Fellowship Brunch is finally back!  Join us for our Sunday Fellowship Brunches and Visitor Welcome (after Sunday service). We hold these on the last Sunday of the month—May through August. We want to encourage fellowship for our whole congregation, as well as encouraging you to bring a guest with you that week! Bring them to our 9:00 am service and stay later for Brunch! The church will supply some of the brunch food, but we ask each family to bring a brunch item to share (muffins, egg casseroles, quiche, etc.), so we will have enough for our guests.

 

YOUTH FUNDRAISER ! 


“Aloha Faith Ohana (family)”
                 

Please join  us for:
le’ale’a (fun),
ka launa pu ana (fellowship),
and
mea’ai (food)
at our Youth Luau!
 
When:  June 18, 2022
Where:  Faith Fellowship Hall
Time:     Doors open at 5:00 pm,
               dinner starts at 5:30 pm

Donation:  $10 per ticket, 2 tickets for $15.

 
 
From the LWML
ReminderThe next LWML meeting will be held on Saturday,
June 18th at 10:00 AM.

 
Please note:  There will not be an LWML meeting in July or August.  They will resume the meetings starting September 17, 2002.


From the LWML
ReminderLWML Sunday is on the first Sunday of the Month
Bring in your mites!
On Sunday, July 3, 2022
YOUTH CAR WASH HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

Date: TBD
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Donation: $5.00




 
 
Faith Lutheran Church's Social Ministries needs volunteers to help with the "Food Set-up" and" Food Distribution" for the homeless and less fortunate.  This only occurs on the second and fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.  

If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Michaud, Theresa Rockwell, or Faith at 951-689-2626. 


DONATIONS NEEDED
CONDIMENTS (little packets of mustard, mayo, ketchup, syrup, jelly, BBQ and soy sauce, etc,).  Reusable grocery bags.
 
SCRIP Sales Schedule 

Until further notice, call Missy Creacy or the office for order & pick up! 

Attached are links to 2 lists of SCRIP.  One listed alphabetically and one listed in categories!
Click here for the alphabetical list.
Click here for the one in categories.


The worldwide pandemic is causing major disruptions unlike anything the modern world has experienced. We are all struggling with major disruptions and changes to our lives. The church, just like our personal situations, continues to have fixed operating expenses that need to be paid. We depend heavily on the Easter season's higher attendance and extra services to build a cushion to cover the lower offering months.  Also, we are missing income from the groups that utilize the church's facilities.  Without regular services and the offering plate, it will be a challenge to meet expenses.  Although our services have been canceled, please remember to support Faith with your offerings.  Please consider:
  • Mailing your gift to the church using the offering envelope.
  • Consider signing up for automatic offerings. You can transfer your stewardship donations directly from your bank safely and conveniently.  This helps you plan and fulfill your stewardship commitments in a timely manner and  eliminate the time and cost of writing checks.  Many of your fellow church members have used this method for 10 years and there have never been any problems. 
  • Click here to download the form.
Sincerely,
Bruce Duerfeldt
Faith's Treasurer
951-268-4320
9:00 AM Worship Hymns
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Hymns
9:00 AM Contemporary Service
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Epistle Reading -Galatians 3:23-4:7

Gospel Reading - Luke 8:26-39

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