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The Lord not only teaches us what to pray for but also how to pray. With the words of the Lord’s Prayer, we are directed in confidence to the Lord. When doubts arise, we are reminded of how earthly fathers give good gifts to their children and are encouraged to believe that God will do so even more for us, because of our Savior Jesus Christ. It can be tempting to think of ourselves as the center of our prayers instead of the God who graciously invites us to pray and promises to hear and answer us. Today we are encouraged to learn from Jesus and to pray in His name to the Father, trusting that He will give us all good things and all things needful because of our Savior Jesus Christ.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING     Genesis 18:17-33     (Abraham asks the Lord to spare Sodom and Gomorrah.)
Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”  20 Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”  22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord. 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”  26 The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”  27 Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, 28 what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?”  “If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”  29 Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?”  He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”  30 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?”  He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”  31 Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?”  He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.”  32 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”  He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”  33 When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.
 
EPISTLE READING     Colossians 2:15-19    (Once we were dead in trespasses and sins, but God made us alive in Christ.)
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.  See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.  For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.  13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.    16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
 
GOSPEL READING     Luke 11:1-13              (“Lord, teach us to pray.”)
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:  “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.Give us each day our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.  And lead us not into temptation.’”  Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend  of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.  “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
 
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NEW SERVICES ADDED WEEKLY!
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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 ~ July 24, 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
    9:00 am   (ONLINE WORSHIP - either 9:00 am or after)
    After 9:00 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, for strength & healing while recuperating at home.
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.
Josh Juengel, for strength & healing during & after brain surgery on June 28th.
 

 In Celebration of: Those celebrating birthdays this week: Vic Noel 7/25.

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: Comfort for:  David Juengel & family, for the loss of his Mother, Helen Juengel, who passed on June 22nd  as a result of injuries she received from a fall she had a short time ago.
 


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.


 
NEXT FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH JULY 31st!

Join us for our Sunday Fellowship Brunches and Visitor Welcome (after Sunday service). We hold these on the last Sunday of the month. 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.

 
From the LWML
 
Reminder:  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!
Sunday, August 7, 2022
 
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
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Hymns
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Epistle Reading - Colossians 2:15-19

Gospel Reading - Luke 11:1-13

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