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This Week @ Faith

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We and all people have been “married” to this fallen world since our first parents ate forbidden fruit at their reception in Eden. But now, everyone baptized into Christ, Jews and Gentiles alike, are invited to the wedding of the Church to Jesus, her Bridegroom. The “little while” (Good Friday to Easter morning) is over, and Christ is with us now, especially as we receive His body and blood in the Lord’s Supper. It is only a foretaste of the feast to come, when He will make all things new, and the tears and sorrow we experience now will be in the past. Jesus has come and brings pleasure eternal! 
 
FIRST READING         Acts 11:1-18              (God convinces Peter that Gentiles may be baptized into the one Church.)
The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.” Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was. I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and birds. Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’ “I replied, ‘Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ “The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’ 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. 11 “Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. 12 The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’ 15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
 
EPISTLE READING        Revelation 21:1-7     (John sees a vision of the new Jerusalem, adorned as a bride for her husband, coming from heaven.)
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”  for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
 
GOSPEL READING    John 16:12-22     (Jesus prepares the Twelve for His absence for “a little while.”)
[Jesus said:] “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” 16 Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” 17 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 18 They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.” 19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
 
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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 ~ May 15, 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
    7:00 pm   Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open
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
    2:00 pm-5:00 pm   Ruby Doucette's 90th Birthday Celebration (being held in Faith's Fellowship Hall)
Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
    9:00 am   (ONLINE WORSHIP - either 9:00 am or after)
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
 
Prayers for Our Faith Family
Prayers for strength and healing:
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, Andy Shaffer. 
 
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.


 In Celebration of: Those celebrating birthdays this week: Caitlin Gonzalez 5/17, Dolly Repasa 5/17, Samuel Danbo 5/18, Brian Shelton 5/18, Amanda Hernandez 5/20.
 

 
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: 


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 MAY 29th!

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.

 
Dear Faith Family,
Thank you so much for your prayers, cards and phone calls.  I really appreciate everything you did for me during the time of my illness.  Thank God I'm doing much better.  I'm able to drive and do a lot more things now.  Hoping and praying  that I will be able to return to church in May.

God Bless & Love to you all,
Ann Rowan


 
 
From the LWML
Reminder—The next LWML meeting will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 AM.

 


From the LWML
ReminderLWML Sunday is on the first Sunday of the Month
Bring in your mites!
On Sunday, June 5, 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 - Revelation 21:1-7

Gospel Reading - John 16:12-22

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