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This Week @ Faith

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“How can you be so sure?” That is the question we may find ourselves asking when we read the confidence expressed by Paul in today’s Epistle: “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” it was based solely on God’s faithfulness to him in Jesus Christ, the Crucified! Through His Word and Spirit, God provides such confidence and certainty to us also as we gather in His presence and are received by Him as members of His heavenly kingdom. “To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen”.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING   Genesis 4:6-12  (Cain does not listen to the Lord.)
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”  Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”  While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”  “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” 
 
EPISTLE READING          2 Timothy 4:8,18         (The Lord will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.)
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.  18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen

 
GOSPEL READING          Luke 18:9-14         (The humble will be exalted.)
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’  13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’  14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
 
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Come join us for our Thursday Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 AM!
We  are currently studying Galatians. This is a discussion study and so will not be streamed online. However, you can listen to Pastor Wenz' previous study on Galations here.
    This Week @ Faith ~ October 23, 2022 
“Today” Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
    9:00: am   (ONLINE WORSHIP—either 9AM or after)
    After 9:00 am Service   Confirmation Class for all (in the Fellowship Hall)
Monday       Office Closed
    7:00 pm    
Tuesday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open
    9:00 am   Food Set-up
    7:00 pm   Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open, Pastor Available
    10:00 am   Food Distribution
Thursday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open, Pastor Available
    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
    3:00 pm-6:00 pm   Harvest Festival & Trunk or Treat
Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
    9:00 am   (ONLINE WORSHIP - either 9:00 am or after)
    After 9:00 am Service   Confirmation Class for all (in the Fellowship Hall)
         
         
         
         
         
 
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, Sophie McAdams, Ann Rowan, Jeff Saarela, Amanda Salgado. 
 
Prayers for Family & Friends:
Tony Dunn, for strength & healing after being diagnosed with cancer.
Ron Binkley, who is going in for a stress test & his sister, Cheryl Binkley for strength & healing after dental surgery, & friends, John Mason, Rod Carra, Torry & family, Jason, Kala, Rodrigo Parra,  Kelby Knapp, Ann Martin, Yvonne Para, Stephanie, Alvin Hader,  & Jeff Saarela’s sister-in-law, Ivy Antilla, who’s going in for surgery, & Tom Doyle , Levi, & Rodrigo Parra, Air Force Vet, 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 thanksgiving after successful heart surgery.
Lynette Bodiford’s Mom, Kiki, for strength & healing.
Joellyn Nelson, for healing of her feet.
Francis Remus-Williams’ son, Jason Remus, for comfort & faith while waiting for his other hip replacement surgery.
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 prostate cancer.
Melissa Danieley, who had ankle surgery on August 3rd, for strength & healing.
Sabrea Adam’s son, who has leg pain and is to have surgery soon, for strength & healing.
Pastor Gene's & Cindy's Son, Jacob, for strength & healing.
Dan & Barbara Danbo & family, for strength & healing.
Norma Mae Burton’s brother, Ted, who is very sick from a heart attack, for strength & healing.
David Tito’s cousin, Bernie, who was in a serious car accident, & her husband, Donald, for strength & healing.
 

 In Celebration of: Those celebrating birthdays this week: Diane Link 10/23, Madison Mason 10/23, Heather Svika 10/28. 
 

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 & Minzhi Smith

For our Adopted Missionary: Delwyn Campbell.

Comfort for: Francis Remus-Williams & family, as her sister, Shirley, passed away.

 
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.


Dear Faith Family,
 
Thank you for all cards and well wishes.  They were such a blessing to me.
Yours in Christ,
Norma Mae Burton
 

 
NEXT FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH, SUNDAY, October 30th!

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.

 
    &  TRUNK or TREAT 
 
Saturday, October 29th
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Games, candy, Trunk-or-Treating and
   Community Awareness swag.
 
We need volunteers for booths to hand out items and to decorate their cars to hand out candy for Trunk-or-Treating. Candy donations can be dropped off at the church office on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays before Oct. 29th. We thank you for your help! Join us as well to get treats and info on Riverside’s community offerings!

 
From the LWML
 
Reminder: The next LWML meeting will be held on Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 AM.

Reminder:   LWML Sunday is on the first Sunday of the Month.
Bring in your mites
 Sunday, November 6, 2022



 
 
From the LWML
 
The LWML is hosting a raffle for a beautiful Fall  Gift Basket. Come check it out in the Narthex before and after Sunday services @ 9:00am. Drawing will be held on Sunday, November 6th.  See an LWML representative for tickets.
 
Tickets on sale now
$2 for one ticket
$5 for three tickets
 


LWML Bake Sale!
(Proceeds to go towards Mission Projects)
 
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Where:   Faith Lutheran Church

 

 
 
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
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Hymns
9:00 AM Contemporary Service
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Epistle Reading - 2 Timothy 4:8, 18

Gospel Reading - Luke 18:9-14

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