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This Week @ Faith

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Hospitality is one of those concepts that is difficult to define but easily perceived when experienced. Several biblical writers encourage the people of God to be hospitable, including Paul as he writes to his young follower Timothy; likewise, Peter in his First Epistle, and also the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews who counsels: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2). Viewing people attending worship who are not known to us personally as “angels in disguise” may give us a right perspective as we interact with them and make them welcome in our midst. “Seek to show hospitality,” Paul writes in his Letter to the Romans (Romans 12:13). His directive is for us to heed as much as it was for his original readers in Rome.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING       Amos 6:1-7                 (God’s people are warned by the prophet.)
Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!  Go to Kalneh and look at it; go from there to great Hamath, and then go down to Gath in Philistia.  Are they better off than your two kingdoms?  Is their land larger than yours? You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror.  You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches.  You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.  You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments.  You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.  Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end.

 
EPISTLE READING          1 Timothy 3:1-13         (The qualities needed in an overseer and deacon.)
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.  In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
 
 
GOSPEL READING    Luke 16:19-31  (The story of the rich man and poor Lazarus.)
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.  22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’  25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
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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 ~ September 25, 2022 
“Today” Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
    9:00: am   (ONLINE WORSHIP—either 9AM or after)
    After 9:00 am Service   Fellowship Brunch
Monday       Office Closed
    7:00 pm   Narcotics Anonymous
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
    10:00 am   Food Distribution
Thursday   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Office Open
    10:00 am   Bible Study (in the Fellowship Hall)
Friday       Office Closed
Saturday   7:30 am   Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
    9:00 am   Altar Guild
Sunday   9:00 am   WORSHIP SERVICE & COMMUNION
    9:00 am   (ONLINE WORSHIP - either 9:00 am or after)
    4:00 pm   Annual Chili Cook Off
         
         
         
         
         
 
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 is 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, 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.
Francis Remus-Williams’ sister, Shirley, who’s aortic valve has stopped working, pray for strength & faith.
Norma Mae Burton’s brother, Ted, who is very sick from a heart attack, for strength & healing.
 



 In Celebration of: Those celebrating birthdays this week: Jerry Kuffner 9/26, Jonathan Cross 9/27, Julie Salas 9/27.

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: Norma Mae’s care giver, Eleanor & family, as her daughter, Victoria, passed on August 28th of a heart attack, Susie & Van Fairfax & family as Susie’s Mom, Alice Hernandez, passed away on September 4th, and, the family of Betty Winters who passed away on September 2nd.

 
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 the phone calls, cards and meals.  It was such a blessing during these trying times.
Yours in Christ,
Van and Susie Fairfax
 

 
NEXT FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th!

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.

 
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF

            
Date:  Sunday, October 2, 2022
Time:  4:00 pm
Where: Faith’s Fellowship Hall

If you plan on entering the Chili Contest, please let Diane Brody know before September 28th.
 
 
From the LWML
 
Reminder: The next LWML meeting will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 AM.

Reminder:   LWML Sunday is on October 2, 2022!  Don't forget to wear purple and, bring in your mites that day too!



 
 
L.W.M.L. Zone 18 Fall Rally 2022
 
Saturday, October 15th at Faith Lutheran Church
9:00 am-12:30 pm
$5.00 Registration Fee
For more information, contact: Laura Shatford @ 951-733-9757

"The Nine Gifts of the Spirit"
 
 
 
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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Epistle Reading - 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Gospel Reading - Luke 16:19-31

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