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This Week @ Faith

WORSHIP SERVICE INSIDE THE SANCTUARY!
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In the explanation of the Small Catechism, we are taught that the Law of God serves three purposes. First, as a curb, the Law helps to control violent outbursts of sin and keeps order in the world. Second, as a mirror, the Law accuses us and shows us our sin. Third, as a guide, the Law teaches us Christians what we should and should not do to lead a God-pleasing life. Notice that the third use is for “us Christians,” that is, those who have been freed from the Law’s curse by faith in Christ. In that faith we discover God’s love reflected even in His Law. So the Psalm teaches us to pray, “Oh how I love Your law,” and “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:97, 105). Today we receive that light and love to follow our Lord Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING       Deuteronomy 30:15-20   (The choice of life and death)
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.  17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are   crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.  19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
 
EPISTLE READING       Philemon 1:9-21         (Paul’s plea for Onesimus.)
Yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— 10 that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.  12 I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you. 13 I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel. 14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary. 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever— 16 no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.  17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me. 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ. 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask. 
 
 
GOSPEL READING         Luke 14:25-35   (The cost of discipleship.)
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.  28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’  31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.  34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.  “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
 
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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 ~ September 4, 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
    9:00 am   Elders' Meeting
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:
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.
 


 In Celebration of: Those celebrating birthdays this week: Theresa Rockwell 9/4, Cindi Noel 9/6, Sherry Llamas 9/7.

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: The family of  Pastor Siebrass who passed away August 11th, & Norma Mae’s care giver, Eleanor & family, as her daughter, Victoria, passed on August 28th of a heart attack.
 

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, 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:  TBA
Where: Faith’s Fellowship Hall
 
 
From the LWML
 
Reminder: The next LWML meeting will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 AM.


From the LWML
ReminderLWML Sunday is on the first Sunday of the Month
Bring in your mites!
This Sunday, September 4, 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 - Philemon 1:9-21

Gospel Reading - Luke 14:25-35

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