Faith Lutheran Church

Love, Care & Serve



1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 733-2657


(727) 733-2657; Cell: (727) 729-2576

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 -1


Rev. Andy Sorenson

Sunday Divine Worship 10:15AM

Sunday School / Bible Study 9:15 AM

Wednesday Bible Study 9:15 AM

Wednesday Choir Practice 10:45AM / 7PM


Worship and Sermon

Mark Fettke, Music Director, Office Mgr.




8:45 am Choir Warm up

9:15 am Sunday School

9:15 am Bible Study


8:30 am Prayer Team

9:15 am Bible Study

10:45 am / 7pm Choir Practice

Faithful to God’s Word through Christ, we aspire to love, care and serve all people

Lutherans for Life

“Time and experience have taught me a priceless lesson: Any child you take for your own be-comes your own if you give of yourself to that child. I have borne two children and had seven others by adoption. They are all my children, equally beloved and precious.”

10 “I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.

11 I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” – John 10


February 4

Super Bowl Coffee Hour

HEP Fundraiser, after worship

February 10

Church Work Day, 9 am

Sewing Club Work Day, 10 am

5 yr. Bldg. Upkeep Mtg., 12 pm

February 11

New Member 2016 Potluck

February 13

St. Petersburg Circuit, 10 am

LWML Meeting, 10 am

Elders’ Meeting, 7 pm

February 17

Ash Wednesday Service, 7 pm

February 18

BOD Meeting, 11:30 am

February 21

Lenten Meal, 6 pm, Service 7 pm

February 25

Voters’ Mtg. Potluck, 11:30 am

February 28

Lenten Service 7 pm

Choir Rehearsals – Sunday~ 8:45;

Wednesday ~ 10:45 / 7:00 p.m.

Church Work Day

Saturday, February 10 ~ 9:00 a.m.

Help prepare the Lord’s House for visitors. Help us clean the shed for our Togetherness Sale

New Members from 2017

Appreciation Luncheon

Sunday, Feb.11, 2018 Food,

Fellowship, Entertainment

Hymn Verse:

Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were a tribute far too small.

Love so amazing, so divine,

Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Thrivent Choice

Since 2010, over $370 million has been distributed to thousands of churches, schools, and other nonprofits just like yours through Thrivent Choice®. Through this program, eligible members can recommend where Thrivent donates millions of charitable outreach dollars each year. We are excited to share, based on member recommendations, Faith Lutheran Church received $3,114 in charitable outreach funding in 2017. We hope this gift helped to further support your incredible work.


Thrivent Opportunities

Eligible Thrivent Financial members have until March 31, 2018, to direct any remaining 2017 Choice Dollars. After that date, choice dollars expire.

Through the Thrivent Choice program, eligible members have the power to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable grant funds annually.

Choice Dollars can be directed to thousands of enrolled nonprofit organizations and congregations, including Faith Lutheran.

Act soon, before the Choice Dollars expire!

Help support what matters most to you by directing Choice Dollars. Visit today

Dunedin Cares Food Pantry ~ The Food Pantry, operated by Dunedin Cares in the Fellowship Hall, is open ~ Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 -12:00. Canned & Dry Food items may be donated.

February is

National Dental Month

Dental supplies such as:

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, alcohol free mouth wash.

Togetherness Sale Sat. Mar. 17- 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Save the Date – Everyone Needed Enjoy the fellowship of Togetherness

The choir sings in February.

Choir practice is Wednesday at 10:45 am / 7:00 pm

and Sunday morning warm up at 8:45 am

Please join us as we sing praises to our Lord.



6th Cindy Crutchfield

8th Christine Bacon

15th Ed Crutchfield

15th Noelle Matthias

16th Emma Belknap

16th Jordan Belknap

17th Glenda Shinabarger


19th Ellis & Jennifer Prewitt


19th Paul Bellhorn

20th Maury Scherf

21st Caleb Davis

22nd Russ Goheen

23rd Paul Martin

26th Shirley Scott



Please sign up to be Greeters. If you’ve never been a Greeter before, please prayerfully consider this mission. You are the first face people see entering our Sanctuary. Qualifications are a smile, a hand shake and a cheerful “Good Morning”. The sign up sheet for Greeters is on the Bulletin Board.

New Members from 2017 Appreciation Luncheon Pot Luck

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 11 ~ We will celebrate our new members from 2017 with stories from Pastor. Food, Fun, and Entertainment. Invitations to the honored members will be going out the week of February 1st. The Pot Luck sign up sheet will be on the Bulletin Board on Sunday, February 4.

Just for Laughs

4 Waiting Fathers

Four expectant fathers were in a Minnesota hospital waiting room while their wives were in labor.

The nurse comes in and tells the first man, “Congratulations, You’re the father of twins.”

“What a coincidence!” the man exclaims. “I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team!”

The nurse returns a short while later and tells the second man, “You are the father of triplets.”

“Wow, what a coincidence!” he replies. “I work for the 3M Corporation.”

When the nurse comes again, she tells the third man that his wife has given birth to quadruplets.

“Another coincidence!” he tells her. “I work for the Four Seasons Hotel!”

At this point, the fourth guy faints. When he comes to, the others ask him what was wrong.

He moans, “I work for Seven-Eleven!”

Directory Update

Dodson, Polly

c 931-703-9664 cell only

Goheen, Russ & Linda – A

Winter address:

5 Gateshead Dr., Unit 102

Dunedin, FL 34698

Klemaier, George & Ann

45 Katherine Blvd. Apt IL 512

Palm Harbor, FL 34684

(727) 433-5861 (c)




Siatkowski, Anne

2353 Republic Dr

Dunedin, FL 34698

Whelehan, Noreen

& Trish – ✶

2353 Republic Dr

Dunedin, FL 34698


Greetings in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

This week all of the news media seems to have been focused on the President’s State of the Union address to Congress. This annual speech has become a major spectacle for our politicians and media, yet it originally wasn’t intended to be this way. It was simply to be a report from the Executive Branch to the Legislative Branch on how things were going. In that vein, I will share with you my view of the “State of Faith”.

Perhaps I should start by saying that your pastor is doing well. I had my three month post-blood clot checkup, and though it wasn’t as good as the doctor had hoped for, it showed that the clot is dissolving and my health is improving. She cautioned me to continue taking it easy and keeping the leg elevated whenever possible. I no longer have pain in the leg, however, energy levels remain lower, and my breathing has not returned to normal. As I feel better my hours at the church have increased, and I have been able to make hospital and shut-in calls—though not as faithfully as I would like! I cherish your continued prayers for my recovery.

At our Fall Voters’ Meeting the voters passed a budget that reflected modest growth. To date, the offerings received have justified this decision. Thank you for your continued stewardship and faithful giving to the Lord’s house and to the proclamation of the Gospel.

We are blessed to have a large building in a fantastic locale. In order to maintain the building so that it is a clean, inviting, and safe place to hear God’s Word and to share in His fellowship, we are putting together a Five year Maintenance Plan. Our head Trustee, Phil, is working to lay out a schedule for needed repairs and upkeep. This includes big-ticket items, such as repairs to the parking lot, and smaller things such as replacing our fluorescent light bulbs with LED lights. Ideas, suggestions, and a helping hand are always appreciated.

The Board of Directors at Faith are also hard at work to improve our ways of conducting business. Efficiency reduces frustration and allows us to use resources wisely. Efforts in this area include a look at the Constitu-tion, and other processes. For example, we need to align our financial practices with those found in the LCMS Treasurer’s Handbook. We are also seeking to improve solicitation of and recruitment efforts for Board nomi-nations, and other positions within the congregation. Board minutes will soon be posted on one of our bulle-tin boards for those interested in knowing what is discussed and voted upon at the meetings. For the truly daring, you can also attend the meetings, which are considered “open” unless otherwise indicated.

Many of you have noted how large the choir has become. We’ve had many new singers join in the past six months and Mark has done a wonderful job integrating all of the voices. Their God-given talent is wonderful to behold on Sunday mornings.

Finally, I would close by saying that God’s Word continues to be proclaimed and taught in its purity. The Sac-raments are faithfully administered. The Holy Spirit is present and working in this place through the Word to strengthen faith and to motivate us to acts of kindness and love for our neighbors. With the Lord’s blessing, this congregation will continue to grow so that we are able to reach more people in need of the Gospel.

In Christ, Pastor Sorenson


1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 733-2657


Office: (727) 733-2657;  Cell: (727) 729-2576


Rev. Andy Sorenson

Sunday Divine Worship                   10:15AM

Sunday School / Bible Study             9:15 AM

Wednesday Bible Study                     9:15 AM

Wednesday Choir Practice            10:45AM / 7PM

“Faithful to God’s Word through Christ, we aspire to love, care, and serve all people.”

Faith Weekly for the week of February 1st, 2018

Activities This Week

  • Super Bowl Lunch Feb 4, Join us after church for our annual tailgate party – an HEP fundraiser. Please bring a food donation or personal hygiene item.  ~Evangelism Committee.
  • 5 yr. Bldg. Upkeep Planning Mtg. Feb 10, Anyone interested in forming a 5 year plan for building upkeep is welcome to attend.
  • New Member Luncheon Feb 11, Join us to celebrate the members that joined our Faith Family in 2017.

Dates to Remember

04 Feb         Super Bowl Lunch                             11:30 a.m.

10 Feb         Sewing Club: Mission Quilts             9:30 a.m.

10 Feb         5 yr. Building Planning Mtg.            12:00 p.m.

11 Feb         New Member Luncheon                  11:30 a.m.

13 Feb         Elders’ Meeting                                  7:00 p.m.

14 Feb         Ash Wednesday Service                    7:00 p.m.

17 Feb         Sale Planning Mtg.                           10:00 a.m.

18 Feb         Board Meeting                                  11:30 a.m.

21 Feb         Lenten Meal                                       6:00 p.m.

25 Feb         Voters’ Meeting Potluck                  11:30 a.m.

10 Mar        Altar Guild Training                          10:00 a.m.

Serving the Lord – 2018

DATE 4-Feb 11-Feb
GREETERS Bob & Shirley Scott Bob & Shirley Scott
USHERS Bob Ossian Bob Ossian
HOST – HOSTESS Noreen/Trish Super Bowl New Member Dinner
ALTAR CARE Sue Laeder/Linda Goheen Sue Laeder/Linda Goheen
COMMUNION / ELDER Adam Kiehn Adam Kiehn
READER Doris Watters Noreen Whelehan


Happy February Birthday

6th                 Cindy Crutchfield

8th                 Christine Bacon

15th              Ed Crutchfield

15th              Noelle Matthias

16th              Emma Belknap

16th              Jordan Belknap

17th              Glenda Shinabarger

19th              Paul Bellhorn

20th              Maury Scherf

21st               Caleb Davis

22nd              Russ Goheen

23rd              Paul Martin

26th              Shirley Scott


Happy February Anniversary

19th    Ellis & Jennifer Prewitt

Servant Notes

Thank you for participating in the January 28, mission dinner sponsored by Faith’s LWML.  The African dishes prepared from eight different countries were different, tasty, and delicious.  Your generosity surpassed the goal for purchasing one Donkey and Cart from the Lutheran World Relief gift catalog.  $429 was collected, enough to purchase two donkeys and carts to benefit women in Burkina Faso.

Our next project is to collect “Gifts from the Heart” to benefit the Bay Area Pregnancy Center at the St. Petersburg LWML Zone Rally, April 7, 2018.  Ladies mark your calendars.  We are hosting for the day and will need some help; we will have more detailed information for you next week.

Reminder the mailbox names are above your box.  If you have not received your 2018 envelopes or need a new name tag, please contact the office.  Thank you!

Prayer List

*Names will be kept on the printed prayer list for 30 days unless otherwise requested

  • The hospitalized
  • Those in care facilities – Letty Spoolstra, Ruth Rauch
  • Those recovering – Steve Pano, Shari Martin, Anne Siatkowski, Ruth Rauch, Maggie McLaughlin, Chuck Jaki, Andy Sorenson, Kyle MacLean, Steve Pano, Dorothy Laabs, Ruth Rauch, Cindy Crutchfield, Eric Rauch
  • Those Undergoing Treatment: Svana Jonsson, Tony Ellis, Lou Fairchild, Jeff Beck, Jeff Bellhorn, Bob Weinkauf, Cindy Crutchfield
  • Those Awaiting Surgery: Anne Siatkowski
  • Grieving families
  • Special requests – Ed & Cindy Crutchfield, Anne Koster, Whitney Kiehn, Charles Wright, Juanita Fox, Mike Shinabarger, Jason Emburg, James Watters, Bellhorn Family, Dorothy Laabs, Jennifer Prewitt, Prayers for the effects of Hurricane Harvey / Irma / Maria.  Pray for Christians in the Middle East and African conflicts and those refugees fleeing Syria
  • Celebrations –Anne Koster’s test results were benign, Lou Fairchild’s brain tumor has decreased in size a huge amount!



Isaiah 40:21–31, 1 Corinthians 9:16–27, Mark 1:29–39

The Son of God, Christ Jesus, Makes Us a New Creation

The Lord alone “is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Is. 40:28). He “sits above the circle of the earth” and “stretches out the heavens like a curtain” (Is. 40:22). Yet, His almighty power is demonstrated chiefly by His mercy and compassion. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Is. 40:29). The only begotten Son of the Father, the very Word by whom all things were made, becomes flesh and takes all the poverty and weakness of our sin and death upon Himself, bearing it in His body to the cross. As He dies for us there, He also raises us up, a new creation, in His resurrection from the dead. Thus, by the preaching of this Word, He heals “many who were sick with various diseases,” and He casts out “many demons” (Mark 1:34, 39). And His preaching continues through those whom He has sent, who are “entrusted with a stewardship” to “preach the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:16–17). Thus, we are set free by the Word of Christ, and we exercise our freedom in loving service to others.

Pastor’s Corner

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” (John 20:24-25)

Dear friends, as I pondered what to write about this week, I came across the words of Martin Luther regarding St. Thomas. Just hours before reading the article I had been discussing St. Thomas with the Wednesday morning Bible Study group. St. Thomas is really a wonderful example of a disciple as he represents so many of us at time. Allow me to explain with Luther’s words:

The other disciples and Thomas did not only hear during the time they were with the Lord that he taught the people with great authority, and later also saw how he confirmed his doctrine by the great miracles performed on the blind, the lame, the lepers, the dumb etc., whom he cured; but also that he raised three persons from the dead. And, as it appears, St. Thomas was the most fearless and courageous of all the disciples, in that he said when Christ wished to go again into Judea to Lazarus who was dead: “Let us also go, that we may die with him,” (John 11:16.) Such fine characters were the disciples of Christ and especially St. Thomas, yet he could not believe that the Lord himself arose from the dead and was alive.

Moreover, we see in the apostles that we are truly nothing when Christ withdraws his hand and we are left to ourselves. The women, Mary Magdalene, and the others, announced it, and now the disciples themselves proclaim that they had seen the risen Lord. Yet St. Thomas is stubborn and will not believe it and he will not be satisfied even if he see him, unless it be that he sees the print of the nails in his hands and puts his fingers into the print of the nails and his hand into his side.

Thomas is an illustration of the power of Christ’s resurrection. We hear how firm and even stiff-necked he was in unbelief, that although the other disciples unitedly testified that they had seen the risen Lord, yet he simply will not believe it. He appears to have been a fine and brave character who had thoroughly concluded that he would not so soon believe the others. For he had seen that the Lord only three days before was put to death on the cross and the nails driven through his hands and feet and the spear pierced his side. This picture was so indelibly and deeply impressed upon him that he simply could not in the least believe what the others told him, that Christ was risen. He thus utters a hyperbole, an exaggerated statement, that he will not believe his eyes alone, but will feel and grope about Christ’s body with his hands…

That is to be steeped very firmly and deeply in unbelief. And it is wonderful what he means by it that he at once proposes a thing absurd, to put his hand and finger into the openings of his wounds. For he had always been so smart as to think: Since Christ was again alive, had conquered death and was rid of all the bruises from the scourging and the crown of thorns, he would surely have healed and removed also the five wounds.

Now, this has happened for our example and consolation, that the great apostle also had to fail and stumble, in which we see how Christ shows and conducts himself toward his weak disciples, that he can tolerate also such who are still as hard and stubborn as St. Thomas is here, and that he will not on that account condemn and disown them and by this he teaches us that we should become neither offended nor despondent because of that; but in harmony with this his example gently go on with them, serve their weakness, with our strength until they become established and grow strong.

Today, we would label St. Thomas a “realist”. He had to have objective proof—to see with his own eyes—to believe. Faith is oftentimes a hard thing. Christian doctrine can be challenging at times. Better to have someone poking and prodding for the truth in Scripture than not being present at all. St. Thomas, despite his doubts, was present within the congregation. He was there to hear the truth of God’s Word and to have his own preconceived ideas challenged.

Each of us, like Thomas, have our moments of doubt and weakness. And so we are called not only to God’s Word, but to His congregation. It’s here that we lift up and support one another even as we wrestle with our own doubts and weaknesses. It’s here that we sacrifice self-interest for the sake of the Gospel, that the weakest among us might become strong.    In Jesus’ name. Amen.

~ Pastor Sorenson

~~~~~~~~~~~Recipe – Halleluiah Potato Salad ~~~~~~~~~~~

….What You’ll Need:

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

1 (10-ounce) package refrigerated cooked, sliced chicken breast (see Notes)

6 fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

4 radishes, thinly sliced

1 cup ranch dressing

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    What To Do:

In a large soup pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender; drain well.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl and add the chicken, asparagus, radishes, dressing, salt, and pepper; toss well. Serve warm, or cover and chill until ready to serve.


A Little Humor

There was a speaker from out-of-town visiting a congregation and he started by saying:

–  I won’t make you tired by a long speech – you have to wait for your congregational president when it´s his turn.

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,

to the throne thy tribute bring;

ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

evermore God’s praises sing.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise the everlasting King.

Praise the Lord for grace and favor

to all people in distress;

praise God, still the same as ever,

slow to chide, and swift to bless.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Glorious now God’s faithfulness.


Dunedin Cares Food Pantry needs canned fruit!   ~ The Food Pantry, operated by Dunedin Cares in the Fellowship Hall, is open ~ Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 -12:00.  Food items may be donated:

Dunedin Cares Food Pantry


Canned Meats: tuna, chicken, chili, stews, low-sodium hearty soups

Canned Vegetables

Canned Juices and Fruit: Non-syrup, fortified; LOW ON CANNED FRUIT …

Rice and Pasta: whole grain, mac and cheese, wild, brown rice

Peanut Butter, Nuts: smooth or crunchy

Flour, Sugar, Cornmeal: enriched, standard size


Please Do Not Bring:

● Bread

● Opened Packages.  Only unopened original packages are accepted.

Ribbon cut optimize 

The Vision of Faith:  Faith Lutheran exists to bring the salvation of Jesus Christ to people and send them to Heaven for all eternity.

The Mission of Faith:  Faithful to God’s Word through Christ, we aspire to love, care, and serve all people.
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