Love, Care & Serve

F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 NEWSLETTER

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 733-2657 office@faithdunedin.org

www. faithdunedin.org

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

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 -1

CLOSED FRIDAYS

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

Sermon:

Worship and Sermon

Mark Fettke, Music Director, Office Mgr.

Email: office@faithdunedin.org

Web: http://faithdunedin.org/announcements/

SUNDAYS

8:45 am Choir Warm up

9:15 am Sunday School

9:15 am Bible Study

WEDNESDAYS

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

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEBRUARY

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 Thrivent.com/thriventchoice 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.

SPECIAL DATES IN FEBRUARY TO REMEMBER

HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY~

6th Cindy Crutchfield

8th Christine Bacon

15th Ed Crutchfield

15th Noelle Matthias

16th Emma Belknap

16th Jordan Belknap

17th Glenda Shinabarger

HAPPY FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARY

19th Ellis & Jennifer Prewitt

HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY~

19th Paul Bellhorn

20th Maury Scherf

21st Caleb Davis

22nd Russ Goheen

23rd Paul Martin

26th Shirley Scott

Evangelism

GREETERS

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

pollyPdodson@yahoo.com

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)

vistaannie2001@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Siatkowski, Anne

2353 Republic Dr

Dunedin, FL 34698

Whelehan, Noreen

& Trish – ✶

2353 Republic Dr

Dunedin, FL 34698

PASTOR’S CORNER

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

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