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INFORMATION FROM OUR DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Rehearsals for all ensembles begin Wednesday, September 7th. Regular scheduled rehearsals WILL be on THURSDAYS (with the exception of Thursday, September 8th rehearsal moved to Wednesday, September 7th due to my “Meet the Teacher” night at school).
If you took a break from music and are ready to come back, if you have never rung a bell or sung in a choir before, or if you have been part of the music ministry here for years; I look forward to glorifying God’s name with you.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at home: jenniferkishbaugh@gmail.com (subject heading: FELC Music) or at 610-451-8660 (cell/text).

Faith Lutheran will be the sight of a 2-hour workshop to look at the grief that comes with death, divorce, unemployment and other important losses that may impact your life. Participants will work together to find meaning in grief, and look at God's Word and coping strategies that may help to lessen the pain and promote healing.

There is no cost for this workshop, which will be held at FELC on Sunday, Sept 18, from 2 to 4 pm. Contact the pastor with questions or to register.

There is a Flamingo poster on the Sunday School bulletin board in the hallway. We are looking for people to post sightings of LIVE Flamingos that you see during the summer. So far, I haven't seen any postings. Can you help us out? Send me an e-mail and I can post that! There are two posts on the board so far!'

The firstst confirmation class for First and Second Year students AND PARENTS/ GUARDIANS will be held on SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, at 9:15 AM (probably in Parker Hall). All young people, 7th grade and older, are invited to become part of the first year confirmation program, which prepares them for church membership. Questions? Contact Pastor Bodnyk or Joanne Gantz-Jalowiecki.

Our offerings on Sunday, Aug 28 totaled $3017. We need $6517 each week for our budgeted expenses. Attendance last week was 211! We had at least 26 young people who came forward for the Blessing of Backpacks! Click on the blue "F" at the top of our website to see some of Ernie's pictures of the youth from Sunday.' So far this year, we have collected $8243 towards our 2016 goal of $25000 for the Roof Replacement Account.

We are looking for you at worship this coming Sunday, Sept 4:
Worship at 9:00 am; Holy Communion shared around the altar.
We will celebrate the Holy Baptism of Luke Carl Wolbach during the service....He is the great-grandson of Ruth and Carl Rohrbach.
The Iron Chefs will serve their last Pancake and Sausage Breakfast for the summer right after worship.
Don't forget to check in on FB and let people know where YOU ARE on Sunday mornings!'


Worship Schedule/Events
Sundays in Summer
Worship at 9:00am
No Sunday School for Summer

Iron Chefs' Breakfast
Sunday, Sept. 4, after the 9 AM Service. It's the last breakfast of summer :('

Rally Day & Church Picnic
SEPTEMBER 11

Confirmation Orientation
September 11 at 9:15 AM

Church Council
Tuesday, Sept 13 at 7:00 pm

Path of Grief workshop
Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 3 PM

Youth Group Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 PM; youth & parents invited

Harvest Home Sunday
Sunday, October 9- Bring items that will be shared with those in need through the Whitehall Food Pantry


Prayers for Healings
Sunday, October 16- Individual prayers will be offered during the worship services


Blessing of Animals
Sunday, Oct 16 at 2:00 pm. Bring your pets to Parker Hall


Fall Craft Fair & Quilt Sale
Saturday, Nov 12, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

Christmas Tea
DECEMBER 4

Welcome To Faith Lutheran

We invite you to worship, learn and serve with us at Faith Lutheran. Whether you are just exploring the Christian faith or you are a life-long Christian there is a place for you in our nurturing Faith family.

Through our website which you have entered, you are just a few clicks away from learning more about the ministries and mission of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. As you will discover, we are a very diverse and active family of Faith as we endeavor to follow God's call as we serve in our congregation, our local community and beyond. You will find that many community groups use our church as a meeting place.

Please browse the areas on this website to learn more about us. This is one way that we share our ministries with both members and guests. But better yet, use the calendar to find a date when you can join us for worship and/or fellowship. We welcome everyone to experience our worship and commune with us. We pray that we might welcome you...soon!

In Christ,
Pastor Bodnyk

Mission Statement:

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church is an open and caring community of Christ's disciples ministering through worship, education, fellowship, stewardship and evangelism.


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