Katie Weikle, a member of our congregation, is a junior attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She would like the congregation’s help with a research project for an art history class. The project is called “Prayers of the People.” Basically, Katie is creating a picture from 660 + prayers written on small pieces of paper with black ink. If you would like to help her with the project, paper and black pens will be available in the church office with further instructions. She will pick up any prayers from Faith Lutheran toward the end of October.
“Fear Factor” is this week’s theme as we continue our fall series: “The Real Reality Show” at Faith Lutheran. We will play a live Faith Lutheran edition of the show (“Faith Factor”) at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday during Adult Forum.
While the premise of the “Fear Factor” television show challenges contestants to face their fears (spiders, heights and worm salads), “Faith Factor” contestants will have to face something far more real: their Faith.
Imagine the smile on a young girl’s face when she is presented with a new dress created by loving hands half a world away. You can help put that smile on young girls’ faces in Africa by sewing a pillowcase dress.
Using only a pillowcase and a couple pieces of accent fabric, Faith Members are creating easy dresses to send to girls an ocean away who will cherish them. Several example dresses for this mission project are on display now in the Faith Lutheran gathering area.
If you’d like to sew a pillowcase dress, contact Dorothy Desens at 587-8777. She’ll get you instructions for sewing and donating a dress. We’re also accepting donations of pillowcases, used or new, in the church office.
The fall season has begun, and with it, Faith Lutheran’s fall theme: The Real Reality Show: Where All Is Reality, and Nothing Is Show. This Sunday is week two, as we follow an “American Idol” theme. In addition to Sunday worship, everyone is encouraged to attend Adult Forum, Sunday Mornings at 9:15 in the Faith Center, where this week all will view a live showing of American Bible Idol.
The following was the final journal entry of a martyred Zimbabwe pastor. It makes one wonder: What would I write in my journal as my final entry if I were to be killed in the morning for my faith?
THAT is how we should all live now, as well as how we shall die then. As you read this, put yourself in his shoes…you are about to be killed.
Final Journal Entry of a Martyred Zimbabwe Pastor
I am a disciple of Christ. I will not let up, look back, or slow down. My past is redeemed, my future secure. I am done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, mundane talking, chintzy giving and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotion or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, or rewarded. My face is set, my goal is sure. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few. My God is reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, delayed, or deluded. I will not flinch in the face of adversity, nor negotiate at the table of the enemy, nor meander in the maze of mediocrity. I am a disciple of Christ. I must go until He comes, speak of all I know of Him and work until He stops me. And when He comes for His own, by the grace of God, He will have no problem recognizing me, because my colors are clear.