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Please join us as we celebrate our new worship space in addition to a projection screen and new baby grand piano. 



Worship Schedule 

Blood pressure screening is held following the 10:15 service the first Sunday of the month. 

Saturdays:  5:00PM

Sundays:    10:15AM    

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:00 - 10:00

Elementary classes meet in the lower level conference room.

Middle School meets in the youth lounge.

Lounge class is held in the lounge. 

Joanne Hanners leads a Bible study in the blue room. 


"God's Work--Our Hands" Sunday

"God's Work-Our Hands" Sunday is meant to be a way for ELCA Lutheran to make their presence known in the local community. We will be celebrating our parnership with the other 10,000 congregations of the ELCA by offering the opportunity for members of the congregation to be involved in a variety of service projects (in addition to gathering blankets and coats for the Goodale Park picnic). We will also have a special empahsis on what it means to be members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during our Christian Education hour and during Saturday and Sunday worship services. Youth and adults who desire will be given t-shirts that promote the ELCA and our congregation. In addition, will will hold the 10:15 service outdoors, and then follow the worship with a community potluck.

Quilts created by Faith Quilters


Nehemiah Assembly

Thanks to all who made the effort to attend the Nehemiah Assembly on May 5. It was well worth the effort.

Mary Thomas, Jodie Martin-Oiler, Herb Scholes, Dorrie Mayer, Susie Lowther, Eileen Young, Sue Hertzog, Larry Hertzog, Richard Mason, Gloria Andrews, Alice Appel, Dave Barrett, Anne Barrett, Jessie Obrecht, Frieda Evans, Karen Brown, Elaine Moehring, Alec McArthur and Pastor Eric.

Confirmation 2015

Sabrina Vedovato and Devin Skinner reaffirmed their baptism (confirmation) on June 6, 2015.  Faith Lutheran Church welcome these fine two youth into the membership of Faith. 

  Devin and Sabrina

Faith Lutheran Recognizes Five Members

 Faith Lutheran Congregation recognized five members who demonstrated outstanding leadership and support during the renovation of the sanctuary.  They are from L to R:  Larry Allen, Teri Allen, George Pymer, Jim Wille and Rich Kuhn.

Their responsibilities included planning the renovation, working with the contractor and architect, raising the funds, communicating progress during the lengthy renovation, and providing support to the entire congregation during the tear down and rebuilding.  Thanks to these individuals for their time, expertise, and their devotion to Faith Lutheran.   

Renovation Celebration Recognition

Deenie Schmidt and Ted Coonfare are awarded the 2015 Rose of Concern Pins

The Rose of Concern pin is awarded annually to two individuals who contribute to the life of the congregation through their leadership and hard work.  Deenie and Ted are both examples of individuals who put the needs of others before themselves and further the mission of the church through their church activities.

Listed below are the activites Deenie has been involved in:

  • Active member of Deborah Circle
  • Schedules meetings, Christmas parties, summer picnics at Kensington Place.
  • Mission Action Chair for Deborah Circle - shared projects with the congregation
  • Lead circle Bible studies
  • Faith Outreach Committee chair and member - scheduled and promoted outreach events
  • Started the church visitor follow-up program, recruited volunteers as needed
  • Helps organize and run Bingo games for residents of Lutheran Senior City/Lutheran Village
  • Helped with Sunday School education

Listed below are the activities Ted has been involved in:

  • Maintains the landscaping in the Memorial Garden
  • Trims shrubs and trees on church property
  • All around handy man and painter
  • Serves as assistant minister at Saturday service
  • Attends Bible studies
  • Serves communion for homebound members

Thanks so much for Deenie's and Ted's continued service to Faith Lutheran. 

Rose of Concern 2015

First English Meals

Faith Lutheran prepares and serves breakfast for people living in the central city on the fourth Sunday of each month at First English Church.  Please contact Dave or Mary Garvin if you would like to help out.

Pictured below is Mary Garvin with other helpers at a First English block party.

 First English - block party

A Big Thank You To Our Teachers and Educational Leaders

Thanks to Faith Lutheran Sunday School Teachers

The Spiritual Growth Committee would like to extend its thanks to the 2014-2015 Faith Lutheran Sunday School teachers for their dedicated service to the youth and adults of our congregation.  In advance of each Sunday, our teachers plan, gather materials, coordinate with other teachers, share with parents, and prepare lessons that spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

In addition, the elementary, middle school and high school students are to be commended for their gift of over 40 hand tied fleece blankets to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  What a great gift for children in a time of need!

Thanks so much to each of these individuals for offering their time and talents to Faith Lutheran youth and adults.  In honor of these fine individuals, the Spiritual Growth Committee will make a contribution to the Renovation Fund. 

Preschool/Elementary Staff:  Jane Ahrens, Alice Appel, Dave and Mary Garvin, Beckie Lantto, Karen Lutz, Angela Oliva, Becca Stein and Susan Vedovato

Middle/High School:  Susie Allen, Jeff Cirelli, Sarah and Chuck Stearns, and Kim Skinner

Adult Education:  JoAnne Hanners, Jessie Obrecht, Pastor Eric, Phyllis Schaaf and Eileen Young


Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation;

 on thee do I wait all the day.

- Psalms 25:5


Sunday School Participates in Project Linus

 Patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital will beenjoying the warmth and comfort of sixty new fleece blankets recently completed by elementary and high school Sunday School students, parents, and staff of Faith Lutheran.   In the fall,  Faith Lutheran Sunday School students decided to sponsor Project Linus, a non-profit organization which provides homemade blankets to children in need at local hospitals.

 Linus project 2014 group



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