Faith Lutheran Church News
Blood pressure screening is held following the 10:15 service the first Sunday of the month.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:00 - 10:00
Youth classes will meet in the lower level and adult classes are held in the blue room on the main level.
Colloboration Discussion Among Local Lutheran Churches
Faith Lutheran, Hope Lutheran, Groce of God Lutheran, Linden Lutheran and First English Lutheran churches continue to have discussions about future collaborative work. Pastor Eri, Herb Scholes , and Dorrie Mayer have been representing Faith Lutheran for these discussions so far. However, now Assistant to the Bishop, Re. Katie Kerrigan has asked that more member be involved.
In order to get more people involved she has asked that as many members of each congregation as possible read the book entitled, The New Parish, and that a large representation from each congregation gather for a retreat on Saturday, February 4 from 10 AM until 3 PM at Trinity Lutheran Seminary.
Pastor Eric has provided copies for the Council, and has also invited a number of people in the congregation to consider participating in this important activity. It is hoped that at least 10 people will participate. If for some reason you have not been invited, but are interested, please let Pastor
Eric or Tom Allen know.
The Colloboration Discussion Group met on Saturday, January 14 at First English Church. The Parish Leadership Council of Faith Lutheran will discuss the first two chapters of the book on Thursday, January 19.
Betty Brewer's Angels
Last November I was honored to be part of the radio program "Journey Through Aging" where I give you some ideas on exactly how to give the best gift of all, the gift of you. Just click here http://journeythroughaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/JTA-12-13-seg-4.mp3 to listen. "Journey Through Aging" is a wonderful radio show in which the host, Joel Wrobbel covers a wide range of topics regarding aging. The show airs every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. on WRFD 880AM. I encourage you to go to their web site www.journeythroughaging.com to scroll through the list of topics they cover. All the shows are online so if you miss a show when it airs, it is easy to just click on the one that most interests you. You will be amazed at the variety of topics Joel covers. Last Saturday one of the topics Joel presented was "10 Signs of Caregiver Stress". I know many of you are caregivers so this might be helpful for you.
And oh yes, Betty Brewer's Angels newest blog posting is ready for you to read by clicking here Betty Brewer's Angels
We have some exciting news on two new ways you can donate to Betty Brewer's Angels without opening your pocket books and a heartwarming story about how one of our volunteers changed the life of a resident she visits. Hope you enjoy! Peace, Cheryl
Cheryl L. NewmanPresident, Betty Brewer's Angels--
A Message from Bishop Eaton
November 28, 2016
A Note from Bishop Dillahunt
A Pastoral Message from Bishop Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt
On a day full of fear, uncertainty, and pain at Ohio State, we are reminded that life is fragile. Our prayers are rising to God for the healing and recovery of the victims of this tragic and senseless attack, and for their families. Our prayers of thanksgiving are being offered for the women and men of law enforcement, who helped to prevent an even greater tragedy than the one we face. Our prayers for wisdom and care rise for the medical professionals treating those who are receiving their care. As our Lord taught us, we also pray for mercy for the assailant, and for the comfort of his family.
The Southern Ohio Synod is thankful for the presence of Jacob’s Porch, the Lutheran Campus ministry at The Ohio State University, and is comforted by the presence of the leaders and students here who will be providing prayer and emotional support for this community in the coming days and weeks. We are also thankful for the presence and ministry of our local pastors who are here to show that we, as the Body of Christ, rely on God and one another to bear such heavy burdens.
As we lift up the community at Ohio State in prayer during this season of Advent, we remember the promise of our Lord that we are not alone on our journey – Jesus, our Emmanuel - God with us - is present with and among us. We find our strength and comfort in his loving and gracious presence.
Rev. Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt
Southern Ohio Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
A Letter from Caroline Rankin, Diabetes Prevention
Thank you so much for allowing me to come and speak with the Women's Club at your church, what a wonderful group of women. We have confirmed a class for the church to begin on Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:30 am. The class will meet weekly from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Below is the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly schedule that will take the class through the entire year. Women at the meeting were interested but I also wanted to know how best to get additional information out to the members of the church and community? I have attached a flyer and please let me know what else would be helpful. Are you able to forward this flyer on and post on the Churches website?
Thank you again for your support and I look forward to working with you. If anyone has questions on enrolling please have them contact me or Megan Goodson at 614-384-2304.
Monday, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Session 1 - 1/23/17
Session 16 - 5/8/17
Session 17 - 5/22/17
Session 18 - 6/5/17
Session 19 - 6/19/17
Monthly sessions will then be held from July through December 2017.
YMCA of Central Ohio
A Letter from Bishop Eaton
I remember my home growing up. It was on the west side of Cleveland.
I still dream about it. It was a place where I felt safe, where my family was and it was full of wonderful Christmas memories. My senior year of college, my parents moved to the shores of Lake Erie. It’s every west sider’s dream in Cleveland to get to the lake, and they finally made it. But my home was gone. In fact, I had to find directions to my parents’ home for Christmas break.
I still dream about the home where I grew up. I still miss it and can still remember every feature of it. And I realize that all of us have a deep longing for home. At Christmastime, I think it’s especially poignant and deep for people. Many of our Christmas carols talk about being home for Christmas and how hard it is when we’re not.
Then I remembered that Mary and Joseph were not home for Christmas that first year. They were far from their home, far from their people. They were way down in Bethlehem, far from Nazareth. How disorienting that must have been for them.
But the truth is, Mary and Joseph were exactly at home for Christmas because with them was the Christ child. Jesus is our true home. That’s our hope at Christmastime and our hope the year round. We are never far from home because Christ is as near to us as our own breath or our own pulse. So, wherever you find yourself this year, dear church, remember that Jesus is with you, and you are home for Christmas.
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America