Faith Lutheran bids a fond “Farewell” to Pastor Eric, Elaine and Alec

Faith Lutheran shared a fond “Farewell” and thank you to Pastor Eric, Elaine and Alec as Pastor Eric embarks on his retirement effective April 30.  The congregation provided a potluck dinner after Pastor Eric’s last service on April 15.

After the potluck, three special presentations were given to Pastor Eric.   First, the City of Whitehall presented Pastor Eric with a commemorative letter thanking him for his years of service to  Whitehall.  Pastor Eric has tutored Whitehall students, has worked cooperatively with the city on numerous projects and has been proactive with the Whitehall Fourth of July Parade.  In addition, the Women of the Church presented Pastor Eric, Elaine, and Alec with Rose of Concern pins for each of their efforts in furthering the mission of Faith Lutheran.  The Youth of the Church also presented a picture book of special events that they have treasured over the years:  Bible Camp, First Communion instruction, Christmas programs and Sunday School activities.  They are so thankful for the leadership of Pastor Eric.

Finally the congregation presented a very special glass table plaque thanking Pastor for his years of service to the congregation and the Whitehall community.  Pastor and his family expressed their appreciation for all the gifts and well wishes.

Pastor Eric and his family will be moving to eastern Idaho in the next few weeks.  The congregation wishes him and his family well in this next chapter of their lives.  Thank you and God bless Pastor Eric, Elaine and Alec!

BREAD Update

The bus to transport attendees to the Nehemiah Action will leave at 6:00 on May 7 from Faith Lutheran.  Please be there at 5:45 so we can leave promptly at 6:00.   We should arrive at the Celeste Center, The State Fairgrounds, by 6:30.  Please bring a friend to the Nehemiah Action as we support the BREAD initiatives on May 7.    We hope to meet our goal of 30 people attending the Nehemiah Action.

In addition, thanks respectively to Mary Martin Thomas and Jodi Martin Oiler for driving the bus and arranging for the bus rental.  This service makes such a difference for our members as parking and traffic is difficult at the Celeste Center.

The next BREAD event on June 25 is the annual Celebration, which is a great time to review our accomplishments and to recommit to the ongoing justice ministry that BREAD offers.

Please consider attending all of these BREAD events to support our Justice Ministry.

Faith Lutheran Church Calendar of Events

Monday April 16
Tuesday April 17
2:00pm Dr. Helene (CL)
6:00pm Girl Scout Troop #2317 (LL)
6:30pm Girl Scout Harmony Service Unit (BR,L)
Wednesday  April 18
8:30am Men’s Breakfast (FH)
10:00am Quilters (BR)
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (S)
8:00pm Hand bells (S)
Thursday April 19
6:00pm Girl Scouts (LL)
7:00pm Leadership Council (BR)
Friday April 20
Saturday April 21
10:00am Betty Brewers Angels (BR,L)
3:00pm Worship Prep (S)
5:00pm Worship (S)
Sunday April 22
9:00am Christian Education for all ages
10:15am Worship  (S)