Announcements – May 1, 2016
Mission of the Month: Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
This morning we welcome Chaplain Karl, who works with The Good News Jail & Prison Ministry at the Arlington County Jail.
The Good News Jail & Prison Ministry provides for inmates a variety of religious programs, including one-on-one mentoring, Bible studies, religious services, and prayer ministry. Faith supports this ministry through financial gifts, with donations of inspirational and Christian texts, with volunteer time, and through attendance at their annual fundraising banquet. This year’s banquet will be held Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Baptist Church (3910 Lorcom Lane). Faith will once again sponsor a table. If you would like one of the 10 tickets available, please contact Jim T.
Learn More About Lutheran Social Services – Over Breakfast!
Faith has sponsored a table at the “Expressions of Abundance Benefit Breakfast,” supporting Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area. You’ll hear from a refugee who has been helped by LSS/NCA, and have an opportunity to support our neighbors in need through your donations. Breakfast is free. The event takes place Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. If you’d like a seat at the table, please contact Pastor Yvette..
Upcoming XYZ Outing
Tuesday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. – XYZ will take the van out to Leesburg to have lunch at the Tuscarora Mill Restaurant.
Next Week: Guest Preacher, Rev. Eric Wester
Pastor Eric Wester is a retired Army colonel and Lutheran pastor currently serving as Assistant to the Presiding Bishop and Director, Federal Chaplaincies for the ELCA. His pastoral work supports more than 200 chaplain candidates in the military, VA facilities and federal prisons.
Spring Middle Adult Group Event
The spring event for the Middle Adult Group will take place on Saturday, May 7 starting at 5 p.m. at the home of Jim and Holly J. Please bring a side or dessert to share. There is plenty of street parking. Please email Holly if you plan to attend.
Orientation to Faith Lutheran: Sunday, May 22, 12:30 p.m.
Come join us for an in-depth look at Faith Lutheran Church and the Lutheran understanding of the Christian faith. This session is a great overview for people who plan to join Faith Lutheran, as well as for current members who would like a refresher! New members will be received on Sunday, June 5.
We’re gearing up for another great growing season in the garden! Work days are planned for Saturdays, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1. This year, we’ll be setting up a “farm market” one Sunday per month, May – August, to sell extra produce at church. For details, and to sign up to help out with the garden, visit www.flcva.org/garden.
Vacation Bible School – July 11 – 15
The VBS Staff is busy getting ready to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. Please help us “build” our surf shack! If you have any of the following items to donate or loan, we will happily accept:
- Tiki torches
- Hawaiian / beachy décor
- Surf or boogie boards
- Aquatic stuffed animals (fish, crabs, dolphins, etc)
We are still looking for at least one more adult who can be available to teach all of the days. If you’re able, please contact Mary Q.