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“Gathered faithfully to love and serve God and all others.”
Faith's Friday Update
June 18, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
This Week's Readings:

Job 38:1-11
The creator of earth and sea

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
You stilled the storm and silenced the waves of the sea. (Ps. 107:29)

2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Paul’s defense of his ministry

Mark 4:35-41
Christ calming the sea
It is Your Commandment that we should honor our fathers; hear the prayers we offer You for them.
Grant them many years on earth and keep them in health of mind and body.

Bless their word and all they do.
Give them back a hundred-fold whatever they have done for us.

Inspire them with Your love and help them to fulfill Your holy law.
One day, may we be their comfort and support, so that having enjoyed their affection on earth, we may have the joy of being with them forever in Your home in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord,
At Faith Lutheran Church there are many ways to give your offering. In addition to giving your offering at church, online, or through the Give+ mobile app, you may now “Text to Give”!
1.  Text your desired amount to 941-417-8710 (like this, $50)
2.  Hit ‘Send’.
The first time you Text to Give, you will receive a response prompt to complete the donation. The next time, just enter the amount and hit Send. It’s that easy!
For more details on all giving options, visit our website at
DID YOU KNOW? You can now support Faith Lutheran Church when you shop on Amazon! CLICK HERE to learn how!
ALTAR FLOWERS are a beautiful and meaningful way to honor/remember someone or a special occasion, while decorating our altar for worship. Now is a great time to sign up, with the relaxed COVID-19 recommendations and people returning to church.
When you purchase altar flowers, your name and dedication will be published in the bulletin on your selected Sunday and the flowers are yours to keep after the service!

Available upcoming dates are; July 11 and 18, August 1, 8, 15, and 29, the months of September, October, November 7, 14, and 21, and the month of December.
To make a dedication: At church, complete an 'Altar Flowers' envelope, include your payment, and place it in the offering plate; By mail, send payment with a note indicating your desired date and dedication; or CLICK HERE to order online. The cost is $60, which is for 2 vases. Please make checks payable to Faith Lutheran Church and indicate ‘altar flowers’ in the memo. Be sure to indicate the desired dedication date on the envelope or check memo line.
Thank you for making Faith Lutheran’s altar beautiful!
The ELCA offers daily Prayer Ventures, which may be found on their website, The prayer for today is below. Visit the website if you would like to follow the daily prayers!

18 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Northern Illinois and Caribbean synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.
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Interim Pastors: Rev. Dr. Robert Mursch and Rev. Larry Wright
Operations Manager: Tami Page
Office Tel: 941-924-4664
Weekly office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Values – Mutual Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Service, Forgiveness, Commitment,
Perseverance, Faithfulness, Compassion, Flexibility