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“Gathered faithfully to love and serve God and all others.”
Faith's Friday Update
May 28, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
The Holy Trinity
This Week's Readings:
Isaiah 6:1-8
Isaiah’s vision and call

Psalm 29
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Ps. 29:2)

Romans 8:12-17
Living by the Spirit

John 3:1-17
Entering the reign of God through water and the Spirit
UPDATED COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS:
Faith Lutheran Church no longer requires attendance registration, social distancing, and temperature checks for worship services.
Masks are optional, based on one’s individual medical needs or personal comfort level.
 
Please be respectful of one another as we modify and adjust to these updated recommendations.

NOTE: the preschool follows the CDC guidelines for schools, which still requires masks in the building during the week.
MARY CIRCLE IS BACK!
All women of Faith are invited to join together on Tuesday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the memorial garden. We will be enjoying some much needed fellowship and perhaps share a few “survival" stories of COVID times.

Please bring your own snack or breakfast and a comfortable chair. There are benches available if you would rather sit on them.

Devotions will be included. We will also discuss plans for future months. Hope to see you then!
FELC NEWS
Today marks the last day of the 2020-21 school year for FELC. It has been a year like no other but we are happy to say that we made it - STRONGER than ever - with 80+ happy children!!! Thank you to our wonderful FELC families for entrusting your children into our care this year and thank you to our incredible staff for making it all possible.

Congratulations to our 39 VPK graduates! We will host a special drive-thru graduation celebration tomorrow for our grads.
Here are some highlights from our last day of school together today...
Play. Grow. Learn.
COMING SOON...
Watch for new ways
we can “Prepare our Church for the Future”!
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
As the “unofficial” beginning to summer, Memorial Day has lost some of its meaning as a day to give thanks for those men and women of the armed forces — both past and present. We remember those whose sacrifices served the cause of peace and pray for those who are today working in harm’s way.

Here are 15 ideas you may be interested in using as you observe this national holiday. CLICK HERE to read on!
National Moment of Remembrance
The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans to pause for a moment of silence for a minute at 3:00 pm on Memorial Day.

There are many ways to observe the National Moment of Remembrance, both formally and informally. If you are driving and unable to stop you can turn on your headlights for a minute.
SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY OPPORTUNITY WITH SUNCOAST BLOOD CENTERS
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
MAKE AN EMERGENCY KIT
The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1. Find more info online at ready.gov/kit.
 
Taken from the National Weather Service website; https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan.
DAILY PRAYER
VENTURES
The ELCA offers daily Prayer Ventures, which may be found on their website, https://www.elca.org/en/Resources/Prayer-Ventures. The prayers for today through Monday are below. Visit the website if you would like to follow the daily prayers!

28 Mission Builders is a ministry related to the ELCA that provides opportunities for retired people to use their skills and gifts to help congregations, schools, camps and social ministry organizations construct or improve their facilities. Give thanks for Mission Builder volunteers who travel the country to serve the church, share their faith and inspire others to service.

29 As we return to restaurants and other places where we socialize around food, remember in prayer those who suffer hunger and food insecurity across our nation and world. Ask the Spirit to strengthen our commitment to end hunger, advocate for our neighbors in need and bring hope and relief.

30 Trinity Sunday Pray that God will help us live with and value the Holy Trinity and other mysteries of our faith that far exceed our ability to comprehend.

31 Memorial Day Remember, mourn and give thanks for men and women in the military who gave their lives for justice, peace and the freedom of our country and all nations.
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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