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PLEASE NOTE: The church, office, and FELC preschool continues to observe the safety practices currently in place, including, the wearing of masks and distance seating. Thank you for your patience in the effort to mitigate risk. 
“Gathered faithfully to love and serve God and all others.”
Faith's Friday Update
April 16, 2021
Sunday, April 18 2021
Third Sunday of Easter
This Week's Readings:
Acts 3:12-19
Health and forgiveness through the risen Jesus

Psalm 4
The Lord does wonders for the faithful. (Ps. 4:3)

1 John 3:1-7
The revealing of the children of God

Luke 24:36b-48
Eating with the risen Christ
If you plan to attend services in-person, please sign up at
LIVE-STREAMING: Join us live Sundays at 10AM on our website!
Do you have an interest in our facility and its ongoing improvement? If so, Property Committee needs you!
We are in need of more people, to work with us to support the needs that are put forth for consideration. We welcome your talents and involvement.
No experience needed!
Please let Tami Page know if you are interested. Thank you!
THE FELC BOOK DRIVE is underway to replace needed books for the classrooms. In the narthex you will find a Book Drive table with titles of books that are needed.

If you would like to help, please select one or more book titles that you would like to purchase for the preschool.

Once you purchase the book/s, please bring them to FELC, the church office, or place them in the book bin in the narthex during the next couple of Sundays.

(Most titles may be found on Amazon and if you wish, you may have them delivered directly to FELC, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232.)
Nearly 50% of Sarasota County students and 100% of DeSoto County students rely on free and reduced meals at school. With summer school programs closed this summer, daily meals may not be accessible.
The summer months ahead present real challenges for the children of families struggling to put food on the table.
Join the Campaign Against Summer Hunger and you can provide twice as many needed summer meals!
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!

16 Pray that, as we share the gospel and serve our neighbor, we will recognize the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our siblings in Christ who are also doing God’s work in the world.
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Office Tel: 941-924-4664
Weekly office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pastor Geoff Coupland
Tel: 941-924-4664, ext 306
Pastor office hours: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Faith Lutheran Values – Mutual Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Service, Forgiveness, Commitment,
Perseverance, Faithfulness, Compassion, Flexibility