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“Gathered faithfully to love and serve God and all others.”
Faith's Friday Update
May 21, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Day of Pentecost
This Week's Readings:
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Matthias added to the apostles

Psalm 1
The Lord knows the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1:6)

1 John 5:9-13
Life in the Son of God

John 17:6-19
Christ’s prayer for his disciples
UPDATED COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS:

Beginning this Sunday, May 23, 2021, Faith Lutheran Church will no longer require 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.
FELC NEWS
THANK YOU FOR OUR BOOKS!

The students and staff of FELC would like to extend a BIG thank you to everyone who donated to our Book Drive this year. The preschool has received 40 new books as a result of the book drive! Reading is a part of every day, in every classroom, at FELC. We love sharing stories and fostering a love of reading. 
Play. Grow. Learn. 
#felcpreschool
FAITH LUTHERAN FACILITIES
Do you have an interest in serving by supporting our facility and its ongoing improvement? If so, Property Committee needs you! 

No experience needed!
 
We need more people to help coordinate the needs that are put forth for consideration. We welcome your talents and involvement.
 
Please let Tami Page know if you are interested. Thank you!
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
MAKE AN EMERGENCY KIT
The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1. Below is a helpful reminder to make or update your emergency kit. 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 prayer for today is below. Visit the website if you would like to follow the daily prayers!

21 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Northwestern Minnesota, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast and Southeastern Iowa 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.
HELPFUL LINKS
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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