Parish News and Notes
November 21, 2021
The Week Ahead

Sunday, November 21
8:00 a.m. - Communion Service
9:30 - ABC / Thanksgiving SS / YBS
10:45 a.m. - Communion Service

Tuesday, November 23
No YCC

Wednesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Eve
7:00 p.m. - Worship Service

Thursday, November 25
Thanksgiving Day
9:00 a.m. - Worship Service

Saturday, November 27
5:30 p.m. - Worship Service

Sunday, November 28
8:00 a.m. - Worship Service
9:30 - ABC / SS / YBS
10:45 a.m. - Worship Service

Monday, November 29
9:00 a.m. - Messenger Mailing


Calendar Subject to Change
TREASURE
(Weekly Need = $22,400.00)

Unified Offering: $10,652.00
Faith Forward: $21,756.00
Tuition Assistance $160.00

Total Given: $32,568.00
Christmas season is rapidly approaching so plans for decorating are underway. Anyone who would like to take part in providing flowers to be used in the Sanctuary for Faith’s Christmas Season are invited to make an envelope donation starting Saturday, November 7th thru Sunday, November 21st.

Envelopes will be provided on a stand outside the sanctuary doors.

If you are writing a check, please make it out to Altar Guild Flower Fund. PLEASE PLACE YOUR DONATION IN THE OFFERING BASKET
FLOWER CHART
The 2021 Flower Chart will be replaced with the 2022 Flower Chart on December 5th. If you would like to have a dedication in December of 2021, please have it written on the chart by November 28th. There are many weeks still available. Once the 2022 chart is posted, you may write in your requests. Envelopes for dedication donations are provided for your convenience. They are located to the left of the Flower Chart in the pocket just under the donation instructions.
CALL RETURN
On November 16th Pastor Ungemach returned the Call extended to him by St. Paul of Mauston, Wisconsin. Please see his Return Call Letter to the Faith congregation linked below for more information.
THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SCHOOL ON NOVEMBER 21
Join us for a special Thanksgiving Sunday School this Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Grades PreK-6th will meet together for a special Thanksgiving lesson. We will eat a snack, sing songs, and do a craft. If you haven't registered for Sunday School yet, please fill out the form available through the link below. We hope to see you there.
THANKSGIVING WORSHIP AT FAITH
Wednesday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.  
 
Thursday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Enter the Lord’s gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever...,” Psalm 100:4-5
CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS IS RETURNING IN 2021!
Have you got Christmas 4 Kids! on your calendar for Saturday, December 4?

December is fast approaching! Do you think you may need some ‘kids free’ time to accomplish some ‘secret’ December shopping? Or wrap some presents away from little, wondering eyes? Or will you be ready for a little quiet time for some baking or decorating? Or simply a little quiet? This December your Faith family would once again love to give you a hand!

We’d be happy to keep your kids busy for a few hours on Saturday morning, December 4, during our annual Christmas 4 Kids activity time for children currently three years old through those enrolled in fourth grade. Please let your friends and neighbors know about this FREE opportunity as well.

You can register in advance on-line, at church or in the office of our school campus. Same day registration on December 4 begins at 8:30 AM, but if you’ve pre-registered ahead of time you can drop the kids off just a little bit before 9:00 AM. We’ll keep them busy with crafts, music, story time, skits and games until you return to pick them up at 11:45 PM. At 11:45 PM there will be a 15 minute devotion/program in which the children will present a sample of what they learned about Jesus and the events of the first Christmas.

Or would you like to volunteer? Most years we have needed 40+ volunteers for prep, set up, the day of and clean up after. Our volunteers always tell us what a good time they had with the kids. Could you lend a hand? Check out the display by the member mailboxes that lay out the many volunteer opportunities.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? For you and for the kids? See you there!
WOMEN'S WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY - THURSDAYS at 9:15 AM
JUSTIFICATION BIBLE STUDY - SUNDAYS at 9:30 AM
Over 500 years ago, the Christian church was corrupted by many false teachings. A man named Martin Luther led people back to the teachings of the Bible. Through Luther God restored the church to purity of doctrine and a new life of faith in Christ. The Bible and Lutherans teach that God judged all sinners righteous in his sight when Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. God declared everyone free from the guilt and punishment owed for our sins. The sinner receives this free gift of forgiveness, not by doing good deeds, but only by faith. A person is justified when he or she believes in Christ and his redemptive work. It is a gift from God. Come, learn, and be refreshed by studying a major doctrine of the Lutheran church - justification.

In addition, since this Bible study is based on the People's Bible Teaching Series book called Justification, we will also have those books available for purchase. They will cost $14 and can be paid for by cash or check.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY AT 7 PM
Pastor Hermanson will guide us as we look at what makes The Ideal Congregation. We will look at how focused we are on God's Word and the Sacraments. We will ask: How ideal are we? How could we improve?

Attend in-person or online. To attend online virtually via Zoom go to:

www.zoom.us and click on "Join a Meeting"

Enter access code: 470 894 7285

Password: faith

Come join us weekly at Faith on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM as we consider The Ideal Congregation.
GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT GROUP
THE PENNY'S PURPOSE BLANKET DRIVE THROUGH DEC 15
Blankets are being collected for The Penny’s Purpose Third Annual Blanket Drive through December 15. There are collection boxes at church (by the sanctuary entrance) and at school (in the entryway).

Donated blankets will be distributed to organizations including:

•PADS Lake County, providing support to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis.

•Archwood Senior Living, an assisted living community for seniors.

•Reach Rescue, a volunteer based no-kill animal rescue group.

•Love, Inc, helping disadvantaged individuals in the Name of Christ.

•Oakhill Supportive Living Community, fostering an openhearted environment.

•Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee, providing family-centered care and services.

•Crede’sCause, promoting the humane treatment of companion animals. •Willow House, supporting those who are coping with grief and the death of a loved one.

•ELCA Outreach Center, Sharing God’s love by addressing the needs of youth and adults.
For more information on no-sew fleece blanket themes, guides, and tutorials click on the link below:
Faith Lutheran School Grades 5-6 Make Blankets for The Penny's Purpose 3rd Annual Blanket Drive
See The Anchor newsletter linked below for more information on this ministry and other events and activities at Faith Lutheran School.
MLC OPEN POSITIONS
Martin Luther College is now accepting applications for the positions of Maintenance Technician, Custodians, Women's Tennis Head Coach, Athletics Equipment Manager, and Early Childhood Learning Center Substitute Teachers.

Interested individuals should apply online at mlc-wels.edu/hr/.
From the Halls of Shoreland:
International Host Families Needed
The SLHS international program is expanding and we will need additional hosts. One host family is needed for a boy in January, 2022. Additional host families are needed for students from around the globe for the 2022-23 school year. Students from South America and Europe may only be here for a year or less. Students from the Asian countries may stay longer than a year. Please contact Julie Uher at uherj@slhs.us if you would like to serve Jesus in this way.

Open Positions at Shoreland
Shoreland Lutheran is looking for a part-time bus driver (20-25 hours a week) to transport Shoreland students to and from school and to activities. Offering flexible hours, paid training for CDL, and an opportunity to be a part of the Shoreland team. To request an application or ask questions please email zondags@slhs.us. Thank you!!
 
Shoreland Lutheran High School is looking to interview for the position of assistant wrestling coach. The applicant must have experience as a high school wrestler, be able to attend practices and meets and be a member in good standing at their congregation. Please respond to Matthew Grow (athletic director) at growm@slhs.us if interested. Go Pacers!

Shoreland Federation Chorale invites you to join them in "A Tribute to the Trinity" concert on Sunday, November 21. The concert will be held at Zion in Bristol (Hwy 45, just south of Hwy 50) at 3:00 p.m. The musical variety will give us opportunity to praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit on the last Sunday of the church year!

SHORELAND CRAFT FAIR
Jump start your Christmas shopping and purchase one-of-a-kind unique gifts this year at the Shoreland Craft Fair! The fair will be at Shoreland on Saturday, November 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FAITH SPOTLIGHT - BRIAN SCHMIDT
Name: Brian Schmidt

Role(s) at Faith: Head Boys Basketball Coach

What one word describes you? Humorous

What is your favorite food? Potato Chips

Why Faith Church and School? Noah transferred from St. John Libertyville for 6th grade. It was important for us to be connected to a WELS school that had a strong faith-based curriculum, dedicated teachers, and a reputation that matched St. John. Not to mention, a circle of friends that he could grow with. Having extra-curricular sports programs helped too. As we learned with our older son, a Christian education is incredibly valuable beyond 8th grade. We have been welcomed with open arms and are so blessed to be a part of the Faith family.

What’s the best advice you ever received? My mother told me to…Have fun with everything you do. Fun feels good, fun makes you happy. Whether things are good or bad, find a way to have fun and smile.

What are your interests/hobbies? Watching sports (all Wisconsin teams), Playing sand volleyball, DJ (mixing music), Golf, Thrifting, and eBay.

Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 3:17 “…This is my son whom I love, with him I am well pleased”
~ for peace, comfort, strength, and healing for James Frank who is now recovering at home.

~ for St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mauston, Wisconsin as they continue their search for an associate pastor.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of my life, for my heart that still beats, for my lungs that still breathe, and for the unknown accidents you keep me from each day. These are all daily gifts from your hand that I all too often take for granted. Forgive me for not caring for my body the way I ought. Thank you especially for daily preserving my spiritual life in Christ by your Holy Spirit. Help me to live to your glory and honor you with my body in thanks to you for preserving my life--physical and spiritual--each day. Amen
TRUTH

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HELPFUL LINKS
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Office/School Location:
1275 Main St. Antioch, IL 60002
p: 847-395-1660
f: 847-589-0519
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