Parish News and Notes

September 18, 2022

The Week Ahead


Sunday, September 18

8:15 a.m. - ABC/SS

9:30 a.m. - Communion Service

10:30 a.m.-Farewell Celebration


Monday, September 19

6:30 p.m. Divorce Care


Tuesday, September 20

5:30 p.m. - YCC


Wednesday, September 21

6:30 p.m. - Fall AIC

7:00 p.m. - Adult Bible Study


Thursday, September 22

9:00 a.m. - Women's Bible Study

6:00 p.m.- Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:00 p.m.- Choir Rehearsal


Saturday, September 24

5:30 p.m. - Worship Service


Sunday, September 25

8:15 a.m. - ABC/SS

9:30 a.m. - Worship Service

10:30 a.m.- Fellowship Time

Hosted by the

Long Range Planning Committee


Monday, September 26

6:30 p.m. Divorce Care



Calendar Subject to Change

Online Calendar

TREASURE

Unified Weekly Need: $14,623.19

Unified Actual: $11,561.00

 

Faith Forward Weekly Need: $5,760.88

Faith Forward Actual: $1,340.00


Other Gifts

Tuition Assistance:$20.00



Online Giving

THIS IS A

FRIENDLY REMINDER TO CHECK YOUR MEMBER MAILBOX WEEKLY.

If you are at church for worship or a fellowship event, please don't forget to check your member mailbox.  The new Fall schedule has started and there are communications being distributed you don't want to miss!

DIVINE CALLS

PDF of Divine Call Acknowledgement Letter from Pastor Brett Brauer

Your Help is Needed:

Faith Congregational Pulse Survey

Faith Family,


As a reminder, we need your help! Faith has enrolled in the WELS Congregational Services Axis program, designed to help us assess our ministry and plan for the future.


If you have not yet completed the Congregational Pulse Survey, you still have time! The deadline to submit your survey responses is October 20th.  You can access the survey at:  https://welsccc.survey.fm/faithantioch. Every communicant member can complete this survey. That is every member of your home who takes communion at Faith can fill out the survey.


The survey takes 30-90 minutes to complete. Once you start the survey, you cannot save your progress. Please fill out the survey when you know you will have the time to complete it. This survey is completely ANONYMOUS.


Save the Date! Our AXIS Listening sessions are being held on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am to 3pm. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided and let us know if you need childcare.  Please save the date and sign up to attend by letting a member of the committee know or signing up on the board at church. These listening sessions are open to all communicant members.

If you have any questions, please let us know. You can reach out to any member of our Long-Range Planning Committee.


Thank you,


The Long Range Planning Committee

Scott (Chair) and Barb Rawlins

Kurt and Erika Kleisner

Peter and Jessica Schimke

Jim and Amy Duff

Doug Beatty

Jay Lichtenauer

Larry Rusher

Kevin Woller

Duane Kellor

Teri Johnson

Dan Pawlak


Advisory and Resource

Ellen Golvach

Tammy Kohl

AXIS  Program - Session Details Announcement - 08/28/22 
WELS Congregational Services AXIS Program Announcement - 8/14/22 PDF

JOHNSON & BREITKREUTZ FAREWELL - THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

This Sunday, September 18, our Faith Family will host formal staff farewell activities for Teri Johnson, Craig Breitkreutz and Charissa Breitkreutz*. As is our custom there will be baskets available for each family in the church commons throughout the weekend to gather cards, gifts and expressions of appreciation. A farewell reception will follow 9:30 AM Sunday worship with speakers and presentations early during that reception hour. Please plan on joining us to thank these faithful servants of the Lord and wish them well in their future endeavors.

 

*Please read below the letter Keith Kopczynski has sent to our Faith family.

PDF of Letter to Faith from Keith Kopczynski

SUNDAY SCHOOL, YOUTH AND ADULT BIBLE STUDIES STARTING THIS SUNDAY at 8:15 AM!

Sunday School starts in the Christian Life Center for 3 year olds through sixth grade (Please be aware that registration is part of arrival and drop off this Sunday if you haven’t registered yet!)

Youth Bible Study starts in the chapel with Mr. Josh Kramer for grades 7-10.  Come join in and meet our new Staff Minister!

Adult Bible Study starts in the sanctuary with Pastor Ungemach for anyone High School Junior through adult.  this new series will show us how Jesus prepared his disciples for their work and that he prepares us also. Come learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew.

OTHER WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES NOW IN SESSION

Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study at 7 PM

On Wednesday evenings at 7 PM in the Christian Life Center, come and join Pastor James Fischer of Wilmot, Wisconsin, as he leads us in understanding what the Bible teaches about how to bear each other's burdens in Christ.

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study at 9 AM

Led by Pastor Curtis Golm of Trevor, Wisconsin, come and learn from the Book of Ephesians about the blessings of Christ – God’s gift of grace, love, and redemption; our unity in faith and how to live a God-pleasing life.  Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study takes place at 9:00 AM on Thursdays at the church. 

NEW CARPET INSTALLED!

The new carpeting was installed last week! Come and enjoy this fresh, new update to our Commons.

CAMP OAKRIDGE NEWS

Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day weekend at Camp Oakridge was filled with fun and fellowship. There was something for everyone. The kids had fun with the bounce house, play area, riding their bicycles, a scavenger hunt and the pinata. Saturday morning was homemade donuts for breakfast. Saturday evening featured an accordion musician with singing and some dancing followed by dinner. The delicious pig roast with corn on the cob and a huge assortment of side dishes and desserts was enjoyed by over 100 people. Church worship under the pavilion followed dinner with 113 attending. Sunday morning was breakfast back at the pavilion. It was so enjoyable to share the time together with so many members from our sister congregations. Mark your calendar for next Labor Day and camp for the weekend or just come up for the day.


Racine County Fair

A special Thank You to our six volunteers who along with other congregations volunteered their time to help at the Racine County Fair.  Camp Oakridge received $5000 for the volunteer hours.

MINISTRY FAIR FOLLOW-UP AND THANK YOU

THANKS to everyone who participated in and attended our Ministry Fair last Sunday! Our youth acting troupe gave a well-received skit encouraging attendance at the fair. (If you have any ideas for future skits, let us know, and we hope to have them perform again in the near future). We believe the ministry fair was very informative and hopefully inspired many to become more involved with the ministry at Faith!

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP - MONDAYS AT 6:30 PM

A new fall session of Divorce Care is being offered at Faith on Monday evenings. Divorce Care is a support group for those who are struggling with separation or divorce. At this 13-week program, you will find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making. We will meet each Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the chapel. The schedule is as follows:
 
August 15 – Deep Hurt
August 22 – Road to Recovery
August 29 – Anger
September 12 – Grief & Depression
September 19 – Loneliness
September 26 – Fears & Anxiety
October 3 – Family & Friends
October 10 – Financial & Legal Issues
October 17 – Conflict
October 24 – Forgiveness
October 31 – Your Former Spouse
November 7 – Single Living
November 14 – Brighter Days

Jean and Rich are here to say YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We are survivors of divorce who have seen this program help men and women like YOU!

For more information please Text or Call Rich Balza at 847-344-8731.

CENTRAL AFRICAN MEDICAL MISSION (CAMM) NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2022

CAMM NEWSLETTER - SEPT 2022 PDF

TREASURE LIFE EVENT - OCT 14 - REGISTER BY SEPT 30

Treasure Life Events - You're invited to the Treasure Life Event fundraisers for WELS Lutherans for Life on Friday, October 14, at the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel in Waukesha. The Luncheon is at 12:00pm and the Banquet is at 6:30pm. The featured speaker Kirk Walden invites you to leave the challenges of the day behind and get ready to laugh. These events are filled with humor, challenge, vision, and hope. In addition, be prepared for a surprising view on the true impact of pregnancy help ministries all over the country. These events are complimentary, but registration is required. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All funds raised will directly support life-affirming help for abortion-vulnerable mothers, youth development, pregnancy support for women, parenting education, and after-abortion support. Registration closes on Friday, September 30. Find all the details and register at Treasure-Life.org. For questions call 414-727-8176 or email contact@ALife2.com.

CHRISTIAN LIFE RESOURCES 2022 NATIONAL CONVENTION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

THANK YOU FROM HELEN BEAGER

I would like to thank all those who kept me in their prayers and who sent cards to wish me well during my recovery.


Helen Beager

~ for peace, clarity, and guidance from the Holy Spirit for Pastor Brett Brauer, as he deliberates the two calls he now holds.


~ for peace, strength, comfort, and healing for Laura Bertermann as she continues to undergo treatment and procedures for acute leukemia. 

PRAYER OF THE WEEK


Gracious God, all that I have comes from you: my body and mind, my strength and intelligence, my time and abilities, my energy and possessions. Guard me from the temptation to use these gifts only for my personal benefit. Make me willing to use them joyfully in service to you and to your people. Amen.

TRUTH


177 Worshipped on Saturday (22) and Sunday



"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”  John 4:23

HELPFUL LINKS

USHER SCHEDULE

CAMP OAK RIDGE

2022 Sermons

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Prayer Request

Shoreland Lutheran HS

Martin Luther College

WELS Connection - September 2022

Life Challenges Podcast

Christian Family Solutions

Christian Life Resources

Pregnancy & Life Resources

New Beginnings - A Home For Mothers Heart Campaign

 CAMM Newsletter

INFORMATION AND LINKS TO WELS UKRAINIAN LUTHERAN CHURCH (ULC) RELIEF EFFORT
To mail in a relief donation:

  • Make check payable to WELS
  • Write "Ukraine" in the memo line

Mail to:

WELS
Attn: Gift Processing,
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Drive,
Waukesha, WI 53188.

(NOTE: Organizations may donate via check but not online.)

WELS World Missions ULC Relief Gift

WELS Christian Aid and Relief (CAR) - Direct Relief

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