Announcements | 2.22.19

Current Announcements and Events

BAGGIES FOR THE HOMELESS We are also collecting small bottles of water, granola bars and cheese crackers for the bags that will be made up to give out to our less fortunate brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. These “baggies” will be put together by our confirmation students with the warm socks that we are also collecting and will be available in the Narthex for any Faith members and visitors who want to keep them in their cars! There will be a collection box in the Narthex! Deadline: March 15th! Please contact Karen Reardon  with any questions.

FAITH FAMILY BINGO! All are invited to attend our fun family event, Sunday February 24 at 2pm in the Fellowship Hall. Just bring one king size candy (per player) to donate for the prizes! Please just sign up in the narthex so we have an idea of who is coming, all ages are welcome – hope to see you there!

PLEASE save your clean and empty egg cartons for our Sunday school! We will be using them for the Easter egg hunt this year. Please drop them off to the Sunday School office. Thank you!

SHARING OF THE PEACE With the Cough/Cold Season upon us, when sharing the Peace it is not necessary to shake hands. However, a gesture of acknowledge such as a nod of the head, fist pump, or touch of elbows etc. works.

GET THE FAT OUT! Join us for a pre-Fat Tuesday Coffee Fellowship on Sunday, March 3 following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy some sweets and socializing before the start of Lent. If you would like to contribute a sweet or finger food, please leave it in the church kitchen. Thanks in advance for your participation!

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Join this great group of retirees for lunch and a lot of laughter!

DURING THE WINTER MONTHS and in case of inclement weather please be sure to check KDKA listing of cancellations for information regarding our 9:15am Sunday School and 10:30am Worship Service.

Upcoming Events

ON MARCH 3, Transfiguration Sunday, we will welcome The Reverend Peter D. Asplin, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Vitality, who will bring a word of greeting from the synod and preach. Please join us for this festival Sunday and coffee fellowship following service.

ASH WEDNESDAY March 6, 2019 Services and the Imposition of Ashes at Noon & 7:30pm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our Faith Lutheran Church Spirit Night at Chick Fil A in Upper St. Clair! Monday, March 25 from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Mention Faith Lutheran when you order and a portion of sales will go toward our Sunday School and VBS programming. Come enjoy fun, fellowship, and food and support our church at the same time.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT AT FLC Friday, March 29th at 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Bring Board Games, Card Games, etc. Snacks and Drinks. Sign up in the Narthex.

SING AND SCRIBBLE Sunday, March 17 at 2:30pm (Please arrive at 2:15) at Friendship Village in Upper St. Clair, 1290 Boyce Road, 15241. Our Children’s Choir will perform a few songs that they have been rehearsing and spend time coloring with some of the residents at Friendship Village. It is a great opportunity to spread God’s love and give back to the community. Siblings and parents are welcome!

Ongoing Items

SUNDAY SCHOOL Never miss an important announcement! Sign up for text message notifications with Remind. There are two ways to register: Text @flcsundays to 81010 or follow this link to register!

LINE DANCING CLASSES are held in the Fellowship Hall every Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and the cost remains $5 per session. Our no-pressure group offers fun and friendship, a gentle workout, and a chance to learn a few dance steps. Come and join us. For more info, contact Faith Potts.

HELP South Hills Pet Rescue by donating your discarded newspapers. These newspapers will be used at the facility. There is a collection bin available in the counting room. Questions, contact Cheryl Redilla.

CROCHET/KNITTING CLASS will continue the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 1:30pm. For more information, contact Beth Hollingsworth or Judy Stevenson.

SHIM FOOD PANTRY The SHIM March food pantry items are Pasta and Pasta Sauce in jars. As always, ALL non-perishable food items are welcome, as well as household and baby products and disposable diapers, especially sizes 3-6.

Special Announcements

Thought we would share this poem with the congregation, somewhat late but still wonderful to read. It was written by our own Reene Hobbs. Enjoy!

Are you coming to church this Christmas Season?
This Tree may help you find a reason…

I’ll tell you with these ornaments, the thing that our church represents:
1. Come join believers, who agree that,
Where we gather, He will be.
We pray and think of those we love;
As we send our messages above.
2. Our Heavenly Father is forgiving; we thank him for the joys of living.
In silent confession, all can share, the gifts of the Spirit, waiting there.
3. We ask God’s help for all in need, and sometimes take a turn to read.
Some usher, greet, and even bake, the “Bread of Life” that we partake.
4. Celebrations fill the hall, with food and fellowship for all.
Children craft, adults crochet; some bring instruments to play.
5. We come to sing out, clear and loud; hiding our “talents” in the crowd.
With each contributing their part; we make a place that warms the heart.
6. Bell choir, church choir, lessons taught; but also time for quiet thought.
For here, we witness new life blessed,
And faithful servants laid to rest.
7. Is there a better place to see: A Crèche and decorated tree,
With candles lit and scented pine, than in a church at Christmas time?
Reene Hobbs