News | 6.4.18

Current Announcements and Events

GRADUATION CELEBRATION We would like to honor our high school and college grads on June 10th. Please let us know if someone is graduating and their future plans. Contact the church office (412-835-4590 or office @uscfaith.org) as soon as possible.

COUNCIL MEETING June 13, 2018.

JUST A REMINDER Summer Worship schedule began, May 27, 2018. Service begins at 10:00am during the summer months.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT FAITH LUTHERAN June 25 – 29 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
‘Rolling River Rampage’
Cost: $10/child
Ages: 4 year old through those entering 5th grade
Join us on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! With music, exciting science, crafts, lots of fun, and memorable Bible stories will help us know that God is always with us as we ride the rapids of amazing grace! You can register your child/children here!

A NEW SIGN-UP SHEET for the flower beds is now posted in the Narthex. Please consider signing up for an area and showing off your green thumb.

Upcoming Events

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:45am at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Join this great group of retirees for lunch and a lot of laughter!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Lemonade on the Lawn at Faith on July 8, 2018.

SUMMER FUN SUNDAY Sunday, July 15, following worship.

Ongoing Items

SHIM FOOD PANTRY June’s food item for SHIM is cereal, dry or cooked (not to sweet).

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.

From the Pastor | 6.4.2018

Greetings All,

As we begin this summer, a time of vacations and fun, of bike riding and hiking, swimming and outside projects, I must admit that I do so with slightly less enthusiasm than summers past. It’s not just that I had another birthday recently or that I’m beginning my 30th year of ministry. No, not those. I have healed up and recovered well from my surgery to remove the benign tumor (known as an acoustic neuroma) in November but I’m not one hundred percent. I’m still a little wobbly and unsteady in certain walking situations, hesitant to go on any long bike rides (but thankful I can ride a bike!) and unable to hear in my right ear which sometimes makes it odd clarifying certain sounds and therefore discerning my being in a given space, for example, a noisy restaurant or crowded auditorium.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m doing well and very thankful! If I were a professional athlete I might say, “I’m still competitive, just a half-step behind.” But such is life and the second lesson for this week speaks to this. St. Paul writes, “We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.” (2 Cor. 4:5-12) Do you ever feel like a clay jar? Useful and full of purpose for a time, but knowing that the jar won’t last forever? NEVERTHELESS, WE HAVE A TREASURE…THE LIGHT AND KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE OF GOD IN JESUS CHRIST WHO CONQUERED DEATH AND HAS GIVEN US ETERNAL LIFE! This is what lasts and this is why we gather to worship Almighty God on Sunday morning (the day of resurrection!). Jesus has the words of eternal life! Jesus’ body and blood are poured out and given as food and drink for the soul to those who are here to receive! Forgiveness and absolution are proclaimed, Good News is announced and God reconciles us to Godself! That’s good stuff! Yes, we are afflicted (by life) but not crushed, not driven to despair, not forsaken, not destroyed. God loves us and is with us always…what a TREASURE!
– pastor

VBS 2018: Online Registration

Learn about this year’s VBS: Rolling River Rampage


Vacation Bible School 2018 Registration Form:

Please fill out the form below to have your child(ren) attend VBS this year at Faith Lutheran Church. If you have any question please contact Sarah Anderson at 412-498-4499.

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If you rather not pay online, please bring $10/child attending and pay either with cash or check (check made out to: “Faith Lutheran Church”) on the first day of VBS.


VBS 2018: Rolling River Rampage

Are you ready for an action-packed adventure? Join us on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!

Along the river, we will discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that we can trust God to be with us through anything! With music, exciting science, crafts, lots of fun, and memorable Bible stories will help us know that God is always with us as we ride the rapids of amazing grace!


Rolling River Rampage
June 25-29
5:30-8pm

Faith Lutheran Church
80 Bartley Rd
Pittsburgh, PA  15241
(Behind Pier One in Norman Center)

Cost: $10/child
Ages: 4 yo through those entering 5th grade


Ready to register your child(ren)?

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Anderson at 412-498-4499.

Register online for VBS 2018: Rolling River Rampage

 

News | 4.23.18

Current Announcements and Events

INTERESTED GOLFERS Join us at Rolling Green Golf Course, 84 PA off Rt. 136 on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Tee Times 11:30am and 11:37am. Play 9 holes or 18. For more information contact the church.

BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS GOLF OUTING Saturday, May 5 at 8:00am., shot gun start at Butlers Golf Course, Elizabeth PA. See Bob Orendi for details.

A NEW SIGN UP SHEET for the flower beds is now posted in the Narthex. Please consider signing up for an area and showing off your green thumb.

IN GENESIS the Bible says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” This Sunday (April 22, 2018) is Earth Day and we all should be thinking of ways to help take care of God’s creation. Consider coming to church this week in jeans (or bring a change of clothes) so that after our service (and brief refreshments in celebration for the new communion class) we can do some outside spring cleaning. Please consider coming to church to help clean up God’s house and bring your work gloves, rakes, etc.. so we can tidy up and get ready for the summer foliage. Call John Forster with any questions.

Upcoming Events

COUNCIL MEETING May 9, 2018.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Vacation Bible School at FLC – June 25 – 29

VOYAGERS will gather on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:45am at Panera, South Park Shoppes. Join this great group of retirees for lunch and a lot of laughter!

Ongoing Items

THE SHIM Sack Hunger: Pack Hope Drive began March 1 and runs through April. During this time donations will be matched by the Buhl Foundation, up to $25,000!! You can donate online at www.shimcares.org or send checks to the SHIM office at 5301 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

JUST A REMINDER! The 2018 Altar Flower chart is available in the narthex. Please indicate the Sunday and the dedication you would like included in the bulletin. Altar flowers are $30.00, and they may be shared.

LINE DANCING CLASSES on Monday nights from 6:30-8. Join us to shake off the winter doldrums and dance off those extra holiday pounds. It’s an hour and a half of fun, laughs, and learning new line dances. No pressure, just a good time. $5/class. For more information, see Faith Potts. Hope to see you on an upcoming Monday in the adult Sunday School classroom.

SHIM FOOD PANTRY The suggested food for April is peanut butter and jelly. All non-perishable food items are welcome always, as well as household and baby products and diapers.

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

PRAYER PARTNERS know of someone who needs a prayer? Please contact Darlene Lorenz, Faith Potts, Pastor Ron, or Lynn in the church office. Concerns will be met with daily prayers by our dedicated Partners. We also welcome additional Partners to our ministry. Let one of us know if you have any questions or are interested in joining us.