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Words of Faith, October 14, 2013

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The Pastor’s Message

By Rev. Nick Henseler

 

Luke 10:2; “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.”

 

I find it amazing that every year the seasons just naturally flow from one to another regardless of the weather patterns (and weather predictions!) from month to month. As crazy as the spring was this year and the way summer started out in June, we still had plenty of hot days in July and August, and still fall arrived with a beautiful display of colors. And even with that strange weather cycle of spring to summer to fall this year the farmers were still able to get the seed in and a crop was still harvested from the fields.

 

Jesus is telling us the same thing in our Gospel text; Regardless of what’s happening in our lives, in our state, in our country, and in the world, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.” Church, there are still people who need to be saved and people who need to hear of the great love and compassion of our Lord Jesus in their lives! We need to now more than ever to be shining the light of Jesus in our lives; not just on Sunday morning…but every day in our homes, in the stores, and in our neighborhoods.

 

Have a blessed October everyone!    Pr. Nick

                                                                       

 

Fall Harvest Dinner Scheduled for October 19

A reminder for those of you who signed up for the Fall Harvest Dinner that it begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19 at the church.

 

Baptism Set for Sunday

The first baptism to be performed during a regular worship service at Faith Lutheran Mission Church is scheduled for Sunday, October 20.  Thaneal Lundquist, son of Arrian and Kendra Lundquist, will be baptized at the 9 a.m. worship service. 

 

Thaneal was born this summer while the Lundquists were living in North Carolina as Arrian finished out his tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.  They returned to Eau Claire late last month.  Thaneal’s grandmother Karla Petersen and uncle Luke Lundquist are also members of Faith Lutheran Mission Church.  Please plan to come and welcome Thaneal into the Lord’s family!

 

Missions of the Month:  Harvest House-Haiti and Feed My People

Feed My People Food Bank and Harvest House-Haiti are the mission recipients for the month of October.

 

Feed My People serves a multi-county area based in Eau Claire to provide nourishment –and hope – to our thousands of our hungry neighbors each month.

 

Harvest House, Haiti is a ministry spearheaded by Judy Foster, who is currently developing the “Children’s Village” on Haiti’s southern coast to serve children of special needs, including those suffering from AIDS.  The ministry will include medical care, housing, school and living quarters, while serving as a home base for missionaries, visitors and pastors involved with the project.  Pastor Henseler is familiar with this ministry, and has participated in mission trips there.

 

Under FLMC’s standard mission division, Feed My People will receive 11% of the regular offerings in October, while Harvest House will receive 10%

 

Update From East European Missions Network

Our July non-local mission offering went to the East European Missions Network.  We receive the following update along with a thank-you note from Pastor Bill Moberly, EEMN Executive Director:

Sally and I have covered a lot of ground in the past three months on behalf of EEMN:  Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Latvia and Estonia.  The Lord is at work, with too many highlights for this brief note.  Pastor Don Richman (EEMN Founder) as well as our missionaries, international partners, other staff and over 90 short-term mission team members have also been on the front lines proclaiming the Gospel and making disciples.  We know that you are an integral part with us in all of the work that goes forth in Jesus’ name through EEMN.  Your gifts and prayers are much needed, are put to good use, and are deeply appreciated.

 

Eggroll Fundraiser Continues for Hmong Lutheran Mission

There’s still time to sign up for a tasty way to promote evangelism among Eau Claire’s Hmong population.  There’s an order form on the information table of the fellowship hall for eggrolls made by members of the Hmong Lutheran Mission of Eau Claire.  The eggrolls are $15 per dozen, and can be ordered through Friday, October 25. 

 

2014 LCMC Youth Event Set

March 14-16, 2014 has been set for the annual LCMC Youth Event at Three Bears Lodge in Warrens.  The event will be based on Ephesians 3:17:  “So that Chris may dwell in your hearts through faith.”  Among the presenters will be musician David Scherer-Agape and speaker and artist Eric Samuel Timm.  For more details and registration information, contact Lisa McCormick at ministries@gloriadeitomah.com, or call 608-372-4758.

  

News and Notes

·         The church council will meet Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

 

·         Choir will practice October 17 and 31, and will be singing at the October 27 and November 3 services.

 

·         Our fellow LCMC congregation Saving Grace Lutheran Church is having its bazaar Saturday, November 2 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 2124 Eastridge Center.

 

·         If you have prayer request you would like to have made known to the prayer chain, please contact Sylvia Miller at 715-874-5080 or Katie Evans at 715-831-8797.

 

·         Don’t forget – our worship services are now cable-cast at a new day and time.  Find the service Sundays at 6 p.m. (it will be the previous week’s service) on channels 96 and 993.  Of course, you can watch anytime online at www.faithlutheranmc.org.

 

General Weekly Calendar

(Schedule may vary due to member visitations, evening meetings and special services)

Sundays

9:00     Worship

10:00   Fellowship & Sunday School

Monday-Tuesday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Office Hours

6 p.m.  Text Study

7 p.m. Worship

Thursday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Office Hours

 

Feel free to check before you stop in by calling Pastor Nick at the Church (715-514-2021) or on his cell (563-676-1853).  You can also email pastornickhenseler@gmail.com.

 

The Last Word

“This life therefore is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise.  We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it.  The process is not yet finished, but it is going on.  This is not the end, but it is the road.  All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”                                                                                                                                Martin Luther
 
 
 
 

WORDS OF FAITH

A monthly newsletter for members and friends

Faith Lutheran Mission Church

1704 Hogeboom Ave

Eau Claire, WI  54701

(715) 514-2021

www.faithlutheranmc.org

October 14, 2013

 

The Pastor’s Message

By Rev. Nick Henseler

 

Luke 10:2; “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.”

 

I find it amazing that every year the seasons just naturally flow from one to another regardless of the weather patterns (and weather predictions!) from month to month. As crazy as the spring was this year and the way summer started out in June, we still had plenty of hot days in July and August, and still fall arrived with a beautiful display of colors. And even with that strange weather cycle of spring to summer to fall this year the farmers were still able to get the seed in and a crop was still harvested from the fields.

 

Jesus is telling us the same thing in our Gospel text; Regardless of what’s happening in our lives, in our state, in our country, and in the world, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.” Church, there are still people who need to be saved and people who need to hear of the great love and compassion of our Lord Jesus in their lives! We need to now more than ever to be shining the light of Jesus in our lives; not just on Sunday morning…but every day in our homes, in the stores, and in our neighborhoods.

 

Have a blessed October everyone!    Pr. Nick

                                                                       

 

Fall Harvest Dinner Scheduled for October 19

A reminder for those of you who signed up for the Fall Harvest Dinner that it begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19 at the church.

 

Baptism Set for Sunday

The first baptism to be performed during a regular worship service at Faith Lutheran Mission Church is scheduled for Sunday, October 20.  Thaneal Lundquist, son of Arrian and Kendra Lundquist, will be baptized at the 9 a.m. worship service. 

 

Thaneal was born this summer while the Lundquists were living in North Carolina as Arrian finished out his tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.  They returned to Eau Claire late last month.  Thaneal’s grandmother Karla Petersen and uncle Luke Lundquist are also members of Faith Lutheran Mission Church.  Please plan to come and welcome Thaneal into the Lord’s family!

 

Missions of the Month:  Harvest House-Haiti and Feed My People

Feed My People Food Bank and Harvest House-Haiti are the mission recipients for the month of October.

 

Feed My People serves a multi-county area based in Eau Claire to provide nourishment –and hope – to our thousands of our hungry neighbors each month.

 

Harvest House, Haiti is a ministry spearheaded by Judy Foster, who is currently developing the “Children’s Village” on Haiti’s southern coast to serve children of special needs, including those suffering from AIDS.  The ministry will include medical care, housing, school and living quarters, while serving as a home base for missionaries, visitors and pastors involved with the project.  Pastor Henseler is familiar with this ministry, and has participated in mission trips there.

 

Under FLMC’s standard mission division, Feed My People will receive 11% of the regular offerings in October, while Harvest House will receive 10%

 

Update From East European Missions Network

Our July non-local mission offering went to the East European Missions Network.  We receive the following update along with a thank-you note from Pastor Bill Moberly, EEMN Executive Director:

Sally and I have covered a lot of ground in the past three months on behalf of EEMN:  Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Latvia and Estonia.  The Lord is at work, with too many highlights for this brief note.  Pastor Don Richman (EEMN Founder) as well as our missionaries, international partners, other staff and over 90 short-term mission team members have also been on the front lines proclaiming the Gospel and making disciples.  We know that you are an integral part with us in all of the work that goes forth in Jesus’ name through EEMN.  Your gifts and prayers are much needed, are put to good use, and are deeply appreciated.

 

Eggroll Fundraiser Continues for Hmong Lutheran Mission

There’s still time to sign up for a tasty way to promote evangelism among Eau Claire’s Hmong population.  There’s an order form on the information table of the fellowship hall for eggrolls made by members of the Hmong Lutheran Mission of Eau Claire.  The eggrolls are $15 per dozen, and can be ordered through Friday, October 25. 

 

2014 LCMC Youth Event Set

March 14-16, 2014 has been set for the annual LCMC Youth Event at Three Bears Lodge in Warrens.  The event will be based on Ephesians 3:17:  “So that Chris may dwell in your hearts through faith.”  Among the presenters will be musician David Scherer-Agape and speaker and artist Eric Samuel Timm.  For more details and registration information, contact Lisa McCormick at ministries@gloriadeitomah.com, or call 608-372-4758.

 


 

News and Notes

·         The church council will meet Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

 

·         Choir will practice October 17 and 31, and will be singing at the October 27 and November 3 services.

 

·         Our fellow LCMC congregation Saving Grace Lutheran Church is having its bazaar Saturday, November 2 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 2124 Eastridge Center.

 

·         If you have prayer request you would like to have made known to the prayer chain, please contact Sylvia Miller at 715-874-5080 or Katie Evans at 715-831-8797.

 

·         Don’t forget – our worship services are now cable-cast at a new day and time.  Find the service Sundays at 6 p.m. (it will be the previous week’s service) on channels 96 and 993.  Of course, you can watch anytime online at www.faithlutheranmc.org.

 

General Weekly Calendar

(Schedule may vary due to member visitations, evening meetings and special services)

Sundays

9:00     Worship

10:00   Fellowship & Sunday School

Monday-Tuesday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Office Hours

6 p.m.  Text Study

7 p.m. Worship

Thursday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Office Hours

 

Feel free to check before you stop in by calling Pastor Nick at the Church (715-514-2021) or on his cell (563-676-1853).  You can also email pastornickhenseler@gmail.com.

 

The Last Word

“This life therefore is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise.  We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it.  The process is not yet finished, but it is going on.  This is not the end, but it is the road.  All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”                                                                                                                                Martin Luther

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