Voter's Meeting

Sunday, November 10, 2019 • 11:45 a.m. • Agape Hall

Lunch will be provided. At this meeting we will elect council members and approve the 2020 budget. Please plan to attend.

Spring Excitement and Easter Joy

It is an exciting time at Faith Lutheran Church! We had an incredible Lent, a deeply-moving Holy Week, and an Easter celebration that felt like a foretaste of heaven. We had record attendance at our Lenten soup suppers and Vespers services. So many families decided to make our Lenten journey toward Holy Week a priority, preparing their children to receive the full experience of our Lord’s death and resurrection for us!

On Palm Sunday we celebrated our Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem and welcomed the newly confirmed to our Lord’s Table. On Maundy Thursday we recalled the Passover and how it enriches our experience of the Lord’s Supper. On Good Friday we took in the Seven Words that our Savior spoke from the cross, pondering them in our hearts. At the Easter Vigil we heard how the entire Old Testament points us to the coming of Jesus. At the Easter Services we experienced huge crowds and incredible music as we gathered to celebrate the fact that Jesus is risen!

By the way, if you missed the Holy Week services and sermons, you can find them on Faith Capo’s Facebook page – they are well-worth your time!

Jesus is risen and He has been active at Faith! Through His word, through His sacraments, and through – you – His people He has been feeding His sheep and tending to their needs, searching out the lost, and drawing a beautiful flock to Himself.

We are indeed a flock of sinners – of sheep who have gone, each one, in our own ways – but Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the Pastor and Bishop of our souls. “Whoever comes to Me,” He says, “I will never cast out.” By His death, He has put our sins away forever. By His resurrection, He lives to call us to repentance, to forgive us, to create in us clean hearts, to renew in us right spirits, and to send us out with His gospel to those He has put into our lives.

Christ Jesus did not rise from the dead simply to disappear quietly into heaven. He promises to be with us even to the end of the age. He lives to be our Pastor, and He likewise calls pastors to feed His sheep. At the congregational voter’s meeting on April 7th Faith chose to call me (Pastor Rhode) to serve as Sole Pastor. This means two things. First, this is the work of Jesus, who calls pastors through His congregation. Second, this means that Faith is poised to receive a vicar in the summer of 2019.

What’s a vicar? In short, a vicar is a seminarian, a man who is preparing himself so that the Lord may one day call him to serve as a pastor. As I write this article, I have just learned that our new vicar’s name is Josef Muench. He is coming from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and will serve at Faith from the summer of 2019 to the summer of 2020 (probably from late-June to late-June). God be praised!

This, too, is the work of Christ in our midst. Not only will the vicar serve in our congregation, but he will also be shaped and formed by our congregation for future service in Christ’s church. With your prayers, your encouragement, and your hospitality you will play a big part in this. Please do keep Vicar Muench in your prayers. May God bless him as he learns, grows, and serves among us!

These are exciting times at Faith and our Easter joy is in full bloom! A new men’s study has formed and meets on Monday evenings. A new comfort care ministry has launched. We look forward to a bursting-at-the-seams Vacation Bible School, to Faith Academy (stay tuned!), to the always fun and relaxing Church Picnic, and to new and exciting fellowship events – chances for you to get connected, and opportunities for you to invite friends and introduce them to your church.

May our Lord Jesus continue to bless us with His presence and with His gifts, even as He leads unto life eternal.

For I know that my Redeemer lives,

    and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

And after my skin has been thus destroyed,

    yet in my flesh I shall see God,

 whom I shall see for myself,

and my eyes shall behold, and not another.

 My heart faints within me! – Job 19:25-27

In Christ, Pastor Rhode

Vicar Josef Muench

Vicar Josef Muench

Easter Services

EASTER SERVICES: Sunday April 21, 2019: 5:00 am Easter Vigil,  7:00 am and 10:00 am Easter Services, with free breakfast served 6:30 am -9:00 am, and children’s activities 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Voter's Meeting

Sunday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. in Agape Hall

Lunch will be provided.

All members of FLC should plan attend the voter’s meeting in April.

In association with the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod, the Faith Lutheran Church Call Committee has determined that, in accordance with district guidelines and the FLC constitution and bylaws, an agenda item will be added to the April voter's meeting. This agenda item is to discuss and vote regarding the change of Pastor Rhode's title from "Associate Pastor" to "Sole Pastor" which according to the district, is the approved, appropriate title for the pastor of a church with one pastor. 

The call committee was appointed by the church council and consists of the church vice president (chair) and the four elders listed below. The structure of the call committee is dictated by the church constitution. 

The call committee members are Vice President Phil Hoskins, and Elders: Barry Vaniel, Bob Elwell, Stephen Manz, and Pat Wiley.

January OWLS Meeting

Thursday, January 17
12:00 p.m.
Agape Hall


We resume this month with a trip to Greece. Haven’t you always wanted to visit this ancient land and it’s amazing islands? Well, come to OWLS as we first visit Athens, the famed Oracle of Delphi, and a medieval monastery. On the Peloponnesian Peninsula, we’ll scope out Nafplion’s charming port and the ruins of ancient Mycenae. Then we’ll island hop on the Aegean: sun-drenched Santorini with a city frozen in time by a volcano’s eruption, trendy Mykonos, and last sacred Delos—uninhabited but covered with ancient ruins.

Bring your lunch. We’ll enjoy fellowship as we eat together—coffee & dessert are provided.

Whale Watching

Our group plans to go whale watching in February out of Dana Point. We are offering this trip to all folks at Faith. If we get 20 or more, we can get a group discount. So, let’s talk this up and invite friends to join on this sailing adventure. More details to follow.

OWLS

Thursday, November 15 • 12:00 p.m.

We are in for a treat this month as Joyce Yarbrough will show a video she prepared about a trip she and Ted took to Eastern Europe. We will visit the classic cities of Budapest and Bucharest, the Sinaia region of Romania and even into Ukraine. We always enjoy their videos, especially because we can ask questions and hear stories with further information.

Do come join us for the last OWLS presentation of 2018. We meet at noon for some fellowship while we eat our ‘bring your own’ lunches. Dessert and coffee are provided, and the video begins about 1:00 p.m. This program is open to all and we urge you to attend. We plan to have more varied programs this Spring—watch for announcements.

Make it, Bake it, Sew it, Grow it

Sunday, November 18, 2018

This event is for you to bring your home made, home baked, home sewn and home grown items to be purchased by others as a fundraiser to support our seminary students and other missions. Calling all bakers, knitters, crocheters, gardeners, wood workers, quilters and sewers to start gathering your supplies and working on your finished products.