Welcome to Faith!
 Inviting all people to faith. . .
come and worship. . .
go and work!  
 
 
Sunday Church
Lenten Services
View on You Tube
 
 
Sunday School
 
10:30 a.m.
Canceled til further notice
 
While we cannot meet in person right now, we welcome you!

Find our worship service on YouTube at
www.youtube.com/user/faithlutheranspencer
Click on the red Live Now button on or after 8:55 A.M.

 
Faith Lutheran Response for COVID-19
 
For a Lenten youth activities flip book as well as some activities from Dodo and Emu
 
Please go to the Youth Activities and Event page!  
 
 
One
Way
We
Can
Help!
 
Please click on image at right and it will take you to the instructions page!
 
March 17, 2020
 
Dear family of Faith,

“What shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? . . . We are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us . . . Nothing will separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8).
 
Take heart! Jesus is still Lord of the universe and almighty in power!
 
The Corona Virus is causing an unsettling and unprecedented time for our American society and the world. The question is, how can Christ’s church continue to be faithful in sharing a message of hope during this unique period of time?
 
Listening to the counsel and policies of our government officials and the medical experts, Faith Lutheran has two major goals:
1) To keep all Faith’s members and guests safe and healthy; and
2) To stop the threat of the virus and flatten the virus’ curve as soon as possible.
So, we seek to do our part for the greater good by complying with the instructions to maintain “social distancing.” As Luther would say, “For the sake of my neighbor.”
 
We wish to share with you the changes in Faith’s life until the crisis of this virus is past us, and we return to “normal” life together.
 
Therefore, effective immediately, the following programs are suspended, until further notice:
• No LifeKids
• No Confirmation
• No Youth Group
• No Sunday School
• No Sunday Adult Discipleship class
• No programmed public meetings at Faith’s building

We will celebrate Holy Communion with those in the First Communion class as soon as we are able to resume worshiping publicly.
 
Confirmation Sunday is scheduled for the last Sunday in April, but that does not seem likely at this point. We will continue to be in touch about this special celebration for our youth.
 
Funerals – We will offer support and services to people who experience the death of a loved one for a funeral or memorial. However, the state officials recommend “immediate family only.”
 
We are excited and pleased to invite you to still join Faith via online “live stream” worship over YouTube for our regularly scheduled worship beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020 on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
[watch future emails this week with instructions for the link to join our worship].
 
To all members who regularly serve in the worship roles of: worship leader, scripture reader, vocalist and leader of the ‘prayers of Faith,’ we ask you to still come to Faith’s building on your scheduled Sunday to lead as usual. The only difference is, we will be leading worship to an empty church. Yet, at the same time, hundreds of members and guests will be joining Faith in worship at our computers, connected by the Holy Spirit. If you are not comfortable coming to the church, or leading at this time, that is perfectly understandable. Just let Denise Laaveg know (815.601.4596), and she will find another person to fill in.
 
We are grateful for your continued generosity in support of our congregation’s mission and ministry. Even though we will not be gathering face to face, would you please continue to give at your normal level of support or beyond? Give in one of the four following ways:
1) You can mail in your checks to our church office,
2) You can give online http://bit.ly/33RXUbH,
3) Use the “Bill Pay” option from your online banking, or
4) We can work with you and your personal bank to set up a bank to bank transfer (which could be discontinued any time you desire).
Call Lori Krei at the church office if you need help in your method of giving. (712.580.4316). Thank you for continuing to generously give to Faith!
 
Though we wish to comply with government and medical recommendations for social distancing, our office will remain open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Feel free to phone the church, and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you. Also, if you are sick in any way, please stay home to become well again.
 
Do you remember the dark stormy night, when the disciples were in a boat on the turbulent waves of the Sea of Galilee? They thought they would die during that dark night. But, in their worst crisis, Jesus came to them in the middle of the storm, walking on water, unaffected and infinitely more powerful than the wind and waves which threatened them. Jesus said, “Take courage! It is I! Don’t be afraid!” (Matthew 14:27).
In Exodus 15:26 the Lord introduces Himself, “I am the Lord your Healer.”
Remember, we are still held in the powerful arms of our Lord. God will see us through this battle with the Corona Virus. Keep praying! Keep trusting!
 
Together in Christ’s love,
Pastor Lee Laaveg
Online giving provides the ability to donate on our website.
 
After creating an account, you’re able to give a donation or schedule a series of donations directly from your checking or savings account or by using your debit or credit card.

 

Sending your Tithes and Offerings to Faith Lutheran is as easy as clicking your mouse!
Go to: http://bit.ly/33RXUbH and follow the instructions.
 

Questions? Contact the church office at 712.580.4316.

Looking for something to put in the offering plate?

“I Gave Online” cards are available at the Welcome Center.

 
 
For LifeKids … 
 
Register online at http:// bit.ly/2TgJtJ8
 
IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
 
LIFEKIDS
is temporarily suspended!
 
 
 
 
 
 
lead
 
 

Wednesdays at 6:30

 
Journey through the Psalms
 
 
Please enjoy the Lenten presenters on
Live Streaming and YouTube!
 

Faith Lutheran Church is here for you.

Faith is a church created to live out the mission to which we have been called.

Our core values and beliefs are:

Reaching Out

Centered in the Word of God

Following the Spirit

Worshiping God

Building a Loving Community

Generous Hearts

Leading Ministry Through Lay People 

Freedom

Learning for Life

Building Up Individuals, Families, Youth & Children

Global Vision