Guitar for Barbara

Guitar for Barbara

Surprise!  It is such a great thing when things come together so quickly, find especially when the church is the church. Just a few days earlier I learned of a very sick guitar and of an even more heart sick owner.  So I put the word out and made some calls to see what we could do to change the situation. And by the sixth day we were able to present a very beautiful Fender guitar for a very special person, troche our Parish Nurse Barbara Marlin. Remember, buy Faith Lutheran Church’s third Faith Value is — Compassion, and we lived it out again.  A gift from Special Gifts and Memorials met a need and quickly. Well done Faith Lutheran Church.

From time to time we need to be reminded what is important to our ministry. Those Values are listed below, read through them, and remember

Tears of Joy

Tears of Joy

them.

  1. We value the Word of God as His authority. We uphold the biblical truth as rooted in the scriptures. Psalm 119:9,11,16,105,133ff; Matthew 4:4;John 1:1; John 5:24; John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrew 4:12; James 1:18-23
  2.  We value Christ-centered communities. Our faith is expressed through a Four Community framework: Worshiping, Gathering, Discipling, and Serving Communities. Genesis 28:3; Colossians 3:12-17; Numbers 16:3, Jeremiah 30: 20
  3. We value being compassionate to others. We seek to live with a servant’s-heart following Christ’s example, both locally and globally. Psalms 103:8; Mark 12:28-34; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 1:3-6
  4. We value worship and music. As people of God, we express our faith through worshiping well in a variety of forms, emphasizing Word and Sacrament as a confessional church.       Psalm 108:1-3; Romans 12:1-2
  5.  We value being learners. As a Christ-centered community, we believe that it is our task to nurture, equip, and develop – disciples for Christ through a learning and worshiping environment. Colossians 2:6-7; II Timothy 3:14-17
  6.  We value the gifts of others. We seek to identify and nurture one another’s spiritual gifts, equipping them for ministry. I Corinthians 12:1-11; Romans 12:4-8: I Corinthians 8 & 9
  7.  We value excellence. We believe that God deserves our very best; nothing more, nothing less; and nothing else. I Corinthians 14:12; Philippians 4:4-9

As a very person once said or something like it, “How good it is.”

Pastor Mark

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