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This Week at Faith October 23- October 30 2016

Sunday is Pick-Your-Own-Hymn Sunday. During the time of Welcome, Pastor Chris will be offering a chance for some of you to choose one of the hymns that we will be singing today. We will need a total of 7 hymns so please be certain to speak up quickly and clearly when he requests the number of your favorite hymn.

Fifth Book Bonanza -Sunday Oct. 30th & Nov. 6, 2016

What is a Book Bonanza? A Book Bonanza is an opportunity for everyone in the congregation to enjoy a book exchange. If you have a book or books that you are ready to pass on, please bring them to church on or before Sunday, October 30th and place them on the tables provided in the Narthex. These books then, are there for the taking, before and after service on that Sunday and the next Sunday. Anyone can help themselves to the books on the table, whether they have brought in books to share or not. Bring kids books as well as adult books, fiction as well as nonfiction, inspirational books, and the classics. Please do not bring encyclopedias and text books. Any books that have not found a new home will be delivered to the Fire Hall to be donated to the Children’s Hospital Book drive. The Book Bonanza will again be hosted by Book Club members.

Interested in a Subscription to Canada Lutheran??

Canada Lutheran is the official magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Never heard of Canada Lutheran before? Check out the wall in the Narthex for past and current editions of the magazine. Want to sign up? Talk to Cathy in the church office, or fill out one of the renewal forms that are available in the Narthex. The deadline for signing up or renewing an existing subscription is October 30th, so be sure to drop off a form and the subscription fee ($19.78, tax incl.) before then if you’re interested. For more information, call the church office or check out the Canada Lutheran website at http://www.elcic.ca/clweb/index.html

Applebee’s Pancake Fundraiser:

Come join us for a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 19th from 8am – 10am at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2065 Pembina Hwy.

Faith Gardens Inc. will be hosting this fundraiser in support of the Pastoral Care Program at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home. Tickets are $14.00 and $10.00 from each ticket sold will go to this program. So if you want  “good food and fellowship” please be sure to get your tickets early as seating is limited and no tickets can be purchased at the door. We will be selling tickets in the Narthex after church every Sunday or you can call Susan Care at 204-253-4385 or Ross Feeney at 204-417-3101 for tickets and/or further information.

October Special Appeal: MNO Benevolence

Sunday’s service was prepared with material provided by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and follows the initiative of the Lutheran World Federation that the three years leading up to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, focus on Creation—Not for Sale; Human Beings—Not for Sale; Salvation—Not for Sale.

To make a donation to the ELCIC Praise Appeal please use the visitors envelopes in the pew or the “special” line on your offering envelope.

Cathy Zimmerman - Office Administrator
Cathy Zimmerman - Office Administrator
Our full time Church Administrator works to manage the day-to-day administration of the congregation; keeps records; provides hospitality to members and visitors; manages the finances of the congregation; and optimizes communication through weekly bulletins, the church website, and the monthly newsletter. Cathy Zimmerman is currently serving as our Church Administrator. She can be reached via email at officeadmin@faithlc.ca, or phone (204) 253-1491 ext. 20