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Welcome to Faith Lutheran Church

A Christ-centered congregation

of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)

in Bloomington, Indiana.

For pastoral care please contact Pastor Edwards or Pastor Beck.

WORSHIP with us this Sunday!

 Worship Bulletin

Children’s Bulletin

Sunday School

What to expect

Online Bible Studies

Wednesdays through September 30 

Join us for either class – or both! No registration required.

Click on the class title below for the Zoom access link.

[Noon]  The Odyssey of Saint Paul

Contact Pastor Beck with questions.

(class handouts)

[7 pm]  Book of Revelation

Contact Pastor Edwards with questions.

(September 16 handout)

 

Devotional Resources

Online Devotions

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Watch for new video devotions on Facebook and/or YouTube.

Devotional Booklets

Copies of Portals of Prayer, Lutheran Women’s Quarterly, and other devotional materials are available for pick-up 24/7 by the under the lower canopy (closest to the Sanctuary) at church. Help yourself!

 

Lutheran Women in Mission

Thursday, October 1 (6:30 pm) – Faith/ULu planning meeting for 2021 Spring Zone Rally (to be held in Bloomington)

Saturday morning, October 17 – Columbus Zone Fall Rally

Mites – collected the last Sunday of each month

News & Events

Outdoor Hymn Sing – Sunday, September 20 |  6:00-6:30 pm

and alternate Sundays (October 4, 18…) weather-permitting

  • Wear your mask
  • Request any hymn (hymnals provided, or bring your own)
  • Park in designated areas (back rows)
  • Choose a chalked square to put down a blanket or set up lawn chairs

Choirs and other Music activities for the fall

Contact our Cantor, Dr. Priscilla Gabriel, for more details or to get involved.

  • K-2nd graders are invited to join our Preparatory Choir outdoors on Tuesday evenings.
  • All others older children, youth, and adults are invited to join the Virtual Senior Choir and/or virtual music literacy and singing training.

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

Team Faith Lutheran Church will meet in the parking lot at Faith at 9am on Saturday morning, September 26 for a brief devotion and prayer and will then head out our own 3-mile route.

If you missed the early deadline to register for this year’s HOC, it’s not too late! – you can still designate Team Faith Lutheran Church and walk or run in support of local cancer care; your shirt will simply be mailed to you after the date of the race. We hope you will join us!

Pantry 279

Serving over 3000 people per month Pantry 279 is the largest food pantry in Southern Indiana, yet still housed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellettsville (a very small space) with a staff made up of volunteers.  Canned goods and pantry items may be brought to Faith on Sundays and left under the lower canopy to be delivered to Pantry 279. Swing through the lower canopy entrance after after the Drive-in service, or bring inside to the 5pm service. Cash and checks (payable to Pantry 279) will also be accepted, in support of their capital fund drive to help them relocate to a larger facility.

Giving Options

Giving statements through the first two quarters of this year are available upon request and will be sent to the email or home address you specify.

  1. Leave your offering in person at either the 9am (drive-in) or 5pm (indoor) service.
  2. Mail your offering to  church (2200 S. High Street, Bloomington 47401).
  3. Download this form to set up automatic withdrawals.

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Where’s your cross? Some point to the cross they are wearing as a necklace or on their ears. Some may pull out of their purse the “Cross in my pocket” that they have been carrying around for years. Today, some may even point to a tattoo or belly-button cross. Strangely enough, many people will draw your attention to a burden they are bearing as their “cross.”

The Holy Cross is a symbol of victory over sin, death and the power of the devil. The Cross of Christ Crucified is upon you in remembrance of your Baptism on your forehead and hearts marking you as one who belongs to Him. It is in your life as you face the burdens of this world; not as the burdened, but as the overcomers of the world, triumphant in Christ.

People will want to be their best around you because your best is Christ living in you. There is no room for foul language, tasteless jokes, gossip, or tolerating sinful behavior around you because Christ lives in you and everyone knows it.

Celebrate the Cross in your life. Bear it passionately, on your forehead, in your heart, and through your life, because the Cross of Christ makes a difference in you as one belonging to Jesus and to all those around you who will want to be at their best. This celebration will become contagious and will be of great joy until our Lord returns.