RIC Sunday & Annual Meeting - January 29th
On Sunday, January 29th
Faith ELCA will celebrate
RECONCILING IN CHRIST (RIC) SUNDAY
SINGLE, BILINGUAL WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:00AM
During this special service of worship, Lynn nau will be presented with the Diakonia en Christo (Service in Christ) award by the Lutheran Deaconess Association (LDA). Through this award, the LDA seeks to thank God for the varieties of diaconal service by celebrating the lives and ministry of Lutheran lay people who, in following Christ, reach out in care and compassion to the hurting world.
Immediately following the worship service, we will gather for our annual financial meeting. We will take a look at the 2016 financials and vote on the proposed budget for 2017. We will also vote on needed revisions to our Constitution. EVERYONE is encouraged to attend, especially those who are voting members.
WHAT DOES "RECONCILING IN CHRIST" MEAN?
Faith Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation registered with Reconciling Works. We warmly welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to be a part of our worship and our faith community. Choose to become part of a diverse congregation where many talents create a fulfilling spiritual encounter, and where you will always be loved and accepted as God created you to be.
Reflecting the diverse populations of Phoenix, Faith Lutheran was the first Lutheran Church in Arizona to incorporate an outreach to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) population. The national ELCA affirms the gifts and welcomes LGBT persons of faith in the national church. We recognize the sanctity of value of LGBT relationships and therefore, are permitted to perform weddings, unions, and blessings for LBGT couples. Furthermore, within the ELCA, LGBT persons who are in a committed and monogamous relationship and/or marriage are permitted to become ordained as ministers of Word and Sacrament.
Rock and Roll Marathon and Traffic Disruptions
Sunday, January 15th is the ROCK AND ROLL AZ MARATHON. The course of the race may alter your route to church that morning. Please, don't let it keep you from coming! Check the course of the map below and see the bulletin board for a complete listing of road closures.
You may go to http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/arizona for more information.