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Come and worship with us at 505 East Bonita Avenue (one-half block east of the Post Office) in San Dimas, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 7:00.
SPECIAL OFFERING FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY
We are receiving a special offering for victims of Hurricane Harvey and have given $3,155.00, so far. It will all go to Lutheran Disaster Relief, already at work. Use a pew envelope and mark it “Harvey” at worship, or you can mail your gift to Faith Lutheran Church, 505 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, California 91773. Please give generously.
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST "HOPE" THIS SUNDAY
“Hope” from California Baptist University in Riverside will be our special musical guests this coming Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.
Small group vocal ensembles like “Hope” from CBU have been favorites at FLC for many years. Come this Sunday and invite a friend to worship with you.
LUTHER ON WEDNESDAYS
Come and worship at our evening service on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We are finishing our study of Romans this Wednesday. On September 13th, we will begin a 7-week study of Martin Luther, leading up to our celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation on October 29th!
2018 SPIRITUAL GROWTH RETREAT SIGN-UP TODAY
Our FLC congregational one-day retreat will take place at the Serra Retreat in Malibu February 3rd. Sign-up at the announcement wall today. A brochure on the facility is located there as well. Contact organizer and leader Rev. Sally Welch at 909 599-3978 for more information.
CHURCH CONSTRUCTION IN TAZANIA UPDATE
We are receiving a special offering to help our brothers and sisters in Christ of Dakawa, Tanzania in East Africa build a structure for worship, learning and missions.
When completed, it will be the only church serving the students at the only post-high school schools training all the teachers and skilled craftsman in the country, plus the surrounding area!
It is now nearly complete, but worship services for students and locals are being held, and the church is growing. Three weddings have already taken place!
We will soon be moving on to the construction of our seventh church.
Thank you for your generous support.
Please mark a white pew envelope “Tanzania” for this purpose, or mail your gift to the church.
CONFIRMATION CLASS ORIENTATION PLANNED
Young people who are going into 7th grade or above and their parents are gathering for our 2017/18 Confirmation Class Orientation on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 p.m.
WORK YOUR BIBLE
The Lutheran Reformation was, in part, about how all people should be able to read the Bible, not just the priests. How well do you know the Bible?
We are printing the pew Bible page numbers of our Sunday readings.
Or, for $5 you can buy Bible book tabs to mark the first page of every book in the Bible for easy navigation.
Or you may download an app for your phone or device that will help you find a Bible verse in seconds! Olive Tree is good. For a one-time $10.00 fee you can download the NRSV translation we use in worship and Bible Study and use it on all your devices. Logos is also good.
Be the Reformation as we approach its 500th Anniversary on October 29th!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE MUSIC FOR THE LORD?
Contact Dan Ambrosini at aambrosini.daniel @gmail.com or at (909) 392-8400 about singing or playing in our vocal and instrumental groups!
"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK
We are on Facebook as Faith Lutheran Church San Dimas. Click here to check us out and "like" us.
FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT
We set a goal of giving 5,750 lbs. of food, including some of the produce from our Seeds of Faith garden, and personal hygiene items, to our local emergency food pantry in 2017! Please give food to help the people who need our help in the name of Jesus Christ. Food that does not need cooking, small water bottles, canned food, staple food, easy-to-prepare food, diapers and personal hygiene items are much needed.
If you prefer, you can contribute funds and volunteers will shop for you.
SEEDS OF FAITH GARDEN
Our Seeds of Faith Organic Garden group gathers at the garden at FLC on the third Saturday of every month. Come and learn how to grow your own food and care for Creation. Contact Lisa Blair at 626 422-9097 or at lisamblair127@ yahoo.com for more information
SHARE YOUR FAITH STORY
How did you first come to a life of faith in Jesus Christ? What keeps you close to God? Have you every wavered? What brought you back? Everyone has a faith story. We are looking for a few people to share theirs.
Would you be willing to share your story of faith with the congregation, either in person at worship or on video? Contact Pastor Berkedal to find out how you can share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 909 599-3978.
HOW TO DO FAMILY DEVOTIONS ON THE FLY
Click here for a 90-second video.
FREEING FAITH APPEAL 2017 PLEDGES
We’ve had a great beginning to our Freeing Faith Stewardship Appeal with the number of pledges up 30% so far.
President of the Congregation, Paula Ambrosini, brought a heartfelt and fine conclusion to our series of member talks during worship. Click here for the text of her remarks.
Materials are still available on the announcement tables and can be accessed below.
A pledge is not a contract. It is a statement of intent that can be revised up or down. What it does is help us be intentional about our giving.
Pray about it, and then return your completed pledge this coming Sunday. We will bring our pledges to the altar and tie them to a Christmas tree as a response to the great gift of God in Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your continued partnership in our common ministry, your generous response to God’s grace, and your shining example of what a Christian community looks like among the people it serves and to whom it witnesses.
CELEBRATING REFORMATION 500
What is a Lutheran? We will soon have one year to tell our story.
The world will be taking note of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, starting Sunday, October 29th and extending for a full year.
Watch for a year of personal devotions, a Lenten season of reflection, creative use of social media, film festival, a book and media festival, synod events, and much more.
We will celebrate together the story of why the Lutheran church becoming necessary and share the grace of God in Jesus Christ that made it happen.
TAKE YOUR PICTURE WITH MARTIN LUTHER
We have placed full-size cutout of Martin Luther in our entryway (Narthex). Come and take your picture with him, pick up a copy of some suggested text to go with it, and post it to your social media!
TIME AND TALENT SURVEYS
Your are gifted. Tell us how. Fill out the Time and Talent survey at www.faithsd.net>Faith That Works and send or bring it in. Take some time today.
Our children in Pre-school through 6th grade follow their teachers out of the worship space into the Parish Hall at after the Children's Sermon at our 10:00 a.m. worship service during the school year.
Our Sunday School is now formally closed for the summer, but may open informally during the summer. It will resume on September 17th!
Please be praying about whether God might be calling you to teach.
FREEING OUR FAITH IN 2017
Are you rich towards God? Could you live on ten times your current giving?
First fruits (the first check you write after income), proportional (based on a percentage of that income) growth giving (leading to 10% (a tithe) and beyond) is the Biblical standard.
With the stocks at or near all-time highs, gifts of appreciated stock directly to FLC may have tax advantages. Consult with your financial advisor to see if this may be effective stewardship for you.
Live by faith each day for Jesus.
FLC STUDY GROUP
The FLC Study Group gathers at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Conference Room. Once a month fellowship takes place with a byo lunch at 12 noon. Participants are welcome to drop in at any time. Contact Sam Kamler at email@example.com for info.
MAJOR MAINTENCE PROGRESS
Our project to replace the light fixtures in the Parish Hall has been completed! This is a Major Maintenance project, after re-roofing the Parish Hall, re-painting the wood trim and metal fences and trimming the trees this year.
Next up is resurfacing our south parking lot on Bonita Ave.
Our thanks to all who have contributed to our Major Maintenance Fund!
SING IN OUR ADULT LITURGICAL CHOIR
"One who sings prays twice" - Augustine
Come and sing in our Adult Liturgical Choir and support the worship of our congregation. Rehearsals are held in FLC Thursdays in 7:00 p.m. in our main worship building. Click here for an informative flier including the many benefits of singing in a church choir.
Contact Director Dan Ambrosini at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 392-8400 with questions or for more info. Or, just come to a practice and see for yourself!
STEWARDSHIP LETTER AT END OF 2016
Click here for a copy of Pastor Berkedal's letter to the congregation with regard to our financial condition as the year 2016 neared its end. What new opportunities has God given us? How can you be a good manager of what God has given you?
Come and worship with us Sundays at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m., or Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Click here for directions. We encourage the presence of children at worship, and we provide free professional child care, a cry room, as well as children's activity sheets. All are welcome.
Click here for Pastor Berkedal's 2017 report to our Annual FLC Meeting last January. Contact the church for a complete annual meeting report.
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Questions about FLC? Contact Pastor David Berkedal here.
Check the links to the left below the line to meet the pastor, tour the church and tour our campus! Welcome!