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Jan. 22 – Faith Lutheran Cancels Ladies Bible Study

Due to snowy weather conditions, Faith Lutheran Church has cancelled Ladies Bible Study for February 22. We pray for our first responders who work hard to keep citizens safe.

Mountain Mama 2017 Party

Two members of our congregation annually have a themed ‘costume’ party for fun and fellowship.

The women of Faith look forward to this every year.  The women go all out with appropriate themed decorations inside and outside their house.  They live about 2,000 ft on the side af a mountain with a 180-degree panoramic view of beautiful mountains.

A Buffett type luncheon is spread out over the dining room table and the kitchen counter.  The women like to eat on the deck while the local herd of deer graze in the yard. The menu tries to follow the theme.

This year the theme was “The Wild, Wild West”.  Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.  Part of the fun is to see how each woman (that comes in costume) had interpreted the theme in her costume.

A neighbor comes up and enjoys lunch while visiting with the ladies as she ‘judges’ the best costume.  A prize is given to the best costume.  The hostesses usually have two brief quizzes related to the theme and prizes are given to the winners.  However, this was not done this year the women were enjoying fellowship with their sisters-in-Christ.

The decorations begin when they arrive at the front door.  This year each hostess had a “wanted poster with photo offering $500.00 dead or alive for two desperados on the loose. One was a horse thief and the other a bank robber (Wells Fargo of course).

 

Hanging from the corner of the garage was a noose with a (plastic) skeleton whose neck was clearly broken. Beneath him were his boots. This horse thief died with his boots on in pure western lore.

Everyone had a great time.  Several of the ‘regulars’ were missing due to circumstances that spoke to more serious priorities.  We had a group picture taken on the deck with the view in the background.

Pastor Goeglein holds another round of Adult Instruction Class

Rev. Evan Goeglein, Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River has announced the dates his latest Adult Instruction Class. The Adult Instruction Class is a free 12-week class that Pastor Goeglein offers at least once every year that covers the foundation teachings of Christian, from the Lutheran perspective in particular. This year’s class will meet on Thursdays at 6:30pm beginning September 7th and is located at the church at 8582 Rogue River Hwy. The class provides a friendly and comfortable place to learn the teachings of Faith Lutheran Church where questions are welcome and everyone has a good time. All materials needed are provided. For more information visit faithrogueriver.org.

Faith Lutheran Church to Study History of the Reformation

This year marks the 500th Anniversary since the 16th Century reformer Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg Germany. It is often times pointed to as the event that begins the Reformation of the Church, in which the true Gospel is rediscovered as the Lord’s joy to save sinners on account Christ’s work alone through faith alone–as told by Scripture Alone.

In honor of this important event, Faith Lutheran Church is meeting on Tuesday nights in the months of September and October to watch a video series on Martin Luther and the reformation. Their gathers include covering two video sessions about 20 minutes in length, with discussion to follow. The gathers are open to anyone who would like to attend.

 

Faith Lutheran Church Cancels Annual Picnic

The annual picnic is a tradition that goes back many many years for Faith Lutheran Church. Sadly, because of area wild fires and potentially dangerous air quality, Faith Lutheran Church has cancelled the 2017 church picnic originally scheduled for Saturday August 26th at Palmerton Park in Rogue River. We look forward to being able to continue the tradition next year, hoping for better picnic conditions.