Faith Covenant Church

Setting the Table

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Faith Updates

When I was growing up a chore that I never had to do was set the table. Believe me, my parents made up for it with other chores, but setting the table wasn’t one of them. On holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, we would celebrate them at my grandmother’s house, and luckily she was always happy to guide me in the process.

Sometimes this is how I feel the Lord works in my ministry. I’m never real sure what I’m doing, but I know God is always there to help guide me through the process. I’m very grateful for that because knowing that He’s always there to guide me takes the pressure off of me. I just need to be willing to show up, do my part, and He will do the rest.

In Isaiah 58:11 he says,

“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

Some times the heat of ministry can cause stress in attempts to implement classes, events, and service projects for my students. I even worry at times if the plans I have will be liked by my students. I’m blessed with the fact that God has always guided me through every step of my ministry, and has always blessed the table that I have prepared for Him.

I’m so looking forward to what’s to come this ministry year here at Faith Covenant Church. I’m excited for 3 Sunday morning youth classes to begin on September 18th, and for Wednesday Night youth group on October 5th. It’s going to be a great year filled with the Lord’s blessings!

Have a blessed week!
Nick

Here’s What’s Happening at Faith

All Church Picnic

All are invited to stay after service this Sunday, September 11, to enjoy fellowship and good food at an all church picnic! Food will be provided with a suggested donation of $5. Bring outdoor chairs and a lawn game to play. A children’s bouncey house will be available, as well as a dollar draw for prizes and other activities.

Community Bible Experience

Our church-wide New Testament reading plan, CBE, will kick off on Monday, September 26. Sign up for those not currently in a small group but who wish to join one is now open online – you may go to our website and click on the Small Groups banner, or click HERE. If you do not have access to a computer, you may sign up at the welcome desk counter in the lobby with staff. New members will be contacted by a group leader the week of Sept 19. CBE books will be picked up through your small group leader or will be in lobby for individuals on Sept 25. To receive CBE resources, such as the daily email, or the weekly video, click HERE.

Prime Time Lunch

Our monthly lunch gathering for seniors at Faith will kick-off on Thursday, September 15 at 11:30am. If you are 65+, we want you to come for both the food and the fellowship! RSVP by Tuesday, September 13 to 952.890.3110 or care@faithcovenant.org. Lunch is $5. Volunteers are also needed monthly to prep, serve or clean up. If you can help in this way, contact Sally at askasg@msn.com.

Adult Equip Class

Our Sunday morning adult education class will begin their weekly study at 9am on Sunday, September 18. This class, led by Monroe Larson, will study the book “God: Discover His Character”, by Bill Bright. Bill asks, “Is it possible for a mere human to know the great God who created everything? If so, can we know God well enough to trust Him with the most sensitive areas in our lives? Even more, do we know God well enough to love and obey Him in whatever He asks of us?”.  All are welcome – please join us!

Faith Connect Lunch

If you are new to Faith Covenant or have questions about how to connect, you are invited to an informational lunch next Sunday, September 18, at 11:45am. You will meet staff, find out about the Covenant Church, and explore classes, small groups, and volunteer opportunities at Faith. RSVP to care@faithcovenant.org. Childcare will be available.

Women’s Ministry Kick-off

What can we as women do together to love our world, in Jesus’ name? Come find out, Sunday, September 25 at 6pm as we gather to enjoy friends new and old, eat yummy treats, hear what’s planned for the Women of Faith Covenant this year, and browse through a collection of “Products With a Purpose” (items made by vulnerable women and survivors to offer practical/financial support to them while at the same time bringing the light of Jesus into dark places). For more information, contact Deb at dsdevine@charter.net or 952.432.2289.

Men’s Tailgate Event

Attention guys of all ages! Join us as we kick off another year of ministry by eating food together Wednesday, September 21 at 6:15pm! Traditional tailgate fare, a chance to meet other guys from Faith, fun games available, and a sneak peek at what’s happening for GUYS this year. Suggested donation of $5 to help cover the cost of the meal. Contact Chase at 612.819.4474 for more information. Bring a friend – hope to see you there!

Volunteer Tellers Needed

The teller team is in need of 1-3 volunteers to help count the offering on Sunday mornings. Commitment is typically once per month for an hour after service. If interested, please contact Kevin at kevinzanker@comcast.net.

Guest Services Volunteer Opportunity

If you enjoy greeting people, getting to know people and/or just like people, we have a great opportunity for you to serve your Lord and Faith Covenant Church. We are expanding our guest services team and would love to talk with you about how you can fit onto the team. Please contact Carol at colinger@faithcovenant.org.

Agua Viva Dinner

A team of volunteers will be going to Honduras this fall to build a gravity fed water system, build relationships, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ, the Living Water. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry and having fellowship with the team, please come to a dinner being held on Saturday, October 1 at 6pm here at Faith. (A free will offering will be taken.) To RSVP or receive more information, contact Andy at andysdflrs@comcast.net.

Infant Baptism/Dedication Class

If you would like to either baptize or dedicate your child, please register to attend the one hour parent class September 18 at 9 am. Class is followed by a service of celebration and welcome for your child during a later worship service. A parent application is required by Monday, September 12 – contact jsorensen@faithcovenant.org.