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Second Sunday of Advent

In Home Worship Bulletin

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

FLCSanDimasCa - YouTube

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net

December 5th


First Sunday of Advent


In Home Worship Bulletin


YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://youtu.be/_vsJvnhqNzo


Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool


Prayer Net

November 30th


Christ The King Sunday, November 22nd

On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus' great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet we await the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.

Christ The King Sunday

https://youtu.be/KR5n13qkI7A

Christ The King Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net

November 20th

Pentecost 24 Sunday, November 15th

Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread, and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ's coming among us.


Pentecost 24 Sunday

https://youtu.be/L7fabCWIRRM

Pentecost 24 Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net

November 13th


Pentecost 23 Sunday, November 8th

Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ's coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb.

Pentecost 23 Sunday

https://youtu.be/kFYeh1DLi7I

Pentecost 23 Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net

   November 5th   

All Saints Sunday, November 1st  

All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord's table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem.

All Saints Sunday

https://youtu.be/lXVDqPGmSBA

All Saints Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

http://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net 

October 30th


Reformation Sunday, October 25th

Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. We celebrate the good news of God's grace, that Jesus Christ sets us free every day to do this life-transforming work. Trusting in the freedom given to us in baptism, we pray for the church, that Christians will unite more fully in worship and mission.

Reformation Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK9-CNzGm9k

Reformation Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

http://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net

October 24th


Welcome Pastor Nichole and her daughter's

Maya and Maleah. 

Sunday, October 18th

Pastor Nichole's first Sunday leading us in Worship. 

Come to Worship, Outdoors at 9:30 am

Meet & Greet following Worship Service!

Pentecost 20 Sunday, October 18th

In today's first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

Pentecost 20 Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

Prayer Net

October 17th


Pentecost 19 Sunday, October 11th 

In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus' parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.

Pentecost 19 Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net 

October 8th


Pentecost 18 Sunday, October 4th

In today's gospel reading, Jesus tells a vineyard parable, which serves as an image of Israel, the prophets' mission, and Christ's death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God's love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread so that we may share Christ's sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.

Pentecost 18 Sunday

In Home Worship

Sunday School 



Prayer Net

September 25th

Pentecost 17 Sunday, September 27th 

Jesus' parable about two sons who don't do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

Pentecost 17 Sunday

In Home Worship  

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool


Prayer Net

September 17th

Pentecost 16 Sunday, September 20th

Matthew narrates one of Jesus' controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who pays his workers the same wage no matter what time of day they began to work. When God changes God's mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Martin Luther wrote, in the presence of God's mercy we are all beggars.


Pentecost 16 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 16 Sunday: In Home Worship

Pentecost 16 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx2iBAG9BTw&t=28s

Sunday School



Prayer Net

September 11th

Pentecost 15 Sunday, September 13th

In today's second reading Paul questions why we judge one another, since we all stand before the judgment of God. Yet we do sin against one another, and Jesus' challenge that we forgive seventy-seven times reveals God's boundless mercy. When we hear the words of forgiveness in worship and sign ourselves with the cross, we are renewed in baptism to be signs of reconciliation in the world.

Pentecost 15 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 15 Sunday: In Home Worship

Pentecost 15 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fw5owd-fWI&t=7s

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool


Prayer Net

September 4th


Pentecost 14 Sunday, September 6th 

Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus' words in today's gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. The prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and Paul reminds us that love is the fulfilling of the law. We gather in the name of Christ, assured that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.

Pentecost 14 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 14: In Home Worship

Pentecost 14 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYMSxq8dOlE  

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool


Pentecost 13 Sunday, August 30th

The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering yet finds in God's words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn't grasp Jesus' words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.

Pentecost 13 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 13 Sunday: In Home Worship

Pentecost 13 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM-oi8iHCLE

Sunday School


Prayer Net

August 28th

Pentecost 12 Sunday, August 23rd

In Isaiah the people are advised to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. Jesus declares that the church will be built on the rock of Peter's bold confession of faith. God's word of reconciliation and God's mercy are keys to the church's mission. Paul urges us to not be conformed to this world but to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, using our individual gifts to build up the body of Christ. From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.

Pentecost 12 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 12 Sunday: In Home Worship

Pentecost 12 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY8Qyldi1us  

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-12

Prayer Net

August 20th

Pentecost 11 Sunday, August 16th

In Isaiah we hear that God's house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in today's gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.

Pentecost 11 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 11 Sunday: In Home Worship

Pentecost 11 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2hL_BGUfkI

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Pentecost 10 Sunday, August 9th

Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the Eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God's presence to others.

Pentecost 10 Sunday: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 10 Sunday: In Home Worship

Pentecost 10 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W9HNLy_7jo  

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool

Prayer Net

August 7th

Pentecost 9 Sunday, August 2nd

In today's first reading God invites all who are hungry or thirsty to receive food and drink without cost. Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God. At the Eucharistic table we remember all who are hungry or poor in our world today. As we share the bread of life, we are sent forth to give ourselves away as bread for the hungry.

Pentecost 9, Sunday August 2nd: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 9 Sunday, August 2nd: In Home Worship

Pentecost 9 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNHCoijB6Y4&t=28s

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-9

Prayer Net

July 29th


Pentecost 8 Sunday, July 26th

As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today's gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God's reign, the great surprise is that God's grace finds us first!

Pentecost 8, Sunday, July 26th: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 8, Sunday, July 26th: In Home Worship

Pentecost 8 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW1bX9jUig0&t=28s

Sunday School

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-8

Prayer Net

July 22nd


Summer Worship

We are pleased to announce that FAITH Lutheran will gather for   "Outdoor Worship"  this Sunday, July 26th in our park near the     

Rose Garden at our Summer worship time of 9:30 am. 

We will continue to practice the CDC requirements with social distancing and face coverings.


Pentecost 7 Sunday, July 19th

It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day when all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord's table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.

Pentecost 7, Sunday July 19th: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 7, Sunday July 19th: In Home Worship

Pentecost 7 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulVD5ngiDl4

Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-7

Prayer Net

July 15th


Pentecost 6 Sunday, July 12th

God's word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord's table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

Pentecost 6, Sunday July 12th: Devotion 2020

Pentecost 6, Sunday July 12th: In Home Worship

Pentecost 6 Sunday

Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-6

Prayer Net

July 8th

Pentecost 5 Sunday, July 5th

The mystery of God's ways is sometimes hidden from the wise and intelligent. Jesus associates with those often excluded from the religious community. Like Paul, we struggle with our own selfish desires and seek God's mercy and forgiveness. We gather to be refreshed by Christ's invitation: "Come to me, all you that are weary." Gathered around word, water, and meal, we find rest for our souls.


Pentecost 5, Sunday July 5th: Devotional 2020

Pentecost 5, Sunday July 5th: In Home Worship

Pentecost 5 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1okG4qNArE

Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-5

Prayer Net

July 4th

Pentecost 4 Sunday, June 28th

The welcome of baptism is for all God's children. This baptismal gift sets us free from the power of sin and death. In today's gospel, Christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ himself. From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve the little ones of this world and to be a sign of God's merciful welcome.

Pentecost 4, Sunday June 28th: Devotional 2020

Pentecost 4, Sunday June 28th: In Home Worship

Pentecost 4 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGEuzaeyIZg

Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-4

Prayer Net 

June 25th


Pentecost 3 Sunday, June 21st

God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Jeremiah feels the pain of rejection from those who do not want to hear what he has to say. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid for God accounts for each hair on our heads. Though we may experience rejection, frustration, division, and death, God's grace and love make us a new creation each day. Marked with the cross and filled with holy food, we are sent from worship to witness to Christ in the world.

Pentecost 3, Sunday June 21st: Devotional 2020

Pentecost 3, Sunday June 21st: In Home Worship

Pentecost 3 Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eReid15toE

Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-3

Prayer Net

June 17th


Return to “In Person Worship” at

Two Services of

Worship, 8:30am and 10:00am.

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Important Guidelines to follow for all

Members and visitors during   

 "In Person Worship"


Pentecost 2, Sunday June 14th

Moses tells the Israelites that they are called to be a priestly kingdom and a holy people. Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God's compassion with our needy world. From the Lord's table we go forth to proclaim the good news, to heal the sick, and to share our bread with the hungry.

Pentecost 2, Sunday June 14th: Devotional 2020

Pentecost 2, Sunday June 14th: In Home Worship

Copy and paste the Link

Below for Pentecost Sunday Worship Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2e8QN5_aJk

Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/pentecost-sunday-2


Prayer Net

June 11th


The Holy Trinity, Sunday June 7th

Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today's second reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.


The Holy Trinity, Sunday June 7th: Devotional 2020

The Holy Trinity, Sunday June 7th: In Home Worship

Click On the Link Below For Holy Trinity Sunday Worship Service


Sunday School Lesson




Prayer Net

June 4th


Day Of Pentecost, Sunday May 31st

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God's presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God's presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities; we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God's redeeming love to all the world.


Day of Pentecost, Sunday May 31st: Devotional 2020

Day of Pentecost Sunday May 31st: In Home Worship

Click On The Link Below For Pentecost Sunday Worship


Sunday School Lesson, May 31st

Prayer Net

May 27th

FLC Bulletin the Week


Bishops' Joint Letter Against

Re-Opening for Public Worship, May 22nd


Easter 7 Ascension Of Our Lord Sunday, May 24th

In today's readings the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the earth. The disciples were told to not gaze up into heaven to look for Jesus (Acts 1:11); we find his presence among us as we proclaim the word and share the Easter feast. We too long for the Spirit to enliven our faith and invigorate our mission.


Easter 7 Ascension Sunday Devotional 2020

Easter 7 Ascension Sunday, In Home Worship

Click On The Link Below For Easter 7 Ascension Sunday Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUmb1U1LKM8


Sunday School Lesson, May 24th

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/seventh-sunday-of-easter  

Prayer Net 

May 20th


Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17th

Jesus does not abandon his followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord's table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.

Easter 6 Devotion

6th Sunday of Easter, In Home Worship

Click on the link below for the Easter 6 Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UgNLE7_qmw  

Sunday School Lesson, May 17th   

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/sixth-sunday-of-easter  

Prayer Net

May 13th


Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10th

As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today's gospel includes Jesus' promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father's house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus' mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life.


Easter 5 Devotion

5th Sunday of Easter, In Home Worship

Click on the link below for the Easter 5 Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8L0FvdXnWk  

Sunday School Lesson, May 10th

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/i-am-the-way-and-the-truth-and-the-life

Prayer Net

May 6th



Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3rd 

Today is sometimes called "Good Shepherd Sunday." Jesus is called the "gate" of the sheep in today's gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world's violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God's tender care to all creation.

Easter 4 Devotion

4th Sunday of Easter, In Home Worship

Click on the link below for the Easter 4 Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUGNmwIfGMg

Click on the link below for the Sunday School Lesson

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/i-am-the-gate-~-good-shepard-sunday  

Prayer Net: April 29th


Easter 3 Devotion

Third Sunday of Easter, April 26th

Today's gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord's day.

3rd Sunday of Easter, In Home Worship Service

Click on the link below for the Easter 3 Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpw6F5Kwtv0

Click the link below for the Sunday School lesson

  Sunday school lesson

     Prayer Net: April 22nd


Easter 2 Devotion

Second Sunday of Easter, April 19th

Second Sunday of Easter, In Home Worship Service

Click on the link below for the Easter 2 Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQaCSpmPOc

Click on the link below for Faith Sunday School Lesson   

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool  




Easter Sunday

Resurrection of Our Lord

This is the day the Lord has made!  Christ is Risen!  Easter is changed this day, but not the message, nor the purpose.  While we are not able to gather in church, we will gather in worship, in our homes and in our hearts, bound together by the “Word of God”, which is given to us to bring us new hope, all of this during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic.  We boldly proclaim God’s faithfulness, power and love to surround us this day, to protect us, and to heal us.  With joy we proclaim the “Good New” of God’s endless love.  


    Click Here for the Easter Devotion

     Click Here for the Easter Sunday, In Home Worship Service         Click on the link below for Easter Service  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bewni0VyFxc  

Easter Sunday Worship Service

Faith Lutheran Church, San Dimas

Pastor David Beard, Preaching  


Faith Sunday School

Click on the link below for Easter Sunday lesson ans activity






Good Friday

This service is an adaptation of the ancient Tenebrae service.  Tenebrae is the Latin word meaning “shadows.”  The gradual extinguishing of the light during the service, along with the readings, hymns and prayers, symbolize the final hours of our Lord Jesus’ earthly life. This somber service invites you to think on the darkness of sin, death and evil which infect our world today. Darkness at the end of the service represents the apparent overcoming of “the light of the world” by death.

Click Here for GOOD FRIDAY,  In Home Service of Shadows

Click on the Link Below for Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD9AuHMEjvo


GOOD FRIDAY, Service of Shadows

Faith Lutheran Church, San Dimas

Pastor David Beard


Passion/Palm Sunday

The procession with palms brings us into Holy Week and the celebration of the mystery of our salvation.  We enter the week by hearing the story of Jesus’ passion – his suffering and death.  Our service begins with the order of Hosanna Praise.


Click here for Palm/Passion Sunday Devotion

Click Here for In Home Worship

Click on Link Below for Worship Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn_UuGT36b0

Worship for Palm/Passion Sunday

Faith Lutheran Church, San Dimas

Pastor David Beard, Preaching


FAITH Sunday School

Click on the link below for Children's lessons

https://ashbear04.wixsite.com/faithsdsundayschool/post/sunday-of-the-passion~-palm-sunday

Palm Sunday, April 5th


April 1st Prayer Net


Lent 5 Sunday, March 29th

In today's gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God's promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome the newly baptized as we remember God's unfailing promise in our baptism.

Click Here for In Home Worship

Worship for the 5th Sunday in Lent from

Faith Lutheran Church,  San Dimas

Pastor David Beard, Preaching

Click on the Link below for Worship Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nacY2qx5AMI  


Message from Pastor David Beard: SAFE AT HOME Day One, March 21, 2020 

SAFE AT HOME Day One, March 21, 2020

Lent 4 Sunday, March 22

Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the man born blind healed by Christ. "I was blind, now I see," declares the man. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God's beloved children. As David was anointed king of Israel, in baptism God anoints our head with oil, and calls us to bear witness to the light of Christ in our daily lives. 

Click here for: In Home Sunday Worship


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After much prayer and thought, as well as on the recommendations of our Bishop of the  Southwest Synod ELCA, and in consultation with the Church Council of FAITH, I have decided to cancel ALL on campus activities at FAITH through the end of March. 

Our response to this crisis is one of faith and not fear.  Faith calls for us to be very bold in acknowledging the many challenges that we face and in many cases making decision that call for us to be aware of the most vulnerable in our community.

Please click on the media section above to access our FLC Weekly that provides Pastor Beard's full letter. .   

Thank you! 

 

St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians says,

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. -      Philippians 2:1-4 

 


Worship Times

Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 


WEDNESDAY (W.O.W.) WORSHIP

Lenten services will be held on Wednesdays.  At 6:00 p.m. potluck supper (optional) before service bring a dish or soup to share and enjoy fellowship in the FLC Parish Hall followed by a

7:00 pm service of worship in the Sanctuary.

  Lenten Worship at 7:00 pm

  Wednesdays: March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th , April 1st

 

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 5th     

  Worship Services at 8:30 am & 10:00 am

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast,

  9:00 am - 11:30 am hosted by our Youth and Men of Faith Groups 

Maundy Thursday, April 9th

  Worship is at 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 10th

  Worship is at  7:00 pm

                                          

Easter Sunday April 12th

Worship

8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 


 

    FAITH CALL COMMITTEE

Continue to pray for our FLC Call Committee as they continue on their journey to find our next pastor.

They’ve evaluated pastoral candidates.  The first interviews are scheduled for the first week of February.  Candidate review and interviews are required to be confidential, and we are taking great care to ensure that confidentiality.  After much study and preparation, they're excited to  reach the interview process, knowing that God  Himself has already selected our next pastor, and that we are tasked with praying and listening for that good news.

  Following is our anticipated schedule for the remainder of the Call Committee’s work:

 Interviews February-March

 Goal- Candidate for Council review April

 Congregation Meet & Greet (final candidate only) April/May

 Select Final Candidate May/June; Goal- New Pastor in Place July 2020

      church.

* Please note that the above schedule is only an estimate, as the goal is to find the right pastor for our church.

 


 


















































































                                             

 

Worship December 30th at 9:15am


Casa Bonita

  Thank you to all the wonderful families at our FLC Daycare and Preschool and our FLC families for providing Christmas gifts for the folks at Casa Bonita. A group of ladies came in on Wednesday for two hours and wrapped all the gifts. On Friday our Preschool classes delivered the gifts and sang Christmas Songs to the folks that live at Casa Bonita. Special thanks to our organizer Cheri Tyler! 


Leroy Haynes

Thank you to those who baked cookies and purchased gifts for the boys at Leroy Haynes’, Swain Cottage. On Tuesday evening a group joined together to wrap all the Christmas gifts at Leroy Haynes, Center. Special thanks to our organizer Doug Halvorsen!


Christmas Caroling

On December 16th a group gathered together for a joyous evening of Christmas caroling. They went to local homes of folks from our church to share some Christmas joy. Afterwards the group came back to have delicious, homemade Mexican hot chocolate and cookies.  


Manger Scenes

Special thanks to those who shared their beautiful Manger Scenes in the narthex during the Sundays of Advent. There was a variety on display from many places and all made from different types of materials. Some traveled from Thailand, Prague and Kenya to name a few. Each made from intricate materials such as granite, banana bark, goat hair, a pop up book and more.     

   The Traditional crèche has a rich history. Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in the year of 1223 (a "living" one) intending thereby to cultivate the worship of Christ.                                     

 

House Ruth

Friday, December 14th The Women of Faith delivered our 5th collection of gifts for the House of Ruth Christmas Store for survivors of domestic violence. 


Warm Winter Clothing

Please place your gifts in the box provided at FLC by Wednesday, December 19th. They will be distributed by Love I.N.C. (In the Name of Christ).  


Leroy Haynes Cottage

  Tuesday, December 18th, wrapping of the Christmas gifts at Leroy Haynes, 5:30-7:30 pm

  We are buying gifts for Swain Cottage which houses twelve boys from 11-15 at the Leroy Haynes Center for Christmas.  

   You may sign-up to be responsible for one gift or as many as you like. 

  The maximum expenditure on any one gift is in the range of $35.

   We will also supply all 6 cottages with homemade cookies. 

  Sign-up on the announcement board at church for presents and for homemade cookies.

   Contact Doug Halvorsen at 626-532-0576 or dhalhusky@aol.com for information. 


MET Team


  Our church is a caring church where we feel accepted by not only our Lord, but also each other. These are just some of the words our team has gathered from our meetings and activities with you. As we work on finding more of the right words to describe ourselves to a prospective pastor, we will share more with you. This step is almost complete and we will begin next examining what characteristics we will be seeking in our next pastor. 


Family Harvest Festival

  Everyone had a wonderful 8th Annual Family Harvest Festival in October as a gift to the young children of our community and our FLC pre-school.

   We had a petting zoo, pony rides, 6 games with prizes, a bounce house, three costume parades with candy stations, face painting, a balloon artist, pumpkin decorating, 3 costume and candy parades. We served corn, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, snow cones, and beverages.

   We had craft making, family photos printed on the spot, and more!  

  Our thanks to organizer Doug Halvorsen and the FLC groups and members who volunteered to make it happen. We had a tremendous volunteer turnout as well.  

It was a great day!



FLC Pre-School

  Come and hear the children sing. The Lady Bug and Honey Bee Classes and their families will be with us today at our 10:00 a.m. Worship service. They’ve practiced new songs with Pastor Dave during their weekly chapel time and are excited to share with us today! Give a warm welcome to the wonderful families of our Faith Pre-school and Day Care, Lady Bugs and Honey Bees.  


All Saints

On Sunday, November 4th we will be reading the names of all those who have died in Christ in the past year. If you have a name you’d like to add. Please contact the church office at 599.3978 or email at flcsecretary@faithsd.net


FSNO

Meet us at Faith Lutheran Church for the First Saturday Night Out (FSNO)! Singles, couples and others are welcome. We will meet November 3rd Everyone has a say in where we go to eat. A different restaurant every month! No McDonalds! 

RSVP to Sam @ 909 720-4028


Sunday School

All children in pre-school through 6th grade are welcome. The children will leave after the Children’s Sermon at our 10:00 a.m. worship service. 

The teachers are excited and preparing their lessons for the upcoming months. Sunday School Teachers and Children will have a special blessing and prayer on Sunday, October 7th. 


L.I.F.T.

  Next L.I.F.T. Meeting will be held November 18th at 7:00 p.m. All high schoolers, confirmation students and their friends are invited. The group will meet twice a month for a bible study and fun activities. . Call the church office at 909. 599.3978 to learn more about the L.I.F.T. program. 


Butterflies Sing

FLC Preschool class sing during our 10:00AM worship service on October 14th.

Oct. 28th Harvest Festival, Lady Bugs and Honey Bees Sing

FLC Preschool classes, Lady Bugs and Honey Bees will sing during our 10:00a.am worship service. 

In the late afternoon we will host our annual Harvest Festival. Be on the watch for upcoming details. 



A Note From Our FLC Mission Exploration Transition Team

  The MET team has hit the ground running and members are already gathering demographic data for our MSP, Ministry Site Profile. On Sunday, September 23rd come hear a temple talk by our team leader, Cathy Maddaford, during both services, and learn about the team’s purpose and current projects. Then after the services come meet our team members at the MET Team table, the first of various forums the team will be using to gather important information throughout this transition. We need your help in answering questions so that we can paint an accurate picture of who we are for the church profile. Use this opportunity to ask your questions as well and exchange ideas with us!

  We will also be visiting our focus groups soon to provide another forum for gathering information about our group ministries.

  We look forward to seeing you! If you missed us at these forums or you prefer to write to us we have a MET Team email: faithlutheranmet@gmail.com.

Thanks, Cathy


NEW PROGRAMS:


October 20th: First Communion Class. Talk to Pastor Dave Beard


Oct. 23rd MOVE! Low–Stress Exercise. Talk to Debra Nunnally  


   

September 2018: Letter From Our Interim Pastor Dave Beard


This is Holy Ground. We’re standing on Holy Ground;

For the Lord is present and where God is, is Holy.

This is Holy Ground. We’re standing on Holy Ground;

For the Lord is present and where God is, is Holy.

Song text: Christopher Beatty


To the people of Faith Lutheran Church, 

Grace, mercy, and peace be with you!


Finding yourself in the In-Between places is not always comfortable. Those times can be a bit challenging, disconcerting. That is where we are at in the life of our parish at this moment…that In-Between Time.   


While there is a certain amount of anxiety, this is also the time to lean into the challenge and to reimagine the future of our congregation, our mission and ministry.   


A Holy Conversation

In-Between times can become sacred space. I would like to invite you to consider this sacred space as a time for “Holy Conversation”. Holy Conversation is compassionate and prayerful conversation, that acknowledges the voice of every person. It is respectful conversation that “listens” to the thoughts and ideas of others. It is “Holy” because it is God led and Spirit fed conversation, that prayerfully considers God’s grace filled call.   


When Moses encountered God at the burning bush, God said, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5) And then God spoke to Moses and confirmed his covenant with the people of Israel. In that “Holy Conversation” Moses was empowered to lead the people out of their bondage into the freedom of a new land. It was a new beginning, of a long journey of faith. It started with the “Holy Conversation”.


Grace for the Journey

Our Holy Conversation for this journey will ask:

•Who are we?

•What has God called us to do or be?

•Who are our neighbors?

 

We will also center our journey and conversation around the “Five Developmental Tasks” that I introduced in last month’s newsletter. Our newly appointed Ministry Exploration Team, (MET) will key off these five focus points as they create experiences, events, and times for “Holy Conversation”. We will acknowledge the importance of our congregational history through appreciative and attentive inquiry, listening to the stories of our experience at Faith Lutheran. We will consider our identity, creating a sacred space to imagine what the Spirit is calling forth. Deepening our conversations, lifting our current practices, values and core convictions. We will look at our connections to our community, our neighbors and friends, the people in our back yard as well as our relationship with other faith groups and our relationship with local Lutheran congregations, the ELCA and the Southwest Synod. We will review the membership needs and our organization while committing to new leadership and a new future. All of this is to be done in prayerful, “Holy Conversation” with our God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and guided by the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


I hope that you are beginning to sense the season of excitement, that feeling of joy, the transformation of our imaginations…and our movement into our “Holy Conversation”. 


In the joy of Jesus,


Pastor Dave Beard



Welcome Pastor Beard

  Last Sunday we had a wonderful morning of worship with our new Interim Pastor, Pastor David Beard and an informal continental breakfast between services to welcome pastor. Thanks to all those who came and everyone that organized the morning gathering. Pastor Beard’s week started with two Sunday worship services, Wednesday Evening Bible study and Chapel time (Pictured) with our FLC preschool Wednesday and Thursday morning. If you missed last Sunday, don’t worry Pastor Beard will be “tenting amongst us for awhile…” and yes, that is a tent set up on our altar! Pastor Beard just finished serving as Interim Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Menifee. He will serve as Interim Pastor for around one year until the congregation calls a permanent Pastor.


PASTORAL TRANSITION AND CALL PROCESS

   Two committees will form over the coming months that, with the assistance of the Synod, will lead the congregation through an established call process. A Mission Exploration Team will firststudy and reflect on the congregation, our surrounding communities, and mission opportunities.The MET team's findings will be used to help identify our Pastoral needs. A Call Committee will then evaluate potential candidates and ultimately present its recommendation to the Congregation for approval at a congregational meeting. Please pray for God's guidance through the formation and work of these committees. Contact congregation President, Paula Ambrosini, at 909-994-9817 or paula.ambrosini@gmail.com, with any questions. 


Women of Faith Collected School Backpacks and Supplies

Special thanks to all who contributed backpacks and school supplies. The Women of Faith donated to Love INC (In the Name of Christ)..

   Contact Nancy Brewster at 626 484-5894 for more info about the work of the Women of Faith.


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 dberkedal@faithsd.net or at 909 599-3978.


HOW TO DO FAMILY DEVOTIONS ON THE FLY

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   We are on Facebook as Faith Lutheran Church San Dimas and recently went over the 1,000 likes mark. Click here to check us out and "like" us.


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!

 

FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT

   We set a goal of giving 4,000 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 2018! 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

STEWARDSHIP IN 2018

   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 shkamler@earthlink.net for info.



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 ambrosini.daniel@gmail.com or (909) 392-8400 with questions or for more info. Or, just come to a practice and see for yourself!


WORSHIP SERVICES

     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.


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    Check the links to the left below the line to meet the pastor, tour the church and tour our campus! Welcome!