|A big “Thank You” to all the members and friends of the congregation, who helped plan, organize, volunteer, and donate their time and talents to the Annual Fall Craft Fair and Bake Sale on 10-13-18 at the Lutheran Center. We had a total of 22 vendors participate in the craft fair. We had three raffles that made a total of $184, the bake sale made $204 and the vendor’s fee was a total of $420. The total made at the craft fair was over $808.
We will use $150 as our community outreach project to give to the Fernley Food Bank and the remaining $658 will go into our general fund. What a huge success! We are looking forward to the Annual Craft Fair and Bake sale on December 8th from 10am-3pm at the Lutheran Center.
As you know stewardship is about your relationship with God and being follower of God means that you must care for your church and the community that you live in. Your involvement is important because this church needs you to help flourish, grow and keep going year after year for yourselves and for the future followers of God in our church. We as individuals are responsibly in growing this church, the community and bringing the word of God to others. This may include your time donating to the Fernley food bank, helping out with events in your community, preparing communion, the alter, putting the bulletins together, lighting the candles, sharing communion, cleaning the church & center, being on the Church Council, conduct a lay service, teaching Sunday School, tithing to the church, inviting friends and family to church or church related activities or any other talent you may have.
As a follower of God it is your responsibility to take care of and use the blessings that God has given to you. This is to include your time, talents, relationships, passions and money to be shared to support God’s work through the church. As a follower of God you are called to be the body of God in today’s world by doing God’s work and will through these blessings. In order to use the blessing given to you, you must trust God and grow in the faith which includes love and grace. By being a steward of God we are reminded to go out into the world and commission the word and love of God.
With the change of the season come changes within the church. The Nominating Committee will be calling you soon regarding the positions available for the up coming Council Election in January. The available positions are: President, Treasure, and 2 Members at Large (term is February 2019-January 2021) and the Financial Secretary (term will end January 2020). Please pray about the positions as we need someone like you to step up and help out the church by being part of the Church Council.
Blessing of God,
Marcie Vallejo – President