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4 hours ago

Living Faith Church

We want to help Puerto Rico to recover and rebuild. Our goal is simple: to use our social community to give whatever they can to help. Please give what you can. Even if it’s just $5. It will ALL HELP. When you donate through the Lutheran Disaster Response effort, 100% of your donation will go towards this effort.

Click on link below to donate via the Lutheran Disaster Response:
www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Hurricanes-Irm...
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We want to help Puerto Rico to recover and rebuild. Our goal is simple: to use our social community to give whatever they can to help. Please give what you can. Even if it’s just $5. It will ALL HELP. When you donate through the Lutheran Disaster Response effort, 100% of your donation will go towards this effort.

Click on link below to donate via the Lutheran Disaster Response:
http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Hurricanes-Irma-and-MariaImage attachment

A copy of the bulletin that was handed out at our 09-24-17 worship service...

Who Are We?
Living Faith is a spiritual worshiping community that celebrates the gifts of God that empower us to engage in the struggles of life, to care for each other, and to serve Christ where we work and live.

We welcome the participation of people of all ages, faiths, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational backgrounds, and economic conditions – all who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to people. We recognize that each person is a unique creation of God and by the grace of God is called a “child of God.”

Living Faith is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.

Vision
The vision of Living Faith Church is to make known to all the forgiveness, love, and mercy of God’s grace given through Jesus Christ.

Mission
Living Faith Church is a worshiping community that is making Christ known by:

CELEBRATING God’s grace
TRUSTING in Jesus alone
INVITING all to experience Christ’s love
SERVING all of God’s children.

Simply put, we are a community of people living out our faith, serving our neighbors and sharing God’s love in the world.

Even more simply put:

Everything We Do,
Everyone We Meet,
Everywhere We Go,
We Are Christ’s Hands and Feet.

Kids4Christ Sunday School Begins Today!
Today KIDS4CHRIST will begin the fall session of Sunday School. We will begin at the “Beginning” with the story of God’s Creation. Each Sunday for the next month, we will be walking through the days of the week and reliving God’s awesome handiwork through storytelling, music and art. Our teachers and assistants are looking forward to gathering with our Living Faith children each and every Sunday.

If you are interested in joining our teaching team as a teacher or assistant, please contact Sharon Corcoran at 609-706-8605 or [email protected] We will provided the materials, love and support to fill the children’s hearts with the love of Jesus.

Save the Dates!

Saturday, September 30th - Blessing of the Animals 9:00 AM
Bring your cats and dogs, your gerbils and fish, and any other other pets with which God has blessed you to our Animal Blessing on Saturday, September 30th at 9:00 AM. For the safety of all, be sure your pets are properly restrained. If you cannot bring your animal, you may bring a photo, toy or other representation for a blessing. In addition, the Dogs and Cats Forever No Kill Animal Sanctuary in Fort Pierce will be bringing their current furry friends that are available for adoption. Invite your neighbors and friends, those with and without pets, to come and be a part of this day of thanksgiving and blessing of God’s beloved animals. Who knows, maybe we will hear the words - Doggy/Kitty going home! The blessing will take place on the Living Faith Church property located at the corner of SW Community Blvd and SW Rowley Way in the community of Tradition (Port St. Lucie). If you have any questions about the Dogs and Cats Forever Animal Shelter, please talk with Chris Zichella ((772-349-5314).

Saturday, October 1st - 11:30 AM Sweet Case “Construction”
Based on the received donations an order has been placed and we will be receiving 51 Sweet Cases to decorate and assemble. Wear your comfortable clothing on Sunday, October 1st and plan to stay after to paint the outside of the sweet cases as well as assemble them for delivery to the Hibiscus Children’s Center Sanctuary4Kids Safe Home. For more information about this initiative see our website www.LFC.church.

Saturday, October 14th - 9AM - 11AM SafeSpace Walk A Mile In Her Shoes�SafeSpace is hosting their 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday, October 14th from 9am-11am in Tradition Square. This event is the very first outreach event that Living Faith Church partnered with by hosting a water station in October, 2013 when the event was held in Tradition. For the past few years the walk moved to Fort Pierce, but this year it returns to Tradition. Living Faith will be hosting a water station and providing complimentary water to all the walkers. Please mark the date on your calendar and come out to meet and greet the walkers as well as be the hands of Christ - providing water to those who thirst.

SafeSpace is a non-profit organization helping victims of domestic violence. SafeSpace operates modern shelters in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties where families can escape to a safe environment. For more information, visit their website at safespacefl.org.

Saturday, October 21st River Lily Cruise
Weather permitting, the River Lily Cruise has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 21st. The sign up sheet is located at the welcome table. If you have any questions, please contact George Scheuerlein at 772-345-4943.

Happening This Week

Monday, September 25th 8:30 AM - Faith and Fitness Walk
Start your Monday morning off with a quick devotion and a 1 mile walk around the back lake at Tradition. Join the Fitness and Faith Ministry on Monday at 8:30 am . We gather at the church property which is located on the corner of SW Community Blvd. and SW Rowley Way in Tradition at 8:30 am. Come and join us!

Wednesday, September 20th 7PM-8PM, Small Group Bible Study
No small group Bible Study this week. We will meet again on October 4th at 7pm to talk about Martin Luther and the events that led up to the reforming of the church.

Friday, September 29th 8:30 AM - Bridge Outreach Food Distribution.
We will gather at 8:30 am in front of Pastor Maryanne's house (10426 SW Waterway Ln in the ungated Bedford Park section of Tradition) and head over to Treasure Coast Community Church (TC3) to assist with the Bridge Outreach outdoor food distribution. All are invited to participate in this rewarding ministry. If you would like to go directly to the site, TC3 is located at 20 NE Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.

Servers for today, Sunday, September 24th

Greeters: Denise Walker, Tina Corrado
Ushers: Tina Corrado, Carl Kehlenbach
Communion Assistants: Liz Travers, Jeannie Boyle, Nancy Prince

Are you having trouble seeing the screen?
If you are having trouble seeing the screen just see Carl as he has large print copies of the slides that are shown on the screen.

Help Us Grow Through e-Giving
Electronic giving is a convenient, easy solution when you don’t have cash or a checkbook.
• Give in the moment with a fast, one-time donation
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• Pay or give using your debit/credit card or banking information
If you would like to give electronically, visit our website www.LFC.church or contact the church 772-252-5200
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Miss you all! What an awesome place to worship!

Serve Christ are i not his heir...

Miss you too! Hope all is well...

Carol Fontaine

1 day ago

Living Faith Church

This week's prayers - 09-24-17
In case you were not able to worship with us this Sunday, we invite you to pray the prayers that were read during worship service.
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You can give your financial support by clicking on the link below:
https://community.elca.org/lutherandisasterresponse?_ga=2.201628630.699965125.1506074714-291690207.1488459180

Please support those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through Lutheran Disaster Response.

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

Lutheran Disaster Response strives to help the church continue to be church in the midst of disaster — following Christ’s call to bring hope and healing to our neighbor in need. Some key areas of work include:

-Providing emotional and spiritual care for people who have been affected by a disaster and for leaders who respond to a disaster.

-Coordinating volunteers through our local affiliates
Assisting refugees in a holistic way by meeting the varied needs of the community.

-Promoting disaster risk-reduction by helping communities build their assets thereby reducing the effects of likely disasters.

-Providing long-term recovery efforts by addressing the unmet needs months or even years after a disaster strikes.
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Please support those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through Lutheran Disaster Response.

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

Lutheran Disaster Response strives to help the church continue to be church in the midst of disaster — following Christ’s call to bring hope and healing to our neighbor in need. Some key areas of work include:

-Providing emotional and spiritual care for people who have been affected by a disaster and for leaders who respond to a disaster.

-Coordinating volunteers through our local affiliates
Assisting refugees in a holistic way by meeting the varied needs of the community.

-Promoting disaster risk-reduction by helping communities build their assets thereby reducing the effects of likely disasters.

-Providing long-term recovery efforts by addressing the unmet needs months or even years after a disaster strikes.

Our very own Jenise Casella Brown is learning digital art and here is one of her creations of Pastor Maryanne giving her children's sermon. Great work Jenise! ... See MoreSee Less

Our very own Jenise Casella Brown is learning digital art and here is one of her creations of Pastor Maryanne giving her childrens sermon. Great work Jenise!

 

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Y'all moved to which location?

Jenise, you are certainly a woman of many talents. This is amazing!!

How awesome and so beautiful Jenise!! 😊

Wow this is great

Thank you

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1 week ago

Living Faith Church

This week's prayers - 09-17-17
In case you were not able to worship with us this Sunday, we invite you to pray the prayers that were read during worship service.
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Yes, being in the same room matters. Join us tomorrow for worship service at 10:00 AM. ALL are invited! ... See MoreSee Less

Yes, being in the same room matters. Join us tomorrow for worship service at 10:00 AM. ALL are invited!

2 weeks ago

Living Faith Church

Weather permitting, the River Lily Cruise has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 21st. Mark the date on your calendar with more information to come.

The River Lilly is a 34-passenger pontoon boat, licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and owned by Eddie and Stephanie Hamrick. Eddie is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain.

Visitors and residents alike have been enjoying River Lilly nature trips on the St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve for more than 17 years. The Hamricks are members and supporters of the St. Lucie Audubon Society

The cruise, on parts of the river so wild they were used in the James Bond film Moonraker to represent a tributary of the Amazon, is on the same waters used by early settlers and Native Americans. Each trip is different, but you're sure to see alligators, turtles and lots of native birds, maybe even playful otters or gentle manatees.

River Lilly CruiseOct 21, 1:00pmRiver Park Marina 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983Weather permitting, the River Lily Cruise has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 21st. Mark the date on your calendar with more information to come.

The River Lilly is a 34-passenger pontoon boat, licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and owned by Eddie and Stephanie Hamrick. Eddie is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain.

Visitors and residents alike have been enjoying River Lilly nature trips on the St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve for more than 17 years. The Hamricks are members and supporters of the St. Lucie Audubon Society

The cruise, on parts of the river so wild they were used in the James Bond film Moonraker to represent a tributary of the Amazon, is on the same waters used by early settlers and Native Americans. Each trip is different, but you're sure to see alligators, turtles and lots of native birds, maybe even playful otters or gentle manatees.
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River Lilly Cruise

2 weeks ago

Living Faith Church

SafeSpace is hosting their 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday, October 14th from 9am-11am in Tradition Square. This event is the very first outreach event that Living Faith Church partnered with by hosting a water station in October, 2013 when the event was held in Tradition. For the past few years the walk moved to Fort Pierce, but this year it returns to Tradition. Living Faith will be hosting a water station and providing complimentary water to all the walkers. Please mark the date on your calendar and come out to meet and greet the walkers as well as be the hands of Christ - providing water to those who thirst.

SafeSpace is a non-profit organization helping victims of domestic violence. SafeSpace operates modern shelters in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties where families can escape to a safe environment. For more information, visit their website at safespacefl.org.

Walk a Mile in Her ShoesOct 21, 9:00amTradition SquareSafeSpace is hosting their 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday, October 14th from 9am-11am in Tradition Square. This event is the very first outreach event that Living Faith Church partnered with by hosting a water station in October, 2013 when the event was held in Tradition. For the past few years the walk moved to Fort Pierce, but this year it returns to Tradition. Living Faith will be hosting a water station and providing complimentary water to all the walkers. Please mark the date on your calendar and come out to meet and greet the walkers as well as be the hands of Christ - providing water to those who thirst.

SafeSpace is a non-profit organization helping victims of domestic violence. SafeSpace operates modern shelters in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties where families can escape to a safe environment. For more information, visit their website at safespacefl.org.
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

2 weeks ago

Living Faith Church

Bring your cats and dogs, your gerbils and fish, and any other other pets with which God has blessed you to our Animal Blessing on Saturday, September 30th at 9:00 AM. For the safety of all, be sure your pets are properly restrained. If you cannot bring your animal, you may bring a photo, toy or other representation for a blessing. In addition, the Dogs and Cats Forever No Kill Animal Sanctuary in Fort Pierce will be bringing their current furry friends that are available for adoption. Invite your neighbors and friends, those with and without pets, to come and be a part of this day of thanksgiving and blessing of God’s beloved animals. Who knows, maybe we will hear the words - Doggy/Kitty going home! The blessing will take place on the Living Faith Church property located at the corner of SW Community Blvd and SW Rowley Way in the community of Tradition (Port St. Lucie). If you have any questions about the Dogs and Cats Forever Animal Shelter, please talk with Chris Zichella ((772-349-5314).
You are invited to bring a gift to help support the Dogs and Cats Forever Animal Shelter. Here is their wish-list of items to give you some ideas:

Cat Liter
Cat Canned Food
Cat Dry Food - (Purina Cat Chow or any dry good with no red dye)
Paper Towels
Bleach
Disposable Gloves
Cotton Balls
Alcohol
Towels
Blue Dawn Dish Detergent
Cat Treats
Dog Treats
Nylabones
Grain-free Dry Food and Treats
Sponges
Clorox Wipes

Blessing of the AnimalsSep 30, 9:00amChurch Property - Corner of Community Blvd & Rowley WayBring your cats and dogs, your gerbils and fish, and any other other pets with which God has blessed you to our Animal Blessing on Saturday, September 30th at 9:00 AM. For the safety of all, be sure your pets are properly restrained. If you cannot bring your animal, you may bring a photo, toy or other representation for a blessing. In addition, the Dogs and Cats Forever No Kill Animal Sanctuary in Fort Pierce will be bringing their current furry friends that are available for adoption. Invite your neighbors and friends, those with and without pets, to come and be a part of this day of thanksgiving and blessing of God’s beloved animals. Who knows, maybe we will hear the words - Doggy/Kitty going home! The blessing will take place on the Living Faith Church property located at the corner of SW Community Blvd and SW Rowley Way in the community of Tradition (Port St. Lucie). If you have any questions about the Dogs and Cats Forever Animal Shelter, please talk with Chris Zichella ((772-349-5314).
You are invited to bring a gift to help support the Dogs and Cats Forever Animal Shelter. Here is their wish-list of items to give you some ideas:

Cat Liter
Cat Canned Food
Cat Dry Food - (Purina Cat Chow or any dry good with no red dye)
Paper Towels
Bleach
Disposable Gloves
Cotton Balls
Alcohol
Towels
Blue Dawn Dish Detergent
Cat Treats
Dog Treats
Nylabones
Grain-free Dry Food and Treats
Sponges
Clorox Wipes
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Blessing of the Animals

 

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please come and support this organization that works so hard to help all Gods Creatures!! We cant wait!!🐈🐶🙏❤

2 weeks ago

Living Faith Church

Now that the Hurricane is over, how can we respond?

This is a question that may be on many minds in these days after the hurricane. Here is some information for you to know and share with those in your networks who may be asking about responding and providing support:

The Florida-Bahamas Synod is a member of the Florida VOAD (Volunteers Organized Active in Disaster). This is a collaboration of multiple faith-based and other non-profit groups who respond to disaster. Through this collaboration, members can register through Volunteer Florida and make wide spread needs known for partner agencies to assist with in recovery. Volunteers looking to go to other parts of the synod to offer support should register through Volunteer Florida, who are best equipped to navigate the logistics involved with volunteer deployment. Individuals or groups can register their availability, interests and skill sets, and will be contacted when needs are more clear.

The Florida-Bahamas Synod initial disaster response works with Lutheran Disaster Response long term recovery to respond to disasters. LDR is just wrapping up their work with those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and are continuing to work with those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Financial donations are the easiest and best way for people to respond – it provides us the ability to be present in the exact way needed. For example, if we hear that a part of the state needs blue tarps, using funds given to the disaster response fund, synod staff can purchase and send those tarps. These funds—to BOTH the synod response fund AND Lutheran Disaster Response—allow us to be most flexible and responsive to those in need. More information about financial donations is available on our web site.

Individual congregation members who have damage or loss related to Hurricane Irma need to follow FEMA instructions to report damage. Contact your insurance companies right away. If, after or during this process, you find your resources depleted, please contact your pastor who can relay your need to the synod office.

If we are among those in need--whether material, physical, mental or spiritual--may we not neglect this opportunity to name our need, trusting that the “household of faith” will create a place for us. If we are among those who in this moment are blessed with gifts to be shared, may we not neglect this opportunity to reflect what it means to be a part of the “household of faith” which embodies Christ in our welcome of the other. More likely during these days, we are discovering that we are both those who are “in need” and those who have something to give. In the giving and in the receiving, may we learn again something of what it means to be a part of the “household of faith,” gathered in the name of the God who has created us, who in Christ Jesus who claims us, whose Spirit enables us to keep the faith-all for the sake of the world.

Together with you in Christ,

+Bishop Marcus C. Lohrmann
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Now that the Hurricane is over, how can we respond?

This is a question that may be on many minds in these days after the hurricane. Here is some information for you to know and share with those in your networks who may be asking about responding and providing support:

The Florida-Bahamas Synod is a member of the Florida VOAD (Volunteers Organized Active in Disaster). This is a collaboration of multiple faith-based and other non-profit groups who respond to disaster. Through this collaboration, members can register through Volunteer Florida and make wide spread needs known for partner agencies to assist with in recovery. Volunteers looking to go to other parts of the synod to offer support should register through Volunteer Florida, who are best equipped to navigate the logistics involved with volunteer deployment. Individuals or groups can register their availability, interests and skill sets, and will be contacted when needs are more clear.

The Florida-Bahamas Synod initial disaster response works with Lutheran Disaster Response long term recovery to respond to disasters. LDR is just wrapping up their work with those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and are continuing to work with those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Financial donations are the easiest and best way for people to respond – it provides us the ability to be present in the exact way needed. For example, if we hear that a part of the state needs blue tarps, using funds given to the disaster response fund, synod staff can purchase and send those tarps. These funds—to BOTH the synod response fund AND Lutheran Disaster Response—allow us to be most flexible and responsive to those in need. More information about financial donations is available on our web site.

Individual congregation members who have damage or loss related to Hurricane Irma need to follow FEMA instructions to report damage. Contact your insurance companies right away. If, after or during this process, you find your resources depleted, please contact your pastor who can relay your need to the synod office. 

If we are among those in need--whether material, physical, mental or spiritual--may we not neglect this opportunity to name our need, trusting that the “household of faith” will create a place for us. If we are among those who in this moment are blessed with gifts to be shared, may we not neglect this opportunity to reflect what it means to be a part of the “household of faith” which embodies Christ in our welcome of the other. More likely during these days, we are discovering that we are both those who are “in need” and those who have something to give. In the giving and in the receiving, may we learn again something of what it means to be a part of the “household of faith,” gathered in the name of the God who has created us, who in Christ Jesus who claims us, whose Spirit enables us to keep the faith-all for the sake of the world.

Together with you in Christ,

+Bishop Marcus C. Lohrmann

2 weeks ago

Living Faith Church

Our goal was to raise $500.00 to purchase "Sweet Cases" for children that are placed in foster care. What a generous congregation we have as our current total raised is $1,250.00! Thank you to all who have supported this fundraising event. More details to follow on decorating the Sweet Cases once we receive them. ... See MoreSee Less

Our goal was to raise $500.00 to purchase Sweet Cases for children that are placed in foster care. What a generous congregation we have as our current total raised is $1,250.00! Thank you to all who have supported this fundraising event. More details to follow on decorating the Sweet Cases once we receive them.

 

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I'm so proud of us. We can't bear the thought of a suffering innocent child. I love my church family. 💒

This is amazing!!!!

Awesome!!💝

Amazing is one word of many to describe this congregation and our Pastor!

Awesome work of the people of God.

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2 weeks ago

Living Faith Church

*** Special Notice *** No Bible Study this week!
Wednesday, September 13th - NO Small Group Bible Study
There will be no small group bible study this week. The group will get together again on Wednesday, September 20th.
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*** Special Notice *** No Bible Study this week!
Wednesday, September 13th - NO Small Group Bible Study
There will be no small group bible study this week. The group will get together again on Wednesday, September 20th.
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