Summer Camp Registration

Faith and Our Savior’s Rocky River Lutheran Church — partners in Good Soil Lutheran Ministries — are offering two summer Bible camps for kids.

From June 20-24, Good Soil offers “The Jesus Way” day camp kids who completed grades K-6 this spring.  The camp, led by college-age counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio, runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Savior’s, 20300 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.  Cost is $20 per camper.  Lunch and snacks included. A registration form is available here.

From July 18-22, pre-K and elementary school age kids are welcome to a half-day Vacation Bible School, from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily.  Cost is $5 per child or $10 per family.  A registration form is available here.

Questions?  Call the office at Faith at 216-406-8869 or e-mail office@faithlakewood.org.

Lent @ Faith and Our Savior’s

AshesThe solemn season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10) and continues through six weeks as we reflect on the brokenness of the world and of ourselves and reorient ourselves to God in preparation for the hope and joy of Easter.

Here are few opportunities for worship and reflection and learning during this Lenten season:

  • Ash Wednesday services, with Holy Communion and imposition of ashes:  12 noon at Faith and 7 p.m. at Our Savior’s Rocky River.
  • Tuesday all-ages gatherings, featuring dinner at 5:45 p.m., followed by songs, Bible stories and coloring scenes and themes from the week’s scripture readings:  Feb. 16 at Faith; Feb. 23 at Our Savior’s; March 1 at Faith; March 8 at Our Savior’s; March 15 at Faith.
  • Wednesday worship at 12 noon, followed by a light lunch:  Feb. 17 at Faith; Feb. 24 at Our Savior’s; March 2 at Faith; March 9 at Our Savior’s; March 16 at Faith.

These Lent events are all listed in the calendar in this website where there is also a sign-up form for a weekly e-mail note to keep up with all that’s happening at Faith.

New Year, New Ministry Partners

Faith begins the new year with two new ministry partners — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rocky and Prodigal Community Church in Lakewood.  In a cooperative ministry agreement, Faith and Our Savior’s will work together to strengthen and expand our ministries in both communities, with Pastor Mark Rollenhagen serving as pastor of both congregations.

Beginning this Sunday (January 17) choose between Sunday morning worship at either location — 9 a.m. at Faith at 16511 Hilliard or 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s at 20300 Hilliard.  If you’re a member of either, use your offering envelope and it will be directed to the respective congregation.  The worship schedule will flip in June, with Faith’s worship moving to 10:30 a.m.

Prodigal, led by Pastor Tom Pussel, has moved from an office building at Delaware and Woodward into Faith’s building, where they will worship  at 11 a.m. on Sundays and collaborate in neighborhood ministry.

Watch for more news soon as our ministries grow together.

We welcome all who …

are seeking god’s love and grace.

Watch Faith’s sign on Hilliard over the coming weeks as the affirmation of welcome statement we adopted in 2014 unfolds in phrases.

Here’s the full statement:

We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.

God’s peace,

Pastor Mark Rollenhagen

Remembering the saints

All Saints is this Sunday (Nov. 1), meaning we’ll remember those who have died — and give thanks for the gift of baptism that binds us to Christ forever.  At the beginning of our 10 a.m. worship service, you are welcome to light a candle in memory of a loved one who has died and we will also remember them in our prayers.  We’ll also give thanks for those who have been baptized at our font since the All Saints Sunday a year ago.

It’s also a pet-friendly worship Sunday.  The PAWS (Pets Are Welcome Service) begins at 2 p.m. in our pet-friendly chapel in Fellowship Hall.  Please use the Hilliard Road entrance.

Want to keep up with what’s going on at Faith each week?  Sign up for our weekly “This Week @ Faith” e-news using the form in the right hand column of this webpage.

God’s peace,

Pastor Mark Rollenhagen

Worship @ Messiah this Sunday

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This Sunday (Oct. 25) we worship with our friends at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fairview Park, as we remember the beginning of the Protestant Reformation with hanging of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg nearly 500 years ago.

There will be no worship services at Faith this Sunday, but at Messiah there are two worship opportunities (8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.), breakfast, and a presentation from the author of a book about Jacob Fugger, a controversial figure in the Protestant Reformation.  Author Greg Steinmetz will speak during the adult forum, from 9:50 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. at Messiah.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be open from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Donations accepted.

Pastor Rollenhagen will preach at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services while Pastor Burce presides. Members of Faith and Messiah will be involved in leading worship.

Faith members can use their Faith offering envelopes at Messiah on Sunday and they will be set aside for Faith.  The loose offering that is collected will be directed to Faith’s mission efforts.  Breakfast donations benefit ministries at Messiah.

Messiah is located at 21485 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126.

New worship, study times for fall

Beginning this Sunday (Sept. 13), we offer two worship opportunities:  8 a.m. in the chapel and 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.  In between, we offer and adult study time focusing on scripture, faith and daily life.  Sunday School for young children is offered during the 10 a.m. worship service.

We have an attendant in our nursery during the 10 a.m. service.

Both worship services offer Holy Communion.

 

Camp for kids K-7 next week!

“A Love That Never Ends” 

That’s the theme for a week-long, full-day camp for kids who were in grades K-6 during the 2014-15 school year.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 20 -24.

Games, crafts, singing and Bible studies led by college-student counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO).  Lunch included.  A registration form is available here.  Cost:  $20 for first child; $10 each additional child from the same household.

For more information, call 216-226-6500 or stop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to register.

Sign up for summer camps!

Vacation Bible School June 22 – 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Half-day joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) for elementary school students, featuring games, crafts and Bible stories.  Offered by Calvary United Methodist, Faith Lutheran and Grace Presbyterian churches at Faith – collectively known as PLUM (Presbyterians, Lutherans, United Methodists in ministry) in southwest Lakewood.  A registration form is available here.  Cost:  $5 per child or $10 per family.

Faith Day Camp – July 20 — 24 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full-day camp for kids who were in grades K-6 during the 2014-15 school year.  Games, crafts, singing and Bible studies led by college-student counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO).  Lunch included.  A registration form is available here.  Cost:  $20 for first child; $10 each for sibling.

For more information, call 216-226-6500 or stop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to register.

Spring & Summer for Kids

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Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Get ready for summer with a bicycle parade, safety tips, license information, games, hot dogs and popcorn – and a blessing of bikes and riders.  Learn about and register for summer camps and next fall’s Faith Arts Camp for elementary school students and Club 6 (and maybe 7 & 8) for middle school students.

Vacation Bible School June 22 – 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Half-day joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) for elementary school students, featuring games, crafts and Bible stories.  Offered by Calvary United Methodist, Faith Lutheran and Grace Presbyterian churches at Faith – collectively known as PLUM (Presbyterians, Lutherans, United Methodists in ministry) in southwest Lakewood.  A registration form is available here.

Christian Summer Day Camp – July 20 — 25 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full-day camp for kids who were in grades K-6 during the 2014-15 school year.  Games, crafts, singing and Bible studies led by college-student counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO).  Lunch included.  A registration form is available here.

For more information about the Blessing of the Bikes and the summer camps, call Faith at 216-226-6500.  You can sign up for “This Week @ Faith” weekly e-mail note on the website or Facebook page to follow what’s happening at Faith.