February 14th is a date known for love. It's called Valentine's Day, and there are a lot of customs that go with the day.
This year, February 14th is special because of a new and greater love than any other - God's love for us in Christ. February 14th is also Ash Wednesday this year. Think about all the possibilities for celebrating love in a new and wonderful way. Even as we share our love with that special someone, God shares his special love with us, a love so special we have a special name for it - we call it grace.
We celebrate this love of God in Christ with special worship services. In our mid-week Lenten services on Wednesdays we will explore some of Jesus's parables. Within each parable we'll find Jesus teaching us new things about how God "so loved the world." Plan now to join us each Wednesday during Lent at 12:15pm or 7:00pm beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 14th.
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Did you know our congregation was formally organized on February 20, 1943? That means this year is the 75th anniversay of Faith Lutheran Church. We plan to celebrate this anniversary year with 4 special services. These will be single service Sunday's at 10:30am. The first celebration service will be February 25th, the Sunday closest to the actual anniversary date. Pastor Zimmerman will preach that day for single service at 10:30am, and we'll all share in a pot-luck meal following the service. Plan now to join us in celebration in what God has done, is doing, and plans for us as His people at FLC, Ottawa!
+Pastor Charlie Adams