Aug 2, 2020 Worship Service

Here's the worship service for August 2, 2020.



Worship Service Time Change


Please note that starting on Sunday, July 19, our new worship service times will be:

  • 9:30 a.m. and
  • 11:00 a.m.
Please note the following about Pre-Registration:
If you have registered for the 9:00 a.m. (please note we start at 9:30 a.m. starting on Sunday, July 19) or the 11:00 a.m. services, it is not necessary to register again. If, however, you would like to change to the other service, or you were away and have not yet attended a service, then contact Murray Wagner by phone (306) 665-6290. Murray will return your call to confirm your appointment.
Please note: if you have a face mask which covers your nose and mouth, please be sure to bring that along to wear during worship; if you don’t have one, we will provide one for you.

July 12, 2020 Worship Service for the 6th Sunday After Pentecost

Here's the July 12, 2020 Worship Service for the 6th Sunday After Pentecost:



July 5, 2020 Worship Service

Here's the July 5, 2020 Worship Service:




June 28, 2020 Worship Service

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As you know, we've resumed our in person, at church, worship services.

However, because many people have asked, we will be video taping the worship services now each Sunday, with posting to the internet by Monday following the Sunday worship service.

Please find the link for the  Sunday, June 28 worship service above.
Several notes about the audio:

  • We did experience some issues with the audio feed. There are some sound "spikes" in volume, and the entire feed is a bit "hot" (meaning the input level was set too high, resulting in some crackling. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done in  "post-production" while editing.
  • We have now resolved the above issues.
  • Pastor  Rudy forgot to remind the sound board operator to mute his microphone during the hymns, and so on the hymns your ears will be the subject of sound assault. The volume was turned down in post-production so that your ears would be spared at least a bit of pain.
Special thanks to Larry Mikulcik for operating the video camera!

June 28, 2020 was the 4th  Sunday After Pentecost. Psalm 84 reads: "How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God."  As we resume our worship service at Faith, we rejoice in His dwelling place among us. However, we also recognize that, for some, and for a variety of reasons, the choice to remain sheltered for this time is paramount. To that end, we will be video taping the services for later viewing on the internet. 


Welcome back!

Finally!
We will be returning to our in person worship services at Faith on Sunday, June 28. 
Here's a brief video explaining what to expect before, during and after the services.


June 21, 2020 Worship Service

Here's the June 21, 2020 Worship Service;

Upating the "Worship Service Times and Info for those Serving On Sunday" page

Please note that we are updating the "Worship Service Times and Info for those Serving On Sunday" tab to bring it up to date with preparations for the resumption of our in person at church worship services, beginning on June 28.
We will have several new volunteer positions and we will be asking for volunteers for these opportunities for short term service. 
As soon as the updates are completed, the tab will return.

June 14, 2020 Second Sunday After Pentecost Service

Here's the service for Sunday, June 14, 2020:




Faith Public Worship Services Resuming on June 28th

On June 3rd, the Faith Board of Directors convened a special meeting to develop plans for resumption of public in-person worship services at our church. We determined that we will resume worship on Sunday, June 28th. On that day, and on each successive Sunday, we will offer two worship opportunities commencing at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

In compliance with provincial regulations for places of worship, the total number of people at each service will be limited to 30. This limit on number of participants includes the pastor, organist and operator of the sound/projection system.

We are required to maintain a written record of participants at each service. To accommodate as many participants as possible at each service, you will be required to pre-register and receive confirmation of your registration. Our Board Vice-Chair, Murray Wagner, has kindly volunteered to manage the pre-registration process. Starting on the Monday preceding each service, you may register by contacting Murray via email at mwwagner@sasktel.net or via phone at 306-665-6290. Please ensure that you contact Murray prior to 6:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the worship service you wish to attend.
Given that our average pre-COVID worship attendance was around 90, it may be challenging to accommodate everyone’s preferred worship date and time. Murray Wagner will strive to assure equitable access to all who wish to return to in-person worship at this time. We appreciate that some may wish to defer their return to in-person worship. 
All worship participants will be required wear either a cloth or disposable mask throughout the time that we are in the church building. All participants are encouraged to bring your own mask if you have one. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you before you enter the church building.

To make the worship process optimally safe for all participants, we will follow physical distancing and hygiene practices recommended by our provincial government. I will explain the procedures you can expect as part of our safety practices:

1)     During queuing to enter the church and throughout their time in the church building, all participants who are not from the same household must maintain a physical distance of two metres from each other. Good physical distancing practices will be supported by floor markings and ushering to designated pews.

2)     On arrival from the parking lot to the south sidewalk entrance to the church, participants will be welcomed by an usher who will offer a mask to persons not having their own and ask all participants to don a mask at that time. On Sundays that include celebration of Holy Communion, this usher will ask each person if they wish to take part in Communion and record that information on a registration check list. The usher will then ask people to queue at a two-metre distance as they await access to the church.

3)     A door usher will open the front church door and invite people to enter the narthex in a controlled flow to avoid congestion in the narthex.

4)     A narthex usher will greet people as they come in, direct their attention to a receptacle in which they may place their offering and transfer them to a sanctuary usher.

5)     A sanctuary usher will lead you to seating in designated pews in a manner that assures two metres of separation except for individuals from the same household.

6)     Congregational singing will be permitted as long as all participants are wearing masks.

7)     When Holy Communion is offered, people will be ushered with attentiveness to physical distancing. Communicants will proceed in pilgrim style to the front of the sanctuary where consecrated elements will be set out for each communicant. Communicants will consume the elements and place the disposable holders for both elements in a container prior to returning to their designated seating. The flow of communicants to and from the table will be controlled to maintain optimal distancing.

8)     Arrangements will be made to bring individually-packaged elements to communicants who have mobility limitations.  

9)     Throughout the service, the Pastor will remain in the chancel area.

10)  When the worship service is concluded, participants will be ushered to exit the church via the door in the meeting room on the south side of the building.

11)  There will be a table set up in the meeting room on which church bulletins and other materials will be available for pick-up as participants leave the building.

12)  Between the two services, all common surfaces and the washroom will be sanitized.

13)  Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex, the main-floor bathroom, and in the meeting room.

14)  The washroom on the main floor will be accessible. There will be instructions in the bathroom about sanitizing the basin faucet handles, the toilet flush handle and any other surfaces that may have been touched by human hands.

I appreciate that this may seem like a very complex process. However, after a few experiences with this protocol, I think it will become quite routine for us.
If you have any questions about this information I have shared with you, I would be happy to respond to them. You can reach me by email at denniskendel@gmail.com or by phone at 306-374-6760.

In Christ,
Dennis Kendel / Faith Board Chair    

Resumption of in person Worship at Faith Lutheran Church

 As you may now have heard, know, the Government of Saskatchewan very recently has published guidelines for the resumption of in person in church worship services.

Our Faith Lutheran Church Board of Directors has made plans for the resumption In Person Worship At Faith Lutheran Church to begin again on Sunday, June 28.

 More details will be forthcoming, but be sure to mark and save the date of Sunday, June 28 as the Sunday we begin worshipping again together, in person.

See you soon!

A Prayer For Justice and Order

Gracious God our Father in heaven, You are the God of order and peace. By Your Word , You speak order to chaos, peace to warfare, light to darkness, life to death. In the Cross of Your Son You reconciled this Sin-disordered world to Yourself. Restore order to our streets, our communities, our homes, our minds and hearts. Let Your justice overflow, and bring healing to our madness and injustice. Restrain the forces of anarchy, violence, and destruction. Quench the fires of anger and rage that burn within us. Drive from our hearts the evil by which we dehumanize others. Restore the dignity of our humanity, won by Your Son, and teach us to embrace one another as He has embraced every nation, tribe, people, and language in His all-reconciing Death. Have mercy upon us all, for the sake of your Son, the Prince of Peace and the world’s Redeemer.

adapted from Pastor William M. Cwirla, author