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Foyers - The word implies entrance to a building. That is exactly what the Foyers groups do once a month with a delightful twist. Food and fellowship. This is an opportunity to get to better know the people we spend time with: our church family and neighbors. It is an open, welcoming small group of people with only one agenda (maybe two), good food and caring. It sometimes meets in a private home and sometimes at a restaurant. It was started on October 8, 2017. Please contact the church office for times, locations, and participating.

The current groups are

Denny Goodwin & Linda Apple, Gary & Cathy Bennett,Pastor Bill, Jenny and Lydia Zima, Lee & Nan Melber,Diane Sanderford

Doug & Janice Bradburn, Don & Judy Armbrust, Gail Crawford, Christy Johnson, Elaine & Gerald Fryar

Wray Robertson & Carolyn Harris, Justin, Kristie, Anna Grace & Emily Nicks, Bonnie Loy, JoAnn Allen, Jeff & Karen Storholt

  • THANK YOU!!!! Friedens would like to extend a very special Thank You to Gloria and Leonard Smith, and Randy Randall for their gift of the Fellowship Altar. We truly appreciate this gift. If you haven't had a chance to see the new altar, below is a picture.
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    Upcoming Events

     

  • Lutheran Disaster Response The flooding due to Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael has caused extensive damage. Please consider giving to Lutheran Disaster Response. If you mark your donation "Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael" 100% of your giving will go to hurricane relief efforts.

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  • Altar Flower Sign Up The Flower Calendar for 2019 has been posted on the bulletin board by the Choir Room in the church. Altar flowers are a wonderful way to say “I love you” or “You will always hold a special place in my heart” to your loved ones. Please begin signing up to provide altar flowers for 2019.

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  • Prayer Shawl
    Prayer, Love, Hope
    If you have a friend or family member and you want to give them a gift that brings love, prayers, and hope, give them a prayer shawl that will bring warmth and let them know they are loved.

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  • Greeter needed A greeter is needed for the 8:30 service for the months of September, and December. If you can fill one or more of these months, please call the Church Office.

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  • Carolyn Smith would appreciate cards at her new address: Woodland Place, Room 304, 850 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
  • Friedens’ 275th Anniversary
    Do you like history? Do you have stories to share? Do you like planning a party? If the answer is YES, come join me in planning for our 275th anniversary! Please contact Kristie Nicks if you would like to help or have stories or memories to share kristienicks@gmail.com or 336-656-9828.

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  • Please do not leave food in the refrigerators unless you plan to use it within a day or two. If you would like to leave food for Childcare, please leave Judie and Dianna a note. Otherwise, please take the food home.

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  • Tide Pod Collection For Allied Churches
    During the month of May

    Allied Churches processes 20-30 loads of laundry a week; the national average cost for a load of laundry is $6.00/load!

    Let’s help Allied Churches with this expense! For the month of May, Social Ministry invites you to donate a package or two of TIDE pods (only TIDE, please).

    Let’s collect enough for a month of laundry! You may drop off in the sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. Thank you!

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  • If you or your child will be graduating this year, please notify Diana Black or Terri Summers.

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  • Friday, May 31 Greensboro Grasshoppers game!
    Will leave the church at 6:00 pm; returning around 11:00 pm following the fireworks. Tickets = $10/person

    RSVP: Cathy Bennett (336) 449-7856 by May 20

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    Welcome

    Friedens Lutheran Church is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in North Carolina (established in 1745) but we pride ourselves as being progressive and adaptive to the world around us.   Though we're among the oldest, the many ministries of Friedens Lutheran Church are designed to meet today's spiritual needs. A part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, we strongly believe that with our hands we are doing God's work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus' name throughout the world.                      

    Do you want to know more about what a Lutheran is? Come find out how 199 congregations in North Carolina come together to serve Jesus and neighbor by clicking here

    For news on the celebration of the 500 years in the Lutheran Church, please go to www.ELCA500.org

     

    WORSHIP WITH US EVERY WEEK!

    • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
    come worship with us

  • Rogation Sunday, May 26
    Rogation Sunday is a time to ask God to bless seeds, plants, farm equipment, and gardening tools.  While many of us have already begun working "our fields," this special time invites us to remember our God who causes growth and gives us the opportunity to give thanks.  We will have this special blessing at the end of the 8:30 and 11:00 services in the vicinity of the three crosses.  Plan to bring whatever you use to work the earth for God's glory to have it blessed in this special way.
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  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

  • June 2 – 10:30 a.m. – Homecoming

    Guest Speaker: Tammy Jones West - Assistant to the Bishop, Youth and Family Ministries

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  • Pentecost, June 9, 2019
    Guest Speaker: Jenni Zima
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    • Hymn Sings June 16, 2019, at both services.
      Brush off your pipes!
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    • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
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    • June 23, 2019, "P&P" Worship Service with Elaine Fryar and Southern Sunday
      One service at 10:30 am.
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    • June 30, 2019, Pastor Bill Returns both services.
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    • Reformation Sunday — Sunday, October 27, 2019 services at 8:30 am. and 11:00 am.
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    • The youth are taking over the food collection that was in the back of the church. All of the items received will be used for the community pantry. Please place any donations in the boxes in the back of the church or near the Fellowship Hall.

    • Please note a new bulletin announcement deadline of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. to allow time to get all announcements to the projectionists in a timely manner to prepare for Sunday worship.

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    Additional Announcements

  • Friendly Reminder: If you order flowers for the altar from Arrangements Florist, please remember to return the vases to the florist so the vases may be used again. This keeps Frieden's cost down for altar flowers. announcement

  • The Youth Committee will be scheduling more mentoring opportunities in the spring. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

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  • Calling all Women!
    Please join Social Ministry in the 2019 Women’s Build For Habitat of Alamance County

    Dates for the build: May 1 – June 8 No experience required - training will be provided

    Our Date: TBD If you are interested, please contact Terri Summers or Cathy Bennett By March 31

    It’s Fun!!

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