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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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  • 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 March, May, 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 or 336-656-9828.

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  • Lent The Lenten season begins the second week of March. The youth will again be collecting items for Friedens Food Pantry. Suggestions to bring are pancake mix, cereal, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, Ramen noodles, instant potatoes, muffin mix, canned fruit, and canned goods of all types. Please place your donations in the box behind the sanctuary or in the Fellowship Hall during the Lenten meals. Thank you for your generous spirit in feeding our community so that no one goes hungry.

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  • All women are invited to the WELCA Spring Gathering on Saturday, March 30, at Alamance Lutheran Church. The program is “Becoming God’s Partners for Justice.” Please check the WELCA bulletin board for details.


  • First Communion Class - On Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Bill and Jenni will have a First Communion class for those who are interested. A youth of any age can come, but the class material is geared toward early elementary. Please tell Pastor Bill or Jenni if you will be attending. first communion class

  • Hymn Sing
    Do you have a favorite hymn?  Let us know about it!  We will have a hymn sing on Sunday, April 28, as Pastor Bill will be on vacation.  We will sing our favorite hymns in place of a sermon that day.  If you have a certain hymn you would like to hear, let Sarah Layton know at for the 8:30 service and Elaine Fryar at for the 11:00 service.  Please let us know by Sunday, April 21, so that we can get the words to the hymns on the projection screen.

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    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.                      

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    • Sundays, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
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  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

  • June 2 – 10:30 a.m. – Homecoming

  • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
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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

  • All are asked to fill out a Communion card today if you have not already filled out a card previously this year so you are counted as having communed for 2019.

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  • 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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  • “Drawing Closer to Jesus” sermon series starts March 17. Have you ever felt God’s presence surrounding you? The truth is we extend our hands to Jesus only to find him having already wrapped his loving arms around us. How do we respond? In this series, we will re-encounter Jesus’ love and our reactions to his generous giving.

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  • Kingdom Kids will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the Lenten supper. After supper, when the adults have their study, the youth will break away for their own activity. Contact Jenni Zima if your youth plans to attend.
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  • ELCA Presiding Bishop Rev. Elizabeth Eaton will be speaking at Lenoir-Rhyne University on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the P. E. Monroe Auditorium.

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  • The youth will have a lock-in for the middle and high school students on April 5-6 for the 30-Hour Famine. Please let Abby Berry know if you can attend.

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  • Camp Agape is hosting a Mother-Daughter Retreat on May 10-11. Check out for more information.

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