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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

     

  • Pastor Bill on Vacation In case of pastoral emergencies, please call the Church Office or Kevin Harrington to contact Pastor Bruce Ritter. Or you can call Pastor Bruce direct at (336) 263-0707.

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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 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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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m.


    Children, fifth graders and younger, are invited to the Fellowship Hall on April 20 at 3:00 p.m. for an Easter skit, egg hunt, craft and snacks. Middle and high schoolers are needed as assistants. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held indoors. Visitors are welcome!


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  • 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 sarahlayton82@gmail.com for the 8:30 service and Elaine Fryar at ebfryar@yahoo.com 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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  • Blood Drive
    Sunday, May 5 12:00-4:30 p.m.

    Friedens Fellowship Hall

    For appointments, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: Friedens or call the Church Office at (336) 449-7421.

    Your 1-pint donation can save up to 3 lives. Remember to hydrate and bring a picture ID. Appointments encouraged. Walk-ins welcome.

    Desserts and snacks are needed for the blood drive; please let Terri Summers know if you can help.
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  • The congregation will gather in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, May 5, at 9:45 a.m. for a Congregational Meeting to elect Council and other offices.

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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

  • Special Joint Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m.   

  • June 2 – 10:30 a.m. – Homecoming

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  • Easter — - April 21
    Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Coffee and Muffins at 7:00 a.m. Worship at 8:30 a.m. Congregational Breakfast at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.
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    • The Church Office will be closed on Easter Monday, April 22.
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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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  • “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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  • Please mark your calendars for the BBQ Chicken Dinner on Saturday, May 4.

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

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  • Remember and Honor Your Mother
    We will be assembling a booklet to honor our mothers this Mother's Day.  If you would like to have your mother remembered and honored, please fill out an envelope found in the church entryway, include a donation for our youth ministry, and return in the offering plate or the youth ministry box in the library by May 5.  Funds collected will go toward a new youth program coming in the fall called Come Fourth, a gathering of youth and families on the fourth Sunday of each month. New to the booklet: you can also add a short one-line message to your mom.  Please keep the message in the space provided.  We reserve the right to edit.  Thank you for supporting our youth ministry.

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  • Circle of Friends is going places!
    You can too!

    Saturday, May 18 Carolina Tiger Rescue Pittsboro, NC

    Enjoy a half-mile walk through the Carolina Tiger sanctuary and be within 6 feet of beautiful small cats such as caracals, ocelots, and cougars; and within 3 feet of tigers and lions. A tour guide will introduce us to each animal along the way and share their individual stories.

    We’ll leave the church at 11:30 AM; returning approximately 4:30 PM.

    Admission: $20/Adults $15.00/age 4-12 (under 4 free)

    Please RSVP to Cathy Bennett by (336) 449-7856 by May 5

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