When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him,“Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith!” – Matthew 8:5-13
When the President of the United States asks the butler in the White House for a cup of coffee, no one would expect him to be refused. When the CEO of Apple asks to see the latest sales numbers, they likely show up on his desk in a matter of minutes.
And when the Lord of heaven and earth tells a sickness to leave, it leaves.
There was no doubt in this centurion’s mind that all Jesus needed to do was command, and it would happen. The commands of authorities are followed, and Jesus, as God’s Son and our Savior, is the ultimate authority.
Do we believe like the centurion? When we have problems, wants and needs, do we worry about them, complain, or lament, or do we take them first to the one says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me” (Psalm 50:15)?
Lord, give us faith like the centurion, to believe and trust that you have all things in your keeping.
God bless your week,
Principal Schneck J
Pastor Ewings will be continuing his evening Bible class entitled “Making Life Better” this evening. In this class, participants will consider how God has made our lives better by reviewing our past, changing our present, and transforming our future. This course covers the basic truths of the Christian faith and is offered to new-comers and long-time Christians alike. Come marvel at what God has done for you! This class is presented on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Pastor Ewings for more information, or just come tonight to see what it is all about!
Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball (grades 5-8) Practice Tuesday and Thursday , October 13th and 15th, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Subway Sport Center in Anchorage. Please speak to Mr. Tom Zarnstorff if you have any questions.
You are invited to join us for our weekly school chapel service this Thursday, October 15th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Families and friends are invited to come and join us in starting our day with the Lord. Pasto Fred Voss from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Anchorage will lead our chapel service. Our current mission offering is designated for Jesus Cares Ministries.
The Handchime Choir will be playing in the school chapel service on October 15th. Handchime members should be school and meet in the church sanctuary at 8:15 a.m. to prepare.
PTF will be offering hot lunch this Thursday, October 15th. On the menu- TACOS! Please see the attached note.
Are you planning on taking advantage of the 25% tuition discount for full payment by November 15th? If you need to know your balance due or have any questions regarding billing or the application of this discount, please contact Sheila Lillo in the church/school office (563-3499)
Math-A-Thon is a way students can raise money for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration forms for students wishing to participate were sent home last week and are due by Tuesday, October 13th, or parents can register their children online so that they can begin online. Once your math is complete pledges are due Tuesday, November 3rd. Extra forms are available in the box by the office.
Do the math – Help save lives!
Junior Choir meets Wednesday, October 14th at 12:20 p.m.
Handchime Choir meets Thursday, October 15th at 12:30 p.m.
Toddler Time is an hour of educational activities, structured play and a snack for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Toddler Time meets Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Faith fellowship hall. For more information contact Mrs. Cara Ewings at
Faith PTF is hosting a Community Health Fair this Saturday, October 17th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. This is a free event providing basic health screening and health care information and all are invited.
We do need some volunteers to help us host this event. To volunteer sign up at: SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0A44A5A72CA46-health For more information follow the link on the school’s website or call the school office.
This year our church and school will host a “Trunk or Treat” on Friday, October 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is an event where families can come and enjoy some safe outdoor trick-or-treating and fun activities here at Faith Lutheran. To volunteer to help out, provide your decorated vehicle, or supply candy, please contact the school office. Or sign up at: Signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44a5a72ca46-trunk