February 25, 2024

Worship today: 
Nursery— 
We provide a nursery for children under five. They must be signed in and picked up with a security tag. Children’s bulletins are provided in the narthex for those who remain in the worship service. 
Evening service—5pm. 
Join us to close out the Lord’s Day together.
Youth Group--6pm
Youth Group Meals: Please consider blessing our Youth with a meal any Sunday evening this spring.  A sign up sheet is in the Narthex and we are in need through May.

LAST CALL! The leadership is asking everyone to complete this four-question survey on Sunday Evening Worship.  The survey is available here https://s.surveyplanet.com/aslwbpsi, on Slack Announcements, in a group email, and a few paper copies are on the Narthex table—choose your method! Please take a few minutes and serve your leaders with your feedback.  TODAY is the deadline!

Sanctuary Flowers.  Have you admired the beautiful flowers at the front of the Sanctuary each Sunday? After worship they are donated to our church family members who are  hurting or unable to attend church.  Kathy Moore is overseeing this precious new ministry, so if you would like to help or donate, see Kathy. kathrynmoore43@gmail.com

Tongues of Fire XII – It is time again for our annual Chili Cook-off, this coming Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00PM. Competitors will be seeking to achieve the “Apron of Approbation.”  You can enter a chili, or provide corn bread, other sides, or a dessert, or you can just come for the fun!  If you plan to come, please register here: https://subsplash.com/faithchurchpca-frederick/lb/ev/+f2dnwdk
 
Charlie VanMeter will be leading a study through 1Peter starting March 19, every other Tuesday at the church from 5-6pm. All men of Faith Church are invited.  Please sign up in the Narthex so we know to expect you!

The Care-Net Pregnancy Center is holding their annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, March 23 at the Walkersville Fire Hall at 6:00 PM.  Faith Church has reserved 2 tables, (8 people per table) to support this important ministry event. There is no cost to attend but of course it is a fund raiser. Please sign up in the Narthex.

Kids’ Easter Celebration!  
The Outreach Committee's big Easter event for kids aged 3-10 will happen on Saturday, March 30.  We need your help to make it amazing--by providing candy-filled eggs for the hunt, by volunteering to help that day at the event stations, and/or by bringing your kids and their friends.  Every child needs to be signed up here: https://faithreformed.org/2024-kids-easter-event  (To help out, grab a pack of plastic eggs from the Narthex table and return them filled with candy no later than March 17--and sign up in the Narthex if you can volunteer on the 30th.  For more information, contact Angie Custer using the message function here on the app, or text 240.457.0471)  

2024 PCA Women's Conference All women in the church are invited to our Women's Ministries Conference, "Deliberate Design" on Friday, April 5th (7-9 pm) and Saturday, April 6th (8:30am-3:30 pm) at Faith Church. Our guest speaker will be Melanie Cogdill. Please register here:  https://faithreformed.org/women-s-spring-2024-conference
 
Cookbook News! One of the benefits of creating a church cookbook is celebrating the recipes we all like to make and eat. Is there a recipe that you make for the youth group, a fellowship meal, or the ladies' tea that everyone loves, comments on, and requests the recipe? Please share it with the cookbook! The email address is fpccookbook@pa.net

Church Retreat!  
Save the dates for our annual festivities at Bongiorno Conference Center from May 31-June 2.  The theme this year is spiritual warfare, brought to us by our own elders.  We want everyone to be able to participate! Many more details are coming.

Summer VBS June 24-28, 2024!  Save the dates for this year’s Vacation Bible School!  Want to help? Please see Robin Willis or Hannah Paugh. 
Sunday, Feb. 25
9:15am Sunday School
10:45am Worship service
12:00pm Children’s Choir Rehearsal
5:00pm Evening Worship
6:00pm Youth Group

Monday, Feb. 26
7:00pm Adult choir Practice

Wednesday, Feb. 28
12:00pm Men’s Lunch Bunch in the Fellowship Hall
6:30pm Worship team practice
7:00pm Prayer meeting in the Fellowship Hall and online

Friday, March 1
10:30am Friday Fiber Friends
Saturday, March 26:00pm Tongues of Fire XII Chili Cook Off

Sunday, March 3
9:15am Sunday School
10:45am Worship service—Communion will be served.
12:00pm Children’s Choir Rehearsal
5:00pm Evening Worship
6:00pm Youth Group

A LOOK AT NEXT SUNDAY
Sermon Text:
1Kings 19:1-18

Praise Music:
Rejoice
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
Lord, Have Mercy

Hymns:
81 O love of God, How Strong and True
420 At the Lamb’s High Feast


The Gideons organization has one major goal: to spread the gospel by distributing Bibles to places like schools, hotels, hospitals, prisons, and at events like "In the Streets" and state fairs etc.  Anyone who has stayed in a hotel will usually find a Gideon Bible in the nightstand.  The Gideons have a local group in Frederick that meets twice a month, not just to plan Bible distributions but to engage in prayer. The need is greater than ever, as some hotels are owned by Muslims and do not permit placement of Bibles. And as our society becomes more and more anti-Christian the need to spread God's word is extremely urgent. If you would like to learn more about the Gideons please see Bob Miller.