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Faith Lutheran Church Faith Lutheran Church

180 County Road PPO, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849 / Rev. David Johnson, Pastor
Church (906) 486-9083, Parsonage (906) 204-2401,
I cant assume what her mindset was
when she took the picture and posted it on the
internet for all of the world to see, but it made me
question, are certain events in the history of this
world and our lives simply meant to be forgotten?
As time progresses, does the impact and weight
of such things decrease over time? Is there going
to be a time when people visit a place where so
much evil took place and run and laugh as if that
tragedy had never taken place? And if so, what
does that mean? For me, thats a scary thought;
that such an act could be forgotten; that such an
impact on our world could be reduced to just an
event people talk about without evoking any
feelings whatsoever.
This made me think back to my
experience at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
in South Dakota. As part of our experience there,
we made a trip to the mass grave that was dug in
order to bury those Native Americans that were
killed at the massacre of Wounded Knee. I will
tell you that in our group there wasnt a single
smile. For some tears were shed and most were
in shock that such a tragedy could take place.
Not only that, but there was an air about that
place and a weight that you couldnt shake. Can
such events when given enough time lose their
effect? And if so, what does that mean for us as a
people. Its been said that those who repeat the
past are doomed to repeat it. If this disregard
becomes the norm, arent we in a sense forgetting
what has happened and taken place in the past?

1 Corinthians 11:23-26:
For I received
from the Lord what I also passed on to you:
The Lord Jesus, on the night he was
betrayed, took bread,
and when he had
given thanks, he broke it and said, This is
my body, which is for you; do this in
remembrance of me.
In the same way,
after supper he took the cup, saying, This
cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this,
whenever you drink it, in remembrance of
For whenever you eat this bread and
drink this cup, you proclaim the Lords death
until he comes.
I ran across a story today about a teenage
girl who was able to finally make a trip on her
own to Auschwitz. While she was there she
snapped a picture of herself in front of some of
the buildings of this infamous concentration camp
smiling. Yes, literally smiling while in a place
that represented the torture and death of so many
people. Smiling, as she stood on the very ground
that people experienced some of the worst
atrocities imaginable. Smiling, as she stood in a
place where not just families but peoples very
identities and lives were stolen from them never
to be returned. I was floored by what this picture
represented. Did she not realize the full weight
and gravity of what had actually happened there,
did she not experience the same shock and horror
of the living conditions that people were forced to
live and die in, or was there something more
behind the smile?

This is why the words spoken during
communion are so important. Even Jesus says it
himself, Do this in remembrance of me. We
are to remember. Not just the crucifixion or the
pain that Jesus suffered, but we are to remember
the grace that we receive each and every day
because of such an act of sacrifice. We are to
remember what it is like to really know that God
loves you just as you are and gave His life on the
cross for you; to remember what it is like to hear
and know that you are forgiven. This is what we
are to remember! Even Luther emphasizes this
what is the big deal about communion? Being
reminded that the body and blood was given and
shed for you for the forgiveness of sin. I cant
emphasize that FOR YOU enough.
So what happens if we fail to remember this? By
the grace of God we will never find out.

In Gods Peace, Pastor Dave Johnson
From t he Pas t or s Des k cont . . .
Musician Needed!
Do you know of anyone
who plays piano and
would like to play in
church? The person
should be competent on a piano keyboard
and have a desire to play for worship
services on Sunday mornings. The new
person would play once a month and more
during various times of the year. Carol,
Laura, and Nancy arent going anywhere
but would like more flexibility in their
schedules. Training will be provided.
If interested, contact Pastor Dave at
486-9083 or Laura Korte at 486-8758.
145;8-9, 14-21
Psalm 145:8-9, 14
The LORD is gracious and
compassionate, slow to anger
and rich in love.
The LORD is good to all; he
has compassion on all he has
The LORD upholds all who
fall and lifts up all who are
bowed down.
Psalm Readings for August
I will be on vacation from August 7
through the 14th. Pastor Kevin Kaiser,
Bethany Lutheran, Republic, will be
covering any pastoral emergencies and can
be reached at (906) 376-2256. Also, for
Sunday, August 10, Ilene Mattson will be
preaching. Thanks!
In God's Peace, Dave
Join us for
Sunday Evenings
Hosts are
announced in the
Sunday Bulletins

2 01 4 Counci l

Norma Denney
Carole Watson
Harmony Michaud
Judy Helsten
Dave Magnuson
Ross Carlson
Victor Cox
Judy Swanson
Jeff Swanson
Fai t h Lut heran Church Counc i l
Our home-bound and nursing home residents:
Signe Carter and Red Hytinen.
In Our Prayers in July
Keep in our Prayers
Bev & Mike
Our Veterans
Our Military
Commi t t ee Li ai s ons

Christian Education Harmony Michaud 250-9675

Worship & Music/Altar Guild Carole Watson 485-6156

Evangelism / Fellowship Judy Helsten 486-8603

Long Range Planning Norma Denney 485-1941

Finance Committee Ross Carlson 486-9040

Thrivent Helen Frederickson 486-9666

Mutual Ministry Dave Magnuson 485-1642

Property Vic Cox 485-1922
A Prayer for Courage
Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths
as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not
knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
- This prayer comes from the Lutheran Book of Worship (Augsburg, 1978) reprinted 2012 pg. 28
Faith Lutheran Church Mission Statement
It shall be the mission of Faith Lutheran Church of Ishpeming to develop,
strengthen, and share witness to the message of the Gospel; through an
increased understanding of our ministry, and our daily living, both
individually and as a congregation.

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
and the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Ward and Melissa Harmala Aug 06
Elmer and Shirley Juntila Aug 06
Gerald and Nancy Anderson Aug 14
Brian and Lisa Helsten Aug 14
Rodney and Karen Perreault Aug 15
Holly and Jeremy Letson Aug 18
Stephanie and Robert Lake Aug 23
Kurt and Kelly Penrose Aug 26
Chad and Brandee Korpi Aug 27
Pam and Marvin Evans Aug 30
Chris and Kathy Pepin Aug 30
Christiana Anderson 8/1
Katie Douquette 8/1
Britny Grund 8/1
Jackson T. Vidlund 8/1
Kaidence Nault 8/2
Daniel Ruokalainen 8/2
Jennifer Kroon-Baringer 8/4
Deborah Keto 8/5
John R. Helsten 8/7
Adam Waters 8/7
Janet Wiley 8/7
Carol Cox 8/8
Alan Myers 8/8
Andrew Harmala 8/10
Joann Poirer 8/10
Ava Stanaway 8/10
Kurt Alto 8/11
Heather Anderson 8/11
Judith Swanson 8/11
Marqese Gardener 8/13
Addison Martin 8/13
Michelle Bertucci 8/16
Kathyrn Solka 8/17
Amber Kautz 8/21
Megan Anderson 8/24
Christine Alto 8/25
Cynthia Armitage 8/25
Leetha Irish 8/25
Patricia Kroon 8/26
Annie Kerkela 8/29
Kurt Penrose 8/29

As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14
Faith is
being sure
of what
we hope
for and
certain of
what we
do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

Completed Grades
5 & 6
Night Owl
August 3-8
Art Camp July
27 Aug 1
Completed 7 & 8
Night Owl
Aug 3-8
Art Camp
July 27 Aug 1
Completed 9-12
Night Owl
Aug 3-8
Adults / All Ages
Family Camp
Aug 3-8
Fortune Lake
Lutheran Camp

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(Original letter is posted in the Narthex at the church for your reference).
Womens Retreat
Sept. 19-21, 2014
Women of the
ELCA for reflections
of the Psalms.
Theme The Lord is
Our Shepherd.
Registration is
posted in the
Faith Lutheran Scheduled Meetings
Mutual Ministry will meet Monday, August 4, at
Finance Committee Meeting, Tuesday, August 5,
at 7:00pm.
Council Meeting is Tuesday, August 12, at
Dates/times subject to change. Meeting coordinators please
remember to write your meetings on the calendar in the office.
Thank you!

Youre Invited to Our
Potluck Brunch
Celebrating Jordyns Baptism
Sunday, August 3rd, after worship
service. Bring a dish to serve.

Hosted by the Fellowship Committee.

Wi t h Thanks t o Thos e Who Serve i n Augus t
If you are unable to serve on your scheduled day, please
switch with someone or contact the following:
Irene Kindstrand, Lectors and Ushers
Cheryl Salmer, Counters
Marlene Anderson, Coffee Servers
Kathy Magnuson, Communion Servers
Cof f e e Serve rs
08/03 Potluck BrunchFellowship
08/10 tba
08/17 tba
08/24 Marlene Kautz and Marie Keto
08/31 tba
Us he rs
08/03 Kathy & Dave Magnuson
08/10 Christine Attalai & Judy Helsten
08/17 Ruth Holmes & Irene Kindstrand
08/24 Melissa & Ward Harmala
08/31 Judy & Dave Graceau
09/07 Betsy Lawer & Joellyn Maddock
Lect ors
08/03 Donna Kroon-Harris
08/10 Christine Attalai
08/17 Irene Kindstrand
08/24 Carole Watson
08/31 Ilene Mattson
09/07 Shannon Yakovich
Count e rs
08/03 Lois Ombrello and Norma Denney
08/10 Elaine Maki and Judy Swanson
08/17 Carole Watson & Lorraine Wheeler
08/24 Debbie Kroon and Kathy Richards
08/31 Ross and Barb Carlson
09/07 Lois Ombrello and Norma Denney

Thank You!
Communi on Serve rs
August Cyndi Armitage
September Pat Kroon
October Nancy Harmala
November Dave Magnuson
December Ken Blau
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August 2014
John 3:16 ~ For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone
who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
SUMMER WORSHIP ~ We meet every Sunday morning at 9:30am for worship;
coffee fellowship follows the service. Communion is held every other Sunday.
Come Join Us, All are Welcome!
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