Worship Theme: Advent Gifts from Jesus--Comfort, Hope, & Joy
Wednesday, December 7 @ 3:30pm & 6:30pm
Advent Supper between services at 4:30pm
Faith Lutheran Church is a Christian church in Fond du Lac, WI dedicated to preaching and teaching the truth of God's Word. With the sure foundation of Jesus Christ as our Savior and his Word as our source of truth, we boldly work together as a family of believers.
Come join us in worshiping, serving, and sharing Jesus Christ our King with the rest of this community and the rest of the world!
Sundays at 7:45 and 10:30am
Saturdays at 5:30pm
Thursdays 6:30pm (except during Advent & Lent)
Faith Lutheran Preschool is focused on connecting children and families to Christ and the message of forgiveness of sins and eternal life that he offers freely.
In the Messiah’s kingdom things are not always what they seem. Appearances can be deceiving and lead to doubt. In the Prayer of the Day the Church asks Christ to drive the darkness of doubt from our hearts and fill us with the light of the knowledge of Christ. Faith in Christ leads us to patiently hope in the Lord’s caring plan despite any appearances to the contrary.
Things were not what they seemed. John languished in prison for preaching righteousness. When he saw the works of Jesus (τὰ ἔργα τοῦ Χριστοῦ) questions rose in his mind and doubt filled the hearts of his followers. John knew that Jesus was the Christ, but where were the acts of judgment promised? Why did John look like a failure and the wicked look like they were winning? John sends his disciples to the right place, to Jesus. When we take our doubts and questions to Jesus, he drives the darkness from our hearts and fills us with light. Jesus pointed to his works as signs from God fulfilling the words of the prophet and marking him as the Coming One. Jesus was far more than he appeared to be: he was the Messiah who makes the blind see, the dead live and the poor evangelized. Jesus then points to John and shows greatness hiding behind the cross and persecution. Though John did not seem it, he was the second Elijah and a prophet without peer.
Artwork: Ian M. Welch. © 2014. All rights reserved. (paramentics.com)
Every church has its own style of worship. We think you'll enjoy the services at Faith, but as in any church, you should expect it to take a couple of services to become accustomed to our way of praising God and proclaiming what he has done.
Each week the service outline is printed in the worship folder. In addition the entire service is projected on the wall to make it easy for you to follow along. All the Scripture readings, hymns, and responsive readings and prayers will be shown there. You are certainly welcome to bring along your own Bible and follow along there if you choose, too. Although the hymns are projected, hymnals are in the pew racks for you to use if you prefer to do so, when following the order of service of singing the hymns.
Music certainly is an important part of our services. Loud or soft, in monotone or rich harmony, all our praises are music to God as we respond to hearing His Word.
When pondering God's love for us and our opportunity to praise and thank him for that love, we recall the words of the Psalm writer: "I rejoiced with those who said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the LORD.'" (Psalm 122:1)