Talking scripture on Facebook …

Want to engage Scripture throughout the week in conversation with others?  We’re set to launch a Facebook group called “God Talk” that will post the coming Sunday’s Gospel lesson every Monday and open it up for discussion that will occur through the week.  We’ll supplement it with links and resources.

If you’re interested in joining, “like” Faith Lakewood on Facebook and let Pastor Rollenhagen know you want to be added to the group.  Once you’re in the group, you’ll be able to invite others who might be interested.  There’s a link to our Facebook page down the right side of this website.


Faith’s first pet-friendly service …

drew a dozen people, six dogs and one cat.  It was a simple worship service during which we prayed, heard the Word of God, a short sermon from Pastor Rollenhagen and then received Holy Communion.  Pets and their people also received a blessing.  Next pet-friendly service is Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. — no kidding.

An un-Lutheran-like front row seat

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Creme, a yellow field Lab, and her people had a front row seat in Faith's first pet-friendly worship service on March 4, 2012.

Faith is going to the dogs …

and cats and other pets that are welcome at a new service at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Simple worship in Fellowship Hall, with communion and blessing.  First service is this Sunday (March 4).  All are welcome, with or without pets.

Check out the story in the Lakewood Observer here.



The 5 W’s: An exploration of the Christian faith

Beginning Saturday, March 3, we’ll use a framework of “who, what, when, where and why” and examine the roots of Christianity in the world’s broader search for meaning and understanding and explore the development of basic Christian principles and practices and how they do – or don’t – have relevance for today.  See the poster here.

Five Saturday sessions, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., including a simple supper. Please register by midnight Monday (Feb. 27) by calling 216-226-6500 or e-mail [email protected] and include your name and phone number.  If you need child-care, let us know.


On Saturday evening (Feb. 25), Faith hosts a benefit for Tails From the City, a cat rescue group sheltering more than 100 cats on the west side of Cleveland.  From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the evening includes dinner and dancing to rock and blues music performed by area musicians in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will go to pay food and veterinary costs for the sheltered cats.  There will be information about cats available for adoption — and a chance to meet a few cats.  Tickets are available at the door or through the Faith office or Pastor Rollenhagen.

Stray Cats?

Not the band, but a few sheltered cats are expected to be on hand for a benefit concert for Tails From the City, a cat rescue group.  Rock and blues musicians will perform from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Preaching this Sunday …

Pastor Ronald Morgan is the preacher and worship leader this Sunday (Feb. 19) while Pastor Rollenhagen is away at mission developer training. Tell Pastor Morgan “thanks” for his presence and contribution to the Faith Mission effort!

Next week:  Ash Wednesday services, with imposition of ashes, at Faith at noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 22).


What’s with all the secrecry?

This Sunday we take a look at the themes in the Gospel according to Mark — including why Jesus might be telling everyone to keep quiet about what he’s doing — when we gather at 9:30 a.m. to explore scripture.   Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.