12 u Worship With Us 2013 Faith Lutheran Church 2701W Kichak’s Landing Road Mercer, WI 54547 Phone numbers: Office 715-476-2626 Pastor 906-932-0389 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Deacon Larry Oehlerking Worship Services Sunday worship: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship immediately following the service Communion 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month Bible Study: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mission: Our mission is to fish for souls in the Mercer area, reel them in to the family of faith, and release them to spread the word of Jesus Christ. The Lutherans of Mercer met in houses and community buildings from 1910 to 1927. In 1921, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod sent a missionary to Mercer and the congregation became affiliated with the Wisconsin Synod. In 1937, they incorporated to form Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1966, a portion of the membership decided to form a new congregation under the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and in 1967, the name of their new church became Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. The dedication of our current building was in 1970. The building became handicap accessible with the addition of the fellowship hall in 1997. The church bell was acquired in 1942 from the old Winchester school and was moved to a tall wooden bell tower when the new church was built. Due to safety concerns, that tower was torn down in 2010. We celebrated the ringing of the bell once again in 2013 at the dedication of our new bell tower. Some of Faith Lutheran Church's activities include lending support to the Mercer Food Pantry, mission outreach to the Orphan Grain Train and to the New Beginnings Pregnancy Services. An enthusiastic women's group meets the first Monday of the month at 1 pm. There are special services held during Advent. On Christmas Eve, we hold a beautiful candlelight service. We hold Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services, and our Easter celebration is traditionally followed by Easter breakfast. We love potlucks! Please be sure to call our church office at 715-476-2626 for all special service times; we would love to have you join us. Visitors are always welcome. Please come, we'd like to meet you!