Faith Lutheran Church and School
"Raising Up Families and Followers of Jesus Christ"
7075 Pacific Avenue   ●   Lacey, Washington   ●   98503

Church: (360) 491-3552   ●   School: (360) 491-1733 ●   Child Care: (360) 491-1118   ●   fax: (360) 459-3784

Grace and Peace to you from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ!

 

Faith Lutheran is committed to teaching the Word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Come and worship with us as we share the GOOD NEWS with all who would listen.  See what we believe and practice as an LCMS congregation.  

 

Sunday Worship Schedule

8:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship Service

11:15 a.m. - Contemporary Worship & Praise Service

Holy Communion is celebrated the 1st, 3rd, and 5th
Sunday of each month

Child care is available for both services and during Bible class.
 

Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes

The Education Hour starts at 10:00 am.  The children meet in the sanctuary for their opening and then go to classes.  Adults can attend classes in the Cedar and Cyprus rooms.

August - October Extended Calendar    August Newsletter

Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Sat Aug 23 9:00 am Help Altar Guild clean the sanctuary
Sun Aug 24 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
Wed Aug 27 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 28 9:00 am Faith Lutheran School open house
Sun Aug 31 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Wed Sep 3   First day of school
Thu Sep 4 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Sep 7 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Tue Sep 9 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Wed Sep 10 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Sep 11 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Sep 13 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Prayer Shawl ministry
Sun Sep 14 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    4:00 pm Welcome back pizza party at Hains' house
Tue Sep 16 6:00 pm Church council
Thu Sep 18 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Sat Sep 20 9:00 am Threads of Faith
    11:30 am Mount Rainier Lutheran HS 2nd annual golf tournament and dinner/auction.
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

       

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Notes from Pastor Matt

 

Dear Faith Family,

There’s no shortage of conflict in this world.  I want to focus your attention, though, on one place in particular: Mosul, Iraq.  History runs deep and long in Iraq—a good portion of the Old Testament occurs there as well.  But at present it may the most difficult place to be a Christian.

Do you know about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?  Many Muslims have disavowed the militant Islamist group, yet ISIS continues to kill.  They turned off the one pipeline source of water from the Tigris River, displacing many people, especially Christians.  And on the homes and businesses of Christians, they spray paint the letter “N” for Nazarene (the indication of a Christian).  The designation indicates it is permissible and even desirable to loot or destroy the property.  ISIS seized the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and on July 24, they blew up one of its mosques.  Why would ISIS blow up a mosque?  True, this particular one was a monastery before it was a mosque, but it was also a shrine, containing the tomb of the Nabi Younes.  These Islamists considered the mosque to be an idol of sorts and not worthy of being revered, so they blew it up.

It’s not just a loss of cultural heritage to senseless violence.  It’s another chapter in the biblical story.  You and I know Nabi Younes by another name, the prophet Jonah.  He was the reluctant—if not disobedient—prophet.  Jonah was sent by God to preach to the Assyrians of the 8th century BC. God said “go” and Jonah bolted in the other direction.  One big fish and three days later, Jonah has a change of heart and repents.

Do you know why Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh?  He knew God would forgive those horrible Assyrians.  Jonah didn’t want them to be forgiven!  He thought they were too bad.  But God thought otherwise.  Sure enough, Jonah preaches a very short sermon and the people repent.  But Jonah still wants God to destroy them—read Jonah 4.  And yet, Nineveh was eventually destroyed.  Read the sequel to Jonah called Nahum.

So here’s the irony.  The Assyrians back then were just as bad if not worse than the ISIS group of today.  Jonah was sent to a people just like them.  Soon after blowing up Jonah’s tomb, ISIS tried to blow up another cultural icon in Mosul.  But this time they were rebuffed when the people of Mosul formed a human chain around it.  It took people standing together, risking their lives, because they thought the cause was worth it.

We Christians are called to stand together, arm in arm, for the sake of the gospel.  Our attitude toward the Islamic extremists like ISIS can be just as hard-hearted as Jonah. But we’d be wrong.  No one is beyond the scope of God’s love or power.

Jesus said, “The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here” (Luke 11:12).  We look forward to the day of His return.

In Christ,

Pastor Matt Henry

 

 

Faith Communications

Want to tell the rest of the congregation, and others, about what’s happening in your committee or group? Try one of these:

Sunday Bulletin: Submit your announcement in writing to the church office secretary (Diane) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Diane’s email address is faithchurchoff@comcast.net.

Monthly Newsletter: Submit your article to the church office secretary (Diane) by the 20th of the month of the month prior to publication. E.g. If you want it in the April newsletter, Diane needs to have it by March 20.

Church Council Agenda Item: Submit the agenda item by the Sunday before the church council meeting. Please include a brief description of the issue or item, how much time you want, and who will speak to council.

Web Site: Submit your item, photo, or article you want included in the web site to webmaster@faithlutheranlacey.org. If you don’t want to write that down, go to the web site, click on the Contact Us button, and click on Webmaster.

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Faith Lutheran School Open House

FLS Open House is this Thursday!

Meet the teachers and check out the classrooms!
You can even bring your school supplies so that you do not have to carry them all in on the first day.

9:00 am – noon
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Preschool and Pre-K can come to either of the day times.

Kindergarten-8th grade can come to any of the three times.
 

Activities - Events - News


EDUCATION HOUR AND SUNDAY SCHOOL

All adults are invited to join Pastor for the “James” study in the Cedar room at 10 am.  Also, summer Sunday School has just a few weeks to go. Children and youth meet in the sanctuary at 10 am before heading to their own classes and then back to the fellowship hall at 11 am.

TEACHERS NEEDED BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7
The regular Sunday School year begins September 7 and we need teachers!  During the summer, teachers take 1-2 Sundays, but in the fall we start back up with consistent teachers.  The 5 classes are: Preschool-K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, & Jr High/High School.  If you are interested in teaching one of these classes (or taking turns with another person), contact Connie Dougherty or Pastor Matt.  Teachers are critical as we work toward Raising Up Families and Followers of Jesus Christ.

HOST FAMILY NEEDED
An exchange student program is looking for one or two families in the River Ridge School District to host two exchange students (one from Italy and the other from Norway) for this school year.  Their original family is unable to host them. They will have temporary housing until school starts (end of September), but they need a place to stay while they are attending school and would like to settle them in a permanent place as soon as possible.  Emilia is from Italy and will only be attending school for one semester, while Julie, who is from Norway, will be here for a year.  If you are interested in hosting one or both of these girls, please contact Donita Zblewski at 360-791-5858.

CONFIRMATION
Calling all 7th and 8th graders—or thereabouts!  Confirmation will once again be taking place on the 2nd Saturdays of the month.  The first class time is September 13, 9 am – noon.  Parents of first-year students, now is the time to get your son or daughter’s name to Pastor Matt. Confirmation is a two-year education process designed for youth to make faith their own.  Pastor teaches the class but he also welcomes parental involvement as confirmation is meant to reinforce faith formation at home too.  For more information or to sign-up, contact Pastor at m.henry@faithcampus.org, 360-489-4554.

ALTAR GUILD HELP
Altar guild needs your help on Saturday, August 23 at 9 am to clean the sanctuary.  We need some people to bring in their mops and cleaning supplies to help mop the floor, clean the pews, windows, and whatever else we can get done to make our sanctuary shine to the glory of God.

CHOIR
It's that time of year to look at starting the choir up.  We need to know how many are interested and what days are best - either Thursday night from 7-8:30 pm, or Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm.  Please call Lisa, (cell) 360-349-3437 or (home) 455-8103.  Choir is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 18 at 7 pm unless otherwise notified.  Let us 'Bless the Lord' with music.

3MS

The 3Ms (More Mature Members) class will take a break for August and resume Thursday, September 4, at 10 am. We’ll pick it up with 1 Kings 11.

SURPRISING STEWARDSHIP
A “surprising stewardship” checklist has been placed in your mailbox. Without any extra cost to you, there are ten ways you can give to Faith Lutheran as you shop.  Here’s another hint: any of the codes (ex., Fred Meyer, Safeway, scrip) can be shared with other family members even if they live out of state.  Thanks for being good stewards!

CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS
Look what is going on!  This summer has been a busy time for Faith. There are many new improvements around campus—some you might not even have noticed!  The 5th-6th grade room has been enlarged and renovated with new carpet and tile.  The new playground structure was finished August 14 and the children love it!  An ice machine was installed in the kitchen of the community center.  A flat-screen TV is now hanging in the fellowship hall as another way to keep people informed by showing pictures and videos of what is going on at Faith. Last, but not least, two new HVAC (heating, venting, air conditioning) units were installed in the school building.  Have questions?  Would like to know how to help out?  Contact Faith’s Campus Manager, Sally Henry, at 360-491-3868 or s.henry@faithcampus.org.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES THANK YOU
Thank you to all who donated school supplies to the DSHS for foster children in Thurston County!  Because of your generosity, we were able to collect countless boxes of crayons, pencils, pens, markers, rulers, erasers, and glue, as well as many note books, some pencil-boxes/holders, and 4 backpacks (even a Spiderman one which lit up)—all which filled over 4 large boxes!  DSHS was so thankful and astonished at the quantity of items which were donated.  Thank you again for your generous giving.

THANK YOU
Thank you to Dave Schultz for mowing Faith’s lawn all summer!

YOUTH NIGHTS
Youth Nights will start up again on Sunday, September 14, with a pizza party from 6-8 pm.  Questions?  Contact Sally, s.henry@faithcampus.org, or 360-489-2516.

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Have you signed up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program yet?  Every time you shop and use your Fred Meyer’s Reward Card, you can help Faith earn a donation!  For information visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your Rewards Card to Faith.  Or contact customer service at 1-866-518-2686.  You can search for us by name or our non-profit number (81228).  You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel points and rebates when you sign up.  Thank you for supporting Faith!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Earn 50 E-Box Tops ($5) for Faith just by purchasing items from this list (www.btfe.com/receipts) in one transaction between 7/21-8/31, then submit a picture of your receipt with the date of transaction, the BoxTop qualifying purchases, and the receipt total marked with stars.  Receipts must be submitted by 10/1.  For more information and ways to submit your receipt, visit www.boxtops4education.com.

FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Faith Lutheran School currently has 161 students enrolled in preschool – 8th grade.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give your child a Christian education.  Call today and we would be happy to help you.

FLS CHOIR TEACHER
Faith Lutheran School is wants to hire a choir teacher for the fall.  The teacher should have a love for Jesus, children and music.  The teacher should be able to work well with students in kindergarten – 8th grades, (not all at the same time).  Maybe you or someone you know would be a great choir teacher here at Faith.  Please contact Laura White at l.white@faithcampus.org if you are interested.

BACK TO SCHOOL SCRIP
A new school year is almost upon us (FLS starts September 3) and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.  Have you thought about using Scrip?  Every time you use Scrip for shopping, a percentage goes towards supporting Faith.  Use Scrip at Walmart (2.5%) or Target (2%) for various items, or shop at Office Depot (4%) or Office Max (8%) for school supplies.  Still looking for new clothes?  American Eagle Outfitters (10%) and Kohl’s (4%) have Scrip as well!  Don’t forget accessories from Claire’s (9%) and Nike (12%).  Stop by the church or school office to see what is on hand or to place an order.

CHRISTIAN RADIO
Faith comes by hearing and you can hear the sung and spoken Word on many radio stations.  On the FM dial, check out 90.5 KACS, 88.1 Air One and Spirit 105.3.   Program in a Christian radio stations that suits you and your family.  You never know when God may use just the right message for just the right time.

AUTO-GIVE
If you would like your giving contributions automatically withdrawn from your bank account, contact Jenn Bache at 491-3552 or faithbookkeeper@comcast.net.

JC PLAY ZONE
Parents, looking for a website for children that you can trust? Visit www.jcplayzone.com for games, puzzles, crafts, recipes, Bible stories and more. This is a great combination of faith and fun that your child (and you) will appreciate. Thanks to Lutheran Hour Ministries for helping to "raise up families and followers of Jesus Christ"!

THE WORD OF GOD
Listen to a narration of the Bible by clicking here to go to the player.  Select the New Testament book and starting verse.  Then click the play button.  Thanks to Cody Shuffield for finding this wonderful resource.

 LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD