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.
 

April - June Extended Calendar    April Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Fri Apr 18 10:00 am Good Friday service
    7:00 pm Good Friday service
Sat Apr 19 9:00 am Threads of Faith
    1:00 pm Easter egg hunt
Sun Apr 20 8:30 am Easter Sunday worship
    9:30 am Easter breakfast
    11:15 am Easter Sunday worship
Wed Apr 23 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    3:30 pm Heritage Girls
    6:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Apr 24 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Gene and Linda Hansen's house.
Sat Apr 26 9:00 am Dragon Boat Festival
Sun Apr 27 8:30 am Traditional service
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary service
    6:00 pm Youth Night
Wed Apr 30 3:30 pm Heritage Girls
    6:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu May 1 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun May 4 8:30 am Traditional service with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary service with Holy Communion
    6:00 pm Youth Night
Tue May 6   "Irreplaceable" showing in multiple theaters
Wed May 7 3:30 pm Heritage Girls
    6:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu May 8 10:00 am 3m's Bible study
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sat May 17 5:00 pm Faith Auction!
Sat Jun 21   CareNet Walk for Life
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt

 

Dear Faith Family,

In just a few weeks, we will once again experience an influx of people for Holy Week and Easter festivities.  While we should make the most of the opportunity to connect with people during special events, we should also be more aware of people in general.  On Sunday morning, please realize how important it is to make sure all people gathered feel welcome and accepted.  This likely involves going out of your way just a bit to say hello and give a smile.  Hospitality and warmth really mean a lot and especially for the newcomer, they often make the difference in whether someone returns.

We should be more aware of people in life as well.  I was recently at a Subway when I noticed a man who needed a jump for his car.  In that moment, negative met positive in more ways than one.  He asked me for help and then, without any prompting from me, shared with me about how he needed God in his life. He was rather floored to realize God sent him a pastor right then and there.  He followed me to Faith and our conversation at the picnic table involved sharing of deep hurts.  It was one of those divine appointments we are meant to make.  But it involves flexibility and opening your eyes to see what God is up to.

Jesus had to tell his disciples to open their eyes (John 4:35).  He was always on the lookout for people and was willing to spend unhurried time with them.  Some of Jesus’ miracles happened when he was interrupted from something else.  I think that is significant.  In a world where we have our “to do” lists and only so much time to get it all done, we go right past people in the process.  What’s going on in your neighbor’s life?  Your co-worker?  Are you available to meet when God has a divine appointment for you?  This may be something as obvious as the Holy Week line-up or the normal Sunday worship service.  And these are important connections to make as a church.  But even beyond that, as we become more missionally aware, we will recognize Jesus at work in the world and inviting us to join Him. Your welcoming and positive presence in the life of people makes all the difference in the world.

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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Holy Week

Sunday, April 13, is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.

This week follows the journey of Christ from his entry into Jerusalem, to the Last Supper, Judas’ betrayal, the crucifixion and of course, the resurrection!

We are adding two day-time services on Thursday and Friday to accommodate schedules.  On Maundy Thursday, April 17, we will have services at 10 am and 7 pm.  On Good Friday, April 18, services will be at 10 am and 7 pm.

The Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 19, at 1 pm.

On Easter Sunday, April 20, we will have our worship services at their regular times, 8:30 and 11:15 am, with the Easter breakfast from 9:30-10:45 am in the gym.

We invite you and your friends to take part in Holy Week!
 

Activities - Events - News


EDUCATION HOUR AND SUNDAY SCHOOL
We are not meeting for education classes or Sunday School on Easter Sunday.  Join us for Easter Breakfast in Rainier Court in the Community Center!

ESSENTIALS
Pastor's "Essentials" class is back!  The dates for this class are Sundays, June 8 and June 22, 1-5 pm.  This is the place to ask questions and explore the central teachings of the Bible and the Lutheran faith.  If you are new to the Lutheran church, need baptism or communion instruction, or are interested in joining the congregation, this is a great way to go about it!  No homework or pressure.  Please let Pastor know if you are interested or have any questions, faithpastor@comcast.net,  491-3552.  Thank you!

DWELLING 1:14 RESOURCE

Pastor has several free copies of a new book written by Greg Finke called “Joining Jesus on His Mission”.  This is excellent material about discipleship, mission and a great description of the Dwelling 1:14 way of life.  Let Pastor know if you’re interested in this book.

EASTER EGG HUNT
This year's Easter Egg Hunt will be April 19 at 1 pm.  This event is intended for children through 4th grade, and will begin with an Easter message in the sanctuary, followed by the gathering of eggs and the giving of prizes.  Bring your own basket or bag.

Children love to find coins in the eggs!  Please donate your pennies to Connie Dougherty.  Please place donations of wrapped candy in the marked box in the fellowship hall.

DISCIPLING GROUPS
Two new missional communities are about to begin!  Pastor Matt & Sally will lead one at 11 am on Wednesdays, beginning April 23, at the Starbucks on College & Pacific.  Gene and Linda Hansen will host a group in their home at 7 pm on Thursday evenings, beginning April 24. We will meet every other week.  This invitation is open to all who want to be disciples as we join Jesus in mission.  Our time together will focus on answering Five Questions from the Dwelling 1:14 model.
 
  1) How have you seen God at work this week?
      (seeking the kingdom)
  2) What has God been teaching you in His word?
      (hearing from Jesus)
  3) What kind of conversations are you having with pre-Christians?
      (talking with people)      
  4) What good can we do around here?
      (doing good)
  5) How can we help in prayer?
      (ministering through prayer)

These two groups are just a start.  There will be more of them as they multiply.  For those who are ready, while this is new, it really is simple. Soon enough, the Five Questions/Practices become a way of life.

Interested?  Speak with Pastor, 489-4554, m.henry@faithcampus.org  or Gene and Linda Hansen, 923-1692, ethansen@comcast.net.

HELP WANTED
Looking for a way to serve or get connected? In the fellowship hall, there is a table with many opportunities. Sign-ups include adopt-a-flower bed, lawn care, church softball, Dinners for Eight (one dinner a month for four couples), gym painting (see below), and hosting the fellowship/coffee hour. Thank you for serving!

GYM PAINTING HELP
On Friday, May 2, we will be having another painting day to paint the community center gym.  Unfortunately, our last one had a low turn-out and we were unable to finish the project.  This time we are making an evening project of it and will be supplying pizza and beverages for all who come!  We will start at 4 pm but come anytime to help.  We are in need of painting rollers as well.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Info Center with a place to mark if you can bring some painting supplies.  Thank you and hope to see you there!

“IRREPLACEABLE” THE MOVIE
Focus on the Family is releasing an excellent documentary called “Irreplaceable.”  It will be in theaters (including Regal 16 in Lacey and AMC at Capital Mall) on one night only, Tuesday, May 6.  Tickets are available now.  For more information and to view the trailer, visit www.irreplaceablethemovie.com.  Your support of this pro-family event will help strengthen your family and others!

CHURCH SERVERS
There is about a month left on the acolyte, greeter and usher schedules.  If you would like to serve the church in this way, or have your name removed from the schedule, contact the church office, churchoffice@faithcampus.org.  Thank you!

NEWSLETTER NAME
Many of you have probably noticed that Faith’s monthly newsletter does not have a name.  Here is your chance to come up with one!  During the month of April, email your ideas to the church office (or stop in) churchoffice@FaithCampus.org,  then we will vote on the best ones!

CAMPUS CARE
With spring comes the need for lawn mowers and weed pullers!  If you would like to help keep the Faith campus beautiful, sign-up sheets for mowing or adopting a flower bed are now on the Info Center.  For more information, please contact Sally Henry, s.henry@faithcampus.org.  Thank you!

SCRIP
Looking to give a gift card or use one for your weekly shopping?  That’s what scrip is!  Each purchase gives a contribution back to Faith and costs you nothing extra!  Use scrip for groceries, restaurants, retail, gas, and on-line too!  Stop by the school office window for more information.

YOUTH NIGHTS
Youth Nights are open to ALL youth, grades 6-12. Friends are very welcome. Unless otherwise noted, Youth Nights will be held at Faith.  Questions – call Sally Henry.  Office: 491-3868 or Cell: 489-2516.

    April 19,  Noon
        Help with Easter Egg hunt and prepare for Easter breakfast.

    April 20, 9:30
        Youth server Easter breakfast.  No youth night (Easter)    

    April 27, 6 - 8 pm:
        Top Ramen Challenge.  Bring your favorite Top Ramen receipe and be prepared to taste test!

    May 4, 6 - 8 pm:
        Cinco de Mayo Party 

    May 11, Mother's Day -- No Youth Night     

DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL
Our team is excited to compete!  You can cheer us on by coming to Dragon Boat Festival at Port Plaza in Olympia this Saturday, April 26. Opening ceremony begins at 9 am.  There are more teams this year but we are the only church signed up.  The festival is a lot of fun and a great way to get our name into the community.  Go Faith!

2014 AUCTION IN VIEW
Faith’s auction “Anchors Aweigh” is May 17.  That’s only a month away!  Now is the time to invite people.  If you’d like to donate an item or two, donation forms and letters (also helpful for sharing with other businesses) may be found on the Info Center.  Thanks for your generosity as we prepare for another great auction!  Tickets are $40/person until April 30.  In May, tickets will raise to $50/person.  Visit the school office to buy your ticket and thanks for coming aboard!

HIRING
Faith Lutheran School will be hiring a teacher for the fall of 2014.  This will be for either 4th / 5th combination or 5th / 6th combination class. This decision will depend on our enrollment numbers.  If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in this position, please contact Mrs. White at l.white@faithcampus.org.  Candidates who are interested in the position must hold at minimum a BA in education, have an active church life and a relationship with Jesus their Savior. We are also looking for an individual who has an interest in growing our school and can help to facilitate that growth.

WALK FOR LIFE
Last summer we put together a team of walkers for the Walk for Life event sponsored by Care Net.  We are hoping for even better participation this year.  This will take place on June 21.  If you are interested in being a team leader or walking in the event, please contact Erin Holmquist at erinhq@comcast.net.

FAITH LUTHERAN CAMPOUT

There has been such an interest in the Faith Lutheran Camp Out that we will be opening a second loop.  We can now take additional campers.  The cost is $55.00 for tents and $65.00 for hook-up sites.  Don’t delay…sign-up today.  Contact Scott White at the3whiteshouse@yahoo.com  if you have additional questions.  We hope to see you August 8, 9, and 10 on Mason Lake.

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