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 to October Extended Calendar        August Newsletter
Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Sun Aug 2 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 4   Terrific Tuesday - Wild Waves
      Education First (Chinese exchange students) depart
Thu Aug 6 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    8:20 pm Softball
Sat Aug 8 7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Aug 9 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Aug 11 9:00 am Terrific Tuesday - Hike
    6:45 pm All boards meeting
Thu Aug 13 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Aug 16 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    3:00 pm Faith Campout at Mason Lake Camp
    4:30 pm Church service at Mason Lake followed by potluck
    7:00 pm Bike/Scooter/Trike parade at Mason Lake
Mon Aug 17   Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
Tue Aug 18   Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
    6:00 pm Church council meeting CANCELLED
Wed Aug 19   Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
Thu Aug 20 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    1:00 pm Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
Sun Aug 23 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 25 6:00 pm Terrific Tuesday - BBQ at Demel's home
Thu Aug 27 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 29 9:00 am Faith work day
Sun Aug 30 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Aug 30 10:00 am Special Voters' Meeting - LCMS Convention lay delegate nomination
Fri Sep 25   Regional Outreach Conference (LHM), St Luke's  Federal Way

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Notes from Pastor Matt

Dear Faith Family,

Recall the first real job you had.  Whether it was a rewarding or dreadful experience, it’s still special because, well, it’s your first job!

I have had many odd jobs over the years—including being an in-home care provider, scheduler at H&R Block, airplane refueler for Horizon Air, camp counselor, and being a Wal-Mart associate in the toy department.  As I think back on those jobs, I value each one because they were so real world.  But I didn’t always have a job.  In fact, one time I couldn’t find work because I was leaving for seminary in a few months.  Few employers wanted to hire a person for such a short time and I didn’t want to lie.  I still remember crying in the parking lot of Concordia, Pullman, about not having a job.  I was a new husband and it’s not a good feeling to be unable to provide.

I went from no job to four jobs that summer, as God graciously provided and everything worked out better than I could have hoped.  Once I got started in ministry, my track was more directed.  The plan:  Serve a church.  Try not to mess it up.  I will always remember what my supervisor pastor said to me while I was on vicarage (my internship year) at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield, CO.  “You’re actually of some use to me.”  Well, he meant it in a nice way.

I guess I am thinking about jobs and employment because we happen to have a fair number of job openings at Faith right now—church secretary, janitor, event staff, pre-K aide, recess supervisor and choir teacher.  I know God will put the right people in the right places, but I never know how and I always wonder who.  Some things we know.  We have Robin Farris moving from Wisconsin to be our 7th/8th grade teacher.  We’ve created a part-time DCE position with the hopes Kenzie will stay.

Kenzie has made her decision, by the way.  She has decided to continue on here at Faith as our Direction of Christian Education!  How awesome!  Praise God!  In the seven months Kenzie has been with us, she has, to quote my supervisor, been of some (MUCH!) use in a number of areas:  Sunday School, VBS, youth and family, discipling.  It’s great having her here.  That means our support and giving will need to reflect this commitment as well.

There is always some consideration around status and type of employee and at Faith we have quite the mix:  full-time, part-time, called, contracted, regular, salaried, hourly.  Lots of distinctions and frankly, none of that is really of ultimate importance.  What matters is that no matter where we serve, we take that opportunity to serve our neighbor as if we were serving Christ.  This is what we call vocation.  Do the job and do it well because we know “in the Lord our labor not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58)

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 (Rebekka) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Rebekka’s email address is

Monthly Newsletter: Submit your article to the church office secretary (Rebekka) by the 20th of the month of the month prior to publication. E.g. If you want it in the April newsletter, Rebekka 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  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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Moving Update for New Teacher

Robin Farris, our new 7th / 8th grade teacher will be arriving August 6!

We would love to welcome her with a pantry shower.  Pantry items or gift cards can be donated in the school office.  When you are at the grocery store please think about picking up an extra box or cereal, pasta sauce or a jar of peanut butter for Ms. Farris.

Move-in date is tentatively set for August 10.  We’d love your help!  Stay tuned for more details.

Activities - Events - News

We are studying the “Smalcald Articles”—a document Luther wrote in 1537 that is part of the Book of Concord.  Luther considered it his last will and testament, and yet it wasn’t accepted when it was presented.  The Smalcald Articles present essential aspects of Christian doctrine—“pointing out what we could give up and what we could not.”  Where to draw that line?  Find out.  All adults are welcome to join Pastor’s class in the Cedar room at 10 am.             

Kids age 3 and older are invited to come to summer Sunday School every week this summer (except August 16th).  Meet in the sanctuary at 10 am for songs, Bible study, games, and fellowship.

Now that we have refinanced our mortgage with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, we have the opportunity to participate in a rebate incentive called “Shared Blessings.”  If we have enough people open accounts with LCEF (such as CDs, money markets, emergency savings, youth savings) we can earn more than $35,000 for Faith in rebates over the next five years.  One household can have multiple products (for example, a CD for parents or youth accounts for the kids) and some accounts only require $25 to open, so our goal of 100 new accounts is well within reach.  Investors receive a better than market return on their money and also benefit the Lutheran Church.  LCEF is a non-profit ministry that helps build LCMS churches and schools.  Learn more at or 1-800-843-5233. 
We are getting closer.  We’ve now received $23,967 toward our goal of $28,000 for the Director of Christian Education Intern Fund.  Thanks to all who have given an “above and beyond” gift to help fund the DCE intern position through year’s end.  Recently, the voters gave a formal go-ahead to offer Kenzie a 21 hr/week position starting in January 2016.  If you are able to give, please mark on the envelope or memo line “DCE.”   Thanks for your support!     

Youth grades 6+ are invited to attend Terrific Tuesdays!  Meet at Faith at 9 am unless otherwise noted.  Questions?  Contact Kenzie,
    Schedule of Events:

August 4: Wild Waves
August 11:  Hike

Come support Faith’s softball team!  Their next game is Thursday, August 6 at 8:20 pm vs LPC/LDS at the RAC field 4.

Can you help a church family in need?  This couple is looking for an apartment or a house by the end of August.  The move is a bit difficult because of a recent surgery which has meant not being able to provide proof of income in the last few months, although both have good jobs!   If you have an “in on an inn” recommendation for a place to live in or near Lacey, please contact Pastor.

Faith is looking for a janitor on Friday evenings and Sunday after church (up to 5 hours/week starting in September). Please contact Sally if interested,, 360-491-3868.

Faith Lutheran Church is accepting resumes for a church secretary position, 20 hours/week, 4 days/week, Tuesday – Friday.  If you are interested, email Pastor your resume,

It’s that time.  Concordia Publishing House is having their annual Bible sale!  From now-September 30, you can save up to 33% on The Lutheran Study Bible, The Lutheran Bible Companion, La Biblia de la Reforma (Spanish study Bible), and many more.  See the sign-up sheet near the Info Center or contact the Church Office for more information.  Stay tuned for more information in the August newsletter.

FLS is looking for donations of bottled water.  The bottled water will be given away at a Military Fair we are participating in on August 8.  This community event is for military families who have just moved to the area.  It is expected that 400-600 people will be attending this event.  What a great way for us to market our school!

The August edition of “The Follower,” the church’s newsletter, is in your mailbox and also available on the Info Center.  Thanks for taking the time to read, be informed and involved!

Faith Lutheran School now has 175 students enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year.  We still have room for your children. Please call the school office (360-491-1733) or check out our website for more information.

Join us for the 2nd annual Faith Lutheran Campout, August 16 – 20 at Mason Lake Camp.  We have eight sites left with full hook-ups!  Sign-up sheet is on the wall by school office. The campsites will be open at 3 pm but the lake and rest of the camp ground is open all day.  Arrive anytime!  There will only be the 8:30 service at Faith on Sunday, August 16 - no Education Hour or 11:15 service.  Instead, we will have a special worship service at 4:30 pm at the camp with a potluck picnic dinner after.  Even if you can't camp, you can still be part of the fun and fellowship on Sunday.  This is a great event to bring friends to!  Tent sites cost $45 and RV sites $55, regardless of the number of nights stayed.  Any questions call Scott or Laura White @ 503-807-7519 or 360-878-9588. See you there!

Just a reminder: with the new month of August, we begin a new fiscal year (August 1-July 31) for the church, school, childcare and community center, so the financial information on the back of the announcements will reset.  Thanks to the Council, especially Gary Magonigle, for helping with this alignment.

As most of you know, my last day as church secretary was this Friday.  I would just like to thank all the people here at Faith Lutheran for providing me with such a great atmosphere to work in.  Thank you for the smiles that made my day and the wonderful words of encouragement.  I am sad to be leaving, but I will still be a part of Faith.  God bless you all, Rebekka Mantegna (FLC Administative Assistant).


If you would like to receive Pastor’s sermons by e-mail, simply drop him a note at and he will add you to the distribution list!  Sermons may also be found on Faith’s website.


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.

If you would like your giving contributions automatically withdrawn from your bank account, contact Jenn Bache at 491-3552 or

Parents, looking for a website for children that you can trust? Visit 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"!