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 am - Traditional Worship Service

11:15 am - 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 room.

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

The Quick Calendar

Fri Jun 24 9:00 am Vacation Bible School
Sun Jun 26 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    12:30 pm BBQ Potluck and voters' meeting
Wed Jun 29 12:00 pm Franklin Graham Prayer Rally at the Capitol
Thu Jun 30 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    7:00 pm Softball
Sun Jul 3 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon Jul 4   Independence Day
Thu Jul 7 6:00 pm Softball
Sat Jul 9 7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Jul 10 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Jul 12 6:45 pm All boards meeting
Thu Jul 14   Youth Depart for NYG New Orleans
    7:10 pm Softball
  Jul 16 9:00 am Threads of Faith
Sun Jul 17 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Jul 19 6:00 pm Church council
Thu Jul 21   Youth Return from NYG New Orleans
    7:10 pm Softball
Sun Jul 24 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Thu Jul 28 7:10 pm Last Faith Softball game
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Thu - Sun Aug 4 - 7   Church campout
       

      

Notes from Pastor Matt

June 2016

Dear Faith Family,

                Here’s one of the things I like about Faith:  in general, whatever we set out to do, we accomplish!  Now I know this is a “yes with the help of God” kind of thing.  Like Jesus the Vine said about us branches, apart from Him we can do no good thing.  But with Him we can—and we have.  The most recent example that comes to mind is baptizing one of Miss Kravitz’ kindergarten students in chapel.  What a joyful moment for teachers and fellow students to witness!  What a great reminder of what God is up to in our midst as we join Him in mission. 

                We want to know—no, we need to know—that what we are doing is making a difference.  Otherwise, what’s the point?  Recently, Christa Castanon’s testimony at the auction about the school blessing her family during a time of enduring hardship was a story that connected with all who heard it.  A gym-full of people fell silent and then—for the paddle bid for school scholarships—gave nearly $16,000.  Why?  Because we wanted to be part of something that matters—and we are.

                The auction itself was fun (great costumes!) and successful (raising a record $41,500!), but most of all meaningful because, apparently, people believe in the ministry of Faith as a 4-in-1.  I think every time people see the need to serve (we have 180 kids for VBS!) or the offering plate is passed (giving is up!), it’s a moment where we have a chance to demonstrate support for the work God has given us to do.  Ultimately, while Faith’s ministries have different functions, the mission of discipling is the same.  That’s the fruit God, the vinedresser, is looking for in us branches—not just the leaves of activity. 

                On Sunday, June 26, we will have a BBQ potluck after late service and a 1 pm voters’ meeting.  Last time, we presented to the voters three initiatives:  full-time DCE, school expansion and maintenance improvements.  The support was there; the financial figures were not yet known.  By June 19, detailed budgets for church, school and childcare will be in your mailboxes.  And then, Faith will once again decide on what it wants to do—and can afford to do.  Whatever we set out to do, one thing I am confident in is that by God’s grace and provision, we will once again accomplish it.            

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 (Becky) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Becky’s email address is churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

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

 Pastor's Sermons 
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BBQ Potluck and Voter's Meeting

Bring your favorite BBQ sides and desserts,
we’re having a BBQ potluck on Sunday, June 26th
after late service.

Voter’s meeting to follow at 1:00 pm

On the agenda: Budget details
»   Church
»   School
»   Childcare
»   Full time DCE
»   School Expansion
»   Maintenance Improvements

Activities - Events - News

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Your children are invited to join us in Sunday school every Sunday morning at 10 am.  Meet in the sanctuary for opening.  All ages 3 and older are welcome!

There will be no Sunday School in August.

EDUCATION HOUR
“The Life of David” continues. There’s a twist, but for the most part, we’ll learn about David who was the shepherd king and giant killer, adulterer and warrior, musician and psalmist.  Join Pastor Steve and crew in the Cedar room at 10 am. The June 19 class covers 2 Sam 2 - 5.
 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
We need teachers for summer Sunday school!  All curriculum is provided ahead of time.  Please check the info center or contact Kenzie to sign up for a week or two! k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.
 
SUPER HERO THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to help!  No part was too small.  We could not have had as successful of a week as we did without all of you!
 
CHURCH SOFTBALL TEAM
Come cheer on your church softball team!  We play on Thursday, June 30th at 7:10 pm on Field 3.  We may not be the best team you have ever seen, but we are a fun team to watch!  Enjoy some free entertainment this Thursday!  All games are played at the RAC in Lacey. Game times subject to change.   Click for schedule.

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
On July 8, at 8 pm Faith Lutheran will be hosting Family Fellowship Night.  Everyone is invited to attend!  We will be presenting the movie Zootopia on an outdoor screen in the baseball field.  Please bring your own seating. Concessions will be available.
 
BBQ POTLUCK
Sunday, June 26, there will be a BBQ Potluck/Voter’s meeting following the late service.  We are in need of some food items and help.  You can sign-up on the bulletin board to the right of the kitchen pass through.  Those who sign up for an item are welcome to bring them to the church on Saturday, June 25 between 9-11 am or on Sunday during first service.  Everyone is still encouraged to bring their favorite sides or dessert as well.  Any questions please contact Sarah Zander at 360-870-7112.

PRAYER RALLY
Franklin Graham, son of the great evangelist Billy Graham, will be leading a prayer rally at the Washington State Capitol on Wednesday, June 29, noon – 1 pm.  This is part of the Decision America Tour where he will visit each of the 50 capitals and call on people to pray, be engaged and vote.  We have some common ground here and it’s a good occasion to come together with other believers in our state and be encouraged!  See you on the Capitol steps!

JUST WANT PRIVACY
Initiative 1515 seeks to protect the dignity and privacy of all, especially women and children, by repealing the open bathroom rule in Washington.  Without I-1515, any person can enter any locker room at any time and declare his or her right to be there on the basis of gender identity, not biology.  In order to bring this issue to the November ballot, we need to collect 300,000 signatures from Washington voters by July 1.  Petitions are on the Info Center.  Any questions, speak with Pastor or visit www.justwantprivacy.org.

SUMMER NEWSLETTER
The upcoming newsletter will be a summer special combining both July and August.  If you would like to make a contribution, please have your piece to me this week.  All submissions can be e-mailed to churchoffice@faithcampus.org.  Thanks!      Becky  

SIMPLY GIVING
Summer is the time to travel and relax, but the work of ministry and the bills at Faith take no vacation!   A good way to be a faithful and consistent steward is to sign up for Simply Giving through Thrivent/Vanco.  It’s easy to sign up!  Automatic withdrawals from your existing checking or savings account are set for the amount and on the date(s) you choose.  Weekly, monthly, semi-monthly—but the discipline of giving faithfully is built in!  It can even be used to pay school tuition.  To sign up, forms are on the Info Center, or speak with Jenn Bache, bookkeeper, or Gene Hansen, financial secretary.  Thank you for your faithful support!

FAITH FAMILY CAMP-OUT
It’s almost time for the 3rd annual Faith Family Camp-out on August 4 - 7 at Mason Lake in Shelton.  Have you reserved your camping space yet?  There are a limited number of spaces with power still available.  If you’re not into camping but would like to enjoy a day at the lake, come out on Sunday for a lakeside church service and some good ole fellowship!  More details to come.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Scott White at 503-807-7519.

EDUCATIONAL HOMESTAY PROGRAM
Open your home, share your world and give a student the experience of a lifetime!  Host a middle school student from China this summer from July 12 through 31.  Students will be in school Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (pick up and drop off is at Faith Lutheran).  For more information or to apply, please contact Lisa Solon at lwsolon@gmail.com or 706-306-7733.
 
ADOPT-A-FLOWER BED
Calling all green thumbs (and regular thumbs too)!  Join us in keeping Faith Lutheran's grounds beautiful by taking care of one or more flower beds around campus.  A sign-up sheet is available in the Fellowship Hall.  Please contact Sarah Holdener, Campus Manager, with questions at 360-491-3868 or s.holdener@faithcampus.org.

HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLE
Are you going out of town this summer and need someone to house-sit?  Kenzie Carpenter is available to watch your house, take care of your pets, water your plants, whatever you need!  Give her a call and schedule your vacation time with her!  253-495-0429.

SCRIP PROFITS
From December to May, scrip (gift cards) raised $641.72 for the general fund.  And for the 15-16 school year, we raised $1,587 in profit!  In addition to this amount some parents used 50% of their individual scrip earnings to offset tuition at FLS.  Nice!   Thanks for your support of the scrip program!  You’re encouraged to use scrip wherever you shop—big box, online, grocery, retail, restaurant, at the pump and more!  Stop by the school office window to learn more, shop what’s on hand or 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"!