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 to June Extended Calendar    April Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Apr 25 8:30 am Dragon Boat festival
Sun Apr 26 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    1:00 pm Essentials class
    5:30 pm National Youth Group Gathering info session
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Girls night / Guys bonding
Mon Apr 27 7:00 pm Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop, First Baptist Church, Yelm
Wed Apr 29 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Apr 30 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Fri May 1 5:30 pm Foster Parent Appreciation dinner
Sat May 2 9:00 am Dr. Paul Maier Seminar @ Good Shepherd, Tacoma
Sun May 3 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 pm Orientation to Faith
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Love Your Neighbor (service night)
Thu May 7 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat May 9 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
Sun May 10 8:30 am Traditional worship - Welcome Sunday
    9:30 am Special Voters' Meeting
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship - Welcome Sunday
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Gym Hockey & Ultimate Frisbee
Mon May 11   Thank-Scrip-ing Day
Tue May 12 6:45 pm All Boards
Thu May 14 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat May 16 5:30 pm Meet Me In Paris Auction
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Jun 7 11:15 am Confirmation Sunday
  Jun 22-26   Vacation Bible School
Sun Aug 16-19   Faith Church Campout
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

Spring is the time to grow new things.  As I peek at the yellow chicks sporting new feathers and as I glance at the green new shoots in the garden, I marvel at the process of life!  This is a wonderful time of year.  A time of newness and growth!  We know how things grow (well, at least it is observable), but how do we grow people spiritually? Answer: you disciple them.
 
Christ didn’t tell us to make believers, converts, missionaries or church members; he told us to make disciples.  How to do that?  Baptize and teach, yes, but this is always done in the context of relationships.  Discipling cannot happen on a Sunday morning because it is impossible to disciple the crowds one hour a week.  We need the Sunday worship gathering, please don’t misunderstand!  Jesus preached and taught the crowds, but he discipled only a few—the Twelve.  That was an important accomplishment, one that he mentions in John 17:4, while praying to the Father.  “I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.”  He says this before the cross, so what was that work already accomplished?  He had discipled them!

There are no shortcuts to discipling.  It takes Spirit-filled, mature believers leading others along and helping them grow to be more like Jesus.  It takes an intentional leader, in the context of a small group and reproducible process.  We have a biblical, clear, reproducible process for discipling.  It’s always been there in the ways of Jesus, we have just never organized ourselves around it.  Somehow, we lost that focus by other things.

I am very excited, then, for a time equipping and training for discipleship.  On Saturday, April 11, 8 am – 2 pm, in the fellowship hall at Faith, a group of lay leaders will present what they’ve learned from our training at Our Savior, Tacoma.  We were given a simple, powerful reproducible process of discipling called “Real Life Discipleship” and it holds great potential.  We’d love to see you there.  There will be other trainings to come, but this is the start-up point.  We had 60+ people attend the Info Sessions and now it’s time to see what grows.

Jesus is alive. He is with us always and we get to join Him in the mission.  He promises to change us in the process—meaning He promises to grow us.  We’re going to stay true to everything we believe, but at the same time, this is hopefully a point of transformation for Faith as we view ourselves primarily as disciples and not as church members, although they certainly go together.

Recall what the Lord said in Isaiah 43:19, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”  It’s spring time at Faith.  Do you want to grow?  Now’s the time.  Come and perceive, come and see how to grow people unto maturity and spiritual adulthood by making disciples who make disciples.


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 churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

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 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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Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner

Faith is once again partnering with DSHS by hosting the foster parent appreciation dinner in the community center on Friday, May 1.

We need lots of volunteers to provide childcare while foster parents attend the dinner.  If you can help from 5:30-8:30 pm, it would be appreciated.
This evening has come to be a great connection with the state agency, its employees and the foster families.
 
Contact Sally Henry for more information, s.henry@faithcampus.org.
 

Activities - Events - News

EDUCATION HOUR
Come join us Sunday, at 10 am, in the Cedar room as we explore “DiscipleShift.”  DiscipleShift walks through the five shifts a congregation must make if it wants discipling to be at the center of what it does.  All are welcome!

VOTERS’ MEETING
There will be a brief special voters’ meeting on Sunday, May 10 at 9:30 am, directly following the first service.  The only topic of discussion is the refinancing of our mortgage with LCEF (Lutheran Church Extension Fund).  At Council’s recommendation, refinancing will lower our interest rate significantly without extending the length of our loan and lower the monthly mortgage from $9,163 to about $8,010.  Current balance is $1,537,482.

ORIENTATION TO FAITH
Interested in joining the congregation?  For those who have completed Essentials class, or transferred from another congregation, there will be an orientation to Faith on Sunday, May 3, 12:30-2:00 pm in the Cedar room. Please let Pastor know you plan to attend, m.henry@faithcampus.org.  Welcome Sunday is May 10 (either service).

DISASTER PLANNING WORKSHOP
On Monday, April 27 from 7 - 9 pm at First Baptist Church in Yelm, a workshop about disaster planning for faith communities will be held.  The purpose is to facilitate awareness, provide information, and offer opportunity for faith communities to plan for emergencies and disasters. For more information, contact Bill Terhune, Chaplain at South Bay Fire, at 360-791-9701.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VBS is June 22-26 from 9-11:30 am, for ages 3-12.  Registration sheets can be found in the info center in the fellowship hall or online here.  Please return registration sheets to Kenzie.  Check out the donation board in the fellowship hall.

Want to help with VBS?

Donate through items: We are ready to start collecting items for VBS. Check out the board to the right of the mailboxes in the fellowship hall to see how you can help contribute.  Please be sure to sign off on the sheet provided under the giving board after you take the item off the clothespin. Contact Kenzie if you have any questions.  Supplies can be turned into Kenzie.

Donate your time: Check out the info center for sign-up sheets on how you can help during the week of VBS.

PANORAMA BUS
Toad-ally Exceptional Learners: Kindergarten Transition TimeLive in Panorama?  Starting the first Sunday in May, there will be free, direct shuttle service provided from Panorama to Faith for the 8:30 service!

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Your Faith Lutheran paddlers will be going for glory this Saturday, April 25,
at the 10th annual Dragon Boat Festival at the Port Plaza in Olympia.

You are invited to stop by our booth for the festivities and cheer us on.  We will compete in at least three races from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

It’s a fun event and once again this year, Faith is the only church represented among all of the teams.  There are booths and plenty of food and shopping at the nearby Farmer’s Market.

Hope to see you there!  Go Faith!

AUCTION

The church and school auction “Meet Me in Paris” is less than one month Paris Clip Art Free Clipart drawing gg60217173away!  Now is the time to invite friends and buy tickets if you haven’t done so already.  Tickets are $50/each and may be purchased from the school office window at any time throughout the week. 

Why come to the a
uction?  It’s our main fundraiser of the year that benefits Faith as a whole across all its ministries of church, school, childcare and community center.  It’s also fun to see some lively competition among friends for a worthy cause.  From the hors d’oeurves to the dessert dash, this is an enjoyable evening which features a catered dinner, a silent auction and a live auction with a professional auctioneer.  We are asking businesses and individuals for donations to be received by May 1 if possible, and thanks for all that has been donated thus far!

HIRING
We are sorry to say that Mrs. Carla Whiting will not be working in the school office next school year.  Carla has given so much to not only the school office but all of Faith Lutheran School.  It will be difficult to fill Carla’s shoes, but we are going to try.  Currently, Carla works two full days in the office (8:15- 4:00).  Those interested in this position should know Microsoft Office, including Excel, Publisher, Access, and Word.  Customer service, phone, and organizational skills are also very important.  Anyone interested should send a resume and a letter of intent to Mrs. White at l.white@faithcampus.org.

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS
This past quarter (01/01/15 – 03/31/15), $180.67 has been raised from the supporters (42 households) of Faith who have shopped at Fred Meyer! This can be compared to last quarter’s $139.87 donation (31 households).  Thank you to those who have signed by for Community Rewards!  For those who have not, visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards to find out how to link your rewards card to community rewards!

THANK-SCRIP-ING DAY
Your favorite spring event is coming on May 11!  Thank-Scrip-ing Day is 24 hours full of awesome ScripNow rebates from favorite retailers!  All you need is a Shop With Scrip account!  Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to learn more.

FAITH CHURCH PICNIC AND CAMPOUT
Join us for the 2nd annual Faith Lutheran School, Church, and Child Care Campout.

When: August 16 - 20
Check In:  3:00 pm;
CheckOut: August 20 by 1:00 pm
Where: Mason Lake Camp in Shelton approximately 40 minutes from Lacey

There are 19 sites with water and power at a total cost of $55.  There are 6 primitive sites at a total cost of $45.  I suspect we will be full, so the first 25 to sign up and pay will be guaranteed a spot.  There will be a prize for best decorated camp site.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Check it out at www.masonlakecamp.com.  This is for campers and non-campers alike. Come and enjoy a fun filled day at the lake.  You can enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, softball, baseball, playgrounds, and more.

On Sunday, August 16, there will be a Church service at 4:30 pm led by Pastor Matt.  Following the church service, there will be a potluck in a covered picnic shelter area with power, oversized grill and a full kitchen. Then at 7:00 pm, we will have a bike, trike and scooter parade.  Decorate your ride and you could win a prize.  If you are not a camper, just come for the day on August 16.

If you will be leaving early or coming later in the week, please let me know so we can maximize capacity (double up and share in expense).  Any questions call Scott or Laura White @ 503-807-7519 or 360-878-9588. Sign-up sheet is on the wall in the fellowship hall by the school office.

YOUTH NIGHTS
All youth grades 6 - 12 are invited to join us in the youth room in the community center on Sunday evenings, 6-8 pm.  Contact Kenzie Carpenter at k.carpenter@faithcampus.org or 360-491-3552.

Schedule of Events:

April 26: Girls Spa / Guys bacon & bonding
                   * National Youth Gathering info meeting at 5:30 pm.
May 3: Love Your Neighbor (service night) - Clean up baseball field at Faith.

FLS ENROLLMENT
http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/bTy/Ezd/bTyEzdGec.bmpFaith Lutheran School already has 152 students enrolled for the fall.  If you are interested in a morning preschool or pre-k position for your child, the time to enroll is NOW!  Classes are filling up quickly. 

FOSTER PARENT APPRECIATION
Faith is once again partnering with DSHS by hosting the foster parent appreciation dinner in the community center on Friday, May 1.  We need lots of volunteers to provide childcare while foster parents attend the dinner.  If you can help from 5:30-8:30 pm, it would be appreciated.  This evening has come to be a great connection with the state agency, its employees and the foster families.  Contact Sally Henry for more information, s.henry@faithcampus.org.

SCRIP
Scrip is not for everyone.  It only works for people who eat food!  But scrip gift cards do work well where you know you will spend money anyways.  So, where do you get your groceries?  These rebates are available: Safeway (4%), Fred Meyer (4%), Albertsons, (4%), Haggen (7%), Thriftway (7%), Walmart (2.5%), Target (2%), Whole Foods (3%).  While Costco, Winco, and Trader Joe’s are unfortunately not on the list, you can always order American Express (1.25%) or Discover (1.25%) prepaid cards if you shop there.  Thanks for using scrip!  Stewardship is for everyone!

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

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