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.

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Oct 22 5:00 pm FLS Harvest Carnival
Sun Oct 23 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    12:30 am Orientation to Faith
Tue Oct 25 4:00 pm FLS Volleyball at Faith
Wed Oct 26 7:00 pm Ensemble
Thu Oct 27 10:00 am 3M's Bible study with Pastor Kriefall
    11:30 am Pinochle
Sun Oct 30 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon Oct 31   Reformation Day
Tue Nov 1 6:00 pm School board
Wed Nov 2 6:00 pm Handbells
    7:00 pm Choir
Thu Nov 3 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble
Sun Nov 6 2:00 am Daylight Savings - "Fall back"
    8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon Nov 7 1:00 pm Christian Ed
Tue Nov 8   Election day - don't forget to vote
Wed Nov 9 6:00 pm Handbells
    7:00 pm Choir
Thu Nov 10 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble
Fri Nov 11   Veterans Day
Sat Nov 12 7:30 am Men of Faith

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Nov 20 1:00 pm Voters' Meeting
Wed Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14   Adventures in Advent


Notes from Pastor Matt

Dear Faith Family,

                My sister, Mary, shared with me great news this week.  The adoption of their daughter Amanda, now 12 months old, is complete!  Last year they flew from Wyoming to Connecticut when Amanda was born.  And ever since then, for some odd reason, my sister doesn’t call me nearly as much as she used to!

                This may seem like a silly question to ask, but why do children matter so much?  Is it the chromosomal make-up?  The mini-me aspect?  Their behavior or quotable sayings?  Their potential?  You can’t really answer that question until you become a parent.  Then you get it.  It’s like finding love anew. 

                I know a number of divorce situations where parents are fighting over their children.  The court process is so expensive and hurtful.  No matter what the outcome, everyone loses because children are separated from the security of their parents being together.

                And then there are other situations where parents are fighting for their children.  A daughter is driven faithfully to Seattle for treatment and specialists’ care.  In other instances, parents take on the task of not only raising their children, but selflessly raising their children’s children because it’s in the child’s best interest.  It’s hard work to “start over,” but it’s so commendable. 

                Did you happen to see the big news this week?  A boy was born in Mexico on April 6 who had DNA from three different people—one man and two women.  How you ask?  It’s more scientific than I understand or care to get here.  The purpose was to allow people with a certain disease to have children who would not carry it.  But in the process, four embryos were destroyed.  That’s four human lives.  The picture of the doctor holding the baby was unique in that the baby’s face was pixeled out.  But the doctor was proud, as if to say, “Look how great I am!”     

                It may interest you to know why Jesus regarded children as the greatest.  It was not because they were innocent, cute or made the honor roll at Nazareth Elementary.  To Jesus, children were the greatest because in that day they were seen as nobodies, not having any status, ability or privilege.  So this declaration comes as a complete surprise.  “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” (Mark 10:15).  Being “like a child” means being needy and dependent and making yourself nothing.  When we are emptied of status and ability, there’s no room for pride in ourselves and our own accomplishments.  Therein opens up a desire and need for God.  And He responds by making the orphans sons and daughters of the King, and gives them a place to sit as His royal heirs.  He went all out by sending His Son who fought for us and won.  That adoption, now finalized, makes us feel secure. 

                There’s nothing like becoming a parent that causes us to reflect on our own relationship with the Father as His children.  It’s all right there as we grow:  protection, identity, provision, discipline, encouragement—but most of all love. 

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

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  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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 Nomination Time!

It’s time to nominate officers for Church Council!  

Positions to consider are:

Vice President
Congregational Secretary
Financial Secretary
Head Elder/Elders
Christian Education
Youth Ministry
Evangelism/Social Ministry
School Board

The voters’ meeting is November 20.

Talk to Rodney Olson for more info.  (360) 438-6514 Look in your mailboxes for nomination forms.

Activities - Events - News
1 Peter is just 105 verses long, but it’s packed!  We're spending eleven weeks asking God to speak to us in these apostolic words conveyed by a commercial fisherman of Galilee – who gave his life for Christ!  Join us in the Cedar room at 10 am; all are welcome!

All children age 3 through 12th grade are invited to join us for Sunday school each week!  We meet in the sanctuary at 10 am and parents can pick up their children in the fellowship hall at 11 am.

High School Life Group (grades 9-12)

10/23/2016: Life group at church, 4 - 5:30 pm

Coming up:
10/30/2016 - Bowling
11/6/2016 - Life Group
11/13/2016 - Service project
11/19/2016 - Winter Jam
 - Dinner at Kenzie’s

Youth Night - Sundays - from 6-8 pm in the youth room!   

10/23/2016 - Rutledge Corn Maze $7                               ($14 for Haunted).

Coming up:
10/30/2016 - Murder Mystery (wear your Halloween costumes-optional).
11/6/2016 - Progressive dinner.
11/13/2016 - Service project
11/19/2016 - Winter jam

All youth in 6th – 12th grades are invited!

Save the dates!  November 30, December 7, and December 14 from 5 - 7:30 pm at Faith.  The entire family is invited to join us for a family style meal, a message and crafts.  Keep your eye out for ways you can help!  Contact Kenzie to find out how you can assist!

Monday, October 24, 6:30 – 9 pm. The Faith Communities Planning Workshops are to facilitate awareness, provide information, and offer opportunity for faith communities to plan for emergencies and disaster; and to partner with local emergency management in community disaster planning.  For more information, contact Vivian Eason at

Thank you to all who donated to make the Harvest Carnival a success.  Another great event where fun was had by all!

Do you have a secret love for Chess that you would like to share with middle school students?  If you do, we would love to hear from you.  Students play chess during their lunch time from 12:15 – 1:00.  If you have an interest and this time doesn’t work, please still contact us and we will see what we can work out.

Are you or is someone you know interested in coaching middle school basketball?  Faith is beginning basketball this winter, but we need coaches.  We have parents who are willing to help, but we need a head coach for boys’ basketball.  If someone is willing to be the head coach of girls, Kenzie can coach the boys.  The season will run from November 28 - mid February.  Girls will practice Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm and boys will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  Games have not been scheduled yet, but will be added periodically throughout the season. If you are interested, please contact Kenzie at

Support Faith Lutheran's volleyball team in their last game!  

10/25 – 4 pm at Faith (updated)

We are looking for volunteer volleyball refs for Faith's last game on October 25.  We need a main ref as well as 2 line refs.  If you are able and willing, please contact Kenzie ASAP.  

Care Net Pregnancy Center 135 Lilly Rd NE

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

Stop by to take a tour and celebrate LIFE!
It is time to start thinking about the Music Festival and Christmas music.  This year we want to hear from you! Please send your Christmas favorites request previously performed by Choir, Ensemble or Hand-Bells.  We will accommodate the most requested music. Turn in your request to Lisa Thiesse by October 30.  

Hand-Bell Choir will start on Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, as will the Choir from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. On Thursday, November 3, the Ensemble will move to Thursdays nights from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Please prayerfully consider joining in and sharing your time and talents. For more info. Call or text Lisa Thiesse at (360) 349-3437.

Stewardship Logo

Last week’s non-storm hoopla kept some folks away from worship—and that was reflected in the offering.  This means it’s a good opportunity to spotlight “Simply Giving!”  Whether its inclement weather, vacation plans or just not making it to worship service, sometimes it’s easy to just let a week pass.  But somehow the church’s bills don’t ever miss a beat!  Are you interested in being a more disciplined and consistent giver?  You can give faithfully through “Simply Giving” automatic withdrawals from checking or savings account.  Twelve households currently use it and it works well.  You set the amount of course and determine the frequency of withdrawal.  It can be stopped at any time and the service is free.  How to sign up?  Simply pick up a form from the Info Center and put it in the offering plate or deliver to the church office.  For more information, talk to Jenn Bache, Gene Hansen or Pastor Matt.  Thank you!
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.

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"!