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.

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

The Quick Calendar

Tue Jun 30 6:00 pm Terrific Tuesday - BBQ at Webster's
Thu Jul 2 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Jul 5 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Jul 7 9:00 am Terrific Tuesday - Family Fun Center
Wed Jul 8 10:00 am Mariners game
Sun Jul 12 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Jul 14 6:45 pm All boards
    9:00 am Terrific Tuesday - Lake and Service Project
Sat Jul 18 9:00 am Rummage sale
Sun Jul 19 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon Jul 20   Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp
Tue July 21   Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp
    6:00 pm Church council
    6:00 pm Terrific Tuesday - Seattle Scavenger Hunt
Wed July 22   Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp
Thu July 23   Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp
    10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
Fri Jul 24   Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp
Sat Jul 25 8:00 am Discipleship training
Sun Jul 26 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Jul 28 6:00 pm Terrific Tuesday - Shopping
Thu Jul 30 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Aug 16-20   Faith Church Campout
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

Over the holidays last year, on one of the bridges over I-5 sat a middle-aged man who was on the ledge and it was apparent he was contemplating jumping.  A garbage truck driver had stopped to talk to him and keep him from ending his life.  The man was gesturing with his hands, threatening what he was about to do.  It was a scene we quickly and uneasily passed by knowing a man’s life was hanging in the balance.

In our northbound car, we decided to follow the story on the news as southbound traffic was snarling up.  The emergency responders did a brilliant thing.  They had the garbage truck driver move his rig from on the bridge to underneath the overpass, taking away the man’s opportunity to jump.  He never did.  I don’t know what his struggles were, but I’m sure they were real enough. 

Here’s what I appreciate about this story.  It was a Saturday.  The schedule for garbage pick-up is only changed twice a year for Christmas and New Year’s and this happened to be one of those days.  I also appreciate the fact this garbage worker cared enough to stop and intervene.  As I think of his profession, it’s a beautiful irony to see how a man whose job it is to help people throw things away, made it his mission in that moment to make sure another man did not do the same with his life. 

We’re not garbage.  We’re precious and made in God’s image.  Therefore, all lives are precious.  Whether it’s convincing someone to come back off the ledge, or to keep their baby, or to endure through hardship, life is meant to be lived.  There are times when we especially need each other because life is not easy, but it is what we have. 

In our daily routine of coming and going, we tend to stick to a route, a timetable and familiarity.  But you never know how God will use you for the good of your neighbor, even a stranger.  One of the key aspects of disciples is that they look at people as God does, with infinite and precious value. 

Thank God for the garbage man.  Thank God for Christ who intervened, taking away our spiritual garbage and giving us true life and the Spirit’s power we need to live it.  He died for us.  We live for Him—and to help others do the same.

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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Activities - Events - News

AS WE GATHER
The Elders would first like to welcome all those who attend services here at Faith.  Your attendance is a blessing and encouragement to others.  While fellowship is an important part of the worship experience, we would like to remind everyone to be respectful of others who are using the time to prepare for worship.  Pre-service music is provided to set this tone.  As you visit, please remember to keep conversation in the fellowship hall at a normal level and at a lower level upon entering the sanctuary.  Thanks for your consideration.

NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations to Brent & Jenny Read on the birth of their third son!  Aaron Robert Read was born on June 15, 8 lbs. 12 oz, 22” long.  Praise God for the gift of life!  

DCE FUND
Greetings Faith family and friends!  The Elders are sending out a friendly reminder that the DCE intern fund still has a ways to go.  We have already raised $20,704 toward our goal of $28,000 for her internship.  You have opened your hearts to fund the position into about September, so approximately $7,300 is still needed to fulfill our commitment through December.  We think you will agree that Kenzie has done all that has been expected of her and beyond.  We have been blessed with her presence and she feels blessed to serve at Faith.  If you are able, please stipulate on your check or offering envelope that you would like it to be designated for this purpose.  In His service, The Elders   

FLS PARENTS
If you are a member of the congregation and also a school parent, you should have received this week a letter from the church office about tuition support for the coming school year.  Be sure to return the form back to the church office by August 9.  Thanks!

FAITH PICNIC AND CAMPOUT
Join us for the 2nd annual Faith Lutheran School, Church, and Child Care Campout, August 16 – 20 (check in at 3 pm; check out August 20 by 1 pm) at Mason Lake Camp.  Any questions call Scott or Laura White @ 503-807-7519 or 360-878-9588.  A sign-up sheet is on the wall in the fellowship hall by school office.  There will only be the 8:30 service on Sunday, August 16 and no Education Hour or 11:15 service.  Instead, we are encouraging folks to spend the day at beautiful Mason Lake campground.  We will have a special worship service at 4:30 pm and a potluck picnic dinner in the evening.  Even if you can't camp through the week, you can still be part of the fun and fellowship on Sunday.

YOUTH
Youth nights are concluded for the school year.  We will kick off our Terrific Tuesday and summer schedule on June 30 with a BBQ at 6 pm at the Webster's.  All youth entering 6th grade and older and their families are invited to join us for an evening of fellowship and food.  Come that night to hear more about the summer activities.  Click here for schedule.

FLS ENROLLMENT
Faith Lutheran School currently has 170 students enrolled for the fall. Some classes are full, or nearly full.  If you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour, please contact Laura White at l.white@faithcampus.org.

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
Summer office hours for Faith Lutheran School are 9 am –noon, Monday – Thursday.  To schedule an appointment, please call 360-491-1733 or email at l.white@faithcampus.org.

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
The evenings of July 10 and August 28 will be kicked off with a potluck BBQ and activities for the whole family!  Stay tuned for more details.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday, drop your kids off in the sanctuary at 10 am for a morning of songs, crafts, games, and a Bible story!  There will be no Sunday school on July 5 due to the holiday weekend.

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
Want to learn more about the discipling process?  We have a training scheduled on Saturday, July 25, 8:00-2:30, at Faith. Breakfast and lunch is included, plus a newly revamped training guide and book “Real-Life Discipleship” by John Putman.  For more information, connect with Pastor, Sally Henry, or Kenzie Carpenter.

VBS THANK YOU
Faith was BUSY this week!  We had 140 kids attending VBS and over 40 volunteers who gave their time to serve!  Thank you to ALL the volunteers who helped us this week, whether it was leading a class or a station, making kids feel loved, or sharing the love of Jesus.  Thank you to all who have supported VBS through funds, donations, or your time.  The week could not have happened without you.

SCRIP
It’s summer time!  Which means it’s a great time to do some outdoor work!  Scrip has gift cards for Home Depot (5%) and Lowes (4%)!  Perhaps you need outdoor activity items, use Scrip gift cards at Cabela’s (11%), Nike (12%), REI (8%) or Sports Authority (8%).  A percentage goes to Faith Lutheran! Stop by the office to see what is on hand, or place an order! Thank you.

SOFTBALL
Come support Faith’s softball team!  Have fun and create memories while cheering on the team!  Roster: Deshae Nedrow, Eric Ries, Tami Johnston, Scott Johnston, Matt Koehler, Adam Dougherty, Annie Koehler, Malachai Hicks, Kenzie Carpenter, Jason Finley, Macenzie Ries, Steven Turner, Justin Bevers, Stephen Collins, Robyn Hofstad, Veronica Goddard, Pam Wickel, Zac Bache, and Alex Bache.  Their next game is Thursday, July 9 at 8:20 pm vs Crossroads at the RAC field 3.

HELP WANTED
Summer help needed. The Thiesse's are looking for adult help with 4 children ages 10-15 years.  Four hours, 5 days weekly. For more info call Lisa, 360-455-8103.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Education First is looking for host families for students from China from July 16 - August 4.  Students are 10-15 years old. Weekdays are scheduled.  Host families are responsible for lodging, pick-up/drop-off at Faith, and meals.  Weekends are flexible for families.  Children (of same gender) can share rooms, up to three years age difference.  This could be a great way to go international this summer!  If interested, please contact Cordula Paulisczak, cordu82@gmail.com, 785-307-4038.
 
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"!