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.

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

The Quick Calendar

Sun Jul 24 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Thu Jul 28 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:10 pm and 8:20 pm Last Faith Softball games
Sun Jul 31 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Thu Aug 4 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    All Day Church campout at Mason Lake
Fri Aug 5 All Day Church campout at Mason Lake
Sat Aug 6 All Day Church campout at Mason Lake
Sun Aug 7 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Family Campout- Mason Lake Church Service
Tue Aug 9 6:45 pm All boards
Thu Aug 11 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 13 7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Aug 14 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Aug 16 6:00 pm Church council
Thu Aug 18 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 20 9:00 am Threads of Faith
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sat Aug 27   Campus cleanup day
       

      

Notes from Pastor Matt

July/August 2016

Dear Faith Family,

                Recently, Mrs. Broman gave me Tyler’s collection of stories and pictures from throughout the year and it triggered a memory from when I was in 1st grade.  In my best handwriting, I wrote a story about peanut butter and jelly.  How profound, I know, but it was really a story about getting along.  It’s one of those things my parents kept all these years.  I remember being proud of what I wrote and how disappointed I was when I saw it graded, because it had corrections all over it.  It turns out you’re supposed to capitalize the word “I”!  Well, how was i know to know?  After all, we don’t capitalize “me” or “you” or “they”, so why should “I” get the upgrade to first class status?  English is the only language that has this feature.  It’s a little odd, right? 

Yet we have to acknowledge this grammatical exception (for which linguists don’t even have a definitive explanation) fits well with our human condition and our self-centered culture!  It’s only natural to put the self before others and God.  But in the end, the self is not much of a prize, is it?  This is why Mr. Caps Himself, YHWH, teaches us through the written Law how to really think and live.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself.”  God is interested in us getting over ourselves and embarking upon a more profound and fulfilling way of life.  This way of life is marked by sacrifice, commitment, awareness and gratitude.

We all have opinions, ideas and needs.  But part of putting God first is doing what He wants for the sake of our neighbor even when we don’t want to.  Obedience of the commandments is an expression of love of Him.  Maturity and growth come when we do things beyond our comfort zone.  If we want to be more like Jesus, we have to get over ourselves.  It’s called taking up our cross and following Him. 

John the Baptist spoke of Christ, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).  Please note these two concepts go together.  You can’t do one without the other.  So as you think about your life, your preferences, your behavior, where does God need to increase?  Where do you need to decrease?  Are you willing to ask the Holy Spirit to bring this change about?  Pause and think. 

People who make less of themselves and more of God recognize it’s for their own good.  Deep and abiding relationships result among one another.  Loving God and loving our neighbor—like peanut butter and jelly—some things are just meant to go together! 

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.

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Faith Needs Teachers
We are looking to hire 2 full time teachers for the fall, a 4th grade as well as a 5th / 6th grade teacher.  If you know someone that would be interested, please have them contact School Principal, Mrs. White  at  360-491-1733  Monday – Thursday, 9 am – noon or l.white@faithcampus.org or check out our website, Flschool.org.
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 Matt and crew in the Cedar room at 10 am. The July 24 class covers 2 Sam 13-15, David's family troubles
 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
We are looking for summer Sunday school teachers for July!  All curriculum is provided ahead of time.  Please contact Kenzie ASAP if you are available on the following dates: July 24 and July 31.  There will be no summer Sunday school in August or Labor Day weekend. Regular Sunday School will begin September 11.  Contact Kenzie if you are interested in teaching in the fall.
 
CHURCH SOFTBALL TEAM
Come cheer on your church softball team!  We play on Thursday, July 28 at 7:10 pm and 8:20 pm on Field 4.  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.

WELCOME HOME YOUTH
Many of our youth and several chaperones have returned from New Orleans where they attended National Youth Gathering 2016 from July 14-21.  Join us next Sunday, July 31, at the 11:15 am service to hear all about how God moved their faith through worship and the many adventures and experiences they shared.

UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES
August 18 - 5 to 8 pm Lake Day at the Webster's
Bring a side dish to share and your own drinks, swimsuit and life jacket.  Parents are encouraged to stay and hang out.
August 19 - 20 – 6 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday
Youth Overnight Campout at the Kellnhofer’s.

BETHESDA AUXILIARY GARAGE SALE
When:  August 6, 2016 from 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Clodene Bergt residence  6036 Stanwick Ln SE Olympia

Donations are greatly appreciated.  All proceeds from the sale will go to Bethesda Lutheran Homes for the developmentally disabled.  Please contact Clodene at 360-491-3078 or Norma Ayers 360-491-0232 to make a donation.

FAITH FAMILY CAMP-OUT
We are just two weeks away (August 4 – 7) from the 3rd annual Faith Family Camp-out at Mason Lake in Shelton. Have you reserved your camping space yet?  There are a limited number of spaces with power still available for $65 or $55 for a primitive site. If you’re not into camping but would like to enjoy a day at the lake, come out on Sunday, August 7, for a 10 am lakeside church service and some good old fashioned fellowship!  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Scott White at 503-807-7519.
 
LIKE TO ORGANIZE?
If organizing comes naturally to you, then we need you this summer!  We have several projects where spaces need to be cleaned out and reorganized.  Please contact Sarah Holdener, Campus Manager, at s.holdener@faithcampus.org or 360-491-3868 if you can help out.  Thank you!

CAMPUS CLEAN-UP DAY
Mark your calendars for Campus Clean-Up Day, set for Saturday, August 27.  More details to come!
 
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!
 
EDUCATIONAL HOMESTAY PROGRAM
Faith is hosting exchange students from China through July 31.  Students will be in school Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (pick up and drop off is at Faith Lutheran).  For more information please contact Lisa Solon at lwsolon@gmail.com or 706-306-7733.
 
FLS ENROLLMENT

We currently have 178  students enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year.  Morning pre-k and preschool classes are full, but there are still openings in the afternoon.  Check out our website at www.flschool.com.   

FRED MEYER REBATE
Thanks to all who have signed up for Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards!  It’s renewal time, which means, as of June 30, the link from the Rewards card to Faith has expired and needs to be renewed.  To do this, visit fredmeyer.com and click on “Community Rewards.”  Log in (or create a new account if needed) and enter Faith’s ID number 81228.  Each quarter, Faith gets a check for 1% of total purchase price for all who sign up and designate Faith Lutheran!  From April 1 through June 30, 53 households helped us earn rewards totaling $194.34.  Thanks for your help!
 
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"!