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.

May to July Extended Calendar    May Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

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   National Day of Prayer
    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
Sun May 17 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    3:00 pm Faith Coed softball practice
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Progressive dinner (night out)
Tue May 19 6:00 pm Church council
Thu May 21 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am FLS lunch for 3M's
Sun May 24 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Human Hungry Hippo & Game Night
Mon May 25   Memorial Day
Tue May 26 6:30 pm Confirmation exam night
Thu May 28 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:00 am Pinochle
Sat May 30 10:00 am Cystic Fibrosis Walk (for Lucy Webster)
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Jun 7 11:15 am Confirmation Sunday
  Jun 22-26   Vacation Bible School
Sun Aug 16-20   Faith Church Campout
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

In church circles, the word “mission” is frequently heard and used.  This is somewhat surprising because the word itself is not mentioned in the Bible in any significant way.  But nowadays, everything is missional.  What, exactly, is the mission then?  I used to think it was synonymous with “outreach.”  But outreach is not the mission.  Perhaps, for you, mission means “evangelism” or “witness,” but that is are not the mission either.  What’s left, then?  The mission isn’t worshipping God, studying the Bible or serving people in need.  The mission is to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).  That’s what mission has always meant to Jesus.  A disciple is someone who follows Jesus, is transformed by Jesus and joins Jesus in making more disciples.

I think the North American church, to speak broadly, has tried to make the mission something else. Discipling people can be hard when one doesn’t know how to do it!  I think a common syndrome of many well-intentioned churches is to be busy—programmed to the max—and yet, they don’t have much to show for it.  It’s much easier to show activity, but fulfilling the mission of Jesus is about focus and results, not just effort.

We are in the early stages of implementing an intentional and reproducible process of discipleship at Faith.  It’s pretty exciting to see God raise it up before us.  As I told the 28 people at discipleship training last month, it’s almost as if we’re right back to square one and Jesus has us right where He wants us: ready, willing and teachable.  (By the way, if you missed this training, the next one is Saturday, July 25th!)

These are just the first few steps, but we’re on the right path.  And I want you to get in on it.  Making disciples is still the mission—whether or not we choose to accept it!  The intentional process has been there the whole time in the example of Jesus, and more contemporarily, the same idea is expressed in the books Real-Life Discipleship and Discipleshift both by Jim Putman.

What would it look like if the church actually structured and positioned itself around the purpose of discipling?  For my part as a pastor, I know this means becoming more of an equipper by creating an environment and expectation for discipling.  In order to equip people that means investing in them and releasing them to serve.  By design, the church is meant to be thoroughly equipped and built up to maturity and so attain the fullness of Christ, as Paul describes in Ephesians 4:12-13.  There comes a time when we realize programs and activity will not accomplish this, but discipling will. Such clarity is helpful as we join together in the mission.

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

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.

NURSERY ATTENDANT
Do you enjoy caring for children?  We are looking for a fill-in nursery attendant for June 20 & 27, and July 4 & 11.  If you are interested in one or more of the days, please contact Mike Todd, 360-918-4945, mtodd6507@msn.com.  Thank you!

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).

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.

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!

AUCTION

The church and school auction “Meet Me in Paris” is in two weeks!  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.  To be guaranteed a place in the catalog, donations should be received by Monday, May 11.

SCRIP SPECIAL
On Monday, May 11, scrip (gift cards) will be available for 24 hours with extra bonus rebates.  They don’t reveal which retailers are participating until the clock strikes midnight (eastern time), but the rebates are substantial! The way to get in on this deal is to go to www.shopwithscrip.com and create an account.  It will give you direct access on this and future “Scrip Now!” orders—so you can buy directly.  There’s no waiting and no middle man. Scrip earns money for Faith and costs you nothing extra.  Use it where you are spending money already at grocery stores, retail and on-line.

FAITH COED SOFTBALL
In preparation for the season we will hold two formal practices: Sundays, May 17 & 31, from 3-5 pm.  We will meet at Faith and travel to a nearby field (probably at Nisqually MS).  If you want to play, you should be at both practices.  Please bring $20 to the first practice to cover the League entry fee. We need to turn in our initial roster at the first game, which will be on Thursday, June 4.  We will play 10 games.  The season runs through August  13. Contact Steve Demel, demelfam@aol.com

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. 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

Faith Lutheran School is also sad to announce that Mrs. Sarah Elliott will not be returning as our 7th/8th grade teacher in the fall.  Sarah has been a vital part of our middle school start up and will be greatly missed.  Mrs. Elliott has decided to be a stay at home mom and devote more time to her family.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying for this teaching position, please contact Mrs. White.

FLS ENROLLMENT UPDATE
We are excited to have 157 students enrolled for the 2015/2016 school year. Our very popular Jr. K class has only one opening left and there are just 4 openings for a morning pre-k spot.  We have room in our afternoon preschool and Pre-K, and don’t want you to miss out.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool–8th grade, please contact the school office 360-491-1733 or visit our website at www.flschool.org.

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.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER
May 17’s Youth Night is a Progressive Dinner!  The group will go to one house for appetizers, another house for dinner, and another for dessert.  Would you like to host us for a portion of their meal?  If you are interested in serving approximately 15 youth for half hour, contact Kenzie, k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

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:

May 3: Love Your Neighbor (service night) - Clean up baseball field at Faith.

May 10: Gym Hockey and Ultimate Frisbee

May 17: Progressive Dinner

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.

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.

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