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.

July - September Extended Calendar    July Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Tue Jul 29 8:30 am Terrific Tuesday: South Center Mall
Wed Jul 30 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Jul 31 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Faith Softball Game @ RAC field #1
Sun Aug 3 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 5 8:30 am Terrific Tuesday: Wild Waves Theme Park
Wed Aug 6 7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 7 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Faith Softball Game @ RAC field #4
Fri Aug 8 All day Faith Family Campout @ Mason Lake Campground
Sat Aug 9 All day Faith Family Campout @ Mason Lake Campground
    7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Aug 10 8:30 am Traditional Worship at Faith
    10:00 am Worship service at Mason Lake
      Faith Family Campout @ Mason Lake Campground
Tue Aug 12 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Wed Aug 13 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 14 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 16 9:00 am Garage sale at Clodene Bergt's
Sun Aug 17 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 19 6:00 pm Church council
Wed Aug 20 7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 21 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Aug 24 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
Wed Aug 27 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 28 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
Sun Aug 31 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Thu Sep 4 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

       

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Notes from Pastor Matt

 

Dear Faith Family,

My only brother, Mike, is four years older than me.  We have always had a good relationship.  He was the Best Man at my wedding and I was the Best Man at his.  We were roommates for some of the college years.  We had microwaving burritos down to an art form.  We even took a class together—History of the American West.  (Hint: mention “manifest destiny” and you’re good to go.)  Growing up, I followed my brother around because that’s what little brothers do.  I wanted to be like him. So it was in the early 90s when Mike got a haircut with the spike down the part and I did the same.  Nice! For the most part, Mike tolerated my following until I grew up a little bit and by then it was actually fun to spend time together.

Among the many things Jesus is—Savior, Lord, Son of God, the Second Adam—He is also our Brother.  This point is driven home post-resurrection to Mary Magdalene when Jesus tells her, “Go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God’” (John 20:17b).  He is our Brother.  I wonder if remembering this relationship would help us understand what it means to follow Him.

After all, I know how to follow my brother.  Like the commercial, I wanted to be “like Mike.”  Following meant spending time, admiring him, becoming like him.  I think that’s pretty much how it is with Jesus too. Isn’t it amazing Jesus lets us hang out with Him?  The more time we spend with him, the more like Him we become.  That’s the hope of sanctification anyways.  Since Jesus is always engaged in mission that’s where we need to be too.

I recently received the nicest note from a couple relatively new to the congregation.  It expressed a great appreciation for how through the ministry of Faith, their Brother Jesus was leading them back to their Father.  They were so thankful for this restored relationship.  And in these kinds of moments, I’m so glad Jesus lets us follow Him around as He invites us to take part in the family business.

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 (Diane) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Diane’s email address is faithchurchoff@comcast.net.

Monthly Newsletter: Submit your article to the church office secretary (Diane) by the 20th of the month of the month prior to publication. E.g. If you want it in the April newsletter, Diane 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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Reusable Bags

They are here!  Secure your Faith Lutheran cotton tote bag today for only $4!  Stop by the school office after the service or the church office during the week to pick up yours before they are all gone!

 

Activities - Events - News


THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
We are underway in the Sunday morning Bible study on the book of James.  Practical and personal, James offers the Christian helpful insight and exhortation.  Did you know James became the leader of the church in Jerusalem after his big brother appeared to him after rising from the dead?  It changed everything for James and this reality is meant to keep changing us as well.  Join us in the Cedar room at 10 am.
 
CHURCH SOFTBALL
The next softball game is at the RAC on Thursday, July 31 at 6 pm, field #1 versus Crossroads Community.  Come enjoy the action and some fellowship, all while cheering on the team.  The team was firing on all cylinders last Thursday, with an impressive 16-2 win over St. Mark Lutheran.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
Thank you to all who have volunteered their time and energy to teach summer Sunday School this year!  There are still a few weeks in August which need to be filled for the 4-7 and 8-12 age groups.  If you are interested in teaching, please speak with Connie Dougherty or Pastor. Curriculum is provided and sign-up sheet is on the Info Center.  As a reminder, there is no Sunday School on August 10 because of the camp out.  Sunday School begins in the sanctuary at 10 am.

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Does the bottom for your Fred Meyer’s receipt
look like this?   If not, then you should sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program!  Each time you shop and use your Fred Meyer’s Reward Card, you can help Faith earn a donation!  For more information and to sign up go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your Rewards Card to Faith.  Or contact customer service at 1-866-518-2686.  You can search for us by name or our non-profit number (81228).  You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel points and rebates when you sign up.  Thank you for supporting Faith!

GOOD NEWS
Meriam Imbrahim and her family were finally allowed to leave Sudan on Thursday, July 14.  Meriam was imprisoned for months and had faced the death penalty for simply being a Christian.  The family traveled to Italy where they were greeted by Pope Francis.  May her example keep us praying and mindful of all who are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus.

MOVING HELP
The Bronstads are getting ready to move and could use some help packing.  They will have the moving truck on Monday, July 28 and are asking if volunteers would come around 10 am to help load it.  Their address is 1421 Kimtah Ct. NE Olympia.  Thank you in advance to all who volunteer their time to help out this wonderful family!  People are welcome to just show up on Monday, or contact Ricky at ricky.bronstad@gmail.com or 360-481-9657.

VOTE
Exercise your freedom and remember to vote!  Drop boxes are open and ballots for the primary election need to be returned by August 5.  You can still register to vote in the primary if you visit the County Elections office by July 28.  More voting information can be found at myvote.wa.gov.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
Youth grades 6-12 grade are invited to join us for the youth events scheduled this summer.  We will meet for one-day events at Faith's Community Center at 8:30 am and return around 5:30 pm.  Feel free to invite friends.  RSVP to Sally Henry, s.henry@faithcampus.org,  or text/call, 360-489-2516.  RSVP's are needed 48 hours in advance to arrange for drivers.

July 29:  South Center Mall
    Bring spending money for shopping/lunch.

August 5:  Wild Waves Theme Park
    $20 per person, please bring a sack lunch.

CHINESE STUDENTS
Faith welcomes to its campus more than 100 Chinese exchange students who will arrive on Wednesday, July 16.  This group is given this opportunity through the program Education First.

SEEDS OF FAITH
Faith’s campus garden, Seeds of Faith, is really growing.  You are invited to check it out and take some of the produce home with you!  The garden is located between the grades building and the basketball court. Thanks to the many hands who have helped the garden become a reality in its first year.  Enjoy the free, fresh produce!  Lettuce, green onion and kohlrabi are ready.
 
SCRIP VOLUNTEER
We could use a few more volunteers to sell scrip in the school office on Sunday mornings after services.  We have a monthly rotation so the commitment would only be about once a month and you get to pick the service of your choice or take both of them.  Training is available and it’s an easy way to get to meet people too.  Interested?  Contact Sarah Bevers at sarsh04@yahoo.com, 360-292-0348.  Thanks so much for your help!

FAITH CAMP OUT
The Faith Lutheran Campout to Mason Lake is quickly approaching. Mason Lake is in Shelton and just a short drive.  August 8, 9 and 10 is when the fun begins.  We still have two sites available if you would like to join the fun.  Not a camper but would still like to join your friends for a day of fun?  Saturday, August 9 we will have a kids’ bicycle parade at 10 am, games at the beach and field at 1 pm, and a potluck at 5:45 pm. Sunday, August 10 we will have worship at the beach at 10 am.  Plans are being made now for a baptism or two to take place during the worship service.  What a memory that will be!  If you would like to join the fun for the day or camp with us, please email Scott White at the3whiteshouse@yahoo.com.

BIBLE CAMP
Fifty campers were at Millersyvlania State Park last week for Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp.  We are especially proud of Annie Koehler, Cheyenne Castanon and Adam Dougherty for serving as counselors!

FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Faith Lutheran School offers classes for preschool – 8th grade.  We still have openings in most of our classes.  If you are interested in sending your children to FLS, please do not delay.  You can check out our website at FLschool.org or call 360-491-1733.

SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELPER
Faith Lutheran School is looking to hire an after school homework helper.  This person would work with 6-8 grade students from 3:15 – 6:00 pm each school day.  If you would like to learn more about this position, contact Mrs. White at 360-491-1733 or l.white@faithcampus.org.
 
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Earn 50 E-Box Tops ($5) for Faith just by purchasing items from this list (www.btfe.com/receipts) in one transaction between 7/21-8/31, then submit a picture of your receipt with the date of transaction, the BoxTop qualifying purchases, and the receipt total marked with stars.  Receipts must be submitted by 10/1.  Visit for more information and ways to submit your receipt, visit www.boxtops4education.com.

REUSABLE BAGS
Secure your Faith Lutheran cotton tote bag today!  They are only $4 and are scheduled to arrive this Monday, July 14.  Stop by the church office to pick up yours before they are all gone!

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