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.

November - January Extended Calendar    November Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sun Nov 23 8:30 am Traditional Worship - Welcome Sunday
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship - Welcome Sunday
    12:30 pm Potluck
    1:00 pm Voters' Meeting
    6:00 pm Youth Night: All the Favorites
Wed Nov 26 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Service (6:30 pm for pumpkin pie)
Thu Nov 27   Thanksgiving day.  Church office closed
Fri Nov 28   Church office closed
Sun Nov 30 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    3:00 pm Installation of Reverend Steve Heinsen at Mt Olive
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Movie Night
Wed Dec 3 5:30 pm Adventures in Advent
Sun Dec 7 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Fantasy Lights and Dinner - Spaghetti Factory
Tue Dec 9 10:30 am Preschool (T/Th) Christmas program
    2:30 pm Preschool (T/Th) Christmas program
    6:45 pm All boards meeting
      Holiday House
Wed Dec 10 10:30 am Preschool (W/F) Christmas program
    5:30 pm Adventures in Advent
      Holiday House
Thu Dec 11 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:45 am 3M's Christmas luncheon - Panorama
    7:00 pm Choir practice
      Holiday House
Fri Dec 12   Holiday House
Sat Dec 13 7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Dec 14 8:30 am Worship - Festival of Music
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship - Festival of Music
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Tacky Christmas party
Mon Dec 15 10:30 am Pre-K Christmas program
    2:30 pm Pre-K Christmas program

Important Events Farther in the Future

Wed Dec 17 5:30 pm Adventures in Advent
Sun Dec 21 11:15 am Sunday school Christmas program

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Notes from Pastor Matt

Dear Faith Family,

First the bad news: the devil is doing a really good job! In practically every sphere of life—social, political, economic, legal, medical, spiritual—there are signs of decay and upheaval.  The world is messed up and getting worse.  Fear and uncertainty loom large.  The world sins and spins with moral vertigo.

None of these events takes the sovereign God by surprise.

I was talking about this with my mom one day about how it seems everything has been turned upside down.  On the one hand, we both agreed, it is very disillusioning.  When problems get this big, one can even hesitate to bring children into the world.  If it is this bad for us, what will it be like for them?  The tendency can be to wish for a quicker return of Christ!  This second advent is our ultimate hope and assurance, but what are we to do until then?  We can’t retreat or withdraw from the world we are in.  While we’re not of the world, we are still in the world.

God has decided we should be on this planet “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14) as the grand narrative of God’s story unfolds. It is a purposeful placement.  And He calls us salt of the earth and light of the world.  This is where we are meant to be for now.  The world simply needs us even though it doesn’t act like it or even know it.

The gospel has never had as much opportunity as it does now because its security is needed now more than ever.  I challenge you to view each crisis as an opportunity for the gospel and doing good.  The church—the people of God in mission with Him—is the hope of this world.

We know who the enemy is, what the ultimate outcome will be. We win because Christ has won.  That’s the good news.  We are called to live securely in the hope of the world to come, and labor diligently in the world that is.  All the while, we pray for God’s kingdom to come, and for His will to be done on earth, as it is heaven.

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

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  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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Welcome Sunday

Today is Welcome Sunday – join us in welcoming our new members!

Stephen Collins
Tara Firch (Kaylan)
Andrew & Theresa Haines
Randy & Christina Webster (Lucy)

Also, join us for a potluck November 23, at 12:15, which will be followed by the Voters’ Meeting at 1 pm.

All are invited to attend.

Activities - Events - News

Pastor is starting a new class today on the parables of Jesus.  Everyone is welcome!  Please join us at 10 am in the Cedar room.

We have a new confirmation class starting so we need new prayer warriors for our confirmands.  It’s a fun and important support for our 7th-8th grade teens.  Contact Marie Koehler for more information, (360) 438-6885.

For the next few weeks, Rebekka’s office hours (church secretary) will be Monday - Thursday, 8 – 11:30 am.  The church office will be closed on the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving (November 27 and 28).

The Sunday School Christmas program will be Sunday, December 21 at 11:15 am.  Please let your Sunday School teacher know if your child will be participating.  A dress rehearsal will be held December  20 at 10 am. Additional practice for the program takes place 10-10:15 am every Sunday.

Two or three people are needed to help with costumes for the Sunday School Christmas program.  The costumes are already made, so this is a short-term commitment!  Help is needed on Saturday December 20, 10-11:30 am (ironing and fitting costumes on children), and Sun.  December 21, 10-11 am (helping children dress for the program).  Contact Connie Dougherty, 360-943-5958, if you can help.

Join us for night of fun!  Unless noted, Youth Nights are on Sunday evenings at Faith Community Center from 6-8 pm.  Youth Nights are open to youth, 6-12th grade.  Contact Sally Henry, or 360-489-2516.

Schedule of Events:

November 23: Thanksgiving Baskets and Feast: meet at Faith at 5:00 pm for basket assembly, evening will conclude by 8:30 pm.

November 30: Movie Night: bring a snack to share.

Thank you to Pastor Ted Kriefall for leading worship on November 16!

Sunday, November 23, is the last day to donate for the Thanksgiving Basket Drive that the Faith Lutheran Youth Group puts together for families in the community.  Can you donate any of these items?  Potatoes; boxes of stuffing; cans of corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, and cranberries; packages of rolls; aluminum roasting pans; sparkling cider; or baked pies. There will be marked bins in the Fellowship Hall to collect items. Questions?  Contact Sally, or 360-491-3836. Thank you!

Join us today, Sunday, November 23, at 1 pm for the regular Voters’ Meeting.  It will be preceded by a potluck in the fellowship hall at 12:15 directly following the late service.  Please join us for this pre-Thanksgiving family-style meal!  The voters will consider important issues for the coming year.  On the agenda: the 2015 church budget, officer/board chair elections and possible extension of calls to two teachers currently on Faith’s staff. Complete, written information has been placed in your mailbox and is also available on the Info Center.  Please take the time to read and be informed.  Also, please consider people to nominate or areas where you may serve, perhaps on a board or on Council.  All positions are up for election this year.  President, Treasurer, Elders, and School Board Chair are two year positions.  All other positions (Vice-President, Secretary, Financial Secretary, and Stewardship, Evangelism, Fellowship, Youth ministry, Christian education, and Trustees Board Chairs) have one-year terms.  Many of the tasks at Faith are not one-person jobs and having a supportive and engaged team of people helps get the job done and build relationships!  If you’ve ever thought you might like to have more involvement and input in how decisions at Faith are made, this is the perfect opportunity.  Council is a welcoming and informal group, and there are plenty of “old hands” available to help new members learn the ropes.  Please prayerfully consider serving your church through being a council member.  If you would like to run, have suggestions for nominees, or would like more information about the duties of a position, contact Tami Dahlgren at  Remember: God does not choose the equipped, He equips the chosen.

Faith Lutheran School's Holiday House is coming!  Please stop in from December 9th-12th in the Cedar Room and see what wonderful stocking stuffers and gifts are available.  Almost all items are under $5 and any proceeds from the sale go back to the school.  Hours are 8:00-9:30, 11-1pm and 2:30-4:00. Hope to see you there!!

Mount Olive Lutheran Church (206 E Wyandotte Ave, Shelton) invites all to attend and celebrate the installation of Reverend Steve Heinsen on Sunday, November 30 at 3 pm.  Pastor Matt is preaching.  There will be a potluck provided by the congregation following the service.  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend the potluck.
Thank you to the Thiesses for donating a car battery jump-starter to Faith!

Practice for Hand-bell Choir and Choir is on Thursdays, at 6 and 7 pm.  Bring yourself and a friend, and be prepared to have a joyous time ringing and singing.  Need info? Call Lisa (360) 349-3437.

Do you have unused sky miles that you would be willing to donate to the upcoming Faith auction?  The auction is May 16, 2015, and the theme is “Meet Me in Paris.”  How exciting it would be to give people the opportunity to bid on a trip for two to Paris!  If interested, please speak with Sally Henry,  Merci beau coup!

Mrs. Lever’s 3rd/4th grade was the winner from the recent BoxTops competition.  Altogether, Faith turned in 8,192 Box Tops (including Bonus Box Tops) which mean the school will receive a check for $819.20.  Each Box Top is worth a dime and as you can see, they add up!  The next contest will be in early spring so clip away when you see the Box Tops symbol on packages.

Are you giving a gift card this season? Use scrip! Getting geared up for shopping? Use scrip! It costs you nothing extra and it raises money for the general fund. Here is just a sampling:

Applebees 10%
Red Lobster/Olive Garden 9%
Panera Bread 9%
Papa Murphy’s 8%
AMC/RegalTheatres 10%
Old Navy/GAP 14%
Cabelas 11%
Bath & Body Works 13%
Safeway/QFC/Fred Meyer/Albertsons 4%
Starbucks 7%
Amazon 3%
Jo Ann Fabrics 6%
Walmart 2.5%

Faith school parents, you can designate 50% of the profit you earn to offset tuition for your son/daughter.  For more information, place an order or see what’s on hand, please visit the school office after the service on Sunday or see Jenn midweek. Thanks for being a good steward!


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.

If you would like your giving contributions automatically withdrawn from your bank account, contact Jenn Bache at 491-3552 or

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"!

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.