NOTES, NEWS & EVENTS
GATHER AND GROW
Gather and Grow will start at 9:30, generally lasting about 45 minutes. We wanted to get away from the title “Education Hour” moving forward for several reasons, so we’re trying out a name that’s a little more fun and flexible. Some classes will last longer or shorter depending on the class. Different age groups will have different formats.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
We are excited to offer Sunday School on November 19, December 3, 10 and 17 to prepare for Advent and Christmas and work on a Christmas Program.
The Christmas Program will take place on December 17 at the 10:30 service. We will have a practice on Saturday, December 16 to prepare for the program. If you would like to help with our Christmas Program, please contact Erin Holmquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Adult Bible Study Beginning Nov. 12
The Book of Esther — Michael Kramer, leader
This class meets @ 9:30 in the Cypress room.
This study will follow the ten chapters of one of the best stories of the Old Testament and will explore both God’s intervention in human affairs through His servants and our responsibility in the face of social adversity.
ADVENTURES IN ADVENT
Please join us for the 3 Wednesdays in Advent as we prepare our hearts for Christmas; November 29, December 6 and December 13. We will start at 6:00 with a meal. There will also be a time for music, devotions and crafts or games. All age groups are invited! If you have questions or would like to be a part of the planning team, please contact Erin Holmquist at email@example.com.
Would you like to dedicate Altar flowers for a birthday, anniverary, in memory of, or other special occasion? We now have a flower calendar in the Fellowship Hall where you can sign up! You may also email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your flowers to the church Friday before 3:00 pm or Saturday morning before 11:00 am.
3M'S BIBLE STUDY
The 3M’s (More Mature Members), a group designed for seniors 55+, meet in the Community Center Cedar room weekly on Thursdays at 10:00am for an hour and a half to share in fellowship and study God's Word.
Occasionally, trips and traditions take us off campus. For more information, contact Jim Nordness or leave a note in his church mailbox. You may also call the church office at 360-491-3552.
MONTHLY PINOCHLE MEETING
Join us for Pinochle the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 am in the Cypress room.
You are welcome to bring a lunch.
November & December dates are adjusted to the second Thursday for the holidays.
NEW STREAMING SERVICE
We currently offer streaming of our worship services via a new service called RESI. It provides a significantly more stable video stream, and we pray that it will prevent many of the issues that we have been encountering — freezing video, audio clipping, etc. On the 5th we invite you to go to https://faithlutheranlacey.online.church in order to join in worship at Faith Lutheran. As you join, you do not have to create an account. You should see an interface that shows a black box for watching the live stream. There will also be a side bar where you can select a built-in Bible, any notes for the service, and a schedule for upcoming live streams. In the future there will be a place to chat with other online worship attenders.
GET IN S.H.A.P.E.
As we look to the future and seek God’s direction, we have the opportunity to improve on how we support and equip you. PLEASE click on this link (or copy or type it into your browser): https://www.freeshapetest.com/. Though it says “S.H.A.P.E. TEST” at the top, it’s really about you observing yourself and (if you’re willing) sharing yourself with us. There really isn’t a “right” or “wrong”. Please have the rest of your family take this survey as well.
See our newsletter for more information.
Meeting needs through sponsorship to Faith’s members who are sick, grieving or homebound. Please connect with the church office, email@example.com or 360-491-3552 to get involved in an effort to keep these friends connected and feeling they are still a part of Faith’s community.
A wonderful resource to help your child understand the what, how and why of Lutheran worship is now available through LCMS called “Kids in the Divine Service”. Visit lcms.org/worship/youth-in-worship to see what is available. This is also a great resource for anyone who may be new to the Lutheran faith.
Faith comes by hearing and you can hear the sung and spoken Word on many radio stations. Program in a Christian radio station that suits you and your family. You never know when God may use just the right message for just the right time.
On the FM dial, check out 88.1 Air1, 90.5 KACS, 98.5 & 104.5 K Love and Spirit 105.3