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 going forward, 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.
Ages 1 - 2 will have classes with their parents.
PS - K ages will have regular classes,
Grades 1 - 4 will have classes based on a “rotation model” with different topics and teachers. Grades 5 - 6 will be asked to help with the younger kids, and will participate in Confirmation. We are still working on a format for HS aged students.
Children’s Church will continue on non-Communion Sundays during the second (Contemporary) service. Like they do now, children through 4th grade may leave for Children’s Church right before the sermon.
RED LETTER CHALLENGE
Free copies of the Red Letter Challenge workbook are still available in the church office. We encourage all of our church, school and childcare families to participate.
The Red Letter Challenge (RLC) is a daily study focused on the words of Jesus, which are printed in red letters in most bibles. It is formatted to last 40 days. Each week, we’ll be offering opportunities for small groups to talk about their experience with the RLC during the week. We hope you will take a book and dive in! Our prayer is that the RLC will be a vehicle God uses to bring us all closer together. What better way to do that than through Jesus’ own words!
If you are unable to join us in person and would still like to participate, we are now offering an online study option that meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY SCHEDULED
Join us Sunday, October 31 at 9:30 am in the gym as we celebrate Reformation and Confirmation in one combined worship service. There will be a reception following worship to congratulate our confirmands:
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.
WHO IS MY ELDER?
If you should be in need of Pastoral Care, please contact your Elder, they are here to serve you to the best of their ability.
A – C Justin Bevers – 360-292-0353
D – Hann Jim Flaherty – 253-350-9590,
Hans – Krav Andy Green - 206-388-6959,
Kri – Olson, P Dean Pigman – 360-491-3276,
Olson, R – Stu Glenn Dunnam – 360-791-4175,
Sue – Z Gil Lenzegrav – 360-402-1375,
We are so excited to offer Children’s Church on non-communion Sundays. Children’s Church is a great way to give kids from Preschool - 5th grade a chance to be together and learn about God’s Word.
We have a group of volunteers who lead Children’s Church with a lesson, an activity, songs and a prayer prepared for the kids. Children’s Church will take place before the sermon and last until the end of the service. Parents will pick their kids up from either a classroom or the gym in the community center.
If you have any questions about Children’s Church or would like to help in some way, please let Erin Holmquist know via email to email@example.com.
CRAFT FAIR HELP NEEDED
Your help is needed at our fifth annual Homemade, Handmade & Made with Love Winter Craft Fair on Saturday, November 6 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Be a greeter, sell raffle tickets or help teardown (beginning at 4:30 pm Sat.) Proceeds from booth rental and raffle sales benefit Faith Lutheran School.
Register at SignUp Genius to help.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WEEKLY
Ushers: Ushers greet worshipers and help guide people to their seats before services, help gather offering and guide those taking communion. Again, not a real time consuming task with enough volunteers, but an important job. Please contact Becky in the church office if you are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clean Up: One of the requirements for worshiping during COVID is that we wipe down and do a general cleaning of the sanctuary and church after service. It usually only takes 10 minutes or so after service, but it has to be done after each service. Please contact Becky in the church office if you are able to help, email@example.com.
Meeting needs through sponsorship to Faith’s members who are sick, grieving or homebound. Please connect with the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIR
Free medical equipment (non-electric) repair is being offered Monday – Friday by appointment only. If you need help with your walker, wheelchair, cane, crutches, etc. call the church office at 360-491-3552 to be connected with the repair technician.
RIGHT NOW MEDIA
Faith has partnered with Right Now Media and we are giving you FREE access to this Christ centered resource. There are kid shows, sermons, Bible studies, testimonies, historical videos, visual tours of the promise land, and more. It takes just a few minutes to register. Simply scroll to the bottom of the home page of this website & click the “get access now” button. Once you have completed the short form you will be sent a personal invitation to join Right Now Media where you can create and customize your own profile to suit you and your family. We want to share the love of Jesus Christ and this is the opportunity to shine His light for more to hear God's word through this resource. Contact the church office at
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