Raising Up Families and Followers of Jesus Christ
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
Children ages 3 - 4th grade are welcome to attend Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 am in the church. Sunday school ends May 28 for the summer.
Beginning Sunday, June 4,
David Hinz will be leading a new adult Bible class @ 9:30 in the Cypress room. He has put together a study of the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.
If you are new to the Lutheran Church, or would like a refresher on the meaning behind the creeds, this is the class for you.
2023 AUCTION "POLYNESIAN NIGHTS"
Wow, what a fun evening at the Faith Lutheran Auction!
We want to send a thank you out to all who were able to attend, donate, sponsor, and volunteer at the auction this past weekend. After expenses, we raised about $28,000 to put towards various projects, such as new curriculum, school scholarships, the Faith Lutheran Youth Group, and future campus updates.
We want to specifically thank our sponsors:
Keith KimDugan from Van Dorm
Streuli Public Affairs
H2Out by Chuck Laguna
Capital Business Machines
We also want to thank Chelsey McNeese from Iola Jade Images for donating her time to take photos during the event.
Lastly, we want to send our appreciation out to Kris Royal for being our MC and his brother-in-law Brian Callanan for being our Auctioneer.
We greatly appreciate the support from everyone, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Save the date for next year’s auction – April 27, 2024. Theme to be announced soon!
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 email@example.com. Please have your flowers to the church Friday before 3:00 pm or Saturday morning before 11:00 am.
We use plastic every day and it usually ends up in the trash. Products like ziplock baggies, Saran wrap, shipping envelopes your Amazon purchases come in. These can all be recycled in this challenge!
If your team can collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), Trex will donate a high-performance composite bench to your school or community.
Specific information is available in the Feb. Newsletter along with a list of accepted plastic.
Collection bins will be placed in the Fellowship Hall and the Community center.
YOUTH OPEN GYM NIGHTS
Young people in grades 5 - 12 are invited to join us for our last Open Gym Night. We will be meeting on Saturday, June 3rd from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Bring your friends for some good clean fun!
3M's has returned to Pinochle the third Thursday.
In the past, these game days had included a pot luck luncheon. That continues suspended until the numbers return and all feel good about that. For the time being, 3M's asks participants to bring their own lunch.
June's third Thursday falls on June 15. Join us!
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.
NEW STREAMING SERVICE
Beginning March 5th, we plan to 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.
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 Glenn Dunnam if you are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
360-491-3552 with questions. Get a feel for it at www.rightnowmedia.org.
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