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

Fri Oct 31   Reformation Day
Sat Nov 1   All Saints Day
    8:00 am Strategic Planning meeting
    9:00 am Trinity LWML Mission Fair
Sun Nov 2 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 am Orientation to Faith
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Youth vs Adult basketball game
    2:00 am Set you clocks back.  Daylight savings time ends!
Tue Nov 4   Election Day - Be sure to VOTE!
Thu Nov 6 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Hand-bell practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Fri Nov 7 12:00 pm Faith Lutheran Holiday Bazaar
Sat Nov 8 7:30 am Men of Faith
    8:30 am Advance Net at Our Savior in Tacoma
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Faith Lutheran Holiday Bazaar
Sun Nov 9 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Faith's Got Talent
Tue Nov 11 6:45 pm All Boards
Thu Nov 13 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Hand-bell practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Sun Nov 16 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 am Orientation to Faith
    5:00 pm Youth Night: Thanksgiving Baskets and Feast!
Tue Nov 18 6:00 pm Church council
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Nov 23 1:00 pm Voters' Meeting
Wed Nov 26 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve service
       

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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 churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

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 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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5K Challenge Results

We did it!  We met and even surpassed the 5K (K is for Kenzie) challenge! In the month of October, we received $6,388 to help fund the DCE intern position, bringing our total (including the $5,000 match) to $16,878.  Great job, Faith!  Thank you to the congregation and thank you to our anonymous donor for prompting such generous giving.

We are at already 60% of our goal of raising $28,000 to fully fund this position.

Activities - Events - News


SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
In the Education Hour today, we are privileged to have a special speaker, Joel Hinz.  Joel is the son of David and Jean Hinz and he will be sharing some of his experiences and impressions of living in the Muslim world, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Indonesia.  Please join us in the Cedar room at 10 am for a time of cross-cultural insight, missional living and story sharing!

SECRET PAL PRAYER PARTNERS WANTED:
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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday school meets in the sanctuary at 10 am before separating into designated classes.
 
Sunday School has started practicing for this year's Christmas program.  The 10 am opening (in the sanctuary) is where the musical practicing takes place.  Parents, please have the children arrive promptly.

The Sunday School children have collected almost $600 in offering money for mosquito nets to help prevent Malaria.  This campaign continues through December.  Thank you for your generosity!

HANDBELLS AND CHOIR
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.

TRINITY LUTHERAN LWML MISSION FAIR
On Saturday, November 1 from 9 am - 3 pm, Trinity Lutheran in Olympia (2020 Franklin St. SE) is hosting an LWML Mission Fair.  Check out a mix of items from gardening to crafts to baked goods.  All proceeds will be given to the Human Care Board of Trinity, Care Net, and the Olympia Union Gospel Mission.  Hope to see you there!

ORIENTATION TO FAITH
There will be an orientation to Faith on Sunday, November 2, 12:30 - 2:00 pm.  We will review the congregational covenant and get to know more of what God is up to at Faith as a 4-in-1 ministry of church, school, childcare and community center.  If you have come through Essentials class, or have recently transferred from another congregation, this is a great jumping in point for congregational life.  A light lunch will be served.  We’ll meet in the Cedar room, promptly after the late service.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
“Spring forward, fall back.”  Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2. Remember to set your clocks back an hour (time changes at 2 am).  Anyone else excited for an “extra hour of sleep?!"

ADVANCENET
Advancenet is almost here—Saturday, November 8!  You are invited to join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm that day as one of ten sites throughout the Northwest District.  Brought to you by the Mission Training Center and the Center for Applied Lutheran Leadership (CALL), Advancenet will feature three live-streamed speakers, plus breakout sessions, including one led by Pastor Matt.  Cost is $10 and that includes lunch.  Our time will be about mission practices and stories worth spreading.  Let’s be about the mission God has given us!  This is good material for training and equipping.  Confirmation students, this is our off-site class as well!

YOUTH NIGHTS
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, s.henry@faithcampus.org or 360-489-2516.

Schedule of Events:

November 2: Show Your Spirit:
  Youth vs Adult Basketball game

November 9: Faith's Got Talent

THREE ON THREE TOURNAMENT
The youth are excited for the Youth vs. Adult Basketball Tournament on Sunday, November 2, 6-8 pm.  It’ll be three on three, with one youth and two adults on each team.  So, if a youth comes asking for you to play, please join in the fun!  Dibs on Derek Wilson!  If interested, contact Sally Henry.

BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
Want to shoot some hoops?  Faith has open gym hours on Sunday
afternoons.  Coach Terrance Howard with Community of Basketball invites middle school youth from 1-3 pm and high school youth and adults from 3-5 pm to play basketball with his students.  If interested, please contact him at communityofbasketball@yahoo.com.

HARVEST CARNIVAL THANK YOU
Thank you to all who attended the annual harvest carnival.  We raised just over $300 for the school assembly fund by throwing Mrs. White, Pastor Henry, and all the rest of our teachers in jail.  On behalf of PIE and the school, thanks for making this event a fun success!

PARIS POSSIBILITY
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, s.henry@faithcampus.org.  Merci beau coup!

SEMINARY VISITATION
Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess?  If so, Rev. Daniel Eggold from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Our Savior Lutheran, Tacoma (4519 112th Street E) on Wednesday, November 5 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Rev. Eggold is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages.  Appointments are individual, informal, and family/friends are welcome to come with you.  Appointments are not necessary but encouraged.  If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Eggold at 314-505-7224 or eggoldd@csl.edu.

SCHOOL NEWS
We are looking for a volunteer to take down a wall-mounted television in Mrs. Suelzle’s classroom.  If you can help the school, please contact Mrs. White at l.white@faithcampus.org.

VICTORY IN HOUSTON
Good news!  The mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has directed city officials to withdraw the subpoenas issued to five pastors.  The pastors would have been required to submit sermons to the city or face imprisonment and/or fines.  The state should never be allowed to dictate the message of the church, especially on matters of morals.  The mayor’s attempt to silence opposition through political intimidation did not succeed as it was met with a groundswell of support for the pastors.  This is a big victory for free speech and religious freedom!  Learn more at www.frc.org.

TIME TO VOTE
Voting is both a duty and a privilege.  As responsible Christians, we need to use the right given to us and vote in our state and country’s elections.  The deadline for voting is nearing swiftly (November 4).  Pray that God places the right people in positions of power in order to help our country.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Faith Lutheran is having its annual Holiday Bazaar at the Faith Community Center Friday, November 7  (12 pm to 5 pm) and Saturday, November 8 (10 am to 4 pm).
 
If you are interested in being a vendor and need additional information, please call Sally Henry at 360-491-3552 or click here for an application.

AMAZONSMILE FOUNDATION
Now you can earn money for Faith Lutheran Church as you shop at Amazon!  AmazonSmile program will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Faith Lutheran Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you have already been using.  Support Faith by starting your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com and selecting Faith Lutheran Church as your organization to support.  Use Scrip and earn an additional 3%!

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