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 room.

May - July Extended Calendar        May Newsletter
Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Sat May 28 9:00 am Paul Maier Seminar - "Crescent and the Cross"
Sun May 29 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon May 30   Memorial Day
Tue May 31 7:00 pm Confirmation Exam
Thu Jun 2 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Softball
Sat Jun 4 5:00 pm Mrs Broman's retirement party
Sun Jun 5 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion - Confirmation Sunday
Wed Jun 8 7:00 pm 8th grade graduation
Thu Jun 9 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    8:20 pm Softball
Sat Jun 11 7:30 am Men of Faith
    3:30 pm Family night out at Rainier game
Sun Jun 12 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Jun 14 6:00 pm All boards meetings (note time change)
Thu Jun 16 7:10 pm Softball
Sun Jun 19 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon Jun 20 9;00 am Vacation Bible School
Tue Jun 21 9:00 am Vacation Bible School
    6:00 pm Church council
Wed Jun 22 9:00 am Vacation Bible School
Thu Jun 23 9:00 am Vacation Bible School
    10:00 a,m Pinochle - no 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Softball
Fri Jun 24 9:00 am Vacation Bible School
Sun Jun 26 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    12:30 pm BBQ Potluck and voters' meeting
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Thu - Sun Aug 4 - 7   Church campout
       

      

Notes from Pastor Matt

June 2016

Dear Faith Family,

                Here’s one of the things I like about Faith:  in general, whatever we set out to do, we accomplish!  Now I know this is a “yes with the help of God” kind of thing.  Like Jesus the Vine said about us branches, apart from Him we can do no good thing.  But with Him we can—and we have.  The most recent example that comes to mind is baptizing one of Miss Kravitz’ kindergarten students in chapel.  What a joyful moment for teachers and fellow students to witness!  What a great reminder of what God is up to in our midst as we join Him in mission. 

                We want to know—no, we need to know—that what we are doing is making a difference.  Otherwise, what’s the point?  Recently, Christa Castanon’s testimony at the auction about the school blessing her family during a time of enduring hardship was a story that connected with all who heard it.  A gym-full of people fell silent and then—for the paddle bid for school scholarships—gave nearly $16,000.  Why?  Because we wanted to be part of something that matters—and we are.

                The auction itself was fun (great costumes!) and successful (raising a record $41,500!), but most of all meaningful because, apparently, people believe in the ministry of Faith as a 4-in-1.  I think every time people see the need to serve (we have 180 kids for VBS!) or the offering plate is passed (giving is up!), it’s a moment where we have a chance to demonstrate support for the work God has given us to do.  Ultimately, while Faith’s ministries have different functions, the mission of discipling is the same.  That’s the fruit God, the vinedresser, is looking for in us branches—not just the leaves of activity. 

                On Sunday, June 26, we will have a BBQ potluck after late service and a 1 pm voters’ meeting.  Last time, we presented to the voters three initiatives:  full-time DCE, school expansion and maintenance improvements.  The support was there; the financial figures were not yet known.  By June 19, detailed budgets for church, school and childcare will be in your mailboxes.  And then, Faith will once again decide on what it wants to do—and can afford to do.  Whatever we set out to do, one thing I am confident in is that by God’s grace and provision, we will once again accomplish it.            

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 (Becky) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Becky’s email address is churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

Monthly Newsletter: Submit your article to the church office secretary (Becky) by the 20th of the month of the month prior to publication. E.g. If you want it in the April newsletter, Becky 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.

 Pastor's Sermons 
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Summer Sunday School

Faith NEEDS you to teach summer Sunday school.

We are getting close to the end of the regular school year and we will be transitioning to a new set of teachers.  Please consider signing up for a week or two to help out.

Sing-up sheet in theinfo center.  Summer Sunday school runs from June 19 though September 4.

Activities - Events - News

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Your children are invited to join us in Sunday school every Sunday morning at 10 am.  Meet in the sanctuary for opening.  All ages 3 and older are welcome!

EDUCATION HOUR
“The Life of David” continues. There’s a twist, but for the most part, we’ll learn about David who was the shepherd king and giant killer, adulterer and warrior, musician and psalmist.  Join Pastor and crew in the Cedar room at 10 am. The May 29 class covers 1 Sam 24-28.

YOUTH NIGHTS

We have concluded youth group for the school year and boy, did we have a blast!  We don't have a regular schedule set for the summer season, but stay tuned for events that are coming up!   Contact Kenzie with questions or concerns at 360-491-3552 or k.carpenter@faithcampus.org

A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS
Save the date for June 18 from 5-7 pm!  We are having a family night to include dinner and trivia at Faith!  This is a fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering in July.  Tickets sales start Sunday, June 29.  Prices are $15/adult and $5/kid or a maximum of $40 per family.  Enjoy a night of authentic food, trivia and raffles with a chance to win prizes!

VBS DONATIONS NEEDED
Many thanks to those of you who have signed out stars from the VBS donations board!  There is still plenty of time (and need!) for your help, so swing by the VBS donation board today and grab a star or two.  You will notice a few updated items in the coming weeks now that VBS is one month away. Help us reach kids with the Gospel message of our greatest superhero, Jesus, this summer!

JUST WANT PRIVACY
Last December the Human Rights Commission decided that businesses and schools should not have gender specific bathrooms/locker rooms/showers but instead should be open to one’s gender identity, regardless of biology.  Family Policy Institute of Washington is supporting Initiative 1515 to give voters the ability to decide the issue this fall.  If you are a registered voter, you can help restore privacy and common sense and protect children and women by signing a petition now available on the Info Center.  In order for this petition to succeed, we need to gather 325,000 by July 1. Get involved and learn more at www.justwantprivacy.org.  If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor.
 
VBS HELPERS
We are officially done taking in new registration sheets for VBS.  If your child missed their opportunity to go to Faith's VBS this year, we are sorry but look forward to having them next year!  Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help.  We still have opportunities for helpers.

Here are the opportunities to help: Registration helper, opening/closing coordinator and helpers, Early Childhood: Craft coordinator, Games coordinator.  Upper Grades: leaders and helpers, games helper, memory work coordinator and helpers, set-up crew (Friday, June 19, 10 am-6 pm), clean-up crew (Friday, June 17, 10 am-6 pm) Sign up in the fellowship hall today or contact Kenzie k.carpenter@faithcampus.org

CHURCH SOFTBALL TEAM
Love to watch softball?  Come on out and support Faith’s own home team.  Games are on Thursday nights in June and July with the first game this Thursday, June 2 at 6 pm.  All games are played at the RAC in Lacey.  Click for schedule.

BBQ POTLUCK
June 26 we will have a BBQ potluck before the voters meeting after second service.  If anyone is interested in donating some meat or helping BBQ beforehand, please let Sarah Zander know at 360-870-7112.  Otherwise bring your favorite BBQ sides and desserts!

BABY SITTER NEEDED
Energetic 6 month old seeking someone to play with while Grandma Becky is at work, Tuesday – Friday from 9 am – 2 pm.  To start ASAP, please inquire in the church office for more info.

NIGHT AT THE RAINIERS GAME
We had enough sign up to go to the Rainer's game to get the group rate!  If you would like to bring your family, and sit on the 1st baseline for only $12.50 a ticket, contact Kenzie ASAP!  We can still add people to our group.  Sign up soon to sit with our Faith Lutheran group.  Shoot Kenzie an e-mail with the number of tickets you need!  June 11, 5:05 pm game, gates open at 3:30.
 
SAVE THE DATE
Mrs. Broman’s retirement party is June 4 at 5:00 pm in the community center.

8th grade graduation is June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

All congregation members are invited to attend both these events.

CONGRATULATIONS  SARAH & THERESA
A congratulations are in order for Theresa Haines who has completed her Masters of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies through University of Missouri and Sarah Elliott for completing her Ed.D. with an emphasis in Teacher Leadership from Concordia University Chicago!

ADOPT-A-FLOWER BED
Calling all green thumbs (and regular thumbs too)!  Join us in keeping Faith Lutheran's grounds beautiful by taking care of one or more flower beds around campus.  A sign-up sheet is available in the Fellowship Hall.  Please contact Sarah Holdener, Campus Manager, with questions at 360-491-3868 or s.holdener@faithcampus.org.

FATHER’S DAY SCRIP
Father’s Day is coming up fast - Sunday June 19!  Time to start thinking about a gift.  How about……. Nike (12%), Home Depot (5%), Lowe’s (4%), Cabela’s (11%), Red Robin (9%),   Starbucks (7%), Sears (4%) and so much more.  The list is almost endless.  Come by the school office window after service to see what we have on hand or order online at www.shopwithscrip.com.

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"!