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.

February to April Extended Calendar    March Newsletter

Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Sun Mar 1 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 pm Sunday school teacher meeting (lunch provide)
    6:00 pm Family Night Out - roller skating
Wed Mar 4 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Mar 5 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Mar 7   Confirmation retreat at Camp Arnold
Sun Mar 8   Start Daylight Savings Time - Spring forward
      Confirmation retreat at Camp Arnold
    8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    6:00 pm Youth Night - Bigger and better
Tue Mar 10 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Wed Mar 11 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Mar 12 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Mar 14 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9;00 am Prayer Shawl knitters
      Confirmation class
Sun Mar 15 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 pm Sunday school teacher meeting (lunch provide)
    6:00 pm Youth Night - Minute-to-Win-It tournament
Tue Mar 17 6:00 pm Church council
Wed Mar 18 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Mar 19 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Mar 21 9:00 am Threads of Faith
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Apr 5   Easter
Sun Apr 12 1:00 pm Essentials class
Sat Apr 25 8:30 am Dragon Boat festival
Sun Apr 26 1:00 pm Essentials class
Sat May 15 5:30 pm Meet Me In Paris auction
  Jun 22-26   Vacation Bible School
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

At the end of January, eleven people from Faith went to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma for discipleship training.  It took some convincing for certain people to give up their Friday evening and all day Saturday for something church-related, but I still went.  Ha! Actually, I was so pleased and impressed with how they invested in us (and other area churches) as they shared what they had learned through the discipling process.  It was Synod at its best, in my opinion: churches helping churches for the purpose of the mission!

I know for the majority of people who were not there, and maybe for the casual observer of all things church-related, there may be some confusion about some of the methodologies or names I toss about.  Five-Two, Dwelling 1:14, Five Questions, missional communities…and it is a little confusing until one realizes they are all trying to get at the same thing—making disciples!
 
The research that was featured at Our Savior follows a book called “Real Life Discipleship” by Jim Putnam.  One of its many benefits is its presentation of a simple, reproducible process of discipling people.  I particularly appreciated the way it helps us understand where we are in our own spiritual development.  Very useful!  As I explained at the voters’ meeting last month, we all liked what we heard and were excited to use it in our own congregation/context.  The Elders and I are working through the book and we plan to offer more training about what we learned.  We have ordered extra copies of this book for potential life group leaders, in case you are one of those early adopter types when it comes to change! 
Discipling is not “one more thing.”  Real-life discipleship is not about adding something to a busy schedule.  It is about doing life differently and intentionally.  It will involve relationships and investment of time—how could it not?  But this is what should be happening in the relationships that already exist.  Discipling is about doing life together in a way that causes us to become more like Jesus.
 
There’s a lot to share with you, but I like where this is headed.  It was the hope of the strategic planning team—as well as Jesus—that we at Faith follow an intentional process of making disciples, as that is the mission. See Matthew 28:18-20.  But nothing is truly learned until behavior changes.  To help reinforce this new learning and to share with you in the process of discovery, I’m teaching a new class, using Jim Putnam’s resource called “Discipleshift” (see description on page 2 of the March newsletter).  Why not stop in on Sunday morning for a Discipleshift class?  We’ll meet in the Cedar room like always at 10 am.  Like me, you’ll be glad you showed up!

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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Family and Youth Night


Join us March 1 at the Centralia Roller Dome
(216 W. Maple St., Centralia)

From 6 - 8 pm

All ages are invited to come skating. The cost is $4.50/person which includes 2 hours of skating and skate rentals.
There will be Christian music playing, and a safe environment for families.
If you need a ride, meet at church at 5:15 pm to carpool, otherwise, meet us there!

Contact Kenzie Carpenter for more information.
 

Activities - Events - News

EDUCATION HOUR
We are down to the last few classes of “That Reminds Me of a Story Jesus Told” but you’re still welcome to drop in.  Please join Pastor Matt in the Cedar room at 10 am as we study Jesus’ parables one by one.

LENT OVERVIEW
The forty day season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday.  If you would like a copy of any of the sermons during the Lent season (a series on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5) please pick up a copy from the Info Center, or read it online at the church’s website.  There are no midweek services in Lent, except for Holy Week’s Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT
Faith’s Confirmation class is attending the middle school gathering at Camp Arnold in Eatonville, WA is on March 7 & 8!  The theme is “The World’s Story, God’s Story, Our Story.”

The group will leave from Faith, Saturday at 8 am.  The retreat starts at 9 am with registration, cabin assignments, and “meet & greet.”  Three meals will be served: lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. There will be Sunday morning worship; the retreat ends at 11 am Sunday. The group will return around 1 pm.  Thank you to Eric Ries and Tammy Schallon for chaperoning!

If you have any questions, contact Kenzie Carpenter (k.carpenter@faithcampus.org).

YOUTH FUNDRAISER: FLAMINGO FLOCKING
The flocks have been released!

If you come home to a flock of flamingos please call the flamingo removal hotline at 253-495-0429 and discuss with Kenzie what you would like to do next.  You can move the flock yourself for $20 to a yard of your choice, you can have Kenzie move the flock to a yard of her choice for $25, or you can buy flock insurance for $30 which will guarantee your yard of receiving no flamingos.  Before you make any moves PLEASE CONTACT THE FLAMINGO REMOVAL HOTLINE to double check that the yard you choose has not already bought insurance.

*This is all for fun, if you choose not to participate through funds, just contact Kenzie Carpenter for free insurance.

SPRINGING FORWARD
Ready to lose an hour of sleep?  Daylight Savings Time is March 8! Remember to set your clocks forward.

GREETERS AND USHERS WANTED
Are you interested in helping around the church on Sunday?  Want to be a greeter or usher for either early or late service?  We are in need of people who are willing to greet and/or usher on Sunday mornings.  Your smiling face could be someone’s pick-me-up for the day.  Interested? Visit or contact Rebekka in the church office, churchoffice@faithcampus.org.  Thank you!

AUCTION TICKETS
Faith’s 2015 Auction, “Meet me in Paris,” is May 16!  Tickets are on sale (until April 1) for $40/person.  Sunday, March 1, is the last day to receive a stainless steel water bottle with the purchase of your auction ticket!  Don’t miss out!  Enjoy a catered dinner, live and silent auction, and an enjoyable event!

FAITH FACEBOOK PAGE
Follow our new Facebook Page!  Search for Faith Lutheran Church Lacey, WA or https://www.facebook.com/faithlutheranchurch503.  We will be updating it on a regular basis with announcements, upcoming events, and any updates Faith would like to share!

ENSEMBLE, HAND-BELLS, & CHOIR – OH MY
Ensemble now practices on Sunday mornings, immediately following Sunday School opening @ 10:15 am.  Hand-bell Choir practice on Thursdays, from 6-7:00 pm, followed by Choir from 7-8:30 pm.  If you are interested in any of these programs or need transportation or childcare, please call Lisa at (360)349-3437.

PIANIST WANTED
Faith is looking for a pianist to play in the 8:30 service once a month.  This is a paid position.  Familiarity with the liturgy and Lutheran Service Book is helpful.  Contact Lisa Thiesse, 349-3437, if interested.  Thanks!

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 Kenzie Carpenter at k.carpenter@faithcampus.org or 360-491-3552.

Schedule of Events:

February 15: "Love is a Work of Heart"
    Valentine’s Day Party

February 22: Laser Tag  (bring $10)

March 1: 
Roller Skating (family night)
    Skating at Centralia Roller Dome from 6 - 8 pm;  meet at church at 5:15 if you need a ride.  $5.00 per person.

March 8:  Bigger and Better

March 15:  Minute-to-Win-It Tournament

March 29:  Scavenger hunt (night out)

SCRIP
Eating out?  Use scrip at your favorite restaurant!  Here are some examples of the rebates Faith earns at each restaurant when you use scrip:
Applebee’s (8%), Arby's (8%), Panera (9%), Olive Garden/Red Lobster (9%),  Subway, (6%), Wendy's (4%), Burger King (4%), Red Robin (9%), Buffalo Wild Wings (8%), Panda Express (8%), IHOP (8%), Shari's (8%).

From restaurants to retail, from big box to online, from groceries to gas, scrip works best where you're spending already.  Stop by the school office and see what's on hand or place an order.

Thanks for supporting the ministry of Faith Lutheran!

DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL
Paddles up!  Saint Martin’s 10th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Port Plaza in Olympia.  Once again, Faith is creating a team to compete!  The cost is $25/person (includes a t-shirt, medal, and 2 practices on the water).  This is a great way to come together and have a lot of fun.  If you would like to paddle with us and can make it to the practices on Saturday, April 11 and 18, 3-4:30 pm, please contact Sally Henry, s.henry@faithcampus.org, or 360-491-3868. Space is limited.

VBS PLANNING
Save the date!  Vacation Bible School will be June 22-26 at Faith.  Ages 3-12 are welcome, and older kids are welcome to help out.  Consider taking some time off to help out and look for sign-ups beginning in April.  Want to be a part of the planning of VBS?  Come to the info meeting on March 15 at 12:30 pm in the Cedar Room.  If you can't make the meeting but would still like to help, contact Kenzie Carpenter k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

FAITH COMES BY EMAIL
If you would like to receive Pastor’s sermons by e-mail, simply drop him a note at m.henry@faithcampus.org and he will add you to the distribution list!  Sermons may also be found on Faith’s website.

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Does the bottom of your Fred Meyer’s shopping receipt look like this?  If yes, thank you for supporting Faith. 
If
not, sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.  So far, 31 household have supported Faith through their shopping.  In the latest cycle, we earned $139.87!  With more supporters, Faith can easily earn more donations!  Just link your Fred Meyer’s Rewards Card to Faith.  Every time you shop and use your card, you can help Faith earn a donation! Sign up and link your Rewards Card to Faith at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  Or contact customer service at 1-866-518-2686.  Search for us by name or non-profit number (81228).  You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel points and rebates when you sign up.

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