Thanks to Gene & Linda Hansen for teaching “Discipleshift"
March 22 in the Cedar room at 10 am. Come join us
as we explore the five shifts a congregation must make
if it wants discipling to be at the center of what it
does. We’ll take a look at a very helpful
discipling model that has five stages of spiritual
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 29.
Maundy Thursday, April 2, and Good Friday, April 3, will
each have services at 10 am and 7 pm. New this
year! We are adding an Easter sunrise service at 7
am on April 5. We will also have the regular
services at 8:30 & 11:15. Easter breakfast will be
served in the gym from 9:45-10:45 am.
Congratulations to Errick & Bridgette Alexander for the
baptism of Elias Alexander in the 11:15 service Sunday,
March 22. Praise God!
DISCIPLING AT FAITH
The Info Session is Sunday, March 22! It’s
exciting to share what we have learned about discipling
as a process and apply it in our own congregation. The
Info Sessions (March 22 or 29) are helpful overviews of
the Real Life Discipleship process. If you want to
be trained in discipling others, we will have a training
at Faith on Saturday, April 11, 8 am – 2 pm.
ENSEMBLE, HAND-BELLS, & CHOIR – OH MY
Ensemble practices on Sunday mornings at 10:15 am.
Hand-bells practice on Wednesdays, 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
Want to learn more about the Christian faith
and what the Lutheran Church teaches? Pastor is
offering adult confirmation, called “Essentials” class,
on two Sunday afternoons, April 12 & 26, 1-5 pm.
Lunch is served, there’ll be breaks too. This is
the place to ask questions, explore the basics of what
the Bible says and how we understand it. Need
baptism instruction or communion refresher? For
those who are interested in joining the congregation or
just want to kick the tires, this is a great place to
learn more. Please let Pastor know of your
If you are interested in helping with VBS (June 22-26)
but couldn't make it to the meeting, contact Kenzie at
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
Faith’s 2015 Auction, “Meet me in Paris,” is May 16!
Tickets are on sale (until April 1) for $40/person.
Don’t miss out! Enjoy a catered
dinner, live and silent auction, and an enjoyable event!
YOUTH FUNDRAISER: FLAMINGO FLOCKING
Find flamingos in your yard yet? If you have
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 no flamingos in your yard.
Please contact Kenzie before any moves to check if the
yard you choose has bought insurance.
*If you choose not to participate through funds, contact
Kenzie for free insurance.
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
Schedule of Events:
"Baking and Blessing:" (service Night) gifts for
Scavenger Hunt (night out)
We now have a weekly youth newsletter via e-mail.
If you aren't receiving those and would like to, email
This newsletter includes: upcoming events, recap of
youth activities, volunteer opportunities, and links to
our social media accounts.
EASTER EGG HUNT HELP NEEDED
Coins, candy, and volunteers are needed for the
April 4 egg hunt. Please contact Connie Dougherty
or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can work at the hunt
for 1.5 hours. Thanks so much for supporting this
Scrip (gift cards which earn free money for Faith) can
be used for groceries, gas, restaurants, retail and
on-line. But did you know you could use scrip for
hotels and lodging? Here are just a few examples:
Choice Hotels, such as Comfort Inn, Quality Inn,
Clarion, (3-4%), Fairmont (9%), Global Hotel Card—good
at 70,000 hotels worldwide—(10%), Hyatt (10%) and Best
Western (12%). Want something different? Try
www.bedandbreakfast.com (10%). All of
these and more may be purchased at
www.shopwithscrip.com or stop by the school
office window to place an order that will be filled
within the week. Spring break is coming up as are
summer plans. If you’re headed on vacation, use
scrip and sleep well!
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. Faith is competing
again! The cost is $25/person (includes a t-shirt,
medal, and 2 practices on the water). This is a
great way to make friends and memories. If you are
interested and can make it to the practices on April 11
& 18, 3-4:30 pm, contact Sally,
ASANTE CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The Asante Children’s Choir will be performing a concert
at Faith on Sunday, April 12 at 6 pm! Housing is
needed for the kids and chaperones for the nights of
Sunday, April 12 and Monday, April 13. If you are
interested, please contact Sally Henry,
FAITH CHURCH CAMPOUT
Faith is having a campout again at Mason Lake near
Shelton this year! The dates will be August 16-19,
with the possible add-on days of August 20 & 21.
This will be a great time to fellowship and create fun
memories! Look for more information shortly.
Interested or have questions? Contact Scott White,
email@example.com, or 360-878-9588.
FAITH COMES BY EMAIL
If you would like to receive Pastor’s sermons by e-mail,
simply drop him a note at
and he will add you to the distribution list!
Sermons may also be found on Faith’s website.
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.
you would like your giving contributions automatically
withdrawn from your bank account, contact Jenn Bache at
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
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.