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.

September - November Extended Calendar    September Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Fri Sep 12   Scholastic Book Fair
Sat Sep 13 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Prayer Shawl ministry
Sun Sep 14 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    4:00 pm Welcome back pizza party at Hains' house
Mon Sep 15 12:01 am Thank-Scrip-ing day
Tue Sep 16 6:00 pm Church council
Wed Sep 17 7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Sep 18 10:00 am 3M's Bible study (in sanctuary)
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Sat Sep 20 9:00 am Threads of Faith
    11:30 am Mount Rainier Lutheran HS 2nd annual golf tournament and dinner/auction.
Sun Sep 21 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    6:00 pm Youth night: Ice Blocking
Tue Sep 23   Five Two Wiki Conference, Katy, TX
Wed Sep 24 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
      Five Two Wiki Conference, Katy, TX
Thu Sep 25 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    7:00 pm Choir practice
      Five Two Wiki Conference, Katy, TX
Fri Sep 26 11:30 am School early release
    6:00 pm Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed
Sun Sep 28 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Chopped Returns
Tue Sep 30   No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
Wed Oct 1   No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
Thu Oct 2 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Choir practice
      No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
Fri Oct 3 10:00 am Rummage sale setup
      No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
Sat Oct 4 9:00 am Rummage sale
Sun Oct 5 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    1:00 pm Essentials class
    6:00 pm Youth night: It's All About You!
      Life Chain Sunday

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Oct 19 1:00 pm Essentials class

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Notes from Pastor Matt

Dear Faith Family,

Some dates and holidays we see coming.  Others we might not even know of their existence!  Among them, you may want to celebrate “National Guacamole Day” September 16, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” September 19, “Punctuation Day” September 24 and “National One-Hit Wonder Day” September 25.  Who thinks these things up, right?

With school back in session, let me put one more date before you—Rally Day, September 7.  This is the day to get back into the swing of things in Sunday School and the Education Hour (10-11 am).  For others, Rally Day is a call to worship again too.  In our congregational covenant, we promise “to teach and preach the Holy Bible as the true and inspired Word of God, as expressed by the Lutheran Confessions” and “to provide ample opportunities for Christian education for children, youth and adults.”  In response, each of us covenants to “grow in my knowledge of God’s Word, and to that end I will attend classes and studies as able.”

I have a couple of comments here.  Study of the Word is not limited to Sunday morning, but certainly that is a time to be intentional about it.  And yet, discipleship is not fulfilled by simply a study of the Word but by doing what it says.  While information may be the first component of discipleship, it does not end there, but continues on to imitation and multiplication.  The Pharisees had information down pat.  But imitation…well, let’s just say they struggled with a hands-on approach. 
What do you see Rally Day as?  Is it just a call for more information about Jesus or a call to closer imitation of Jesus? The former will lead you to knowledge, but the latter will lead you into mission and adventures yet unknown. Discipleship can’t only be about learning, it has to be about doing.

Study and service are always in season for followers of Jesus.  So, here’s a hands-on approach.  We have an opportunity to do some good on September 7 at Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 1-4 pm.  Faith is invited to join the work party and school staff at Lydia Hawk as it spruces up the school campus and garden.  We’ve helped them out before and they have come to know us as neighbors who care and serve.  I figure that’s a good thing to be known for. 
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

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  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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Choir - Join Now!

choir-clipart.jpgChoir starts on Thursday, September 18, at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this chance to use your talents and have some fun.  If you want to raise your voice in glory to God, contact Lisa at 360-349-3437 (cell) or 360-455-8103 (home).

Activities - Events - News


Join us as David Hinz leads a class on the book of Ephesians on September 14 at 10 am in the Cedar room.  All are welcome to attend.

Sunday school meets in the sanctuary at 10 am before separating into designated classes.
PreK-K:Robyn Hofstad & Erin Holmquist
(using Mrs. Kravitz's school room)

1st/2nd: Connie Dougherty
(using Mrs. Broman's school room)

3rd-5th: Bianca Finley and Laura White (using Mrs. Klumb's school room)

6th-8th: Stefanie Albaugh & Miranda Ries
(Using Cypress Room in FCC)

High School: Sarah Elliott and Sally Henry
(Using Youth Room in FCC)

Choir is set to start up this Thursday, September 18, at 7 pm.  If you are interested, please call Lisa, (cell) 360-349-3437 or (home) 455-8103.
Let us 'Bless the Lord' with music.

The baptismal font has been a busy place!  Sunday, September 7, we baptized Macenzie Ries and Cameron Schletzbaum.  Saturday, September 13, we baptized Alice Angell and Emerson McQueen.  This brings us to twenty baptisms at Faith, year to date!  Everyone should have the opportunity to be baptized because God loves all.  If you or someone you know is interested in the gift of baptism, please let Pastor know.

Do you or someone you know need a new Bible or study companion?  Concordia Publishing House is having a fall sale on some of their most popular Bibles and Bible Companions, with discounts up to 33% through September 30!   Contact the church office by September 25 to add your order to the list.  Free shipping on orders of 10+!  Visit for more information.

Calling all 7th and 8th graders—or thereabouts!  Confirmation will once again be taking place on the 2nd Saturdays of the month.  The first class time is September 13, 9 am – noon.  Parents of first-year students, now is the time to get your son or daughter’s name to Pastor Matt. Confirmation is a two-year education process designed for youth to make faith their own.  Pastor teaches the class but he also welcomes parental involvement as confirmation is meant to reinforce faith formation at home too.  For more information or to sign-up, contact Pastor at, 360-489-4554.

Youth nights are starting up again!  Unless noted, they are on Sunday evenings at Faith Community Center from 6-8 pm.  Youth Nights are open to youth, 6-12 grade.  Contact Sally Henry, or 360-489-2516.

Schedule of Events:
September 14: Welcome Back Pizza Party @ the Hains’
  Meet at Faith @ 4 pm, return by 8:30.  Bring your favorite topping and make your own pizza in a wood fired oven!
September 21: Ice Blocking
September 28: Chopped Returns

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Need some new books?  Check out the Scholastic Book Fair happening in the Cedar Room on September 8-12.  Visit it anytime from 8-9 am, 11 am-1 pm, or 3-4 pm.  All purchases benefit our school.  Thank you for your support!

Faith Lutheran School opened its doors on Wednesday, September 3 with 178 students in preschool - 8th grade.  Praise God for all of our students and families.  Our teachers are humbled by the responsibility God has placed before them to teach and instruct these children.  We would be grateful for your prayers.

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There will be a Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed Abedini, a 34-year-old Pastor, father and husband from Idaho, who is being imprisoned in Tehran, Iran. It will be held on September 26, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Capitol Rotunda.  You can find more information at

Thank you 3M’s for graciously moving from the Cedar room for 1 week while we have the book fair.  The book fair gets books into the hands of our students and purchases books for our library.

We had a helpful crew of eight people turn out for the Lydia Hawk servant event last Sunday, September 7.  We got to work in the garden alongside teachers and even the principal -- it was well worth it!  They even offered to come to Faith’s next servant event!  Thanks to Don Glitschka, DeShae Nedrow, Yoshiko Schulz, Troy Schulz and the Henry Family.

Did you know that Faith Lutheran School has a new science curriculum this year?  The curriculum is through FOSS and all of our K-8 teachers are very excited about it.  The approach to this curriculum is “doing” science and not just reading about it.  Our kits just arrived so we are looking forward to investigating the new materials.

The dates for Pastor’s adult confirmation class, called Essentials, are now set: Sundays, October 5 & 19, 1-5 pm.  This class is the place to be to explore the basics of the Christian faith.  It can also be a way of joining the congregation, if so desired.  Especially if you have yet to be baptized or receive instruction for communion, this class is for you.  If you or someone you know would like to know more about what Lutherans believe, please contact Pastor Matt to reserve a place, 360-489-4554  Lunch is provided too, thanks to the fellowship board!

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center is looking to involve youth representatives from each of its supporting congregations.  Any high school student, male or female, that is interested in protecting unborn life is invited to contact Erin Holmquist, 455-0723,

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.

If you would like your giving contributions automatically withdrawn from your bank account, contact Jenn Bache at 491-3552 or

Parents, looking for a website for children that you can trust? Visit 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"!

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.