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

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
Wed Oct 1   No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
    6:30 pm Family U Event at Our Savior, Tacoma
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Oct 2 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
      No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
    11:30 am Pinochle
Fri Oct 3 1:00 pm Rummage sale setup
      No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
Sat Oct 4 9:00 am Rummage sale
    6:30 pm Grey Wharf release show (youth night inn Olympia)
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
    1:45 pm Life Change Sunday
    6:00 pm Youth night: It's All About You!
      Life Chain Sunday
Tue Oct 7 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Wed Oct 8 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Oct 9 10 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Oct 11 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry
Sun Oct 12 8:30 am Worship
    9:45 am Voters' meeting
    10 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    3:15 pm Youth night - progressive dinner
    3:30 pm Circuit Forum
Tue Oct 14 6:00 pm Church council
Thu Oct 16 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Oct 18 9:00 am Threads of Faith
Sun Oct 19 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
    1:45 pm Life Change Sunday
    6:00 pm Youth night: It's Game Time!
Wed Oct 22 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
Thu Oct 23 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle

Important Events Farther in the Future

Thu Oct 30 7:00 pm Choir starts
Fri, Sat Nov 7, 8   Holiday Bazaar - Click for vendor application

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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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Rummage Sale

Faith’s rummage sale will be held Saturday, October 4, 9 am – 3 pm.

Bring in your donations of new or gently used items.  They may be placed in the men’s locker room in the Community Center.  Proceeds from the rummage sale will benefit Faith’s youth group and Bethesda Homes (formerly Good Shepherd) for the mentally disabled.

If you would like to help with set up, join us at 1 pm on Friday, October 3, in the Community Center.  If you have any questions, contact Sally Henry, 360-491-3868.

Thanks for your support!

Activities - Events - News


Join us as David Hinz leads a class on the book of Ephesians 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)

There will be a very brief special voters’ meeting on Sunday, October 12, at 9:45 am.  The purpose of this meeting is to nominate a circuit visitor and elect pastoral and lay delegates to the Nisqually circuit forum (hosted at Faith, October 12, 3:30-5:00 pm), the Northwest District Convention (in Portland, June 11-13, 2015) and the Synodical Convention (in Milwaukee, July 9-14, 2016).  Scott White has agreed to serve in these capacities as lay delegate, but additional nominations may still be received before and at the voters’ meeting on October 12.  The lay delegate to the circuit forum does not have to be, but could be, the same delegate to District/Synod.  If you would like more information, please speak with congregational president Tami Dahlgren or Pastor Matt.

The NW District Fall Ministry Conference, Coming Together to Eat and Drink, is happening the week of September 30 - October 2, at Seaside, OR. Please keep in your prayers Pastor and FLS staff as they attend.  The focus of the conference will be 1 Corinthians 11:33, “So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.”
Faith Lutheran School will be closed October 1-3 as a result of teachers and staff attending.  Childcare will still be open.


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! 

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 28: Chopped Returns

October 4 (Saturday): UPDATED!  We’ve changed our activity for the evening of Saturday, October 4!  We are NO LONGER going to Rutledge Farm’s Haunted Corn Maze.  Adam Dougherty (one of Faith’s youth) and his band Grey Wharf have a release show in Olympia for their new record. It'll be a great night of music and they’ll have free espresso as well!  Bring $5  for your ticket and meet at Faith Lutheran at 6:30 pm.  We’ll return to Faith after the concert at a time to be determined.  Please RSVP with Sally at 360-489-2516 or so we can pre-purchase tickets and arrange for transportation.  If you haven't liked Grey Wharf on FB -- Check it out!

October 5:  It's All About You!  Bring a snack item that starts with the same letter as your name.  Be creative.

Look in the upcoming October newsletter for ideas to best welcome and support our soon to be Director of Christian Education intern, Kenzie Carpenter.  It will cost about $28,000 to hire a DCE intern and thus far, we have already received $5,040.  Our goal is to reach the full amount before Kenzie arrives in January.  If you’d like to give a special gift to help make this possible, simply mark “DCE intern” on your check or envelope and it will be counted as such.  Thank you!

Faith’s next rummage sale will be Saturday, October 4, 9 am – 3 pm.  Now is the time to bring in donations of new or gently used items.  They may be placed in the men’s locker room in the FCC.  Proceeds from the rummage sale will benefit Faith’s youth group and Bethesda Homes (formerly Good Shepherd) for the mentally disabled.  Thanks for your support!

Setup for the rummage sale will start at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 3.  Please join us.

There is a month left on the Greeter, Usher, and Acolyte schedules.  Please contact Rebekka in the church office ( or 360-491-3552) if you are interested in signing up to serve the church in this way! Thank you!

On Sunday, October 5, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, people of all faith traditions will meet to pray at 1:45 pm at the intersection of Legion & Adams, outside the Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Olympia.  Stand with thousands throughout the USA and Canada in a peaceful and prayerful cause for life. Water, lawn chairs, umbrellas are welcome & encouraged!  Approximately 700 unborn children have died at Olympia’s Planned Parenthood in the last year.

Christmas Choir practice will start on October 30 from 7-8:30 pm.  There will be no regular choir practice until then.  Questions?  Contact Lisa Thiesse, 360-349-3437.  Thank you.

Are you interested in volunteering at Faith Lutheran School?  We are seeking a volunteer to help with a reading group in the 3rd/4th grade classroom on Tuesday & Thursday from 9-9:45 am.  We also often have books to be shelved in the library.  This is a project that can be done at your convenience.  Thursday mornings we also stuff our family envelopes.  This starts at about 8:45 am and takes about an hour.  If you would like to volunteer in any way, please contact Mrs. White at

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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 and selecting Faith Lutheran Church as your organization to support.  Use Scrip and earn an additional 3%!


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.