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.

November to January Extended Calendar        November Newsletter
Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Wed Nov 25 10:00 am Thanksgiving service
    10:30 am Pumpkin pie social
    6:30 pm Pumpkin pie social
    7:00 pm Worship
Thu Nov 26   Thanksgiving day
Sun Nov 29 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Wed Dec 2 5:30 pm Adventures in Advent
    6:00 pm Handbell practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Dec 3 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:15 pm Ensemble practice
Sun Dec 6 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    6:00 pm Youth night - Fantasy lights
Tue Dec 8 6:45 pm All boards meeting
Wed Dec 9 5:30 pm Adventures in Advent
    6:00 pm Handbell practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Dec 10 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:15 pm Ensemble practice
Sat Dec 12 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9;00 am Confirmation
Sun Dec 13 8:30 am Worship - Christmas Music Festival
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship - Christmas Music Festival
    6:00 pm Youth night - Christmas party
Tue Dec 15 6:00 pm Church council
Wed Dec 16 5:30 pm Adventures in Advent
Thu Dec 17 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Dec 20 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sat May 14   Faith's Annual Auction

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Notes from Pastor Matt

Dear Faith Family,

                 For years people did not even know of its existence.  Only when certain homes and streets suddenly sank into the ground did officials investigate just what was underneath their feet forgotten from centuries ago.  They found there, in the middle of Paris, a place like no other—the catacombs.  On the surface, the only clue is the queue in view.  I stood in that line for almost two hours in order to walk through this necropolis, this underground city of the dead.

                 I first descended a spiral staircase going down about 50 feet into the earth.  And it led to a labyrinth of halls and small chambers.  Beginning in 1780, in order to deal with overcrowded cemeteries and the public health hazard, the remains of bodies of cemeteries were transferred to the catacombs.  Fathom this fact:  in twelve years workers moved into 200 miles of underground quarry tunnels the remains of 6 million bodies!  Bones were systematically sorted and stacked everywhere.  Lines and rows of femurs, tibias, skulls, and many smaller bones piled on top formed walls from the ground to the ceiling.  Very narrow halls, dim lighting, made it all the more creepy and surreal.  There was the occasional crypt for someone rich and famous, but this was death up close and personal on a massive and unthinkable scale.  If the grave ever had a trophy case, this was it.

                 As I was going along in this valley of the shadow of death, I thought of Christ’s triumph over the grave.  I couldn’t help but think of how busy the catacombs will be at the resurrection.  Instead of a line in, there will be a line out!  As I ascended into the typical hustle and bustle of Parisian life, I so wanted there to be a Gospel witnessing station at the end.  But there was only the obligatory gift shop.  Ezekiel was once asked, “Can these dry bones live?”  Faith not only says they can; faith says they will.  In the face of death, we proclaim the life that is Christ.  Jesus says, “Fear not, I am the first and last and the living one.  I died, and behold I am alive forevermore and I have the keys of Death and Hades (Rev. 1:17-18).   It doesn’t matter how many bones or bodies the grave swallows up.  It didn’t get to keep Christ and therefore, it doesn’t get to keep us.  Our bodies have a different and final destination high above.

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

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  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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Adventures in Advent

Join us Wednesday, December 2, at 5:30, for a family style meal, devotion and activity.  The evening is free for the whole family.  Faith Lutheran’s Youth Group will serve the meal (free-will donation appreciated) Dinner
Beef Enchiladas & Quesadillas
Salsa and Sour Cream
Fresh Fruit
Modge Podge Ornament
Wood Nativity Scene
Paper Chain Advent Calendar
Leather working
My Hope Videos (30 minutes)

Activities - Events - News

Why do Lutherans worship the way we do?  Whether you have the liturgy memorized or have never opened a hymnal, the way we worship says a lot about how God works and how we receive Him.  Join Pastor for this class in the Cedar room at 10 am.  We’ll look to the history and practice of liturgy and see how God actually serves us through this order of worship. 

If you would be interested in teaching Sunday school every other month, please contact Kenzie ASAP.  We are looking for a high school teacher, and assistants in the younger grades.  Please e-mail Kenzie and let her know you are interested.


November 29 – No youth night
December 6 – Fantasy lights
December 13 – Christmas party
December 29 – Hospitality for the homeless

Meet in the Youth Room at 6 pm every Sunday evening. For questions, contact Kenzie at any time!

How can as little as $25 turn into $35,000+ for Faith?  When enough people take just $25 and invest it with Lutheran Church Extension Fund.  LCEF is our ministry partner through whom we have recently refinanced our mortgage.  They are offering an amazing rebate program to us called “Shared Blessings.”  As of November 20 we have 37 LCEF investment accounts in the congregation right now (it used to be 11).  But what if we had more?  Take a look at the rebate we could earn over five years. 
New Accounts                  Estimated Rebate
9 (total 46)                         $17,790
39 (total 76)                       $26,686
69 (total 106)                     $35,581
The money in the account is still yours to manage and use of course, whether it is a youth savings account, emergency account, or fixed term note.  Rates of return are very competitive and probably better than your bank or credit union.  You can learn more about the details at  This is a great one-time opportunity for Faith!  But this is only a five year window and the clock began ticking when we refinanced earlier this year.  So let’s be good stewards in how we save.   These LCEF accounts are a win-win!

The info center in the fellowship hall has information and forms for the YI Club.  This is a great gift for a child or grandchild!  They don’t have to be a member of the congregation!  Minimum to start is $25 and the special rate is an outstanding 3.5%!  Help your kids to learn how to handle money.  They can even earn money for good grades and community service.  Plus, the YI Club has great material and activities throughout the year.

Parents: Would you be interested in being part of the youth team starting in January? It would require coming to a monthly meeting and taking some small but specific roles needed to make youth ministry happen. If you are interested, I can send you a list of specific roles to look at. Email Kenzie  for more information at

Do you need help cleaning out gutters or hanging Christmas lights?  Faith’s own Patrick Winterstein is volunteering his time to help send the youth to the 2016 National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.  All donations received will help get the 12 youth and 5 adults there.  This is a great way to get some maintenance and/or decorating done, all while supporting Faith’s youth group.  To sign up, please contact Patrick at 360-742-7337 or  Patrick attended the 2007 youth gathering in Orlando and he wants to help others have the same faith-building experience!

Faith Lutheran School is looking to hire someone to do homework club for our 5th – 8th grade students.  The position will begin in January.  The hours are 3:15 – 6:00 or whenever the last student is picked up.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. White at

Two services on Thanksgiving Eve, November 25:  10 am and 7 pm!  Pumpkin Pie at 11 am and 6:30 pm!

Christmas Luncheon will be held at Panorama Chambers House on Thursday, December 10 immediately following Bible class.  Cost is $13.50.   Stay tuned for further info.  Please contact LeeAnn Thomas (360-438-3301) to make your reservation.

If you don’t know, Cataleya Castanon has been undergoing chemo treatments since last spring to fight neurofibromatosis (NF1).  Faith Lutheran child care has taken on the mission of hosting Parents Night Out to raise money for neurofibromatosis through the Children’s Tumor Foundation.  The first Parents Night Out will be BLACK FRIDAY, November 27 from 6 am – Noon.  Open to all ages 1 – 11 and is donation based.  All proceeds raised will be given to Cataleya’s Crusade on the day of her walk in September 2016.  Sign up now to reserves your spot!  Contact Sharon Avery 491-1118, or drop a note with childcare.

The regular fall Voters meeting was held on November 22 following another great Pot Luck gathering.  Lots of items on the agenda were addressed.  51 members were in attendance.  Tracy Streit, Kenzie Carpenter, Paula Olson, Andy Green, and Becky Kellnhofer were accepted as new voting members.  A unanimous vote was completed to offer a call to Kenzie Carpenter to fill our newly approved permanent part-time DCE position.  Elections of Council for one year term officers and boards were also carried out.  The results were Tim Elliott- Vice President; Pam deMoss - Congregational Secretary; Gene Hansen - Financial Secretary; Don Glitschka - Head Elder; Andy Green - first vacant Elders position; Gil Lensegrav - second vacant Elders position; Nancy Sturhan - Christian Education; Sarah Zander - Fellowship; Miranda Ries - Youth Ministry; Timothy Quindt - Evangelism/Social Ministry and  Glenn Dunnam - Trustee.  We still have a Stewardship vacancy.  If you are interested in serving Faith in this capacity, please contact Gary Magonigle.   The process of using a  Licensed Lay Deacon (LLD) was discussed and a written vote was passed to support Timothy Quindt with the process.  Also more helpful information from Pastor Matt on the LCEF Shared Blessings project was given.

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.

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"!