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 am - Traditional Worship Service

11:15 am - 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 room.

July - September Extended Calendar        July - August Newsletter
Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Sun Jul 31 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am NYG Sunday
      Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Thu Aug 4 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    All Day Church campout at Mason Lake
Fri Aug 5 All Day Church campout at Mason Lake
Sat Aug 6 All Day Church campout at Mason Lake
Sun Aug 7 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Family Campout- Mason Lake Church Service
Tue Aug 9 6:45 pm All boards
Thu Aug 11 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 13 7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Aug 14 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Aug 16 6:00 pm Church council
Thu Aug 18 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 20 9:00 am Threads of Faith
Sun Aug 21 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 23 6:00 pm Council
Thu Aug 25 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Fri Aug 26   Wild Waves Family Day
Sat Aug 27   Campus cleanup day
Sun Aug 28 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sat Aug 27   Campus cleanup day
       

      

Notes from Pastor Matt

July/August 2016

Dear Faith Family,

                Recently, Mrs. Broman gave me Tyler’s collection of stories and pictures from throughout the year and it triggered a memory from when I was in 1st grade.  In my best handwriting, I wrote a story about peanut butter and jelly.  How profound, I know, but it was really a story about getting along.  It’s one of those things my parents kept all these years.  I remember being proud of what I wrote and how disappointed I was when I saw it graded, because it had corrections all over it.  It turns out you’re supposed to capitalize the word “I”!  Well, how was i know to know?  After all, we don’t capitalize “me” or “you” or “they”, so why should “I” get the upgrade to first class status?  English is the only language that has this feature.  It’s a little odd, right? 

Yet we have to acknowledge this grammatical exception (for which linguists don’t even have a definitive explanation) fits well with our human condition and our self-centered culture!  It’s only natural to put the self before others and God.  But in the end, the self is not much of a prize, is it?  This is why Mr. Caps Himself, YHWH, teaches us through the written Law how to really think and live.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself.”  God is interested in us getting over ourselves and embarking upon a more profound and fulfilling way of life.  This way of life is marked by sacrifice, commitment, awareness and gratitude.

We all have opinions, ideas and needs.  But part of putting God first is doing what He wants for the sake of our neighbor even when we don’t want to.  Obedience of the commandments is an expression of love of Him.  Maturity and growth come when we do things beyond our comfort zone.  If we want to be more like Jesus, we have to get over ourselves.  It’s called taking up our cross and following Him. 

John the Baptist spoke of Christ, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).  Please note these two concepts go together.  You can’t do one without the other.  So as you think about your life, your preferences, your behavior, where does God need to increase?  Where do you need to decrease?  Are you willing to ask the Holy Spirit to bring this change about?  Pause and think. 

People who make less of themselves and more of God recognize it’s for their own good.  Deep and abiding relationships result among one another.  Loving God and loving our neighbor—like peanut butter and jelly—some things are just meant to go together! 

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 churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

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 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.

 Pastor's Sermons 
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NYG Sunday July 31
Taylor Albaugh, Zac Bache, Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Lily Henry, Rylee Hofstad, Macenzie Ries, Troy Schulz, Megan Suelzle and Grace Whipple along with chaperones Justin Bevers, Kenzie Carpenter, Robyn Hofstad, DeShae Nedrow and Miranda Ries have returned from New Orleans where they attended National Youth Gathering 2016, July 14-21.

On July 31 we get to hear all about how God moved their faith through worship and the many adventures and experiences they shared.

Please enjoy refreshments available after both services provided by Robyn & Rylee Hofstad and Megan Suelzle!

Thank you all for your tremendous amount of support!
Activities - Events - News
EDUCATION HOUR
“The Life of David” continues.  There’s a twist, but for the most part, we’ll learn about David who was the shepherd king and giant killer, adulterer and warrior, musician and psalmist.  Join Pastor Matt and crew in the Cedar room at 10 am.  Today’s class covers 2 Sam 15-20; David’s exile from Jerusalem.
 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
There will be no summer Sunday school in August or Labor Day weekend.  Regular Sunday School will begin September 11.  Contact Kenzie if you are interested in teaching in the fall. 

FROM THE FONT
Congratulations to TyeRae Guined and JaKobe Castaneda who were both baptized into Christ on Friday, July 29.  We have had 16 baptisms year-to-date at Faith!

UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES
August 18 - 5 to 8 pm Lake Day at the Webster's
Bring a side dish to share and your own drinks, swimsuit and life jacket.  Parents are encouraged to stay and hang out.

August 19 - 20 – 6 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday

Youth Overnight Campout at the Kellnhofer’s.  Bring swim suits and sleeping bags.

August 23- 10am - Wild Waves (meet us there, parents are responsible for their kids).

August 27 - Service Day (details to come).

August 28 - 5-8pm - BBQ at the Whites.

All youth going into grades 6 -12 are invited!

If you want to be in the loop as a youth or parent, and haven't been in the past, please contact Kenzie at k.carpenter@faithcampus.org to update your contact information.

Regular youth nights begin again on Sunday, September 11 from 6 - 8 pm in the youth room.

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE GROUP
If you are interested in joining a life group and you are in high school, join us!  We are kicking off the life group meetings on August 15 at 7 pm at the Albaugh’s.  All high school aged students are invited!  Please contact Kenzie if you have questions/concerns k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

HELP WANTED
Got muscles and 15 minutes after church?  If so, please stick around right after late service to load about ten bookshelves from the library onto a trailer then help offload them over in the Whitney Building for storage. Many hands make light (and quick!) work!

BETHESDA AUXILIARY GARAGE SALE
When:  August 6, 2016 from 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Clodene Bergt residence  6036 Stanwick Ln SE Olympia

Donations are greatly appreciated.  All proceeds from the sale will go to Bethesda Lutheran Homes for the developmentally disabled.  Please contact Clodene at 360-491-3078 or Norma Ayers 360-491-0232 to make a donation.
 
LIKE TO ORGANIZE?
If organizing comes naturally to you, then we need you this summer!  We have several projects where spaces need to be cleaned out and reorganized.  Please contact Sarah Holdener, Campus Manager, at s.holdener@faithcampus.org or 360-491-3868 if you can help out.  Thank you!

WISCH MEMORIAL
John Wisch passed away on Sunday from pneumonia.  Please stay tuned on service details and thanks for keeping Ardie and family in your prayers.

CAMPUS CLEAN-UP DAY
Mark your calendars for Campus Clean-Up Day, set for Saturday, August 27.  Stay tuned, for more details and signup coming soon.
 
EDUCATIONAL HOMESTAY PROGRAM
Faith is hosting exchange students from China through July 31.  Students will be in school Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (pick up and drop off is at Faith Lutheran).  For more information please contact Lisa Solon at lwsolon@gmail.com or 706-306-7733.
 
FAITH FAMILY CAMP-OUT
This week Thursday, August 4 begins the 3rd annual Faith Family Camp-out at Mason Lake in Shelton.  If you are interested in a last minute camp-site or have questions or need more information, please contact Scott White at 503-807-7519.  If you’re not into camping but would like to enjoy a day at the lake, come out on Sunday, August 7 for a 10 am lakeside worship service and some good old fashioned fellowship!

TUITION SUPPORT
If you are in need of support for your child’s 2016-17 Faith Lutheran School tuition, please stop by the school office Monday-Frida7, 9 am – noon or see our financial admin, Jenn Bache to fill out your Application for Member Tuition Support  no later than August 14.

SCHOOL NEWS
We are very pleased to announce the hire of Sarah Elliott as 5th/6th grade teacher at FLS!  The 4th grade classroom (former library and board room off the sanctuary) is coming along too in its renovation!  We are busy getting ready for the school year and now is a great time to encourage people to check out what we have to offer.  We thank God for blessing and providing!

CURRENT PHOTOS NEEDED
As a new church website is under construction, we are finding the need for current photos of church life.  If you have photos taken in 2015 or 2016 that feature the auction, Vacation Bible School, volunteering, Sunday School, Men of Faith, Faith Community Center, etc., please send them to Becky  at churchoffice@faithcampus.org or feel free to drop them off at the church office.  Thank you!

FAITH AT WILD WAVES
Invite all your family and friends, let's take over Wild Waves on August 23!  Wild Waves has changed its group rate opportunities, so there is no discount offered this summer.  But let’s get our Faith families to meet up and spend the day together at the park!  Join us at Wild Waves for the whole day!  Parents are responsible for their children (please don't drop them off and expect Kenzie to chaperone them).  We will have a meeting spot for you to drop off your things and the adults will take turns babysitting the towels and extra clothes.
 
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"!