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

Fri Aug 19 6:00 pm Youth Lake Day at Webster's
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   Faith at Wild Waves
    6:00 pm Council
Thu Aug 25 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Fri Aug 26   Wild Waves Family Day
Sat Aug 27 9:00 am Campus cleanup day
    2:00 pm John Wisch Memorial at Trinity, Olympia
Sun Aug 28 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Thu Sep 1 9:00 am Faith Lutheran School open house
    10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Sep 4 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Special voters' meeting
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Mon Sep 5   Labor Day holiday
Wed Sep 7   First day of school
Thu Sep 8 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Sep 10 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
Sun Sep 11 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour - Rally Day
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Sep 13 6:45 pm All boards meeting
Thu Sep 15 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Sep 17 9:00 am Threads of Faith
Sun Sep 18 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Sep 20 6:00 pm Council
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

       

      

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 
Congregational  Covenant

Go To Shop With Scrip
Faith Acct is:  5A1FC99521334

Sunday School Teachers

Children's Ministry

Sunday School will resume September 11 and we are looking for teachers for preschool, lower elementary, upper elementary, junior high, and high school.  Our goal is to have 2 teachers per grade so teachers can rotate teaching every other month.  If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Kenzie at k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

No experience needed.

“The best way to learn is to teach.”

Activities - Events - News
EDUCATION HOUR
Join us as “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.  This week’s class covers 2 Sam 21 - 1 Kings 2; the legacy of David.
 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
There will be no summer Sunday school in August or Labor Day weekend.  Rally Day is Sep 11 - a great time to jump back in!

2016 BIBLE SALE
It’s time once again for the Concordia Publishing House’ annual fall bible sale.  New this year is the Lutheran Study Bible: Journal Edition as well as Reformation Anniversary Editions.  Save up to 33% when you place your order (see the large poster in the fellowship hall or come to the church office) by September 30.  Checks can be made to Faith Lutheran.
 
IN THE YOUTH LOOP
*NEW* A newsletter including schedules, meeting locations and times, changes in event details, etc. will be sent out weekly to keep you and your youth in the know. If you would like to receive these e-mails or know someone who would like to be in the loop, please contact Kenzie to let her know you would like to be added to the list.  All youth events are open to students in grades 6-12. k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES

August 27 - Service Day (details to come).

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

August 30 - 12-6 pm - Lake Day at the Denning's.
Bring life jacket and swim suit.

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

All youth going into grades 6 -12 are invited!

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE GROUP
If you are interested in joining a life group and you are in high school, join us!   All high school aged students are invited!  Please contact Kenzie with questions/concerns: k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

CHURCH SERVERS
If you would like to serve the church in the capacity of usher or greeter, please contact Becky in the church office so you can be added to the new schedule for October. Thank you!

CONFIRMATION
Calling all 7th and 8th graders!  Confirmation begins soon.  We will typically meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 9-12 noon, but to kick off the new school year, we are planning a special 24 hour retreat, Sep 23-24.  Now is the time for incoming first year students/parents (and 2nd year too) to sign up and get more information.  Please contact Pastor at m.henry@faithcampus.org.

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING
On Sunday, Sep 4 at 10 am there will be a quick voters’ meeting to extend a call to Sarah Elliott as 5th/6th grade teacher at FLS.

JOHN WISCH MEMORIAL
The memorial service for John Wisch will be on Saturday, August 27, at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran in Olympia. You can view his obituary at the link below as well as leave your own thoughts in the guestbook and upload photos.  In lieu of flowers, donations to a list charities (will be in obituary) on his behalf are preferred.  Cards can be sent to Ardy at:  

6323 Jody Ct SW
Olympia, WA 98512.

https://www.cremationsocietywa.com/obituaries/-/?first_name=john&last_name=wisch&date=&search-obits=Search

CHURCH COUNCIL
This month’s Church Council meeting will be held on Aug 23 at 6:00 pm.
 
VOLUNTEER
Mark your calendars for Campus Clean-Up Day, set for Saturday, Aug 27.  9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Lunch is served!

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!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL
As the first day of school quickly approaches, hopefully you have begun back-to-school shopping.  Have you been using SCRIP?  There is a multitude of gift cards available to suit all your childs back-to-school needs.  Payless Shoes (13%), Claires (9%), Office Depot (4%), Old Navy (14%).  The best part? 50% of the return can be applied to offset your child’s tuition here at Faith.  The more SCRIP you use, the greater your benefit!  Have you considered giving your child’s teacher a gift of thanks? Give them SCRIP!! You can purchase SCRIP through the school office or online at: shopwithscrip.com.

SCHOOL NEWS
Faith Lutheran School is pleased to announce that all of our teaching positions have been filled.  We do however have one more part-time role we are looking to fill for homework club.  Homework club is for students in grades 5 - 8 and pays minimum wage.  It runs from 3:30 - 6:00 pm or until the last student is picked up.  We are looking for someone to work on Thursdays and Fridays. Interested?  Contact Laura White, l.white@faithcampus.org.
 
FAITH AT WILD WAVES
Invite all your family and friends and let's take over Wild Waves on August 23!   Let’s get our Faith families to meet up and spend the day together at the park!  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.  Wild Waves has changed its group rate opportunities, so there is no discount offered this summer.
 
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"!