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.

January - March Extended Calendar    January Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sun Jan 25 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship - FLS students sing
    6:00 pm Youth night - Pudding Pictionary
Thu Jan 29 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Fri Jan 30 6:00 pm Discipleship training at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Tacoma
Sat Jan 31 8:00 am Discipleship training at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Tacoma
    5:30 pm Hear the Beat with Chris August, Care Net benefit concert at Evergreen Christian, Olympia
Sun Feb 1 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    12:00 pm Youth night - Superbowl Sunday
Thu Feb 5 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Sat Feb 7 5:00 pm FLS Family Fun Night
Sun Feb 8 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    6:00 pm Youth night - Love Your Neighbor
Tue Feb 10 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Thu Feb 12 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Sat Feb 14 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Prayer Shawl knitting
Sun Feb 15 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    12:00 pm Youth night - Valentine's Day party
Tue Feb 17 6:00 pm Church council
  Feb 18 10:00 am Ash Wednesday service
    7:00 pm Ash Wednesday service
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Feb 22 1:00 pm Voters' meeting and potluck
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

Sally and I have a good friend, Sarah, who recently left the comforts of home in order to fight Ebola in West Africa.  She didn’t have to go.  She has a full-time nursing job and several nieces and nephews to entertain her.  Yet her heart is clearly set on the people of Africa whom she had served previously.  She is a courageous person.  Before she left, we called to say goodbye to her and she said in a romanticized, what-is-she-thinking kind of way, “Won’t this make a good story?”  Well, she is right about that.  No one will say she played it safe.  I hope the story has a happy ending.  Let’s pray that Ebola, like so many other diseases, is bound for the history books instead of the headlines.  But in order for that to happen, it’s going to involve selfless acts of mercy and courage.  Much of this response is happening in Jesus’ name.

Recently, I was encouraged to read of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.  What began in 2010 with a resolution in convention (who thought those actually mattered?) has now formally drawn to a close with significant results.  LCMS churches, schools and individuals gave more than $7 million to fight malaria!  One-third of congregations and schools participated, including Faith.  That figure may sound small, but it’s actually unprecedented.  In 2010, a child died every 30 seconds from malaria.  By December 2013, the mortality rate from malaria was one child’s death every 66.5 seconds.  While much work remains, the death rate was cut by more than half!  All of this mercy work was done in conjunction with the Gospel.

Closer to home, our own students have been collecting chapel money and used eyeglasses for MOST (Mission Opportunities Short Term) Ministries.  From eyeglass clinics to safe water, these mission trips change lives and bless people. I’ve seen it firsthand in Tanzania.

As Christians, we care about the world because God cares about the world.  As we start 2015, we can ask ourselves, “What kind of world we want to live in?”  There’s plenty to do.  You will have your own story and read of others.  But it will involve prayer.  And if we want a good story and an even better ending, it means following God’s lead through a risk of some kind.  He is able, isn’t He?  The real questions are, “Are we willing?  Do we care?  Do we dare?”  Fortunately, for many Christians, the answer is “Yes!”  And the world is better for it.

You don’t have to go far.  I like Sarah’s title of her blog: “Finding joy in the places God takes me.”  Now that tagline would make a good story for all of us!

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 churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

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 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.

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Elder / Congregation Roster

Here are the 2015 Elder-Member assignments:

Justin Bevers:    Abner-Crawford
Derek Wilson:   Dahlgren-Frost
Dean Pigman:    Gabel-Hora
Eric Schallon:    Howald-Lutz
Scott White:      Mae-Olson
Jim Denning:      Patterson-Survis
Mike Todd:       Terwilleger-Zander
 

Activities - Events - News

EDUCATION HOUR
Pastor is teaching a class on the parables called “That Reminds Me of a Story Jesus Told.”  Did you know there are about 45 parables that are recorded in the Gospels?  Each parable encapsulates a timeless truth in a way that both hides and reveals.  “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Bring your ears to the Cedar room at 10 am on Sundays.

FAITH FACEBOOK PAGE
Follow our new Facebook Page!  Search for Faith Lutheran Church Lacey, WA or https://www.facebook.com/faithlutheranchurch503.  We will be updating it on a regular basis with announcements, upcoming events, and any updates Faith would like to share!

CARENET CONCERT
Join Care Net Pregnancy Center of Thurston County on Saturday, January 31 as they have their first ever “Hear the Beat” benefit concert at Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia (1000 Black Lake Blvd SW) featuring Chris August!  Doors open at 5:30 pm; the concert begins at 6:30 pm.  Visit http://www.carenettcpartners.com/ and click on “purchase concert tickets” or call 360-753-8023 to buy your tickets today.  Hope to see you there! For more information, visit www.carenetolympia.org.

FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Faith Lutheran School was able to give out $15,945 in scholarship money this year – serving over 10 families.  A generous donor has presented a challenge to our school and congregation to raise money for our school scholarships.  Any donation made to scholarships during the time of January 25 through the end of February will be matched up to a total of $3,000.  This is a great way to double your tax deductible donation. Whether you are able to donate $10 or $1,000, it will all go directly to school scholarships to allow more children the opportunity to come to Faith.  If you are interested in donating, please write “scholarship” in the memo line and drop your check off in the school office.

SCRIP TOWARDS TUITION
Faith School parents, did you know that 50% of your scrip profits can offset your tuition!  Fill out a simple form and use scrip (gift cards) for the things you buy already; it just makes sense!  Grocery, gas, retail, restaurants, from big box stores to online…there are hundreds of merchants that offer gift cards with a 2-18% discount to Faith.  Learn more at www.shopwithscrip.com or stop by the school office window.  Thank you for supporting the ministry of Faith Lutheran.  In 2014 we raised        $1,366.73 from the Scrip program!  Keep it up!

STANDING IN CHRIST, SERVING OTHERS
This week is Lutheran Schools Week!  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).”  Celebrate Lutheran Schools as they share the life-changing message of Jesus’ love with thousands of students, their families, and their communities.  Stats for 2015 LCMS schools: 1,285 early childhood centers, 880 elementary schools, 90 high schools – 2,255 total.  Learn more at www.lcms.org/schools.

FLS is celebrating Lutheran Schools Week with spirit days!  Join us in dressing up!
Monday, January 26 – School Spirit Day
Tuesday, January 27 – Favorite Book Character Day
Wednesday, January 28 – Pajama Day
Thursday, January 29 – Matching Day
Friday, January 30 – Wacky Weird Day

WAY TO GO SUNDAY SCHOOL!
For over a year, the Sunday School children have been collecting offerings to send to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, which provided mosquito nets for those in need around the world!  They raised $755.53 for the cause!  For more information about the project the kids have been working on, visit http://lcms.org/lmi.

2014 GIVING STATEMENTS DISTRIBUTED
Individual giving statements for the calendar year 2014 have been printed and placed in church mailboxes.  If you did not receive a statement, but think you should have, please contact Financial Secretary Gene Hansen, 360-923-1692; ethansen@comcast.net.  When you open your statement, please confirm that the name and envelope numbers are correct.  Thank you!

FAITH COMES BY EMAIL
If you would like to receive Pastor’s sermons by e-mail, simply drop him a note at m.henry@faithcampus.org and he will add you to the distribution list!  Sermons may also be found on Faith’s website.

PARTNERING WITH CITY GATES
The total amount from the midweek Adventure in Advent offerings was $764.09 and we sent that amount to City Gates Ministries.  We’re glad to partner in mission and ministry with City Gates.  Thanks for blessing people in our community!  Learn more at www.citygatesministries.org

PIANIST WANTED
Faith is looking for a pianist to play in the 8:30 service once a month.  This is a paid position.  Familiarity with liturgy and Lutheran Service Book is helpful.  Contact Lisa Thiesse, 349-3437, if interested.  Thanks!

YOUTH NIGHTS
Join us for night of fun!  Unless noted, Youth Nights are on Sunday evenings at Faith Community Center from 6-8 pm.  Youth Nights are open to youth, 6-12th grade.  Contact Sally Henry, s.henry@faithcampus.org or 360-489-2516.

Schedule of Events:

January 25:
Pudding Pictionary

February 1:
Superbowl Party at the Dougherty's
(Meet at Faith at 2:30 pm)

February 8: Love Your Neighbor

February 15: Valentine’s Day Party

February 22: Laser Tag (bring $10 if possible)

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Does the bottom of your Fred Meyer’s shopping receipt look like this?  If yes, thank you for supporting Faith. 
If
not, sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.  So far, 31 household have supported Faith through their shopping.  In the latest cycle, we earned $139.87!  With more supporters, Faith can easily earn more donations!  Just link your Fred Meyer’s Rewards Card to Faith.  Every time you shop and use your card, you can help Faith earn a donation! Sign up and link your Rewards Card to Faith at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  Or contact customer service at 1-866-518-2686.  Search for us by name or non-profit number (81228).  You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel points and rebates when you sign up.

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"!

THE WORD OF GOD
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.

 LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD