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.

October - December Extended Calendar    October Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Oct 25 5:00 pm FLS Harvest Carnival
Sun Oct 26 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
      FLS 4th - 8th grade children sing
    6:00 pm Youth night - Bigger and Better Scavenger Hunt
Thu Oct 30 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Hand-bells practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Fri Oct 31   Reformation Day
Sat Nov 1   All Saints Day
    8:00 am Strategic Planning meeting
    9:00 am Trinity LWML Mission Fair
Sun Nov 2 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 am Orientation to Faith
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Youth vs Adult basketball game
Thu Nov 6 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Hand-bell practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Fri Nov 7 12:00 pm Faith Lutheran Holiday Bazaar
Sat Nov 8 7:30 am Men of Faith
    8:30 am Advance Net at Our Savior in Tacoma
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Faith Lutheran Holiday Bazaar
Sun Nov 9 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Faith's Got Talent
Tue Nov 11 6:45 pm All Boards
Thu Nov 13 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Hand-bell practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Sun Nov 16 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    12:30 am Orientation to Faith
    5:00 pm Youth Night: Thanksgiving Baskets and Feast!
Tue Nov 18 6:00 pm Church council
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

I was recently perusing the selection of Redbox movies outside of Winco.  I picked out “God’s Not Dead” since I had heard good things about it.  Another couple approached the Redbox kiosk right about then.  To my hopefully not too apparent surprise, I noticed the woman was wearing devil’s horns and even had a red pitchfork.  Too early for Halloween, right?  We chatted a bit about what was worth seeing and she said about the movie I had chosen, “Oh, that’s a good one.  It’s got a good message!”  Well, that was a surprising endorsement.  I guess one of Satan’s minions just gave a Christian movie two thumbs up!

It got me thinking about instances in the Bible where even the demons confess rightly the identity of Christ.  Here are a couple of examples:
“What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?” (Mark 5:7)
“I know who you are! The Holy One of God!” (Luke 4:34)

Such declarations are strong and clarifying—especially since they come from an unlikely source.  So we have to give the devil his due; even the demons know who Jesus is.  I am wondering if we can make an unorthodox move here.  What if we were to say the same thing to Jesus that the demons did?  On one level, our confession is the same.  We believe Jesus is the Holy One of God. So then, what does Jesus have to do with us?

In the past two weeks, I have spent a good deal of time in Katy, Texas, for the Five Two Wiki Conference and in Seaside, Oregon, for the Northwest District Conference.  One plea I heard in both places was to emphasize for God’s people where they fit in the grand narrative of God’s story. Here we are, chosen before the foundation of the world, once an enemy and hostile to the purposes of God, but now in Christ we are a redeemed people in whom the Spirit of God lives and is using for redemptive purposes to His glory.  God is not dead, but very much alive and at work bringing everything to fulfillment.  What does Jesus have to do with us?  He is all in all--life, identity and purpose.

We have a good message.  We love a good story.  But what better realization is there than to see how we are part of the story.  We know who the Hero is and even how it ends.  If “even the demons believe and shudder” (James 2:19) then surely our belief in Christ should elicit an equally fervent, but opposite, response.

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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Harvest Carnival

Join us for the FLS Harvest Carnival on Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.  Purchase your tickets starting October 20 in the school office.

Come an
d play games with the whole family, eat a hot dog or a slice of pizza, and check out all the fun costumes. We hope to see you there!

Donati
ons of wrapped candy are needed.  You can drop some off in the bin by the school office.  Volunteers are also needed to assist with set-up on the morning of the carnival.  If you would like to help, meet in the gym
at 9 am. Thank you!

 

Activities - Events - News


EDUCATION HOUR

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
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)


SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday School has started practicing for this year's Christmas program. The 10 am opening (in the sanctuary) is where the musical practicing takes place.  Parents, please have the children arrive promptly.

The Sunday School children have collected almost $600 in offering money for mosquito nets that help prevent Malaria.  This campaign will run through December.  Thank you for your generosity!

HANDBELLS AND CHOIR
It’s time! Practice for Hand-bell Choir and Choir begins Thursday, October 30 at 6 and 7 pm.  Bring yourself and a friend, and be prepared to have a joyous time ringing and singing.  Need info? Call Lisa (360) 349-3437.

TRINITY LUTHERAN LWML MISSION FAIR
On Saturday, November 1 from 9 am - 3 pm, Trinity Lutheran in Olympia (2020 Franklin St. SE) is hosting an LWML Mission Fair.  Check out a mix of items from gardening to crafts to baked goods.  All proceeds will be given to the Human Care Board of Trinity, Care Net, and the Olympia Union Gospel Mission.  Hope to see you there!

ORIENTATION TO FAITH
There will be an orientation to Faith on Sunday, November 2, 12:30 - 2:00 pm.  We will review the congregational covenant and get to know more of what God is up to at Faith as a 4-in-1 ministry of church, school, childcare and community center.  If you have come through Essentials class, or have recently transferred from another congregation, this is a great jumping in point for congregational life.  Please let Pastor know if you plan to attend (m.henry@faithcampus.org).  We’ll meet in the Cedar room, promptly after the late service.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
“Spring forward, fall back.”  Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2. Remember to set your clocks back an hour (time changes at 2 am).  Anyone else excited for an “extra hour of sleep?!"
 
BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
Want to shoot some hoops?  Faith has open gym hours on Sunday
afternoons.  Coach Terrance Howard with Community of Basketball invites middle school youth from 1-3 pm and high school youth and adults from 3-5 pm to play basketball with his students.  If interested, please contact him at communityofbasketball@yahoo.com.

ADVANCENET
Advancenet is almost here—Saturday, November 8!  You are invited to join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm that day as one of ten sites throughout the Northwest District.  Brought to you by the Mission Training Center and the Center for Applied Lutheran Leadership (CALL), Advancenet will feature three live-streamed speakers, plus breakout sessions, including one led by Pastor Matt.  Cost is $10 and that includes lunch.  Our time will be about mission practices and stories worth spreading.  Let’s be about the mission God has given us!  This is good material for training and equipping.  Confirmation students, this is our off-site class as well!

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:

October 26: Bigger and Better Scavenger Hunt

November 2: Show Your Spirit:  Youth vs Adult Basketball game

November 9: Faith's Got Talent

THREE ON THREE TOURNAMENT
The youth are excited for the Youth vs. Adult Basketball Tournament on Sunday, November 2, 6-8 pm.  It’ll be three on three, with one youth and two adults on each team.  So, if a youth comes asking for you to play, please join in the fun!  Dibs on Derek Wilson!  If interested, contact Sally Henry.

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Two weeks ago, Mayor Annise Parker, made an unprecedented legal demand upon five pastors in Houston.  They were ordered to turn over sermons, e-mails, text messages and even communications with members of the congregation under the threat of fines, imprisonment or both.  In support of a LGBT ordinance, the Mayor is trying to suppress constitutional rights of religious freedom and freedom of speech as well as breach the separation of church and state.  You may add your voice and support these pastors and the church at large by signing a petition at www.frc.org,  being aware of this issue and keeping it in prayer.  The church does not have a right to endorse candidates, but we do have a right to speak to the issue without interference from the state.

VOTING DEADLINE
Voting is both a duty and a privilege.  As responsible Christians, we need to use the right given to us and vote in our state and country’s elections.  The deadline for voting is nearing swiftly (November 4).  If you have not registered to vote, the last day to register is Monday, October 27.  It must be done in person at the county auditor’s office.  Pray that God places the right people in positions of power in order to help our country.

SECRET PAL PRAYER PARTNERS WANTED:
We have a new confirmation class starting so we need new prayer warriors for our confirmands.  It’s a fun and important support for our 7th-8th grade teens.  Contact Marie Koehler for more information, (360) 438-6885.

FROM THE FONT
Congratulations to Tammy Melofsky, Faith’s assistant childcare director, who was baptized on Thursday, October 23.  We are also happy for the Brent and Jenny Read who are celebrating the baptism of their son, Alexander, in the 11:15 service on October 26.  These are the 22nd and 23rd baptisms at Faith so far this year. Thanks be to God!

THE 5K CHALLENGE UPDATE
Thus far, we have received $4,475 toward the 5K Challenge for our DCE intern, Kenzie Carpenter!  Great job, Faith!  Thanks to an anonymous donor, any gift designated for the DCE intern position in the month of October will be matched 100%, up to a total of $5,000.  Today is the last Sunday in October, so there is still time to help us get the full match.  All together, we are more than halfway there ($14,965) to our goal of $28,000. Wouldn’t it be great to fully fund this position before Kenzie arrives in January?

Thanks for your generosity!

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Faith Lutheran is having its annual Holiday Bazaar at the Faith Community Center Friday, November 7  (12 pm to 5 pm) and Saturday, November 8 (10 am to 4 pm).
 
If you are interested in being a vendor and need additional information, please call Sally Henry at 360-491-3552 or click here for an application.

AMAZONSMILE FOUNDATION
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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