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.

March to May Extended Calendar    March Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Mar 21 9:00 am Threads of Faith
    10:00 am Walt Obermeyer Memorial
Sun Mar 22 8:30 am Traditional worship (FLS K-3 sing)
    10:00 am Education hour
      Real Life Discipleship info session
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    12:30 pm VBS info meeting (lunch provide)
    6:00 pm Youth Night - Baking & Blessings (service night)
Wed Mar 25 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Mar 26 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
Sat Mar 28 9:00 am Threads of Faith
Sun Mar 29 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
      Real Life Discipleship info session
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
    6:00 pm Youth Night - Scavenger Hunt (Night Out)
Wed Apr 1 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Apr 2 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
      Maundy Thursday Worship
    7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Worship
Fri Apr 3 10:00 am Good Friday Worship
    7:00 pm Good Friday Worship
Sat Apr 4 7:30 am Men of Faith (changed date)
    1:00 pm Children's Easter egg hunt
Sun Apr 5 7:00 am Easter Worship
    8:30 am Easter Worship
    9:45 am Easter breakfast
    11:15 am Easter Worship
Wed Apr 8 6:00 pm Hand-bell choir practice
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Thu Apr 9 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Apr 11 8:00 am Discipleship training
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Prayer Shawl knitters
    3:00 pm Dragon boat practice
Sun Apr 12 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    10:15 am Ensemble practice
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    1:00 pm Essentials
    6:00 pm Youth night
      Asante Children's Choir
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sat Apr 25 8:30 am Dragon Boat festival
Sun Apr 26 1:00 pm Essentials class
Sat May 16 5:30 pm Meet Me In Paris auction
  Jun 22-26   Vacation Bible School
Sun Aug 16-19   Faith Church Campout
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

At the end of January, eleven people from Faith went to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma for discipleship training.  It took some convincing for certain people to give up their Friday evening and all day Saturday for something church-related, but I still went.  Ha! Actually, I was so pleased and impressed with how they invested in us (and other area churches) as they shared what they had learned through the discipling process.  It was Synod at its best, in my opinion: churches helping churches for the purpose of the mission!

I know for the majority of people who were not there, and maybe for the casual observer of all things church-related, there may be some confusion about some of the methodologies or names I toss about.  Five-Two, Dwelling 1:14, Five Questions, missional communities…and it is a little confusing until one realizes they are all trying to get at the same thing—making disciples!
 
The research that was featured at Our Savior follows a book called “Real Life Discipleship” by Jim Putnam.  One of its many benefits is its presentation of a simple, reproducible process of discipling people.  I particularly appreciated the way it helps us understand where we are in our own spiritual development.  Very useful!  As I explained at the voters’ meeting last month, we all liked what we heard and were excited to use it in our own congregation/context.  The Elders and I are working through the book and we plan to offer more training about what we learned.  We have ordered extra copies of this book for potential life group leaders, in case you are one of those early adopter types when it comes to change! 
Discipling is not “one more thing.”  Real-life discipleship is not about adding something to a busy schedule.  It is about doing life differently and intentionally.  It will involve relationships and investment of time—how could it not?  But this is what should be happening in the relationships that already exist.  Discipling is about doing life together in a way that causes us to become more like Jesus.
 
There’s a lot to share with you, but I like where this is headed.  It was the hope of the strategic planning team—as well as Jesus—that we at Faith follow an intentional process of making disciples, as that is the mission. See Matthew 28:18-20.  But nothing is truly learned until behavior changes.  To help reinforce this new learning and to share with you in the process of discovery, I’m teaching a new class, using Jim Putnam’s resource called “Discipleshift” (see description on page 2 of the March newsletter).  Why not stop in on Sunday morning for a Discipleshift class?  We’ll meet in the Cedar room like always at 10 am.  Like me, you’ll be glad you showed up!

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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Discipling Info Sessions

Faith is implementing an intentional discipleship process called Real Life Discipleship.

This is what eleven of us learned about at Our Savior, Tacoma, in January and it follows what Pastor presented at the voters' meeting in February.

The information sessions will take place on Sundays, March 22 & 29, 10-11 am, in the 5th/6th grade classroom.

Feel free to attend either info session as they are identical.  The info session, led by Stephen Collins and SuAnn Denning, will give you a pretty good overview as to what Real Life Discipleship is all about. 
Worth checking out!
Interested?  Speak with Sally, Kenzie, or Pastor.
 

Activities - Events - News

EDUCATION HOUR
Thanks to Gene & Linda Hansen for teaching “Discipleshift" March 22 in the Cedar room at 10 am.  Come join us as we explore the five shifts a congregation must make if it wants discipling to be at the center of what it does.  We’ll take a look at a very helpful discipling model that has five stages of spiritual growth.

HOLY WEEK
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 29.  Maundy Thursday, April 2, and Good Friday, April 3, will each have services at 10 am and 7 pm.  New this year!  We are adding an Easter sunrise service at 7 am on April 5.  We will also have the regular services at 8:30 & 11:15.  Easter breakfast will be served in the gym from 9:45-10:45 am.

BAPTISM
Congratulations to Errick & Bridgette Alexander for the baptism of Elias Alexander in the 11:15 service Sunday, March 22.  Praise God!

DISCIPLING AT FAITH
The Info Session is Sunday, March 22!  It’s exciting to share what we have learned about discipling as a process and apply it in our own congregation. The Info Sessions (March 22 or 29) are helpful overviews of the Real Life Discipleship process.  If you want to be trained in discipling others, we will have a training at Faith on Saturday, April 11, 8 am – 2 pm.

ENSEMBLE, HAND-BELLS, & CHOIR – OH MY
Ensemble practices on Sunday mornings at 10:15 am.  Hand-bells practice on Wednesdays, from 6-7:00 pm, followed by Choir from 7-8:30 pm.  If you are interested in any of these programs or need transportation or childcare, please call Lisa at (360)349-3437.

ESSENTIALS
Want to learn more about the Christian faith and what the Lutheran Church teaches?  Pastor is offering adult confirmation, called “Essentials” class, on two Sunday afternoons, April 12 & 26, 1-5 pm.  Lunch is served, there’ll be breaks too.  This is the place to ask questions, explore the basics of what the Bible says and how we understand it.  Need baptism instruction or communion refresher?  For those who are interested in joining the congregation or just want to kick the tires, this is a great place to learn more.  Please let Pastor know of your interest, m.henry@faithcampus.org.

VBS PLANNING
If you are interested in helping with VBS (June 22-26) but couldn't make it to the meeting, contact Kenzie at k.carpenter@faithcampus.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 the liturgy and Lutheran Service Book is helpful.  Contact Lisa Thiesse, 349-3437, if interested.  Thanks!

AUCTION TICKETS
Faith’s 2015 Auction, “Meet me in Paris,” is May 16!  Tickets are on sale (until April 1) for $40/person.  Don’t miss out!  Enjoy a catered dinner, live and silent auction, and an enjoyable event!

YOUTH FUNDRAISER: FLAMINGO FLOCKING
Find flamingos in your yard yet?  If you have contact the flamingo removal hot
http://www.wildlife-animals.com/clipart/flamingo-3.pngline at 253-495-0429 and discuss with Kenzie what you would like to do next.  You can move the flock yourself for $20 to a yard of your choice, you can have Kenzie move the flock to a yard of her choice for $25, or you can buy flock insurance for $30 which will guarantee no flamingos in your yard.  Please contact Kenzie before any moves to check if the yard you choose has bought insurance.

*If you choose not to participate through funds, contact Kenzie for free insurance.

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 Kenzie Carpenter at k.carpenter@faithcampus.org or 360-491-3552.

Schedule of Events:

March 22: "Baking and Blessing:" (service Night) gifts for shut-ins.

March 29: Scavenger Hunt (night out)

YOUTH NEWSLETTER
We now have a weekly youth newsletter via e-mail.  If you aren't receiving those and would like to, email Kenzie at k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.
This newsletter includes: upcoming events, recap of youth activities, volunteer opportunities, and links to our social media accounts.

EASTER EGG HUNT HELP NEEDED
Coins, candy, and volunteers are needed for the April 4 egg hunt.  Please contact Connie Dougherty (943-5958 or connie.mk@gmail.com) if you can work at the hunt for 1.5 hours.  Thanks so much for supporting this popular event!

SCRIP
Scrip (gift cards which earn free money for Faith) can be used for groceries, gas, restaurants, retail and on-line.  But did you know you could use scrip for hotels and lodging?  Here are just a few examples: Choice Hotels, such as Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Clarion, (3-4%), Fairmont (9%), Global Hotel Card—good at 70,000 hotels worldwide—(10%), Hyatt (10%) and Best Western (12%).  Want something different? Try www.bedandbreakfast.com  (10%).  All of these and more may be purchased at www.shopwithscrip.com  or stop by the school office window to place an order that will be filled within the week.  Spring break is coming up as are summer plans.  If you’re headed on vacation, use scrip and sleep well!

DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL
Paddles up!  Saint Martin’s 10th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Port Plaza in Olympia.  Faith is competing again!  The cost is $25/person (includes a t-shirt, medal, and 2 practices on the water).  This is a great way to make friends and memories. If you are interested and can make it to the practices on April 11 & 18, 3-4:30 pm, contact Sally, s.henry@faithcampus.org, or 360-491-3868.

ASANTE CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The Asante Children’s Choir will be performing a concert at Faith on Sunday, April 12 at 6 pm!  Housing is needed for the kids and chaperones for the nights of Sunday, April 12 and Monday, April 13.  If you are interested, please contact Sally Henry, s.henry@faithcampus.org, 360-491-3860.

FAITH CHURCH CAMPOUT
Faith is having a campout again at Mason Lake near Shelton this year!  The dates will be August 16-19, with the possible add-on days of August 20 & 21.  This will be a great time to fellowship and create fun memories!  Look for more information shortly.  Interested or have questions?  Contact Scott White, the3whiteshouse@yahoo.com, or 360-878-9588.

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.

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