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.

July - September Extended Calendar    July Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Jul 19 9:00 am Adopt-A-Highway cleanup
      Threads of Faith
Sun Jul 20 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Mon Jul 21   Trinity Lutheran Bible camp
Tue Jul 22 8:30 am Terrific Tuesday: Bainbridge Island & Seattle Farmer's Market
      Trinity Lutheran Bible camp
Wed Jul 23 6:00 pm Ensemble practice
      Trinity Lutheran Bible camp
Thu Jul 24 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Faith Softball Game @ RAC field #4
      Trinity Lutheran Bible camp
Fri Jul 25   Trinity Lutheran Bible camp
Sun Jul 27 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
Tue Jul 29 8:30 am Terrific Tuesday: South Center Mall
Wed Jul 30 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
Thu Jul 31 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    6:00 pm Faith Softball Game @ RAC field #1
Sun Aug 3 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 5 8:30 am Terrific Tuesday: Wild Waves Theme Park
Wed Aug 6 7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 7 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    6:00 pm Faith Softball Game @ RAC field #4
Fri Aug 8 All day Faith Family Campout @ Mason Lake Campground
Sat Aug 9 All day Faith Family Campout @ Mason Lake Campground
    7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Aug 10 8:30 am Traditional Worship at Faith
      Faith Family Campout @ Mason Lake Campground
Tue Aug 12 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Wed Aug 13 7:00 pm Ensemble practice
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

       

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Notes from Pastor Matt

 

Dear Faith Family,

My only brother, Mike, is four years older than me.  We have always had a good relationship.  He was the Best Man at my wedding and I was the Best Man at his.  We were roommates for some of the college years.  We had microwaving burritos down to an art form.  We even took a class together—History of the American West.  (Hint: mention “manifest destiny” and you’re good to go.)  Growing up, I followed my brother around because that’s what little brothers do.  I wanted to be like him. So it was in the early 90s when Mike got a haircut with the spike down the part and I did the same.  Nice! For the most part, Mike tolerated my following until I grew up a little bit and by then it was actually fun to spend time together.

Among the many things Jesus is—Savior, Lord, Son of God, the Second Adam—He is also our Brother.  This point is driven home post-resurrection to Mary Magdalene when Jesus tells her, “Go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God’” (John 20:17b).  He is our Brother.  I wonder if remembering this relationship would help us understand what it means to follow Him.

After all, I know how to follow my brother.  Like the commercial, I wanted to be “like Mike.”  Following meant spending time, admiring him, becoming like him.  I think that’s pretty much how it is with Jesus too. Isn’t it amazing Jesus lets us hang out with Him?  The more time we spend with him, the more like Him we become.  That’s the hope of sanctification anyways.  Since Jesus is always engaged in mission that’s where we need to be too.

I recently received the nicest note from a couple relatively new to the congregation.  It expressed a great appreciation for how through the ministry of Faith, their Brother Jesus was leading them back to their Father.  They were so thankful for this restored relationship.  And in these kinds of moments, I’m so glad Jesus lets us follow Him around as He invites us to take part in the family business.

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 (Diane) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Diane’s email address is faithchurchoff@comcast.net.

Monthly Newsletter: Submit your article to the church office secretary (Diane) by the 20th of the month of the month prior to publication. E.g. If you want it in the April newsletter, Diane 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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Faith Acct is:  5A1FC99521334

Reusable Bags

They are here!  Secure your Faith Lutheran cotton tote bag today for only $4!  Stop by the school office after the service or the church office during the week to pick up yours before they are all gone!

 

Activities - Events - News


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
We put out the call for summer Sunday School teachers and you responded!  Thanks to all who have signed up to teach.  The 4-7 and 8-12 age groups are covered for the next few weeks, but there are a few more openings in August still.  If interested, please speak with Connie Dougherty or Pastor.  Curriculum is provided and sign-up sheet is on the Info Center.  As a reminder, there is no Sunday School on Aug. 10 because of the camp out.  Sunday School begins in the sanctuary at 10 am.

ADOPT A HIGHWAY
Join us Saturday, July 19, for Adopt A Highway cleanup.  We will meet at Faith at 9 am then head over to Marvin Road to see how much garbage we can collect.  Thank you in advance to all who donate their time and energy. This is a great way to fellowship and clean-up the environment.

EDUCATION HOUR
Join us in the Cedar room at 10 am for an eight-week class led by Pastor on the book of James.  The study guide material from Lifeway is called "This Changes Everything". Here's a summary:
 
"What does following Christ really look like?  How does being a Christian change my life?  The answer to these questions is revealed in the Epistle of James.  Unfortunately many Christians don't allow their faith in Christ to impact the way they live from day to day.  They reserve spiritual concerns for Sundays and disconnect the gospel from "real life," compromising following Christ for being "a Christian."  James insists that real faith impacts every aspect of our lives.  Yet James doesn't just call us to cuss a little less or to go to church more.  He isn't asking for more religion or even for us to strive to be good people.  God radically changes us on the inside-a total change in identity-and then a natural change in activity takes place."

A NOTE ON GIVING
If you’d like to give to the DCE fund, please clearly mark it as such.  We have raised already $2,675 (about 10% of our goal of $28,000) to fund the DCE intern position which begins in January 2015.  Thank you for your faithful giving throughout the summer to the general fund as well.

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
School summer office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am to noon.  They will be closed July 7-11.

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Does the bottom for your Fred Meyer’s receipt
look like this?   If not, then you should sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program!  Each time you shop and use your Fred Meyer’s Reward Card, you can help Faith earn a donation!  For more information and to sign up go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your Rewards Card to Faith.  Or contact customer service at 1-866-518-2686.  You can search for us by name or our non-profit number (81228).  You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel points and rebates when you sign up.  Thank you for supporting Faith!

HEADED TO NATIONALS
Alex Bache and the Lacey Rainiers baseball team won the PONY Northwest Regional Tournament last Sunday.  This coming week they will be in Los Angeles as regional champs competing on the national level.  Congratulations!

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
Youth grades 6-12 grade are invited to join us for the youth events scheduled this summer.  We will meet for one-day events at Faith's Community Center at 8:30 am and return around 5:30 pm.  Feel free to invite friends.  RSVP to Sally Henry, s.henry@faithcampus.org,  or text/call, 360-489-2516.  RSVP's are needed 48 hours in advance to arrange for drivers.

July 22: Bainbridge Island & Seattle Farmers Market
    $5.00 youth, $8.00 adult for Bainbridge Ferry.
    Spending money for lunch and shopping.

July 29:  South Center Mall
    Bring spending money for shopping/lunch.

August 5:  Wild Waves Theme Park
    $20 per person, please bring a sack lunch.

CHINESE STUDENTS
Faith welcomes to its campus more than 100 Chinese exchange students who will arrive on Wednesday, July 16.  This group is given this opportunity through the program Education First.

SEEDS OF FAITH
Faith’s campus garden, Seeds of Faith, is really growing.  You are invited to check it out and take some of the produce home with you!  The garden is located between the grades building and the basketball court. Thanks to the many hands who have helped the garden become a reality in its first year.  Enjoy the free, fresh produce!

CHURCH SOFTBALL
The next softball game is at the RAC on Thursday, July 24 at 6 pm, field #4 versus Saint Mark Lutheran.  Come enjoy the action and some fellowship, all while cheering on the team.
  
SCRIP VOLUNTEER
We could use a few more volunteers to sell scrip in the school office on Sunday mornings after services.  We have a monthly rotation so the commitment would only be about once a month and you get to pick the service of your choice or take both of them.  Training is available and it’s an easy way to get to meet people too.  Interested?  Contact Sarah Bevers at sarsh04@yahoo.com, 360-292-0348.  Thanks so much for your help!

FAITH CAMP OUT
Wow!  We have about 100 people signed up for the Faith Family Camp Out at Mason Lake, August 8-10.  If you still have yet to pay for the camp, please contact and make payments to Scott White or Eric Schallon.  Costs for the entire event are just $55 for a tent site or $65 for a RV site with hook-ups.  Summer fun, Faith family style!  Reminder:  There is only the 8:30 service at Faith on August 10.

TANGLEWILDE POOL
The Tanglewilde Pool is now open and Faith congregational members are included in the residential rate.  Summer long season passes (through September 2) are $90/individual or $155/family.  To get the residential rate, you must provide a note written on church letterhead which is available from the church office.  The Tanglewilde pool is the only outdoor pool in Thurston County open to the public.  Day passes are available too.  For more info, call 491-3907 or visit www.trcpool.com.

REUSABLE BAGS
Secure your Faith Lutheran cotton tote bag today!  They are only $4 and are scheduled to arrive this Monday, July 14.  Stop by the church office to pick up yours before they are all gone!

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