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.

September - November Extended Calendar    September Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sun Aug 31 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Mon Sep 1   Labor Day - Church, childcare and school offices closed
Tue Sep 2   Childcare closed
Wed Sep 3   First day of school
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Thu Sep 4 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Sep 7 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour - Rally Day!
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    1:00 pm Lydia Hawk servant event
Tue Sep 9 6:45 pm All Boards meeting
Wed Sep 10 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Sep 11 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Sep 13 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
    10:00 am Prayer Shawl ministry
Sun Sep 14 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    4:00 pm Welcome back pizza party at Hains' house
Tue Sep 16 6:00 pm Church council
Thu Sep 18 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Choir practice
Sat Sep 20 9:00 am Threads of Faith
    11:30 am Mount Rainier Lutheran HS 2nd annual golf tournament and dinner/auction.
Sun Sep 21 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
    6:00 pm Youth night: Ice Blocking
Tue Sep 23   Five Two Wiki Conference, Katy, TX
Wed Sep 24 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
      Five Two Wiki Conference, Katy, TX
Thu Sep 25 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    7:00 pm Choir practice
      Five Two Wiki Conference, Katy, TX
Fri Sep 26 11:30 am School early release
Sun Sep 28 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
    6:00 pm Youth Night: Chopped Returns
Tue Sep 30   No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR
Wed Oct 1   No school - NW District Conference - Seaside, OR

Important Events Farther in the Future

Fri Oct 3 10:00 am Rummage sale setup
Sat Oct 4 9:00 am Rummage sale

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Notes from Pastor Matt

Dear Faith Family,

Some dates and holidays we see coming.  Others we might not even know of their existence!  Among them, you may want to celebrate “National Guacamole Day” September 16, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” September 19, “Punctuation Day” September 24 and “National One-Hit Wonder Day” September 25.  Who thinks these things up, right?

With school back in session, let me put one more date before you—Rally Day, September 7.  This is the day to get back into the swing of things in Sunday School and the Education Hour (10-11 am).  For others, Rally Day is a call to worship again too.  In our congregational covenant, we promise “to teach and preach the Holy Bible as the true and inspired Word of God, as expressed by the Lutheran Confessions” and “to provide ample opportunities for Christian education for children, youth and adults.”  In response, each of us covenants to “grow in my knowledge of God’s Word, and to that end I will attend classes and studies as able.”

I have a couple of comments here.  Study of the Word is not limited to Sunday morning, but certainly that is a time to be intentional about it.  And yet, discipleship is not fulfilled by simply a study of the Word but by doing what it says.  While information may be the first component of discipleship, it does not end there, but continues on to imitation and multiplication.  The Pharisees had information down pat.  But imitation…well, let’s just say they struggled with a hands-on approach. 
What do you see Rally Day as?  Is it just a call for more information about Jesus or a call to closer imitation of Jesus? The former will lead you to knowledge, but the latter will lead you into mission and adventures yet unknown. Discipleship can’t only be about learning, it has to be about doing.

Study and service are always in season for followers of Jesus.  So, here’s a hands-on approach.  We have an opportunity to do some good on September 7 at Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 1-4 pm.  Faith is invited to join the work party and school staff at Lydia Hawk as it spruces up the school campus and garden.  We’ve helped them out before and they have come to know us as neighbors who care and serve.  I figure that’s a good thing to be known for. 
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

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  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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Calling All Kids, Youth, and Teachers

It's time to get back in the swing of things!  The regular Sunday School year begins next Sunday, September 7.  Let's start the year off right with some great attendance.  We'll meet each week in the sanctuary at 10 am for an opening devotion, and then dismiss to classes.  This quarter we're planning separate classes: Preschool-K; 1st/2nd grade; 3rd-5th grade; 6th-8th grade; and 9th-12th grade.  (Depending on attendance, we may adjust the groupings.)  We hope to see lots of you next week!

We still need a few great teachers who can teach one of the classes, or even share a class with another teacher.  Contact Pastor Matt or Connie Dougherty for more information and to pick up your teaching materials.

Activities - Events - News


Sunday, August 31, is the last session on the book of James.  Starting next Rally Sunday, September 7, David Hinz will teach a new class on the book of Ephesians, so please join us in the Cedar room at 10 am. Summer Sunday School also wraps up August 31.  Thank you to all our summer teachers too.  You are greatly appreciated!  Thank you for using your gifts and blessing young lives!

It's that time of year to look at starting the choir up.  We need to know how many are interested and what days are best - either Thursday night from 7-8:30 pm, or Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm.  Please call Lisa, (cell) 360-349-3437 or (home) 455-8103.  Choir is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 18 at 7 pm unless otherwise notified.  Let us 'Bless the Lord' with music.

An exchange student program is looking for one or two families in the River Ridge School District to host two exchange students (one from Italy and the other from Norway) for this school year.  Their original family is unable to host them. They will have temporary housing until school starts (end of September), but they need a place to stay while they are attending school and would like to settle them in a permanent place as soon as possible.  Emilia is from Italy and will only be attending school for one semester, while Julie, who is from Norway, will be here for a year.  If you are interested in hosting one or both of these girls, please contact Donita Zblewski at 360-791-5858.

Calling all 7th and 8th graders—or thereabouts!  Confirmation will once again be taking place on the 2nd Saturdays of the month.  The first class time is September 13, 9 am – noon.  Parents of first-year students, now is the time to get your son or daughter’s name to Pastor Matt. Confirmation is a two-year education process designed for youth to make faith their own.  Pastor teaches the class but he also welcomes parental involvement as confirmation is meant to reinforce faith formation at home too.  For more information or to sign-up, contact Pastor at, 360-489-4554.


The 3Ms (More Mature Members) class resumes Thursday, September 4, at 10 am.  We’ll pick it up with 1 Kings 11.

Thank you to all who donated school supplies to the DSHS for foster children in Thurston County!  Because of your generosity, we were able to collect countless boxes of crayons, pencils, pens, markers, rulers, erasers, and glue, as well as many note books, some pencil-boxes/holders, and 4 backpacks (even a Spiderman one which lit up)—all which filled over 4 large boxes!  DSHS was so thankful and astonished at the quantity of items which were donated.  Thank you again for your generous giving.

Want to do some good next Sunday, September 7?  You’re invited to team up for a servant event from 1-4 pm at Lydia Hawk Elementary School (7600 5th Ave SE) across the street in Tanglewilde.  Outside tasks include yard work, weeding the garden, and picking up garbage to help get the campus ready for school.  Please bring work gloves, water bottle and tools.  This is a great opportunity to meet some of the Lydia Hawk school staff and build relationships through service.

A “surprising stewardship” checklist has been placed in your mailbox. Without any extra cost to you, there are ten ways you can give to Faith Lutheran as you shop.  Here’s another hint: any of the codes (ex., Fred Meyer, Safeway, scrip) can be shared with other family members even if they live out of state.  Thanks for being good stewards!

Look what is going on!  This summer has been a busy time for Faith. There are many new improvements around campus—some you might not even have noticed!  The 5th-6th grade room has been enlarged and renovated with new carpet and tile.  The new playground structure was finished August 14 and the children love it!  An ice machine was installed in the kitchen of the community center.  A flat-screen TV is now hanging in the fellowship hall as another way to keep people informed by showing pictures and videos of what is going on at Faith. Last, but not least, two new HVAC (heating, venting, air conditioning) units were installed in the school building.  Have questions?  Would like to know how to help out?  Contact Faith’s Campus Manager, Sally Henry, at 360-491-3868 or

Thank you to Dave Schuldt for mowing Faith’s lawn all summer!

Youth Nights will start up again on Sunday, September 14, with a pizza party from 6-8 pm.  Questions?  Contact Sally,, or 360-489-2516.


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Faith Lutheran School currently has 166 students enrolled in preschool – 8th grade.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give your child a Christian education.  Call today and we would be happy to help you.

Faith Lutheran School is wants to hire a choir teacher for the fall.  The teacher should have a love for Jesus, children and music.  The teacher should be able to work well with students in kindergarten – 8th grades, (not all at the same time).  Maybe you or someone you know would be a great choir teacher here at Faith.  Please contact Laura White at if you are interested.

A new school year is almost upon us (FLS starts September 3) and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.  Have you thought about using Scrip?  Every time you use Scrip for shopping, a percentage goes towards supporting Faith.  Use Scrip at Walmart (2.5%) or Target (2%) for various items, or shop at Office Depot (4%) or Office Max (8%) for school supplies.  Still looking for new clothes?  American Eagle Outfitters (10%) and Kohl’s (4%) have Scrip as well!  Don’t forget accessories from Claire’s (9%) and Nike (12%).  Stop by the church or school office to see what is on hand or to place an order.

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.

If you would like your giving contributions automatically withdrawn from your bank account, contact Jenn Bache at 491-3552 or

Parents, looking for a website for children that you can trust? Visit 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"!

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.