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.

August - October Extended Calendar    August Newsletter

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Aug 16 9:00 am Garage sale at Clodene Bergt's
Sun Aug 17 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 19 6:00 pm Church council
Wed Aug 20 7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Sat Aug 23 9:00 am Help Altar Guild clean the sanctuary
Sun Aug 24 8:30 am Traditional Worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship
Wed Aug 27 11:00 am Missional Community at Starbucks
    7:00 pm Missional Community at Hansen's
      Ensemble practice
Thu Aug 28   Faith Lutheran School open house
Sun Aug 31 8:30 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
Wed Sep 3   First day of school
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
    11:15 am Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
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
Sat Sep 20 9:00 am Threads of Faith
    11:30 am Mount Rainier Lutheran HS 2nd annual golf tournament and dinner/auction.
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

       

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Notes from Pastor Matt

 

Dear Faith Family,

There’s no shortage of conflict in this world.  I want to focus your attention, though, on one place in particular: Mosul, Iraq.  History runs deep and long in Iraq—a good portion of the Old Testament occurs there as well.  But at present it may the most difficult place to be a Christian.

Do you know about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?  Many Muslims have disavowed the militant Islamist group, yet ISIS continues to kill.  They turned off the one pipeline source of water from the Tigris River, displacing many people, especially Christians.  And on the homes and businesses of Christians, they spray paint the letter “N” for Nazarene (the indication of a Christian).  The designation indicates it is permissible and even desirable to loot or destroy the property.  ISIS seized the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and on July 24, they blew up one of its mosques.  Why would ISIS blow up a mosque?  True, this particular one was a monastery before it was a mosque, but it was also a shrine, containing the tomb of the Nabi Younes.  These Islamists considered the mosque to be an idol of sorts and not worthy of being revered, so they blew it up.

It’s not just a loss of cultural heritage to senseless violence.  It’s another chapter in the biblical story.  You and I know Nabi Younes by another name, the prophet Jonah.  He was the reluctant—if not disobedient—prophet.  Jonah was sent by God to preach to the Assyrians of the 8th century BC. God said “go” and Jonah bolted in the other direction.  One big fish and three days later, Jonah has a change of heart and repents.

Do you know why Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh?  He knew God would forgive those horrible Assyrians.  Jonah didn’t want them to be forgiven!  He thought they were too bad.  But God thought otherwise.  Sure enough, Jonah preaches a very short sermon and the people repent.  But Jonah still wants God to destroy them—read Jonah 4.  And yet, Nineveh was eventually destroyed.  Read the sequel to Jonah called Nahum.

So here’s the irony.  The Assyrians back then were just as bad if not worse than the ISIS group of today.  Jonah was sent to a people just like them.  Soon after blowing up Jonah’s tomb, ISIS tried to blow up another cultural icon in Mosul.  But this time they were rebuffed when the people of Mosul formed a human chain around it.  It took people standing together, risking their lives, because they thought the cause was worth it.

We Christians are called to stand together, arm in arm, for the sake of the gospel.  Our attitude toward the Islamic extremists like ISIS can be just as hard-hearted as Jonah. But we’d be wrong.  No one is beyond the scope of God’s love or power.

Jesus said, “The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here” (Luke 11:12).  We look forward to the day of His return.

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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Donate School Supplies

Faith is partnering with DSHS to help gather school supplies for foster children in Thurston County.  From now until Tuesday, August 19, Faith will be a donation site for school supplies for students of all ages (preschool-high school).  There is no specific list of what to buy—simply think in terms of what a student would need and go shop the deals! DSHS will have a back to school party at the end of August where foster parents can come and pick out the supplies their children need. Donation site is in the fellowship hall.  Thank you!

Activities - Events - News


EDUCATION HOUR AND SUNDAY SCHOOL

All adults are invited to join Pastor for “James” study in the Cedar room at 10 am.  Also, summer Sunday School has just a few weeks to go. Children and youth meet in the sanctuary at 10 am before heading to their own classes and then back to the fellowship hall at 11 am.

TEACHERS NEEDED BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7
The regular Sunday School year begins September 7 and we need teachers!  During the summer, teachers take 1-2 Sundays, but in the fall we start back up with consistent teachers.  The 5 classes are: Preschool-K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, & Jr High/High School.  If you are interested in teaching one of these classes (or taking turns with another person), contact Connie Dougherty or Pastor Matt.  Teachers are critical as we work toward Raising Up Families and Followers of Jesus Christ.

SERMON AVAILABLE
Weren’t at the lake last week?  Copies of Pastor Matt’s sermon from August 10 are available on the Info Center and also by e-mail.  You can also sign up to get the sermon e-mailed each week!  Just let Pastor know at m.henry@faithcampus.org

ALTAR GUILD HELP
Altar guild needs your help on Saturday, August 23 at 9 am to clean the sanctuary.  We need some people to bring in their mops and cleaning supplies to help mop the floor, clean the pews, windows, and whatever else we can get done to make our sanctuary shine to the glory of God.

SIEGERDTS ON THE MOVE
We would like to thank our Faith family for all the love and support you have shown us the past seven years.  You will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will miss you very much.  Our contact information is below and you're also welcome to find us on Facebook.  You might also want to plan your next vacation to New England.  God's blessings to you all now and always.
With much love - Lee, Christy & Miranda Siegerdt
6 Windlass Drive Latham, NY 12110
360-918-2779 (Lee's cell)
eaglelee90@hotmail.com (Lee's email)
360-918-2768 (Christy's cell)
christysiegerdt@gmail.com (Christy's email)

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
For several years, we have been praying for Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen and pastor from Boise, Idaho, who has been wrongly imprisoned and savagely beaten in Iran’s prisons.  Saeed’s wife, Nagmeh Abedini, is speaking today, August 17, at Calvary Chapel of Olympia, at 9 & 11 am. The recorded version of the service and her speech will be available online at http://calvarychapelolympia.com/media/teaching/.  Please take a moment to learn more from Saeed’s wife and be actively praying for his protection and release.

3MS

The 3Ms (More Mature Members) class will take a break for August and resume Thursday, September 4, at 10 am. We’ll pick it up with 1 Kings 11.

BAPTISMS
We had 8 baptisms (by immersion) on Sunday, August 10 in Mason Lake!  What a great day!
Colby Burch – son of Chad Burch, stepson of Melissa Burch
Kylie Johnson – daughter of Brian & Deb Johnson
Hannah Johnson – daughter of Greg & Caprice Johnson
Abigail Johnson – daughter of Greg & Caprice Johnson
Jonah, Jacob, & Lucas Johnson – triplet sons of Greg & Caprice Johnson
Gavin Martin – son of Michael Martin

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT
Congratulations to Sean Castanon and Brooke Barrett who will be married at Faith on August 16!

SURPRISING STEWARDSHIP
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!

FLS HELP
Have some extra time on your hands this week?  The school has a few odd jobs that we could use your help with.  If you are somewhat handy or are good at hanging TV’s or white boards, we could use your help. Please call Laura White 360-491-1733 or email at l.white@faithcampus.org if you are available to help out.

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

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Have you signed up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program yet?  Every time you shop and use your Fred Meyer’s Reward Card, you can help Faith earn a donation!  For information visit 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!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Earn 50 E-Box Tops ($5) for Faith just by purchasing items from this list (www.btfe.com/receipts) in one transaction between 7/21-8/31, then submit a picture of your receipt with the date of transaction, the BoxTop qualifying purchases, and the receipt total marked with stars.  Receipts must be submitted by 10/1.  For more information and ways to submit your receipt, visit www.boxtops4education.com.

FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Faith Lutheran School currently has 155 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.

FLS CHOIR TEACHER
Faith Lutheran School is looking 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 l.white@faithcampus.org if you are interested.

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!

WANTED
Your old magazines!  With the beginning of the school year right around the corner, Mrs. Elliott is in need of some old magazines (images/content appropriate for middle school) for an activity on the first day of school.  Please place the magazines in her church mailbox during the month of August.  Sorry – magazines won’t be returned. Thank you!

THANK YOU
Thank you to all who came out and helped with the playground installation on Thursday!  The new play set looks amazing!

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