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 to September Extended Calendar        July Newsletter
Please click on the button above for a detailed calendar of activities and events.

The Quick Calendar

Fri Jul 24   Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp
Sat Jul 25 8:00 am Discipleship training
Sun Jul 26 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Jul 28 6:00 pm Terrific Tuesday - Shopping
Thu Jul 30 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Aug 2 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 4   Terrific Tuesday - Wild Waves
      Education First (Chinese exchange students) depart
Thu Aug 6 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 8 7:30 am Men of Faith
Sun Aug 9 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Aug 11 9:00 am Terrific Tuesday - Hike
    6:45 pm All boards meeting
Thu Aug 13 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sun Aug 16 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    3:00 pm Faith Campout at Mason Lake Camp
    4:30 pm Church service at Mason Lake followed by potluck
    7:00 pm Bike/Scooter/Trike parade at Mason Lake
Mon Aug 17   Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
Tue Aug 18   Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
    6:00 pm Church council meeting
Wed Aug 19   Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
Thu Aug 20 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    1:00 pm Faith Lutheran campout at Mason Lake
Sun Aug 23 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Aug 25 6:00 pm Terrific Tuesday - BBQ at Demel's home
Thu Aug 27 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Aug 29 9:00 am Faith work day
Sun Aug 30 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

Sun Aug 30 10:00 am Special Voters' Meeting - LCMS Convention lay delegate nomination
Fri Sep 25   Regional Outreach Conference (LHM), St Luke's  Federal Way
       

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Notes from Pastor Matt


Dear Faith Family,

Over the holidays last year, on one of the bridges over I-5 sat a middle-aged man who was on the ledge and it was apparent he was contemplating jumping.  A garbage truck driver had stopped to talk to him and keep him from ending his life.  The man was gesturing with his hands, threatening what he was about to do.  It was a scene we quickly and uneasily passed by knowing a man’s life was hanging in the balance.

In our northbound car, we decided to follow the story on the news as southbound traffic was snarling up.  The emergency responders did a brilliant thing.  They had the garbage truck driver move his rig from on the bridge to underneath the overpass, taking away the man’s opportunity to jump.  He never did.  I don’t know what his struggles were, but I’m sure they were real enough. 

Here’s what I appreciate about this story.  It was a Saturday.  The schedule for garbage pick-up is only changed twice a year for Christmas and New Year’s and this happened to be one of those days.  I also appreciate the fact this garbage worker cared enough to stop and intervene.  As I think of his profession, it’s a beautiful irony to see how a man whose job it is to help people throw things away, made it his mission in that moment to make sure another man did not do the same with his life. 

We’re not garbage.  We’re precious and made in God’s image.  Therefore, all lives are precious.  Whether it’s convincing someone to come back off the ledge, or to keep their baby, or to endure through hardship, life is meant to be lived.  There are times when we especially need each other because life is not easy, but it is what we have. 

In our daily routine of coming and going, we tend to stick to a route, a timetable and familiarity.  But you never know how God will use you for the good of your neighbor, even a stranger.  One of the key aspects of disciples is that they look at people as God does, with infinite and precious value. 

Thank God for the garbage man.  Thank God for Christ who intervened, taking away our spiritual garbage and giving us true life and the Spirit’s power we need to live it.  He died for us.  We live for Him—and to help others do the same.

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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Faith Picnic and Campout

Join us for the 2nd annual Faith Lutheran Campout, August 16 – 20 at Mason Lake Camp.

We have eight sites left with full hook-ups!  A sign-up sheet is on the wall in the fellowship hall by school office.  The campsites will be open at 3 pm but the lake, shelter, and rest of the camp ground is open all day.  Arrive anytime! 

There will only be the 8:30 service at Faith on Sunday, August 16 but no Education Hour or 11:15 service.  Instead, we will have a special worship service at 4:30 pm at the camp and a potluck picnic dinner in the evening.  Even if you can't camp through the week, you can still be part of the fun and fellowship on Sunday.  This is a great event to bring friends to!

Tent sites cost $45 and RV sites $55, regardless of the number of nights stayed.  Any questions call Scott or Laura White @ 503-807-7519 or 360-878-9588.  See you there!

Activities - Events - News

EDUCATION HOUR
We are studying the “Smalcald Articles”—a document Luther wrote in 1537 that is part of the Book of Concord.  Luther considered it his last will and testament, and yet it wasn’t accepted when it was presented.  The Smalcald Articles present essential aspects of Christian doctrine—“pointing out what we could give up and what we could not.”  Where to draw that line?  Find out.  All adults are welcome to join Pastor’s class in the Cedar room at 10 am.             

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
Kids age 3 and older are invited to come to summer Sunday School every week this summer (except August 16th).  Meet in the sanctuary at 10 am for songs, Bible study, games, and fellowship.

LCEF SHARED BLESSINGS
Now that we have refinanced our mortgage with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, we have the opportunity to participate in a rebate incentive called “Shared Blessings.”  If we have enough people open accounts with LCEF (such as CDs, money markets, emergency savings, youth savings) we can earn more than $35,000 for Faith in rebates over the next five years.  One household can have multiple products (for example, a CD for parents or youth accounts for the kids) and some accounts only require $25 to open, so our goal of 100 new accounts is well within reach.  Investors receive a better than market return on their money and also benefit the Lutheran Church.  LCEF is a non-profit ministry that helps build LCMS churches and schools.  Learn more at www.lcef.org or 1-800-843-5233. 
 
DCE FUND
We are getting closer.  We’ve now received $23,967 toward our goal of $28,000 for the Director of Christian Education Intern Fund.  Thanks to all who have given an “above and beyond” gift to help fund the DCE intern position through year’s end.  Recently, the voters gave a formal go-ahead to offer Kenzie a 21 hr/week position starting in January 2016.  If you are able to give, please mark on the envelope or memo line “DCE.”   Thanks for your support!     

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
Youth grades 6+ are invited to attend Terrific Tuesdays!  Meet at Faith at 9 am unless otherwise noted.  Questions?  Contact Kenzie, k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.
    Schedule of Events:

July 28: Shopping
July 30: Musical
August 4: Wild Waves

SOFTBALL
Come support Faith’s softball team!  Their next game is Thursday, July 30 at 7:10 pm vs St. Mark Lutheran at the RAC field 4.

HOME SWEET HOME
Can you help a church family in need?  This couple is looking for an apartment or a house by the end of August.  The move is a bit difficult because of a recent surgery which has meant not being able to provide proof of income in the last few months, although both have good jobs!   If you have an “in on an inn” recommendation for a place to live in or near Lacey, please contact Pastor.

FLC JOB POSITION
Faith Lutheran Church is accepting resumes for a church secretary position, 20 hours/week, 4 days/week, Tuesday – Friday.  If you are interested, email Pastor your resume, m.henry@faithcampus.org.

CPH 2015 BIBLE SALE
It’s that time.  Concordia Publishing House is having their annual Bible sale!  From now-September 30, you can save up to 33% on The Lutheran Study Bible, The Lutheran Bible Companion, La Biblia de la Reforma (Spanish study Bible), and many more.  See the sign-up sheet near the Info Center or contact the Church Office for more information.  Stay tuned for more information in the August newsletter.

FREE FIRE WOOD
Gene and Linda Hansen had some trees taken down and now have firewood - free to a good home.  Please call at 360-923-1692.  

JANITOR POSITION
Faith is looking for a janitor on Friday evenings and Sunday after church (up to 5 hours/week starting in September). Please contact Sally if interested, s.henry@faithcampus.org, 360-491-3868.
 
MOVING UPDATE FOR NEW TEACHER
Our new 7th/8th grade teacher, Robin Farris, will be moving here from Wisconsin on August 6 and her belongings will arrive shortly after on August 10 or 11.  She brought with her a minimal amount of belongings.  When she arrives she will need to set up her apartment, stock her cupboards and refrigerator and maybe purchase a few household items. Would you be willing to help welcome her with pantry items or gift cards?  Gift cards from Safeway, Fred Meyer or Target would be helpful.  You will find a donation tub by the school office for pantry items and gift cards can be left with Mrs. White or can be left in the scrip safe with Ms. Farris’ name on them.  Thank you for your support.
 

WELCOME EF STUDENTS
Faith is hosting 31 exchange students (ages 8-14) from China now through August 4 as part of the Education First program.  If you stop by during the week, please note they’ll be using the church building classrooms and fellowship hall.
 
MILITARY FAIR
Faith Lutheran School will have a booth at a family military event on August 8.  The event is a great way to advertise our school and childcare.  It is estimated that 400-600 people will attend this event.  We will have games and prizes to keep the children busy while we share information with the parents. We would also like to give away bottles of water with our logo on them.  Would you be willing to donate a case of water? Thank you for supporting our military and our school.  If you are able to donate bottles of water, they can be dropped off at the school office.

FLS JOB POSITIONS
Faith Lutheran School is currently accepting applications for a pre-k teacher aid (M/T/Th from 8:30–11:30), a recess teacher (daily from 11:45–1 pm), and homework club teacher (daily from 3:15–6 pm).  If you are interested in any of these, please contact Mrs. White at l.white@faithcampus.org.
 
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"!