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 am - Traditional Worship Service

11:15 am - 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 room.

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

The Quick Calendar

Sat Sep 10 7:30 am Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
Sun Sep 11 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour - Rally Day
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
Tue Sep 13 7:00 pm Elders
Wed Sep 14 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble
Sat Sep 17 9:00 am Threads of Faith
Sun Sep 18 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Sep 20 6:00 pm Council
Thu Sep 22 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    11:30 am Pinochle
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Fri Sep 23   Confirmation retreat
Sat Sep 24   Confirmation retreat
Sun Sep 25 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship
    12:30 pm Family Ministry team
    1:00 pm Essentials class
Thu Sep 29 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
    7:00 pm Ensemble practice
Sat Oct 1 9:00 am Youth rummage sale
Sun Oct 2 8:30 am Traditional worship with Holy Communion
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship with Holy Communion
Tue Oct 4 6:00 pm School board
Thu Oct 6 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Oct 8 7:30 am  Men of Faith
    9:00 am Confirmation
Sun Oct 9 8:30 am Traditional worship
    10:00 am Education hour
    11:15 am Contemporary worship; 3 - 8th grade sing
    1:00 pm Essentials class
Tue Oct 11 7:00 pm Elders
Thu Oct 13 10:00 am 3M's Bible study
Sat Oct 15 9:00 am Threads of Faith
       

Important Events Farther in the Future

       

      

Notes from Pastor Matt

September 2016

Dear Faith Family,

With a Discover Pass hanging from my rear view mirror, lunches packed in the cooler and a full carload of kids, we Henrys boldly went where no Henry has gone before—Capitol State Forest!  Granted, it’s not that far away, but sometimes the short daytrips become the most memorable adventures.

There is, I believe, a total of one road sign in the entire forest!  As you enter, it warns there are no other road signs.  Quite true!  And it wasn’t long before we didn’t know where we were, even though we had a map.  In hindsight, we took a wrong turn at a certain fork in the road where one road was obviously more traveled than the other.  To channel my inner-Robert Frost here, two roads diverged in the woods, and I—I took the one that everyone else seemed to take and that made all the difference.  Because let’s face it, when you are lost, you are not inclined to take the road that seems less traveled.  Why would you?  Stick to the main route! 

I didn’t realize we were really lost until that frequently traveled road led us directly to Cedar Creek Corrections Center.  That’s right, there’s a state prison in the forest!  As welcoming as the razor wire fence was, we decided against touring the gift shop, and quickly turned around, surprised by our accidental discovery.  The right road was unusual because it kept winding and narrowing from two lanes to less than one with overgrown branches.  I felt like turning around more than ever before and the only assurance that kept me going was knowing we would eventually find either highway 8 or 12 that surrounds the forest.  Even when we came to it, we had arrived at a place I didn’t intend. 

Here’s the point:  we live in a world where many people are spiritually lost and they may not even know it.  It’s only upon reaching a surprise destination when they realize they have taken a wrong turn, as have many others.  Even with this realization, they still need to know the way out.  C.S. Lewis wrote in Screwtape Letters, “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” 

Fortunately, God allows U-turns; He calls this repentance.  Jesus tells us, “The gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14).  Disciples of Jesus are called to embark upon the adventure of following Him and living for Him.  It can be a hard path, maybe even confusing at times as it narrows and winds about, but it is a blessed path and the right path because of the final destination—life with God forever!  We want people to discover this road less traveled really does make all the difference! 

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 (Becky) by Wednesday noon for the following Sunday. Becky’s email address is churchoffice@faithcampus.org.

Monthly Newsletter: Submit your article to the church office secretary (Becky) by the 20th of the month of the month prior to publication. E.g. If you want it in the April newsletter, Becky 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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 Sunday School Rally Day

September 11 we kick off the Sunday school year!  The Sunday school teachers are so excited to have you all here this year!  Join us in the sanctuary at 10 am for songs and a message and then the kids head out for group games and activities.  Children can be picked up in the fellowship hall at 11.

Rally Day
Activities - Events - News
EDUCATION HOUR
1 Peter is just 105 verses long, but it’s packed!  We'll spend eleven weeks asking God to speak to us in these apostolic words conveyed by a commercial fisherman of Galilee -- now in Rome, soon to be executed.  He's less a braggart now than he once was.  Less impulsive.  Time and discipleship have forged humility within him without destroying his boldness.  Peter is an apostle we can learn from.  He walked with Jesus during his ministry and then spent the next thirty years preaching this Jesus and building his church all over the known world.  Join us in the Cedar room at 10 am; all are welcome!
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help teach Sunday school this upcoming year!  There are still opportunities to serve if you would like to help. Teachers will be provided with all the material they need ahead of time and are only asked to teach every other month.  If you are interesting in being a lead teacher or an assistant, here are the classes your assistance would be most appreciated: preschool helper, upper elementary lead and helper, middle school lead, and high school lead.  Contact Kenzie today to volunteer!  k.carpenter@faithcampus.org 

2016 BIBLE SALE
It’s time once again for the Concordia Publishing House’ annual fall bible sale.  New this year is the Lutheran Study Bible: Journal Edition as well as Reformation Anniversary Editions.  Save up to 33% when you place your order (see the large poster in the fellowship hall or come to the church office) by September 30.  Checks can be made to Faith Lutheran.
 
IN THE YOUTH LOOP
A newsletter including schedules, meeting locations and times, changes in event details, etc. will be sent out weekly to keep you and your youth in the know.  If you would like to receive these e-mails or know someone who would like to be in the loop, please contact Kenzie to let her know you would like to be added to the list.  All youth events are open to students in grades 6-12. k.carpenter@faithcampus.org.

UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Welcome back to Youth Night - from 6-8 pm in the youth room!

September 11:  Messy Olympics 

September 18:  Jumbo Sports

Coming up: Laser Tag ($15 plus extra for spending)

All youth going into 6 – 12th grades are invited!

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE GROUP
All high school students are invited to join us at the Albaugh’s, September 11.  We are meeting from 4-5:30 pm for Bible study and fellowship.  After Life group, we will head to the church for youth group.  Contact Kenzie with questions.  k.carpenter@faithcampus.org 

THANK YOU
Thank you to the many people who came out Wednesday, September 7,  to set up and provide support to the family of SSG Matthew Thompson.  We showed great hospitality!
 

ESSENTIALS
New to the Christian faith?  Need a refresher on the basics?  Pastor’s “Essentials” class is a great place to learn about what Lutherans believe!  There are two sessions on Sunday afternoons, September 25 and October 9, 1-5 pm.  Lunch is served.

Session One:  Bible Basics, Ten Commandments, Law/Gospel, the Holy Trinity, Apostles’ Creed

Session Two:  Justification/Sanctification, the Sacramental Life: Confession/Absolution, Baptism, Communion.

To reserve your place, or if you have any questions, please contact Pastor Matt, m.henry@faithcampus.org.  
CONFIRMATION
Calling all 7th and 8th graders!  Confirmation begins soon.  We will typically meet on the second Saturdays of the month, 9-12 noon.  But to kick off the new school year, we are planning a special 24 hour retreat, September 23-24.  Now is the time for incoming first year students/parents (and second year too) to sign up and get more information.  Please contact Pastor at m.henry@faithcampus.org.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
The young adult life group will be hosting the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University 9 week series beginning September 12.  This is open to anyone who is interested in becoming savvy with their finances! Meetings will take place on Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm in the youth room/Kenzie's office.

The Financial Peace University course does come with a cost of $93.  It’s worth it as participants turn their financial life around!  If you would like to, please prayerfully consider helping out one of the young adult members by paying part or all of the starter kit cost.  If you choose to do so, please write a check to Faith Lutheran and note Young Adult FPU in the memo line. Thanks you!  For questions or info please contact Kenzie.  k.carpenter@faithcampus.org 

YOUTH RUMMAGE SALE
Donations are now being accepted for our semi-annual rummage sale being held Saturday, October 1 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Donations can be dropped off in the men’s locker room.  All proceeds benefit the youth program.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL
Summer is over and the kids go back to school this week.  If you have a student here at Faith, you know a little help with tuition goes a long way.  Making your everyday purchases with SCRIP can do just that!  50% of what your family earns for Faith can be applied to offset your child’s tuition.  The more SCRIP you use, the greater your benefit!  If you prefer to avoid gift cards, get connected with MyScripWallet.  You can purchase and use scrip for over 500 retailers right from your IPhone or Android device.  

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"!