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of Faith Lutheran Church in Valders, Wisconsin!

 

 We're glad you dropped by and hope you'll find enough information and inspiration here to want to join us in serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

 

Faith Lutheran Church is a community of believers in Christ, whose purpose is to share God's love and forgiveness through worship, education, support and service.

 

 

INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO

WORSHIP WITH YOU!

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Faith Lutheran Church

Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 21, 2014

 God keeps the promise made to David, to give him an everlasting throne. The angel tells Mary that God will give David's throne to her son Jesus. She is perplexed by Gabriel's greeting and by the news of her coming pregnancy, but she is able still to say, "Count me in." We who know that Jesus is called king only as he is executed still find it a mystery hard to fathom, but with Mary today we hear the news of what God is up to and say, "Count us in."

 

We invite to join us in the Gathering Space after worship as we fellowship with Lynn Walsh and thank her for the many blessings she has brought to our congregation and youth ministry program.  We will miss you Lynn! 

Thank you for your years of service.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a Baby Shower for Jesus! Can you help?

Faith Lutheran Youth are doing a Christmas Mission Project this year featuring The Crossing. Please bring items and drop them off in the Gathering Space. What to bring: Diapers (newborn to size 5), baby wipes, Desitin or similar products, baby books and new toys, other very gently used or new Infant products and clothing, as well as shampoo, toilet paper, Kleenex etc. (Please note: this takes the place of In As Much Sunday).

 

*** Sunday School and 6-8 grades Confirmation will resume January 4 at 10:15 a.m. *** 

Please join the Hands on Mission Committee Sunday, January 11 after          service for a brat patty and egg sandwich, potatoes, a fruit cup, dessert and a  beverage. Proceeds will go to Faith’s Community Pantry. 

• Brunch plates are $5.00   • Single sandwich is $3.00

Serving will be in the Gathering Space.

 

 

 

 

Open to Grace, a Contemporary Christian Band will be at Faith Wednesday, January 7 and Sunday, January 11.

NOTE:  January 7 is a CONCERT & there will be NO WORSHIP

Band Members

Greg Saueressig on Bass Guitar and Vocals
Lisa Jermain on Keyboard and Vocals
Emery Seiy on Guitar and Vocals
Paul Fandrey on Percussion and Vocals

Open to Grace was formed in 2010. They are excited about where the Lord is leading them and pray that their music will touch and encourage. They are humbled by the beginnings of this ministry and are grateful God brought them together.

JOIN US!

 

 

ELCA National Youth Gathering July 15-19, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan

   This gathering is for high school-age youth and it only takes place only every 3 years.  It is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play.  It is an opportunity for youth to engage with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ. The experience alone is priceless!  Any youth interested in attending please contact Lynn Walsh. Our youth are excited and busy participating in fundraising activities to help offset the cost of this event. We will be selling chocolate bars on Sunday mornings for $1.00 each. There is also a website where you can donate funds and see some of pictures of fundraising activities: www.youcaring.com/faithlutheranyouthgathering2015. We will be coming up with other fundraiser activities as the time goes on.  Please support our youth!  Thank you in advance for any help you can provide! 

 

 Our Sunday services are broadcast on Comcast Channel 20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Mondays on Time Warner

Cable Ch. 4 at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

 

 

  

On Sunday, January 25th and Wednesday, January 28th, as part of our regular worship services we will be offering a time of healing. Following the Hymn of the Day, those who wish may come forward for a laying on of hands and anointing with oil. This healing service is nothing like those you see on TV. We do not promise miraculous healings. No one will hit you over the head and yell “be healed!” You will not throw away your cane or crutches.

   The service of healing as defined in the ELW is “an expression in worship of the church’s ministry of healing. Here all who sense the need for God’s healing in any aspect of their lives may join in prayer for others and themselves. Here each person may come to receive a word of blessing and prayer. Here each one may also receive a physical gesture of healing, the laying on of hands, and anointing with oil. These signs, first given in baptism, tells us again that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked forever with the cross of Christ, who is health and salvation for the whole world.

   In its ministry of healing, the church does not replace the gifts of God that come through the scientific community nor does it promise a cure. Rather the church offers and celebrates gifts such as these: God’s presence with strength and comfort in time of suffering, God’s presence of wholeness and peace, and God’s love embodied in the community of faith.

   Our healing services are meant to be communal as well as individual. Healing services are not a testing of faith in God. But they are the whole community lifting up in prayer the concerns of everyone for healing. It is the passing on of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we have received. We do not expect to accomplish healing of these problems for the individual or the community but to lift them up in prayer. Miracles are not denied nor are they expected but we ask for the help to bear physical, emotional, spiritual or mental illnesses.

Peace,                                                                                                                          Pastor Erica 

 

 

 

   

 

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Faith's Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. serving people within a 10 mile radius of Valders. If you are in need, please stop in and we can help you.

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GENEROSITY AT WORK!
At Faith, we seek to live as a generous people who show God's love, and reach out to each other, our community and the world.  EXPERIENCE FAITH.... is not about only the excitement of a building that supports our vision....it's about moving forward as a blessed and vibrant people of God.  As a result of many generous contributors to the Experience Faith Capital Appeal, our vision is being realized and our mission and ministry expanded.

When making offerings to the Experience Faith...Capital Appeal it is important that you use the blue envelopes found in the pews.

SHARE THE EXPERIENCE:  over 101 families have shared a financial commitment to our congregation's future, investing in a vital vision of ministry.  We invite you to join us in the vision of Faith's future! 

CLICK HERE and scroll down on the "Capital Appeal" page for more information and a copy of the RESPONSE BROCHURE.

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Are you Grieving?  Let us walk beside you....

Click here for info on the Lakeshore Grief Support Programs.

               

 
December 22, 2014

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

9:00 am Worship

Wednesdays:

6:15 PM Contemporary Worship

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Age 3 to 5th grade:

10:15 to 11:00 am

 

6th-8th grade Confirmation

Community Room

Sundays:

10:15 to 11:15 am   OR

Wednesdays:

7:15 to 8:15 pm

 

High School Bible Talk:

Discussions in the Library

Sundays:

10:15 to 11:00 am

 

Men' Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 6:45 am

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

 

 Televised Worship:

Mondays:

6:00 & 7:30 PM

Time-Warner Channel 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
1:00 PM
   Comcast Channel 20

 

This Week's Bulletin

 

Events Calendar

 

 

SCRIP Order Form 

 

Worship Assistants

December

 

Prayer Requests: 

Call 920-775-4141,

e-mail the church office   faith21@tds.net  or

e-mail Pastor Erica   pastorerica@tds.net

 

 

  

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