Welcome to the internet home 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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Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday: 3:30 and 7:00 pm with Holy Communion
Good Friday: 3:30 and 7:00 pm (Office open until noon)

Easter:  7:00 am Sunrise Service

                   8:00 am Breakfast in fellowship hall

                   9:00 and 10:45 am

 

On this day the Lord has acted! On the first day of the week God began creation, transforming darkness into light. On this, the "eighth day" of the week, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. We celebrate this new creation in the waters of baptism and in the feast of victory. With great joy we celebrate this day of days, even as we begin the great fifty days of Easter. Filled with hope,

we go forth to share the news that Christ is risen!

   

 

Please Note:  There will be no worship on Wednesday, April 23.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, May 1st has been designated as the 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer.  This year’s theme is, “One Voice, United in Prayer.”  Faith Lutheran Church will again be hosting a prayer event beginning at 6:00 PM on this day.  Mark your calendars and watch for more details as this day gets closer.

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a reminder to all our high school and middle school students: Come share Sunday mornings with Char, Connie, and the gang. We meet in the youth lounge and catch up with each other, share hot topic discussions, and basically hang out in a Godly, friendly environment. What's on the agenda
depends mostly on what's on our minds - what's the world put in front of us to consider? Look for us on Facebook in advance to request a particular focus, or just come on in and share what's up. Bring a friend - the more the merrier!

 

 

 

2014 Synod Assembly Service Project - No Child's Wet Behind

At this year's Synod Assembly, we will be  collecting disposable diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream.  All the items we collect will go to emergency assistance providers in the Tomorrow River Conference area in Portage County.  All sizes, brands, and types of diapers are welcome and needed.  All brands of wipes and diaper rash cream are welcome, but dye-free and fragrance-free are especially helpful.  Please bring your items to the church office by May 1 and they will be brought to the Synod Assembly.

 

 

  

Where will Faith Lutheran Church be in 10 years? In 20 years? In 50 years?  It was 50 years ago that Faith Lutheran Church was being built. I wonder what was going through the minds of those who were watching the building progress. What were their hopes and dreams for this congregation? 

 

Three congregations coming together as one had to have its share of grief and problems, and yet 50 years later, Faith is still going strong. Who we were 50 years ago is different than who we are today and will be different 50 years from now.  Faith (and the three predecessor churches) has been a vital presence in the Valders Community since 1850 and will continue to be a presence for many years to come.  We have much to offer our members and the surrounding community. 

 

Faith is a healthy, thriving congregation.  Does it have its share of problems?  Of course, all churches do and we need to work together to resolve those issues.  But Faith also has many positive things going for it. Brat Fry’s, Fall Harvest Festival, Quilters, Knitting, Bible Studies, Women’s groups, Senior Christians, Soup for the Souls, Bells, Choir – and that’s just a few of the many activities happening every month at Faith! We also run a successful food pantry, providing assistance to those in need. We have an active Sunday School and confirmation program, along with many other activities for youth and families. We are a busy, vibrant congregation!

 

Our expanded Gathering space has allowed for greater fellowship on Sunday mornings. Many people now stay and enjoy coffee and donuts while visiting. It is so fun to see everyone enjoying the space.

 

Faith does many, many things well, but one thing that stands out is worship.  The most important thing a congregation does is gather for worship.  It is in worship that we come together to praise God through word and song.  It is in worship that we discover the true meaning of living in community. We join with our brothers and sisters, both locally and globally, across time and space, and we receive a foretaste of the kingdom of God.

 

 

Now is the time for us to look to the future of Faith. We need everyone’s help to move forward. None of us can do it alone, not even the pastor. Each one of us is called, gathered, and sent by God to carry out the ministry of Jesus in the world. As we look to the future of Faith, we trust in the spirit of God to enliven all we are called to do and be as a congregation.  

 

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:  101 families, as of the September 2013, 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.

               

 
April 20, 2014

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays: September - May

8:00 am Worship

10:30 am Worship

9:15 am Sunday School

 

Wednesdays:

6:15 PM Contemporary Worship

No Wednesday night services

    April 16th & 23rd.

 

Sundays:

Memorial Day to Labor Day 

9:00 am Worship

 

 Televised Worship:

Mondays: 6:00 & 7:30 PM

       Time-Warner
Local Network Channel 4

 

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Events Calendar

 

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Worship Assistants

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May

June

 

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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Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, it's history and the mission and ministry we share with our Lutheran brothers and sisters across the country by going to: Who We Are.

 

 

 

 

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