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.

 

 

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Holy Cross Day ~ Sunday, September 14, 2014

ELW Setting Four

This festival, which originated in the fourth century, celebrates the triumph of the cross. Paul reminds us that Christ crucified is the power and wisdom of God. As Moses put a serpent on a pole to be a source of healing for the Israelites, we lift high the cross as the sign of our health and salvation. Each time we make the sign of the cross we remember our baptism into the death and resurrection of Christ.

 

Senior Christians will meet Tuesday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. at First Class Cafe.
 

Bell Choir will resume practices on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning

September 18.  Join us ~ we love having new bell ringers! 

 

On Sunday, September 21, a representative of LWR will be with us in worship and during fellowship to share the ministry and mission of LWR. Please join us on that day as we learn more about this amazing organization.

Please also prayerfully consider supporting LWR, the quilters, school kits and other ministries. Thanks to you, last year LWR was able to help 7, 759, 262 people in 35 countries, providing lasting solutions to poverty, injustice, and human suffering. You may also visit their website at www.lwr.org.

 
 

 

SEPTEMBER STEWARDSHIP SOAP SUNDAY

September 28th is designated as Soap Sunday.  All members of Faith are encouraged to participate by bringing one or more new bars of a gentle soap on this day.  

 

 

 

Faith’s Fall Harvest Festival is coming—October 4, 2014. The festival will run from 11:00-4:15 pm on Saturday, October 4. Mark your calendar and come eat lunch, play games, enjoy fellowship with one another and, of course, stay for the raffle and live auction. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

 

 

Honoring our Past...Envisioning our Future

 50 years ago, three congregations stepped out in faith. 

Join us as we “honor our past and envision our future.”

Fall Fest—October 4

Worship and Celebration—October 5

 

 

Donated Bugs in a Jar Quilt to be raffled off Sunday, Oct. 5

Hands on Mission Committee is truly blessed to receive a donated gift of a king size quilt made by former Manitowoc County Extension Home Economist Kathryn Smith.  The hand sewn quilt is a true nature lover's creation made up of a variety of insect patterns placed inside fruit jars.  The price of raffle tickets will be $5.00 per ticket or 3 for $10.00.  Ticket sales have started and will continue each Sunday up to and including Oct. 5th. The raffle will conclude after the Congregational 50th anniversary celebration dinner on Sunday, Oct. 5th.  You do not have to be present to win.

 

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.

 

 NINE AND DINE     

 Please join us at Seven Lakes at 5:00 pm on Fridays for 9 holes of golf, followed by dinner with the group.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

 

 

 First Communion Retreat

Saturday, Oct. 18th    8:30-11:30 AM Community Room

 

First Communion

Sunday, Nov. 9th   9:00 AM

 

 

 

  

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35

 

   Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Fellowship Hall downstairs transforms into a place of mission. For almost 50 years, the women of Faith have been making quits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).

   LWR has been helping people throughout the world for over 60 years. LWR began following WWII, when an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans were left homeless. Here in the United States, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief.

   “Initially prompted by sending aid to their German and Scandinavian kin, American Lutherans soon realized that aid could be shared fairly only on the basis of need. Hungry refugees all over Europe cried out for help. Service to all suffering people became a vital part of Christian witness. Local partners were responsible for using the shipments wisely.

A growing expertise, the will to help, and ties to overseas missions soon called LWR farther afield. In the late 1940s, 800,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes by the creation of the state of Israel. From the early 1950s in Hong Kong, Korea and Bangladesh, Asia was a continent of considerable strife. During the 1970s and ’80s, civil wars and drought made Africa the new concern.”

   Whether through quilts, school and health kits, Malaria relief, monetary donations, and prayers, millions of Lutherans around the world benefit from the work of LWR. On Sunday, September 21, a representative of LWR will be with us in worship and during fellowship to share the ministry and mission of LWR. Please join us on that day as we learn more about this amazing organization. You may also visit their website at www.lwr.org

Please prayerfully consider supporting LWR, the quilters, school kits and other ministries. Thanks to you last year, LWR was able to help 7, 759, 262 people in 35 countries, providing lasting solutions to poverty, injustice, and human suffering.

 

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.

               

 
September 17, 2014

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

9:00 am Worship

Wednesdays:

6:15 PM Contemporary Worship

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Registration:  Sept. 14th
Age 3 to 5th grade:

10:15 to 11:00 am

 

6th-9th grade Confirmation

    Community Room

Orientation: 

Wed.Sept 10th @ 7:00 pm

Sundays:

10:15 to 11:15 am   OR

Wednesdays:

7:15 to 8:15 pm

 

High School Students:

Discussions in the Youth Rm 

Sundays:

10:15 to 11:00 am

 

Men' Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 6:45 am

   starting Sept 10th

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

   starting Sept 11th

 

 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

Sept to November

 

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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