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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Faith is seeking an individual of faith, with a passion for mentoring youth, to lead our Youth and Family Ministry program.

This includes developing relationships with youth,

grades 5-12, leading the instruction team for confirmation, and coordinating & leading events throughout the year. For more information, please talk with Jim Schuessler or Pastor Erica.

 

January 31st

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Green Bay Conference

Our Savior's Lutheran

435 Wisconsin Ave, Denmark

Bishop Gerald Mansholt welcomes all rostered  leaders, congregational members, youth and youth workers of the Synod to gather for discernment of where the Spirit is Leading and Shaping Us to participate in God's mission. We are on this Journey Together!  Ramie Bakken, Coordinator for Missional Leadership for Region 5, will lead us in small group sessions by Dwelling in the Word, Listening and Praying Together and Asking 

"What might God be up to in our synod?" 

Where might the Spirit be stirring our imaginations for ministry?"

If interested in attending, please talk to Pastor Erica.

   

 

January Stewardship—Baby Care Kits

2 lightweight cotton T-shirts, NO ONESIES, size 6-24 months

2 long or short sleeved gowns or sleepers NO FEET, size 6-24 months

2 receiving blankets, medium weight, cotton or flannel, crocheted or knit with lightweight yarn, up to 52” square

4 cloth diapers

1 jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood or include a baby hat if no hood, size 6-24 months

2 pairs of socks

1 hand towel—dark color

2 BATH SIZE bars of gentle soap (4-5oz.) in original wrapping

2 diaper pins or large safety pins

 

Items should be new or very gently used and not stained. Look at Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, rummage sales or other places.  These should be clearly marked BABY CARE KITS and placed in the Stewardship Cabinet across from the church office.

 

Youth Dinner, Talent Show & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Doors open at 5:30.  Meal at 6:00.

Tickets $10.00

Tickets available after church.

 

If you have a talent, want to donate a silent auction item or make a dessert for the talent show please sign up on sheets located in the gathering space.

This is a fundraiser for the NYG trip that some of our youth and adults will be taking in July 2015. Please contact Michelle or Jason Robley at

jmrobley@lakefield.net or call 758-3384 with questions.

 

 

FEBRUARY STEWARDSHIP is FABRIC KITS

Two pieces of cotton or cotton blend fabric (no knits or 100% polyester). Fabric should have no stains or holes and cut into pieces measuring:

2 1/4 yards of 60" wide fabric (4 1/2 yds.)

or 3 yards of 44" wide fabric (6 yds.) 

or 4 yards of 36" wide fabric (8 yds.)

Two spools of matching or neutral colored general purpose thread, 250-300 yards each.

Items donated should be clearly marked Fabric Kits and placed inside the stewardship cabinet across from the church office.

 

 

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.

 

 

  

 

Hello Family and Friends of Faith,

              I would like to begin by saying hello and thank you. Valders and Faith are quickly becoming home as I continue to find my bearings. I was beyond thankful for the help I received upon moving here. I was amazed at how fast the truck was unloaded and placed into spaces that made it easy to unpack. The many helping hands truly made less work for all and made moving that much smoother. I also have been thankful for the warm welcome I have received and for patience as I work at learning names.

When I think about this time of transition in my life and in the life of Faith, I cannot help but reflect on the working of the Spirit. I know that for me there are points when in transition it is easy to be consumed in the everyday tasks and forget about the larger picture God is calling us each to be a part. The season of Lent is quickly approaching and a great time to take that step back and not let the routine we have established for our lives control us. Lent is much more than just a time of giving something up. It is a time of preparing for Easter. Part of our preparation for Easter is refraining from things that occupy our time, but the next step is with the gained time to focus on God and deepen that relationship. This can be done many ways, as we each connect with God differently.

For the season of Lent, I would like to encourage any who are willing to join me in spending some intentional time in prayer and God’s word. This will be a journey through Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday and concluding with Holy Week and Easter. Below is the list of scripture to focus on weekly along with questions to ponder and don’t forget to pray. I will also be available following both Sunday and Wednesday worships to discuss and contemplate these texts and the way the Spirit is stirring each week. I would love to engage in conversation then and/or throughout the week as you are impacted.

 

  February 18 – Ash Wednesday, Genesis 3:19 – Who do we belong to

   and what belongs to us?

  February 22 – Lent 1, Jeremiah 2:13 – How are we being cracked

   cisterns? What is the fountain of living water and what does it mean

   to us?

 

  March 1 – Lent 2, 2 Corinthians 1:17-22 – What

   are the promises we are not keeping? How do

   we live a life in all its fullness knowing that

   God’s promises are always kept and a “Yes”?

  March 8 – Lent 3, Proverbs 3:5-8 – What does it

   mean to trust God? What do I need to let go of

   so that I can trust and acknowledge God more

   fully?

  March 15 – Lent 4, 1 John 7-12 – How do we

   see God’s perfect, love in others? How do we

   come to internalize the sacrificial love God has

   for all of us?

  March 22 – Lent 5, Colossians 2:6-14 – What

   does our sin nailed to the cross look like? How

   are we made new knowing we are the nails and

   God’s forgiveness is greater?

  March 29 – Passion/Palm Sunday, Matthew

   21:8-9 – How do we show this same great joy in

   our  everyday lives for Jesus?

  April 2 – Maundy Thursday, Mark 10:35-45 –

   Jesus taught us to be humble servants so how

   are we humbly serve others? Who are we

   serving: people in our comfort zone or all

   people?

  April 3 – Good Friday, Luke 22:20, 23:44-49 –

   What phrase would we yell today? Would we be

   watching at a distance in fear of being                           

   associated with Jesus?

  April 4 – Holy Saturday, John 19:38-42 – Who

   are we caring for so diligently in our world?

   What does it mean to care for Jesus in this way?

  April 5 – Easter Sunday, Matthew 28:5-10 –

   Can we take the words of “Do not be afraid” to

   heart and live our lives as people of the                

   resurrection? What does it mean to be people of

   the resurrection?

 

Let us journey together this Lent in God’s word being open to the new ways the Spirit will touch us. Please feel free to contact me at any time about this Lenten discipline or any other needs.

 

Blessings,

Pastor Nicole

 

   

 

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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.

               

 
January 25, 2015

 

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

 

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February

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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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