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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The Day of Pentecost ~ May 24, 2015

On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church's birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism. Ezekiel's vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people. Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us "with sighs too deep for words" when we do not know how to pray.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 29th, following the service,  the Spirit was moving as we joined outside in prayer for Baltimore, Nepal, and for all places facing injustice and hurt in our world.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Pastor Nicole on her installation Sunday, April 12, 2015!   We had a joyous worship service followed by a wonderful time of fellowship over ice cream sundaes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Faith Lutheran

Everest Vacation Bible School

For children entering 4K through 6th grade

All denominations are welcome to attend

Monday, June 15th through Thursday, June 18th

The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Sign up for transportation from summer school

 

Cost:  $5.00 per child.  Scholarships are available.

Click here for the

REGISTRATION FORM

Registration by May 31 is appreciated.

Enjoy Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games,

cool Bible songs, a hands-on mission project

and tasty treats!

 

    BRAT FRY            

JUNE 6       

9:00-2:00       

Christel’s Piggly Wiggly 

Come to our brat fry and bake sale to help support the Youth Works  Mission Trip to Yankton, SD. Let us do the cooking for you on this busy graduation weekend AND help our 15 mission volunteers with travel  expenses. If you can help with the bake sale, please bring items to the church library during the week (no refrigerated items). Call Terry Huske at 732-4371 with any       questions. Thrivent Financial is sponsoring this event. Thanks for your support—see you at the brat fry! -- Hands on Mission Committee

 

 

All high school seniors

and families are invited to:

THE VALDERS AREA BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

at Faith

             Sunday, June 7 at 12:30                                                         

Together we will ask for guidance and blessings for our graduates.

        Graduates need to be dressed in                               

their cap and gown and in the

     Gathering Space by 12:15 P.M. 

 

 

Graduates – is anyone in your family graduating from High School or College this year? If so, we’d like to recognize all the Faith Lutheran Students who are graduating. Please give Pastor Erica their information, including from where they are graduating, any future plans, and a graduation picture. We would like to honor all of our graduates on June 7 at the 9:00 service.

 

 


Spring is here and it's time to begin golfing!  Please join us for "Nine & Dine" on Fridays throughout the summer.  Tee time is 5:30, followed by dinner. All ages & skills are welcome.  If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Hallberg at 775-3942.

 

 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.

 

 

  

As we are near the point in the year where we hear the phrase, “We are heading to the cottage.” Here at Faith, we are beginning this summer and continuing into the fall, gatherings called “Cottage Meetings.” Now, these are not taking off for the week or weekend to the cottage that is up north, but they are something to get excited about! Let me explain.

   Cottage Meetings are small gatherings of members from the congregation. They are a time to share in food and fellowship, consisting of 8-10 people along with Pastor Nicole and Pastor Erica. The location of the gatherings will vary from members’ homes, restaurants, or church. They will take place on a variety of days and times. It is a wonderful setting to get to know other members of the congregation better and for us as the pastors to get to know each of you better. These are designed to be informal and a fun time to gather together as God’s people outside of the worship setting. A time to meet someone new and/or learn something new about that person you have known for years.

   If you are still asking yourself why we are doing these Cottage Meetings, “I already know lots of people at church.” This may be true that you know many fellow members of Faith, but I would guess that there are still some you may not know. These Cottage Meetings are not just for us as the pastors, but are also for each of YOU in the congregation that attend them. The people here at Faith are part of the Body of Christ and the body functions best by knowing others that are a part it. As Paul says in his first letter to the Corinthians, “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. (12:12)”.

Paul continues talking about the body of Christ and says, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (12:27)”. We each are individually members of this one body and the way any body works best is for each part to the do the tasks they are gifted to do. This means for us here at Faith we can only function best as Christ’s Body if we equip and empower each individual to do what God has gifted them to do. We can accomplish this by getting to know one another and learning what those gifts and passions are for the individuals in our midst. These Cottage Meetings will provide us as pastors’ insight as we get to know you better and hear your stories, but also will give you a chance either to meet others in the congregation for the first time or to learn something new about a fellow member of Christ’s Body here at Faith.

   Stay tuned for the Cottage Meetings as we begin with a few this summer and then many more come fall.

 

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.

               

 
May 26, 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

 

 

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Televised Worship:

Mondays: 6:00 & 7:30 PM

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

 

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Events Calendar

 

 

SCRIP Order Form 

 

Worship Assistants

May

June 

 

Prayer Requests: 

Call 920-775-4141,

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

e-mail Pastor Erica   pastorerica@tds.net

 

   

What is the ELCA?

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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