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Lutheran Church in Valders, Wisconsin!


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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.






Reformation Sunday ~ Sunday, October 26, 2014

On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—that makes us free! Though we give thanks for the events of the sixteenth-century Reformation that brought renewal to the church of that time, we pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world. In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord's table.


During worship on Sunday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 29, we are asking members to make their financial commitment to Faith’s mission, educational, and outreach ministries both here at Faith and around the world. Every member is being invited to complete and return a commitment card on this day. Even if you cannot make a commitment at this time, we encourage you to join us for worship at 9:00 AM on Sunday or 6:15 PM on Wednesday. ?As part of our celebration of Commitment Sunday, we invite all members of the congregation to a complimentary brunch in the Fellowship Hall. Mr, Lucky’s will cater the brunch, which is immediately following worship. We hope you can join us as we mark an important part of our Stewardship drive with this shared meal.



A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16th immediately following worship for the purpose of calling an associate pastor.


Luther League - A reminder that Luther League will now meet every Sunday morning from 10:15 to 11:00 am in the Library. Refreshments will be provided. Come to this great open discussion lead by Jim and Jeanette Schuessler. Besides offering this to you the Board of Youth and Family will also be offering monthly events which we hope you will continue to participate in.


The Board of Youth Ministry will sponsor Trunk-or-Treating again in the upper parking lot, during the village Trick-or-Treating hours on Friday, October 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  

     Attendance is growing at this event and we expect a lot of children from the area.  The youth would gladly accept a bag or two of candy from anyone willing to share!  Please drop them off in Lynn’s office by Sunday, October 26.  Thanks for your support!

   FAITH ON FIRE group (Grades 5-8) and Luther League (Grades 9-12) - We will decorate a bus for Halloween Trunk-or-Treating on October 31 starting at 3:30 pm in the upper parking lot.  After bus cleanup, we will have some fun games and food, and wrap up the night with the 2003 Joseph Fiennes film LUTHER. What better time considering that we are studying what it is to be Lutheran, and REFORMATION DAY is OCTOBER 31! Please contact Lynn Walsh for more information.



The youth will be taking Lefse orders after services on Sundays, November 2 and November 9, as well as after services on Wednesday, October 29 and November 5.  You may order 1 or 2 dozen.  $8.00 per dozen. We stop taking orders at 100 dozen, so signup before it’s too late! 

 Lefse orders may be picked up on Sunday, November 16 after service and on Wednesday, November 19 after service. 








 Come join us and share in a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 9th at Faith Lutheran Church.  Dinner will be served from 11:30am to 1:30pm. There will be no cost for the meal – come for fellowship. The Valders Lions Club, St. Nazianz Lions Club, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Gregory's Catholic Church and Faith Lutheran Church are joining together to provide a Thanksgiving meal - turkey, with all the trimmings!   Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet at the welcome desk, or call 775-3942.  An RSVP is appreciated by November 2nd, but is NOT required to attend the dinner.


Donations of desserts are requested

 The Community Dinner Committee is looking for volunteers to bring a dessert for the meal on November 9th.  If you are able to help, please sign up at the welcome desk in the Gathering Space.  If you have questions,

contact Terry Huske (732-4371).  Thank you for your help.



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GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations can be purchased through scrip cards. Toy Land at Fleet Farm is opening soon.... get your Fleet Farm scrip cards now!         


Shopping weekly for groceries? Stop by and get cards for: Piggly Wiggly, Roundy's (Copp's), Festival,   Wal- Mart, Griffin Meats, Pine River.  We will be featuring these businesses during the month of October.  In addition, we have many cards that can assist you in purchasing gas, dining out, clothing, building supplies, iTunes,....and the list goes on.  So why not make out only 1 check to Faith Lutheran Scrip and get all of your shopping done early?  When you make a purchase through October 26 your name will be placed in a hat for a drawing of a $10 card of your choice.


So stop in on Sundays and Wednesdays and begin purchasing scrip.  You just might be the winner in our October drawing!















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.







In November 2010, at the budget meeting of Faith Lutheran Church, the recommendation was made to add a line item to the budget for a full-time, ordained pastor. The need for a second pastor also became evident as we worked the Kairos and Associates and the Congregational (CAT) Survey. A call committee was formed in June 2012 with the purpose of calling an associate. A call was extended to Rev. Erica Cunningham. However, in the meantime, Rev. Jim Rasmus decided to retire earlier than planned, leaving us again with one pastor in April 2013. A call committee was again formed in August 2013.

The Call Committee is excited to announce that we have a candidate for our second pastor! The call committee has interviewed two candidates, one last spring, and one this fall. They have voted unanimously to move forward with the second candidate. The call committee interviewed the candidate twice and heard them preach in person once. The call committee is very excited about this candidate and think they will be a good fit for Faith.

The Call Committee forwarded the candidate’s name to the Board of Directors at their 20 October 2014 meeting. The Board of Directors also unanimously approved moving forward with the candidate and there will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, 16 November 2014 immediately following worship.





Our candidate, Nicole, is a May 2014 graduate of the ELCA seminary in Gettysburg and is a first call candidate. Nicole wrote a little about herself, so you can get to know her better.


Hello Family and Friends of Faith,

I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Nicole. I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a degree in religion with a coaching emphasis. I then went on to receive my Masters of Divinity at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. I was one who broke the mold and took an adventure out east for four years and it was truly a wonderful experience. A place filled with history and one that now holds so many lasting memories for me from the time I spent living, learning, and having fun on the ridge.


I grew up in Tomahawk, WI. I have a younger sister who is currently in her second year at Gustavus. My parents live out in the country and I think this is where I first came to love the outdoors. I enjoy pretty much any sport, along with any type of outdoor activity. One of my favorite sports is swimming and I have spent a great deal of time swimming myself, coaching, and teaching. I also enjoy reading and sewing, especially on those bitter cold winter days and wet rainy ones that we all know.


My love for the outdoors and God led me to Crossways Waypost for 7 summers between college and seminary. It is a place where I think we are able to see God in new and exciting ways and creates a family.  Waypost is also where I came to understand my call to ministry and to listen to the ways God was working in my life.


When it comes to ministry I don't think I could pick one thing that excites me most about being called to be a pastor. I look forward to walking with individuals and the community to see how God is working within our midst and where God is leading us in the future. I believe God has some exciting new things for us as God's people and I can't wait to be a part of a community ready to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in the world today.


There are many more things to know about me, but I will keep this short. One last thing to note is I am a dog lover and have an English Cream Retriever puppy named Spirit. I look forward to meeting each of you and Spirit is ready to have new people to pet and play with her.




Thank you to members of the call committee: Jennifer Berge, Bobbie Lund, Judy Harris, Rose Behnke, Aaron Robley, Dave Haupt, and Bob Klessig for all of their work and faithful conversation.




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.




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.



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

Click here for info on the Lakeshore Grief Support Programs.


October 31, 2014




9:00 am Worship


6:15 PM Contemporary Worship


Age 3 to 5th grade:

10:15 to 11:00 am


6th-8th grade Confirmation

Community Room


10:15 to 11:15 am   OR


7:15 to 8:15 pm


High School Bible Talk:

Discussions in the Library


10:15 to 11:00 am


Men' Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 6:45 am

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm


 Televised Worship:


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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