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 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!














August 2014 Valders Parade

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.






Faith Lutheran Church

12th Sunday after Pentecost ~ August 31, 2014


When Peter doesn't grasp Jesus' words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.


Faith’s Open Pantry is in need of the following items: Mac and cheese, boxed meals (we would like to give each family at least 4 or 5 boxes per month), pancake mix/syrup, assorted frostings, pasta/rice sides, Minute rice, boxed mashed potatoes, green & brown beans, corn, peas, mixed veggies, canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, fruit pie crust kits (we have plenty of fillings, but no crust), pizza kits, taco kits, ketchup/mustard, shampoo, shave cream/razors for men & women, paper towel, toilet & facial tissue.  Any items you can help us with is very much appreciated!  Place your items in the drawers in the welcome center marked “Faith’s Pantry.” We have plenty of egg cartons at this time.


We are looking for pictures!!  Do you have any pictures of Faith Lutheran Church, the building, activities, Sunday School, Christmas programs, etc?  As we work on our celebration of 50 years of Faith, we are collecting pictures to display. All pictures will be scanned and returned to you. Please drop off pictures in the office or give to Pastor Erica. Digital pictures may be emailed to Pastor Erica pastorerica@tds.net.  Thank you for your help with this!


   Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and be the hands of feet of God?  Faith is again participating in “Gods Work. Our Hands” Sunday on September 7th.  On this day nearly 10,000 congregations nationwide, will gather to serve our communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. 

   Sign-up opportunities for a wide variety of activities are located in the Gathering Space.  Our “God’s Work. Our Hands.” event will begin with 9:00am worship service and a pancake breakfast will follow at approximately 10:00.  At 11:00 service projects will begin and will last 1-2 hours, depending on the project.  You are welcome to take part in any or all of the events that day.

   Come ready to work on September 7th in your t-shirt and jeans.  You work every day to love your neighbors and make our community a better place to be – now let’s do it

together!  Stop by the display to sign-up for an activity that you can participate in on this day.  Are you already committed?  Invite a friend to serve alongside of you. 


  Sunday School will be starting the following week, September 14th.  This year’s theme is “Donut” it Feel Good to Worship God?  Because we are not starting Sunday School until the 14th, we are encouraging ALL children to sign up for Gods Work Our Hands with their family members – many activities are available for even the youngest members of Faith. 


The Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study will resume Wednesday, September 10 at 6:45 a.m. All men are welcome to join us. Interested? Contact Bryce Larson for more information.


The Thursday Night Men’s Bible Study will resume Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. For more info, contact John Helgeson. There is always room for you…come and join us!


Confirmation Orientation

All students in grades 6-9 will meet Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Students and parents are required to attend.

Classes begin Sunday, September 14

10:15-11:15 am

or youth may attend

Wednesday, September 17 7:15-8:15 p.m.


 Attention all High School Youth

Please join us Sundays from 10:15-11:00 am in the library.  How do you cope in today’s world in a Godly manner?  How does God fit into your daily life—what problems are getting in your way?  Jim and Jeanette Schuessler will guide this open discussion group as youth explore problems they face in their everyday lives.



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



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.



 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.



Pastor Erica       






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:  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.



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

Click here for info on the Lakeshore Grief Support Programs.


September 01, 2014




9:00 am Worship


6:15 PM Contemporary Worship


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

10:15 to 11:00 am


6, 7 & 8 grade Confirmation:


10:15 to 11:15 am


Wednesdays: 7:15 to 8:15 pm


6th -9th grade orientation: 

Wed. Sept 10th


 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

July & August


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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