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in Valders, Wisconsin!

  Climbers from Everest Vacation Bible School 2015!



 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.         







6th Sunday after Pentecost

July 5, 2015

Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the between: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.



During Vacation Bible School and through our Noisy Offering we raised $858.77 for the people of Nepal! A huge “thank you” to all you contributed. You have played a part in changing people’s lives and being signs of God’s grace and hope! Way to Go!



Faith’s Opportunities July 6-12

Monday            10:30 A.M.  Staff Meeting

5:00-7:00 P.M.  Jazzercise

                          6:00 P.M.  Knitting Group

                          6:00 & 7:30 P.M.  Televised Worship

                          6:30 P.M.  Board of Lay Ministry

                          7:00 P.M.  Board of Christian Education

Tuesday            12:00 P.M.  Quilting

                          1:00 P.M.  Televised Worship Comcast Ch. 20

                          6:30 P.M.  Board of Directors

Wednesday       6:15 P.M.  Worship

                           7:15 P.M.  Hands on Mission

Thursday           Quilting

                            8:30 A.M.  Secretary’s Meeting

       1:00 P.M.  Televised Worship

                            5:00-7:00 P.M.  Jazzercise

Friday                5:30 P.M.  Nine and Dine

                            6:00 P.M.  Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday            8:00-9:00 A.M.  Jazzercise

                            9:00 A.M. 2nd Saturday Bible Study

                            12:00 P.M.  Samantha Faber and Joshua Duchow Wedding

Sunday               9:00 A.M.  Worship


A participant of the monthly Faith’s Open Pantry is in need of a window air conditioner.  If you have one available, please either deliver it to the church or a member of the Endowment Committee will pick it up. Thank you.                                                                                                                                                       




"Nine & Dine" @ Seven Lakes are 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.




Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer…

“Faithful God, you prosper the work of our hands. We pray for the outreach ministries of this congregation. We trust your Spirit moving through and among us even when we do not see the fruits of our labors.”


   This is a petition from our prayers of intercession on June 14, 2015. As I was leading the prayers of intercession that morning, I remember this one really hitting me. I knew that Faith was going to be entering some hard times as we processed the pledges to our second Capital Appeal. In 2011, when we began our vision for expanded facilities, staffing, and mission, many were excited that things that had been talked about for many years were actually going to happen. But there was also some trepidation. Could we really pull off a $1.1 million dollar campaign? Can we really sustain the number of staff needed to help Faith grow? As the building expansion was completed, the elevator installed and the addition of both Pastor Erica and Pastor Nicole, as well as Nicolle Behnke, we have achieved that dream of the first appeal.

   But without your support, that vision may fade. I have every confidence that we can fully support the vision we set forth, but we need your help. In order to maintain our current staffing and ministries, we need to increase our budget by $100,000 by 2018. Through your gifts to the first capital appeal, I know that we can do this!

   However, in order to accomplish this, we need to change our giving patterns. We all know the jokes about Lutherans not liking change. It can be scary. For many people changes in the church over the years have happened too soon, too often, and/or too quickly. But for some, change has not happened soon/often/quickly enough. Sometimes the fruits of our efforts are unseen. Our changes are not visible. Sometimes, we struggle in maintaining the fruits, in helping them to grow and ripen.

   We trust your Spirit moving through and among us even when we do not see the fruits of our labors…

Jesus’ disciples had no idea what the future would hold for them after Jesus ascended into heaven.  They had to trust in the promise that Jesus would send the Holy Spirit to them at Pentecost and that the Church would live on.  Their future looked even bleaker than ours does, because they had the Roman government trying to squash their message that Christ had defeated death.  They never imagined that more than 2000 years later, the Church would be what it is today.  The fruits of their labor contributed to the work we continue to do in the world today. 

   Please continue to pray for the future of Faith, trusting in God to prosper the work of our hands so that our ministry here may grow and thrive as the Spirit moves through and among us. 

I conclude with another excellent prayer.

O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(from ELW Morning Prayer).


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:  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.


July 06, 2015




9:00 am Worship


6:15 pm Contemporary   




10:15 to 11:00 am

Will begin in September


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