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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!

                                                                          Our Sin upon the Cross

 

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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Sunday School

“Hosanna!  Hosanna! The Little Children Sing!”

The Sunday School children have been practicing these words to sing in church on Palm Sunday (March 29th) at 9:00 a.m. service.   We would like to have all the children meet in Fellowship Hall at 8:40 a.m. to practice singing prior to their performance that morning.  Children will march in together, sing their song, and then be dismissed to sit with their parents for the rest of the service.  Please note, there WILL be Sunday School as usual on this date.  There will be NO Sunday School on Easter Sunday.

 

Sunday School Children Are Buzzing with Excitement… to help out God’s Global Barnyard for our Spring Service Project!  Starting March 15th through the Easter season students will be selling 2 Honeycomb pieces to be attached to our display for $1 before and after services.  The bees purchased through this service project will help impoverished people make soap and candles from bees wax, produce honey and pollen to be sold at market, as well as provide bees that will pollinate plants and help boost crop growth throughout their community.  Please do what you can to help our youth raise funds for this project!

 Holy Week Services

April 2

Maundy Thursday

4:00 and 7:00 pm

 

April 3

Good Friday

4:00 and 7:00 pm

 

April 5

EASTER

7:00 am Sunrise Service

8:00 am Easter Breakfast

9:00 & 10:45 am Services

 

 

Cemetery cleanup will be Saturday, April 4. (Rain date is Saturday, April 11).  Meet at either West, Our Saviors or Gjerpen Cemetery at 9:00 a.m.

Church cleanup will be Saturday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Garden tractors with brooms are needed – if you have one, please bring it.  No prior experience needed to help – come join the fun!!

Reminder:  Have all of your Christmas items off of the cemeteries by April 4.
 

 

We invite you to join us for

Pastor Nicole

Welke’s

Installation

at

Faith Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 12

9:00 a.m.

 

Scholarship applications are available at the Welcome Center

or by calling the church office at 920-775-4141.

 

Faith’s Cemetery Association is looking for lawn cutters for West and Our Saviors Cemeteries. Applications are available in the church office.  Deadline is Sunday, April 5. Questions may be directed to Loren  Ulness at 775-4878. 

 

Attention ALL Confirmation and High School students:  Join us for an evening of pizza and bowling following the Easter breakfast set up and Easter drama practice.  On Saturday, April 4, set up and drama practice begins at 2:30 p.m.  We will leave for Pizza Ranch at 4:30 p.m. and then go bowling in Manitowoc.  Transportation will be provided.  Cost: Nothing!  Luther League and the Bd. of Youth and Family will cover the cost of dinner, bowling and shoe rental.  Soda & snacks are your own responsibility while bowling.  We will return to church between 8:00-9:00 pm.  Contact Jason Robley at jmrobley@lakefield.net or 973-1480 to reserve your spot.

 

 

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!  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.

 

 

  

New Life! This seemed like one of the go to topics, but it has taken on a deeper meaning for me as we journeyed through Lent this year. New life is what takes place with Easter and springtime, but there is much more to it than just a single moment in time. Let me share how I have experienced new life throughout Lent and I hope you have experienced this as well.

The journey began back on Transfiguration Sunday when we hid the Alleluia’s throughout the sanctuary. The children that came forward were so eager to hide them. That was just the beginning of the excitement and new life that has taken place. Now I know Lent is not normally the time of the church year that we think about excitement and energy. However, enthusiasm and liveliness is what transpired here at Faith. New life was beginning to emerge. On Transfiguration along with hiding the Alleluia’s, we planted flower seeds following the service. Those seeds I have watched as new life has started to spring forth. At first, it was just a small green sprout emerging from the soil, but now I watch as new leaves continue to develop as the weeks go on. It is new life emerging and growing. Together as God’s people, here at Faith we have been doing that same thing during this Lenten season.

The energy and new life did not stop at that one moment on Transfiguration. I have seen new life through the growth and openness of people. A great witness to this was on Wednesday nights during Lent. The focus of the Wednesday night services was “Christ’s Journey to the Cross.” Each week there was a hands-on application piece to follow, and I watched as individuals jumped into these activities. I watched as people engaged in conversation and started to internalize the ways God was speaking to them. I watched grandparents and older youth help the youngest members of our community participate. They were ultimately sharing their faith and growing in their own faith. I observed as a level of skepticism faded and interest emerged. New life sprung forth and emerged on the journey to the cross where we experience the NEW LIFE we anxiously anticipate throughout the 40 days of Lent. The new life, that is for ALL. 

       The journey to the cross was filled with new things for all of us. None of us had ever walked the road to the cross in the same way as we did this year. It was the first time I walked with each of you, it was the first time trying a hands-on application piece for some, and it was the first time we each walked it carrying the burdens and challenges we each currently face. A journey filled with newness and some that we may have wished was not there. Nevertheless, the exciting part of that newness is the life that springs forth from it. If we never tried something new or were willing to walk the path with Jesus to the cross, the NEW LIFE filled with hope and promise would be missed. Where have you seen new life spring out? NEW LIFE is constantly happening all around us if we open our eyes to see. As Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” Everything has been made new. May we open our eyes to the new life around us this Easter and internalize that we are part of that new creation as well.

 

MAY YOU SPRING FORTH WITH THE NEW LIFE WE ALL HAVE IN CHRIST!

 

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.

               

 
March 28, 2015

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

9:00 am Worship

Wednesdays:

Lenten Services 

4:00 & 7:00 PM

 

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

March 

 

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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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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