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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Second Sunday in Lent ~ March 1, 2015

The second covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God's promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham's faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.

 

February's Open Pantry brought in 14 families which included 24 adults, 16 children and two new families. The pantry is running low on the following items, so we need your help once again. Items include: mixed veggies, brown beans (no kidney, black, navy beans) just pork and beans regular size cans please!  Peas, canned meats/meals, mac and cheese (no boxed or bag noodles or spaghetti, we have plenty at this time), dish and laundry soaps, shampoo. Personal items include shavers and shaving cream for men and women, deodorant, tooth paste and brushes. Also we do not need egg cartons at this time. If you want to save them for the pantry, please keep them at your home until it is requested. Storage is an issue so we don't need them right now. They will be thrown away! Thank you for your support and help. 

 

 

The following are the general topics which will be addressed each Wednesday during Lent. Please join us each week at 4:00 and 7:00 for worship!

Wednesday, March 4           Lent 2 – Prayer Wall

Wednesday, March 11         Lent 3 – Our Sin upon the Cross

Wednesday, March 18         Lent 4 – Casting Lots

Wednesday, March 25         Lent 5 – Nailed to the Cross

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers have begun on Wednesday nights.  Please join us before worship!  Volunteers are needed for Wednesday, March 4 & 18 to serve soup and sandwiches.  If you would like to help, a signup sheet is provided in the gathering space for your viewing. Guidelines are also available.

 

 

Mark your calendar for a Family Youth Works Mission Trip to Yankton South Dakota!  We will leave Thursday, July 23 and return Sunday, July 26. We will provide more information very soon, but to find out more, please go to the Youth Works website. 

   All ages and families are encouraged to attend.  The total cost is $129.00 per person and children under 3 are free.  Additional costs will be determined before the travel arrangements are made. A deposit of $60.00 will secure your spot (please give to Pastor Nicole or the church office).

   Prayerfully consider this service opportunity and sign up on the sheet at the welcome center by March 15.  The more people who are committed to this trip before February 28 are ideal.

 

 

SCRIP......UPDATE

PARENTS: Just a reminder that camp registration is right around the corner. If you wish to reduce the cost of camps and youth gatherings - BUY SCRIP. Relatives and friends can help defray the cost of a child camp expenses when they buy scrip by simply indicating the child's PARENTS’ name that they wish to help sponsor on the scrip order form.

During Wednesday Lenten services, Scrip will be sold only before the 7 PM service not after. Scrip will continue to be sold on Sundays after services. However, during Holy Week Scrip will not be sold....so plan ahead and buy big on Palm Sunday. Thank you for your support in purchasing SCRIP.

SAVE THE DATE

Green Bay Conference Women of the ELCA

Annual Spring Event

Peace Lutheran Church, Green Bay

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Featured Speaker: Pastor Natalie (Kramer) McComb

Anyone interested in attending, please call Arlene Roehrig @ 758-3260

 

    

Faith is seeking an individual of faith, with a passion for mentoring youth, to lead our Youth and Family Ministry program. This includes developing relationships with youth, grades 5-12, leading the instruction team for confirmation, and coordinating & leading events throughout the year. For more information, please talk with Jim Scheussler or Pastor Erica.


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.

 

 

  

What is Lutheran Disaster Response?

   Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

   Lutheran Disaster Response strives to help the church continue to be church in the midst of disaster — following Christ’s call to bring hope and healing to our neighbor in need. Some key areas of work include:

· Providing emotional and spiritual care for people who have been affected

       by a disaster and for leaders who respond to a disaster

· Coordinating volunteers through our local affiliates

· Assisting refugees in a holistic way by meeting the varied needs of the    

       Community.

· Promoting disaster risk-reduction by helping communities build their

       assets thereby reducing the effects of likely disasters.

   Providing long-term recovery efforts by addressing the unmet needs months or even years after a disaster strikes Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to those whose lives have been disrupted by disasters, in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.

Internationally and throughout the United States, Lutheran Disaster Response makes sure that each community receives the physical, mental and emotional care needed to recover from a disaster.

   In the United States, Lutheran Disaster Response works through 39 local affiliates across the country to respond to a disaster from a local level. This is a crucial element of our work because each affiliate has the partnerships, the connections, and the history with the community to help determine what is needed for the recovery work – these organizations provide help to affected homeowners and communities by helping them muck out, clean-up and rebuild.

   Internationally, we work through the long-standing relationships of the ELCA with global companions and partners. These relationships allow, Lutheran Disaster Response to take into account not only the immediate needs of the moment but the long-term goals of the communities in which we engage.

   Through your generous gifts we have the staying power to be there as long as needed. Thanks to you, Lutheran Disaster Response is in it for the long haul.

Pastor Erica

 

   

 

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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 05, 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

 

6th-8th grade Confirmation

Community Room

Sundays:

10:15 to 11:15 am   OR

Wednesdays:

7:15 to 8:15 pm

 

High School Bible Talk:

Discussions in the Library

Sundays:

10:15 to 11:00 am

 

Men' Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 6:45 am

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

 

 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

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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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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