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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!

 


 

 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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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ELW Setting Four

 

As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today's gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God's reign, the great surprise is that God's grace finds us first!

 


Faith’s Opportunities July 27-August 3

Sunday           4:00-7:00 P.M.  Vacation Bible School

Monday          6:00 P.M.  Knitting Group 

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

                        6:30-8:00 Vacation Bible School

Tuesday          10:30 A.M.  Staff Meeting

                        Quilting

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

                        6:30-8:00 Vacation Bible School

Wednesday    5:30-7:30 Vacation Bible School

                        6:15 P.M.  Worship

Thursday        Quilting

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

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

Friday             5:30 P.M.  Nine and Dine

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

Sunday           9:00 A.M. OUTDOOR Worship


Habitat Open House and Dedication to be held Sunday, July 27

Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the 39th house in Valders TODAY. During a dedication service, slated for 1:00 p.m., Habitat Board of Directors will formally present a new house, located at 447 S. Adams Street in Valders to John Schmidt and his family. The house was built in partnership with the family and volunteers throughout the area.  Funding for the house was provided from donations from individuals, businesses, foundations, and churches.  The public is welcome to attend.

 

 

TIME TO GATHER SUPPLIES TO SEND TO OUR MILITARY!

   All donations are greatly appreciated!  If you need suggestions there is a list of things we can send on the cabinet in the gathering space (above the cabinet for the supplies). Please feel free to take a copy along with you. Remember they share with their fellow servicemen and women so it is ok to have extra to send! We will be packing boxes around the middle of August. 

   Please call Kaye Jandrey at 920-775-4439 if you have any questions.  If you know of anyone who is deployed overseas you can drop off the name and address with Christine in the church office and she will get it to me, or you can call or talk to me.  Thank you for all you have done and will do to make it possible to send these boxes.  Please keep all our military in your prayers!  -- The Boards of Evangelism & Parish Fellowship

 

 

 

 

Save the Date for a Special Event!

“God’s work.  Our hands.” Sunday

September 7th, 2014

We are church together.  We are church for the sake of the world and with our hands we do God’s work.  “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—one church freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

On September 7th, we will join together once again with other ELCA congregations for a day dedicated to serving the communities we live in.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

·        9:00 Worship Service

·        10:00-11:00 Traditional Pancake and Porkie Breakfast

·        11:00-1:00 Opportunities for service here at Faith and throughout the community.  Most service opportunities are expected to take less than 1 hour.  Off-site projects will go longer to allow for transportation time. 

·        More information, including service opportunities and order forms for event t-shirts will be available soon.

 

 

 

 

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.”

Outdoor Worship & Parade—August 3

(Watch for Faith Lutheran’s float in the parade!)

Prayer Vigil—August 30-31

Fall Fest—October 4

Worship and Celebration—October 5

 

 

National Youth Gathering

Informational Meeting

 Sunday, August 10 @ 6:00 pm

in the youth room.

For all youth entering 8th grade and older and their parents.  It’s time for us to start planning now.  At the meeting you will get an overview of what the youth gathering is and answer any questions.  If you are unable to attend and would like to hear about the gathering, please contact Lynn Walsh.  Please plan on staying for our Luther League meeting following the NYG meeting.

 

Fall Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship 9:00 am

Sunday School 10:15 – 11:00 am

6,7,8 grade confirmation 10:15 – 11:15 am

Wednesday Worship 6:15 pm

  

 

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.

 

 

 NINE AND DINE     

                                                                                                 
 
Please join us at Seven Lakes at 5:30 pm on Fridays for 9 holes of golf, followed by dinner with the group.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

 

 

  

The popular Christian writer, C. S. Lewis, once wrote, “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”

   Change is inevitable. That is true of an egg into a bird; a baby into an adult; the summer into fall. It is said that the only two things that are certain are taxes and death. I would add change to that list. Everything changes. Some of these changes are welcomed, such as the addition of a child or grandchild, but many changes can make us apprehensive and on edge.

   It can be hard for us when the church changes. We wish we could go back to the “good, old days” when we used to have to set up folding chairs for worship; when Sunday School was full; when things were better. But if we really think back, the church may have been fuller, but it wasn’t perfect. We still had our share of problems. More people doesn’t mean less problems.

   The church has fewer people these days; families are smaller; we don’t have the luxury of a post-war baby boom to fill our pews. Families have more obligations that pull them away from church and often, church is the last choice in a long list of things to do. We go to church only if there is time left over in the week.

   And yet, it has been a very good year for Faith. Regular giving is solid and that’s in addition to a capital appeal. We have a beautiful building addition which has been used for a variety of functions. But we still have a ways to go to continue our Vision 2016 for expanded mission and ministry. And that will require more change. As we continue to discern God’s future for Faith, we pray for the Holy Spirit to open our minds and hearts to new ideas and opportunities.       

   One of the bigger changes that has been made is moving to one service on Sundays. This fall, we will not return to two services, but remain with one worship service at 9:00 AM. Sunday School will follow from 10:15 – 11:00. This change may require some adjustments in our morning routines, but we hope that one service will allow us to experience greater community and fellowship as we give thanks and praise to God. Thank you to all who came to the congregational meeting on July 20 and voiced their opinions. Each one of you is an important member in the body of Christ.

   50 years ago, three congregations stepped out in faith to build a new congregation. And we continue to step out in faith, not always knowing where we are going, but trusting that God is guiding us and surrounding us with love.

 

Peace,

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:  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.

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

Click here for info on the Lakeshore Grief Support Programs.

               

 
July 29, 2014

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

Memorial Day to Labor Day 

9:00 am Worship

 

Wednesdays:

6:15 PM Contemporary Worship

 

Sundays: September - May

8:00 am Worship

10:30 am Worship

9:15 am Sunday School

 

 

 Televised Worship:

Mondays: 6:00 & 7:30 PM

Time-Warner Channel 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
        1:00 PM
   Comcast Channel 20

 

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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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