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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!


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.         






Sermon Series


 What is this Bread of Life?

Week 1 – July 26 & 29 (John 6:1-21)

It is bread that is Abundant: Feeding the 5000

Week 2 – Aug. 2 & 5 (John 6:14-29)

It is bread that is about Relationship: Bread from Heaven

Week 3 – Aug. 9 & 12 (John 6:35, 41-51)

It is bread that is Living: Bread from Heaven

Week 4 – Aug. 16 & 19 (John 6:51-58)

It is bread that is Real: Bread of Life, true food and true drink

Week 5 – Aug. 23 & 26 (John 6:56-69)

It is bread that is Forever: Words of Eternal Life


Each week we will be looking specifically at the Bread of Life that John talks about in chapter 6 of his gospel. We will focus on these five topics in regards to Holy Communion, and what it means to us in our world today.


Faith Lutheran Church

10th Sunday after Pentecost

August 2, 2015

Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is daily manna they want. As always in John’s gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world. He calls us to come to him and believe in him, and through that relationship to know the one who sent him.



We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with our Sunday School youth as Teachers, Substitute Teachers or a Music Leader. These teaching positions would be a job share situation so you are not committed to every Sunday. No prior experience or lesson planning necessary - we will provide you with a teacher's manual with everything you need to lead the music or a small classroom. The new curriculum is fun and interactive!  If you enjoy working with kids or would like to learn more about any of these positions, please contact Chloe Cigler at 775-4417 as soon as possible.



Congregational Dinners

We have planned an evening of dinner and fellowship for you on the following dates from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM:  August 21, September 18, October 16, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15. Please plan to attend, and consider inviting friends to join you.  Tickets are $10.00 in advance and can be purchased after church or in the church office. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event until sold out at $12.00 each.  Proceeds will go to the 2nd Phase of our Capital Appeal. 


Volunteers are needed to help with the varied tasks of running the congregational dinners. We need people willing to sell tickets after the church services, collect tickets the day of the dinner, set-up and take down the fellowship hall, work in the kitchen as needed, and serve the meal. Sign-up sheets are located on the Information Desk in the Gathering Space. We will call you when we start planning the dinner you sign-up for. Please consider volunteering to help out with this exciting new ministry here at Faith.





"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.




Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

   Today as I sit coming back from the ELCA National Youth Gathering I cannot seem to get this image out of my head. We, being those gathered in Detroit, were referred to as a Skittles Explosion. This was due to the bright colored shirts that the 30,000 gathered were wearing each day as they embarked on days focusing on how we Rise Up Together through Proclaiming Community, Story, and Justice in the world. Now, it may have just been those who gathered that were called a Skittles Explosion, but I believe it is much more than just the 30,000 present at the 2015 gathering in Detroit.

   As the photo says, “How do you spot a Lutheran?”, in Detroit for 4 days it may have been by the Skittles Explosion, but can’t we say now that the gathering is done that we are recognized still by the Skittles Explosion. Those 4 days may have been a huge gathering of Lutheran young people and adults where they learned, grew, and were filled with God’s Spirit, but it did not end on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Rather, these young people and adults (the Skittles Explosion) now come back to places all across the country and globe not just filled with God’s Spirit, but also overflowing with excitement and initiative to do God’s work by Proclaiming Community, Story, and Justice in their own settings. We here at Faith have some of that, Skittles Explosion returning to our midst. We now have the chance to engage in the next explosion of Skittles that will be across the globe as all these individuals return home. So how do you spot a Lutheran, it may be by a Skittles Explosion, but it is an explosion much bigger than we can comprehend.

   I encourage you to engage our youth and adults who spent 4 days Rising Up Together with other Lutherans to find out what they experienced and to become part of the next wave of the Skittles Explosion. I could spend all day telling you how God’s Spirit was working in that place and how it comes home with me now.

   Alas, I will share just a few snap shots with you. Proclaiming Community and Justice is sometimes just as much about being present and showing God’s love to all people you meet than it is about words. Throughout my time in Detroit I lost track of the number of conversations where strangers or I should say brothers and sisters in Christ walked along side of us on the side walk or called out the windows of cars saying, “Thank You! Thank you for all you have done and are doing for my city.” Along with this, the media coverage was extensive, but one quote from Cheryl Pressley that I believe captures some of what happened is this. “The ELCA didn’t come to save Detroit, but came to experience Detroit and spread the word about what a great city it is.” Then when it comes to Proclaiming Story, I was overcome with the Spirit when it came to closing worship after I had received Holy Communion and a high school youth looked me in the eyes, anointed my head with oil in the shape of the cross and said, “Child of God, You are sent to bring hope.” This is the story that we all have been called and equipped to do, and have that youth a perfect stranger remind me that this is my call and all of our calls was powerful beyond compare. I may be just one person, but if we all go out working towards bringing hope think of the impact and change that God can do through us. The Skittles Explosion will spread even further!

   Therefore, even if you were not in Detroit, you now have the chance to engage those who were and join in the Skittles Explosion here as we remember that we all are God’s children sent to bring hope to a hurting world.

   May God’s Spirit continue to stir in us all. So the answer to, “How do you spot a Lutheran?” is: they are the ones that Rise Up Together to Proclaim Community, Story and Justice to the world.


Pastor Nicole





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.


August 03, 2015

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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6:15 pm Contemporary   




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