LIVING FAITH:  Welcome! 

Faith Lutheran Church is a community of believers in Christ seeking to

live out God's love and grace through worship,education, support and service.


No matter where you are in your faith journey,

no matter which season of your life,

you're invited to join us as we seek to

deepen our experiences with God and others.


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We will be collecting a Noisy Offering on Sunday, May 15. Bring your coins to help us raise “S’more” money for Crossways Camp. We are raising money for tents for camp. The Sunday School will have a coin collection every Sunday from April 17 to May 15. S’mores will be served during Sunday School on May 15.


The 65th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed May 5, 2016. The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing God’s continual restoration in our lives. To further highlight the theme, Isaiah 58:1a has been chosen as the Scripture for this year: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”

   The Board of Evangelism will once again host a National Day of Prayer event at Faith Lutheran. An informal prayer service is being planned for 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 5th. Interested participants should meet in the upper level Gathering Space. Weather permitting we will gather outside on the church grounds for a time of prayer for our world, our nation, and each other.

   If you are unable to be with us in person on this evening, we are asking families and individuals to be intentional in prayer during a part of this day. Please accept this invitation to emphasize the importance of PRAYER as a testimony to who God is and what we believe.


Kids Day Out

Saturday, May 7


Sign up outside Nicolle Behnke’s door if you are attending.


 Youth lock-in on Friday May 13th  for 6th grade and up starting at 6:30pm. Children younger than 6th grade are welcomed to stay overnight with a parent. Please join us! The same will go for the highway clean-up, because I wouldn’t want anything to   happen to anyone!

   We will be doing Highway clean-up on Saturday, May 14th beginning at 9:00 am. We will provide breakfast for all those willing to help. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00 am to eat and then we can figure out how to split up into two groups. One will do HWY 151 and the other will do CTH J. I will need some adults to help drive to our starting points and back to church when finished. A sign-up sheet will be located on my door for the lock-in and the clean-up. Anyone is welcome!


Nine and Dine

Golfing will begin at Seven Lakes on Friday May 13 at 5:30 pm with dining after. This is open to anyone. No need to be an experienced golfer. Join us!

Cave Quest Vaction Bible School

VBS will be June 20-24, 2016 from 12:30-4:00pm.  Friday will include an optional field trip to Ledgeview Nature Center to explore a real cave. Please follow the link to the registration form and feel free to share it with others. Come join us!




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.



On May 1,18 young people will affirm their baptismal faith before God and the congregation. When these young people were baptized, their parents made promises on their behalf. Now these youth are ready to claim those promises for themselves. As the congregation participates in the Affirmation of Baptism service, we also affirm our own baptisms and recommit ourselves to faithful living as God’s people. The five faith practices that we commit to are:

to live among God’s faithful people

Living in community as God’s faithful people is a gift of love, and an invitation to

serve in mission. We are chosen not for position or privilege, but to live as faithful

witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ. In our baptism we were made children of

God and members of the body of Christ, the church. God’s message of hope and

reconciliation strengthens us in our faith walk. Our life in Christian community

supports us as we experience the joys and struggles of life.

to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,

As God’s word speaks to us, it comes both as command and promise. We listen to see

how the message challenges us and encourages us in our lives. We listen for God’s

call and God’s guidance. The Lord's Supper stands at the center of our lives as

Christians. In that meal, we receive Jesus' presence into our very bodies. We receive

God's gifts of forgiveness of sin, new life and salvation.

to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed

As the church, acting together and as individuals, we have a story to tell. We have the

story of God’s movement in our lives through the saving actions of Jesus Christ. The

life, death and resurrection of Jesus is not simply a story in the Bible. Rather it’s the

story of our lives and the story of what brings us life. We simply share with others

how God is working in our lives.

to serve all people, following the example of Jesus

To follow the example of Jesus and serve all people requires us to get involved in the

lives of others. Jesus valued relationships. Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan

woman, making time for children or comforting his friends Martha and Mary serves

as a blueprint for moving us beyond projects and anonymous charitable activities to

relationships. Following the life of Jesus leads us into the messiness of life where

lives are transformed and Christ is made known. Serving as Jesus serves brings us

closer to Jesus, the one who did not come to be served but to serve.

to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

We celebrate the abundant blessings that are a part of this world. But we also walk in

the struggle of human existence where we face our own sin, our self-centeredness,

and the collective sin of the world. Yet it is in this struggle that the suffering God

meets us and sends us out to speak on behalf the poor and oppressed and promote

change. Together with our brothers and sisters around the world, we work together

until that day when justice will prevail and peace will reign.


   The ELCA defines Confirmation in this way: “Confirmation is a pastoral and educational ministry of the church which helps the baptized child, through Word and Sacrament, to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.” So according to this definition Confirmation begins at baptism and ends when we finish this life on earth. What would our community of faith and your personal journey of faith look like if we understood that our Confirmation program begins at Baptism and continues until we die?

   As these 18 young people affirm their baptismal faith, please continue to pray for and support them in their faith journey.   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'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 green 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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and Holy Communion


6:15 pm with the praise band
and Holy Communion

All are welcome

Televised Worship:


6:00 & 7:30 PM

Time-Warner Channel 4

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 

1:00 PM
Comcast Channel 20


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