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Lutheran Church in Valders, Wisconsin!


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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.






First Sunday of Advent ~ November 30, 2014

Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist's plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come.

You are invited to the Ordination of

Nicole Marie Welke

December 13, 2014

5:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk

There will be time for fellowship and refreshments to follow.



TIME TO GATHER SUPPLIES TO SEND TO OUR MILITARY! All donations are greatly appreciated!  If you need suggestions there is a list of items 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 on Wednesday December 10th.   Any questions you can call Kaye Jandrey 775-4439.  If you know of anyone who is deployed overseas you can drop off the name and address with Christine in the church office, 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


Faith Lutheran Church is again sponsoring the “Sharing Tree.”  The tree is located in the gathering space. On this tree are tags that represent the food and gift items for two families.  A spending suggestion for each tag is $15.00-$20.00.  Information sheets highlighting the families are available near the tree.  All gifts need to be returned to church unwrapped no later than Sunday, December 7 as they will be delivered the following week.  Support in the past years has been tremendous, so I am confident these families will see God’s love made real through your generosity.  Any questions can be directed to Julie Endries at 894-7498.  



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!  Any youth interested in attending please contact Lynn Walsh. 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! 


The Annual Budget Meeting of Faith Lutheran Church will be held Wednesday, December 3 following worship.




 A suggested Christmas List for residents of MHCC is available on top of the Stewardship Cabinet  during November.  All members of Faith are given the opportunity to share their  blessings. Unwrapped gifts clearly marked MTWC HEALTH CARE CTR should be placed inside the FLCW stewardship cabinet at the top of the stairs near the church  office.  Please have all items here by Monday, December 1.


 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.








November 30th marks the first Sunday in Advent and the beginning of a new church year. Advent is not about preparation for Christmas, but is a time of waiting for the One who was, is, and is to come. Advent is a time to reflect on the One who is continually coming, bringing life to a dying world.


As the outside world grows darker and the days shorter, the advent candles get brighter each week, reminding us that even in the midst of darkness, we have hope. Even as the outside world forces us to be ever busier – shopping, baking, wrapping, travelling, school concerts, sports, etc – when we enter into the sanctuary during Advent, we are forced to slow down, to prepare our hearts, to wait in joyful expectation.


Waiting is difficult for many of us, especially in a world filled with instant gratification and communication. We find it hard to wait. To slow down. This advent season, I invite you to enter into this season of waiting, to join us for worship, to receive with joy the gift of grace in the bread and wine.


Faith has been waiting for many years to call a second pastor, and I am excited to announce that Nicole Welke has accepted the call to be our associate pastor. After an energetic and productive congregational meeting, the congregation voted overwhelming to call Nicole. The vote was 123 yay and 16 nay.  Nicole intends to start on January 1. Her primary focus will be on community outreach and the development of small group ministries in fulfillment of our Vision 2016. Please join me in welcoming Pastor Nicole into our Faith family!



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 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.


November 28, 2014




9:00 am Worship


6:15 PM Contemporary Worship


Age 3 to 5th grade:

10:15 to 11:00 am


6th-8th grade Confirmation

Community Room


10:15 to 11:15 am   OR


7:15 to 8:15 pm


High School Bible Talk:

Discussions in the Library


10:15 to 11:00 am


Men' Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 6:45 am

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm


 Televised Worship:


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

Sept to November


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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