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.

 

 

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19th Sunday after Pentecost ~ October 19, 2014

 

When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

 

During worship on Sunday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 29, we are asking members to make their financial commitment to Faith’s mission, educational, and outreach ministries both here at Faith and around the world. Every member is being invited to complete and return a commitment card on this day. Even if you cannot make a commitment at this time, we encourage you to join us for worship at 9:00 AM on Sunday or 6:15 PM on Wednesday. ?As part of our celebration of Commitment Sunday, we invite all members of the congregation to a complimentary brunch in the Fellowship Hall. Mr, Lucky’s will cater the brunch, which is immediately following worship. We hope you can join us as we mark an important part of our Stewardship drive with this shared meal.

 

 

 

YOUTH EVENTS

Luther League - A reminder that Luther League will now meet every Sunday morning from 10:15 to 11:00 am in the Library. Refreshments will be provided. Come to this great open discussion lead by Jim and Jeanette Schuessler. Besides offering this to you the Board of Youth and Family will also be offering monthly events which we hope you will continue to participate in.

 

The Board of Youth Ministry will sponsor Trunk-or-Treating again in the upper parking lot, during the village Trick-or-Treating hours on Friday, October 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  

     Attendance is growing at this event and we expect a lot of children from the area.  The youth would gladly accept a bag or two of candy from anyone willing to share!  Please drop them off in Lynn’s office by Sunday, October 26.  Thanks for your support!

   FAITH ON FIRE group (Grades 5-8) and Luther League (Grades 9-12) - We will decorate a bus for Halloween Trunk-or-Treating on October 31 starting at 3:30 pm in the upper parking lot.  After bus cleanup, we will have some fun games and food, and wrap up the night with the 2003 Joseph Fiennes film LUTHER. What better time considering that we are studying what it is to be Lutheran, and REFORMATION DAY is OCTOBER 31! Please contact Lynn Walsh for more information.

 

 LEFSE IS BACK! 

The youth will be taking Lefse orders after services on Sundays, November 2 and November 9, as well as after services on Wednesday, October 29 and November 5.  You may order 1 or 2 dozen.  $8.00 per dozen. We stop taking orders at 100 dozen, so signup before it’s too late! 

 Lefse orders may be picked up on Sunday, November 16 after service and on Wednesday, November 19 after service. 

 

OCTOBER STEWARDSHIP

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER in MANITOWOC 

General Items:  dishwasher detergent, dish detergent, laundry detergent and dryer sheets, cleaning supplies, disinfecting wipes, bleach, mops, brooms, paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue, kitchen utensils, silverware, food storage containers, freezer bags, kitchen towels, dish cloths, bath towels, wash cloths, pillows, pillow cases, full size sheets, twin & full size vinyl mattress covers, alarm clocks, laundry baskets, baby monitors, AA & AAA batteries.  New clothing for adults & children - socks, underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts in all sizes, mittens/gloves, hats, scarves.  Personal Care items -  Infant, child & adult cold, flu & allergy medicine, cough drops, lip balm, feminine products, lotion, face wash/body wash, baby bottles, sippy cups, bottle brushes, teething toys, diapers & pull-ups (size 2,4,5 & 6), wipes, diaper rash cream, combs, brushes, hair dryers.              

Food - Non-perishable food items.  Gift Cards - Gas, groceries, local stores, movie rentals and calling cards.

 

Anything purchased for the Center should be clearly labeled and placed inside the FLCW stewardship cabinet across from the church office.  Any monetary donations or scrip cards can be left in the office with Christine and will be collected on a weekly basis.

 

 

SCRIP             SCRIP             SCRIP             SCRIP            

GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations can be purchased through scrip cards. Toy Land at Fleet Farm is opening soon.... get your Fleet Farm scrip cards now!         

       

Shopping weekly for groceries? Stop by and get cards for: Piggly Wiggly, Roundy's (Copp's), Festival,   Wal- Mart, Griffin Meats, Pine River.  We will be featuring these businesses during the month of October.  In addition, we have many cards that can assist you in purchasing gas, dining out, clothing, building supplies, iTunes,....and the list goes on.  So why not make out only 1 check to Faith Lutheran Scrip and get all of your shopping done early?  When you make a purchase through October 26 your name will be placed in a hat for a drawing of a $10 card of your choice.

 

So stop in on Sundays and Wednesdays and begin purchasing scrip.  You just might be the winner in our October drawing!

 

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.


 

 First Communion Retreat

Saturday, Oct. 18th    8:30-11:30 AM Community Room

 

First Communion

Sunday, Nov. 9th   9:00 AM

 

 

 

  

Ten Stewardship Principles*

 

As baptized members of the body of Christ, we gratefully confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  We boldly proclaim the gospel as the Word of God.  We clearly recognize the gifts that God has first given us through grace, and we joyfully accept our role and responsibility as stewards.  The following principles provide a foundation for the life of a faithful and generous steward.

Respond gratefully to what God has first given us.  All that we do is a response to God’s grace.  Everything we are, have, and use comes from God.  Best of all, God gives the gift of Jesus Christ and the community of believers.  It all begins with God.  Our confession of faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior is not of our doing.  Grateful stewards put God first.  “…but they gave themselves first to the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 8:5)

Obey responsibility to glorify God as a faithful proclamation of God’s word.  We acknowledge our faith and show our faith in the gospel for the glory of God and for the building up of the body of Christ.  This takes courage.  It involves our life-long obedience, including the ways we treat our families, others, and ourselves.  “…you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 9:13)

Sacrifice proportionately as Christ sacrificed for us.  For our sake Jesus gave up everything to make us rich through the cross and the resurrection.  We are called to sacrifice so others may share in God’s word and blessings.  “..gave according to their means, and even beyond their means.” (2 Corinthians 8:3)

Give willingly as moved by the Holy Spirit.  We have been prepared to give of ourselves.  We give our time, talents, and resources freely.  “For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave…” 

       (2 Corinthians 8:3)

Share abundantly as we have received.  The purpose of these gifts is for the good of the community of God.  We give to build up the body of Christ.  We use and share our gifts for the benefit of all.  “…and God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Give proportionately is our way of giving in relation to our abundance.  We are to give according to our “means,” not according to an income or a budget.  “If the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has – no according to what one does not have.”  

       (2 Corinthians 8:12)

Commit intentionally means making a statement about your intent and following through.  As members in the body of Christ, we are asked to make a commitment of our time, talents, and resources as a faithful response to God and as a statement of support for God’s work.  “…arrange in advance for this bountiful gift that you have promised.” (2 Corinthians 9:5)

Contribute regularly means practicing our stewardship on a daily basis.  By doing so this becomes a lifestyle.  Paul instructs us: “On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn.”  (2 Corinthians 16:2)

Live genuinely means putting your faith into action.  This is the tangible demonstration of what is sincerely on our hearts and where our treasure is, not simply a verbal expression.  The Macedonians set and example that Paul called to the attention of the Corinthians.  “I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others.”  (2 Corinthians 8:8)

Accept a challenge means recognizing the dynamic nature of our faith.  As our faith grows so will our blessings, and our responsibilities.  Paul writes, “…the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows beautifully will also reap beautifully.”

       (2 Corinthians 9:6)

Our role as God’s stewards is one of many dimensions – grateful, responsible, self-sacrificing, willing, sharing, proportionate, committed, regular, genuine, and challenged.   By generously giving of ourselves, we discover joy in Christ.  “…you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  (2 Corinthians 9:7)

 

*From the ELCA Evangelical Outreach and Congregational Mission

 

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.

               

 
October 20, 2014

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

9:00 am Worship

Wednesdays:

6:15 PM Worship

 

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

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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