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.

 

 

INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO

WORSHIP WITH YOU!

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Christ the King ~ November 23, 2014

Today is Christ the King Sunday, which marks the end of the church year. In celebration, our worship service is much like a Christmas Lessons & Carols Service, except that the Scriptures and songs followed the liturgical calendar from Advent to Christ the King Sunday. 

 

The Thanksgiving Service will be Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring non-perishable food items along to worship to help feed the needy in our area. Throughout the month of November, our youth have been sponsoring a food drive for our food pantry. During worship, the youth will be presenting a drama, “Need Help” and taking an active role in the service.  Please join us for this special service! The youth will be serving pie and ice cream following the service.

 

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.

  

 

Advent Workshop ~ Sunday, November 30th after worship.  A sign up is available in the church gathering space. You must pre-register for the family keepsake crafts to ensure enough supplies are purchased. Stay for the potluck after the workshop (remember to bring a dish to pass). Contact Stacy Wilker @ 901-6575 with questions.

 

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.

 

NOVEMBER STEWARDSHIP

MANITOWOC HEALTH CARE CENTER

 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!

 

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

Click here for info on the Lakeshore Grief Support Programs.

               

 
November 23, 2014

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

9:00 am Worship

Wednesdays:

6:15 PM Contemporary 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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