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!

 

 He is Risen!  Alleluia!!    

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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Congratulations to Pastor Nicole on her installation Sunday, April 12, 2015!   We had a joyous worship service followed by a wonderful time of fellowship over ice cream sundaes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us Sunday, May 3 @ 9:00 a.m. for our Affirmation of Baptism Service.  Being received are: Jordan Bratz, Bailey Jo Goehring, Nathan Mayzik, Cody Meyer, John Miles III, Callie Olson and Jared Zutz.

 

 

Spring is here and it's time to begin golfing!  Please join us for "Nine & Dine" on Fridays throughout the summer.  Our first outing is May 8 @ Seven Lakes.  Tee time is 5:00, 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.

 

 

  

This week I ran across an article called, “Worship Is About More Than Personal Preferences.” written by a Lutheran pastor, Nathan Aaseng, from Wisconsin. And this month, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton wrote an article for the Lutheran magazine entitled, “Worship is the Heart of What We Do.” Why all this talk about the importance of worship?

   Our lives have become so busy that worship has become one of many options in our already packed weeks. Worship becomes something we do only if we can squeeze it in. But as the church, worship is our central act. It is the time when we gather together with our brothers and sisters in Christ to give thanks and praise to God.

   Eaton states, “At the heart of what we do is worship, and at the heart of our worship is the crucified and risen Christ. Everything else we do is formed, nourished, sustained and transformed by our life as a faith community gathered around word and sacrament, abiding in the love of God. Without this intentional, regular communion with God and each other it’s not possible for us to speak an authentic word of hope to a broken world — the world God so loves.”

   Yet too often we make worship about us – our likes and dislikes. I really liked the hymns. Didn’t like the hymns. Like the liturgy, don’t like the liturgy. I want more organ; I want a praise band. Don’t like screens, love the screens. I like the old Lord’s Prayer; I like the newer version. And we want it all done in less than 60 minutes. The actual purpose of worship -- encountering God – has become completely obscured in conversations about music, words, and worship length.

   Worship isn’t like going through the drive-thru where everyone can pick and choose whether they want fries or onion rings, a shake or a soda, a burger or chicken fingers. Worship is like going to a family dinner and sitting with those brothers and sisters and cousins who you might not prefer to sit with, and eating with them anyway.

   Worship is not about us, it is about God. “When we gather for worship we hear God’s word of promise; we confess our helplessness; receive forgiveness; we pray; and we welcome new brothers and sisters through baptism, promising to support them in their walk in faith. We are fed with the bread of life and receive our Lord poured out for us. And then we are sent back into the world. Worship is essential for the church’s life and service.”

  If you haven’t been to worship in a while, we invite you to come. And even if you come every week, we are glad to have you with us. If you don’t like exactly how we worship…well, that’s not what it’s about. It’s about gathering together with both friends and strangers in Jesus Christ, to be changed by his presence in our midst, and for sharing that good news for the sake of the world. Gather, be changed, share the good news. It’s that simple.

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.

               

 
April 27, 2015

 

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays:

9:00 am Worship

Wednesdays:

6:15 pm Contemporary   

     Worship

NO Worship Service

     on April 8th 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Age 3 to 5th grade:

10:15 to 11:00 am

 

 

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Televised Worship:

Mondays: 6:00 & 7:30 PM

Time-Warner Channel 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 PM
Comcast Channel 20

 

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May

June 

 

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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