SUPPORT GROUPS:  Faith Lutheran Church currently offers a support group for cancer survivors, cancer patients, cancer care-givers, and all others interested in being part of a close-knit group focused on encouraging and supporting one another in their experiences with cancer.  The group is called Second Sunday Support" and meets the 2nd Sunday of each month in Pastor Olson's office at 10am.  The group's next meeting will be the second Sunday of January. 

This Sunday is "Gaudete" Sunday -- also known as "rejoicing" Sunday.  On this 3rd Sunday in the season of Advent we read several stories from the scriptures that specifically speak about being joyful.  Most dramatically, Mary rejoices in the announcement that she is pregnant with the Son of God.  Pastor Olson's sermon will speak about the importance of being joyful, and the role that laughter plays in our faith lives.  His sermon is titled "Remembering Grady Nutt". 

NO CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  What has been an annual tradition for many years has been changed this year to a new format.  Rather than have a separate Sunday afternoon "concert", we will incorporate lots and lots of music into our morning worship services on Sunday, December 21st.  Both services will feature solos, choirs, bells and musical presentations in a wide variety of styles while still maintaining the format of worship (8:45am traditional, 11am contemporary).  What a great opportunity to worship in a new and fun way, to invite friends and neighbors to the church, and to celebrate the Christmas season!  Come enjoy the music that many voices and hands are busy preparing.

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE:  The Christmas season is not a time of joy for everyone.  Some have lost loved ones during this time, or have suffered a different kind of sadness.  Saturday, December 20th, 7pm we will gather for a Blue Christmas worship experience to acknowledge our "blueness", and seek God's help and healing.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN ADVENT:  Join us as we gather for soup, hot beverages, music, crafts and community service.  5:30 - 7:30pm.

Faith Acts! has announced its choice for next spring's musical:  "Narnia".  Based on C. S. Lewis' writings more than 60 years ago, Narnia is the story about a land of magical creatures, the wonderful lion Aslan, and those who would try to destroy all that is good.  Auditions will take place on Sunday, January 4th, and all are welcome to give it a try.  For non-musical types, there are plenty of roles as stagehands, production assistants, ticket sellers, etc.  Call the church office for more information (360-426-8611) -- or continue to watch this website (please note the "Faith Acts" tab above).

Welcome Home!

Many people today are restless, searching for a way to find meaning in a world that often leaves us with more questions than answers.  Saint Augustine once wrote, "Our souls are restless, until they rest in Thee." 

We at Faith Lutheran Church would be honored to journey with you as we learn together what it means to rest in our Creator and follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is not an easy journey, but it is one filled with joy, discovery, and grace beyond measure.

We welcome you to our church, our worship services and our lives.  We hope and pray that you will experience in us the love of God, which is the greatest power in the world, and that you will join us in sharing that love with a world in need.  WELCOME HOME!