Saturday, November 29, 2014

Don't forget to sign up for Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids is one week away! Don't forget to sign up your child at

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Your opportunity for input on the WELS Hymnal Project

During 2014, the WELS Hymnal Project has conducted three surveys to solicit input about how the current hymnal is being used and how the new hymnal can best serve our church body.  The first was for pastors, the second for teachers, and the third for musicians. 

This fourth survey, intended for all WELS members, asks for feedback on things like chanting psalms, instruments suited for accompany worship, wording for the songs and prayers of worship, and singing hymns and songs of the liturgy in four-part harmony.  You'll find it at:

The survey will be available until November 25, 2014.  All of our input will help to shape the worship life of our children and grandchildren. 

The plan is for the new hymnal to be available in 2024, the 500th anniversary of the first Lutheran hymnal and 31 years after the publication of the current WELS hymnal, Christian Worship.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Opportunities to Support Faith Lutheran School

Did you know Faith Lutheran School received over $600 last year from the Fred Meyer’s Rewards program?  Do you have a Fred Meyer Rewards card?

Signing up for community rewards can earn our school donations from Fred Meyer when you use your card. Visit to sign up.  (Faith Lutheran School NPO #91844)  It only takes a few moments. 

Every quarter the school gets a check to be used to purchase items the school needs.

Here are some other opportunities to help our school:

Escrip – Shop Carrs and enter online through E-scrip, and a portion of your purchase is returned to the school.

Boxtops for Education and Campbell’s Labels – Save and turn in for our school to collect and redeem for cash or merchandise.

Office Depot Back-for-School – When shopping Office Depot, give them our school number at checkout (#70000050). We receive credit good for office and school supplies.

Have an old or unused cell phone? Turn it in to the school. We may be able to trade them in for recycling through Pace Butler for extra cash for the school.

Partycraft – Give them our school name at checkout, and we receive a percentage of your purchase back.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Church Work Day and Clean Up

We are having a workday at Church this Saturday (11/8) starting at 9:00am. We have a number of items that need maintenance around the church before the holiday season arrives. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help out. We plan on working until around 3:00pm, lunch will be provided. It is a wonderful way to serve and is also good fellowship. There are a number of items on the list, most of which do not require any special skills, just a willingness to serve.

  Change out snow tires on church van
  Move storage items out of the mechanical room
  Touchup paint in the narthex
  General cleaning
  Replace burnt out light bulbs in track lighting behind the altar
  Install heat tape on eave near front door
  Install exterior light by the flag
  Troubleshoot power to light bollards and exterior light by school entrance.
  Install asphalt paper on upper section of ADA ramp
  Install new audio cables between organ loft and sacristy
  Install motion sensors in restrooms
  Troubleshoot organ speakers