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AcolyteConfirmation

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12

Our congregation encourages the youth to become actively involved in their Family of Faith activities.

Youth – servant events and activities for middle school students are scheduled throughout the course of the year. In addition, these students meet weekly for Confirmation instruction.

Adult Education

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 11:18-19

Bible StudyAt Faith Lutheran Church we encourage all of our members to be actively involved in Bible Study and Daily Devotions. Various opportunities for study and discussion are offered as well as numerous resources.

Adult Bible Study
different times and venues are selected. A variety of topics are studies/discussed with some recent examples being Integrity (or the Lack There of) in The Bible and In Our World Today; Growing Older; and Called to Discipleship.

Music

Special Music
on a regular basis special music is scheduled to enhance Sunday worship. This includes solos, small vocal groups, and small instrumental groups.

Choir

Quilters

The Quilters gather on the lower level of the church each Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. The ladies make ‘tied’ quilts, so not everyone needs to know how to sew. This year alone these volunteers created 85 quilts that were sent off to Lutheran World Relief or presented to our confirmands. Around the world these quilts may be used as covers to keep warm, mats for sleeping upon, or perhaps hung to create walls/wind breaks.

Quilters

Fellowship

 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”                                                               Acts 2:42

Sunday fellowship following worship:
congregational members regularly gather for food, fun, and fellowship following worship. Bonus perks might include a member’s travelogue or the much anticipated Cake Auction.

Additional fellowship activities:
are randomly scheduled and might include a Family Game Night, Christmas Tree Trimming Party, Christmas Caroling, or the Church Picnic.

Cake Auction

Prayer Chain / e-Pray-ers

Prayer is an important part of our lives together as a congregation. We have a group of people who are committed to pray for others in their times of trouble or joy. If you have a prayer request, please notify the church office.

Prayer Chain:
Information for the Prayer Chain is passed on by a telephone tree.

ePray_ers:
Information for the ePray_ers is disseminated by email.

Outreach

“ For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
Matthew 25:35-40

It is our conviction that as Children of God we have been called to serve our Family of Faith, our community of Three Lakes, and our Global Community around the world. Opportunities abound for service and the following are some of the ongoing, regularly schedules activities and events.

Three Lakes Community Garden:
Initiated by Faith Lutheran, this garden is open to all folks in the Three Lakes area who are interested in raising their own produce. Additionally, some areas of the garden are community plots which are tended by volunteers for the purpose of providing produce for the Food Pantry.

Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry:
The Food Pantry is an ecumenical project of the churches in Three Lakes. The churches and other various organizations encourage the donation of food and household supplies. Regularly volunteers gather to help with the distribution of food, offer encouragement, and additional support as needed. Pastors are available to pray with recipients as well.

Prayer Shawls:
Members of Faith Lutheran knit or crochet prayer shawls that are then delivered to a local kidney dialysis unit as well as to individuals experiencing physical difficulties or hospitalization.

Fish Fry:
Both in the spring and in the fall the members of Faith serve as the wait staff for a Fish Fry dinner buffet at the Oneida Village. These are fund raisers with donations being made to various community members or organizations in need.

Quilters:
Ladies of Faith and the Three Lakes community gather on the lower level of the church to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. This year 85 quilts are on their way around the world to warm the bodies of people in need.

School Supplies:
As the school year commences, members of Faith Lutheran donate various school supplies for needy children in the community. The Sunday School children and Confirmation students pack them up and present them to 7 different schools.

Heart to Heart:
Cards are sent to those who might need a word of Christian care, comfort, and cheer.

4th of July Pie Sale:
Members of the congregation make pies to be sold at Don Burnside Park following the 4th of July Parade. Proceeds from the sale are used to support a variety of charities.

Feed My Starving Children:
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship the meals to 70 countries around the world.

Lutheran World Relief/Fair Trade:
LWR responds to countries in need efficiently and effectively by providing resources to local partner organizations. They focus on attacking the root causes of poverty and breaking the cycles that keep people from being healthy, productive and self-supporting. Fair Trade foods and gifts are available online.

Lutheran Disaster Response:
When disaster strikes in a community, the local Lutherans are the first form of Lutheran Disaster Response. Every time Lutherans volunteer in service to their neighbors in need following a disaster, they are being led by Lutheran Disaster Response.

Syndeo
Members of Faith contribute immediately needed supplies for foster children upon arrival in a foster home. This includes diapers, underwear, socks, pajamas, and toiletries.

Caritas
This ministry is a joint project of churches in the area to aid people with immediate needs such as food, electric bills, and medical help. Folks are also provided resources regarding more permanent help.

Care Assistance Ministry

Our Care Assistance Ministry program is up and running!! Now that we have a fledgling volunteer base, we are excited that the second and most important part of the program will begin!

Here is how it works:
We invite anyone to complete a request for himself or for someone else in the congregation who could use any type of daily life assistance (examples as described on the form). Requests will be immediately reviewed by the pastor and Outreach committee and volunteers will be contacted to provide assistance.

Many of you have graciously offered your services via the Caring for our Faith Family form that has been circulating for the past month. We would love an even greater base of volunteers and we are sure that you will find volunteering in this way to be a very rich and rewarding opportunity.

Over the years care has been given to many in our congregation, but our hope is that we can reach even more members who could use some support and involve more members in providing that support. Please consider completing and returning a form if you have not done so already!

Click here to download the form and return it to the church office

Get Involved At Faith Lutheran

As a congregation we encourage all of our members to become actively involved in one or more of our church ministries. We promote Christ-like living, being good stewards of all of our earthly blessings including our time, talents, and treasures. Possibilities abound and the following list is certainly not all inclusive. Check our Stewardship Menu for further details.

Worship
serve as a volunteer in one of the various positions for the enhancement of Sunday morning worship.

The Board of Outreach
develops and promotes ongoing efforts of outreach in evangelism and social ministry both in the local community and the church worldwide. The board provides leadership, guidance, and education for the congregation.

The Board of Education
provides leadership and supervision for all educational programs of the congregation. They provide resources for teachers and others in the Christian faith including the study of Scripture, the Lutheran confessions, and Christian living.

The Board of Worship Life
provides leadership and guidance for the congregation in the areas of worship, Christian fellowship, care giving, youth ministry, and spiritual development.

The Board of Trustees
supervises the maintenance and development of the properties of the congregation.

Fellowship
volunteer teams share the responsibility of hosting a fellowship hour following Sunday morning worship. Occasionally teams plan fellow events for members and families of Faith Lutheran.

Volunteers
serve in many capacities including office work, highway clean up, Spring/Fall clean up, teaching, bulletin boards, etc.

Get Involved Globally

Donate
numerous opportunities exist for the Faith Lutheran community to donate financially to our church, to the Northern Great Lakes Synod, to the ELCA, to non-profit organizations such as The Gideons, Bread for the World, and Compassion International.

Go and Do
some members answer the call volunteer their time in various areas around the world. Various opportunities present themselves each year both in the United States and in foreign lands. Additional information is available by checking the following links.

United States and in foreign lands. Additional information is available by checking the following links.

Get Involved Locally

Community Garden
participants either rent a plot or help maintain the community plots. All take turns planting, watering, and weeding. Healthy produce is donated from the community plots to the Three Lakes Food Pantry during the harvest season.

Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry
the Three Lakes community donates food and household products to the food pantry. Members regularly volunteer their time to help distribute food and supplies to needy families.

Christmas Gifts
members of Faith Lutheran purchase gifts for needy children and help with the selection/distribution to needy families in our community.

Fish Fry
both in the spring and in the fall our congregation hosts a Fish Fry at the Oneida Village Restaurant. Members of Faith serve as the hostesses, cooks, and wait staff with all proceeds going to a needy family or organization.

Three Lakes Women’s Ecumenical Christmas Tea
churches in the Three Lakes community rotate yearly hosting the tea. When members of Faith serve as hostesses we provide decorations, dessert, a program, and Christmas Carol Sing-a-long.

Syndeo
get involved by contributing needed supplies, cooking a meal for a foster family, babysitting in emergencies for foster families, or providing relief time for foster parents.

Caritas
get involved by taking your turn at The Rock in Eagle River to greet and help those who arrive seeking assistance.

Get Involved: Tanzania

Mini Map of TanzaniaFor over twenty years the Northern Great Lakes Synod has been involved in a “companion synod” ministry with the Eastern and Coastal Diocese of the Evangelical Church in Tanzania. Every Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod has a companion relationship with a Lutheran church in the developing world. All the twenty dioceses of the Tanzanian church relate to twenty synods of our Church body.

Well over a hundred persons from this synod have in these past two decades traveled into Tanzania to visit congregations, institutions, and people who are a part of the ministry of the eastern coastal Diocese. We have also welcomed well over a hundred Tanzanians who have traveled to our synod. It continues to be a warm, trusting, and powerful relationship. Our congregations and the synod provide financial support of Tanzanians who visit us. We also provide financial resources for some areas of Tanzanian Church life.

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Faith Lutheran Church
6995 Highway 45 South
PO Box 436
Three Lakes, WI 54562
715-546-2770

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