Midweek Service for Lent and Supper
Our services for Lent continue this Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm. The theme for the midweek services is “What Grace Is This!” Pastor Emeritus Nathan Pope will be preaching and focusing on the theme for Wednesday “He Stood Trial for Me”. The Senior Choir will be singing. There is a 6pm supper hosted by the Joanna Mission Circle. They will be serving: Shredded Pork, (BBQ sauce on the side) Applesauce, Chips, Coleslaw, Dessert and Beverage. There is also a supper planned for March 18th
hosted by the Ladies Aid. Their menu will be: Chicken Soup, Bread/Crackers, Salad, Dessert and Beverage. There will be a free-will offering for each meal. Please sign up at the north bulletin board if you plan to attend.
WLS Carnival Coming Soon!
The Wisconsin Lutheran School/Home & School Carnival & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, March 28th in the FEC from 11am – 3pm. Come for food, fun, games and prizes! Donations of candy and small prizes are needed. A box for donations is located in the church library. Homemade baked goods such as breads, brownies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, etc., are also needed for the Bake Sale. If you are able to bake for this event, you may bring your creations - packaged for selling, to the Elementary School on Villa Street on or before Saturday, March 28th. If you have any questions related to the Carnival, please contact Ruth Heusterberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dine at Buffalo Wild Wings to help Shoreland
You may still help the Shoreland Prom Committee out by dining at the Racine Buffalo Wild Wings located off the Regency Mall parking lot (Durand Ave.) Monday (March 9) all day, dine in or carry out. Ten percent of all sales will go to the Shoreland Prom Committee. Tickets are needed for Shoreland to get credit, and are located at the top of the stairs.
Easter Family Fest
Easter Family Fest is on Saturday, March 28th
from 9am-10:30am at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive Street, Racine. The whole family is invited! The teens and adults will discuss what Easter means for their lives as Christians. The children, ages 3-12, will learn about Jesus’ resurrection from the dead on Easter morning. Everyone will join together for a resurrection skit by Epiphany’s teens and then parents will help their children make and decorate Easter cookies. No registration needed. What could be better than celebrating with your family the great news that our Savior is alive! The Easter Family Fest is a joint ministry of Epiphany and First Evan Lutheran Churches.
Bowling for a Home
You are invited to 2 fun events to benefit New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers, a Christian Life Resources’ Ministry, which recently moved to Milwaukee. FAMILY BOWLING: Sunday, March 15 from 12-3pm at Classic Lanes, 5404 W. Layton Ave., Milwaukee. Cost is $12.50/person. This relaxed group and family-friendly afternoon includes 3 hours of unlimited bowling. In addition, each lane gets a 16” pizza and pitcher of soda. BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Saturday March 28 from 12:30-4:30pm (check in begins at 11:30am), also at Classic Lanes. Start forming your 5 member team for this 3 Game, 9-Pin Tap Tournament. Entrance is $30/person. Cash prizes for top bowlers and a silent auction! Go to www.clrevents.com
“Forward in Christ” Subscriptions
If you would like to receive monthly issues in your church mailbox of our Synod’s informative magazine/periodical, “Forward In Christ” please sign up at the south bulletin board. The cost is $11.00 for a one year subscription, beginning in April. Please make your check payable to First Evan and place it in the envelope at the south board or in the church mailbox. Current subscribers are reminded to renew. Please order or renew by March 1st
Monday Night Service Returns After Easter
The 7pm services will resume on April 13th
Church Picnic Date Set
The date for our Joint Church Picnic with New Hope Lutheran Church has been set. It will take place on Sunday, August 9th
at Johnson Park. Please make note of it!
Training Camp – A Lutheran Camp for Kids
Training Camp is a WELS kids’ camp held at the YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, IL, for young people in the WELS & ELS who will be entering grades 3-9 in the fall. The purpose of the camp is to provide an opportunity for kids to grow in God’s Word in an outdoor setting. The theme this year is Training Camp Assemble!
It will be held from Sunday, July 26th - Friday, July 31st, 2015. Total cost is $300 per camper. Forms are available at the south bulletin board. Contact Pastor Michael Zarling (Epiphany Lutheran) at email@example.com or call 994-2711 with any questions.
2015 Flower Chart
The flower chart for 2015 is posted down by the northside mailboxes. If you would like to donate altar flowers on a particular Sunday in memory of loved ones or in honor of special occasions, please write your name next to the date of your choosing. The cost remains $30 again this year. If a particular Sunday is already spoken for, you may donate flowers for the pulpit area, at the same price of $30. The church secretary will contact you in advance for your color choice.
Worship Service Recordings on DVDs
Please be reminded that our worship services are recorded onto DVDs by our teens. Tim and Jan Weidner make several copies and distribute them accordingly so our shut-in members who request these copies receive them. Paper copies of all sermons are also available and may be emailed, put into your church mailbox or mailed to your home. If you or someone you know would like to start receiving these DVDs or copies of the sermons, please notify the church office -firstname.lastname@example.org or 633-8267.
Are you interested in walking in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul? A 10 day tour of Greece, including a 3 day Mediterranean cruise is scheduled for October 19-25, 2015. The tour is being hosted by Pastor Gene Kock. See such places as Kavala, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Meteora, Athens, Corinth, Mars Hill & much more. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Roekle at email@example.com.
Please Consider a Gift to the Organ Fund
Please be reminded that we have an organ fund needed to rebuild our existing organ or to purchase a new one. We encourage you to contribute to this fund whenever possible. To make a contribution, you may do so along with your regular offering. On your offering envelope, simply write “organ fund” with the amount you are contributing in the category marked “other”. There is already a substantial amount of money in the fund, but we anticipate that we will need a sizable amount in addition.
Member Assistance Reminder
Keep in mind that a group has been set up to help if members ever find themselves in need of necessities such as food, clothing, etc. If you are in need, you can contact the Member Assistance Team (MAT) for help. Either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a written request in the locked dropbox in the church library with your name and contact information. Also, if you would like to be included among those members who are notified when donations are needed, please contact the MAT at the email address listed above.