Services During Holy Week
Maundy Thursday Worship Service is held at 7:00 p.m. and will offer Holy Communion. This service marks the end of Lent proper and the beginning of the Three Holy Days of Christendom. Included in this service are songs by the Senior Choir, and the stripping of the altar to give emphasis to this solemn time prior to our Savior’s crucifixion. We continue on Good Friday with the Service of the Cross of Christ at 1:00 p.m. with the children of Wisconsin Lutheran School singing and the Tenebrae Service (service of darkness) in the evening at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion. Finally, we arrive at Easter with the 6:30am Sunrise and 9:30am services where we gather together to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord! Holy Communion will be offered and the choir will sing in both services with the Sunday School children singing in the 9:30am service. Don’t miss any part of this Holy Week celebration!
The Elizabeth Mission Circle, assisted by the Keturah Mission Circle, is again sponsoring the Easter breakfast held immediately after the Sunrise Service until 8:30am in the FEC. They will be serving baked scrambled eggs with bacon, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. A suggested donation for this meal is $3 per person or $10 per family. No sign-up for the meal is necessary. Donations of colored hard boiled eggs would be appreciated. If you can help with this, please sign up at the north board.
Joint Mission Annual Meeting
Please join us on Saturday, April 26th at 9:30am in the church basement for our annual Joint Mission Meeting. Brunch will be served, followed by a short business meeting & presentation by Pastor Tim Flunker speaking on the Latin American Missions and his work in Haiti. All women of the congregation are welcome!
The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee Concert
The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee will present its spring concert entitled "How Great Are Thy Wonders” on Sunday April 27th, at 3:00 & 7:00pm at St. John Lutheran Church located at 7809 Harwood Ave.
Shepherding Committee Needs You
We are in need of a few more members to join our recently formed Shepherding Committee to help contact our members, out of love and concern, who have been away from church for a while. If you are interested in this opportunity to serve, please contact Jim Boehm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 WELS International Youth Rally will be held June 25-28 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Highlights include worship, music by Koiné, workshops with relevant topics, nightly entertainment, expansive recreational fields, & exciting excursions to choose from such as whitewater rafting & zip lining. If you have any interest, please talk to Pastor Dolan or Chris Pierce.
Easter Lily Donations Needed
Once again, we will be delivering Easter lilies to our shut-in members who are unable to attend church. If you would like to donate a lily, please sign up at the south bulletin board. Cost is $7.95 each. The lilies will first adorn the altar on Easter Sunday and will be delivered afterwards. You may also order plants for yourself to be taken after the 9:30am Easter service.
Joint Mission Meeting
The meeting of the First Evan Joint Mission Society will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 9:30am in the church basement. Watch for more details to come.
Donations of Altar Flowers Needed
A new flower chart for 2014 is now posted down by the north 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 contact the church office or write your name next to the date on the chart. The cost for the flowers remains at $30. Checks should be made payable to First Evan. (Payment is not needed until the time of your donation.)
Hosts for Shoreland International Students
Openings to host Shoreland International students are available for the 2014-2015 school year. The International Program at Shoreland has had a positive impact on the Korean, Chinese, and American students and, through it, God has blessed the Shoreland ministry in countless ways. Host families remain an important piece of the international ministry and a few more are needed. If you have any questions, or are interested in more information on how to apply to host an international student for the upcoming year, please contact Paul Scriver at email@example.com or Joy Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office at 262-859-2595.
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 email@example.com 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.
Shepherding Committee Update
Recently, two informational meetings were held explaining the new Shepherding Committee’s purpose; to welcome new members, encourage the inactive ones, and to reach out to our shut-ins. While we had many willing volunteers attend, we are in need of more people to help share the workload. If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more information, please contact Jim Boehm.
Requests from the Sunday School
The Sunday School is in need of various items to store for different crafts throughout the year. If you would like to help by donating any of the items, please feel free. Needed are: glue sticks, glue, crayons, markers, scissors, tape, yarn, felt, aluminum foil, toothpicks, chenille stems (pipe cleaners), craft/Popsicle sticks, clay, string, straws, craft foam, cotton balls, brass fasteners, construction paper, card stock/poster board, tissue paper, transparency paper, old magazines, paper plates, googly eyes, pom poms, clear contact paper, cups, napkins, 3-hole punches, and two CD players with speakers for song time. Also needed are non-perishable snack items like fruit snacks, granola bars, animal crackers, pretzels, etc. for the students during lesson time. Any donations would be most appreciated! There are marked boxes available for the items on a table in the church basement. Thank you!
2014 Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars for our Vacation Bible School which will be held in the mornings here at First Evan on June 16th – 20th. Watch for more information to follow.