Special Rehearsal for Senior Choir
The Senior Choir will have a special rehearsal tomorrow night, (December 29th) at 6:30pm in the church basement, to prepare for the upcoming Epiphany service.
Return of Monday Night Worship Services
Our Monday night services are scheduled to resume on January 12th at 7pm, and will continue through February 9th, at which time the midweek services begin for the season of Lent will begin on February 18th.
Joint Epiphany Festival Service
On Tuesday, January 6th, we will once again join Epiphany Lutheran and New Hope Lutheran churches with a joint Epiphany service held at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive Street, at 6:30pm. The choirs from the congregations as well as the students of Wisconsin Lutheran School, grades 3-5 will sing. Holy Communion will be offered. Come and celebrate Epiphany with your brothers and sisters in Christ.
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.
7th & 8th Grade Pacer Brunch
Parents of 7th & 8th grade students are invited to the Pacer Brunch, on Sunday, January 25th at Shoreland Lutheran High School. This informal opportunity is designed to help you learn more about Shoreland LHS. Brunch is served promptly at 11:30am, followed by a presentation, a question/answer session concerning the future of your child’s Christian education, and tours of the building. Some of the topics to be covered include: tuition & tuition assistance, academic 4-year course planning, transportation, planning for college, co-curricular activities such as music, athletics & clubs, plus STEM & more! Parents only are encouraged to attend unless your child did not previously have the opportunity to visit Shoreland. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 21st, by email to email@example.com or call 262-859-2595 with your name, child’s name/school/grade, and number of adults that will be attending.
Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
On Friday, January 23rd, the Shoreland Lutheran Cheer Squad will be sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00-7:30pm to benefit Children’s Hospital of WI in conjunction with Lady Pacers basketball against Prairie School. A free-will donation will be collected for the benefit. An RSVP is requested, but not required. RSVP to the office at 262-859-2595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELS Marriage Enrichment Weekend
A famous person once said, “Any fool can complicate things; it takes a genius to simplify them.” The Bible does call marriage a mystery, but the gospel of Jesus unravels the mystery and simplifies things. Let an upcoming WELS Marriage Enrichment and Get-Away Weekend help you give glory to God and joy to your spouse. Space is limited, so register soon for the weekend event at destination resorts in Lake Geneva (Feb. 13-15) or Wausau (Feb. 20-22). See the poster and brochures at the south bulletin board or go to www.wels.net/adult-discipleship.
2015 Budget Approved
The proposed church budget for 2015 was approved as amended, at the Congregational Voters’ meeting held this past Thursday, December 18th. Copies of the approved budget are available in the north tower room. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please contact the church office at email@example.com to request one.
A Look Ahead to New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year with Jesus by attending our New Year’s Eve service on Wednesday, December 31st. The service is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm so that you are able to get to other celebrations held on this night. Plan to attend prior to your other engagements!
2015 Contribution Envelopes
The 2015 contribution envelopes have arrived. You will find your packet in your church mailbox. (Multiple packets for family members can be found on the table in the church library.) For our record keeping purposes, please do not
use these envelopes until 2015 as a few envelope numbers have changed. A new category was added to the envelopes for the “4 Steps” debt reduction program that was presented at the 165th anniversary breakfast. If you’re interested in giving to the “4 Steps” program yet this year (2014), please use the “Other” category and write “4 Steps” in the blank. At the start of 2015, you may use the new category “4 Steps” which is printed on the new envelopes. These funds will be used to pay off our loan debt.
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.
Taste of Shoreland Volunteer Meeting
The Taste of Shoreland (a dinner and auction which raises thousands of dollars for tuition assistance) will be held on April 25, 2015 at Shoreland Lutheran High School. Many volunteers are needed for this event. Please contact Joy Lee in the Mission Advancement office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help. There will be a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, January 20th at 6pm at Shoreland LHS
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 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.