Midweek Service for Lent
Our services for Lent continue this week on Wednesday, February 25th 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 Gave Himself for Me”. There is a 6pm supper hosted by The Heinitz, Dolan and Roekle families. On the menu is: Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, Chips, Pickle Spears, Dessert & Beverage. A supper is also planned for March 4th
hosted by the 2014 Confirmation Class; they will be serving ~ Hot Ham Sandwiches, Chips, Veggies/dip, Dessert and Beverage. There will be free-will offerings for the meals. Please sign up at the north bulletin board.
Shoreland Music Festival
The 2015 Shoreland Music Festival will be held on Saturday, March 7th
. The Solo & Ensemble contest runs from 9am-3pm. Volunteers are needed to help make the festival run smoothly. Anyone that would like to volunteer a couple hours would be deeply appreciated. Areas to help include: supervision of performance sites & halls, tabulation and organization in the main office, and the concession help. To volunteer, please contact James Groth at – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dine at Buffalo Wild Wings to help Shoreland
You can help the Shoreland Prom Committee out by dining at the Racine Buffalo Wild Wings located off the Regency Mall parking lot (Durand Ave.) on the following Mondays, beginning tomorrow - 2/23, 3/2 and 3/9, 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.
Adult Volleyball at Trinity, Caledonia
Trinity, Caledonia, is once again hosting an adult volleyball league for high school aged adults on up! Games will be played at Trinity on Sundays in March and one in April (a schedule to come soon) from 5-7pm. Teams are divided up between a rec league and a competitive league. If you or a group would like to participate, please email Martha Lau, email@example.com by February 25th
. You may also sign up on line at http://goo.gl/YrALlv.
Simplified Worship Service held at New Hope
This Saturday, Feb. 28th, our sister church, New Hope Lutheran Church at 5970 Douglas Avenue, is hosting a simplified worship service entitled “Worship at the Cross.” The service begins at 10am & is offered on the 4th Saturday each month. The service, designed by Jesus Cares Ministries, is intended for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. If you know of someone who could benefit from this service, encourage them to come or even bring them. Informational postcards are available at the top of the stairs.
Donkey Basketball at Shoreland
Shoreland LHS is hosting a Donkey Basketball tournament on March 5th
, at 6pm. There will be fun, games, prizes, and real live donkeys! Tickets are $6 if they’re preordered or $8 at the door. All proceeds will go to our Nepal and Pakistan missions. If you would like to preorder tickets, please email Abby Lash at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Beres at email@example.com. Please join the fun!
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
Sewing Circle to Resume in March
The ladies of our Sewing Circle have decided to forego meeting in February and will instead commence on Thursday, March 5th
at 10:00am. Hopefully by then, there will be less snow and warmer days, with spring and robins on the way! If you have an interest in sewing or quilting, stop down any Thursday on/after March 5th
to see what these ladies do. Sewing Circle meets in the church basement and the ladies bring a bag lunch. Feel free to join them!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 -email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.