WLS Open House and Anniversary Service
Wisconsin Lutheran School is celebrating their 40th school year. In the fall of 1973, First Evan and Epiphany began working together to provide a Christian education to the members of the churches and the Racine community. On March 9th, WLS will host an open house from noon to 2pm at the Elementary School at 734 Villa St. and the new Middle School building at 718 Grand Ave. The students in grades 4-8 will also be presenting an art fair in the FEC (gym). There will be light refreshments at the Middle School. At 2pm a short service of thanksgiving will occur at First Evan. We will give thanks to God for 40 years of grace. Our loving God has blessed our churches and community with many years of proclaiming the salvation won for all in Jesus. If you are moved to give a thank offering for what God has done through our school, please use the enclosed envelope to do so. The thank offering will be used in the continued process of updating our school classrooms. God willing there will be enough funds to assist WLS in installing Magnetic marker boards in the classrooms. We hope to see you on Sunday, March 9th, at the open house and service!
Adult Volleyball League
Trinity, Caledonia, would like to invite you to gather up a team from church and participate in their Adult Volleyball League on Sunday evenings from 5-7pm. Trinity adult volleyball is for high school age and up. They will try to divide teams into two brackets for games. The recreational teams are meant for those who want to have fun and fellowship while playing volleyball without the stress of whether they win or lose. The competitive teams are still encouraged to have fun and enjoy fellowship with others, but are welcome to strive for victory. Games will be played Sunday evenings starting March 9 and finishing up before Easter Sunday. For more information please contact Martha Lau at 414-807-5923; firstname.lastname@example.org.
“More Than Rubies” Mothers’ Bible Study
Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, from 9-10:30am, mothers and children are invited to receive encouragement through God’s Word and song for the noble task of “bringing up children” to know Jesus. Come and hear what God has to say to mothers about His precious gifts and their high calling. This study will meet in the nursery at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive Street, on the first Tuesday of each month.
“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 also reminded to renew.) Deadline is March 5th.
Lenten Supper Sign-Up
A sign-up has been posted at the north bulletin board for the 6pm supper held in the church basement on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. The Keturah Mission Circle will be serving: Sloppy Joes; Veggies/dip; Chips, Dessert and Beverage. Please sign up if you plan to attend. There will be a freewill offering for the meal.
Two More Lenten Supper Hosts Needed
Please contact the church office at email@example.com or 633-8267 if you/your family, board/committee/group is interested in hosting a 6pm supper, held prior to our 7pm Lenten services. Dates open are March 19th and March 26th.
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.)
Save the Date for Taste of Shoreland
Shoreland Lutheran High School invites all to the Annual Taste of Shoreland Dinner/Auction – “Making Dreams Come True – Planting His Word for Strong Roots of Faith” on Saturday, April 12th beginning at 4:00pm. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, entertainment, door prizes and a silent auction. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Michele Prue at 262-818-9639.
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.
LWMS Spring Rally
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society’s Spring Rally will be held on Saturday, April 12th beginning at 8:30am at Bethany Lutheran Church in Somers. Speaking will be Pastor John Balge on the topic of Commission on Inter-Church Relations. All women of the congregation are invited to attend. Lunch will be served at noon. Please RSVP to the First Evan church office if you plan to attend.
February Outreach Newsletters Available
Our monthly outreach newsletter produced by the Evangelism committee is now available for February. Please take some and pass them out to your family, friends, or neighbors. They are located on the north side bulletin board by the front door.
Sewing Circle Takes a Break
Sewing Circle will be taking a winter break from their normal Wednesday activities and will no longer be meeting midweek until March 2014.
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.