Lighthouse Run Recap
On June 21st, 24 people participated on the First Evan team for Lighthouse Run. We had 12 fun walk/runners and 12 runners in the 4 & 10 mile runs. In the 10 mile run, Isaac Hill placed 4th overall and was 1st place in his age division; Abby Lash was 3rd in her age division and Caleb Lash was 2nd in his. Our team overall placed 6th out of 15! Our thanks to those who participated & to those who were there to cheer on our team, and to Abby Lash for organizing this fun event for us!
“Come Follow Me” Summer Bible Study
This summer’s midweek Bible study, based on the movie “Come Follow Me” depicts what it means to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus. Each week will focus on a different movie scene allowing us to discuss the scene & search the Scriptures that talk about it. We’ll meet in the church basement on Thursday nights at 6:30pm for the next five weeks. If you can’t make it every Thursday, just come when you can!
10th Annual WLS Golf Open
Over the years Wisconsin Lutheran School has touched the lives and souls of many children. Unfortunately, not all of our parents are able to pay the full tuition to send their children to WLS. The WLS Golf Open has been very beneficial for the past nine years in raising thousands of dollars for the Tuition Assistance Fund. Please set aside time on Saturday, September 6th for the 10th Annual WLS Golf Open held at South Hills Country Club. Pick up a registration form for the WLS Open found at the north bulletin board. This is a great way to have fun golfing with friends, while at the same time raising money to help families receive a Christian education for their children.
Teens to Record Worship Services
If you are a teen going into 8-12th grade and are interested in recording the video of our worship services, please speak with Pastor Dolan by July 21st. You will be taught how to run the equipment and scheduled to record no more than one or two services a month for the 2014-2015 school year. Our homebound members and others truly appreciate this video!
WELS National Worship Conference
Every three years WELS members from all over the US and Canada gather for the National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts. This year’s conference, the seventh since 1996, will be held at Carthage College in Kenosha from July 22-25. The four days of the conference are filled with workshops, worship, and fellowship, and over a thousand WELS members have registered. (Your pastors and musicians will be in attendance.) Some of the worship events at the conference are open to the public, and WELS members are cordially invited to attend. All events are held in the 1,700-seat Siebert Chapel on the Carthage campus.
July 22 at 2:30pm – Chamber music recital featuring instruments and Canticum Novum, a WELS choir
July 22 at 4:15pm – Recital: The Best of Brass and Organ
July 22 at 8:00pm – 125 choir and 40 piece orchestra perform the opening Festival Concert
July 23 at 8:45am – Opening service celebrating the Epiphany of Our Lord
July 23 at 8:00pm – A service featuring multiple performance groups entitled Many Voices, One Lord
July 24 at 8:30am – A service celebrating the Baptism of Our Lord
July 24 at 8:00pm – Festival Choral Vesper Service as it might have been celebrated in Bach’s Leipzig
July 25 at 8:00am – A service with alternative music celebrating the Transfiguration of Our Lord
July 25 at 11:30am – Closing Service featuring the 90 voice High School Honor Choir and orchestra
Arrive early to find parking on the college campus and to hear pre-service music which begins 15 minutes before the services.
WLS Registration Dates for 2014-15 School Year
Registration nights have been scheduled for the 2014-15 school year for Wisconsin Lutheran School. The first night is planned for Thursday, July 31st from 6:00-7:30pm at the Early Childhood Campus at 2920 Bate Street. The second night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12th from 6:00-7:30pm in the First Evan Center, 747 Grand Ave. Please plan to attend one of these nights to register your child(ren).
National Night Out Coming in August!
Preparations have started for our yearly National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday, August 5th. Many volunteers will be needed to host this event. If you are willing to help, please see the sign-up sheet for NNO help needed posted at the north bulletin board, or contact Jim Pieper at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the other evangelism members ~ Jim Boehm, Joan Hill, Bruce Nowak or Pastor Dolan.
Ladies Aid Picnic
On Wednesday, August 6th from noon until about 3pm, our Ladies Aid members will be holding their annual summer potluck picnic at Armstrong Park. All women of the congregation are invited to attend. Hot ham sandwiches, lemonade, water, and paper goods will be supplied. Please bring a dish to pass and your favorite picnic tablecloth! We hope to see you at noon on August 6th! Please sign up on the sheet at the south bulletin board if you plan to attend with the food item you wish to bring.
Offerings Needed for Church Picnic
First Evan and New Hope will gather once again for worship, food, fun, and fellowship at the annual Joint Church Picnic on Sunday, August 10th. At the 10:30am worship service, we will once again have the church band Koiné accompanying us with the music. With this in mind, we will need somewhere in the area of $2000 to cover all expenses. Because this is what the members of Koiné do for a living, we will need to give to them generously. A free-will offering will be taken at the picnic, but you may also give in advance through your offering envelope by simply writing ‘picnic’ on the line marked ‘other’ & designate the amount you would like to give.
Pacer Patron Kenosha County Fair Booth
During the Kenosha County Fair held August 13-17th, Shoreland Lutheran High School will again be operating a food booth to benefit the Pacer Patrons. If you would like to help in the booth, please contact Joy Strutz at email@example.com. See you at the fair!
Training Camp for Those Entering Grades 3-9
There is still plenty of room at Training Camp (held July 20- 25th at the YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, IL) so we are making a deal with our campers. For each new camper you are able to get to register by July 6th, you will receive an extra snack from Mrs. Rockhoff each evening! You can download camp flyers & everything needed for registration at www.epiphany-wels.org/training-camp-info. Registration forms are also available at the south bulletin board at the top of the stairs.
Four members are needed to serve as church greeters by the double doors at the top of the stairs on Sunday mornings. The time slots needed to be filled are the first Sundays of each month in late service. This could be done by two teams of two people; one team for the even months, and one for the odd. If you have any interest in serving as a greeter, please contact Bruce Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacer “Glory Days” Track Meet
A big THANKS to all those who joined in at the 3rd annual “Glory Days” Track Meet on Saturday, June 21st at Shoreland Lutheran High School. Twenty-four alumni, family and federation members turned out for a day of competition. Lots of fun was had and $550 was raised for the track team! Thanks also to the Scriver family for a cookout after and a tour of the new school construction. If you are bummed you missed out, all results and records can be found through the Shoreland home page. Think you can beat the records? Watch for the date for next year’s meet in June 2015! Thanks again to all who came out and we hope to see you all next year!
Luther Prep Holds Golf Classic
On August 2, 2014, Luther Prep School (Watertown) will be holding its 8th Annual Phoenix Golf Classic at Windwood Country Club in Watertown. They would be honored to receive your support through participation in this event whether it be donating an item or entering a foursome. Registration, raffle, and putting begin at 10:00am with shotgun start at 11:30am. Deadline is July 16th and RSVP can be made by calling Sue at 920-262-8104.
Evangelism Committee Seeks Volunteers
The Evangelism Committee is interested in finding church members that would be interested in helping out in different events/projects. Volunteers would not have to attend meetings. They are looking for people to fill in for an hour or two here or there or
to host one of the yearly events. If interested, please contact Jim Pieper or speak to committee members: Jim Boehm, Joan Hill, Bruce Nowak or Pastor Dolan.
Shoreland’s New Addition Dedication Service
Save the date! Shoreland is setting aside September 21st to offer praise and thanks to our gracious God for the blessings poured out on the ministry at Shoreland Lutheran High School. You are invited to the Shoreland Federation Picnic at 12:30pm and a Dedication Service for the New Science Wing following at 2:00pm. Watch for more details in the coming months.
A Note of Thanks
Recently First Evan gave a check in the amount of $362.00 to Choices of Life
. This donation was made possible with your donations designated to Choices of Life
through your church offering envelopes. Below is a note of thanks.
Thank you for your continued support of our center. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please continue to remember us in your prayers.
Yours in Christ,
Choices of Life
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.
Summer Devotion Books Available
The summer edition of the devotional booklets “Meditations” are available at the top of the stairs at the south bulletin board. A donation of $3.50 per book is asked.
A Message from Shoreland Lutheran High School
Shoreland LHS’s Annual Widow’s Mite Rummage Sale held last week was a huge success raising over $8,500 for tuition assistance! Thank you to everyone who donated items & volunteered their time to support Christian education at Shoreland! The partnership with our federation churches and schools is truly a blessing.