Announcements for Sunday, June 28

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Young Youth Explorer Camp

On Mon., June 29, we will go to Explorer Camp at Sugar Creek. Cost is $20/camper; includes a lunch and a snack. Meet at church at 7:40am, return between 4:30–5pm. RSVP at facebook.com/firstlu/events or at
katie@firstlu.org. Young Youth is a group for youth in grades 2–5. For more info, contact Katie Everson: katie@firstlu.org

NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY

It’s a relaxing way to volunteer! Monday, June 29, at 10am, to assemble the July newsletter. See you there! 

Sunshine Boys

The Sunshine Boys serve at First on the first Thursday of each month; the next meeting will be Thur., July 2 at 9am. The Sunshine Boys are an informal group that perform a variety of necessary tasks around the church; such as grounds clean-up, minor repairs, and other small jobs. Rolls and coffee are supplied to replenish your reserves! Dues are free! Contact Mike, our custodian, with any questions: mike@firstlu.org.

Holy Land Tour

Oct. 8-20, 2015. DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 5!

First Lutheran is sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land this fall! Join us as we take this alternative tour of Israel and the West Bank, discovering the powerful connection between faith and practice while exploring the land of the Bible. Contact Pastor Karyn at karyn@firstlu.org with any questions.You can find all the info and sign up on First Lutheran’s Holy Land tour page at 2.firstlu.org/holyland.

Church Women United

2015 Human Rights Celebration.
Tues., July 7 4:30–6pm, Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 6th St. South, La Crosse. Bring donations for New Horizons; no food, but new personal items/clothing. 

BLOOD DRIVE 

Thursday, July 9, 12:30-5:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Every day, ordinary people are saved by some pretty extraordinary people: People who give blood. Your donation could be the most valuable gift you ever give. Just ask anyone who’s ever received.
To schedule your appointment, call Sara Larkin at 608.781.0745 or online at
www.bcw.edu/firstluthona. Bring a photo ID.

M.Y. Life Fest

Saturday, July 11, starting at noon.
Featuring top, local Christian bands at the Schultz’s Country Barn, 20 minutes south of Eau Claire, with good music, healthy vendors and fun things to do for the entire family. More info: mylifefest.com.

Vacation Bible School
We can’t wait to see you at VBS this summer! Join us Sunday, July 12, through Thursday, July 16, from 5–8pm each night.
For 3 years old and potty trained through 5th grade in the fall. Register online at
firstlu.org/vbs or at the Connecting Point.

Thrivent Night at the La Crosse Loggers

Sunday, July 19. The first 400 Thrivent members and guests to RSVP will receive up to 6 free game tickets. You can RSVP by emailing Vicki.Tjelta@Thrivent.com or calling Jennie Childs at 715.514.9237 with your name, address and number of tickets needed.

Baptismal preparation

A baptism preparation session will be held Saturday, August 1, at 10am in the narthex for anyone who is considering or has scheduled a baptism. To register or ask questions, contact the church office: 608.783.2236 / office@firstlu.org.

Nurse/Doctor Needed

Sugar Creek Bible Camp is looking for a volunteer nurse or doctor the week of August 2–7 (Sunday at noon through Friday at approximately 2pm). They are short that week and need someone then. The nurse or doctor can bring their family along free for the week; and if there is room in cabin groups, they can even place their children (or grandchild) in our programs. To help, contact the camp directly at 608.734.3113 or camp@sgrcreek.org.