Announcements for Sunday, January 15

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Sunday School

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • 9:15am Gr 2 Faith Building Block: What’s Fair (2nd meeting, parents/guardians & child) - Fellowship Hall
  • 9:15am Sunday School

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • 9:15am Gr 2 Faith Building Block: What’s Fair (3rd meeting, parents/guardians & child) - Fellowship Hall
  • 9:15am Sunday School

New registrations welcome any time of the year. Contact Sunday school superintendents Beth & Joel Miller at sundayschool@firstlu.org or stop in the Sunday school office in room 206. 

Confirmation

Sunday: 

  • 9:15am Confirmation Class: Sacraments
  • 9:15am Gr 6 & 7 Bible Classes 
  • 6:30pm Confirmation Class: Faith & Fitness - YMCA

Wednesday: 

  • No Classes nor Small Groups

Tough Questions

Special 8th- and 9th-grade small group event: Wed., Jan. 18, 7-8pm. Do you ever struggle with your faith or have unsolved questions when it comes to God? Now is your chance to hear a panel of pastors answer your toughest questions! Come with an open heart and mind.

Sip n' Paint

Bring a friend or two! This is a great time to relax and let go of the worries of the world, or allow your brain to think through a problem in a different way, and enjoy yourself.

  • Where: First Lutheran Fellowship Hall
  • Cost: $33
  • Bring: a beverage of your choice
  • Limited to 20 people
  • Sign up at 1stlu.org/sipnpaint

Luther College Nordic Choir

One of the top a cappella college choirs in the nation, the Nordic Choir will perform under the direction of guest conductor Jeffrey Douma on Sunday, January 22, at 4pm at First Lutheran. The concert performance by the 72-member Nordic Choir is open to the public. For advance tickets, call 800-4-LUTHER or go to tickets.luther.edu. Tickets will be available for sale at the door if the concert isn’t sold out.

COME FOR SUPPER

First Lutheran is assisting with Come for Supper on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Our Savior’s in La Crosse. First Lutheran will help with food donations and volunteering to serve and clean up. Sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Center. Call Gloria Kubiak if you have questions, 608.498.2762.

Young Youth MP3 Night

Movie, Pizza, Pajamas and Popcorn on Fri. Jan. 27, from 5:30-8:30pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Wear your most comfy pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow to lounge on if you like. RSVP at 1stlu.org/YY or email katie@firstlu.org.

Middle School Sugar Creek Retreat

Jan. 27-29, Fri. 6pm-Sun, 1pm. Come for a Spirit-filled weekend of new friends, Bible studies, winter activities and good food. Each retreat is better than the last, and we always come away wanting more! $85 (includes lodging and 5 meals). RSVP to tina@firstlu.org

Terry Cloth Rags

Our head custodian, Mike Peper, is need of terry cloth rags. Drop off any donations in the church office. Thanks!

Quilters Need Sheets

The First Lutheran quilters need sheets (gently used) and can always use fabric. Donations may be dropped off at the church office.

Mt. LaCrosse Ski Day

Sunday, January 29, 2-7pm
Sign up at the Welcome Center. To receive a discounted price for your lift ticket:

  • Checks for payment need to be provided to Tina in advance by Tuesday, January 20
  • Checks need to be written out to ENGLISH Lutheran

Lift ticket packages and pricing:

  • Lift ticket: $20
  • Lift ticket and ski rental: $25
  • Lift ticket and board rental: $35

Packages include hot dog meal and beginner group lessons:
10 and older is free, ages 6-9 is $10, age 5 and younger is $18

NOTICE: First to Vote on Constitution Amendment

At our Annual Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, February 12, at 11:45am, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall, you will have an opportunity to vote for amending our constitution to reflect the changes adopted in August at the 2016 ELCA churchwide assembly in New Orleans. The primary changes in the ELCA Model Constitution as stated from the Secretary of the ELCA, Rev. Wm. Chris Boerger, relate to the merging of the three lay rosters into a Roster of Ministers of Word and Service. Pastor Boerger recommends that these provisions should be added to each congregation’s constitution even if the congregation does not have under call a person on one of the lay rosters.

To help facilitate a timely annual meeting, we are providing you with the adopted amendments to the constitution on our website at 1stlu.org/amend. Please bring any questions you may have to the annual meeting. 

We can address these items during the discussion period of the motion. 

Special Blood Drive

The Blood Center of Wisconsin has scheduled a special blood drive because of low blood supplies, especially type O-negative. It will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12:30-5:30pm in the narthex at First. People who gave blood at the November blood drive will be able to donate again by then. Schedule your appointment online at www.bcw.edu/firstluthona .

Baptismal Preparation

A baptism preparation session will be Saturday, February 4, 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.

Sign-up for 2017 flowers

The sign-up sheets for the 2017 flowers are on the bulletin board. If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one check the bulletin board and sign up for an open week of your choice. You can also contact the church office to inquire about openings: office@firstlu.org / 608.783.2236.