Announcements for Sunday, March 26

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Frolic!

This group is for parents/guardians and their children ages birth to 3 years old, and meets the last Sunday, at 9:15am in room 102. We sing, dance, play, and pray together to learn ways to raise our little Christians in the home. We have time with the kids and time with just the adults. During the adult time, we have volunteers come in and play with our children as we talk. We welcome newcomers all the time — join us! 

Fundraiser for Youth: Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus

Final day for this youth fundraiser is THIS Sunday, March 26. Please turn in your order forms to Tina!

NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY

It’s a relaxing way to volunteer! Tuesday, March 28, at 9am, to assemble the April newsletter. See you there! 

COME FOR SUPPER

First Lutheran is helping with Come for Supper on Tuesday, March 28, at Our Savior’s in La Crosse. First Lutheran will help with food donations, serving and cleaning up. The sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Center. Call Gloria Kubiak if you have questions, 608.498.2762.

NEEDED: Gently Used Sheets For Quilters

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

Baptismal Preparation

A baptism preparation session will be Saturday, April 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. 

Sip n' Paint

Thursday, April 6, 6:30pm. Bring a friend or two! This is a great time to relax and let go of the worries of the world or to allow your brain to think through a problem in a different way and enjoy yourself.

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

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Fundraiser for youths going on mission trips and to Bible camp. No coffee hour nor Sunday school between services. Breakfast will be served 9-10:30am.

Young Youth & Younger Easter Egg Hunt

Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9, from 9:45-10:15am for an Easter egg hunt and fun! All kids grade 5 and younger can join in to explore and enjoy fellowship with friends. RSVP at 1stlu.org/egghunt or office@firstlu.org.

Bring a Bit of Music Into Your Home! Help House a Luther Choir Member!

The Luther College Cathedral Choir will need host families the night of their performance at First, which is Friday, April 21. Contact Todd Saner if you can host: todd@firstlu.org

Mabel Anderson Scholarship

Applications are now available. Completed applications are due
no later than 11:30am on Sunday, April 30.
Students may apply if they will graduate from high school in the spring and have plans to pursue post-secondary education. Application forms are available at 1stlu.org/scholarship or in the church office during office hours, M-F 8am-4pm.

CAN YOU HELP a seminary student and his family?  

Drew is in his first year at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque. This summer, he will be in La Crosse, working in one of the hospitals, while doing his clinical pastoral education. Drew and his family (wife and 2 children) need housing from the end of May through the first half of August and would be very grateful for help finding a place. If you have any leads or can provide housing yourself, please contact him at drewsky100@gmail.com or 605.690.8332. Thank you!

Gardening Small Group

If you are a gardener, or are thinking about starting a garden, join with others once a month to share gardening tips, what you are planning to plant, what is going well, what isn’t, encourage on another, etc.  Watch for more information and the first meeting date in early April. Questions? Contact Bridget Crave: bridget@firstlu.org

Sugar Creek Horse Project

Camper fees at Sugar Creek Bible Camp cover only 73% of the cost of camp. Monetary gifts are vital to the camp’s operating budget, and you can help by donating through the Sugar Creek Horse Project. Look for the horse on the bulletin board outside the church office. Give $20 to Sugar Creek and put your name in one of the squares.

Clothes Closet needs this month!

  • Prom: Dresses, shoes and jewelry welcome!
  • Athletic shorts for guys and girls.
  • Shopping bags.

Thank you for your continued support!

Blood Drive

Thursday, March 30, 12:30-5:30pm. 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. Walk-ins welcome; appointments encouraged, schedule yours at www.bcw.edu/firstluthona. Please bring a photo ID.

Refugees: A Worldwide Crisis

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in conjunction with La Crescent Community Education is offering a course on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 4, at 7pm. This course is designed to inform and provide opportunity for discussion about issues surrounding the refugee crisis in the world, the causes of this crisis, and how we might respond to it. Each week will feature a speaker and time for conversation. Speakers will include an immigration attorney, a Somalian refugee, and Ethiopian refugees. You are welcome to participate in any or all of these sessions. Contact La Crescent Community Education at 507-895-5150 to register. 

Mabel Anderson Scholarship

Applications are now available. Completed applications are due no later than 11:30am on Sunday, April 30. Students may apply if they will graduate from high school in the spring and have plans to pursue post-secondary education. The application includes writing an essay and completing a worksheet that reflects the student’s involvement in church activities. Application forms are available at 1stlu.org/scholarship or in the church office during office hours, M-F 8am-4pm.