Announcements for Sunday, April 23

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SERVE @ Worship

It takes the church community to help with all the different aspects of worship—making certain worship is welcoming and runs smoothly. TODAY is the best day to sign up for May, so that we have time to prepare our worship calendar and create reminders. Adults and youth are welcome and can serve in many ways:

  • Acolytes
  • Coffee servers
  • Communion servers
  • Nursery helpers
  • Puppet volunteers
  • Ushers
  • Treat providers

Sign up right now on your device at 1stlu.org/serve or use the tablet at the Welcome Center and see Kathryn Pedretti, our Director of Hospitality, with any questions.

Sunday School

  • Sunday, April 23
    • 9:15am 4-yr Old Faith Building Block: The Keys
    • (1st meeting, parents/guardians only) -
    • Fellowship Hall
    • 9:15am Sunday School
  • Sunday, April 30
    • 9:15am 4-Yr Old Faith Building Block: The Keys (2nd meeting, parents/guardians & child) - Fellowship Hall
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 10:30am K–5 Sing at 10:30am Worship

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, April 23: 
    • 9:15am Apostle’s Creed 
    • 9:15am Gr 6 & 7 Bible Classes
    • 2:00pm Learning to Show Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) 
  • Monday, April 24: 
    • 4:00pm Art as Prayer 
  • Wednesday, April 26: 
    • 5:00pm Sacraments 
    • 7:00pm Gr 8 & 9 Small Groups

NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY

It’s a relaxing way to volunteer! Thursday, April 27, at 9am, to assemble the May newsletter. See you there! 

Chicken-Q

Thursday, April 27, from 11am-6:30pm!
 

This is an awesome fundraiser with delicious food! Check on the availability of tickets at the church office M-F, 8am-4pm. To volunteer your time and/or your baking skills by donating baked goods for youths to sell at the Chicken-Q, go to 1stlu.org/chickenq. We also are looking for adult volunteers to help prepare the chicken on Wednesday, the 26th. If you are available, please let Tina know: tina@firstlu.org.

Join Us!

By choosing to become a member, individuals and families commit to being part of a shared mission — and in one way, answer Jesus’ call to “come follow me.” We get to know you and can more easily provide you with ministry opportunities and invitations to offer your gifts to the rest of this family of faith. People who would like to become members of First Lutheran are invited to a three-week introduction to the church, presented in a small-group setting. The group will meet on these days: April 30, May 7 & May 11. Please call the church office at 608.783.2236 to sign up.

Mabel Anderson Scholarship

Applications are 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.

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! 

Church Women United: May Friendship Day

May 5, 9:30am, at Prince of Peace Lutheran, 21 N. Hill St., La Crescent MN. $5 brunch. RSVP to Joan by May 2: 507.895.2841

Preschool Springfest

Springfest, on Sunday, May 7, at 3pm, is our preschool’s major fundraiser and provides an opportunity for preschoolers to showcase their singing talents. After the concert there is an ice cream social and silent auction. For all family members, grandparents, friends and neighbors!

Clothes Closet Current Needs:

  • Jewelry
  • Athletic shorts (guys and girls, all sizes)

Baptismal Preparation

A baptism preparation session will be Saturday, June 3, 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. 

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 while doing his clinical pastoral education in one of the hospitals. 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 some assistance in 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!