Announcements for Sunday, April 8 2018

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Drawing from the Well

Sat., April 14, 9:30–11am at Mary Cody’s Restaurant. This group is for women of First and the greater La Crosse area seeking to support one another in their spiritual growth. We gather together once a month on Saturday mornings to be with each other, enjoy a breakfast, and develop a deeper relationship with one another. Come and get to know other women of the church, or renew friendships. RSVP to

Young Youth Events

  • Gr K-2 Park Clean Up! April 15, 11:30am–3pm. Lunch together after second service and then head to Ona Parks to help God’s creation! RSVP to
  • Gr 3-5 help at Clearwater Farm! April 29, 11:30am–3pm. More details to come; RSVP to


We offer several new-member sessions each year to acquaint new members with First and a small group of other newcomers. People who would like to become members of First Lutheran are invited to a 3-week introduction to the church, presented in a small-group setting. The group will meet in the evening on April 15, 22 and 26. To register your family or ask questions please call our church office at 608.783.2236 or email

Keep Calm & Trust Jesus

Monday, April 16, 6-8pm. Another of our popular confirmation classes, Keep Calm & Trust Jesus is now being offered to adults. This class will teach you ways to strengthen and trust in the power of your faith as well as tips to stay calm in a world that is often stressful and rushed! The class is taught by Marlene Dewald, RN, who retired in 2012. Sign-up at Questions? Contact

Mabel Anderson Scholarship

Applications are now available. Completed applications are due no later than 3pm on Monday, April 23. 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 or in the church office during office hours, M-F 8am-4pm.

Chicken Dinner!

Thursday, April 26, 11am–7pm, at NEW LOCATION: Onalaska America Legion, 731 Sand Lake Rd. This is an awesome fundraiser with delicious food! Tickets are sold by youth raising funds, or in the church office M-F, 8am-4pm. To volunteer your time and/or your baking skills by donating baked goods for youth to sell at the chicken dinner, go to Questions? Contact

Peer Ministry Commissioning

Wed., May 2, 5:15-7pm. Our Peer Ministers and their families are invited to come eat dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:15pm followed by a commissioning at the 6:15pm worship service. We want to celebrate all of their hard work this past year to become better ministers to their peers!

Register Now for Summer at Sugar Creek! 

Your child or grandchild can have an amazing new experience this summer with the caring staff and beautiful creation of Sugar Creek! Popular programs fill up fast! Register today to reserve your spot! Making certain members can attend camp is a priority for us at First, and financial assistance is available; simply speak with a pastor.

Clothes Closet Needs

Are you ready for spring cleaning and finding a new home for outgrown coats? Consider dropping off your gently-used, clean coats for the First Teen Clothes Closet and Children’s Closet. Other items on our most-needed list currently: toiletries (full-size toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, conditioner), wallets, and purses.


The OWLs next potluck will be Wed., April 18, at noon in Fellowship Hall. The program will be about rapidly developing future of virtual reality (VR) for seniors, presented by Kathy Helgerson from Simple Steps Technology. Due to costs to prepare the program, a free will offering will be taken for Kathy.

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