Announcements for Sunday, June 3 2018

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Sunshine Boys

The Sunshine Boys serve at First on the first Thursday of each month; the next meeting will be Thur., June 7, at 9am. The Sunshine Boys are an informal group that performs 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:


On Thursday, June 7, the OWLs, a group for those 55+, will fly to Winona for a boat tour on the Mississippi. Leaving church at 3pm, with early supper in Winona. Cost of the boat tour is $15, and supper is on your own. RSVP to or call Brian (630-816-5917) or Mary (630-291-8181) by Wednesday, June 5, if you would like to attend.

Confirmation Camp

Sunday, June 10-Friday, June 15. For kids going into grade 8. Our upcoming confirmation students get a chance to start their confirmation journey in the beautiful valley of Sugar Creek. We will learn in faith together while we do Bible study, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, campfires, and so much more! Questions? Contact Pastor Karyn,

Sugar Creek Volunteers

Sugar Creek needs just a few more volunteer nurses, PAs or doctors for the following weeks:

  • June 10-15
  • June 17-22
  • July 29-Aug. 3

Medical staff volunteers receive one free week of camp for their own child,
or they may gift the free week to someone else. Interested volunteers may contact us at: 608-734-3113 or

Wisconsin Dells

Families of First are invited to Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells. We will be going as a group on FRIDAY, June 15. The park is open from 10am-6pm. Cost: $16, includes hot dog lunch. Katie Everson has volunteered to lead this event for 2018.RSVP to Beth Miller:

Sugar Creek Golf Fundraiser

Monday, June 18, 11am-4pm, at Viroqua Hills Golf Course. For more info about this event contact Sugar Creek directly: 608.734.3113 /

Loggers Baseball

Grab a seat at Copeland Park with First Lutheran! Saturday, June 23, 6:05pm. RSVP to

Sugar Creek Explorer Day

For children entering grades 1-5, on Wednesday, June 27, 7:30am-4:15pm. Why? Experience a day at Sugar Creek (a parent is welcome/preferred)! How: Carpool/van/bus from First Lutheran! Additional info: wear tennis shoes and bring swimsuit and towel. Snacks, lunch and water are provided! Cost: $20. RSVP to

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Flip flop ‘til you drop! July 15 from noon-2pm at the first shelter in Rowe Park, for all volunteers who make Faith Alive! happen at First Lutheran. Please RSVP at

Paddle at Pettibone

Always wanted to try paddleboarding or kayaking? Or looking to join some others from First Lutheran in a fun afternoon? July 29, noon-4pm is your chance to rent a paddleboard, kayak or canoe and paddle with other folks from First Lutheran. If fishing, Frisbee golf or watching others is more your thing, you can do that, too. We will meet at the Pettibone picnic shelter. This is for teens, adults of all ages, singles, families, friends, in other words, everyone. Bring your own lunch, or order a box lunch in advance and we’ll have it there. Costs: paddle board rental $10, kayak and canoe rental $7, box lunch $7. Bring your own beverage. Please RSVP at

Parking Lot Ministry

This new ministry needs warm and friendly faces to greet guests and worshipers who come into the parking lot, giving help if needed at the entrance door and giving umbrellas to those who need one when it’s raining. Come to the Welcome Center to receive more information and sign up to help.

Nursery Attendants

First Lutheran is seeking part-time nursery attendants. Nursery kids range from newborn through 4 years. These are paid positions. Inquire in the office, call 608.783.2236 or e-mail us at


We know there are a lot of RANDOM ACTIVITIES that you plan at the last minute, and that it’d be fun to meet up with other folks. This is where RAFL comes in: it’s a Facebook Group created for members of First to invite one another on random activities. It’s a great way to get to know others in the congregation better in a social setting, in an informal way. Join the group at

Clothes Closet Needs

Swimming season is here — and that means swim suits and shorts are in demand at the Clothes Closet. Do you have gently-used items ready to help teens have fun in the sun this summer? Drop them off in the donation hampers inside the entryway. And if you know of teens who could use a new summer wardrobe, encourage them to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help.

Still time to register 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! Making certain members can attend camp is a priority for us at First, and financial assistance is available; simply speak with a pastor.


This group is for parents/guardians and their children ages birth to 3 years old, and meets the second 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 welcome newcomers all the time—join us!