Announcements for Sunday, July 5

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Holy Land Tour: Oct. 8-20, 2015

First Lutheran is sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land this fall! Join us as we take this alternative tour of Israel and the West Bank, discovering the powerful connection between faith and practice while exploring the land of the Bible. Contact Pastor Karyn at with any questions.You can find all the info and sign up on First Lutheran’s Holy Land tour page at

Church Women United

2015 Human Rights Celebration.
Tues., July 7 4:30–6pm, Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 6th St. South, La Crosse. Bring donations for New Horizons; no food, but new personal items/clothing. 

Wedding blessings are extended to Magnus Johansson & Holly Nelson


Thursday, July 9, 12:30-5:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. 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.
To schedule your appointment, call Sara Larkin at 608.781.0745 or online at Bring a photo ID.

M.Y. Life Fest

Saturday, July 11, starting at noon.
Featuring top, local Christian bands at the Schultz’s Country Barn, 20 minutes south of Eau Claire, with good music, healthy vendors and fun things to do for the entire family. More info:

Vacation Bible School

We can’t wait to see you at VBS this summer! Join us Sunday, July 12, through Thursday, July 16, from 5–8pm each night.
For 3 years old and potty trained through 5th grade in the fall. Register online at or at the Connecting Point.

Parent Share VBS

Parents are invited to join in conversation with each other in a special VBS week Parent Share, July 12-16. All parents are welcome in the Upper Room after VBS opening. Whether or not you’ve ever attended a Sunday Parent Share, join with other parents to share what is happening in your life and provide support for others who are doing this important ministry called parenting.

Thrivent Night at the La Crosse Loggers

Sunday, July 19. The first 400 Thrivent members and guests to RSVP will receive up to 6 free game tickets. You can RSVP by emailing or calling Jennie Childs at 715.514.9237 with your name, address and number of tickets needed.


First Lutheran is assisting with Come for Supper on Tuesday, July 28, at Our Savior’s in La Crosse. First Lutheran will help with food donations and volunteering to serve and clean up. The sign-up sheets are on the Connecting Point table. Call Gloria Kubiak if you have questions, 608.498.2762.

Baptismal Preparation

A baptism preparation session will be held Saturday, August 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 /

Nurse/Doctor Needed

Sugar Creek Bible Camp is looking for a volunteer nurse or doctor the week of August 2–7 (Sunday at noon through Friday at approximately 2pm). They are short that week and need someone. The nurse or doctor can bring their family along free for the week; and if there is room in cabin groups, they can even place their children (or grandchild) in our programs. To help, contact the camp directly at 608.734.3113 or

KAYWOS Clothes Available for Sale

KAYWOS clothes, “Klean Anything WithOut Streaks”, are available for sale from the church office during office hours, Mon.–Fri, 8am–4pm. Proceeds help with purchases not covered by the budget.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Sun., August 16, noon–2pm, shelter #1 in Rowe Park.
People can sign up at the
Connecting Point table or by emailing If anyone has any questions, contact Kathryn.

Opening: Part-Time Custodian

First Lutheran is seeking a part-time custodian to serve as our head custodian’s second assistant. Hours will be irregular and must alternate with other assistant custodian. Tasks include general building maintenance as assigned and all housekeeping duties to include bathrooms, windows, floors, fixtures and preventative maintenance as assigned. Inquire in the office, call 608.783.2236 or e-mail us at