Announcements for Sunday, May 21

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Young Youth Events

Young Youth, for grades 2-5, will volunteer at Clearwater Farms on Tuesday, May 23, at 4pm. The kids will have opportunities to work with the animals and in their garden. Kids should wear closed-toe shoes, bug spray and old clothes that they can get dirty, and they should bring water bottles. RSVP at

Then the very next day, on Wednesday, May 24, at 4:30pm, Young Youth will assemble Blessing Bags in room 203. The bags went so fast last time that we hope to make more so that we can help meet the need in our community. Donations of items for the bags are appreciated.

Sunday School

Sunday, May 21

  • 9:15am Sunday School, last day of classes

Registration for fall will be during First Fest on Sept. 10! Questions? Contact Sunday school superintendents Beth & Joel Miller at or stop in the Sunday school office in room 206. 

Thank you Sunday School teachers & helpers!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made Sunday school possible! It’s you who made this ministry happen, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Sunday School Helpers for Next Year!

Planning for next year’s Sunday school has already begun! There are lots of ways to help with
the Sunday school program. Contact Beth & Joel Miller:


Sunday, May 21: 

  • 9:15am Apostle’s Creed - Thomas Rm
  • 9:15am Gr 6 & 7 Bible Classes - Rm 207 & FS

Wednesday, May 24: 

  • 6-7:30pm Confirmation Celebration - Rowe Park Shelter #1. For all confirmation students, small group guides and parents. 

Thank you Choir!

Thanks to all the members of the choir who dedicate their time and share God’s gift of music with the congregation! Thanks also to director Todd Saner for his leadership! Enjoy your break, and we’ll look forward to hearing you again in the fall!


First Lutheran helps at Come for Supper at Our Savior’s in La Crosse on the fourth Tuesday of every odd month, so we’ll be assisting next on Tuesday, May 23. First Lutheran will help with food donations and volunteering to serve and clean up. The sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Center. Call Gloria Kubiak if you have questions, 608.498.2762. 


It’s a relaxing way to volunteer! Friday, May 26, at 9am, to assemble the June newsletter. See you there! 

Root Beer, Beer & Hymns

A spirited sing-along on Saturday, June 10, 7pm at Our Savior’s, 612 Division St, La Crosse. This is part of Synod Assembly festivities. Celebrate with friends old and new, support campus ministry, and drink good local craft beer and root beer!


First Lutheran families are invited to Noah’s Ark in the Dells on Saturday, June 10, from 10am-6pm. Cost: $18, includes hot dog lunch. Though this is a youth event, it will be more like a family outing. If a youth absolutely can’t be accompanied by an adult, contact to work something out. We want everyone who would like to come to be able to participate. RSVP to

Explorer Day Camp!

Who: Children entering grades 1-5. What: Day Camp! Where: Sugar Creek. When: Wednesday, July 12, 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 swim suit and towel. Snacks, lunch and water are provided! Cost: $20. For more info & RSVP contact Beth Miller: 414.856.5145

Helping Hands

Announcing a new ministry at First Lutheran called “Helping Hands!” If you need help with small jobs around the house, such as changing batteries in a smoke detector or changing a light bulb, or if you need a couple of meals or delivered to your house because of a medical condition or some groceries, just go to the “Helping Hands” board by the nursery and make out a slip with a description of what you need help with and your telephone number. Then anyone who thinks they can help out can take the slip and call the number to work out the details. This ministry is open to all in need of help and to those who can provide the help. There is no set group of “helpers” so we need involvement from all who can be a blessing to someone else. Let’s pray this ministry will be a shining example of “God’s work, our hands!”

Welcome Baskets

Remember to pick up a welcome basket for your new neighbor. Located in the resource center.

Clothes Closet Needs:

  • Gently used swimming suits
  • Jewelry
  • Straight leg jeans—Youth, size 14

No more winter clothes, please! We don’t have storage space and need to offer summer clothes now. Thank you for your continued support!

Aliyah reports for duty

Aliyah Richling is in basic training and would greatly appreciate any words of encouragement we can muster! But the only way to do so is through the ancient snail mail method. Use this address to offer your support:
AB Richling, Aliyah
321 TRS/FLT B458 (Dorm 3B1)
1320 Truemper St. Unit 364060
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-6431

You’d Look Great in a Red Vest!

The synod needs volunteers for the Synod Assembly, June 9-11, held in La Crosse this year. Aside from wearing red vests, volunteers play an important role in making the assembly run smoothly, starting with registration on Friday evening and throughout the Saturday and Sunday sessions. This a great opportunity to meet members and clergy from other ELCA congregations in our synod, participate in worship and prayer throughout the three days and feel the satisfaction of helping the mission of our church. To volunteer or to learn more, contact Betty Sacia at 608.526.3506 or via e-mail: