Announcements for Sunday, May 7

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On Wed., May 10, the OWLs, a group for those 55+, will have an earlier than usual monthly potluck at noon in the narthex. Questions? Contact Brian at

Peer Ministry Commissioning

Our Peer Ministers & their families are invited to celebrate the hard work of our current Peer Ministers on Wednesday, May 10, at 5:15pm.

Drawing from the Well

First invites all women to the last gathering of the program year at Cabin Coffee off of Highway 16. Join us for conversation and fellowship before we break for the summer: Saturday, May 13. Contact Pastor Karyn for more info:


The final day to turn in funds raised to cover Sugar Creek registration expenses is
Sunday, May 14


Saturday May 20, 9-11am. This will be an enjoyable, relaxing and interactive class that 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 will look at specific, simple and healthy ways to deal with stress and help in relaxation. The class will be taught by Marlene Dewald, RN, who retired in 2012. Her nursing background is in public health, home health, maternal-child health and pediatrics. She has experience and great interest in integrative health practices. Sign-up at


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. 

Young Youth Making Blessing Bags

Young Youth, for grades 2-5, will assemble Blessing Bags on May 24 from 4:30-5:30pm, in room 203. The Blessing 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; see insert for details.

Confirmation Celebration

For all confirmation students, small group guides and parents. Wednesday, May 24, 6-7:30pm, at Rowe Park.

Wisconsin Dells

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

Root Beer, Beer & Hymns

A spirited sing-along on Saturday, June 10, at Our Savior’s, 612 Division St, La Crosse. Part of synod assembly festivities, celebrate with friends old and new, support campus ministry, and drink good local craft beer and root beer!

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.

CAN YOU HELP a seminary student and his family?

Drew is in his first year at theological seminary, and this summer he and his family need housing near La Crosse from the end of May through the first half of August. He would be grateful for some assistance in finding a place. If you have any leads or can provide housing yourself, please contact him at or 605.690.8332. Thank you!

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