Announcements for Sunday, June 18

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Coffee with Pastor Karyn is now reading An Altar in the World, by Barbara Brown Taylor. This group is open to all and meets at 6:30am each Wednesday at Uptowne Cafe on the northside of La Crosse. See you there!


The OWLs, a group for those 55+, will have their next potluck on Wednesday, June 21, at noon in Fellowship Hall. The speaker will be a ranger from the Brice Prairie Wildlife Refuge, who will talk about the mission and location of the reserve, where to go to enjoy the preserve and volunteer opportunities to help continue its success.


This group is for parents/guardians and their children ages birth to 3 years old, and meets the last 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 have time with the kids and time with just the adults. During the adult time, volunteers play with our children as we talk. We welcome newcomers all the time — join us! 

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 a swim suit and towel. Snacks, lunch and water are provided! Cost: $20. For more info & to RSVP, contact Beth Miller: 414.856.5145 /

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Come and enjoy a fun-filled time on Sunday, July 16, from noon-2pm, at Rowe Park. We will have fiesta-type food, a piñata for kids and games for anyone young at heart. Of course, the water balloon fight at the end is always a big hit! Sign up at the Welcome Center, on Facebook, on Signupgenius, or by calling the church at 608.783.2236. We hope all can join us and “Get Your Fiesta On!!!”

Sugar Creek Bus Trips

Adult Bus Trips: 

  • Aug. 23 Fireside Dinner Theatre: “Church Basement Ladies”; 
  • Oct. 1-7 Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg Tour; Nov.26-Dec 2 Nashville Christmas Tour; 
  • Nov. 21 Fireside Dinner Theatre: “Miracle on 34th St.”

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 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.

KAYWOS Clothes Available for Sale

KAYWOS cloths, “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.

Stephen Ministry

If you know of someone who needs a caregiver, please speak with Pastor Karyn, or call the church office.

Welcome Center

Whether you’re new to First Lutheran or a member here, our Welcome Center near the front entrance is the place to ask questions and request information. A friendly face is always waiting to help you.