Announcements for Sunday, June 4

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Young Youth at Clearwater Farm

Young Youth volunteering at Clearwater Farms was canceled due to wet conditions, and has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 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 Young Youth is for grades 2-5.

Root Beer, Beer & Hymns

A spirited sing-along on Sat., 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!

Karli Breiling Senior Recital

Karli Breiling, daughter of Kurt and Angie Breiling, will have her senior piano recital at First Lutheran at 4pm on Sunday, June 4. She will be joined by piano duet partner Maddy Goethel.

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:

Noah’s Ark in WI 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


Confirmation Camp at Sugar Creek, Sunday, June 11–Friday, June 16.

OWLs Fly to Riverside

On Wed., June 14 the OWLs, a group for those 55+, will celebrate their 5th anniversary with a trip to Riverside Park to hear the La Crosse Concert Band, with dinner in town beforehand. RSVP to Brian Narveson at Their next potluck will be Wednesday, June 21 at noon in Fellowship Hall.

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 /

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Come and enjoy a fun-filled time on 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!!!”

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!”

Sermon Notes & Audio

Sermon notes are available from ushers during worship; they are also available online, along with the sermon audio, at Sermon notes are meant to be used… 

  • During worship to write down things you hear that surprise, shock, or otherwise strike a chord with you. 
  • At home, to think about what you heard during the sermon and what it means to you, in your life, right now. 
  • In small groups, to share your thoughts and to listen to others talk about how they heard the sermon and were moved by it.