Numerous times a week the Bethany Riverside residents play Bingo. Many of you help with Bingo on a regular basis, and it is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. In case you didn't know, once a month Bethany Riverside opens its "Bingo Bucks Store." The residents can spend their Bingo Bucks from winning Bingo during the month. Bethany Riverside tries to have a good assortment of small items and snacks, but has a very limited budget for these items. If you are able to help out, know that the residents would be very grateful!
The synod needs volunteers for the Synod Assembly, June 14-16, held in La Crosse this year. In addition to 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 608.799.2796 or via e-mail: email@example.com.
Looking for people available during the week to help staff the nursery for a few hours, in particular Tuesday mornings and on other days on an as-needed basis. Contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are opportunities to serve as a Sunday School teacher and a leader in VBS:
A Sunday School teacher is a 1-2 weekend a month commitment in which you connect with our congregations children! It is super easy with the curriculum!
VBS is another way to connect, this is so fun and is high energy! If you like to play games or would like to help organize or help in anyway please consider!
Join us at First Lutheran for Easter worship this Sunday at 7:30am, 9am and 10:45am.
Parking will be tight on Sunday, so feel free to use the parking lots at city hall and at Irving Pertzsch Elementary School. Parking on the street is also an option, available on all sides of the church property.
If you sold Chicken Dinner tickets, money and ticket stubs are due back by Thursday, April 18 by 4pm. Turn them in at the office.
Holy week is the week leading up to Easter Sunday on April 21, and it begins this weekend on Palm Sunday. At First we invite you to worship EVERY DAY during Holy Week! Prepare for worship by listening to our Holy Week playlist, available for streaming on YouTube.
REMINDER: Applications for the Mabel Anderson Scholarship need to be turned into the church office by 3pm on Monday, April 15, 2019.
The Sunshine Boys & Girls gather each month on the second Thursday at 9am. Next meeting: Thursday, April 11 at 9am.
The Sunshine Boys & Girls are an informal group that perform a variety of necessary tasks around the church; such as grounds clean-up, minor repairs, and other small jobs. Rolls and coffee are supplied to replenish your reserves! Dues are free!
The Sunshine Boys & Girls are led by Mike Peper, head custodian at First Lutheran. Contact Mike with any questions.
Do you have a passion for sustainability? Ideas for how we at First Lutheran can become an “eco-congregation”? A desire to be a good steward to our land? Please join our new small group that aims to move toward being a more eco-friendly congregation.
Help is needed for chicken dinner youth fundraiser on April 25, 2019
Churchwide Assembly (CWA), the triennial gathering of voting members from around the entire ELCA, is meeting this year in our own state… at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, August 5-10. YOU are invited to consider attending the 2019 CWA as a volunteer; approximately 600 volunteers will be needed to serve as ushers or greeters, provide tech support, etc. Learn more about specific volunteer positions at 1stlu.org/cwa.
The OWLs event to tour Rochester, MN by trolley on Friday, April 4, 2019 has been canceled, as the event planners (Brian and Mary Narveson) needed to extend their stay in Colorado (Mary hurt her hip while skiing). The Narvesons thank everyone for their understanding.
Join certified spiritual director Carla Stanton for a weekend of holy solitude at Sugar Creek Bible Camp, from Friday evening, March 29 through Sunday morning, March 31.
Reg deadline THIS Friday, Mar. 22.
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes…” (and God’s love, of course)! So with all that in mind, we want to invite accountants, tax-preparers, financial advisors and others in the financial industry to join us for worship on Sunday, Mar. 10, to receive a special blessing during this busy time of year.
This summer First Lutheran will be a pick up location for the Small Family Farm CSA (community supported agriculture), on Wednesdays, 11am-6pm… so you can pick up your produce and then attend worship! Price increases April 1. More info: smallfamilycsa.com.
For the latest on Lenten worship services, devotions and activities add our Lent Devotion Calendar to your calendar app. CLICK HERE to add our Lent calendar to yours.
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