Teens come in all sizes, but unfortunately, most of our current inventory of donations is limited to XL and smaller. If you have items to donate that are 2X and larger — for guys or girls — and in styles teens might like, we would love to have them! Donations of gently used, clean clothing may be dropped off in the hampers located in the church entry. Thank you for helping us make all teens feel good about how they look!
We invite all staff of our local schools, universities & colleges to join us this Sunday, August 25, for worship and a special blessing to start off the new academic year.
First is collecting school supplies for Lutheran World Relief school kits, which we will assemble as part of the ELCA’s God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday and First Fest on Sept. 8. Our goal is to assemble 500 kits before school starts. Bring donations to the altar before/after worship or during offering. For more information contact Bridget Crave.
Vacation Bible School starts THIS Sunday, August 4, and goes through Thursday, August 8, from 6–8pm each day. Come join in the fun!
For 4K through Grade 5 in the fall (3 year olds are welcome to attend in the nursery).
The final day to turn in funds raised to cover Sugar Creek registration expenses for summer 2019 is Sunday, June 2. Thanks!
Every day ordinary people are saved by some pretty extraordinary people. People who give blood. Your donation could be the most valuable gift you ever give. Just ask anyone who’s ever received.
Schedule your appointment now: 1stlu.org/blooddrive
Please bring a photo ID.
At First Lutheran Church, 410 Main St, Onalaska WI
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.