The Sunshine Boys & Girls gather each month on the second Thursday at 9am. Next meeting: Thursday, Mar. 14 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.
“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.
What does Mickey Mouse have to do with creativity and sabbatical? Find out TONIGHT at the Sabbatical Together: Fat Tuesday Art Gala! 6-8pm in the Narthex at First Lutheran!
From weavings, to photography, to ceramics, celebrate an evening of art and discovery at First! Join Pastor Karyn TONIGHT, 6–8pm, as she shares her sabbatical experience through art and story. Artwork created by her during her travel AND by congregation members are on display. Enjoy a night of art and fellowship, and experience the wonder of sabbatical.
CONFIRMANDS: attendance at this event will count toward one of your yearly confirmation electives.
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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It’s a relaxing way to volunteer! Wednesday, February 27, 9am, to assemble the March newsletter. See you there!
Clothes Closet Needs:
Donations to the First Teen Clothes Closet have been steadily rolling in, but we have a few empty spaces on specific shelves. What we need (clean and gently-used, please!):
Athletic shorts (guys and girls, especially larger sizes)
Sweatshirts and hoodies (especially XXL)
Men’s jeans — size 38, 40 & 44 waist
Guys athletic and lounge pants
Clothes Closet Help Wanted:
The First Teen Clothes Closet needs you! As we serve more than 2x as many youth, that means more clothes to sort, more hosts needed, and more hands to organize. Could you spend 3:30-6:30pm on a Monday hosting shopping hours? Or a couple of hours a week—at your convenience—sorting donations at the house or “resetting” the Closet after a busy night? Email email@example.com.
Do you or someone you know have an interest in being a servant leader, living and serving alongside one of the ELCA’s global companions? ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) is a one-year international service-learning and faith-formation opportunity for young adults, ages 21 to 29. Young adults serve alongside Lutheran companion church bodies and organizations in one of 11 country programs, being shaped by the witness of our global neighbors in a cross-cultural journey of faith. Service opportunities exist in Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, Serbia, Cambodia, Jerusalem/West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and development, congregational ministry, human rights, education, homelessness, addiction recovery, women’s issues, and children and youth. All site placements provide opportunities for young adults to confront issues of wealth and poverty, racial privilege, economic disparity and globalization through the lens of faith. Applications are open now through Feb. 15, 2019. Learn more and apply TODAY: elca.org/YAGM.
The Icicle Toes project received a total of 147 pairs of socks!…
24 infant socks
49 child socks
53 women socks
21 men socks
1 ear warmer/headband
Socks are something patrons of New Horizons Shelter really needed, and are very appreciated!
First Lutheran is offering mission trips for both middle and high school this summer! From July 21–26, 2019 middle school youth will serve in Duluth, MN, and high school youth will serve in San Francisco, CA. Groups will begin meeting soon to start planning their trips, so don’t delay your registration any further!
Confirmands: participation in a mission trip counts toward one of your yearly service electives.
To register, use the form below to contact Pastor Stanton…
The La Crosse Warming Shelter is expecting more overnight guests this weekend due to bitterly cold weather. Please consider donating dinner items…
Your child or grandchild can have an amazing new experience this summer with the caring staff and beautiful creation of Sugar Creek! Now is the time to register, before your desired week fills up. Popular programs fill up fast!
Join us at First Lutheran for worship this Christmas!
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Worship Times: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 11pm. All will be candlelight and all will be with Holy Communion.
Dec. 25, Christmas Day Worship Time: 10am, with Holy Communion.
Overflow parking is available in 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.
With the extra services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we have extra need for ushers, readers, and all the others roles that make worship special at First! Click here to sign up to serve at one or more of these special worship services!
Just a reminder to our families at First Lutheran that there is no Sunday School the next two Sundays, December 23 and 30. Have a very, merry Christmas! “See you next year,” on Sunday, January 6!