Peter had done something absolutely shocking. He had gone into the house of a Gentile named Cornelius and even eaten with him and his friends. Why was this so shocking? Why were some so quick to criticize? How did Peter respond with grace and love? What can we take from this? Join us on Sunday to consider Acts chapter 11:1-18 in our sermon and readings on Christian love from 1 Corinthians 13 and John 13.
Our worship schedule is Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. and
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday 8am service will be livestreamed here
The Ministry Minute
Sandwiches in the Park is a collaboration program with three other churches and the Watertown Department of Public Heath. St. Luke's is thrilled to be a part of this community initiative. We need your help! Please look at the bulletin from worship this weekend or keep scrolling for the detailed section of this email to see how this program could use your help.
NEW Adult Instruction Course: Essential Christianity - is meeting on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and runs for 5 weeks. This class is a great review for members and a wonderful place to ask questions and find answers in God's Word. Email Pastor Cloute firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Adult Bible Class— Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. How to Respond ––What is a Christian's Identity? Join us to consider this question and how to frame a response. Childcare is now available for 1-2 year olds during the Bible class.Infants younger than 1 year are also welcome dependent on the number of kiddos attending and the number of teen providers each Sunday. No signup is needed for using this childcare. This will be located in the family room behind the sanctuary.
Teen Bible Class—Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the 8th Grade Classroom of the school.
Children’s Sunday School—Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
Adult and Teen Bible Class and Sunday School will meet for the last time on May 22nd before beginning summer break. We look forward to meeting again in the fall.
Women’s Bible Study—Fridays at 7:00 a.m. in the conference room at church. We are currently studying 10 Lies About God by Pastor David Scharf. Come and join us on Fridays.
Voter's Meeting Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Please make plans to attend.
Usher, Technology & Greeters
May 12th 7:00 p.m. Al Vick; Projector: Lori Schloesser May 15th 8:00 a.m. Ryan Borgwardt & Jim Boulden; Projector: Jeremiah Borgwardt; Video: Caleb Cloute; Greeters: Todd & Connie Egnarski May 15th 10:15 a.m. Gordy Schmidt & Jonathan Schmidt; Projector: Maddie DeGalley; Greeters: Tom & Lisa Lindert Family May 19th 7:00 p.m. Rich Parkhurst & Dyle Hrobsky; Projector: Garret Parkhurst May 22nd 8:00 a.m. Ralph Wandersee, John Tegen, Lucas Borck, Randy Mensching & John Schadt; Projector: Brandon Mensching; Video: John Ristow; Greeters: Steve & Marilyn Ehlke May 22nd 10:15 a.m. George Zaferos, Andrew Zaferos, Justin Gregorius, Tom Lindert & Aaron Lindert; Projector: Siri Gregorius; Greeters: Marlene Weber & Kathleen Kolander
Keep in your prayers
Home to Heaven: Johnathan Bauer was called home to heaven on May 8, 2022. His funeral will be held at Schmutzler Funeral Home on May 16th with visitation from 11:00 a.m.until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. We pray for those who will miss him.
We pray for the following people who are having health issues or recovering: Lloyd Schliewe had surgery; Helen Jannke; Myron Moldenhauer; Ruth Huebner; David Tietz; Esther Lohneis; Bert Rupnow; Toni Feder; Jim Roberts; Millie Zoern; Jessica Christian; Lois Meier;, Dean Freson, Betty Gerstner; Tom Probst; Jenny Raduenz, Carole (Mrs. Charles) Nehls, Daniel Helb, brother of Shirley Couper; Al Held, father of Mary Hochmuth; and Connie Barrois, sister of Al Henriquez.
On Sunday, May 29th, we will acknowledge our 2022 High School Graduates during our worship services. We hope all of our 2022 graduates are able to be in attendance that day.
Member Care Team
The Member Care Team’s June meeting is set for 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 15th. We will gather for a devotion, light refreshments and a time to brainstorm ways to bring and keep the members of St. Luke’s close to each other and closer to Jesus. If anyone would like to join our team, please come to the meeting and learn what we are about. We will gather in the fellowship area in the basement.
MLC Congregation Grant Program
for St. Lukes Member Students
Calling all MLC Students (current and incoming freshmen) for the 2022/2023 school year, please send an email to the Trust Fund Team with the following information: Name, year in school, ministry track, degree(s) to be achieved, favorite class, extracurricular activities participating in, and hobbies. Please send emails to email@example.com attention Trust Fund Team.
Wanted--Old/Used Candles: Don’t throw away those old/used candles. Twice Is Nice uses them for making campfire fire starters. Glass jar candles can also be recycled. You can place your candles in the bucket that is located next to the bubbler in the entryway.
Looking for a fun fellowship opportunity this summer?
Join the Watertown WELS Church League Softball team.
When: June – August
Who: Confirmed members of the church Where: Fields in surrounding areas
(mostly Waterloo) How: Text/call Amanda Oestreicher at 920-253-5756
This is a Co-ed team meant for fun fellowship. Our games are every Wednesday night at 6:30p. There is a Saturday tournament the beginning of August. There are no game obligations if you would like to join. We would love to have you on the team.
Luther Preparatory School is accepting applications for a part-time custodian. A complete description of the position is available below.
Jesus told Peter in John 21:15-17 "feed my lambs". He was talking spiritually but in the verses before Jesus feeds them physically first. Let us here at St. Luke's do the same by once again getting involved for the third summer in the program called "Summer Sandwiches in the Park". Last summer St. Luke's fed 467 people at a cost of $2.25 per person. Thanks be to God!
What is "Summer Sandwiches in the Park"? During the summer vacation, each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (that's us!) and Friday free bag lunches will be provided at area parks. Each lunch will include a protein rich sandwich, fruit, veggies, cookie or granola bar, and a carton of milk. Water and 100% juice boxes will be available for those with milk allergies.
Every Thursday, St. Luke's will serve at the Clark Park shelter from 11:30am-12:30pm beginning in June until late August. Lunches will be served rain or shine under the shelter, only canceled in case of severe weather warnings.
Volunteers will be needed and are a critical part of this ministry. We will need a team each Thursday from 9:30am-1pm, making, packing, serving, and cleaning up. We will be making many lunches per Thursday, and serving for 12 weeks. This takes many hands to do. You will be rewarded with some great friendships and the joy of watching many families know that St. Luke's cares about them.
Starting May 8th we are collecting a few more things. They are:
Someone who can speak SPANISH. A person who can speak some Spanish to join us some time during our serving at the park, from 11:30am-12:30pm., when they can.
A wagon (new or used).
Creamy peanut butter.
Used WELS publications for adults and children and used Bibles (collection box in church entryway).
Prepackaged foods such as granola bars, chips, cookies, applesauce/fruit cups, fruit snacks, rice crispy bars, and pudding cups. Please check freshness date thru the end of August this year. Food donations are being collected in the church kitchen on the counter space marked “Summer sandwiches”.
YOU! Please sign up to volunteer and serve God’s lambs on the bulletin board in the church entryway or contact Kirsten Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 608-843-7291.
God's spring beauty at church!
OWLS MEETING--May 17 @ 1:30 p.m.
EARTHQUAKES AND LUTHERAN SCHOOLS IN HAITI
The May 17 OWLS meeting will give us a look at the five WELS schools in this Caribbean Island which, besides suffering terrible earthquakes, is among the poorest countries in the world. Emily Helmen from "The Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti" will be with us to show how hundreds of Haiti orphans are provided God's Word, education, and vocational training by almost 40 teachers. It is commonly said that Haiti is "70% Catholic, 30% Protestant, and 100% Vodou." That meeting will be at Salem Lutheran Church, 105 Juneau Street in Lowell. Salem has recently joined our OWLS circuit, and this will be our first meeting there. As always, the meeting starts at 1:30 PM, is wheelchair accessible, lasts about two hours, and ends with refreshments and time to socialize There is no OWLS meeting in the month of June, but the Program Committee does work on next season's schedule and is soliciting suggestions for new topics. Plan to attend our annual OWLS picnic on July 19th (third Tuesday) starting at 12:00 noon at Aero Park in Watertown. Welcome Seniors!
LUTHER PREP SUMMER CAMPS
LPS Summer Camps are in FULL planning mode and we hope to see more of your children join us! We offer Day Camps & Overnight Camps for a variety of sports AND for the 2nd year in a row our *new* Phoenix Adventure Camp! Go to https://www.lps.wels.net/apps/pages/summer_camps for all the details & sign up info!
"SAVE THE DATE"
You are invited to the Alpha Resource Center's 2022 Ice Cream Social! Join us on National Ice Cream Day, Sunday, July 17th starting at 10:00 am in St. Mark's commons for ice cream, some great food, assorted homemade desserts, and fellowship! Your continued support is vital to our ministry and the Ice Cream Social is one of our major fundraisers. Please watch our Facebook page or website for more information and details. Would you like to help out with a dessert, monetary donation or help serve this year? Please consider volunteering and call 920-261-9207. Come enjoy the fellowship and we ask that you continue to keep the ARC in your prayers!
WELS Night at American Family Field Bus
Are you planning on attending the 2022 WELS Night at American Family Field on Friday, July 8th? If you’d like to avoid the hassle of driving and paying for parking, consider this option. St. Matthew’s/Oconomowoc has a bus that will be leaving from its school (located on Brown Street, not at the church) at 4:00 p.m. that day. To cover the cost of transportation, driver, and parking, riders will be paying $10.00 per person. We are also tailgating before the game. If interested, you can bring a dish to pass, what you’d like to drink, a lawn chair and an additional $3.00 per person for a sub sandwich, fun and fellowship before the game. Need tickets? Those can be ordered for you as well. If interested or have any questions, please call Dan Feuerstahler at 920-245-3006 before June 5th.
Can You Help?
The Tri-County Chapter of Christian Life Resources is in need of your financial help as well as help in volunteering. Donations are critical to enable them to continue helping those in need. They also need your help by giving of your time at the various locations. The Life Centers need receptionists, client advocates, help with other tasks, and volunteers at the thrift stores. More information is available below. The Tri-County Chapter supports Alpha Resource Center, Tomorrow’s Choice and Blue Butterfly.
ROC Rummage/Bake Salewill be held on July 21-23 in the TSL Clark Street gym. Volunteers will be needed from July 15-25th for various tasks. Donations of rummage sale and baked items will also be needed. A complete listing of the assistance needed and the various rummage sale items that will not be accepted is linked below. If you are able to help, please contact Tim Uttech (920-285-5276) or Pam Erdman (920-261-9674).
With the close of the 2021-22 school year, three members of our Lakeside Lutheran faculty are retiring from the ministry: Mr. James Grasby, LLHS Principal for 19 years; Mr. James Buege, 28 years at LLHS in various teacher and Choir Director roles; and Mrs. Ruth Hirschfeld, 17-year Director of the LL Extended Learning Center (ELC) A Retirement Reception will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 3:15 p.m. in the West Gymnasium. We invite all to attend this casual reception in honor of all 3 retirees (beginning shortly after the finish of the public 2 p.m. LL Commencement Concert in the East Gym). Cards or well wishes may be sent or brought to the office: Attn. Missy McKenna at Lakeside Lutheran High School; 231 Woodland Beach Road Lake Mills, Wis. 53551. Please indicate on (or inside) the envelope to whom (Grasby, Buege, or Hirschfeld) your card should be directed.
WELS/ELS Singles Lapham Peak Hiking Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2 pm.
Join fellow WELS/ELS Singles for hiking at Lapham Peak! (W239 N846 County Rd C, Delafield WI 53018) We will meet in the Evergreen Parking Lot. From there we can decide if we want to go to the nature center, tower, butterfly garden or more trails. Length of hike will be determined by the group. Questions? Feel free to contact Rachel at email@example.com.
If you would like a personal pastoral visit and communion, please call the office to set up an appointment.