This week we see that Jesus' victory can help us to be joyful even if we are experiencing many difficulties in this life. We always have the joy of forgiveness and eternal life.
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
On June 5th, our Sunday worship service times
will change to 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. for the summer.
The Ministry Minute
The term often used for members who can't attend worship or are gather with us as a church family is a "shut-in". Even though these individuals may be shut in, they are NOT shut out from the power of the gospel and the love of Jesus. This love was demonstrated recently by the winGs group as they assembled these bags to be distributed by Pastor Schultz.
"winGs" stands for "women in God's service", with the G intentionally capitalized while the w stays lower case to emphasis the focus is on Jesus and his love for us. All women can join this group at any time. It meets for planning and projects on the second Tuesday of the month, September - May.
A few examples of things they help with and manage:
college care packages
creating seasonal cards for members and community
school supply drives
assistance with the Member Care and Summer Sandwiches Teams
shut-in care packages
ice cream social
Easter breakfast organization
meal train organization
funeral assistance, prepping and serving
Thank you, winGs team, for your love and your serving attitudes!
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: "There are just so many things I don't like about the church!" There are a thousand reasons. I don’t like the music. The Pastor is weird. The people are gossips. The donuts have changed. The services are too long. People aren’t friendly enough. I can watch it all online. And the list goes on and on. Maybe you’ve heard some of these before, or maybe you’ve thought them yourself. So why do you need to connect yourself with an imperfect community? What’s the point of coming to church if you are just going to be frustrated and challenged? This Sunday in Adult Bible Class – 9:15 Fellowship Hall (basement) - we will seek to answer this question based on God’s Word. 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—There will be no study this week. Teens should attend the adult Bible Study on May 22
Children’s Sunday School—Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
Adult 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.
Usher, Technology & Greeters
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 May 26th 7:00 p.m. Mike Gosdeck; Projector: Lori Schloesser May 29th 8:00 a.m. Jerry Vomhof & Scott Krause; Projector: Eleanor Wendorff; Video: Jonah Ozminkowski; Greeters: Gene & Sue Frank May 29th 10:15 a.m. Jim Winters & Andrew Beyer; Projector: Ben Vasold; Greeters: David & Gail Oestreicher
Keep in your prayers
Anniversary Blessings: Charles and Carol Nehls celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 19th. Pete and Lyla Westermeyer will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on May 26th. Congratulations and blessings to you.
We pray for the following people who are having health issues or recovering: Lloyd Schliewe; Helen Jannke; Myron Moldenhauer; 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 Helbing, brother of Shirley Couper; Al Held, father of Mary Hochmuth; and Connie Barrois, sister of Al Henriquez.
Happy 62nd anniversary, building!
St. Luke's Ev. Lutheran Church at this location (3rd St. & Clark) was dedicated on Sunday, May 22, 1960
If interested, check out an original copy of the Order of Services for the dedication on church secretary's desk. Thanks to Pastor Schultz for sharing!
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 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 15th. We will gather in the fellowship hall in the basement 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.
DockHounds Event – June 5th 2022
We are a few short weeks away from our 1st annual St. Luke's Tailgate and DockHounds fellowship outing on June 5th. This is the last notice for tickets! The ticket link will only be available until May 24th. It will be closing at 5:00 pm that day! If our 50 tickets are sold out, you could still attend the game by purchasing tickets directly from the DockHounds but you would not be in the same section as our group.
These following links tell you how to access your tickets for the game. Click here for access from a computer and click here for access from a phone.
Bring yourself, your family, neighbors and your friends--the more the merrier. Church will be providing the food for the tailgate. We would hate for you to miss the fun! Sign-up now while tickets are still available at the link: Lake Country DockHounds vs Kansas City Monarchs 6/5 St. Luke's Lutheran Church (fevo.com)
If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Redfield email@example.com and/or Shawna Jaeger shawnaLjaeger@gmail.com
MLC Congregation Grant Program
for St. Luke's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or at 608-843-7291.
Woodworker needed with refinishing experience:We have a couple of wooden doors at the school that are in need of refinishing. If you are able to help us with this, please contact John Rupnow at 920-988-9603.
Interested In Helping At Blue Butterfly Thrift Store?
Contact Ruth Huebner (920-988-0350 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can help on a Thursday morning or afternoon, or help with a one-time project. Examples of the help needed could be unloading drive-up donations, sorting items, cashiering, building maintenance, store cleaning, working from home fixing items or pricing, etc. Blue Butterfly raises funds to support the Alpha Resource Center, Christian Family Solutions and Tomorrow’s Choice.
Announcing a wonderful opportunity to support our St. Luke's member students at MLC through the MLC Congregational Partner Grant Program for academic year 2022-2023. Since the inception of this program six years ago, St. Luke's has participated fully to support our member students reach their ministry goals! We met these financial needs through support from the Trust Fund and many generous gifts from our members.
For this coming school year, we have the opportunity to support seven member students reach their ministry goals at MLC with the gift of $1,200 per student. We are looking for additional gifts of approximately $5,000 to support our member students. All funds received in excess of this amount will be held in the Trust Fund designated to this program for future years. Please consider participating with a financial gift to the “St Luke's - MLC Matching Funds” program. Go to https://mlc-wels.edu/financial-aid/congregational-partner-grant-program/ for more details about this blessed giving opportunity.
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!
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).
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.
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.