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This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday. As we meditate this week we think about the significance of Confirmation for all of us. Confirmation is about remaining strong in our faith. We pray that God's grace keep all of us strong until we reach heaven. 

Our worship schedule is Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. and
T
hursdays at 7:00 p.m.
The Sunday 8am service will be livestreamed here
The Ministry Minute
Did you know the church library has an online component? As if the library itself isn't special enough, you can visit it virtually at any time! Whether you need a resource for a paper or research project, a few different children's books for your at-home library temporarily because you're entertaining your grandkids, or you're interested in Christian literature but don't know where to start, you can simply click this link and search over 2500 curated items available to you!  
Did you also know that all of this work is done by just a few volunteers? If the library has ever been a blessing to you, or you've used one of these wonderful resources, please consider helping this ministry. There are numerous ways in which you can get involved. Cathy Hoof is the current Coordinator, but is looking to step down from this ministry. Please connect with her or me (Kelly) if you're interested. Her email is tchoof@charter.net. My email is kwend05@gmail.com.
Bible Studies
  • NEW Adult Instruction Course: Essential Christianity - will begin this Tuesday 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 cloutejr@hotmail.com to register. 
  • Adult Bible Class— Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. How to Respond –– Why don't you keep all God's laws? 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. We will not be meeting on May 1st.
  • Adult and Teen Bible Class and Sunday School will not be held on Easter Sunday.  We will resume classes on April 24.
  • St. Luke’s Morning Moms:  Mondays at 8:20 a.m. at Western Avenue Campus After-School Care Room.  All moms with children ages newborn through high school are welcome to attend. You're invited to bring your children with you--many moms do.
  • Women’s Bible Study—Fridays at 7:00 a.m. in the conference room at church.  Come and join us on Fridays. 
Voter's Meeting
Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Make plans to attend.
Interested in used classroom desks, computer desks or stacking chairs?  If so, you can look at what is available after service.  They are located in the classrooms on the first floor of the school.  If you have any questions, contact John Rupnow at 920-988-9603.
MEMBER NEWS
 
Usher, Technology & Greeters
April 28th 7:00 p.m. Al Vick & Dyle Hrobsky; Projector: Lori Schloesser
May 1st 8:00 a.m. Tony Schadt & Bennett Ozminkowski; Projector: Robb Borchardt; Video: Jonah Ozminkowski; Greeters: Sue Boulden & Kathy Evans
May 1st 10:15 a.m. Sean Young, Neil Landvatter, Tim Rehbaum & Jeff Gronholz; Projector: Tom Horn; Greeters: Ken & Lynn Zindars
May 5th 7:00 p.m. Pete Thompson & Mike Gosdeck; Projector: Brooke Parkhurst
May 8th 8:00 a.m. Will Wendorff, Bob Huebner, Dan Zastrow, Tim Uttech & Larry Kuehn; Projector: Kim Winters; Video: Isaac Winters; Greeters: Tara Brennan & Andrea Schroeder
May 8th 10:15 a.m. Rich Parkhurst, Brent Archer, Steve Schmidt, Ron Hertig & Mike Redfield; Projector: Garret Parkhurst; Greeters: Paul & Jan Dettman



Keep in your prayers
We pray for the following people who are having health issues or recovering: 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.
 
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 stlukewttn@tslwels.org attention Trust Fund Team. 
Special Opportunity to Celebrate Your Mom
The Alpha Center is again offering the opportunity for you to join in giving a gift to the Alpha Center in tribute to or in memory of a mother or mother figure in your life.  They will send a special card to your special honoree the week of Mother’s Day.  Requests should be made by Tuesday, May 3rd to allow for card mailing.  The form is linked here.
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.
DockHounds Event – June 5th 2022        
      As the warm weather approaches its never too early to start thinking about baseball and tailgates. St Luke’s invites you to reserve June 5th for that very thing. Join us for a DockHounds Game!
      Located just outside of Oconomowoc the DockHounds are a professional minor league baseball team. St. Luke’s has teamed up with them to provide an afternoon of fellowship and fun for the entire family. We encourage you to invite friends and neighbors from near and afar. Everyone is welcome!
      The game is on Sunday, June 5th 2022 at 1:35pm. Tailgating will take place in the parking lot prior to the game. Details to follow.
     This is not something you’re going to want to miss. Purchase your tickets now at the link below.
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 pastortredfield@gmail.com and/or Shawna Jaeger shawnaLjaeger@gmail.com
Thank you to Marah Kiecker for another beautiful
artwork for our hymn board!
Tickets for "School of Rock - The Musical" on sale now!
3 shows at Lakeside Lutheran High School: "School of Rock - The Musical", with its sensational live rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. Comedy, drama, a dynamic cast -- it's sure to please all ages! Friday & Saturday at 7 pm, April 29-30 and 3 pm Sunday, May 1; $12 each reserved floor seats or $5 general admission bleacher seats. Stop in or call the LL office at 920-648-2321 from 8:30-2:30 or email office@llhs.org with your ticket request.
Spring Music Concert: The TSL spring band concert in which the choir will also participate will be held on Thursday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Clark Street gymnasium.  Everyone is warmly welcome.
LPS Instrumental Concert
Join us on Sunday, May 8 for our annual May Instrumental Concert. This year's performance will feature the Concert and Jazz Bands, the String, Guitar, and Percussion Ensembles, the Brass Choir, and our Mass Handbell Choir.  Our program, entitled "Screen Gems: Music from the Movies," will highlight a variety of great selections from some classic movies. Please join us for this exciting event!  The concert will begin at 7:00 PM in the LPS Auditorium. No tickets are necessary, but a free will collection will be taken.  
 
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.
Summer Sandwiches In The Park
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 kirstenlyoung@gmail.com or at 608-843-7291.
Thank you!
Lead Teachers Needed
Have you ever been the reason someone smiled? At TSL Roots Early Learning Center, we are looking for individuals who are willing to be the reason a child, parent, or family smiles. Our faith in Christ drives us to share His Word with others, facilitate growth in young children, and support families of the community. We are looking for lead teachers who are team players, willing to learn, explore, grow, and smile with us. Training is available. If you are interested in applying please call 920-261-3615 and pick up an application packet at TSL’s Western Campus.
Retirement Reception for 3 longtime servants
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.

TSL Roots Donations:  Would you like to help plant the seed?  Items that are still needed for the Early Learning Center are listed on a display in the entryway.  If you would like to give, please take a paper from the display, fill out the back, and return it with your donation of cash or a check (made out to Trinity - St. Luke’s School) to the church or school office. Thank yous and receipts for tax purposes will be given out based on the information on the back of the ornament.

Holy Trinity Learning Center Employment Opportunities
Tree of Life Learning Center, located at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Okauchee, WI, is looking for part time Lead Teachers and Assistants. We are looking for individuals who love to work with children of all ages and seek variety in their daily responsibilities. Positions are available for both this Spring as well as in the Fall. Hours for the positions are flexible and additional hours may be available based on increasing enrollment. Previous teaching or childcare experience and WELS/ELS church membership preferred. Candidates should have or be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid certification and agree to a background check. The rate of pay is based on education and experience. Please email your resume to learning.center@holytrinityels.org or contact the Learning Center office at 262-567-2737 x712 if you are interested or would like more information.
Looking for gift ideas?.....Devotion books?....Hymnals?....Etc...Check out the digital spring catalog from Northwestern Publishing House linked below.
Spring Flyer

If you would like a personal pastoral visit and communion, please call the office to set up an appointment.

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