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The theme of the Sundays in Lent this year is "crushed." I know, it sounds kind of depressing, but really it's not. Through his Word God crushed our pride and self-righteousness, stripping us of the idea that we can (or must) do anything on our own to win the great battle against temptation, sin, and death. However, this is far from hopeless surrender. We lay down our arms only because we have a champion who has entered the battle to fight and win for us - Jesus our Great High Priest. Join us to fix your eyes on him this Lenten season to once again watch him step by step conquer our greatest enemies.   

Our worship schedule is Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. and mid-week Lenten services are at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
The 8am service will be livestreamed here
(During Lent we do not have a Thursday service.)

Our mid-week Lenten services will continue on March 9th focusing on Luke 22:31, 32--"Satan Has Asked to Sift All of You."  A fellowship dinner will be served by the Lakeside Lutheran High School Band members from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. They will be serving a taco bar and all donations from the dinner will go towards the marching band summer trip.

March 16--Midweek 3
Pastor Steven Ehlke
“They Bound Him”    John 18:12
Fellowship Dinner to Benefit TSL Roots
March 23--Midweek 4
Pastor Anthony Schultz
“The Semblance of Legality”     Luke 22:66
Fellowship Dinner by the Adult Choir
March 30--Midweek 5
Pastor Michael Helwig
“What to Remember When You Are Seized With Remorse”    Matthew 27:3,4
Fellowship Dinner by LLHS Operation Go
April 6--Midweek 6
Pastor Caleb Klatt
“A Part for the Whole?”     Luke 23:13-16
Fellowship Dinner by the Youth Group
Bible Studies
  • Adult Bible Class— WELS/ELS/LCMS Discussions  - Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. President Schroeder will continue his presentation on the history and intent of these discussions and share areas of agreement and areas where we still might disagree. 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. 
    • Note that we will not be having Sunday School on Sunday March 13 because of Spring Break at TSL School
  • 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.
  • Bible Information ClassThe Gospel of John - Watch online Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This class is a wonderful review for all Christians and a great opportunity for those who are new or interested in the Christian faith to grow in their faith and understanding. The studies can be found in this YouTube playlist. New studies will be posted every Wed. You are welcome to join us any week, just email Pastor Cloute at beforehand.
  • Women’s Bible Study—Fridays at 7:00 a.m. in the conference room at church.  Come and join us on Fridays.
The Ministry Minute             
Our video team is a ministry team that might get overlooked. Unlike other worship teams that are front and center during worship, this integral team is sort of hidden in the balcony, beyond the organist. The value of this team is not represented by its concealed nature. It is only because of this team that we have online access to our worship service. They are exclusively responsible for our livestream channel. The team consists of just a handful of members. Please consider helping ensure our worship service can be livestreamed by joining this important and relevant ministry. If you have a basic knowledge of computers, we can provide you with the training you need!
You can reach out to John Ristow at 920-248-3230 for more information.
The WELS International Youth Rally is going to be in Tennessee, June 28 - July 1. Registration is going to be opening soon. This is open to all Teens who are graduating 8th grade this Spring through those graduating High School this Spring. Please contact Pastor Redfield by March 6 to Register. 
Check these links for more information. 
Rally Workshops
Rally Excursions
The Adult Choir will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent.  Come and join us as we prepare music for Lent and Easter services.  Anyone is always welcome for whatever practices you can make.
Fellowship Dinner to Benefit TSL Roots
Our fellowship dinner on March 16th will be served by our Thrivent Group.  They will be serving chicken rice soup, Glenn’s homemade weiners and desserts. Donations of cakes for the meal are welcome. All donations from the dinner will be given to the TSL Roots program.  To read more about the Thrivent action team or to make a contribution towards the TSL Roots, go to
Usher, Technology & Greeters
March 6th 8:00 a.m. John Schadt & Dennis Betschler; Projector: Robb Borchardt;
Greeters: Andy & Toni Flint
March 6th 10:15 a.m. Gordy Schmidt & Jonathan Schmidt; Projector: Tom Horn;
Greeters: Steve & Sadie Vasold Family
March 6th Video: John Ristow
March 9th 4:00 p.m. Bob Huebner & Ken Mensching; Projector: Rich Parkhurst
March 9th 7:00 p.m. Neil Landvatter & Al Vick; Projector: Lori Schloesser
March 13th 8:00 a.m. Randy Mensching, Larry Kuehn, Roger Kuerth, Dave Oestreicher & Tim Uttech; Projector: Brandon Mensching; Greeters: Gene & Sue Frank
March 13th 10:15 a.m. Will Wendorff, Jim Boulden, Tom Lindert, Aaron Lindert & Mike Redfield; Projector: Eleanor Wendorff; Greeters: Pete & Sandi Thompson
March 13th Video Caleb Cloute

Keep in your prayers
We pray for the following people who are having health issues or recovering: : Jim Roberts; Rodney Zoern;  Millie Zoern; Jessica Christian; Jennifer Judge; Lois Meier; David Tietz, Dean Freson, Betty Gerstner; Tom Probst; Kathleen Graf; Jenny Raduenz, Dean Freson, Alice Kuerth, Michele Adams, Carole (Mrs. Charles) Nehls, Helen Jannke and Antoinette Feder recovering at home.

Call Meeting News: This past Sunday, February 27, St. Luke's had a call meeting for a 7th Grade Teacher/AD as well as a half time 4K teacher.  Seth Kock was called to be our 7th grade teacher/AD. He is currently serving at St. Marcus in Milwaukee. Shawna Jaeger was called to be our halftime 4K teacher. Please keep both in your prayers as they decide how they can best serve the Lord!

A Day at the Fireside Theater!
Our winGs group is hosting a day at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson on Saturday, April 23. The show “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” is a comedy about what goes on in our church kitchens and the lives around it. This is a day performance at 1:30pm with a meal of choice before the show. We plan to meet at St. Luke’s at 9:30am and be back to St. Luke’s around 4:30/5pm. Please see the bulletin board in the church narthex for ALL the information. Any questions contact Kirsten Young at (608) 843-7291 or Hurry! We only have 18 tickets!! Deadline is March 23!!!

Lead Teachers Needed!

TSL Roots Early Learning Center is hiring Lead Teachers for the following rooms: Infants, Toddlers, 2’s, 3’s, and Summer School Age Care. We are looking for individuals who are willing to care for God’s littlest lambs, share the Good News, and support the developmental needs of young children. TSL Roots is eager to be a community resource and can’t wait to meet our future staff additions. If you are interested in applying please call 920-261-3615 and pick up an application packet at TSL’s Western Campus.  The deadline for these job applications is March 11th. If enrollment is high enough, classroom assistants and an office administrator positions will be available too! 

All of these positions will begin either the last week of May or the first week of June. Please contact the school office at the number listed or Director Keely Prekop at if you have any questions.

The latest Together is attached below.  Articles include information on the Synodical Council winter meeting, an update from Ukraine and highlights of a Forward In Christ article.
WELS Together

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.

Interested in giving your thankofferings online? 
If so, scan this QR code and it will take you to our online giving.  If you have been using the Give Plus Mobile App on your device, you will need to change to the Vanco Mobile app.  This will work the same as the Give Plus app (which is being discontinued in April).  Thank you for your gifts to Jesus.
Luther Preparatory School Upcoming Events
March 13 at 2:00 p.m.--Sacred Spring Concert in the gymnasium.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
March 11, 12, and 13 at 7:00 p.m.--The  Musical South Pacific will be presented in the auditorium.  Tickets are on sale at  or by calling 920-261-4352 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
WELS/ELS Singles Facebook Group
If you're single (unmarried, divorced, widowed) and looking to socialize, make friends, or enjoy fellowship with other singles who share your faith, we encourage you to join our Facebook group! Our group consists of over 500 members from around the world with ages ranging from 18-65+. We are an active group sharing Biblical encouragement, prayers, Lutheran memes, personal victories, and food. Our page is full of discussion posts and we typically have a weekly video hangout on Sunday evenings. We'd love to have you join us. Facebook Groups.
Employment Opportunity--LPS
Luther Preparatory School has a full-time janitorial position available.  For a complete description of the job, click here.
Thrivent members, you can still direct 2021 Choice Dollars to benefit our church or school. The easiest way is to logon to, type 'Thrivent Choice' in the search box, click on 'Direct Choice Dollars' and follow the prompts. You can also call 800-847-4836 and when prompted, say 'Thrivent Choice'. Your 2021 Choice Dollars will expire on March 31, so direct your dollars soon! If you have questions, call the Watertown Thrivent Office at 920-261-3222.
Suicide. Suffering. Science and Ethics. Keeping your children in the faith. Parenthood’s burdens and blessings. Chances are one or more of these topics may have touched your life, yet how often are they approached from a distinctly Lutheran perspective? These are also all modern-day issues discussed recently on the Life Challenges Podcast from Christian Life Resources. Check it out, give a listen, and perhaps you’ll find yourself better prepared the next time you face tough issues like these. Find it at or on your favorite podcast platform.
WELS Coulee Women's Retreat
Christ Lutheran Church, West Salem
April 2, 2022

This retreat provides an opportunity for WELS/ELS women and their friends to gather together, encourage each other with God’s Word and go forth to share God’s Word with others. Registration forms and itinerary are available below. Register by March 15. 
Brochure & Application

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

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