Look at that little lamb. So frail...so weak...so naive...so prone to wander away into the wilderness...so much like us. But now look at the Good Shepherd. He lays down his life for the sheep to bring them to himself and keep them in his fold forever. Join us this Sunday to once again ponder the depth of our Shepherd's love.
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
Did you get a chance to see these beautiful banners displayed last Sunday? Each banner and its letters are individually prepared for the confirmands by Kirsten Young, a member who loves Jesus and children so much. Traditionally, the confirmation students and their parents gather together the week before confirmation and assemble these banners, symbols reminding them they are a loved child of God. Kirsten ensures each confirmand has all of the letters of their name, a dove banner, and enough glue so they can create this special symbol. She cleans up after everyone is done, waits for the banners to thoroughly dry and hangs them from the balcony for all to see.
Thank you, Kirsten, first for recognizing your spiritual gift of serving through arts and crafts, and second for using that gift in this way, year after year.
Thank you also to Dawn deGalley for taking this beautiful picture of the banners.
God bless the confirmands as they get to partake in the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.
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 –– Why aren't Christians better people? It's a question asked by honest introspective believers and also critics of the Christian faith. 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.
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 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 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
Keep in your prayers
Anniversary Blessings: Paul and Kay Christian are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on May 8th. Congratulations and blessings to you. Home to Heaven: Wilma Brassow, Betsy Gartner’s mother, was called home to heaven on May 2nd at the age of 93. Her funeral will be held on May 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Appleton.
We pray for the following people who are having health issues or recovering: Lloyd Schliewe will be having surgery on May 11; Helen Jahnke; 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, brother of Shirley Couper;
Help is neededto take apart old light fixtures to prep for recycling. If you can help, please contact John Rupnow at 920-988-9603.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Shawna Jaeger shawnaLjaeger@gmail.com
Thank you to Marah Kiecker for another beautiful
artwork for our hymn board!
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.
The May 3rd edition of the WELS Together is attached below. Take a few minutes to read about aid to Ukraine; Celebration of Ministry Retreats; the Taste of Missions coming up; and new leadership at NPH.
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 email@example.com or at 608-843-7291.
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!
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.
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.
Looking for gift ideas?.....Devotion books?....Hymnals?....Etc...Check out the digital spring catalog from Northwestern Publishing House linked below.