Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ,
Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The choir will be singing this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Please gather for practice at 10:00 a.m.
This Sunday will be a great day of celebration. Five of our youth will celebrate their Confirmation, and seven young people will have their First Communion. Their names are listed below. Please join them in their celebration at the 10:30 a.m. service and please remember them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you to Louise Thorin who has volunteered to make the eggs again this year for Easter Breakfast that takes place between services. If you are donating eggs, please get those to the refrigerator at the church no later than start of the Good Friday service on April, 18. There are still a few items that we do need. Please check the sign-up sheet at the church or contact me if you have any questions.
To help you prepare for worship on Sunday:
Prayer of the Day
Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Flowers for Sunday are given by Andy and Mary Blaser in celebration of John’s birthday (4/11) and Melanie’s birthday (4/19)
Our First Communion youth are: Hayden Marshall Allen, Alexander Gerald Kamenick, Isabella Grace Rabideau, Jacob Rudolph Stapelfeldt, Sarah Ellen Stapelfeldt, Abigail Marie Thiessenhusen, and Claire Samantha Zaeske.
Our Confirmation youth are: Emily Elizabeth Grober, Nicholas Gerald Landowski, Ryan Christopher Miller, Adam Lee Thiessenhusen, and Abbigail Sue Ward.
April 17 Maundy Thursday Worship – 7:00 PM
April 18 Good Friday Worship – 7:00 PM
April 20 Easter Sunday Worship – 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Easter Breakfast – 9:15 AM
April 21 Men’s Gathering – 7:00 PM
April 22 Youth grounds clean-up day 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
April 25 Big Cedar Bluegrass Concert – 7:30 PM
May 4 Special Congregational meeting – 9:15 AM
May 6 Women’s Gathering – 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Acolyte Emily Rabideau Trey Buffington
Greeter Kim Landowski Andy Blaser
Lector Glenn Schroeder Mary Blaser
Ushers Glenn Schroeder Brian Cesario
Mark Wizner Sally Cesario
Comm. Asst. Janet Johnson Debbie Ward
Altar Guild Cheryl Roth Jean Thompson
Coffee Shelley Erdman Debbie Ward
ELCA World Hunger: God’s Work. Our Hands. Working with Lutheran churches in the U.S. and around the world, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need with solutions that get at the root causes of hunger. Take a few minutes to read over this week’s bulletin insert to learn of one of these efforts. Your gifts to this cause can be given by check made out to LCLC with “World Hunger” in the memo line, or sent directly to ELCA World Hunger, PO Box 71764, Chicago Il, 60694-1764, or at elca.org/hunger.
Easter Sunday Breakfast -The youth will be in charge of the Easter Sunday Breakfast (Sunday, April 20) that will be held between services, starting at about 9:15 a.m. If you are able to contribute any food items, or if you can help in preparation for the event in any way – set up tables, purchase supplies, etc., please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board near the entrance to the church. Thanks for your help with this wonderful, annual celebration.
Men’s Ministry – Our next gathering will take place on Monday, April 21 beginning at 7:00 p.m. It will take place at the home of Rob Buffington, W162N10462 Auburn Lane in Germantown. All men are invited to join us for a fun evening.
Big Cedar Bluegrass Band - Mark your calendar and plan to attend an evening of music at our church. Big Cedar, one of the most popular bands in this area, will present a concert of Appalachian-style Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music. The concert will be on Friday, April 25 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
May Women’s Gathering – LCLC Women’s Group will gather on Tuesday, May 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All women and their friends are invited. It’s Bunco Night! We are almost 90% beginners, so let’s all learn together and have some FUN! Bring a nearly new item for our prize table. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact Shelley Erdman at (262) 502-4162 with any questions.
Have a blessed weekend!
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ since August of 2002