Today’s Prayer

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.—Psalm 34:4,5, (NIV)

Father, you are always available to talk to.  You lovingly desire us to come into your presence with all our problems and requests.  You love for us to spend time with you and you love to answer all the requests we bring to you.   We understand that your answer may be yes, no, or wait.  Forgive us for all the times we trusted ourselves and tried to solve our own problems.  But while we are in your presence, we bow before you and adore you because you alone are worthy of praise.  May our lifestyles reflect the peace of knowing you are in control of our lives, our problems, and the world.  In the name of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

 

Voters’ Meeting

A Voters’ Meeting will be held today, Sunday, August 12, following worship.  There will be an update on the sign project.  Three different bids will be presented, and we will vote on which bid to pursue.

 

Church Picnic

Come enjoy visiting with fellow church members and enjoy some great food on Sunday, August 26.  A church picnic will be held following the worship service.  Meat, corn on the cob, water, juice, and coffee will be provided.  Bring a dish to pass.  Some grills are also needed.  To help with planning, please sign-up in the narthex if you are planning to attend.

 

New Member Welcome Brunch

Get to know our new members a little bit better at the New Member Welcome Brunch on Sunday, September 9. This will take the place of Bible Class and Sunday School.  Hot ham and rolls will be provided.  Please bring a dish to pass.  Hope to see you there!

 

Lawn Mower

The lawn mower is repaired and ready for use once again. We thank all who have signed up to help mow! Open dates remain on the sign up sheet in the narthex. Please speak to Gary Steffens if you have questions about mowing.

Sunday School

Sunday School will begin again this fall.  It is held after Sunday morning worship during the time that Bible Class is held.  It is open to children in grades 4K-6th grade.  A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.  You can also sign-up online at our website.  We are looking for volunteers to help teach this year.  If you are willing to help out in the teacher rotation, please call, text or e-mail Brian Haag.

 

September Newsletter

Please submit items for the September newsletter by Sunday, August 19.

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING

TODAY
     Pianist: Tracy Hankwitz
     Greeter: Lori Banaszak
     Fellowship Hosts: Mark & Colleen Schneider
     Ushers: Team 2: Dennis Banaszak, Steve Shantz, Noah Shantz, Wade Wollermann

 

NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
     Greeter: Dorothy Young
     Flowers:  The Roska Family
     Fellowship Hosts:  Needed
     Cleaning: Needed
     Ushers:  Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska

 

 

AROUND THE WELS

Supporting ministry for years to come

WELS Foundation offers several options allowing individuals, families, and churches to provide ongoing support to WELS ministries. An endowment is a permanent fund in which gifts are invested. Annual distributions from the fund cover ministry costs year after year. Learn about different investment options at wels.net/foundation.

 

Wine & Dine

New Beginnings invites you to its first Wine & Dine on Thursday, September 27, from 6:00-8:00pm at Hubbard Park Lodge, 3565 North Morris Boulevard, Shorewood. This evening of premium wine, craft beer, an assortment of delicious appetizers, as well as a silent auction will benefit the New Beginnings ministry. The cost is $40 per person. Go tohomeformothers.com/events to register.

 

Friends of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

On Saturday, Oct. 6, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Auxiliary will host Friends of the Seminary Day. This annual event provides WELS members an opportunity to visit campus and learn more about the seminary’s work. The day begins with fellowship and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Worship follows at 9:00. Activities include presentations by students and faculty members, guided tours of the campus, and a noon meal. Send $10 to Friends of the Seminary Day, 11831 N. Seminary Dr., Mequon WI 53092; or call 262-242-8104.

 

Experience in Missions

The Vicar in a Mission Setting program places pastoral students from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in mission congregations for their “internship” year, where they can learn through practical, immersive experience, outreach and evangelism. When students graduate they then take those experiences to their first ministry assignment, prepared for outreach and equipped to shepherd a church toward vibrant outreach ministry. To learn more about Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, visit wls.wels.net.

 

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors convention

The 2018 OWLS convention is being held on October 10-12 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Each year the OWLS host a fall convention with the purpose of getting members together to be spiritually enriched, have fun, meet new people, and renew old acquaintances. The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS/ELS members who are retired and/or over the age of 50. Learn more at wels.net/events.