Today’s Prayer

So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. —Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)

Dear Heavenly Father, your Word is pure and holy.  Through it we have the opportunity to find Jesus, our Savior.  Equip your missionaries, both here and abroad, with all the tools and wisdom they need to spread your Word and truth around the world.  Bless them and fill them with the Holy Spirit so that they accomplish all you sent them out to do.  May we all be your missionaries and take advantage of every opportunity given us to tell others about you.  Give us courage, wisdom, and knowledge to help spread your Word. Come, Holy Spirit, work in all of us so that the news of Jesus is heard, takes hold, and grows.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.


Mission & Ministry Sunday

We are celebrating the mission work that we do as a synod today.  Pastor Tim Dolan is serving as our guest preacher and will lead Bible class.  He is the Dean of Students at Luther Preparatory School but also serves as the chairman of the Native American Mission Administrative Committee.  A door offering will be taken to support the mission work done among the Apache.  We thank him for sharing God’s Word with us today.


Trunk or Treat Festival

Help reach out to families in our area by simply serving donuts and apple cider or helping kids decorate pumpkins. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27 from 1:00-3:30 pm.  Many volunteers are needed to make this outreach event happen; sign up in the narthex to help out in a variety of ways.  Various donations are also needed; please see the bulletin board in the narthex. Donations of candy can be put in the bin in the narthex.


Women’s in God’s Service

WinGS will have their next meeting today, Sunday, October 14 following Bible class.  They will also be enjoying fellowship during an outing to Elegant Farmer next Sunday, October 21.  If you need a ride to a meeting or event, please contact Kathi Boziel at or 262-895-2038.


Senior Moments 

will be going to see a Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors volleyball game on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. The cost for the game is only $3.00, so let's all come to cheer on Jenilee and her team! We'll stop at Mo's Irish Pub on 108th & Bluemound for dinner before the game. We will meet at church at 4:00 pm to carpool, so sign-up today so we know how many to expect and we'll make reservations for dinner. 

Our November outing is coming up soon! We will be going to Delavan to see the Christmas Magic Dancing Horses show on Sunday, November 18 at 1:00 pm.  The cost for both the horse show and the exotic bird show will be $27.50. We plan to leave immediately following Bible class at 11:30 am and will carpool to Delavan.  We need to know how many will be going so we can purchase advance tickets, so sign up on the sheet in the narthex by November 4. You're welcome to bring kids and grandkids as this is a family-friendly show. If we have at least 20 going, we will get a discount on the tickets. Talk to Bob or Julie McGill if you have any questions.


Fall Clean Up Day

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time yesterday to help clean our facilities before winter weather comes.


Advent by Candlelight

Ladies, please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2 for Advent by Candlelight.  Join us for an evening of delicious treats, great conversation, and meditative worship.  Hostesses are needed for the evening.  Hosting a table includes providing decorations, including candles, and place settings.  Please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex or contact Janeen Roska for more information.


November Newsletter

Please submit items for the November newsletter by Sunday, October 21.


LED Sign Variance Approved

The Racine County Board of Adjustments has officially approved our requested variance for a 24.5' LED sign. The sign is now in the process of being ordered and built. It should be installed and operational sometime in December. Thank you for your input and prayers regarding this part of our overall outreach strategy!



     Organist: Janeen Roska
     Adult Choir, Director: Neil Hankwitz; Accompanist: Sue Gawrisch
     Handbell Choir, Director: Tracy Hankwitz
     Flowers: Jim & Chris Mastrocola—celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary
     Fellowship Host:
     Ushers:  Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska

     Greeters:  Al & Kathy Thiesenhusen
     Flowers:  Needed
     Fellowship Host:  Needed
     Cleaning: Needed
     Ushers: Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm




Shoreland Lutheran HS Open House

You, your family and friends are invited to learn more about Shoreland at our Open House on Sunday, October 21, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Principal Michael Koestler will be giving a 30-minute presentation MAP Results:  What You NEED to Know, to help you navigate through the meaning and importance of the MAP Test score at 5:00 p.m. during the Open House.