Today’s Prayer

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. —2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (NIV)

Help us, heavenly Father, to call on your name.  Show us how to humble ourselves, knowing that not us, but only you, can heal our country.  Help us to seek your face and pray to you for Christian direction and guidance for all our leaders running every part of our country.  Give us strength to turn from our wicked ways and follow you.  Allow us to join together so we can replace these wicked ways with Christian unity, enabling us to join together in prayer for the prosperity of our country. Father, strengthen us with this privilege to pray. Open your eyes toward our needs. Hear us, forgive us, and heal our land. May our prayers be pleasing to you for the sake of Jesus, our Prince of Peace, in whose name we pray.  Amen.


WinGS Meeting

All ladies of the congregation are invited to come to the Women in God's Service (WinGS) meeting following Bible class today.  Topics of discussion will include the upcoming Food for Life class, possibly hosting a midweek Lenten dinner, rescheduling the Pinterest Craft night, and the upcoming rummage sale.  Hope to see you there!


Senior Moments 

Today is the last day to sign up for the SC Johnson tour on Thursday, February 14!  We will carpool from church, and plan to leave no later than 9:00 am. The tour starts promptly at 10:00 and will last about 90 minutes. We will go to Infusino's Pizzaria on Rapids Drive for lunch following the tour. Thank you to Ken and Sue Gawrisch for planning this activity.


Food For Life Cooking class

WinGS will be hosting a Food For Life Cooking class next week, Thursday, February 21 starting at 6:30 pm. At this class, we will be making a plant-based meal, received plant-based nutrition information, how to action steps and support to make healthy meals at home. All ladies of the congregation are welcome to come! If interested, please sign up in the narthex so that we have an estimate of the amount of food that we will need.


Financial Reports

Copies of 2019 budget and the 2018 financial reports are available in the narthex.


Shoreland Lutheran HS Sunday

Shoreland Lutheran High School’s Festival Choir will be singing during worship on Sunday, February 24. SLHS exists to educate, equip, and encourage students for lives of Christian service.   There will also be a freewill offering that Sunday to support Shoreland’s ministry.


Counting Committee

Another volunteer or two is needed for the Counting Committee.  The Counting Committee meets immediately following Sunday’s worship to prepare the offerings for the bank deposit.  If  you are interested, please contact Craig Scherbarth.


Secretary Office Hours

Janeen Roska will be in the office this week Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 pm and Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm.  She will be out of town February 20-24.



     Organist: Sue Gawrisch
     Greeter: Troy Moldenhauer
     Fellowship Hosts:  Mark & Colleen Schneider
     Ushers:  Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm

     Greeters: Mike & Sue Graffenius
     Flowers:  Needed
     Communion Setup: Nancy Gitzel
     Fellowship Host:  Kyle & Carlee Beier
     Cleaning:  Needed
     Ushers: Team 1: Duane Cleven, Bob Leverenz, Ryan Moldenhauer, Art Plautz






Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

The 2019 WELS annual report is now available online at Learn how your gifts to WELS are supporting mission and ministry efforts, such as called worker training at the WELS ministerial education schools, expanding mission work opportunities, new outreach and evangelism programs, and more. Check it out at  A copy is also available in the narthex.


LPS Auction Gala

The students of Luther Preparatory in Watertown would be honored to serve you for an evening of auctions, fine dining, and support at the Auction Gala Saturday, April 13 at 5pm. Seats are $120/couple or $65 single. RSVP due March 13 online: or by mail: Luther Prep Gala, 1300 Western Ave, Watertown, WI 53094.