Today’s Prayer

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.—Psalm 30:11-12 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, as long as I am living on earth, I will be faced with painful situations.  Pain and sorrow are inevitable emotions with the loss of a loved one, when faced with unfortunate health news, when loved ones make bad choices, and in many other situations.  But you LORD—and you only—can change my wailing into dancing.  Through you, LORD of life and death, is the strength found to see joy again.  Just knowing that you will never leave me nor forsake me carries me through this dark tunnel.  And when, LORD, I see those days of joy again, may I sing your praises loud and clear so that others may know there is a God who loves them and who will also carry them through the toughest of times.  All this I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.


July Newsletter

Please pick up your July newsletter in the narthex.


WinGS Potluck Gathering

There will be a potluck gathering today, June 30, beginning at 2:00 pm, to plan events for 2019-2020.  The gathering will be at the house of Sherry Dahl.


Fourth of July Parade

We are looking for volunteers to walk in the Waterford parade which begins at 11:00 am.  Meet at 10:30 am at 5th & Aber in Waterford.  Thanks to everyone who helped prepare the parade handouts.  Any remaining handouts can be brought to church on Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm or to the parade meeting site.


Set Sail with the Son

VBS will be held on Monday, July 22—Thursday, July 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. A free family dinner will be served beginning at 5:15 pm.


Register your child(ren), ages preK-6th grade, here.  You can also register with the paper registration forms in the narthex.


Many volunteers—from activity leaders to group helpers to registration to decorating— are needed to help make this event happen.  Please sign up in the narthex or contact Dan Hanke.

Spread the Word

Help spread the word about VBS.  There are posters that can be taken to local businesses.  There are also flyers for you to give to friends and family.


Donations of items will be needed.  A list of food items is on the bulletin board.  Please take the slip of paper with the items that you are willing to bring and write your name where that slip was.  Please bring items to church by Sunday, July 21.  Please label items “VBS.”  Thank you for your generosity.




Senior’s Breakfast

The monthly Men’s Breakfast is becoming Seniors’ Breakfast.  All seniors, men and women, are welcome to join us at the Crossover Cantina & Eatery on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 8 am.  Hope to see you there!


Open Forum & Voters’ Meeting

An Open Forum & Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 14 following the worship service and fellowship.  One item on the agenda will be a recommendation to replace our current projector and screen with two TVs.  Hope to see you there!


Senior Moments

The date has changed for our July Mailboat Tour of Geneva Lake. It will now be Wednesday, July 31.  Mail is delivered to about 75 homes around the lake on a daily basis from June 15 to September 15. We will spend an entertaining 2 1/2 hours aboard the Walworth from 10 am to 12:30 pm (boarding at 9:30). The cost of the tour is $34. After the tour, we will have lunch in Lake Geneva. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex by July 14. We can carpool to Lake Geneva and would plan to leave church at 8:30. Talk to Bob or Julie McGill for more details.  Our summer concert in the park and potluck picnic will be on Sunday, August 25. The concert will begin at 2:00 pm at Lions Legend Park in Franklin. Swing Nouveau, will perform sounds from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and today. Following the concert we will go to Ken and Sue Gawrisch's house for games and a potluck picnic. Bring your lawn chairs and a dish to pass.

Scrip Order

You can raise funds for our Tuition Assistance Fund through your regular shopping—gas, groceries, and more.   Scrip is a program where you buy gift cards, and a percentage of the gift cards is donated to Living Water.  Those funds are added to our Tuition Assistance Fund. Order forms are available in the narthex.  Orders are due, Sunday, July 7.


Busy Bags

There are bags for children to use during church in the nursery. They are marked for different age ranges. Please feel free to use them and then return them after church.




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