Today’s Prayer

 [Jesus declared,] "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” —John 4:23-24 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, make me into the kind of worshiper you seek.  Since my body is your living temple, fill me with your Holy Spirit. Fill me with knowledge of your Word and a desire to live it.  Grant me faith and trust in your Son, Jesus, through whom I have salvation.  May this be my worship to you, Father. Please accept it and make it shine for all to see. Amen.


Church Picnic

Join us at the church picnic, today, Sunday, August 11, to enjoy good food and fellowship.


Freewill Offering

There will be a door offering to support the “Equipping Christian Witnesses” campaign to support the ministry of Martin Luther College on Sunday, August 18.  Our offerings will go toward building a new facilities for students, including a new dormitory.  Booklets with more information are in the narthex or visit


Senior Moments

The 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. As in the past the meat (brats and burgers) will be provided. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex.


Blood Drive

We are looking into the possibility of hosting a blood drive sponsored by Versiti (formerly the Blood Center of Wisconsin).  This would be a great opportunity to be a part of our community.  There needs to be enough interest in the blood drive in order for this to be feasible.  If you would be interested in participating, please sign up in the narthex and indicate the times when you would be able to donate.



Women in God’s Service (WinGS) is excited to encourage women by offering opportunities to grow closer to God —through events like Advent by Candlelight—and by offering opportunities to create meaningful connections with other women—through a variety of fellowship events and also through “secret faith sisters.”  Watch for more information or contact Kathi Boziel to share your ideas.


September Newsletter

Please submit items for the September newsletter by Sunday, August 18.


E-Giving Option

Living Water offers an e-giving option for offerings to support our work here.  When you sign up for this program, you can determine the amount and the frequency of your offering.  Your offering is then automatically transferred from your bank account to Living Water.  If you would like more information on this, please speak to Craig Scherbarth or Janeen Roska.  Sign-up sheets for the program are in the narthex.




Christ Lutheran Job Opportunities

Christ Lutheran School & Preschool in Big Bend are in need of preschool aides and extended care workers for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested please contact Mrs. Tammy Weide, preschool director and extended care coordinator at or call her at 262.957.4854.


East Troy to Install New Pastor

Pastor Geoff Rue will be installed as pastor of our sister congregation St. Paul's Lutheran in East Troy during a special worship service on Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 pm.  Pastor Voss encourages, "Installations that happen outside Sunday worship are kind of rare in our immediate area. They are unique worship services and atmospheres which highlight the true role of a pastor—to serve his people—and the power behind the pastor—God and his gospel. Consider attending this unique service, soaking in the atmosphere, and welcoming a new pastor to our circuit!"


Volunteer Opportunity

New Beginnings, a WELS-based home for single mothers, is seeking a Volunteer Boutique Assistant to help with organizing, taking inventory of donated items, switching out seasonal baby clothing, and displaying baby products. If you are available once per month, are self-directed, and have organizational skills, please contact us by emailing Christina at, or by calling our office at (414) 376-0595 and asking for Christina. Hours are flexible!