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January 26, 2020
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned. —Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)
Dear Heavenly Father, we have all been born into the darkness of our sins. Through baptism, your light has been poured into us by the Holy Spirit. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we no longer live in darkness, but now live in the light of Jesus. Accept our prayers, Father, for this world that seems to live in darkness. Be with us and show us how to spread this light, so that we may become a little beacon of hope shining in this great darkness. All this we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Please pick up your February newsletter.
We welcome Jeff & Alicia Lentz and their children, Brody, Helainne, and Celia into our membership today.
New Member Welcome Brunch
Get to know our new members a little bit better at the New Member Welcome Brunch on today, Sunday, January 26. This will take the place of Bible Class and Sunday School. Hot ham and rolls will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Chancel Update Committee
We are looking to form a committee to discuss different options for updating the look of the chancel space. Painting the back wall, installing the banners, replacing the carpet will all be up for discussion. Pastor has offered to kick off the meetings with Bible study on worship and the chancel area. If you are interested, please contact Jeff Roska.
WinGS “Fast 15” Meeting
Women in God’s Service (WinGS) will next meet following worship on Sunday, February 9. All ladies of the congregation are welcome!
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, February 2.
2019 Financial Statements
Copies of the financial statements for our congregation for 2019 are available in the gathering area.
Midweek Lenten Worship
The church season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26 with Ash Wednesday. Midweek Lenten worship services will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm during the six weeks of Lent. Ash Wednesday will also include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The midweek services will reflect on “The Son of God Goes Forth to War.” Pastor Pufahl from Christ, Big Bend, and Pastor Rue from St. Paul’s, East Troy, will be preaching here as part of a rotation. A fellowship meal will be held before each midweek service.
AROUND THE WELS
Area WELS School Events
St. John’s Lutheran School in Burlington is hosting a Preschool Welcome Night on Monday, January 27 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend is hosting a Winter Wonderland Ball on Saturday, February 22 from 5:00-7:30 pm. More information about both events are on the bulletin board in the gathering area.
Christian Woman Today Retreat
The 38th and final Christian Woman Today Retreat, sponsored by Christ the Lord Lutheran Church and School in Brookfield, will be held March 20-22, at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, WI. The retreat theme is from Psalm 34:8, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." Retreat brochures with registration forms are available at ChristianWomanToday.org. The registration deadline is Friday, March 6. For questions, please contact Linda at 414-507-5341.