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March 1, 2020
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” —Matthew 4:10 (NIV)
Dear Heavenly Father, I realize there are so many ways Satan wants to weasel his way into tempting us. We are constantly bombarded with temptations: you’ll win the big jackpot, if…; instant winner when you do…; it’s exactly what you need; one more won’t hurt; no one will find out, etc. This is all Satan. Help us to make complete 180 degree turns back to you, Father, the next time we are tempted. Help us to realize that no earthy gratification will make us happy, truly happy. Worshiping you and serving you only will give us true peace and happiness. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus so we can say “no” to temptation and “yes” to your service. We pray in Jesus’ name Amen.
Midweek Lenten Worship
Midweek Lenten worship services will continue on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm during the six weeks of Lent. 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.
Midweek Fellowship Meals
Free fellowship dinners will be held each Wednesday before the midweek Lenten services. This is a great opportunity to get to know other members while not having to worry about making dinner. Adult Choir is hosting soup and sandwiches this week, March 4. Elders is providing various chilis on March 11, and WinGS is hosting a baked potato bar on March 18. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board under “Ways to Get Involved.”
Please pick up your March newsletter in the gathering space (narthex).
Versiti (formerly Blood Center of Wisconsin) will be hosting a blood drive at church this week, Thursday, March 5, 2:00—6:00 pm. If you would like to sign up to donate, you can do so at http://bit.ly/windlakemarch2020. If you are interested in helping out during the event, please speak to Pastor Voss.
WinGS “Fast 15” Meeting
Women in God’s Service (WinGS) will next meet following worship on Sunday, March 8. The meeting will be in the library. All ladies of the congregation are welcome to come!
Daylight Savings Time will begin next Sunday, March 8. Mark your calendars to “spring forward.”
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 gathering area. Orders are due Sunday, March 1.
Save the Date
WinGS is looking forward to hosting our community rummage sale again this year! The dates are Friday, April 17—Saturday April 18. Hang on to those items you are willing to donate so all our shoppers have lots to choose from until the Monday after Easter, April 13 when you can begin to drop items off at church.
AROUND THE WELS
A New Christian Worship
Northwestern Publishing House will be introducing the NEW Christian Worship and accompanying suite of musical and liturgical resources in 2021. Find out more at christianworship.com.
Free Estate Planning
The Shoreland Lutheran Foundation has afforded us the opportunity to offer FREE estate and will planning services to our Shoreland families, alumni, and friends. SFC Estate Coaching, founded by career educator Craig Mellendorf, will help you understand your options and every aspect of your estate. We are holding 2 informational sessions: March 10 at 8:00 am, free breakfast and information session or March 24 at 7:00 pm, free coffee, dessert, and information session. Come and enjoy food and fellowship, and learn about how SFC estate coaching can help ensure your legacy to your family! To register for an information session, go to https://www.slhs.us/apps/form/estateplanning or contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org (262) 859-2595.
LPS Sacred Spring Concert
Luther Preparatory School will present its Sacred Spring Concert on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 pm in the school gymnasium.