3/15/2020 7:10:18 PM
March 15, 2020
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. —Isaiah 42:16 (NIV)
Heavenly Father, please keep my faith from becoming blind to your presence. May I always trust your shining light to lead me along unfamiliar paths and to make the rough places smooth. Increase my trust, Father, knowing this promise is eternally true. Make me ready and willing to allow you to lead, since you care for me, love me, protect me, and only want the best for me. In Jesus’ name I pray. 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. WinGS is hosting a baked potato bar on March 18. March 25 will have hot sandwiches. The final meal will be tacos hosted by Church Council on April 1. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board under “Ways to Get Involved.”
Easter for Kids
Easter for Kids is an opportunity to share the good news of the Easter story with kids ages 3-10. It will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 am-12:00 noon. Register your child here. (Some paper copies of the registration are available in the gathering space, but please consider registering online.) Postcards to invite family and friends are in the gathering area. Items that can be donated are on the main bulletin board. Please contact Tim Gauerke for more information.
We will be going to the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear on Friday, March 27. This eclectic museum is housed in an 1869 residence in Milwaukee. It displays an extensive collection of early 20th century Americana. The museum is handicap accessible and has free parking. We will carpool and plan to leave church at 9:30 am. Admission is $6. We will stop for lunch following our time at the museum. Talk to Bob or Julie McGill about any restaurant suggestions or any questions about the outing. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board under “Ways to Get Involved.”
Easter breakfast will once again be served between the Sunrise and the Festival worship services. Ham and rolls will be provided. To help us plan, please sign up if you are planning on attending and if you are willing to bring a dish to pass. Volunteers are also needed to clean up after the meal.
Easter flowers are available for purchase. Envelopes are available in the gathering space. The flowers will decorate the altar area on Easter morning; families are welcome to take them home after the 9:00 am service.
WinGS is looking forward to hosting our community rummage sale again this year. They are also looking for 4-8” pots, new or used, that can be used to pot plants to be sold at the rummage sale. There is a plastic bin in the gathering area for these pots. If you have questions, please contact Kathi Boziel.
Please submit items for the April newsletter by Sunday, March 22.
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. Booklets to preview the new hymnal and its resources are available in the gathering space.