Brewers Outing June 26! Our Lakeside Lutheran A Cappella Choir has just been selected to sing the National Anthem for the Brewers game at Miller Park vs. the Mariners on Wednesday night, June 26. Terrace Reserved tickets are $10 each and all are welcome to join us for a great night of fellowship and fun. Ticket orders and money (payable to LLHS) due by Tuesday, April 30. Contact Mr. Jim Buege with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-648-2321 x1216.
Tickets are now on sale for WELS Night at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers’ play against the San Francisco Giants on Friday July 12, 2019. Game time is 7:10 p.m.
Due to brisk ticket sales for this game, the Brewers have moved the WELS group ticket ordering deadline to June 14. The 50% discounted ticket price rate will not be available after that date.
The pricing is Field Outfield Box, Sections 128-131 for $21/ticket, Loge Outfield Box, Sections 229-232 for $17/ticket, or Terrace Reserved, Sections 436-437 for $9/ticket. All seats are on the third base side. Discounted tickets are now available to purchase online at brewers.com/wels or by clicking the button below.
Order your royal blue WELS Night at Miller Park t-shirt, available in youth and adult sizes. Visit wels.net/brewers2019 to order today.
There is no meeting in the month of June. The next gathering is the annual picnic on July 16th starting 12:00 NOON at Aero Park in Watertown. During June, however, the OWLS officers get together some afternoon to plan next season's program. Anyone with ideas is welcome to attend. An invitation is extended by the Lillos to meet at their home in Watertown. Date and time are to be announced.
WELS WOMEN'S MINISTRY CONFERENCE Join Christian sisters from across the synod to be nurtured, encouraged, and equipped to live out your calling exactly where God has placed you. The conference will be held at Luther Prep in Watertown from July 18-20. More information is on the bulletin board in the gathering area.
LAKESIDE BOOSTERS GOLF OUTING
The 25th Annual Lakeside Lutheran Golf Outing and Dinner will take place Friday, July 19th at Watertown Country Club. Lakeside Lutheran Athletics will greatly benefit from the proceeds and appreciate your support!
To register or donate a hole sponsorship or raffle prize click below for the forms that can be included and mailing information. The deadline to register is July 8, 2019.
Checks can be paid payable to Lakeside Boosters. Contact Lakeside Boosters at email@example.com with your questions.
Come Sea what St. Paul VBS has on deck for kids going into 3k-6th grade this summer! We will be making waves through interesting experiments, making nautical crafts, singing songs, and learning how we are all ANCHORED IN CHRIST. Our ship sets sail July 29-August 2nd From 8:45-11:30 each day. Sign up for free today at stpaullakemills.org/vbs. You are shore to have a fun time!
WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GETAWAY WEEKEND How is your marriage? Would you like it to be healthier? God designed marriage and only he can improve the health of your marriage. Join us for a two-day marriage enrichment event September 20-21, 2019. The cost is $185 per couple and includes a traditional Spanish family-style dinner Friday evening & lunch catered by Olde Madrid of Racine, continental breakfast Saturday morning, and all enrichment sessions. Spend two days learning how to know each other better, appreciate each other more, gain trust, manage conflict, nurture intimacy and connect with each other intentionally – all in the light of God’s grace. The result? A healthier marriage. Space is limited, so register early. See the poster or brochure in our gathering area or visit www.wels.net/marriage-enrichment for more information and to register.
You may have seen stories in the news recently about the foster care crisis-- that there are not enough foster homes to take in the kids in need of care, specifically for sibling sets. This need for more foster homes is true throughout our state and our country. In Wisconsin, there are more than 7200 children in foster care, and in our country there are more than 450,000 children in foster care!
WELS Kingdom Workers is addressing this great need by
recruiting new foster families
building teams of people to support families who are fostering.
On Sunday, June 16th, the Kingdom Workers’ Foster Support Coordinator, Kessia Boche, will be joining us for a brief presentation between our worship services. For more information, you can contact her at 920-567-8163.
BRANCHES BAND ON PENTECOST As we celebrate Pentecost the weekend of June 9, Branches Band will be joining us for worship. Branches Band, based in Milwaukee, has performed in all 50 states and Canada and has served over 500 WELS and ELS congregations by offering Christian concerts, assisting with worship, and developing worship resources. From ancient hymns to original compositions, from guitar and piano to vocal harmonies, the truth of God’s love and grace is at the root of the Branches Band ministry.
MISSION SOCIETY meets Monday, June 3 at 7 PM. Speaker will be Jason Zweifel, a son of the congregation, who graduated from Martin Luther College last spring and spent this past year in Equador teaching. He will share some of his experiences while there and also his involvement with Acedemia Cristo, an online Hispanic ministry. All are welcome to attend.
RECOGNITION Join your brothers and sisters in Christ on June 2nd at St. John, Newville in a service of recognition and thanks for the ministry of Gail Mateske. Leadership from both congregations will be present to give thanks to God for her years of service to St. Paul and St. John's. Worship is at 9:00 am and food and Christian fellowship will follow the service. Please direct any questions you may have to Pastor Christopher Koschnitzke or Mr. Tim Wiedenfeld.
SAVE THE DATE - DIRECTORY UPDATE The photography dates for our 2019 church directory are May 30-June 1. If you're new here at St. Paul or missed out on having your picture taken last year, we'd love to include you. If you had your picture taken for the directory last year, we can still use that picture for the next three years, though you can have it updated it you'd like. More information will be coming later this spring.
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at the Lake Mills Community Center, 200 Water Street, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Remember to eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz of water and fluids before the donation.
On Memorial Day weekend we begin the summer worship schedule. The late service moves to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. The other services remain the same: 8 a.m. on Sunday, Saturdays and Mondays at 6:30 p.m. This summer schedule continues through Labor Day weekend.
Graduation at St. Paul School is Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm. Parents, students, & school friends are invited to worship. A reception for graduates, families & friends follows the service. May God bless our graduates with success; earthly success through college & career; heavenly success, in step with our Savior, Jesus.
This Year’s Preschool End of Year Program is Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30 AM. Mrs. Hackbarth, Mrs. Tomhave, and Mrs. Byers have a special program planned for family & friends. A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of the program. Bring cameras to capture memories.
ROCK RIVER AREA OWLS
The May meeting of our OWLS chapter will be held at 1:30 PM on the third Tuesday, May 21 at St John Lutheran Church at Newville. Our guest speaker, Dr. Paul Luther, conducts a unique ministry to those like him who have fled religious persecution in Southeast Asian countries. Title: "Gospel Outreach among SE Asians in the United States."
The spring quarterly voters’ meeting will follow the late worship service on Sunday, May 19 (about 11:30 a.m.). At this meeting the budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year will be presented, along with plans to implement the council and board restructure recommended last year by the Future Planning Committee.
CHRISTIAN ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR The Christian steward wants to do “All to the glory of God.” God’s people want to be good stewards but they do not always know their options. “Eight Errors of Estate Planning” will be the topic May 19 and 22nd. Are you up to date? Families change. Tax laws change. Assets change. A will or a trust or a mess. What legacy will you leave? Since God’s people want to be good managers and often want to say ”Thank you, Jesus”, Gerry Heckmann will address these and many other issues. He is also available to visit privately without cost or obligation. All members are invited. Join us Sunday May 19th in church at 9:20 or Wednesday, May 22nd in the office conference room following the Bible class which ends at 10 AM.
Art Fair Open House will be held Thursday, May 16. The doors will open at 5:30 to view some of the wonderful pieces of art the children produced. The Jr. Choir portion will begin at 6:00 PM with the band performing immediately afterwards. Come and see the works of our own “Artists.”
During their spring break several St. Paul students with a group from LLHS traveled to Arizona as part of Operation GO. They went to assist Pastor John Ehlers at Cross of Glory in Peoria AZ. Cross of Glory is starting another church in the Phoenix area to be part of a dual congregation. Mrs. Laura Schneider accompanied the group. They will speak to Mission Society at the May 6th meeting about their experience. It will begin with fellowship and dessert at 7pm with the program to follow at 7:30. All are welcome to join us.
LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Presents their Children’s Theater performance of The Enchanted Bookshop, directed by Professor Timothy Wrobel, on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5th, at 4:00pm. All seats are General Admission in the Luther Prep Auditorium. Ticket prices for adults and high school students are $5, K-8th grade are $4, and pre-school and under are FREE. A family rate of $10 is also available
During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come alive. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of
WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY in Mequon, WI is hosting its Seminary Scurry again this year on Saturday, May 4th. The events happening include a Kid's Dash, 5k run/walk, and a free meal after for everyone. All participants 18 years and younger can run either race for free. The cost for those older than 18 years is $20. All race participants will receive some seminary swag and this year's Seminary Scurry t-shirt. For more information, visit: https://www.wls.wels.net/seminary-scurry-2019/
Tickets on sale now! Spring Play: Murder in the House of Horrors | Friday–Saturday, April 26-27 7p
Join us at Lakeside to be caught up in this virtual thriller, uncovering the clues that reveal the killer in the electrifying climax. This unique mystery contains as many laughs as it does shivers. Start at LLHS.org/drama to reserve your seats.
We look forward to another class of young people confessing their faith and vowing loyalty to their Savior. Public examination of the class will occur on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Rehearsal for examination will be Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 at 3:15.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
Good Friday: Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service: Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Easter Festival Services: Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
There is no service on Monday, April 22 and no Sunday School on April 21.
JOIN US FOR EASTER BREAKFAST
On Easter morning, we will be hosting a breakfast in the gym. Scrambled eggs, sausages, pineapple, milk and coffee are provided. We are looking for people to bring coffee cakes, hard boiled eggs and fruit or bagels with cream cheese. There is a sign up sheet near the library window and we ask that you bring it at the beginning of breakfast or leave it at church Saturday evening.
LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT SPRING RALLY
LWMS Spring Rally will be held on April 13 at St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Professor E. Allen Sorum, PSI director, will speak about the work being done by the PSI (Pastoral Studies Institute). Professor Sorum will discuss their mission of helping men from different countries who want to become WELS pastors. Invite your friends and family!
FAF "Stuff the Truck" is April 6
Clean out your house, listen to some great grade school music, and support Twice is Nice...all at the same time.
On Saturday, April 6, 9 AM to 1 PM, bring your clothing and household items, including furniture, to the LES Fine Arts Fest. Rain or shine, Warriors will be waiting with a big truck in the corner of the LLHS east parking lot to accept your donations. Donation receipts available. Thanks for your generosity as we help keep our awesome friends at TiN supplied with donations. If you have an item that you wonder is appropriate to donate, please call the store at 920-674-6868 or go to twiceisniceresaleshop.com/donating.
GROUND BREAKING SUNDAY Praise be to God, we are breaking ground for our new sanctuary. The ceremony will take place after the late service. Following the ceremony there will be a congregational meal in the gym. We ask that those whose last names begin with A-L bring a dessert and M-Z bring a salad. During that time members can visit displays in the lobby/gym area about the new sanctuary. We also hope to unveil the “wish list” of items that need to be funded outside of the building budget. Some of those items will be the chancel furniture, organ, pews, and chairs, as well as other items for the gathering area, chapel, and coffee nook. Make plans to attend and celebrate this amazing event as we look forward to building our new sanctuary.