WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY 2018 - Registration
May
1
to May 31

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY 2018 - Registration

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY 2018  The dates have been set for the 2018 Youth Rally in Bowling Green, Ohio - June 26-29th. The youth leaders of St. Paul Church would like the teens of the congregation (along with possible chaperones) to start thinking about whether or not they can attend.  For now, check your calendars and decide whether this international event under the theme, "Never Alone" is going to be a part of your summer!

Registration for the rally ends May 31.

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MAY CONCERTS AND GRADUATIONS
May
11
to May 27

MAY CONCERTS AND GRADUATIONS

CONCERTS AND GRADUATIONS AT AREA WELS
 
Martin Luther College
            Concert May 11, 4 & 7:30 PM
            Graduation May 12, 10 AM; call day 2 PM
 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
            Call day May 24, 10 AM
            Concert May 25, 7 PM; graduation 10 AM
 Luther Prep
            Concert May 17, 7 PM
            Graduation May 19, 10 AM
 Lakeside Lutheran
            Concert May 20, 7 PM
            Graduation May 27, 2 PM
 

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Preschool Program
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Preschool Program

On May 23rd at 10:30 the preschool students will have their end of the year program. The families are encouraged to attend to see all they have learned this year. A light hot dog lunch will follow at no cost to the families. Look for a Sign Up Genius in the next few days to RSVP by Friday, May 4 for the meal.

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St. Paul 8th Grade Commencement & Graduation Service
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

St. Paul 8th Grade Commencement & Graduation Service

Commencement & Graduation Service for St. Paul Lutheran School will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 PM.  Parents, students, and friends of our school are invited to join us as we conclude another school year. A reception for graduates families and friends will be hosted by the 7th grade class and held immediately following the service in our gym.  May God bless our graduates with success; earthly success through college and career, and heavenly success, as measured in step with our Savior.

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Summer Worship Schedule
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Worship Schedule

On Memorial Day weekend we begin the summer worship schedule.  The late service moves to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 27.  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.

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LAKE MILLS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
May
31
2:30 PM14:30

LAKE MILLS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, May 31
2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church and School -- School Gym, 1530 S. Main Street, Lake Mills

For an appointment, visit bit.ly/lakemillsmay2018 or contact Jessie Nass at jenass06@gmail.com or 920-728-2550.

Appointments encouraged.
Refreshments provided.

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3 on 3 basketball tournament June 10, 2018 -- 1 to 5 PM
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

3 on 3 basketball tournament June 10, 2018 -- 1 to 5 PM

Ready to ball for a cause? Help Lakeside students raising funds for Operation GO mission trips this summer and have an afternoon of basketball fun at Lakeside Lutheran High School!

Who: Guys and Girls ages 14 to adult
Cost $20 per person -- please register your team by May 20 at goo.gl/hohQNn

In addition to the basketball tournament, there will be a 3-point competition and a raffle. If your business would like to sponsor the event, your name will be advertised on the back of our event t-shirts. Those with questions or interested in sponsoring the event, or donating a raffle item should contact Jenny Krauklis at jkrauklis@llhs.org

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2018 Vacation Bible School
Jul
30
to Aug 3

2018 Vacation Bible School

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  2018 Vacation Bible School at St. Paul Lutheran Church  Blueprints are being drafted and plans are underway for VBS at St. Paul: Build on the Rock!  Join us Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3rd for a week of Building and Creating: Building Crafts, Games, Snacks, and Creating Music! Most importantly, we will be building faith through connecting students going into 3k-6th grade to God’s Word.  Invite a neighbor, tell a friend! For more information, check out the church website-http://stpaullakemills.org/vbs Stay tuned for more details including a Service Project, Volunteer Information, deadlines, and more!

 

 

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Great Author's Night
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Great Author's Night

Parents & Students:   Great Author’s Night is Thursday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Our very own student-publishers display writing on books produced over the past weeks and months. Write on!” Pause to browse through scores of student publications on display in the lobby.

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WELS Seniors (OWLS)
May
15
1:30 PM13:30

WELS Seniors (OWLS)

ROCK RIVER AREA OWLS
The May meeting of our OWLS chapter will be held at 1:30 PM on the third Tuesday, May 15 at St Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown.  Our guest speaker, Rev. Joel Gaertner, will update us on "The Jesus Cares Ministry." Rev. Gaertner is its Vice President of Ministry and National Director. The Jesus Cares Ministries helps our congregations reach out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and communities. There will be refreshments. St. Mark's is served by Pastors Jensen (WW District President), Walther, Wells and Bachus, plus some part-time semi-retired pastors. Their Lutheran elementary school operates with a staff of 15. St Mark's Church has been in Watertown for 164 years since 1854 and is located near the downtown at 215 N. 6th Street. OWLS is an acronym for Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors and ELS, namely, those who are retired and/or 50 years and older. We gather for fun, fellowship, service and spiritual growth. Come and bring a friend!

 

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MLC WIND SYMPHONY
May
13
to May 14

MLC WIND SYMPHONY

On Sunday, May 13 at 7:30, Lakeside Lutheran High School will be hosting the Wind Symphony from Martin Luther College.  You are all cordially invited to attend this concert.  The Wind Symphony will also be performing for Chapel on Monday at Lakeside.  

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 92:1

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LUTHER PREP SPRING BAND CONCERT
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

LUTHER PREP SPRING BAND CONCERT


Luther Preparatory School will present its spring band concert, entitled "Where in the World is the Luther Prep Band?” on May 6th at 7 p.m. in the LPS Auditorium. It will feature the LPS Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Choir, String Ensemble, Senior Bells, Ukulele Group and a flute ensemble playing songs from all over the world. Our guest host will be the well-traveled Rev. Paul Prange, WELS Administrator for Ministerial Education.  We also welcome former MLC band director Paul Wendland, who will be playing alto flute with the flute ensemble.  A freewill offering will be taken to help defray expenses of the band program.

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Eighth Grade Confirmation
Apr
29
10:30 AM10:30

Eighth Grade Confirmation

Confirmation Service is Sunday April 29 at 10:30 AM. Students will make the most important vow of their life. They promise to be faithful to Jesus, even until death, so that they may receive the crown of life (Revelation 2:10). During this Rite of Confirmation, the students wear white gowns (symbolic of Christ’s holiness placed on them at baptism) and a red stole around their neck, which yokes them to Christ.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL presents their Children’s Theater performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, on Saturday, April 28th at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 29th, 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. 

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Seminary Scurry
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Seminary Scurry

Your seminary welcomes you to join us for this family event at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Come explore the beautiful WLS campus in a 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash. We invite you to stay afterwards for a FREE Cookout Lunch and to take a tour. Weather permitting, we will have a free bounce house and face painting.  The Kid’s Dash is appropriate for children grades K – 5.  See you on Saturday, April 28th!

Click here to register for Seminary Scurry 2018.

Please fill out a registration form for each individual participant, kindergarten and above. 

Click here for more Race Information

Contact: Paul Koester at recruiter@wls.wels.net

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City Park Clean Up
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

City Park Clean Up

City Park Clean Up Again = Great Way to Connect to Our Community! 

St. Paul has been invited to take part in giving back to the community of Lake Mills by attending the annual Rock Lake Environmental Clean Up again this year, held on Saturday, April 28th. Teams from our community will be cleaning up Bartel's Beach, Tyranena Park, Ferry Park and Korth Park in preparation for the summer.

The Rock Lake Improvement Association is once again organizing the event and was extremely appreciative of our participation last year.  If you don’t recall, we had 26 members attend in 2017.  Please consider joining us again, or for the first time, and using this opportunity to connect socially with Lake Mills residents that may not know Jesus.

Wear long pants, boots/sturdy shoes & gardening gloves. Stay for pizza when done! Please contact Paul Enger (paul.enger@yahoo.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions or to sign up (or follow the SignUpGenius link below). Thank you!

Park Clean Up Sign Up

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The Nifty Fifties, a Musical Comedy
Apr
27
to Apr 28

The Nifty Fifties, a Musical Comedy

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA presents The Nifty Fifties, a Musical Comedy, on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018 • 7 pm nightly • $8.00 (reserved floor seating) • $5.00 (walk-up non-reserved bleacher seating)!  Advance tickets available online (start at llhs.org/drama) or by calling 800-838-3006. Call or e-mail the LLHS office with questions 920-648-2321 • 

A musical comedy that will have you cheering! Gracie Stanley has gotten herself in hot water by promising to deliver her distant cousin, rock star Ziggy Springer, for the high school Hippity Hop at Louise's Luncheonette.  Ziggy's manager doesn't want his client performing anywhere without pay, so Gracie and her friends have to produce a double  and fast!  They use a singing soda jerk and plan to have him perform in the dark!  It wont be easy for Gracie to get away with this one with her rival, snooty Muffin Mansfield, waiting for her to flop.  Meanwhile, Louise has her own problems.  The buildings owner forbids the dance and plans to turn the eatery into a dry cleaner.  With all of this happening, Gracie's brother is living in terror because hes smashed up a Harley belonging to Sinbad Gallucci, a bad dude.  

Included in the sensational Francoeur fifties score:  Bop-A-Lu-Bop Dance Party, Teen Queen, Its Tough To Be a Teenager In Love & the hilarious It Was The Blob.

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Examination Sevice - April 25
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Examination Sevice - April 25

 Examination Service is Wednesday, April 25 6:30 PM. The students will sit before the congregation answering various questions about God’s Word. Using Bible passages and concepts, these students demonstrate their faith in Jesus for their own and the congregation’s benefit. Examination is an event when the student confesses their faith before God and the congregation.

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THE LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

THE LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT

THE LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT would like to invite you to their Spring Rally. It will be held at Our Redeemer, 1701 McKenna Blvd. in Madison on Saturday, April 21st with registration beginning at 8:30am and lunch served at noon.  Guest speaker is Mr. Sean Young, Director of WELS Mission Operations. He will be speaking about the African Immigrant Project, Chapel of Improvement in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Fine Arts Fair Concerts, 1:30 and 4:00 PM
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

Fine Arts Fair Concerts, 1:30 and 4:00 PM

2018 FAF is April 14-15

Sunday concerts (1:30 & 4 PM) split the grade school choir and bands. During the concert, each LES choir and band performs its elective performance piece. Combined choirs and bands perform the required performance piece. Each school will only be in one of the two Sunday concerts. Which concert time a school is assigned to depends on the number of schools and size of bands and choirs each year.

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"Stuff the Truck" with Donations
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store

"Stuff the Truck" at Lakeside Lutheran on the Saturday of Fine Arts Fest, April 14. Anyone who will be visiting campus for the grade school music festival -- or who could be in the area -- is encouraged to bring household donations, including furniture, to the big truck in the corner of the LLHS east parking lot from 9 am - 1 pm. Teens will unload your vehicle, pack the truck & get it all down to Jefferson that day. Donation receipts available. Thanks for your generosity as we help keep Twice Is Nice supplied with donations this time of year, and thanks to Thrivent Financial for helping provide the truck! Otherwise, donations can be brought to the door behind the store from 9-4:30 any day the store is open. Questions?  Call 920-674-6868 & ask for the day manager. Items that cannot be accepted are TVs, computer monitors and printers, appliances, console pianos/stereos/sewing machines, mattresses/box springs, organs and paint.

 

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ONE LAST CHANCE - "Hot Dog" Supper
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

ONE LAST CHANCE - "Hot Dog" Supper

Every family Invite – 3K-8th Grade

There will be a “hot dog” supper for the families of St. Paul School and Preschool on Wednesday, April 11th.  The supper will start at 6:00 PM.  From 6:30-7:00? there will be an informational meeting regarding our building program.  We especially invite those families who were not able to attend the brunches in February.  There will be childcare during the meeting for children up to 5th grade.  Other members are invited, too.  Call the office to sign up at 920-648-2235.

 A sign up genius email will be sent out so we can get an accurate count for those attending the dinner and/or presentation. Hope to see many of you there so you can hear the many exciting things happening here at St. Paul.

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Ministering to Others
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ministering to Others

MISSION SOCIETY meets Monday, April 9th.  Come for fellowship at 7PM.   A presentation and business meeting will follow at 7:30 PM.  The speaker for the night will be Pastor Henselin, the executive director for WELS institutional ministries.  Come and hear how our synod is ministering to others through institutional ministries.

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THREE SUNDAYS AFTER EASTER
Apr
7
to Apr 23

THREE SUNDAYS AFTER EASTER

THREE SUNDAYS AFTER EASTER

The three Sundays after Easter (4/8, 4/15, and 4/22), we’ll focus on our ministry. At St. Paul we are connecting people … to Christ … to each other … and to our community.  Here’s what you can expect:

                           Date               Sermon             Bible Study                  Theme

Easter 1           April 7-9         John 20:19-31         John 15         Connecting to Christ

Easter 2         April 14-16        Luke 24:36-49      Eph. 4           Connecting to Each Other

Easter 3         April 21-23       John 10:11-18         1 Cor. 9      Connecting to Our Community

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Easter Sunday
Apr
1
6:30 AM06:30

Easter Sunday

Worship Services
Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 1st at 6:30 a.m
Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 1st at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

On that first Sunday after Jesus was buried, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome went to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body for proper burial. When they arrived they found that the tomb was open! Jesus had risen! With joy they left that tomb to go and tell his disciples. On the way the resurrected Lord met them and they bowed down and worshipped him!

It has become customary among Christians to gather in the quiet and early hours of Easter Sunday to celebrate the “Son rise” too. As the angel invited those ladies, we too have come to see the empty tomb, to worship our Risen Savior, and then to leave this place to go and tell others the good news, “He is risen, just as he said.”

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Easter Vigil
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

Easter Vigil

Worship Saturday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. We proclaim that this is the night on which Jesus accomplishes salvation. Our Alleluias are restored, we share communion, and we are sent into the world to tell this amazing story.

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Good Friday
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Good Friday

Good Friday Worship Services:  Friday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m

It was a horrible day... a day of darkness and gloom ... a day of sin ... a day of death. But it was also a day of forgiveness, the day that peace was restored between us and God, the day that God's love for a world of sinners was most beautifully displayed. That's why we call this day "good." Join us as we remember our Savior's love for us that took him to the cross. 

Worship Notes: This is our most solemn service of the year. The darkness and silence of this night are a stark contrast to the celebration on Easter. But even if you prefer smiles over tears  don't skip this service. The only way to experience the full joy of Easter is to first understand the depth of our sin and the depth of  God's love shown on the cross.

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Maundy Thursday
Mar
29
3:30 PM15:30

Maundy Thursday

Worship Services: Thursday, March 29th at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Within 24 hours, Jesus would be arrested, put on trial, wrongly convicted, sentenced to death, crucified, and buried. But before all that (and knowing all that) Jesus spent the evening before in a quiet meal with his disciples. He spoke to them about God's promises, told them they did not need to be afraid, and urged them to love each other the same way he loved them. He instituted a new meal, in which he gave them his body and blood along with bread and wine, promising forgiveness. Each year we, too, meet to hear again Jesus' parting words and to receive that precious meal.

Worship Notes: This service includes a special focus on the Lord's Supper. The service ends with the "stripping of the altar" as we make our sanctuary bare in preparation for Good Friday.

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HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
Mar
25
to Mar 29

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, March 29th at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Good Friday:  Friday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Easter Vigil:  Saturday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 1st at 6:30 a.m. 

Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 1st at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

There is no service on Monday, April 2nd and no Sunday School on April 1st.

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Building Project - Open Forum
Mar
25
9:15 AM09:15

Building Project - Open Forum

BUILDING PROJECT OPEN FORUM  Our Building Committee will be holding an open forum on Sunday, March 25th from 9:15-10:15 am. The Building Committee will share a summary of what has been discussed at its meetings since then and will field questions and comments you have about the current design for our expansion. 

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Palm Sunday Worship
Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

Palm Sunday Worship

Worship Sunday March 25 at 8:00 & 10:30 AM

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.

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IRONMEN OF GOD CONFERENCE
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

IRONMEN OF GOD CONFERENCE

5th Annual Ironmen of God men's conference:  Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran school, Ixonia.  Speakers this year are Pastors Karl Walther, Aaron Strong, Jordan Ertl, and staff minister Dan Schoeffel.  Guys, come and be strengthened in your faith and enjoy Christian fellowship!  Cost is only $30 and includes a catered lunch and a take home coffee mug!  Register today at www.ironmenofgodwi.org!

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WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GET-AWAY WEEKEND
Mar
9
to Mar 11

WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GET-AWAY WEEKEND

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Here it is! Show your spouse how much your marriage means to you and gift the gift of a weekend away to pay attention to each other, apply God's truth and practice actions you can take to unravel the mystery of marriage.  Marriage conferences abound, but at a WELS Marriage Enrichment & Get-Away Weekend you can be sure of the faithfulness of the teaching, Christ-centered motivation and the practicality of what you'll learn. The setting will be the Radisson in La Crosse, March 9-11. Space is limited so register now.  See the poster on the bulletin board in our gathering area or visit https://wels.net/event/healthy-marriage-la-crosse-wis/ for more information and to register.

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MIDWEEK LENT SERIES:
Feb
21
to Mar 21

MIDWEEK LENT SERIES:

Midweek Lenten Worship at 3:30 & 6:30 PM

JESUS CHRIST IS OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST

Our midweek Lent this year will focus on the New Testament letter to the Hebrews. This letter was written to people with a strong background in the Old Testament, including the sacrificial system of worship God had used to point ahead to Jesus Christ. Our sins need to be atoned for. A sacrifice must be made. But the price for sin is too steep to be paid by our lives or the lives of any animal. That’s why Jesus came: to be the perfect priest offering the perfect sacrifice (himself!) so that he might once for all pay for the sin of the whole world. 

Midweek 2 - Jesus is Our Self-Sacrificing High Priest - Hebrews 1:1-3
Midweek 3 - Jesus is Our Compassionate High Priest - Hebrews 4:14-16
Midweek 4 - Jesus is Our Perfect High Priest - Hebrews 5:7-9
Midweek 5 - Jesus Our Great High Priest Serves as a Great Altar - Hebrews 13:10-16
Midweek 6 - Jesus Our Great High Priest Makes Us Priests - Hebrews 10:19-25

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"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store

February 17 is the Saturday of the elementary basketball tournament at Lakeside Lutheran High School. Anyone who will be visiting campus for the tourney -- or who could be in the area -- is encouraged to bring household donations, including furniture, to the big truck in the corner of the LLHS east parking lot from 10 am - 4 pm. Teens will unload your vehicle, pack the truck & get it all down to Jefferson that day. Donation receipts available. Thanks for your generosity as we help keep Twice Is Nice supplied with donations this time of year, and thanks to Thrivent Financial for helping provide the truck! If you have any questions about what is accepted, feel free to call the store at 920-674-6868 and ask for a day manager from 9-5 Mon-Sat.

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