First Lutheran 5K Run/Walk
Jul
7
7:30 AM07:30

First Lutheran 5K Run/Walk

Our 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th, 2018. This is always a popular event. Proceeds go toward C.A.R.E. for Dodge County (Community Awareness and Recovery Environment)-- Empower families choosing a life of recovery. 

For more information, you may download the registration form from the link below. You may also register through first5k.racewire.com.

This is a great opportunity for exercise, fellowship, and more! All are welcome.

Registration Form

first5k.racewire.com

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Apr
12
to Apr 14

Annual Rummage and Bake Sale

It's that time of year again! It's time for our Rummage and Bake Sale! This is a great fundraiser for First Lutheran, as the proceeds go toward our mortgage principal. The Rummage Sale takes place April 12 and 13, from 8am - 5pm; Saturday, April 14th from 8am to noon. There's something for everyone at the sale. A Bake Sale will also be held along with the Rummage Sale on April 12th & 13th. Lots of goodies! A food stand is also available April 12th & 13th. 

Our team needs lots of help also to make this sale happen. If you are interested in helping with the sale or prepping for it, please call the church office at 920-885-4497, or sign up here at the church.

We are still accepting donations for the sale also. Items needed are clothing, DVDs and videos, craft supplies, linens, toys, baby items, dishes, furniture, books, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, household and miscellaneous items. (Items not accepted are: computers, computer desks, used carpeting or old TVs.) THANK YOU! Hope to see you there.

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Mar
25
8:30 AM08:30

Holy Week Breakfast

All are welcome to attend our Holy Week Breakfast held on Palm Sunday, March 25th from 8:30 - 10:30am. The menu includes breakfast casseroles, pancakes, omelets, cheesy hash browns, coffee cakes, juice, coffee and milk. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors 60+ or children 10 and younger. Kids under 5 eat free. Tickets can be bought in our church office Monday - Friday from 9am - 2:30pm, or at church on the weekends. Proceeds will go toward our youth ELCA mission trip to Houston, Texas this summer.

Hope to see you there!

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Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk
Dec
2
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk

    Thinking of Christmas? It'll be here before you know it! Our annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 8am - 2pm. Many local vendors will be here, along with crafters with hand-made items. A white-elephant room is also part of the fun, along with tons of cookies for Christmas! A food stand will also be available. Christmas item donations are welcome and can be brought to the church Monday - Friday from 9am-4pm. Proceeds from the sale go to our mortgage principle. 

    

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Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Social

Our Thanksgiving Eve worship service is Wednesday, November 22nd at 7pm. Come worship with us and give thanks for God's blessings!

After worship we will have our annual pie social. Yum! Pie donations are welcome! There are inserts in our bulletins at church on wish to write your donation. If you would like to bake a pie you may fill out an insert and bring it to the office, or if you are baking a pie you may call the church office at 885-4497 and let us know your name and what kind of pie you will bring. Pies should be brought to the church by at least 6pm. Thanks for your help! Hope to see you there. All are welcome!

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Harvest Dinner
Nov
5
11:45 AM11:45

Harvest Dinner

SAVE THE DATE!  November 5th at 11:45am

Fall is fast approaching and one of our annual celebrations in autumn is our Harvest Dinner. This is a wonderful feast put on by our Social Concerns Committee with the help of our great kitchen team. A short program is usually included. More information about the dinner will be coming in the next month.

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

LOVE is Greater Than Hate Project

Our Congregational Health Ministry Team, along with Church Health Services, will present a special film, "A Message from Jessie" on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:45-8pm in Friendship Hall here at First Lutheran. This film was seen on Dateline, NBC as well as several local TV news channels. 

Here is a brief description of the topic being covered:

"After the brutal rape and murder of his daughter Jessie in Hartford, local author Buck Blodgett and "The LOVE is GREATER than Hate" Project Team, transformed tragedy into a powerful purpose. THE MISSION: to impact and END violence against women."

This is a free event open to the whole community. Light refreshments will be available. Advance registration not required. Questions? Email: bobg@churchclinic.org.  

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Movie Night
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night

Join us on Saturday, September 30th at 7pm for a movie sponsored by our Stewardship Committee, "Until Forever....A Family's Journey of Faith". This is a "powerful, true account of one young man's courageous battle with leukemia and his journey of faith." There is no admission fee. *This movie is rated PG-13. Childcare will be provided.

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New Member Classes
Sep
24
9:15 AM09:15

New Member Classes

    Are you interested in becoming a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church? We'd love to have you join our church family!

    Every fall and spring we hold a few learning sessions for those looking to enter into membership. These are just three casual one-hour sessions at which we tell you about our church and what it has to offer. There are no tests! Attendance at all three sessions is preferred. The dates are: Sundays: September 24th, October 8th and October 22nd. We meet in different rooms in the building to help familiarize you with our church building and what we offer. Then, those who have attended the class sessions are welcomed into the church at our 8:00am worship service on October 29th. A special coffee fellowship is held after the service to greet our new members! If interested, please call or e-mail our church office.

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Sunday School Rally Day and Church Picnic
Sep
10
9:15 AM09:15

Sunday School Rally Day and Church Picnic

We will welcome the kids back to Sunday School on Sunday, September 10th! This is a fun day for the kids as well as adults. The children will attend class orientation and then EVERYONE OF ALL AGES is invited to our annual church picnic that day after the 10:30 worship service, so you will DEFINITELY want to attend. At the picnic the meat, beverage and tableware will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Music will be provided by Carol and Dave Crawford. Games, prizes, a staff pie-eating contest will be held, and more! Don't miss it. Bring a friend or two!

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Confirmation Camp in Waupaca
Jun
18
to Jun 23

Confirmation Camp in Waupaca

Our Confirmation students will spend a week at the Pine Lake Camp in Waupaca June 18 - 23. This is an annual event at which the youth find new friends, engage in fun activities and worship Christ with others. This year's event is full up. Check next year if your child is a member and a confirmation student.

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Graduation Celebration
Jun
4
9:45 AM09:45

Graduation Celebration

All First Lutheran 2017 Graduates are invited to join us for a special graduation celebration. 

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the 10:30 am service

We will begin approximately 9:45 am with refreshments and fellowship prior to the service, gather for pictures in cap and gown, then celebrate the new journey our grads will begin.

We encourage all members to join us to show their support and encouragement for our youth as this is a special time in their lives.

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St. Louis Stompers Jazz Band
May
21
8:00 AM08:00

St. Louis Stompers Jazz Band

A well-known jazz band, the St. Louis Stompers, will be part of the Bunny Berigan festival May 19-21. On May 21st the Stompers will lead our 8 & 10:30 worship services. They play gospel music with a jazz flair. Mike Zirpolo, known as "Mr. Trumpet", from the Stompers will talk to us at the 9:15am Adult Forum Class that day. This adds a fun flavor to our worship music for the day. Come join us!

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Annual Women's Retreat
Apr
28
to Apr 30

Annual Women's Retreat

Our 2017 Women's Retreat is scheduled for April -28 at the Pine Lake Bible Camp in Waupaca. Our featured speaker will be Rev. Sue Larson. Cost for the weekend is $155; one night: $85; one day: $35. To sign up please call the Church Office at 920-885-4497. Payments are due by March 31st. If you have questions, contact Marian Krueger or Sue Bentz, or the Church Office.

**Departure and return times are to be announced.

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