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Philippians 2:1-13, Mind of Christ Pew Bible: p. 954, Spark Bible: p. 1304


John 17:1-11 Pew Bible: p. 879, Spark Bible: p. 1194


Home: Don Hickok, Judy Eddy, Gary Skogen Please contact the office if you have any prayers to be lifted up: or 608.783.2236


Members and visitors: a nursery available for children newborn through age 4. The nursery is staffed Sunday mornings during and between services, and on Wednesday evenings during service and programming. Please bring your diaper bag. It will also be staffed during some church events and will be advertised as such when available. We hope you take advantage of our services while here at First.


For Gundersen: be sure to alert the hospital of your church affiliation when they ask and they will then release your room number to us when we call. For Mayo/Franciscan Healthcare: it is important that you or a family member to contact us directly at the church office: 783-2236. Mayo no longer gives out that information. Please make every effort to keep food and beverages in the narthex. Thanks!

SERVING: Pastor Jason Stanton, Pastor Karyn Bodenschatz Organist: Gabe Hicks; Nursery Attendant: Crystal Miller; Bread Baker: Michelle Bauer; Treat Providers: Merrill & Judy Wachter, Gloria Kubiak, Ardith VanRiper, Coffee Servers: Bridget Crave, Rev. Marlene Pankonin. SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 8:00am Acolytes: Jaicee Hagen, Hannah Smith; Communion Servers: Mark Wrolstad, Mary Ann Redfearn; Reader: Bridget Crave; Ushers: Larry & Marilyn Schreiner, Stephen Ministers; Nursery: Allie Lee; Puppet Volunteers: Julie & Randy Moseng; Projectionist: Rob Kranig SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 10:30am Acolytes: Katie Chafoulias, Parker Clark; Communion Servers: Todd Lofald, Aaron McDonald; Reader: Ginny Pollert; Ushers: Stephen Ministers; Nursery: Olivia Leppert, Greta Moseng; Puppet Volunteers: Julie & Randy Moseng; Projectionist: Ronn Thies WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 6:30pm Acolyte: Collin Roes; Communion Server: Bev DiNicola; Reader: Bev DiNicola; Nursery Attendant: Crystal Miller; Projectionist: Brian Wittkop FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 410 Main St, Onalaska WI 54601 • 608.783.2236 • Fax: 608.783.3741 Office hours: Monday–Friday 8am–4pm Senior Pastor: Jason Stanton • 608.386.6431 Associate Pastor: Karyn Bodenschatz • 608.433.6002 Visitation Pastor: Marlene Pankonin • 608.781.5026 Director of Servant Ministries: Kathryn Pedretti Office Manager: Jane Frick Passing on Faith Coord.: Carla Stanton Sunday School Superintendents: Sheri Betz & Tawni O’Rourke Young Youth Coord.: Katie Everson

Sunday, June 1 & Wednesday, June 4



We a t F i r s t L u t h e r a n a r e g l a d y o u h a v e c h o s e n t o w o r s h i p w i t h u s t o d a y ! We understand that visiting a church can be overwhelming as everything is unfamiliar and unknown. Please know that all the baptized are welcome to fully participate in worship, including Holy Communion. If this is your first time at First, we’d love to have you stop at the Connecting Point table in the narthex entry where you may choose to ask questions, share your contact information and receive a gift from us. We hope worshiping with us today will bless you as much as your visit blesses us! PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Please take time before worship & go to the narthex to write down any prayers you want to lift up, so we can be certain to include them in worship today! COMMUNION CARDS Communion cards are not required to participate in Holy Communion, but they help us know who is worshiping with us. Please fill one out and hand it to an usher just before Communion, or place it in an offering plate. Thanks!

Wedding blessings are extended to Elizabeth Kramer & Benjamin Smaby


A new bicycling group called the “First” Flyers starts Wednesday, June 4. The group is for both men and women and will be led by Pastor Ted Dewald. The group will gather at 10 am every Wednesday at First Lutheran for a 10- to 15-mile bike ride, traveling at 10 to 15 mph. The first outing will be on the Great River Trail. There will be a new route each week. Pump up those tires, put on your helmet, bring a water bottle and hit the road during the summer. Have fun, meet new people, stay in shape and pass the word. If you have questions, call Pastor Ted at 780-3643. Flowers in the sanctuary are in honor of Pastor Merill Otto Herder to mark the 60th anniversary of his ordination on June 6, 1954, from his family


The Sunshine boys meet the first Thursday and Friday of each month; the next meeting times are June 5 and 6 at 9am. Sunshine Boys help with outdoor or indoor projects. Rolls and coffee are supplied to replenish your reserves! Pick the day that works for you, and come both days if you feel so inclined!


Interdisciplinary training for practitioners and students in nursing, medicine, social work, law, business, law enforcement, and those who serve youth. Friday, June 6, 2014 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Lunda Center, Western Technical College, 319 Seventh St. North, La Crosse.


A baptism preparation session will be Saturday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the narthex for anyone who is considering or has scheduled a baptism. Questions, please contact the church office.


Anyone, any age, can use this planning tool to outline your wishes, prepare and organize pertinent documents and eliminate possible tough decisions for your loved ones. The process will be discussed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse (420 West Ave. South), 10am to noon on Saturday, June 7. For more info, visit the Causeway website

SENIOR RECITALS FEATURING EMILEE BERGMAN & DREW SAIZ Emilee & Drew will have their senior recitals at First on Saturday, June 7 at 3pm. Everyone is invited!


The young youth will go to Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells on Friday, June 13. The park is open from 10am-6pm. Noah’s Ark provides “Youth Days” for groups at a really reasonable price. The cost is $18.50 plus tax for admission and a hot dog lunch. Everyone, regardless of age, is the same cost. Even though this is a youth event, it will be more like a family outing. If there’s a child who absolutely can’t have an adult come with them, let Katie Everson know (, and we will work it out. We want everyone who would like to come to be able to participate.


July 20th, noon to 2pm at Onalaska’s Community Park, Lion’s Shelter. People can sign up at the Connecting Point table or by emailing If you have questions, contact Kathryn.


Mon., July 28, Drugan’s Castle Mound. First Lutheran will form a team for this fundraiser. Contact Pastor Stanton with questions & to RSVP:


Sugar Creek Bible Camp needs a nurse for the week of July 20th; even just part of the week would be appreciated. The nurse can bring younger children with her or him, and they get a week of free camp for one child. We certainly can divide up time if necessary. Contact the camp at 608-734-3113 /


Care Notes are available at no charge to take home. They’re at the prayer area in the back of the narthex.


Coffee with Pastor Karyn is open to all and meets at 6:30 am each Wednesday at the Onalaska Perkins. See you there!


The Courageous Men’s Group, for men of all ages, meets at 6:00 AM on Wednesdays in the house adjacent to First Lutheran on 4th Ave for fellowship and study. Contact Chad Schultz, Jim Sysimaki, or the church office for more information—


If you know of someone who needs a care giver, please speak with Pastor Karyn, or call the church office. Scan to download this announcement page to your phone/tablet or go to

June 1–8

THIS WEEK: June 1–8 SUN 1:

MON 2: TUES 3: WED 4: THU 5: FRI 6: SAT 7: SUN 8:

8:00 am Worship 9:15-10:15 am Parent Share - Upper Room 9:15-10:15 am Sunday School 9:15-10:15 am Philadelphia Group - TR 9:30-10:15 am Bible Bits 10:30 am Worship 7:00 pm AA/Al-Anon-FS 9:30 am Staff Meeting 5:30 pm Executive Team Meeting 6:30 pm Stephen Ministry Team - TR 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study - House 6:30 am Coffee with Pastor Karyn - Ona Perkins 6:30 pm Worship 9:00 am Sunshine Boys 6:00 pm Prayer Shawl 6:15-8:15 pm NarAnon - FS 9:00 am Sunshine Boys 7:00 pm AA - FS 10:00 am Baptismal Prep 3:00 pm Emilee Bergman’s & Drew Saiz’s Senior Recital 8:00 am Worship 9:15-10:15 am Little LEAPs (birth-3) Rm 102 9:15-10:15 am Parent Share - Upper Room 9:15-10:15 am Sunday School 9:30-10:15 am Bible Bits 10:30 am Worship Mission Trip Cookout & Meeting


ROOM KEY: CR = Choir Room FH = Fellowship Hall FS = Fireside Room NX = SN RoomHall CR = Narthex Choir Room FS==Sanctuary Fireside Room TR FH==Thomas Fellowship For more information, visit our website at NX = Narthex SN = Sanctuary TR = Thomas Room For more information, visit our website at


Serve in many ways!... Communion Servers, Ushers, and Projectionist. For the above opportunities & many others sign up at the Connecting Point table or on your phone or computer at

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