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For Sunday, May 24

Acts 2:1-4 Pew Bible: p. 885, Spark Bible: p. 1204 Nothing Can Separate Us, Romans 8:18-39 Pew Bible: p. 919, Spark Bible: p. 1251

For Wednesday, May 27

John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15 Pew Bible: p. 878, Spark Bible: p. 1193


Hospital: Mary Meier Celebrations: congratulations to Sandi Thompson-Melby & Art Melby on the birth of a grandson (son of Carly (Melby) & Alberto Vazquez). Sympathy to the family & friends of… Carol Johnson, mother of Lori Lunney Please contact the office if you have any prayers to be lifted up: or 608.783.2236


Members and visitors: our nursery is 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 name to us when we call. For Mayo/Franciscan Healthcare: it is important that you or a family member contact us directly at the church office: 608.783.2236. Mayo no longer gives out information regarding who is hospitalized.

SERVING: Pastor Jason Stanton, Organist: Gabe Hicks; Nursery Attendant: Crystal Miller; Bread Baker: Ruth Leuck; Treat Providers: Lowell & Mary Meier, Sig & Marilyn Rudser, Greg & Linda Prairie, Linda Smith; Coffee Server: Shari Hegland


SUNDAY, MAY 24, 8:00am Acolyte: Jacob Breiling; Communion Servers: Joel Miller, Bridget Crave, Kurt Breiling; Reader: Beth Curtis; Ushers: Angie, Karli & Max Breiling; Projectionist: Rob Kranig SUNDAY, MAY 24, 10:30am Communion Servers: Paula Skoy, Travis Evenson, Aaron McDonald; Reader: Sharon Kjos; Nursery: Madalyn Olson; Projectionist: John Peterson WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 6:30pm Reader: Sharon Kjos; Nursery Attendant: Crystal Miller FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 410 Main St, Onalaska WI 54650 • 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 Director of Servant Ministries: Kathryn Pedretti Sunday School Superintendents: Sheri Betz & Tawni O’Rourke Young Youth Coord.: Katie Everson Director of Small Group Ministry: Bridget Crave Communications & Marketing Coord.: Andrew Stutesman, Head Custodian: Mike Peper



We at First Lutheran are glad you have chosen to worship with us today! We understand that visiting a church can be overwhelming. Please know that ALL are welcome to worship, commune and participate in all church activities, programs and events. 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 ask questions, share your contact information and receive a gift from us. We’re glad you’re here!! Communion cards are not required to participate in Holy Communion, but they help us know who is worshiping with us. Please fill out a communion card and hand it to an usher just before communion, or place it in an offering plate. Thanks!

It takes the church community to help with all the different aspects of worship—making certain worship is welcoming and runs smoothly. TODAY is the best day to sign up for June, so that we have time to prepare our worship calendar and create reminders. Adults and youth are welcome, and can serve in many ways: • Acolytes • Coffee servers • Communion servers • Nursery attendants • Ushers • Treat providers Sign up today at the Connecting Point and see Kathryn Pedretti, our Director of Servant Ministries, with any questions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL UPDATE • May 24: no Sunday School • May 31: inter-generational Sunday School gathering in Fellowship Hall

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! Flowers in the sanctuary are from Pat Lunney in memory of Carol Johnson, Lori Lunney’s mother


Young Youth will volunteer at Clearwater Farm where we’ll work with the animals and work in their garden, on Tues., May 26, from 5–7pm. On Fri., June 19, we will go to Noah’s Ark as a family event. $18.50/person, includes a hot dog lunch. On Mon., June 29, we will go to Explorer Camp at Sugar Creek. Cost is $20/ camper; includes a lunch and a snack. Meet at church at 7:40am, return between 4:30–5pm. RSVP for all events at events or at Young Youth is a group for youth in grades 2–5. For more info contact Katie Everson:


First Lutheran is assisting with Come for Supper on Tuesday, May 26, at Our Savior’s in La Crosse. First Lutheran will help with food donations and volunteering to serve and clean up. The sign-up sheets are on the Connecting Point table. Call Gloria Kubiak if you have questions, 608.498.2762.

For our  May outing we will return to Winona and take the famous Trester Trolley tour. Cost: $15. We will leave from the church at 8:30am on Thur., May 28, and return about 3pm. RSVP to Brian at or call 608.526.9700 by Tues, May 26. The OWLs are a group at First that welcomes anyone, First Lutheran members or not, who are 55+.


It’s a relaxing way to volunteer! Thursday, May 28, at 10am, to assemble the June newsletter. See you there!

Holy Land Tour

Oct. 8-20, 2015. Application deadline: June 5 First Lutheran is sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land this fall! Join us as we take this alternative tour of Israel and the West Bank, discovering the powerful connection between faith and practice while exploring the land of the Bible. Contact Pastor Karyn at with any questions.You can find all the info and sign up on First Lutheran’s Holy Land tour page at

STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING A new Stephen Ministry class is starting Thursday, June 4, from 6–8pm, for 20 weeks. A Stephen Minister is a good listener to a person in crisis, bringing Christ into the relationship. Come join us and see how Stephen Ministers make a difference in the church. If you want to be a Stephen Minister, or want to learn what Stephen Ministry is, contact Pastor Karyn (karyn@, Randy Nedrelo (608.406.0542), or Gloria Kubiak (608.498.2762).


A baptism preparation session will be held Saturday, June 6, at 10am in the narthex for anyone who is considering or has scheduled a baptism. To register or ask any questions contact the church office: 608.783.2236 /


Nicholas Handahl is a conductor and flutist based in Brooklyn, NY, and Bobby Levinger is a pianist studying at the Moores School of Music of the University in Houston, TX. As sons of First Lutheran, they will return to First to perform together on Sunday, June 7, at 5pm.



Friday, June 12, 7pm at Riverside Park in La Crosse. However you choose to characterize the sound, if you see these guys play, you’ll find that all are welcome, that strangers become friends at the concerts, and that the music of faith is fun! This concert is part of the La Crosse Area Synod assembly.


Welcome Pastor Karyn back and join her for coffee, fellowship and Christian study! Coffee with Pastor Karyn is open to all and meets at 6:30 am each Wednesday at the Onalaska Perkins (even when she was in California!). See you there! To learn more about these and other announcements, head to our website at

May 24–31

THIS WEEK: May 24–31

8:00am Worship 9:15am Parent Share - Upper Rm 9:15am Same-Gender Weddings Q&A Forum - Mary Rm 10:30am Worship MON 25 OFFICE CLOSED 7:00pm AA - FS TUES 26 9:00am Quilters - FS 9:30am Staff Mtg 4:00pm Come for Supper at OSLC 5:00pm Young Youth Volunteer at Clearwater Farm 5:15pm Personnel Team Mtg WED 27 6:00am Courageous Men’s Bible Study - House 6:30am Coffee with Pastor Karyn - Ona Perkins 5:30pm Confirmation Pentecost Celebration 6:00pm Prayer Shawls - Upper Rm 6:30pm Worship 7:15pm Senior Choir Rehearsal - SN THUR 28 8:30am OWLs Visit Trester Trolley 10:00am Newsletter Assembly - NX 6:15pm NarAnon - FS 6:45pm Bible Study Small Group - House FRI 29 7:00pm AA - FS SUN 31 8:00am Worship 9:15am Sunday School Teachers Meeting - FH 9:15am Little Leaps - Rm 102 9:15am Parent Share - Upper Rm 9:15am Same-Gender Weddings Q&A Forum - Mary Rm 9:15am Sunday School Intergenerational Event - FS 10:30am Worship

SUN 24


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 info, visit our website at


STILL NEEDED FOR NEXT WEEK: Acolytes, Communion Servers, Coffee Servers, & Ushers. Sign up at the Connecting Point table or on your phone or computer at

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