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For Sunday, May 15

Pentecost, Acts 2: 1-18 Pew Bible: 885, Spark Bible: 1204

For Wednesday, May 18

Pentecost, John 14: 8-17, 25-27 Pew Bible: 877, Spark Bible: 1191


Home: Rich Fink Sympathy to the family & friends of Ray Paisley, husband of Bonnie Paisley; Marcia Vinz, sister of Mark Vinz Global Missionary: Aliyah Richling, serving in Hungary Military: Jack Vilim, serving in Turkey; Matthew & Kellie Schreiner, serving in Japan 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, Pastor Karyn Bodenschatz Organist: Gabe Hicks; Nursery Attendant: Crystal Miller; Bread Baker: Peggy Daleki; Treat Providers: Delores Teale, Mary Ann Redfearn, Arnie & Nancy Holthaus; the Shupe family SUNDAY, MAY 15, 8:00am Acolytes: Sam Conway; Communion Servers: Larry Schreiner, Bridget Crave; Reader: Carol Peterson; Ushers: Carol Peterson, Dorothy Every, Carol Pestel, Lloyd Hoff; Nursery: Crystal Miller; Projection Leader: Ron Kranig SUNDAY, MAY 15, 10:30am Acolytes: Alex & Kasey Gibbs; Communion Servers: Laura Munson, Shaun Gibbs; Reader: Taylor Hanson; Ushers: Clay & Ginny Pollert; Nursery: Crystal Miller; Puppet Volunteers: Julie & Randy Moseng; Projection Leader: Doug Shupe WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6:15pm Reader: Lilli Madsen; Usher: Lilli Madsen; Nursery Attendant: Deb Eckert 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 Confirmation Administrative Assistant: Cindy Beach, Young Youth Coord.: Katie Everson Director of Discipleship for Youth: Tina Nelson Director of Small Group Ministry: Bridget Crave Communications & Marketing Coord.: Andrew Stutesman, Head Custodian: Mike Peper

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUN., MAY 15 & WED., MAY 18 WELCOME GUESTS! The 1,800 baptized members of First Lutheran hold hospitality to visitors among our greatest priorities. We understand that visiting a church can feel overwhelming. Please know that ALL are welcome to worship, commune and participate in all church activities, programs and events. We hope you can make time to stop at the Welcome Center in the front entry where we have a gift for you. It’s also a great place to ask questions, gather information and share ways that we may keep in touch with you. We’re glad you’re here! CONNECTION CARDS Connection Cards help the staff keep in touch with the needs of members and visitors alike. Please fill out a Connection Card each week, complete with prayer concerns and anything else you’d like the Pastors to know. Hand it to an usher on your way forward for communion, or place it in the offering plate. Thanks! PREPARING OURSELVES FOR WORSHIP Please consider using your time in the sanctuary before worship as a time of personal preparation for an encounter with God. Our musicians seek to create a prayerful time and space meant to assist in your preparation. Conversation is, of course, an essential part of our fellowship that deserves its own time and space. Our entry area (narthex) is perfect for those conversations before and after worship services.

This year’s Confirmation Celebration will be from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, May 18, at Rowe Park. This event is for all confirmation students, their parents and their small-group guides. The cook-out will be followed by a special worship led by the students.

MISSION TRIP MEETINGS Update meetings are scheduled this month for participants in the middle school and high school mission trips. • Middle school trip to the Quad Cities: 11:30am on Sunday, May 15, for students and parents. • High school trip to West Virginia: 11:30am on Sunday, May 22, for students only. • High school trip to Colorado: 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, for students and parents.

SUNDAY SCHOOL UPDATE Sunday, May 15 • 9:15am 4 Yr Old Faith Building Block: The Keys lifted up in worship • 9:15am Sunday School Sunday, May 22 • Last day of Sunday school

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Please take time before worship and 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!

OWLs Potluck

The OWLs, a group for people 55 and older, will have its monthly potluck at noon on Wednesday, May 18. The OWLs’ monthly activity will be a trip to the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire on Thursday, May 26. The group will depart from the church at 10am and return about 5pm. For more information, email


First Lutheran is helping with Come for Supper at Our Savior’s in La Crosse on Tuesday, May 24. Sign up at the Welcome Center to either bring food or help with serving and cleanup.

NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY Helping to assemble the monthly newsletter is a relaxing way to volunteer. The June newsletter will be assembled Friday, May 27, at 9am, at the church. See you there!

Little LEAPs

This group is for parents/guardians and their children ages birth to 3 years old, and meets the last Sunday, at 9:15am in room 102. We sing, dance, play, and pray together to learn ways to raise our little Christians in the home. We have time with the kids and time with just the adults. During the adult time, we have volunteers come in and play with our children as we talk. We welcome newcomers all the time — join us on May 29!





Volunteers play an important role in making the annual Synod Assembly run smoothly, starting with registration on Friday evening and throughout the weekend. This year, Synod Assembly is June 10-12 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Volunteers receive free room and board. The synod is looking for volunteers to help in hospitality roles, and the worship team is looking for trumpet and trombone players. To volunteer or learn more, contact Betty Sacia at 608.526.3506 or

Young Youth will go to Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday, June 14. Though this is a youth event, it will be more like a family outing. RSVP to

YY EXPLORER DAY AT SUGAR CREEK On Tuesday, July 12, the Young Youth will go to Sugar Creek for an exciting one-day adventure at Sugar Creek. Explore camp with games, nature time, crafts, swimming, a pony ride, Bible study, singing and more! The cost is $20 a camper and includes a lunch and a snack. We will meet at the church at 7:40am and return between 4:30pm and 5pm. RSVP to


We will celebrate our many volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic from noon to 2pm on Sunday, July 24, at Rowe Park. Mark your calendar.

THIS WEEK: May 15–22

All year we have been talking about how God shows up when we Come to the Table. As we renovate the Fellowship Hall, where milestones, meals and more happen, we need new chairs to safely rest upon our new floor. Please consider making a special gift to the Fellowship Hall Fund. A quality banquet chair costs about $75, but gifts of all sizes are, of course, welcome. Thank you for providing a “Chair at the Table.” First Lutheran Church, Onalaska, is seeking a part-time nursery attendant for children younger than 5. Times might include Sunday mornings but would mostly be for evenings. Call 608.783.2236 for more information.


With the changing seasons, the First Teen Clothes Closet is getting ready for summer. We welcome donations of shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sandals and swimwear. We also still need boys’ jeans, particularly in sizes 32x34 and 32x36, and girls’ leggings. Please hold on to your winter items until the fall, as we have limited space for storing out-of-season clothes.

ROOM KEY: CR = Choir Room NX = Narthex

FS = Fireside Room SN = Sanctuary

FH = Fellowship Hall TR = Thomas Room

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