November 08/11, 2018                       Last Judgment

Justification prepares us for Judgment.


Liturgy:        Common Service (p.15)

Hymns:          167     382     485v.1-2      310     441v.5-6

Psalm 90 (p. 99)


OT Lesson: MALACHI 4:1-3

In the judgment all the weariness of the flesh will fall away, and we will leap for joy at the just judgment of God. Those who have rejected His just judgment in this life will not be able to escape in the life to come.

Epistle: HEBREWS 9:24-28

The key to our certainty of heaven is in the hands of our Great High Priest. It was for our blessedness that Christ came in the first place; it was for our eternal happiness that He has entered into his glory effectively to intercede for us with His blood. He came to win heaven for us, and He succeeded on His mission.

Gospel: JOHN 5:19-24 

Jesus assures us that there is a happy harmony between Himself and His Father in everything. The Father loves His incarnate Son so much that everything has already been handed over to Him. What a delight and a joy now, in the hour of our death, and on the Day of Judgment to hear His Word!

Sermon Text:  MALACHI 4:1-3

Here Comes the Sun of Righteousness

1.     Burning.

2.     Jumping.

Close Communion
We practice close Communion. This means that we invite to commune with us only those who are members of this congregation or members of another congregation of our Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). By not inviting Christians outside our fellowship to commune with us, we avoid an expression of unity where it does not exist.  If you have questions concerning this practice, please speak with Pastor Schleis.


Adult Bible Classes- Fellowship
These follow our Sun. churches services, from about 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM, in the Overflow Room. We continue a study entitled Devoted.  This new Bible study talks about various aspects of church fellowship. Today’s theme is: Tolerate or Divide?


FVL/Mission Festival
We’ve re-scheduled our Fox Valley Lutheran (FVL) High School / Mission Festival for next Sun. November 18. Our guest preacher will be Pastor David Wenzel from FVL. We’re working to have a potluck meal after that service, in the Overflow Room, with some of the excellent American Foods hot dogs still available. Some information will then be shared from FVL, on their recent building expansion/remodeling program.

Development directors from our FVL have asked to come to all the churches in our Federation, to explain and promote the Let the Children Come building fund campaign. Those directors were not available next Sunday, so we’ve scheduled them to come on Sun. December 16, for a brief presentation after the service.


Notes from the October 24 Church Council meeting:
-   Pastor Schleis’ opening devotion, based on Luke 24:13-34, was entitled “Am I a Christian?”                            .

-   The minutes from the September 2018 Council meeting, and the financial reports for September 2018 were accepted as presented. About $32,000, profits from First’s Estates fund, was used for final organ payment, landscaping, roof work and carillon repairs.

-   Pastor Schleis’ report was accepted as presented. The Transfer In of Micah Haar from Beautiful Savior (WELS) Ashwaubenon was accepted. A funeral, and some private baptisms were reported

-   Oral Shepherding and Spiritual Life reports were accepted as discussed.

-   The Properties report was accepted as discussed. A snowblowing /shoveling schedule for volunteers will be placed on the Entryway table. Roof and gutter repairs are being finished. The church furnace system was completely checked and tuned up, at a cost of about $1300. A furnace maintenance contract for 2019 of about $1500 was approved.


Invitations from St. Paul (WELS) Green Bay
This Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 pm, Pastor Nathan Nass will be
installed as associate pastor in a special service at St. Paul. All are invited to join them for the service and for a post-service meal and welcome.

Fox Valley Lutheran (FVL) High School News

Custodian position open: FVL is still in great need of a full-time “second shift” custodian. Find the application at Wages range from $13.25-$15.25 and the position is eligible for family health benefits. Contact

Veteran’s Day: FVL’s annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast and Service is set for Mon., 11/12 from 8AM-10:30 AM. Veterans from the FVL Federation and their families are invited. Registration is by phone or online at Please register by 11/6.


Thurs. Nov. 8               6:30 PM           Worship Service w/Communion

Usher: Eric Spoerl

Sat., Nov. 10                9:00 AM           Fall yard clean-up

Sun. Nov. 11                9:30 AM          Worship Service w/Communion

Ushers: Roger Francois (head), Randy Peterman, Lloyd Jastrow

10:45 AM         Bible Class

                                    11:15 AM         Choir Practice

                                    4:00 PM           Pastor N. Nass installation, St. Paul

Mon. Nov. 12               9:00 AM           Needle Club

Tues. Nov. 13               9:30 AM           Pastors’ Circuit Mtg.

                                    6:30 PM           LWMS fellowship/hymnal project

Wed. Nov. 14               5:00 PM           6th-8th gr. catechism

                                    5:30 PM           Christ Light (grade school)

Thurs. Nov. 15             9:00 AM           Senior Breakfast/ Bible study

                                    6:30 PM           Worship Service w/Communion

Usher: Greg Keiler

Sun. Nov. 18                9:30 AM          Mission Festival w/ Communion

Ushers: David Gierczak (head), Allan Lemke, Kevin Cole, Derek Cole

                                    11:00 AM         Potluck Dinner, overflow room



Officiant:        Pastor Paul Schleis

Organist:          Denise Schleis

Sunday         Offerings Rec’d          Budgeted          Variance
YTD                 $32,070.18        $34,645.90        ($2,575.72)

10/28-11/4         $3,777.00         $3,464.64         $312.36

“Freely you have received, freely give.”        (Matthew 10:8)


First Ev. Lutheran Church
(Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod) 
743 S. Monroe Ave.   Green Bay, WI      54301

2nd & 3rd Thursdays                           6:30 PM

Sunday Worship                                  9:30 AM

Sunday Bible Class                            10:45 AM

Church Office:  435-7970

Pastor Paul Schleis: 621-0460 (cell phone)

Thursday Worship: 6:30 PM second and third Thursday of the month.

Sunday worship:
9:30 AM

743 S. Monroe Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Pastor Paul D. Schleis

Office: (920) 435-7970
Cell: (920) 621-0460