June 14/17, 2018                    Father’s Day weekend

May our Heavenly Father bless our earthly fathers and families.


Liturgy:        Service of Word and Sacrament (p.26)

Hymns:          191     A Father’s Prayer  310     504

Psalm 145 (p. 119)


Lesson: Joshua 24:14-18 Joshua, as leader and spiritual father of the Israelites, urges them to serve the LORD. As spiritual father of his own household, he would make sure that it would serve the LORD.

Epistle: Ephesians 6:1-4  St. Paul lays out the duties of Christian children, and fathers.

Gospel: John 4:19-26      The Samaritan woman at the well tries to redirect Jesus’ conversation by speaking about the “where” of worship. Jesus stresses the “what” of worship, worshipping the Father in spirit and in truth.


Sermon Text:  Matthew 2:13-14, 19-23

Father Joseph

1.     He listens.

2.     He reacts.

Close Communion

The Bible tells us that those who take Communion together are to:

1.    Recognize that Christ’s true body and blood are present in the

            Sacrament (1 Cor. 11:29),

2.    Examine themselves (1 Cor. 11:28), and

3.    Be united in faith with the congregation with which they  commune (1 Cor. 10:17).

For these reasons, it is our practice that only those who are members of our congregation or a congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) join us for Holy Communion. If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of our fellowship, please speak to Pastor Schleis after the service. He is presently conducting Bible Information Classes (BIC) at various times and days.


LWMS tour here on Thursday morning June 21
Before the international Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) convention, June 21-24 at the KI Center, those attending the convention could sign up for special Green Bay area tours Thursday morning and afternoon. The biggest tour group will make a stop here at First, about 10:30 AM or so, for a tour of the church and carillon. Denise Schleis will play a few carillon selections, and caterers will set up tables outside on the Lawe St. lawn for lunch. In case of poor weather, the tour-goers will eat in our church basement and overflow rooms. Let’s welcome our WELS guests from throughout the country!


Thursday evening services in June:
-        June 14, with close communion at First, 6:30 PM.

-        June 21 will be the LWMS international rally opening communion service at the KI Center, 7 PM. We’ve cancelled our June 21 service at First, so all are invited to attend the special LWMS service. Pastor Schleis has been asked to help in the distribution of Holy Communion.


Builders for Christ at Suamico
From now through July 21 Builders for Christ, part of Kingdom Workers, will be joining the members at Mt. Olive in Suamico for their current building project.

Mt. Olive has extended an invitation for us to stop by at any point during this time. We can simply see what Builders for Christ does at a build site. Participation is encouraged with Builders for Christ and the members at Mt. Olive will be helping the Builders for Christ volunteers. Their work days are Tuesday-Saturday and they start at 7:30am and begin clean-up at 4pm each of those days.


Calls within our Green Bay circuit
Divine Savior Shawano was assigned a WI Lutheran Seminary (WLS) graduate, candidate Wolf Parsons from South Dakota. Lord willing, his installation will be on Sun. July 08, 3 PM.

- Mt. Olive Suamico recently extended a call to Pastor Andrew Schroer (from Edna TX) to be their associate outreach pastor. Pastor Schleis, as circuit pastor, has been assisting Mt. Olive in its calling.

- Calls extended for associate pastors at St. Paul Green Bay and St. Mark De Pere have been returned. St. Paul will be calling again on June 24.

FVL News

FVL International Program:  This program needs host families-especially those willing to host male students. Students stay for 9 months and pay their own expenses. Families receive a stipend. Contact Laura at lgucinski@fvlhs.org.

Tour FVL’s Building Progress: Special tours will be available on Saturday, July 21 from 10AM-noon. Meet on the north side of the building at Entrance G for an up-close look at what’s happening with the new addition. Gifts of $1M need to be given by Sept.1 to facilitate low-cost financing through tax-exempt bonds. Donate online at fvlhs.org.

Volunteers Needed: Help is needed on June 23 to move everything back into the Guidance Office. Other dates are coming in July, especially with cleaning help needed. Volunteer sign up- https://signup.com/go/fvl-Building-Project.


Thurs. June 14             10:00 AM         Parkview Manor worship

                                    6:30 PM           Worship Service w/Communion

Usher: Eric Spoerl

Fri. June 15                  6:30 PM          Much/Lieske wedding rehearsal

Saturday, June 16         2:00 PM          Much/Lieske Wedding

Sunday, June 17          9:30 AM          Worship Service w/ Communion

Ushers: Greg Keiler (head), Allan Lemke, Derek Cole, Kevin Cole

Tues. June 19               2:00 PM           BIC I

Wed. June 20                6:30 PM           Church Council Mtg.   

Thurs. June 21             10:30 AM         LWMS Convention Carillion Tour

                                    7:00 PM           LWMS Opening Worship  Service w/ Communion

Fri.-Sun., June 22-24                            LWMS International Convention,  KI Center

Sun. June 24                9:30 AM          Worship Service

Ushers: Roger Francois (head), Keith Obermiller, Melissa Melotte

Officiant:        Pastor Paul Schleis

Organist:         Denise Schleis/Sandy Swoboda


Sunday         Offerings Rec’d         Budgeted         Variance
YTD                 $91,241.89       $85,215.51        $6,026.38
6/10                 $1,471.00        $1,813.10         ($342.10)

“It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”  (1 Corinthians 4:2)


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