February 11, 2018                      Transfiguration of Our Lord

A glimpse of His glory.

Liturgy:        Common Service (p.15)       

Hymns:        79v.1-3     97     92v.3-4     315     79v.4-5

Psalm 148 (p. 105)


OT Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-12a      Elijah, would be was present at Jesus Transfiguration, is taken into Heaven

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3:12-43    Christians reflect the glory of the Lord by proclaiming His truth clearly.

Gospel: Mark 1:29-39                    Months before Jesus’ suffering and death, He is transfigured. Elijah and Moses come from Heaven to talk with Jesus. His Heavenly Father urges us to listen to Jesus.


Sermon Text: Psalm 148

Praise Him, All Creation.

1.  For what He gives it.

2.  For Whom He gives us.

A note about the Lord’s Supper
Because God calls for complete unity of faith as a basis for oneness in the Sacrament, we ask that those who wish to receive Christ’s body and blood in the Sacrament be of our confession of faith as members of our Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod (WELS) and Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS).  Visitors, if possible, please speak with Pastor Schleis about your desire to commune before the service.


Sunday Adult Bible Class
Today, we’ll begin a video series entitled The Age of Gender Confusion and Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution. This series will provide Biblical and rational answers to these morality issues. We’ll begin by defining terms. Know what your children and grandchildren are facing!

We meet after church on Sundays 10:45-11:15 AM, in the Overflow Room. Hope to see you there.


Choir practice
After this Sunday’s Bible class, our adult choir will have a short (11:15-11:45 AM) practice. We’ll look at the proposed schedule for practices and singing, to see how it fits our singers’ schedules. Then, we’ll practice the special Gathering Rite Remember Your Love that we use at the beginning of our Ash Wednesday service. Come, join us.


Ash Wednesday February 14
We begin our Lenten season with the February 14 Ash Wednesday close communion service at 6:30 PM.

Our Christ Light and catechism students will be singing part of a Lent hymn during the Ash Wednesday service. Our adult choir will be singing some special music during these midweek services, and have practices before many of the Thursday services.

Also, we thank Melissa Melotte and Roger Francois, who have again agreed to serve our Lenten suppers, 5:00-5:45 PM, in the Overflow Room. Please check the Entryway table for a suggested menu, and signup sheets for what we can bring.


Martin Luther College Choir Concert
We’re invited to our Martin Luther College (MLC) choir’s sacred concert on Sat. February 17, 7:00 PM at First German (WELS) Manitowoc.


Camp Phillip/Camp Bird summer camps
Our Christ Light children have received flyers, and extra flyers and information is available in the church Entryway, about the following WELS summer camps:

- Camp Bird, for 5th – 8th graders, various camps in July, up in Crivitz.

- Camp Phillip, for almost all ages and many specialties, throughout the summer, down and over in Wautoma. First Lutheran is part of the Camp Phillip federation, and thus gets a discount for our campers.     

   Both camps are well - run, Christ-centered, fun camps for our children and teens.


FVL News

WI Parental Choice Program: This program offers parents the opportunity to have their FVL tuition fully funded. Application period is 2/1-4/20. Only incoming 9th graders and students transferring from public high schools are eligible. Visit fvlhs.org for details.  Questions: email bpriebe@fvlhs.org or hknoll@fvlhs.org.

Youth Sports: FVL Schools, public, and homeschool students are invited to register for spring and summer Youth Sports activities. Links are under “Breaking New” on the fvlhs.org home page. Check back often to see the latest options!




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

Usher: Eric Spoerl

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

Ushers: Roger Francois (head),  Allan Lemke

10:45 AM         Bible Class

11:15AM          Choir

Mon. Feb. 12                9:00 AM           Needle Club

                                    6:30 PM           Shepherding mtg.

Tues. Feb. 13                9:30 AM           GB circuit pastors’ mtg., Shawano

Wed. Feb. 14               5:00-6:00 PM    Lent Supper

5:00 PM           Catechism

                                    5:30 PM           Christ Light

                                    6:30 PM           Ash Wednesday Service w/communion

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

Thurs. Feb. 15              9:00 AM           Senior breakfast/Bible study

Sat. Feb. 17                  7:00 PM           MLC at 1st German, Manitowoc

Sun. Feb. 18                 9:30 AM          Worship Service w/Communion

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

10:45 AM         Bible Class


Officiant:          Pastor Paul Schleis

Organist:          Denise Schleis


Sunday         Offerings Rec’d           Budgeted         Variance
YTD                 $55,183.33         $52,579.71        $2,603.62


“A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.”  (Proverbs 22:9)


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