July 2017 Newsletter
Carillon recital July 05
First is planning to host another public carillon recital on Wed. July 05, before the city band concert in St. James Park. Gerald Martindale from Toronto will once again play a variety of secular pieces from 6 PM to 7 PM, and we plan to have an open house of the church and carillon from 5 PM to 6 PM. Please watch for a sign-up sheet for drinks and snacks we’d like to provide for our guests, and please check with Greg Keiler if you can help out.
Invitation to Installation
St. Paul Lutheran (WELS) in Green Bay is installing Peter Schaewe as Staff Minister of Discipleship and Music in a special service on Sunday July 9th at 4:00 p.m. All are invited to the service and to a meal and short program after the service.
Some copies of the new Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) New Testament and Psalms Bible translation are on the entryway table. We’ve been using the EHV translations for our Scripture readings since last Thanksgiving. Please browse through those EHV Bibles, and if you’d like to keep one, pay $12 to Pastor Schleis.
Financial Report for May 2017
Receipts: $ 7,103.60
Disbursements: $ 190,551.00
Checkbook balance (May 31) $ 16,066.49*
*Includes $452 EAF, $564 Carillon interest
Educational Assistance Fund (EAF)
WELS CD $ 4,130.07+
+ $452 due from the General Fund
Short Term Asset (undesignated) $ 102,563.70
Estate Fund (undesignated) $ 327,898.76
CD (undesignated) $ 162,000.00
Endowment (restricted) $ 76,641.27
Life of Luther seminar
Dr. Joel Pless, Professor of Theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College, will be at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suamico on Saturday, September 9th topresent a seminar on the Life of Luther. The cost to attend the seminar is $10 per person, which covers the course materials. The congregation is providing a free will offering lunch and childcare is available. Please see the poster in our Entryway for more information.
Inside and Outside work at First
We certainly enjoy, but might not always appreciate all the work certain members of First do in summer, with the flower and plant arrangements, landscaping trimming, and projects inside of church. Thanks, Sue and Greg, for all you do for your Lord’s church.
Membership Data outside of First?
At times, organizations within our Synod, and even outside of our Synod, will request or try to get membership data. For example, our Martin Luther College in New Ulm MN is requesting the names and addresses of our 8th – 12th gr. students, to communicate about our worker training college. At times, our Fox Valley Lutheran (FVL) high school, Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC), and WELS Campus Ministries request similar information.
Our procedures have been never to release membership information to those outside of our Synod,and sometimes to release information to our Synod schools and Campus Ministries. If our families would not want that information released to Synod, we will honor your wishes.
Also, no membership data has been requested by, or released to our Synod’s Planned Giving counselors. Pastor Schleis has not had any advance noticed of their requested visits. It is entirely up to you if you would welcome such visits, or not.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our JULY Firecrackers!
July 4 - Kris Feldman
- Elizabeth Mittag
July 6 - Randall Peterman
July 8 - Ashley Lohrengel
July 10 - Derek Vanderheyden
July 13 - Ayden Armbruster
July 14 - Jodi Lund
- Joni Nuthals
July 15 - Mike Gierczak
July 16 - Addison Melotte
July 17 - Benjamin Porod
July 18 - Lois Clayton
July 21 - Joyce Farah
July 23 - Wilma Watts
July 24 - Dorothy White
July 25 - Allen Sigmund
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in JULY
July 7 - Lee & Dorothy Treptow (32)
July 18 - Brian & Kristine Feldman (8)
July 19 - Marvin & Sandra Rose (36)
July 20 - Donald & Roberta Koehler (60)
July 26 - Wei & Alicia Pan (2)