August 2018 Newsletter
BIC 1 and 2
Separate adult instructions classes (Bible Information Class, BIC for short) are being conducted on Tuesday afternoons 2:00-3:00 PM (BIC 1), and Thursday evenings (BIC 2) in the Overflow Room. The setting is casual, and all materials are provided. Completion of a BIC is a major step for the unchurched to know their Savior, and pursue church membership.
Thursday evening services in August
Our Thursday evening services in august, on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month are planned for August 09 and 16 (communion), 6:30 PM , held in the church’s Overflow Room. That room does have a window air conditioner unit, which keeps the room comfortable even in hot outside weather.
Financial Report for June 2018
Receipts: $ 11,680.00
Disbursements: $ 15,262.00
Checkbook balance (June 30) $ 2,274.29*
*Includes $760 EAF, $384 of Carillon interest
Educational Assistance Fund (EAF)
WELS CD $ 4,177.77+
+ $760 due from the General Fund
Short Term Asset (undesignated) $ 14,487.38
Estates Fund (undesignated) $ 412,252.76
(CD) $ 162,000.00
Endowment (restricted) $ 84,598.67
Our monthly Senior Breakfast/Bible study is planned for Thurs., August 16, 9:00-10:00 AM, at the Bay Family Restaurant, corner of 9th and Military. As a change of pace, we’ll hear a presentation (no sales) by WELS Investment Advisor Jon Schultz (member Mt. Olive, Suamico) on Funeral Trusts. All are invited, of any age.
Our 6th – 8th catechism classes, and ChristLight for our preK – 5th gr. students, resume on Wed. September 05, after Labor Day weekend.
Our adult Bible class will resume on Sun. September 09, also after Labor Day weekend. We’ll begin a new Synod study (written in large part by a “son” of First), on Fellowship and Scouting.
Check September’s First Lutheran in Action (FLIA) newsletter, for more details about our Christian education classes for all ages.
Christmas Toys for Kids
Mission to the Children of northern Mexico exists to make disciples for Christ and is solely supported by the thoughtful donations from individuals, congregations, LWMS societies and church groups and works in cooperation with approved mission activities of the WELS.
This year's collection for the mission from northeastern WI WELS members is for small Christmas toys for children. They should be new unwrapped items for children ages 0-15 valued less than $10 and no larger than a football. No play guns or weapons of any kind! We also do not recommend battery run items because the people there cannot afford new batteries. Action figures are okay as are books in Spanish, jewelry and watches for older children, craft and art kits, stuffed toys, outdoor toys such as balls, Frisbees, deflated soccer balls, gloves; cars and trucks for the younger kids; dolls, etc. We also will take Walmart and Target gift cards to send Tucson shoppers out to buy toys to save on space in getting things there.
Put donations in the labeled box in the Entryway of church by the end of September. Questions can be directed to Glenn and Lois Erdmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 920 213-3204.
Organization of WELS Seniors
The 2018 OWLS convention is being held on October 10-12 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Each year the OWLS host a fall convention with the purpose of getting members together to be spiritually enriched, have fun, meet new people, and renew old acquaintances. The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS/ELS members who are retired and/or over the age of 50. Learn more at wels.net/events.
HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
August 3 - Linda Peterman
August 4 - Darren Vanderheyden
August 5 -Jeanette Ruprecht
Lauren Rae Lohrengel
August 7 - Jeremy Rose
August 16 - Wade Leanna
August 17 - Parker Moua
August 25 - David Gierczak
August 26 - Carol Hansen
August 29 - Lydia Gierczak
August 31 - Roger Francois
August 2 - Greg & Robin Keiler (38)
August 14 - Joe & Kim Haworth (36)
August 20 - David & Sue Frizzo (47)
August 24 - John & Nancy Francois (43)