September 25, 2023
October 1st is our Blessing of the Quilts and our “Turn Back the Clock” worship Join us at 9 am as we bless the work of our quilters and we go back to doing worship how we did when PB arrived 21 years ago!
Crew October 4th at 3:30 pm till 5pm for all 3rd-6th graders!
Fall Family Fest, Sunday, October 8th, 2:30 pm till 5pm: Inflatables, games, food, and more for all ages!
Cross Generational Worship: Sunday, October 8th, 9 am. Our theme this year is “Stitched Together By God’s Love.”
Craft & Vendor Fair, October 14th, 9 am at Boyceville High School. We are looking for helpers for this event. Please see the sign-ups on the table in the Narthex.
October 15th we will Bless First Responders We invite all EMT’s, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement officers to join us for worship at 9 am as we bless them for their service and vocation.
Lagers with the Lord Monday, October 16th, 6 pm at Buckshots. All are welcome to join us for this time of faith conversation and fellowship.
Sign up to bring snacks for Crew and/or Sunday School. Any and all are very much appreciated. Sign ups are on the table in the Narthex.
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
The results of the Mission Madness survey are in. But before I reveal the winners, I want to take a moment to remind you why we do Mission Madness. Sure, part of it is to see me do stupid things and possibly embarrass myself publicly multiple ways. But it is really about helping others, about following our call to serve the neighbor.
All the other stuff means absolutely nothing if we forget why we do it in the first place. Serving the neighbor is part of who we are as followers of Jesus Christ. By giving of our financial resources to our partner organizations, we help them fulfill their mission while at the same time fulfilling ours. To help others. To spread the Gospel. To serve the poor and needy. We do this out of thanksgiving for the resources we have been given but also as a way to live out our faith. For if we truly take seriously the gift of the faith we have been given and the saving grace of Jesus Christ that is given to us, then good works, then generosity, flow for us. For as it says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.”
My hope and prayer is that as you designate funds for “Mission Madness,” you will do so not just out of a desire to see me dress as a clown or get pelted by water balloons. I hope that you will give those financial resources as an act of living out your faith and answering God’s call to serve the neighbor. Just put on your offering “Mission Madness” or designate it specifically to one of our Mission partners (Luther Park Bible Camp, WestCAP, Stepping Stones of Dunn County, Lutheran Campus Ministry at Stout, the ELCA, American Lutheran Home, Lutheran Social Services). May the Lord take our offerings and use them to bring hope to others. And without further adieu, here is the 2023 Mission Madness list, as voted on by you:
$500 PB sings “I’m a Little Teapot” in front of the congregation.
$1,000 PB dresses as Packers fan or player for Halloween
$1,500 PB gets pelted by water balloons after the Men’s Band concert in November.
$2,000PB wears an inflatable dinosaur costume
$2,500PB dresses as a clown one morning for crossing guard.
I thank you for voting and most especially for your upcoming generosity to make a difference for our partner organizations.