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									                                                                      Lutheran Church
                                                                       of the Living Christ

                        Christ is risen! He is
                        risen indeed! Alleluia!      for all of us, regardless of our age. It is my hope
                                                     and prayer that this year during the season of
                          These are the opening      Easter you will take time to look for Jesus in
                          words during the           your everyday life. He promises that he will be
celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord (or      there for us. Let us take time to look for him
Easter Sunday). These words proclaim the joy         both in the extraordinary and in the ordinary, in
that fills this season of hope, of life, and of      the big and in the small.
promises fulfilled. This year Easter is
remembered on Sunday, April 12. “Joy” and            Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, April 5. I
“rejoicing” are often words that we think of at      invite you to begin your Holy Week with
Christmas when we celebrate the birth of the         worship at 8:00 or 10:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday
Christ child. But Easter is also filled with “joy”   and continue your journey with worship on
and “rejoicing” over the new life that we            Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. and on Friday,
celebrate not just in the now but also in the        April 10, at 7:00 p.m. Then, on Easter Sunday,
future for eternity.                                 April 12 (worship at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.), I look
                                                     forward to proclaiming with you: “Christ is
In one of my favorite worship planning               risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” And
resources, the book Sundays and Seasons, there       throughout Easter I look forward to hearing from
are sections of the book that help give worship      you about all the places where you have found
leaders ideas for making the most of each season     Jesus in your life.
of the church year. In this year’s volume, I read
a part of the “Celebrating Easter with Children”     In Christ,
section that I found especially meaningful for
children of all ages. The writer shared these        Pastor Lester Spies
thoughts:

“A common theme found throughout this season
of the church year is Jesus appearing along the
road and way of life. Jesus meets weary
travelers along the road to Emmaus, shows
himself to Thomas, and instructs his disciples
how to walk in his path after his ascension. This
season also bears witness to how the early
apostles, namely, Peter, Stephen, and Philip,
boldly spoke about their experiences. This
season, ask children to look for Jesus in their
everyday life.”

As I read this paragraph I thought, “Why only
ask children to look for Jesus in their everyday
life?” It seems to me that this should be a goal
             Birthdays           Anniversaries
                                 Peggy and Garett Bradley               04/01
                                 Karen and Mike Young                   04/08
Linda Lutz               04/01   Gene and Linda Bonnell                 04/12
Jeff Williams            04/01   George and Florence Siegle             04/15
Kristi Estes             04/01   Steve and Mary Sellitto                04/27
Kristin Miller           04/01
Michelle Spies           04/02
Dudley Johnson           04/03
Greta Hutchison          04/03   Altar Flowers
Jodi Roskopf             04/03
Linda Bonnell            04/05   April 5    Peggy and Garett Bradley
Emily Schroeder          04/06   April 12   Andy and Mary Blaser
Kendra Schmidt           04/08   April 19   George and Florence Siegle
Jack Schroeder           04/08   April 26   Bob and Sandie Smith
George Siegle            04/09
Steve Spalsbury          04/09
Casey Fisher             04/09
Brian Fisher             04/11                    Sympathy
John Blaser              04/11
Jacob Kaczmarek          04/13   Our Christian sympathy is extended to Hank
Jim Witzel               04/14   Schroeder and family at the death of his brother,
Tom Kroening             04/14   Rich Schroeder.
Nicole Ward              04/16
Ryan Spies               04/16   Our sympathy is also extended to Judy
John Loberg              04/17   Geisthardt and family at the death of her sister,
Whitney Fisher           04/17   LuAnn Krisher. LuAnn died at the age of 39
Lynn Carey               04/19   after battling leukemia since June of 2005.
Laurie Powers            04/19   Memorial services were held on Saturday,
Melanie Blaser           04/19   March 21, in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Please
Sandie Smith             04/22   keep LuAnn’s husband, Neal, and their two
Allie Jones              04/23   boys, Andrew and David in your prayers.
Dave Rabideau            04/24
Owen Brezovar            04/24
David Stapelfeldt        04/27
Hannah Jacober           04/27   Baptism
Gerri Seiser             04/28
                                 Congratulations to Jackson Graham Corbin, son
                                 of Jessica and Austin Corbin, who was baptized
                                 on Sunday, March 15, 2009. Jackson’s sponsors
                                 are Candy Haessler and Jerry Green. Welcome
                                 to the Lord’s family.
Serving As We Worship

Acolytes                      Lectors                       Altar Guild
April 5                       April 5                       April 5
 8:00 am Nicholas              8:00 am   Janet Johnson       8:00 am Louise Thorin
          Gizelbach           10:30 am   Barb Spies         10:30 am Kathie Kroening
10:30 am Tony Cesario         April 12                      April 19
April 12                       8:00 am   Lauren Zylka        8:00 am Cindy Anderson
 8:00 am Rachel Stapelfeldt   10:30 am   Mike Meyer         10:30 am Jason Jacobson
10:30 am Lauren Zylka         April 19
April 19                       8:00 am   Glenn Schroeder
 8:00 am Seth Huttner         10:30 am   Renee Liberatore
10:30 am Brandon Garvey       April 26
April 26                       8:00 am   Keith Schroeder    Coffee
 8:00 am Tyler Baran          10:30 am   Mark Schroeder     April 5
10:30 am Kristen Spies                                       8:00 am   Louise Thorin
                                                            10:30 am   Kathie Kroening
                                                            April 12
                              Greeters                       8:00 am   Dianne Liberatore
Ushers                        April 5                       10:30 am   Debbie Ward
April 5                        8:00 am   Lora Mickelson     April 19
 8:00 am George Liberatore    10:30 am   Linda Stehman       8:00 am   Shelley Erdman
         Harold Lutz          April 12                      10:30 am   Linda Stehman
10:30 am Jenni Merritt         8:00 am   Renee Reckert      April 26
         Nancy Merritt        10:30 am   Connie Schroeder    8:00 am   Dianne Liberatore
April 12                      April 19                      10:30 am   Pam Steinhauser
 8:00 am Keith Schroeder       8:00 am Mary Beth
         Glenn Schroeder                 VandenBush
10:30 am Mark Schroeder       10:30 am Renee Liberatore
         Mike Meyer           April 26
April 19                       8:00 am Mark Wizner          Nursery
 8:00 am Mary Sellitto        10:30 am John Ward            April 5
         Steve Sellitto                                      8:00 am   Ali Finstad
10:30 am Marv Thompson                                      10:30 am   Kristen Spies
         Joe Liberatore                                     April 12
April 26                      Communion Assistants           8:00 am   Wendy Zylka
 8:00 am Bob Smith            April 5                       10:30 am   Brittany Ward
         Sandie Smith          8:00 am Janet Johnson        April 19
10:30 am Gary Powers          10:30 am Barb Spies            8:00 am   Jade Finstad
         Megan Powers         April 19                      10:30 am   Jackie Schubring
                               8:00 am Shelley Erdman       April 26
                              10:30 am Terry Jacobson        8:00 am   Cindy Croke
                                                            10:30 am   Brooke Ward
ATTENDANCE AND OFFERINGS                              Help for Summer Camp
                                                      Registration Fees Available
          Attendance     General       Building
2/15/09       98        $1,559.82      $ 500.00       In an effort to help make camp more affordable
2/22/09     118         $2,711.00      $ 707.00       for youth, some of the fundraising funds from
2/25/09       42        $1,363.00      $ 753.00       the youth will be used this year to help with this
3/01/09     126         $3,438.00      $ 765.00       year’s registration fee. It is our hope that we will
3/08/09       65        $2,444.00      $ 589.00       be able to offer up to $50 per youth for the
3/15/09     136         $2,407.25      $ 568.00       registration fee just as we did in past years.
                                                      Depending upon additional fundraising
If you have any questions pertaining to your          opportunities and available dollars, we are
statement, contact Laurie Powers at 255-3096.         hoping that we could assist families with
                                                      additional funds before the June 1 deadline for
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                                                      all fees. Please see Nancy Merritt or Pastor
                                                      Spies if you want your youth to be included in on
Financial Update
                                                      this opportunity. Please make your requests
                                                      known now in order to get checks processed and
In February, our total income was $14,117.82.
                                                      to you in time for camp registration deadlines.
Our expenses were $16,529.99. We had a deficit
of $2,412.17 in the month of February. Our total
deficit for the year so far is $12,972.46. As a
                                                      Mission Trip
point of comparison, we were at a deficit of
$12,781.50 at the same point last year. No
                                                      I am going on a mission trip with Navigators
payment was made to the Greater Milwaukee
                                                      International to Galveston, Texas over my spring
Synod in the month of February since we are
                                                      break from UW-Whitewater to help re-build
waiting for the end of each quarter to evaluate
                                                      houses that were damaged or destroyed from
our benevolent giving. In addition, there was
                                                      Hurricane Ike.
$2011 in unpaid snowplowing bills at the end of
February. Thank you for your continued support
                                                      I am extremely excited to participate in this trip.
of the ministries of Lutheran Church of the
                                                      If anyone is interested in learning more about my
Living Christ. If you have any questions
                                                      trip or donating towards my expenses for the
regarding our current financial situation, please
                                                      trip, please contact me at 262-719-0194 or
feel free to contact Barry Landowski or Pastor
                                                      schurinsm22@uww.edu. Thank you.
Spies.
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                                                      Stephanie Schubring
Summer Camp 2008
Crossways Camping
Ministries offers many
exciting options for summer
camp at three different camp
sites. Although most fees
went up after March 15, it is still not too late to
register for camp. If you would like to get more
information, please contact Pastor Spies, pick up
a brochure at the church, visit them at
www.crosswayscamps.org, call them at (920)
882-0023, or email them at
info@crosswayscamps.org.
Food Pantry                                            2008-2009 Preschool
April 21 and April 23 are the                          Holy Cross Lutheran
next dates for working at the                          Preschool is now
food pantry in Menomonee                               registering students for
Falls. They are serving more and                       the 2009-2010 school
more families with the turn in the economy.            year. At the Preschool, we
Please consider trying something new and               use our God given resources to
helping those less fortunate. Please contact           provide the children with opportunities to reach
Sandy Hanson if you have any questions,                their fullest potential. We are dedicated to
262-255-4209.                                          introducing children to the Christian values and
                                                       principles of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
                                                       America. The Preschool is a state licensed
                                                       facility that offers small class sizes, an outdoor
Lenten Worship and Meal                                fenced play yard, a large gym and music lessons.
       Schedule                                        Children will learn through a wide range of
                                                       activities while being provided opportunities for
              Wednesdays in Lent worship               exploration and self discovery. Classes meet
              services continue to be held during      September through May from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
              the month of April but only on           All children who will be three by September 1 st
Wednesday, April 1. A meal will be served at           through five-year-olds are welcome to attend.
6:00 p.m. on April 1 as well. Looking ahead,           For more information please contact Pam Kraus
please note that we will also have services during     at 262-502-4104, or e-mail us at
Holy Week on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.            preschool@holycrosslutheran.org.
(Maundy Thursday) and on Friday, April 10 at           Holy Cross Lutheran Church
7:00 p.m. (Good Friday). The Good Friday               W156N8131 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls,
service will be a shared remembrance with              WI 53051
members of St. John’s UCC in Germantown.
The Good Friday will take place at our
congregation, LCLC. There will not be a
                                                       Office Hours
Wednesday evening service during Holy Week.
                                                       In an effort to be more available to the
                                                       congregation and the community during the
Congregational Website Updated                         week, Pastor Spies and Connie Meyer-Schroeder
                                                       are establishing office hours on Mondays and
Thank you to Nancy Merritt who has recently            Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each
been spending many volunteer hours to update           week. Pastor Spies is also available for
our congregational website so that it can be more      appointments most hours during the day or
user friendly for members and friends of the           evening seven days a week. If you are not able
congregation and for those in the community            to reach someone during the established times,
who want to learn more about our mission. If           please feel free to contact Pastor Spies at (262)
you have never visited the site, or if it has been a   250-1556 at any time.
while since you last looked at it, please check out
the latest at
www.lutheransonline.com/lclcgermantown.
First Communion                                      Sunday School Supplies
Celebration
                                                     Renee Liberatore and Amanda Reinemann
First Communion will be                              recently agreed to serve as our co-
celebrated on Palm Sunday,                           superintendents for our Sunday School program.
April 5, 2009, at the 10:30 a.m. service. The 5 th   Through conversations with our volunteer
Grade youth celebrating First Communion this         teachers, they have identified a few things that
year are Kendra Buffington, Daniel Rabideau,         are needed for the classrooms. Below is a list of
Jr., and Connor Zaeske. Please remember them         items that are needed. If you would like to
and their families in your prayers.                  donate any of these items or have any questions,
                                                     please feel free to talk to our teachers, Renee, or
                                                     Amanda. Thank you!

Confirmation Celebration                             Large Dry Erase Board
                                                     Chalk Board Eraser
          Confirmation will be celebrated on         Scissors (rounded tips are best)
          Palm Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the         Construction paper
          10:30 a.m. service. The 8 th Grade         Scotch Tape
          youth celebrating Confirmation this        Baby Wipes
year are Tyler Baran, Nicholas Gizelbach, Seth       Thick Markers
Huttner, and Kimmee Mueller. Please                  Glue Sticks
remember them and their families in your             Glitter
prayers.                                             Washable, Water Resistant and/or Fabric Paint
                                                     Stickers
                                                     Chalk
                                                     Any "Crafty" items
An Evening of Music at LCLC                          Shaped Sponges

Mark your calendar and plan to attend an
evening of music at our church. Big Cedar, one
of the most popular bands in this area, will
present a concert of Appalachian-style Bluegrass     Prom Dresses Needed
and southern Gospel music. The concert will be
on Friday, April 24 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.          The Boys and Girls Club is
Their previous performances at Living Christ         looking for used Prom dresses
were well received, with many folks attending a      that are in great condition that
Bluegrass event for the first time… they loved it.   may be donated to help youth
                                                     who are in need have a
A suggested donation of $10.00 or $8.00 with a       memorable Prom season this
can of food for the Food Pantry is requested.        year. Mary Beth VandenBush
Thrivent will provide matching funds. Children       has agreed to collect these
under 12 are free. Refreshments will be sold by      dresses and take them to the
our youth. See brochure enclosed.                    Boys and Girls Club. Please bring any donations
                                                     to the church by April 8. Please see Mary Beth
Also, mark your calendar for a concert by            with any questions that you may have.
Eternity Singers, a quartet singing southern
gospel music. This concert will be on Friday,
September 25. More details to follow.
                 Upcoming Readings              Sunday, April 26, 2009
                                                Third Sunday of Easter
                 Here are the lessons for the
                 Sundays in April:              Acts 3:12-19
                                                Psalm 4
                                                I John 3:1-7
Sunday, April 5, 2009                           Luke 24:36b-48
Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

Mark 11:1-11                                    Wanted: Soda and Bottled
Isaiah 50:4-9a                                  Water Donations
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11                              LCLC will again be participating in the
Mark 14:1-15:47                                 Germantown Community 4th of July celebration
                                                at Fireman's Park. We will be in charge of the
Thursday, April 9, 2009                         water and soda concession, as well as selling our
Maundy Thursday                                 now-famous homemade pies. We could realize a
                                                much greater profit if we received donations of
Exodus 12:1-14                                  soda and bottled water vs. having to purchase
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19                            them. As you do your grocery shopping, please
I Corinthians 11:23-26                          consider picking up 12 or 24 packs of soda or
John 13:1-17, 31b-35                            bottled water to donate to the cause.

Friday, April 10, 2009                          This year, we are specifically looking for the
Good Friday                                     following, which can be dropped off and stored
                                                in the rear of the kitchen area: 16.9 oz bottles of
Isaiah 53:13-53:12                              water or 12 oz. cans of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite,
Psalm 22                                        Diet Sprite, Lemonade or Mountain Dew. Thank
Hebrews 10:16-25                                you in advance for your help.
John 18:1-19:42

Sunday, April 12, 2009                          Louise's Meatball Soup
Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day
                                                1- 2 lb bag Italian style meatballs
Acts 10:34-43                                   1can beef broth
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24                            1 pint tomatoes
I Corinthians 15:1-11                           1 c water
Mark 16:1-8                                     1/2 c pasta
                                                1 bag frozen mixed
Sunday, April 19, 2009                          vegetables
Second Sunday of Easter
                                                Bring ingredients to boil. Simmer 20 minutes.
Acts 4:32-35                                    (If using crock pot use your crock pot directions
Psalm 133                                       and add cooked pasta just before serving.)
I John 1:1-2:2                                   (Feel free to use your own variations on
John 20:19-31                                   ingredients.)
   A Bluegrass Concert
Big Cedar Bluegrass Band
Friday, April 24th - 2009
    7:30 to 10:00pm




      Lutheran Church of the Living Christ
                     156N10669 Pilgrim Road
                       (4 blocks South of Mequon Rd)
                       Suggested Donation:
$10.00 or $8.00 with a can of food for the food pantry
             Children under 12 -- free
          Refreshments to be sold by the church

For information call: 262-338-6954 or email mdrbears

								
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