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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 *********************************************** 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 email@example.com. Thank you. Spies. *************************************** 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com. (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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