SAINT LUCAS FAMILY WEEKLY NEWS

Oct. 2 & 3, 2021

Prayer list: Military: Kim Burrows, Lucas Golm (son of Pastor Curt & Mrs. Janet Golm).  Hospitalized; Dennis Dreyer – Franciscan Villa South Milwaukee.

Church Council update:

The 150th anniversary celebration planning continues with upcoming meetings, presentations, and surveys.

The School Board and Trustees are hard at work on the new budget.

A congregational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 pm. The meeting has three purposes:

  1. To present various budget scenarios for the 2022-23 budget.
  2. To present an election ballot for the November meeting.
  3. To present a bylaws amendment brought forward by voters on the floor at the previous congregational meeting. The proposed amendment for consideration reads as follows:

Amend bylaw VII. I. B. by deleting the existing text and replacing it with the following

“The nominating committee shall submit its slate of candidates to a congregation
meeting held not less than four weeks prior to the regular election meeting. The voters
may prescribe other means and timing of the release of the ballot for elections other
than the regular annual election. Additional candidates for office may be nominated from
the floor at the meeting where a ballot is first presented to the congregation. Such
nominations may be made by any eligible voting member other than the person to be
nominated.”

 

SERVE

The Congregation is seeking qualified voting members to run in the Nov. 4, 2021 church council elections. The open positions are listed below: 

  • Chairman/President
  • Recording Secretary
  • Outreach Committee Chairman
  • Stewardship Committee Chairman.

To be placed on the ballot or for more information please contact the Nominating Committee Chair Peter Mortenson by phone, text or email at 920-471-1827 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ballot submissions must be received by Oct. 9, 2021. 

Please prayerfully consider the opportunity to serve for the betterment of Saint Lucas and God's Kingdom.

In Christ,

The Saint Lucas Nominating Committee

 

Mrs. Emily Crayton, our fourth-grade teacher, is looking to build up a collection of games for a Tabletop Games Club for Grades 3-5. She is looking for donations of board games and card games that are good for ages 8-12. Anything that has all of its pieces and is in usable condition would be excellent. Games can be dropped off at school between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or contact the church office to make other arrangements: 414-483-9122. Thank you!

 

A tree was removed by the Buildings & Grounds committee from the greenspace south of the parsonage. There is plenty of firewood available for free located on the southside of the church garage. Please help yourself. There are some smaller pieces and some larger pieces that may need some chopping before transporting. Whatever is not gone by the end of October will be put in the dumpster. Thank you!

 

CONNECT 

Saint Lucas member, Lori Veser, invites you to take a seat at the table she is hosting at the Treasure Life Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 8, at the Milwaukee Marriot West. The luncheon is free and includes appetizers (served 11a.m-12 p.m.), a buffet meal and dessert, featured speaker – Dr. Marc Newman, ministry updates, future plans, and advocate/client stories. This event is a fundraiser organized by WELS Lutherans for Life. More information can be found online at https://www.treasure-life.org. Please contact Lori at 414-216-8611 to reserve your spot.  Lori is also participating in the Milwaukee Life Chain on Oct. 3. Contact her for details if interested.

 

The mission collection for Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society for Home mission – Children’s Ministry Outreach and World Mission – Outreach to Roma is due Oct. 10. Any checks should be made out to LWMS and sent to our Reporter: 

Pat Boettcher

2552 S. Brisbane Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53207. 

Those of you who have saved coins, please put them in a baggie and place them in a container that will be either in the narthex entrance or handicap entrance of church.   Mission work still goes on!! 

      Many thanks, Pat.

 

Wisconsin Lutheran High School Work Days:

Do you have yard work or fall cleaning that needs to get done such as raking, hedge trimming, or window washing? Consider hiring hard-working members of the WLHS student council for a few hours for a free-will donation. All money raised will go to the 2021-22 WLHS mission project to Malawi and Grenada to aid in their mission work. Workdays will be held on any Saturday or Sunday through October 30 & 31, excluding homecoming weekend, October 9 & 10. To request a team, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) the work could be completed.

 

GROW

What is it like to live in Christian community? We hope a book discussion on “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer will help to answer this question. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service are topics for consideration.  Starting on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, come for one-and-a-half hours of lively conversation, quiet prayer, foot-stomping music, and sweet Christian friendship. Leave with a new and deeper understanding of what it means to live in Christian community.

 

Sunday Adult/Teen Bible Study: In the Dust of the Rabbi. An ancient Jewish proverb states "Follow the Rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered with the dust of his feet." In Jesus' day, disciples followed their Rabbi so closely that they would be covered with the dust kicked up by the Rabbi's feet. Come, discover how you can get dusty and be closer to your Rabbi, Jesus, by doing what he does. This video series is filmed on location in Israel. This five-week Bible study is in the lower level of the church from 10:05-10:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings (Oct. 10 through Nov. 7). 

 

This week at Saint Lucas:

Sunday, Oct. 3:

  • Worship – 9 a.m. (in-person & livestreamed)
  • Worship – 11 a.m.
  • Family Meal – Plan to be ready to eat between 12:30 and 1 p.m. in the church LL)

Tuesday,  Oct. 5:

  • Youth Catechism Class – 4 p.m. (Church LL)

Wednesday, Oct. 6:

  • Bible Class – 10 a.m. (Church LL)

Thursday, Oct. 7:

  • Basic Christianity – 6:30 p.m. (Church LL)
  • “Life Together” Book Discussion – 7 p.m. (Church Sanctuary)

Saturday, Oct. 9:

  • Worship – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 10:

  • Worship – 9 a.m. (in-person & livestreamed)
  • Worship – 11 a.m.