SAINT LUCAS FAMILY WEEKLY NEWS

Oct. 23 & 24, 2021

Prayer list: Military: Kim Burrows, Lucas Golm (son of Pastor Curt & Mrs. Janet Golm).  

Congregation Meeting Highlights from Oct. 13:

  1. Various budget scenarios for the 2022-23 budget were presented - One scenario keeping all the programming that we currently have, one scenario with cuts to programming but still a fairly large budget deficit and one with an almost balanced budget that included more cuts to programming. With input received from the voters, the Church Council is preparing a budget recommendation to share.
  2. The election ballot below was presented and approved and will be voted on at the next Congregation Meeting scheduled for Nov. 4. Those elected will serve through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

Chairman

  • Joe Fendrick
  • Willie Delwiche

Recording Secretary

  • Justin Lodle
  • Joe Fendrick

Outreach/Evangelism Committee

  • Chris Mastey

Stewardship Committee

  • Mike Romas
  • Tom Anderson
  1. A bylaws amendment was presented and approved:

Amend bylaw VII. I. B. by deleting the existing text:

"The Nominating Committee shall submit its slate of candidates to the regular voters' meeting held prior to the November election meeting." and replace 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.” 


Upcoming Quarterly Congregation Meeting Agenda for Nov. 4:

 Opening Devotion and Prayer

  1. New voting members sign the church constitution
  2. Reading of the minutes
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Old Business
    1. Election of new council members
    2. Vote on 2021-2022 proposed budget*
  5. New Business
  6. Close with Prayer/Blessing

*Proposed Budgets are available in the back of church and by email request.


 Preparing for Saint Lucas’ 150th Anniversary: Several months ago, a planning committee was formed to study future recommendations for building improvement projects in honor of Saint Lucas’s 150th anniversary. We now are ready to share those ideas with the congregation.

The name given to our anniversary celebration is Thanking ~ Growing ~ Serving. Informational materials have been produced and are now ready for distribution.

We are asking every member to attend an Informative Discussion session. Sign up for a session by filling out the insert found in your bulletin and handing it to an usher as you leave.  Keep one copy as a personal reminder. The listed dates are the same as those announced in a letter that was mailed to each home this past week.

Please plan to attend one of the presentations to learn more about our proposals for building improvements and renovations to our campus. Your reaction and opinion on these plans are extremely important for informing future decision-making.

Following each of our worships services this weekend, Russ Schmidt will make a short presentation giving an overview of where we have been and what comes next.

 GROW

 Don't save Jesus for Sundays! Let's help our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to develop a personal relationship with their Savior.

Six simple ways to bring faith into focus for families every day of the week can be found in this thoughtful article: https://forwardinchrist.net/jesus-every-day/.

Let’s pray together this week:

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I sing praise to you before the gods. I face your holy Temple, bow down, and praise your name because of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme. I thank you, Lord, for everything. Amen.

(Psalm 138:1-2)

SERVE

Below are several ways you can support our Saint Lucas School. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities and then contact Kandie at 414-269-1247 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are able to fulfill one or more of these needs. Thank you!

  • Serve hot lunch for school students on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.
  • Assist with the drop off and/or pick up process for school students one or more mornings and/or afternoons per week.

Saint Lucas members who sing or play an instrument and would like to use their gifts in worship, should contact Michelle Boettcher at 414-477-2904 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the Saint Lucas Praise Team.

CONNECT

Family Meals are held in the church lower level following the late service on the first Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome. Bring a ready-made dish or ingredients to make a simple dish to share. We set up, eat and clean up together. Plan to start eating around 12:30 p.m. Come and enjoy each other’s company.

Please note: The offices are closed Oct. 25-29. The voice mail will be checked daily. Thank you!

This week at Saint Lucas:

Sunday, Oct. 24 :

  • Worship – 9 a.m. (in-person & livestreamed)
  • “In the Dust of the Rabbi” Bible Study – 10:05 a.m. (Church LL)
  • Worship – 11 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 25- Friday, Oct. 29:

  • Saint Lucas School Fall Break

Tuesday, Oct. 26:

  • Thanking-Growing-Serving Information Presentation – 1 p.m. (Church LL)
  • Thanking-Growing-Serving Information Presentation – 6 p.m. (Church LL)

Wednesday, Oct. 27:

  • Bible Class – 10 a.m. (Church LL)

Thursday, Oct. 28:

  • “Life Together” Book Discussion – 7 p.m. (Church Sanctuary)

Saturday, Oct. 30:

  • Worship – 5 p.m.
  • Thanking-Growing-Serving Information Presentation – 6 p.m. (Church LL)

Sunday, Oct. 31:

  • Worship – 9 a.m. (in-person & livestreamed)
  • “In the Dust of the Rabbi” Bible Study – 10:05 a.m. (Church LL)
  • Worship – 11 a.m.