For the week beginning December 28, 2014 MT CALVARY PARISH NOTES www.mtcalvarylacrosse.org Stewardship Report For week of December 21, 2014 Worship Attendance Sunday 147 Children’s Service 171 Christmas Eve 145 Christmas Day 129 Total 592 Visitors 44 Family Bible Study 31 Monday Bible Study 0 Sunday School n/a THIS Today Monday Tuesday Wednesday Next Sunday WEEK AT MT CALVARY... 9:00 a.m. Communion Worship 10:30 a.m. Hmong Worship Service 8:00 a.m. Bible Study No School @ MCG (through 1/4/15) 8:30 a.m. Newsletter Mailing 6:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Communion Service 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Bible Class / Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Hmong Worship Service Our Gifts to the Lord Sunday $ 9,358.25 Children’s $ 571.00 Christmas $ 5,534.25 Direct Gifts $ 105.00 Total: $ 15,568.50 WORSHIP SERVICE GREETERS Next Week—01/04/15 Second Sunday After Christmas Worship Theme The Eternal God Became One of Us to Save Us Order of Service Morning Praise Lessons Micah 5:2-5a Ps .148 (CW p. 121) Hebrews 2:10-18 St. John 7:40-43 Worship Elder Garness (Sun.) Kapanke (Wed.) Hospitalized last week: Heidi Westedt Today’s chancel flowers: --------------- December 28 John & Ann Halvorson January 4 Roger & Laura Barnes January 11 Gerald & Betty Every January 18 Dick & Jan Dahlke January 25 Harold & Swanhild Lubeck Greeters: If you can’t greet on your day, please switch with someone else on the list. Thank you. Financial Report Weekly Budget / Year-To-Date Budget Received Last Week / This Fiscal Year Surplus / (Deficit) $7,999 / $198,645 15,569 / $171,036 ($27,609) NEWS & NOTES A benefit for Heidi Westedt will be held Saturday, January 17 at All-Star Lanes Banquet Room from 2:00—7:00 p.m. All Mt. Calvary members have been asked to bake for the bake sale that is part of the benefit. Take your baked goods to All-Star before 2:00 p.m. that day. If you have a problem, call Sherry Kish at 788-1640 for help. Thank you. Heidi looks forward to mail from home. If you wish to send a card, her address is: Heidi Westedt; Room B6/679 University of Wisconsin Hospital 600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792-6718 You can follow her recovery on her Caring Bridge Link: www.caringbridge.org/visit/heidiwestedt2 Heidi hopes to leave the hospital by December 30! Each year the LWMS sponsors the Befriend a Missionary & Befriend a Missionary’s Child programs. This year they have asked the members of Mt. Calvary to befriend the following individuals. Darren Vogt teaches 5th & 6th grades at East Fork Lutheran School in Whiteriver, AZ. Darren’s birthday is 2/07/89. His address is: 4325 Fort Apache Rd. PO Box 489 Whiteriver, AZ 85941 If you’d like to send Darren a gift, he could use gift cards for Home Depot to assist in house repairs. Prayers for his encouragement & motivation as well as for the mission school would be appreciated. Photos on East Fork Facebook. Jonah Kroll is a senior at Michigan Lutheran High School. His birthday is 11/10/96. His address is: MLHS PO Box 277 Eau Claire, MI 49111-0277 Christmas Cards would be especially welcomed by these individuals. Did You Know that the East Fork Lutheran School is the oldest WELS mission in the world? Begun in 1896 there are now 76 children enrolled. However, students are being turned away because families can’t afford the $1,700-$1,900 tuition cost, or have unpaid balances. These children desperately need support to make Christian education affordable for all Apache children. Those involved with East Fork would love to fill the classrooms and teach the children the love of their Savior. Our families face increasing attacks from those mired in the darkness of traditional religion. East Fork has what the children desperately need. If you can support the effort, contributions can be sent to East Fork Lutheran School at P.O. Box 489, White River, AZ 85941. More information can be seen at www.eastforkschool.com Look for information regarding marriage retreats sponsored by the WELS Adult Discipleship in the newsletter and brochures for the same in the back of church. Reminder that the Ladies Aid will put together a Heritage Cookbook. If you’d like to contribute a recipe, or more, contact Patsy Hofer before January 31 at [email protected] Her church mailbox is number 113. Or you may give a recipe to any Ladies Aid member. The Ladies also want to spruce up the church lounge. If you’d like to offer ideas, contact Jan Dahlke at 788-5961.
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