Barrels of Blessings
Let's continue filling our food barrel! Our donations go to the food pantry at Bethany Lutheran
Church. Any donations of non-perishable foods are welcome, but specific items are suggested
for each month.
August: cereal, granola bars, crackers, rice, potato flakes.
September: baby food jars, baby cereal, formula.
Remember, any type of non-perishable food is welcome throughout the year. It will make us
just as happy to give these items as it will be for them to receive the help. Thank you!
Bible Story Hour: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-5 are invited to our Bible Story Hour with Pastor Hillenbrand on Saturdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m. There will be interactive Bible stories with Pastor, music, games, and a craft
project. This month, we will meet on August 5th, 19th, and 26th.
Vacation Bible School: August 7th-11th
This year's Vacation Bible School theme is "Mighty Fortress." At Mighty Fortress, children celebrate Jesus
our Savior King, who conquers our fears and delivers us. We'll look at some Bible kings,
and have fun with castles, knights, and princesses. God's Kingdom endures forever!
VBS will run from Monday, August 7th, through Friday, August 11th, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. There is no cost
to attend, and children from three years old through those who have completed the sixth grade are invited to participate.
Please CLICK HERE or on the Mighty Fortress
picture to register.
Rally Day: September 10th
Our fall programs resume on Sunday, September 10th.
BSLC and Friends Playgroup: Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Parents and children are invited to gather informally in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday mornings.
Come enjoy conversations with other adults as the kids play.
"A Christmas Carol" at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Thursday, 12/14 at 7:30 p.m.
Please let us know if you'd like to go see A Christmas Carol at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
on Thursday, December 14th, at 7:30 p.m. There's a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Signing up now
will help the Board of Fellowship and Evangelism coordinate group ticket purchases.
Board Games Wanted
We are collecting gently used board games to use with the Karenni families. Some will be helpful
in teaching numbers, colors, math skills, etc., and some will be given to the families. Thank you very much!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you are a knitter, you are invited to become part of a Prayer Shawl Ministry for the benefit of those
on our prayer list and for a mission project. You would be doing this on your own time and at your
convenience. The pattern is very simple, and as shawls are completed, they are blessed by the
pastor and then distributed. For more information, please contact Jo Fenske.