150th Anniversary Task Force News

Your 150th Anniversary Task Force has been busy making plans for our Renew Sunday celebration on October 25, 2015. Please mark your calendar for this final 150th Anniversary Celebration event. Also, please be sure to invite your family and friends to join in our celebration! Reservations for the Anniversary luncheon are due by October 22.

Renew Sunday - October 25, 2015
8:30 a.m. Coffee Reception in the Lounge
10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship: NW Synod of WI Bishop Rick Hoyme will preach at worship, which also includes Affirmation of Baptism (confirmation) of the 9th grade students from First Lutheran and Our Savior's Lutheran Churches.
11:30 a.m. Worship is followed by a congregational luncheon in First Lutheran's Assembly.

Thank You for Your Anniversary Offering
To celebrate its 150th Anniversary, First Lutheran looked to its courageous past and the role our founder's took in starting Luther Hospital. Throughout our 150th year, we have been encouraging gifts to build a clinic, feeding center and a deep well for our partners in Malawi, Africa within the Salima Parish in the village of Chigumukire. With the goal of $40,000 to complete this project, we give God thanks that the goal has been reached! Thank you for your kind and generous hearts! Our work is never complete, however - we will continue to receive Anniversary offerings to sustain the clinic and feeding center in its operational needs and equipment. In fact, we have been told that the need for the feeding center is urgent as extensive famine followed the floods Malawi experienced last year at this time. It looks like this famine will be as severe as the famine of 2001 and 2002. Hardest hit will be children under the age of five - the age that the Chigumukire feeding center predominantly serves. Our brothers and sisters of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi need our prayers and our economic assistance. We invite you to continue your generosity as you give an Anniversary gift toward the clinic's sustainability.

Our congregations have been blessed beyond measure - Thanks be to God for your compassion to share with our brothers and sisters in Malawi!