Our Sunday School is using the SPARK Curriculum from Augsburg Fortress this
year utilizing the Spark Study Bibles (Story and NRSV). Here is a link for
the web www.activatefaith.org.
LWR, EKLC Food Drive & Sunday School
The Sunday School Youth recently had an
opportunity to learn more about helping others in need with a fall food
drive. The food collected was weighed and the Church Council matched the
donations in dollars for LWR. As a result, the children had a generous $1000
to "spend" on Lutheran World Relief Gifts. This is what they chose:
Emergency Water $190
School Supplies $35
Medical Supplies $25
(2) Hens & Chicks @ $40 = $80
8 Mission Quilts $18
(2) Playground Toys @ $48 = $96
(2) Fruit Tree seedlings @ $40 = $80
(2) Worms @ $16 = $32
Cocoa Seedlings $100
Cocoa Dryer $150
Honey Bees $90
The FAITH 5
Faith Acts In The Home
Care to have some fun, keep your family communicating every night, and grow
in your understanding of yourself and God? Try this simple five-step process
for the next six weeks and see if it doesn’t help!
Here’s how you do it: Whoever is going to bed first in your home
calls “FAITH 5” or “Huddle Up!” Everyone must drop what they’re doing, turn
off the television, put down the newspaper or their homework, set the cell
phone on silence and gather in a room of the convener’s choice. Then take
turns going through these five simple steps:
1. SHARE highs & lows of the day
2. READ and highlight a verse of Scripture in
3. TALK about how the verse relates to your highs
4. PRAY for your highs & lows, for your family,
and for the world
5. BLESS one another
You want a great relationship with your kids? You want openness,
honesty, caring and sharing in your family? You want to raise a child to be
a strong, thoughtful, empathetic, positive, healthy adult out in the world
some day? You can’t buy that. You have to invest in it. And the investment
is the most expensive currency you own – your TIME – aimed at that most
precious young person in your life.
Kids spell love TIME. Be intentional. Be consistent. Be caring. Be
the parent. Every night. Every home.
No one else can do that for you.
Visiting Our Members
Sunday School Children
In February, the Sunday school children made a list of things that made them
smile to pack in bags full of joy for our home bound members. The contents
included a mug, hot cocoa mix, coffee, donuts, squish balls, Chocolate bars,
plastic necklace, caramel candies, banana and a note and pictured colored by
our students. These bags were then hand delivered to the dozen members from
Edgerton, Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Watertown and Whitewater. The bags
worked and brought a lot of joy to many different lives last month.
Memories from Day Camp!
Memories from Lutherdale, August 6,
download a flyer, click here.
1. For parents of Young Children: What would it be
worth to you to have a teenager some day who won’t go
to sleep without talking to you about their day?
Praying with you? Blessing you? Would it be worth five
minutes? Tonight? Every night?
2. For Parents of Pre-Teens: What would happen to
your family over time if you were able to deep this
open, caring communication going every night
3. For Parents of Teenagers: Once the teen years
begin and drivers’ licenses come into play,
communication between parents and teens can become a
challenge. How might this type of five-minute conversation
change a family if they were intentional and consistent
about it? Would the benefits outweigh the hassle of trying
to invest this time of care, listening, and prayer
each night in your home? Why or why not?
4. For Church Leaders: What would happen to a family
over time if they made an intentional point of
doing the Faith 5 most every night? What would happen to
your church five years from today it the majority of
your household were doing active listening,
scripture, faith talk, prayer, and blessings every night?