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.
Mornings, 10:15 am
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.
A Day at Bible Camp: August 4
Mark your calendars! The EKLC Sunday School is once again hosting a VBS Day
Camp at Lutherdale this year on Monday, August 4th. Registration is now open
for all K-5 graders. The cost is $25/camper; $10/adult; $50/family
Click here to
download the registration form or pick one up in the church narthex. For
more information you may contact Michael Rehak, Interim Pastor EKLC or Julie
Kriedeman, EKLC Secretary at 608-423-3017. For a flier,
Rally Day: Celebrating our Children &
God’s Gift of Learning
September 7, 9:00 a.m.
This day marks the beginning of our education programs. It will include a
Blessing of the Backpacks. Students of every age bring your backpack to
worship (it can contain books and snacks - if your willing to share). Watch
for more details in the September newsletter
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, September 7th
Download a copy of our 2012-2013 Sunday
school class schedule.
Sunday School Class Added
Due to the recommendations of the Confirmation Task
Force, we are adding a new class this year for the
5th and 6th graders. This will be an important
“transition” period as this age group prepares for
Confirmation. As such, we are praying for a strong
leader for this group. There will be a focused
curriculum providing an in-depth study of each
aspect of the worship service and the important role
of youth. Please prayerfully consider whether you or
someone you know may be a leader for this unique
group and contact Ann Nottestad at (608) 575-4569.
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?