The GREEN SHEET Newsletter DATED February 15, 2015

The FIRST CHURCH
GREEN SHEET
Attendance Figures for February 8, 2015 8 AM: 12 - Worship 10 AM: 158 - Worship; 53 - Teachers, Children and Youth
A Breakfast Meeting for Paris Flea Market Volunteers is planned for Saturday, March 14 from 9 AM
until 11 AM in the Social Hall. Anyone who has indicated an interest in volunteering or would like
more information about volunteer opportunities is welcome to attend. Areas requiring volunteers
include Booths, Silent Auction, Café, Bake Sale, Flower Sale, Greeters and Tour Docents, Cashiers,
Popcorn Machine Staff, and more. Our breakfast menu features egg bakes, fresh fruit, rolls, and
beverages. Please sign up at the Gathering Table in the Atrium to reserve a spot. The Flea Market will
be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE Serving February 15, 2015 – Serving February 22, 2015 – 8 & 10 AM 8 & 10 AM 8 AM: Greeter/Usher: Bob Henschel 8 AM: Greeter/Usher: ________ 10 AM: Greeters: Bonnie Wiegand, Parking Lot 10 AM: Greeters: ________, Parking Lot Greeters: Greeters: Marianne King ________ Ushers: Jeff Saeger -­‐ Captain, Scott and Sally Ushers: Jeff Saeger -­‐ Captain, Scott and Sally Rondeau, Cathy Trump Rondeau, Christopher Fink, Susan Santelle Acolytes: Miles Coppage, Antonio Riofrio Acolytes: Logan Breitzmann Coffee Hour: Sarah Blake Coffee Hour: Melissa Greipp Sign up to serve in the Blue Book located on the Gathering Table. Ministers: The Members of this Church Assisted by: Senior Minister – Rev. William S. Trump, Jr. – [email protected]
Associate Minister of Pastoral Care – Rev. Dr. Barry W. Szymanski – [email protected]
Seminary Student — Joel K. Boyd — [email protected]
Moderator – Jane Boyd – [email protected]
Administrator – Michael “Chip” Smith – [email protected]
Music Director – Lee Jacobi – [email protected]
Organist – Thomas Gregory – [email protected]
Director of Christian Education – Tonia Wallner – [email protected]
Junior & Cherub Choir Director – Roxanne Trump-Miles – [email protected]
In case of emergency, a minister is on call at 414-258-7378.
Church Office: 414-258-7375 Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 8:30 AM–4:30 PM; Fri., 8:30 AM–Noon
The Congregational Home
The Congregational Home, founded as an extension of the mission of the First Congregational Church of
Wauwatosa, creates and maintains a caring community for the elderly;
offering housing, health care and quality of life services.
President/COO – Charles Nelson, R.N., M.S.
Chaplain – Rev. Joseph Phillips
Board Chair – John Dragisic
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WAUWATOSA
1511 Church Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 – 414-258-7375
www.FirstChurchTosa.org
Calendar for the Week of February 15, 2015 Sunday, February 15 8:00 AM Worship in the Chapel
8:45 AM Lectionary Discussion - Chapel
9:00 AM Sunday Symposium – Lounge,
Discovery Kids – LL5, Junior Choir reh. –
LL4E
10:00 AM Worship in the Nave/Men’s
Choir/Children in Church/PF/Sunday
School for ages 3 – 5th grade/Nursery
11:00 AM Coffee Fellowship – Social Hall
11:15 AM Covenant Class – Conference
Room
Monday, February 16 10:15 AM @Cong. Home – Music w/Marj
5:30 PM Bd/Congregational Care –
Conference Room
7:00 PM Al-Anon – LL4W
8:00 PM AA – LL5
Tuesday, February 17 9:00 AM YOGA – Lounge 7:00 PM Boy Scouts – LL5, Historic Heights
Book Club – Parlor, Tosa Quilters – Social
Hall
8:00 PM AA (United We Stand) – LL4W
Wednesday, February 18 NO Men’s Bible Study
7:00 AM Women’s Ministry – Parlor
10:00 AM @Cong. Home – Baking Group
6:00 PM Lenten Gathering – Parlor, Debtors Anonymous – LL5
Thursday, February 19 9:00 AM Big Band – Social Hall
10:00 AM Sidetracks – Library
6:45 PM Bible Study Fellowship – Chapel,
Lounge
7:00 PM Choir of First Church reh. – Choir
Room
Friday, February 20 9:00 AM Harmony Singers – Lounge
7:30 PM @BMO Harris Bradley Center –
Faith & Family w/the Milwaukee Bucks
Saturday, February 21 8:00 AM Young Artist Auditions - Nave
The FCC Social Club will gather on Saturday,
March 7 at Ruby Tap, located at 1341 N.
Wauwatosa Ave. The FCC Social Club is a
fellowship group for singles and couples
ages 30 – 45 +/-. While at the Ruby Tap,
purchase a glass of your favorite beverage.
Kevin & Jessie Nicholson will provide
snacks from the Ruby Tap menu. RSVP by
March 2nd to Jessie at [email protected]
yahoo.com or at 414-312-8506.
Lenten Programming Welcome to our guests
Rev. Dr. Barry Szymanski will lead a Lenten Gathering at
6 PM on Ash Wednesday, February 18.
Lenten Programming and Simple Suppers will be held for
five Wednesdays beginning February 25th at 6 PM. We’ll
explore the book, “The Art and Practice of the
Congregational Way.” Sign up at the Gathering Table by
the Monday before. Freewill offering for dinner.
joining us today. Please check
the welcome tables in the
Atrium and the Narthex for
information about our
church.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Week of February 22nd Last year, we started the successful Secret Buddies
program with the intent to connect the generations of
our church. This year, during Lent, our children in 1st –
5th grade will again be ‘pen pals’ with our members who
are of ‘grandparent age,’ and then will meet their Secret
Buddy after worship on April 19th. We are seeking adult
volunteers to be a Buddy to one of our church children
as soon as possible. This way, we can get our children
and adults paired up and ready to start the program in
early March. Please let Tonia know if you are interested
in participating. She may be reached at [email protected]
yahoo.com or at 414-258-7375 ext. 230. We know, as it
was last year, that this will be a rewarding experience for
both the children and the adults.
SUNDAY SUNDAY •Junior Choir reh. – Room LL4E -­‐ 9 AM (Sing at the 10 AM service) •Discovery Kids – Room LL5 -­‐ 9 AM •Sunday School for ages 3 -­‐ 5th grade -­‐ 10:15 AM •Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Group -­‐ Room 302 -­‐ 10:15 AM Lenten Living Lent begins on Ash There will be a PF Outing on March 1st from 4 – 6 PM. It’s
Wednesday, February 18 Curling at Hart Park! Dinner will follow. The Elwing family
this year. Christians have will be giving lessons. Sign up at the Gathering Table.
Consent forms are required!
observed this season of the church year since the fourth century. It’s of reflection, penitence, There is a live feed of the 10 AM worship traditionally a time service shown on the monitor near the
and spiritual renewal before Easter. seating area in the Atrium. Feel free to watch
the service from there, should you wish.
For those who wear a hearing aid, our Nave
is equipped with an FM loop system. Set
your hearing aid to the “T” setting. In
addition, there is a hearing assistance system,
which can amplify the worship service with
the use of a receiver and headset. The
headset is not usable with a hearing aid. See
an usher for a receiver and headset.
During Lent, some Christians give up something that hinders their relationship with God. Others do something extra for their spiritual growth or make a special sacrifice. The key is to make Lent a memorable season of sincere spiritual growth — a time that can set the tone for the rest of of the year. It’s Faith & Family Night…
at the Milwaukee Bucks game on Friday, February 20. The game begins at 7:30 PM versus the Denver
Nuggets. The first 5,000 kids 14 and under will receive a Bucks sweatshirt bag. Cheer on the Bucks
during the game and enjoy a postgame concert featuring Contemporary Christian artists Brandon
Heath & Nichole Nordeman. Tickets are $20 per person. Sign up at the Gathering Table in the Atrium
or contact Tonia at [email protected] Friends are welcome!
Congregational Home is in
need of costume jewelry,
which is used for prizes when
the residents play
BINGO.
You’ll find a
basket located
in the Atrium.
The 2015 ASP Mission Team is preparing for their trip to Appalachia.
They will be departing on June 20th. A good portion of the next four
months will be spent fundraising, team bonding, and learning basic
home repair skills. You too can participate on our mission with
prayers and words of encouragement and by continuing to support
our fundraising efforts. On March 1st, Auction Dinner Donation
Solicitations begin. Be thinking about what you might be willing to
donate to this year’s auction. Together we will make a difference as
agents of God’s love.
DISCOVERY HOUR -­‐ Sunday, February 22 Discovery Kids -­‐ LL5; C hildcare – Nursery -­‐ 9 AM *Lectionary Discussion – 8:45 AM -­‐ A discussion of today's Lectionary will take place. Folks of all ages are invited. – Chapel *Sunday Symposium – 9 AM – “Campus Crusade for Christ” – Stephan & Katie Altergott – Stephan and Katie work for
Campus Crusade for Christ on the UW-Madison campus. They
will share information about their work there with us. - Lounge
Worship on Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:00 & 10:00 AM Worship in the Chapel at 8 AM
Seminarian Joel Boyd will present the message.
Nick Sluss-Rodionov is the accompanist.
Worship in the Nave at 10 AM
Seminarian Joel Boyd will present the message.
Children begin worship in Church with their families.
Pilgrim Fellowship youth meet in Room 302.
Sunday School for ages 3 – 5th grade.
Nursery care for ages 2 and under.
Lee Jacobi directs the Choir of First Church.
Thomas Gregory is the organist.
Roxanne Trump-Miles directs the Junior Choir.
FREE 4 O’CLOCK CONCERT SERIES BEGINS March 1, 2015 Prometheus Trio Cellist Scott Tisdel and pianist
Stefanie Jacob welcome
violinist Laura Bach,
performing works by
Beethoven and Argentinian
composer Astor Piazolla.
ONGOING GENTLE YOGA CLASSES with Monica Stevens will
be held on Tuesday mornings at
9 AM beginning February 17th.
On the 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday,
YOGA will be held in the
Lounge. On the 2nd Tuesday, it
will be held in LL2. There is no
need to sign up. Chairs will be
available for those with limited
mobility. Wear comfortable
clothing and bring a mat or large
towel.