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September 14, 2017

As many of you know, a new church program year is now underway.  We gather for two services on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00.

This coming Sunday, September 17, our Senior Choir joins us at the 10:00 service and Sherri Melichar will be with us at the organ and the piano.

Please help spread the word that our Church School meets one Sunday each month, in addition to our monthly Family Service. Our next Family Service is September 24, and our next Church School Sunday is October 8. On the other Sundays of the month, including this coming Sunday, children and youth are invited to join us for either of our morning services.

September 7, 2017

This coming Sunday, September 10, marks the start of a new program year in the life of our church.  We move to two services on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00.

Our Church School program also begins on Sunday morning at 10:00.  For their first mission project of the year the kids will be assembling Church World Service Cleanup Buckets to assist those in need in Texas and quite possibly in Florida.

I hope that you are able to join us!

August 29, 2017

This coming Sunday, September 3, is our last summer Sunday of the season. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and Kai-i Tien will be with us at the piano.

Next Sunday morning, September 10, we begin our church program year. We move to two services at 8:00 and 10:00.

You might also like to know that the United Church of Christ has launched an emergency appeal to help with long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Click here for more details.

August 22, 2017

This coming Sunday, August 27, our special music will be provided by a woodwind quintet organized by Lori MacRae. The service will also include the Sacrament of Baptism.

What a wonderful way to celebrate the last Sunday in August!

August 15, 2017

Our summer services are always simple and quiet, a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the season.  When you are able, please come and join us!

This coming Sunday, August 20, Pru Palecek and Glenyss Gilliam will provide our special music. They are going to play selections from Dave Brubeck's Points on Jazz, a ballet suite written for two pianos.

August 1, 2017

Our summer services are always simple and quiet, a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the season.  When you are able, please come and join us!

This coming Sunday, August 6, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Sherri Melichar will be with us at the piano.

July 25, 2017

Our summer services are always simple and quiet, a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the season.  When you are able, please come and join us!

This coming Sunday, July 30, Ralph Perez will lead our morning service.  Ralph teaches Science at Port Washington High School and is the former Moderator of our church.

July 18, 2017

Our summer services are always simple and quiet, a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the season.  When you are able, please come and join us!

This coming Sunday, July 23, Alex Funk will lead our morning service. Alex teaches American History and Government at Tenor High School in Milwaukee and currently serves as the chair of our Community Outreach Team.

July 13, 2017

Our summer services are always simple and quiet, a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the season.  When you are able, please come and join us!

This coming Sunday, July 16, Sherri Melichar will be at the piano and David Martin will provide our special music.

On Sunday afternoon, at 2:00, we have planned our 2nd Annual Fish Day Weekend Kickball Game at Kolbach Park for children and adults alike.  It would be great if you could come and join the fun!

June 29, 2017

On Sunday morning, July 2, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

The following Sunday, July 9, David Franks and Louise Mollinger will lead our morning service. As many of you know, David and Louise host Port Conversations at the Niederkorn Library. Please join them for a conversation about life and faith.

Don’t forget that during the summer months we celebrate with one service on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

June 21, 2017

This coming Sunday, June 25, has been officially designated as Bike to Church Sunday in the life of our church.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a serious racer or a bike trail cruiser, please become a “holy roller” and ride to church.  Immediately following the service, Jeff will conduct bike blessings in the parking lot.

Don’t forget that during the summer months we celebrate with one service  on Sunday mornings at 10:00 .

June 14, 2017

This coming Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day. Rev. Don Niederfrank has offered to provide the morning meditation and Jeff will do everything else, including the Special Music! Kai-i will be at the piano.

Don’t forget that during the summer months we celebrate with one service  on Sunday mornings at 10:00 .

June 6, 2017

This coming Sunday, June 11, is Trinity Sunday in the life of the church. Amy has no idea what that means, and Jeff has no idea what the service will be about! But, if you are able, please come and join us.

Don’t forget that during the summer months we celebrate with one service on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

June 1, 2017

This coming Sunday, June 4, is Pentecost Sunday in the life of the church. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and we take a moment to recognize all of our high school graduates.

Don’t forget that during the summer months we celebrate with one service on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

May 24, 2017

This coming Sunday, May 28, is Confirmation Sunday in the life of our church. Thirteen members of our 8th Grade Confirmation Class will confirm their faith and become official members of our church.

Don’t forget that we also begin our summer schedule with one service on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

May 10, 2017

This coming Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day.  The Handbell Choir joins our celebration at 10:00 and Pru Palecek will be at the piano.

As part of both services, we will dedicate our new church signs in memory of Harold and Marion Matthews.

If you are able, please come and join us!

May 4, 2017

This coming Sunday, May 7, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both services.  Kai-i Tien will be at the piano.

The following Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day.  The Handbell Choir joins our celebration at 10:00 and Pru Palecek will be at the piano.

If you are able, please come and join us!

April 18, 2017

Please help spread the word that we have scheduled an Earth Day Clean-Up of the church grounds, and our Creekside Commons park space, for this coming Saturday, April 22, beginning at 8:00.  Please bring your gloves and rakes and come lend a hand.

This coming Sunday, April 23, we celebrate with another Family Service at 10:00.  Our Carol and Chapel Choirs will sing and Sherri Melichar will be at the piano.

If you are able, please come and join us!

April 13, 2017

Please join us for the celebration of Holy Week.

Palm Sunday - April 9
Services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Handbell Choir at 10:00

Maundy Thursday - April 13
Service at 7:00 p.m.
Tenebrae and Holy Communion

Good Friday - April 14
Service at 7:00 p.m.
Burning Incense

Easter Sunday - April 16
Sunrise Service at 6:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
Services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Senior Choir and Easter Brass at both services

April 4, 2017

Please join us for the celebration of Holy Week.

Palm Sunday - April 9
Services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Handbell Choir at 10:00

Maundy Thursday - April 13
Service at 7:00 p.m.
Tenebrae and Holy Communion

Good Friday - April 14
Service at 7:00 p.m.
Burning Incense

Easter Sunday - April 16
Sunrise Service at 6:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
Services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Senior Choir and Easter Brass at both services

March 30, 2017

As many of you know, the past couple of Sundays have been extraordinarily busy ones in the life of our church.

For that reason, I am pleased to let you know that this coming Sunday, April 2, promises to be both quiet and reflective.  We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both services and Pru Palecek will offer our special music.

Looking ahead, please don’t forget that Holy Week begins on Sunday, April 9, with our celebration of Palm Sunday, followed by all of our special Holy Week services.

I hope to see you on Sunday morning!

March 24, 2017

This coming Sunday morning, March 26, will be a little different than most Sunday mornings.

We celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent at 8:00. We will read the story about Jesus and the Man Born Blind, taken from the ninth chapter of the Gospel of John.

We celebrate another Family Service at 10:00. Our focus will be on the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The Carol and Chapel Choirs will sing, and the Confirmation Class will assist me in leading the service.

Immediately following the 10:00 service we are holding a Special Congregational Meeting. The main item of business is an update regarding our annual Stewardship Campaign and our 2017 Church Budget.

I hope you are able to join us!

March 15, 2017

We have now begun the church season of Lent, forty days (not counting Sundays) that lead us to the celebration of Easter.

Each Thursday evening during the church season of Lent (March 16, and 23, 30 and April 6) I am conducting a Lenten Reflection and Communion service in the church sanctuary. We gather from 6:00 to 6:30. 

If you are able, please come and join me.

March 9, 2017

We have now begun the church season of Lent, forty days (not counting Sundays) of introspection and study that lead us to the celebration of Easter.

Please help spread the word that I will, once again, be conducting a series of Lenten Reflection and Communion Services beginning on Thursday evening, March 16.  We meet in the sanctuary from 6:00 – 6:30.

May God bless us and keep us during our Lenten journey.

March 3, 2017

We have now begun the church season of Lent, forty days (not counting Sundays) of introspection and study that lead us to the celebration of Easter.

Please help spread the word that I will, once again, be conducting a series of Lenten Reflection and Communion Services beginning on Thursday evening, March 16.  We meet in the sanctuary from 6:00 – 6:30.

May God bless us and keep us during our Lenten journey.

February 22, 2017

This coming Sunday, February 26, is known as Transfiguration Sunday in the life of the church. We celebrate another Family Service at 10:00. Our Carol and Chapel Choirs sing and our Confirmation Class assists me in leading the service.

It may be hard to believe, but next week we begin the church season of Lent. We celebrate with a Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner on Tuesday evening and an evening service on Ash Wednesday.

Please join me in marking the start of a new church season!

February 16, 2017

This coming Sunday, February 19, the Handbell Choir joins us at the 10:00 service. 

Immediately following the service, we are hosting the second of two study sessions on becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Conference. Alex Funk, the Chair of our Community Outreach Team, has offered to facilitate. 

In the spirit of being an Immigrant Welcoming Church, we have planned another Potluck Dinner with our neighbors from the Islamic Society of Sheboygan on Saturday evening, February 25, at 6:00. Children and youth are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 22, by contacting the church office.  

I hope you can join us!

February 9, 2017

This coming Sunday, February 12, the Senior Choir joins us at the 10:00 service.

Immediately following the service, we are hosting the first of two study sessions on becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Conference. Alex Funk, the Chair of our Community Outreach Team, has offered to facilitate. 

I hope you can join the conversation!

February 2, 2017

This coming Sunday, February 5, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both services. Kai-i will be with us at the piano.

Looking ahead, please help spread the word that we have planned another Community Gathering for Justice and Peace for next Thursday evening, February 9, from 6:00 – 6:30. We have also planned a Middle School Winter Adventure for next Friday afternoon, February 10, from 1:00 – 6:00. Please check out News and Announcements for more details.

I hope to see you on Sunday morning!

January 25, 2017

This coming Sunday, January 29, our Senior Choir joins us at the 10:00 service as we continue to celebrate the church season of Epiphany.

Our annual Winter Congregational Meeting is scheduled for immediately following the service. Our two items of business are an end-of-the-year financial report and the approval of a 2017 Church Budget. All members of the church are encouraged to attend.

Looking ahead, please help spread the word that we have planned a Middle School Winter Adventure for Friday afternoon, February 10, from 1:00 – 6:00. For more information, click here.

January 18, 2017

We are now in the midst of the church season of Epiphany, a time of light and life and new beginnings.

It’s the time of year when we read stories about God making surprise appearances in our lives; calling out to us in often unexpected ways.

This coming Sunday, January 22, we celebrate another Family Service at 10:00. Our Carol and Chapel Choirs will sing and our Confirmation Class assists me in leading the service.

I hope that you are able to join us!

January 4, 2017

For me, the month of January is defined by light, the winter light that begins pouring into the world following Christmas.

This coming Sunday, January 8, we begin the church season of Epiphany, a season defined by a new awareness of God’s presence among us. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both services and the Senior Choir joins us at 10:00.

I hope to see you!

 

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