June 1st, Monday
What a Weekend!
Not only were we able to conduct two in-person services in the church (Sat 5pm and Sun 7:45am), we also had a beautiful day for our first outdoor service at 9:30 am. The ushers counted just under 200 people in attendance. The confirmation service also took place at 2pm in the afternoon. 14 of the 15 students were able to attend. Plans are being made to confirm the remaining member of the class. We are thankful to the Holy Spirit for bringing these students to the point where they can join us in the reception of Holy Communion. Please keep these students in your prayers.
Sign-up for small group communion is available for those unable to attend in-person worship outdoors or in church on Thursday evening, June 4, from 6pm - 8pm. The link to sign-up can be found on our website. Note: No additional sign-up is necessary for communion if you are attending in-person worship in church. All members in attendance are welcome to commune.
Sign-up is open for in-person worship on Saturday, June 6 at 5pm and Sunday, June 7 at 7:45am. The link can be found on our website. An outdoor service will be held at 9:30am on Sunday June 7, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, that service will be cancelled. Sign-up for the outdoor service is not needed. There will be no communion offered at the 9:30am service.
Formula of Concord, Then and Now
We will have another discussion on the Formula of Concord tomorrow (June 2nd) at 9 am. Ever wondered why you can't stop sinning or thought that as a Christian you should be able to stop? Have you wondered whether if you have actually sinned when tempted to sin as long as you haven't acted on it? We will be talking about the nature of sin tomorrow. Please join us if you can. Here is the link:
Meditations and Forward in Christ
Both of these publications are still available on the Woldt porch.
The June issue the Good News is delayed. The issue should be out in the coming days.
Look in Your Junk Folder
If you are on our email list and did not receive an email from our newly appointed congregational assistant (Jen Mueller), it may be in your junk folder. Jen’s congregational email address is email@example.com. Jen sent out an email late last week to kick off a program called “Faces of David’s Star.” If you received the message, please consider participating in the program. If you did not receive the email, please send her a message to let her know!
One Last Word
The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I told you. John 14:26
Pastor Mike Woldt & Pastor Kurt Loescher
May 28th, Thursday
Not Much New Today
Most of the information in this blast has been shared before … but one head’s up on something coming soon. Our newly appointed congregational assistant, Jennifer Mueller, will be sending out a survey in the near future to help us get to know “The Faces of David’s Star.” The information you are comfortable offering will be shared through these congregational email blasts. Please consider helping your fellow members of David’s Star get to know you better.
Don’t Forget wels.net
Our synod’s website remains a good place to catch up on news throughout our church body, and to find additional devotional material. (www.wels.net)
Leadership Groups Starting to Meet In Person Again
The Board of Education is planning to meet in person on June 9th to review the past year and to make important plans for the year ahead, including the opportunities and challenges of participation in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. The church council will also plan to meet on campus in person the next week of June.
Formula of Concord Recording
Pastor Loescher is still working out bugs with hosting the recordings on YouTube. Here is the zoom link you can use to access the latest study.
Sign up for church services this weekend (Sat 5pm and Sun 7:45am) is available on our website. (www.davidsstar.org) Communion will be offered after each of the indoor services. The outdoor service (at the west entrance of the school) will be conducted at 9:30am. No sign-up is necessary for the outdoor service. Please come prepared to deal with the sun! Hats. Umbrellas. Sunscreen. Etc. No communion will be offered at the outdoor service. Livestream will continue to be available each weekend.
With the Lord
Bill Loeffler was called home to heaven this past weekend. Visitation will take place in the gathering space on Friday from 1pm – 2:45pm. Be prepared to practice “social distancing” inside the gathering space. An outdoor funeral/committal service will take place at 3:00pm in our cemetery.
“Meditations” Have Landed … New “Forward in Christ” Too!
The new devotional booklets and the June issue of our official WELS magazine are available on the Woldt porch.
Small-Group Communion on Thursday Night
We will continue to offer small group communion opportunities for those unable to attend in-person worship. Small group communion will be offered this week from 6:30pm to 8pm on Thursday. Sign up on our website. (www.davidsstar.org)
Our 2020 confirmation class will finally have the opportunity to speak their vows in a limited attendance service on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Each confirmand will have one pew for family or guests. While we all may not be able to attend the service, please keep these young people in your prayers:
Owen Brady Campbell, Caleb Scott Foxen, Amanda Kaye Hillmann, Lillian Ruth Hinz,
Natalie Melin Kempfert, Emma Ellen Koskovich, Grantley Jonathan Kruse, Brianna Elizabeth Long,
Delaney Grace McCoy, Elisabeth Grace Olson, Henry Mark Rohrback, Taylor Kristian Schwalenberg,
Angelina Grace Weaver, Ava Ruth Zarling, Rebekah Ruth Zimmerman
One Last Word
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2: 21
Pastor Mike Woldt & Pastor Kurt Loescher