Holy Week with French Creek 

In person options

do not include congregational singing due to pandemic

Palm Sunday (3/28) 10:15 am 

Maundy Thursday (4/1) 7 pm 

 

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

self guided worship experience
11 am – 1pm, 6 – 8pm

 

Easter Sunday

6:30 am with communion 9:00 am Drive-in at G-E-T Middle School

Holy Week – worship virtually, at home

Palm Sunday  – https://youtu.be/IuCulxmJFJg

Maundy Thursday –  https://youtu.be/z8clI22LORk

Good Friday – https://youtu.be/LdA6KxSE2tk

Easter – live stream at 9am on Mount Calvary Facebook

 

Modified Indoor Worship Procedures

When the case rate of SARS-CoV-2 is below 25 (Red / Critical) in Trempealeau County for two consecutive weekly reports from the County Health Department, French Creek will hold a brief service of the Word on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10:15 a.m. 

  • Covid precautious for yellow (1-10) case rate /100,000/day

  • Please self-evaluate for symptoms of illness and stay home if you are ill, or have been in contact with someone who is ill.
  • The doors will open 10 minutes before service.
  • Worship will be limited in duration.
  • Masks are required (exception for those who are unable to remove their own masks). Physical distancing required of those who do not live in same household
  • All will use hand-sanitizer upon entry.
  • Attendance will be taken, in case contact tracing is necessary.
  • Seating will be scattered and distanced, with one household per pew. 
  • Hymnals will not be used. A bulletin will be available in the pews. Please take it with you when you leave. Consider bringing your own Bible.
  • Because the coronavirus is spread easily through breath, even among people who are not ill, we will not sing.
  • Communion will be offered at the outdoor/drive in service. (Individual communion is also available, please contact Pastor to arrange.)
  • Offering can be made electronically or by dropping in an offering plate near the door.
  • Please exit directly. There will be no receiving line or hand shaking.
  • The upstairs restroom will be available; the downstairs restrooms remain closed.
  • Leaders may or may not be wearing masks, at their comfort level.

Weekly case rate report, Trempealeau County

April 7 – 10.1 (orange)

March 31 – 16.4 (orange)

March 24 – 8.3 (yellow) 

March 17 – 4.8 (yellow)

March 10 – unknown

March 3 – 11.6 (Orange)

February 18 – 12.5 (Orange)

February 11 – 19.2 (Orange)

February 4 –   19.8 (Orange)

Soup and Scripture 

The North Conference pastors are putting together a Lenten soup and bread recipe book will be bound and distributed among all the congregations of the conference.  The recipe book will be available by Ash Wednesday. There will also be a PDF version (free) for those who prefer a digital copy.  If you would like a hard copy ($10), the order form is linked below. 

Order form

Download the order form and submit by February 7th. scripture and soup order form

 

 

Christmas communion

 

9-10 am Drive-in communion

Tune to 92.5 FM to listen to hymns and scripture as you wait your turn. Due to forecast cold weather, the communion servers will be in the cemetery garage and will come to serve you when you drive to the west side of the parking lot. You may bring your own bread/wine or use the wafer/juice packets provided.

10 am – Communion inside

by household.

Tune to 92.5 FM to listen to hymns and scripture as you wait your turn.  Enter the church through the main doors; please wear a mask – masks are provided for you if you do not have your own.  You may bring your own bread/wine or use the wafer / juice packets provided.  Pastor will speak the words of institution near the entrance, you may take a seat in a pew or go forward to the rail.  Serve yourself. When you have finished, please leave by the entrance with the ramp, on the east side of the church. 

Christmas 2020

Everything about life in pandemic has been altered. We long to have our customary celebrations, but out of love for our vulnerable neighbors and those who work in healthcare, we will wait for a safer time.  Nevertheless, we can still celebrate the birth of Christ! Rather than try to (poorly) replicate our traditions, we are doing something entirely different for the Christmas of the pandemic. Below you will find a variety of ways to celebrate the birth of the savior.

If your worship need is

Silent Night with Candles

 

 

 

 

Full Worship Service

 

 

To stay safe at home

 

 

 

Holy Communion

Try this 

  • drive-in carol sing at North Beaver Creek, Wednesday the 23rd, 4pm / 7pm
  • Christmas story and Silent Night at the Mount Calvary lawn on Thursday the 24th, 2:30pm / 6pm 

 

  • Drive-in community Christmas Eve at G-E-T Middle school Thursday the 24th 4pm – tune to 107.1FM

 

 

  • drive-in communion at French Creek, Friday the 25th 9-10am
  • Communion by household indoors at French Creek on the 25th at 10am

The annual congregational meeting is scheduled for February 9th, 2020, following Sunday worship.  The annual meeting is for all voting members* of the congregation to review 2019, approve a ministry budget for 2020, elect congregational leaders for the coming 12 months, and set direction for the church.   Childcare will be provided during the meeting. 

 

Any written reports to be included in the printed book should be submitted by January 23rd to office@frenchcreeklutheran.org 

The nominating committee is seeking nominees for leadership positions.  You can read about those positions and suggest someone (or yourself). Nominations for Church Council and leadership 2020

Worship on February 9th is a special service of hymns and readings for Epiphany: “Light Dawns on a Weary World.” Lunch will be served following the meeting. Thank you to Sheryl Henderson and team for the meal.  

 

*”Voting members” are confirmed members of the congregation (through affirmation of baptism or new member affirmation or adult baptism) who have participated in communion and have a financial contribution of record in 2019 or 2020. 

French Creek Lutheran Church is seeking applications for our part-time Office Manager position. To apply, please follow these instructions:

  1. email your letter of interest as an attachment
  2. to: pastor@frenchcreeklutheran.org
  3. cc: council@frenchcreeklutheran.org
  4. You are welcomed  (but not required) to include a resume or other support for your application.

Position description: Office manager, 12 hours/week, 12-month appointment
Starting pay: $11/hour, negotiable based on experience
Reports to: in general administrative matters – pastor; in bookkeeping matters – council treasurer.

Summary: The Office Manager of French Creek Lutheran Church will work to support the ministry of the congregation and pastor through organization and operation of the church office and communication channels

Duties and responsibilities:
Daily: General administrative duties
Be a welcoming presence, answer phones, check and respond to voicemail and email messages, open and sort mail. Disseminate as appropriate
Engage in regular communication, collaboration, and project management with pastor
Identify opportunities and make recommendations to become more effective and efficient in communication, community engagement, volunteer support and ministry

Weekly: Support for Worship services 
Prepare bulletins, inserts and other media needed for each service
Prepare materials needed by worship leaders
Confirm participation of volunteers and leaders
Record attendance, communion, and contact information from friendship pads and guest book. Relay visitor info to pastor and hospitality volunteers.
Board of Education support
Organize and help leaders with materials as needed
Coordinate volunteers
Weekly: Communication
Collaborate with leaders on the management of Web, social media, calendar, e-mail, and other means of communication and promotion of church activities
Bookkeeping
Ensure timely payment of bills under supervision of elected treasurer
Record memorial gifts

Monthly: Council support
Prepare materials for monthly meetings
Follow-up on council actions
Communication / administration
Prepare and distribute monthly newsletter
Maintain church official record book and member database
Monthly: Bookkeeping
Monthly audit meeting with treasurer. Prepare financial statement for council report

Annually:
Support council and committees as they prepare annual congregation reports (in conjunction with pastor).
Support council treasurer in preparation of annual financial report

As needed:
Manage altar guild supply needs
Support work of Minster of Music as requested
Prepare flyers and announcements of upcoming events
Purchase/order office and worship supplies
Prepare mailings as directed by pastor or council president
Arrange for maintenance of office equipment
Maintain files/records of building and facilities items; support trustees in recording and retrieving such information
Update phone messages, church sign, local newspaper announcements, etc.