Please prayerfully consider how you can use your time and interests to build community and support ministry at French Creek Lutheran. Down load the 2021 time and Talent sheet, fill it out and return to French Creek Church. Thank you!
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.
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.
Download the order form and submit by February 7th. scripture and soup order form
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
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.
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
- 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
- video-based worship from French Creek and Living Hope on the Living Hope YouTube page (available on the 24th)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
- email your letter of interest as an attachment
- to: email@example.com
- cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Collaborate with leaders on the management of Web, social media, calendar, e-mail, and other means of communication and promotion of church activities
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 audit meeting with treasurer. Prepare financial statement for council report
Support council and committees as they prepare annual congregation reports (in conjunction with pastor).
Support council treasurer in preparation of annual financial report
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.