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Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 

Galatians 6:3

Scripture that sustains

 

On July 4th, we asked:

What Scripture has comforted and sustained you in the past 16th months?

 

Some of our answers:

  • Isaiah 41
  • Isaiah 43
  • Psalm 23
  • John 14
  • Psalm 121 “from were does my help come? It comes from the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 3:6 “In all ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your path.”
  • Psalm 27:13 “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
  • Psalms read in our morning prayer service
  • Many scriptures– praying with the daily devotional booklet

The Kyries of our Hearts (Lord, have mercy)


On June 20th, we asked:

“In the last year, with pandemic, what did you miss the most?” 

  • hugging my family, hugs
  • celebrating holidays with family (many people mentioned this!)
  • swimming
  • small talk and joking with colleagues
  • sports competitions, watching grandkids sports competitions
  • being able to read people’s facial expression, smiles, visiting with others face to face
  • meeting new neighbors
  • Eating out

 

  • The fellowship of the church, worshipping with others
  • singing the old hymns together
  • praying together, people seeking truth
  • Funerals
  • Visiting friends at the nursing home
  • Church meals in our basement and Lenten suppers, special events

Worship precautions – adopted June 8, 2021

 

French Creek will:

  1. Sanitizer will be available at each entrance and in the pews.
  2. Masks will be available at the main entrance for those who would like one.
  3. Communion The altar guild will wash, mask and glove while preparing the elements. Communion servers will sanitize and mask.  We will offer pre-sealed communion kits for pick up at the door for those who prefer not to have others touch their communion at this time.
  4. Offering plates will not be passed at this time, but will be available by the doors.
  5. We invite worshipers to use care when interacting with others; recognizing that others may use (or need) more or less caution than you are comfortable with.
  6. Connect the indoor worship service to the radio transmitter, so people can worship by listening from their cars in the parking lot or nearby homes.

 

Regarding masks: The CDC recognizes that if you are fully vaccinated it is safe for you to be part of indoor gatherings without a face covering. If you are unvaccinated it is safest for you, and those around you, to continue to wear a mask.

 

We will continue to follow the recommendations of public health authorities.

 

Subject to the continuing low level of covid spread in Trempealeau County

Effective immediately – We will sing the last hymn, continue to speak liturgy

Effective in July – Sing all the hymns

 

Communion will be offered on the first and second Sundays (beginning July)

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

 

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.