May 13, 2018      Mother’s Day/7th Sunday of Easter

May the ascended Lord bless our mothers and families.


Liturgy:        Common Service (p.15)

Hymns:          173     506     488v.1     313     494

Psalm 145 (p. 119)


Lesson: Proverbs 31:10-31         The Christian wife/mother/woman of noble character.

Epistle: Ephesians 5:22-33    God’s directions for wives and husbands.

Gospel: Mark 7:24-30      A mother from Tyre brings her problems to her Savior.


Sermon Text:  Acts 1:12-14

Mary, still the Mother.

1.     She let go.

2.     She held on.

A note about the Lord’s Supper
Because God calls for complete unity of faith as a basis for oneness in the Sacrament, we ask that those who wish to receive Christ’s body and blood in the Sacrament be of our confession of faith as members of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod.  Visitors, if possible, please announce your intent to commune before the service.


MLC Wind Symphony Concert
The Martin Luther College (New Ulm MN) Wind Symphony, under the direction of Prof. Miles Wurster, is performing at WELS churches and schools in MN and WI as part of its May 13-18 spring tour. Pastor Schleis (whose cousin’s daughter plays in this band) plans to attend the concert at Manitowoc Lutheran High School this Tues. May 15, 7:00 PM. All are invited.


Bible Class next week: Preparing our Children
There will be no Bible class today. After our worship next Sunday, in the Overflow Room, we’ll conclude our Bible study based off the video Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution. We’ll see how to respond (in love, with truth) to various transgender claims, and how to broach that subject with our youth.


Calls and Vacancies in our Circuit
Pastor Schleis, as circuit pastor of our Green Bay circuit, has been asked to attend a church Council meeting this Mon. evening at Divine Savior Shawano. Their current pastor has accepted a call to MN, and will be leaving after Memorial Day weekend. Divine Savior is requesting a WI Lutheran Seminary (WLS) graduate (estimated that there will be 2-3 times more requests in Synod than number of graduates available).

Mt. Olive Suamico is also requesting a WLS graduate as an associate pastor for outreach into the Hobart area. Mt. Olive’s current pastor has also received a call to WELS congregations in the Verona/Monroe area.

St. Paul Green Bay has called a pastor from Iron Mt. MI, to replace Pastor Cherney who has accepted a call to CA.

St. Mark De Pere has called a pastor from NC, to replace Pastor E. Hansen who has accepted a call to CA.

May our ascended Lord and His Holy Spirit guide our called workers in these decisions. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few!


We’ll soon receive our printed copy of our Synod’s Report to The Twelve Districts (RTTD). This report, published every other year, contains current information from WELs areas of ministry and committees that help guide District convention delegates. You may go online to view/download a copy of the RTTD at


An updated list of the interest rates paid out by our Synod’s Church Extension Fund (CEF) can be found on an Entryway bulletin board. The CEF is a version of our Synod’s “savings and loan”, in which investments (earning competitive rates of return) are loaned out to our WELS congregations for mission building projects at lower rates than most banks would give the congregations. Please check with Pastor Schleis, if you’d like more information.

FVL News

Maintenance Supervisor Position: FVL is hiring to fill this position immediately. This person reports to Facilities Manager and is responsible for all inside building maintenance. Job description and applications at Tyler Techlin (

General Board: FVL’s General Board meets on Tuesday, May 22 at 7PM in the auditorium. Federation churches are encouraged to have their representatives attend this important meeting that will have updates on the Let the Children Come effort in all churches next fall and spring.

FVL Graduation: The graduation worship service is being held on 5/26 at 10:00 AM, doors open at 9AM. This service will also be live-streamed-check for the link that morning.

Mortgage Burning: FVL’s Growing in Grace mortgage burning ceremony will be held Sunday, 6/10 at 2PM in the FVL Chapel. Join us for this celebration of God’s blessings to our ministry. Tours of the new construction will be offered after the service.



Sunday, May 13           9:30 AM          Worship Service w/Communion

Ushers: Roger Francois (head), Randy Peterman, Lloyd Jastrow

Mon. May 14                9:00 AM           Needle Club

                                    4:45 PM           Shepherding Mtg.

Tues. May 15                2:00PM             BIC

Wed., May 16               6:30 PM           Church Council Meeting

Thurs., May 17            6:30 PM           Worship Service w/Communion

Usher: Eric Spoerl

Sun. May 20                9:30 AM          Worship Service w/ Communion

Ushers: David Gierczak (head), Allan Lemke, Derek Cole, Kevin Cole

                                    10:45 AM         Bible Study

Officiant:          Pastor Paul Schleis

Organist:          Sandi Swoboda

Sunday         Offerings Rec’d          Budgeted         Variance
YTD                 $82,388.71        $76,150.01        $6,238.70
5/06                 $2,580.00         $1,813.10          $766.90

“We must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said:” It is more blessed to give than to receive.”   (Acts 20:35)


First Ev. Lutheran Church
(Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod) 
743 S. Monroe Ave.   Green Bay, WI      54301

2nd & 3rd Thursdays                           6:30 PM

Sunday Worship                                  9:30 AM

Sunday Bible Class                            10:45 AM

Church Office:  435-7970

Pastor Paul Schleis: 621-0460 (cell phone)

Thursday Worship: 6:30 PM second and third Thursday of the month.

Sunday worship:
9:30 AM

743 S. Monroe Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Pastor Paul D. Schleis

Office: (920) 435-7970
Cell: (920) 621-0460