Family Bible Hour — New Adult Bible Study

Please join us between services (9:20am) downstairs for Family Bible Hour.  Adults and children meet together for fellowship and a brief opening to sing a hymn or psalm together before dividing up for classes.  Children 3 years old through Grade 8 are welcome for Sunday School. 

Today we will be starting a new Adult Bible Study entitled: "Families of the Bible."  This Bible Study explores familiar Biblical family relationships - from Adam and Eve to Mary and her son Jesus - and the challenges those families faced.  Each lesson examines Scriptural truths from a biblical family circumstance and applies them to modern family life.  The topics covered in this study are applicable to every family at some point in time.  You can learn and also help others learn from your experiences.


Reminder to Pick Up Your Chili Orders Today!

Ladies Aid Chili orders are ready for pick up this morning in the north coat room.  Even if you didn’t preorder, there will be extra to sell.  Stop down and see what is available! 


Thanksgiving Day Worship

Our Thanksgiving Day worship service will be held this Thursday, November 23 at 9:30am.  The Senior Choir will be singing.  Make plans to attend and be nourished with God's Word, and offer your praises for the many benefits He provides.

Advent Tea at First Evan

An Advent Tea will be held next Sunday, November 26 at 3:00pm in the church basement for ladies and girls of the congregation.  Please invite your female family members, friends and neighbors to join us for a Christ centered preparation for the holiday season.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the north bulletin board at the top of the stairs if you plan to attend.  We are also asking for help with baking desserts, decorating, and clean up.  We are looking to borrow a number of Advent wreaths for our table decorations.  If you are at all interested and able to help in any of these ways, please contact the church office at 633-8267; or email Kerri Bush at  


Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids is a joint event with Epiphany and First Evan and will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00am-12:00pm here at First Evan.  This event is designed for us to reach into our communities with God’s saving Word.  We are inviting parents to drop off their children for a morning of Christmas activities so that parents can do their Christmas shopping.  Registration forms were placed in your mailbox last week.  Please return completed registration forms to the south bulletin board.  Extra forms are available at the top of the stairs.  VOLUNTEERS are needed to assist with children’s activities: crafts, snacks, games, and music.  If you are able to help, contact Cristy Koker at; 498-1416.  Please sign up by Wednesday, December 6.


Still Time to Sign Up for the First Evan Christmas Band!

If you would like to participate in the Christmas Band by volunteering to play pre-service and post-service music for the Choir Song Services on Sunday, December 10, please sign up at the south bulletin board.  There are two more Saturday practice sessions - December 2 and 9 from 8:00am-9:00am.  Please try to attend both of these rehearsals. 


Happy Birthday Jesus Breakfast

The “Happy Birthday Jesus” Breakfast will be held this year on Saturday, December 2, at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive Street, Racine.  Breakfast will be served at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall in the church basement.  The breakfast menu will be: French toast sticks, sausages, fruit, juice, coffee and milk.  Breakfast will be followed by a short Children’s Devotion with Pastor Zarling, a craft project, singing and Happy Birthday cupcakes.  The event is finished by 10:30 am. This year’s theme is, “Jesus-Light of the World”.  The program will be geared for children 12 years and younger, although an adult must accompany all children.  Sign up early, as seating is limited.  You may call the numbers below or email: to register – registration is required.  Deadline to sign-up is Monday, November 27. A free-will offering will be taken.  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Strutz at 681-0160, or Barb Hanson at 637-7908.  If you sign up and then are unable to attend, please contact Barb Hanson with your cancellation.  Come and share the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus’ birth!


Poinsettia Donations Needed

Please consider donating a poinsettia plant for one or more of our members who are homebound or in nursing homes.  The plants will first adorn the altar throughout December and then be delivered to these members on or after Christmas Day.  The cost for a plant (7-9 flowers) is $12.00.  Please sign up at the south bulletin board if you would like to donate.  Checks should be made payable to First Evan and put into the envelope under the sign-up sheet.  Thank you!


Two Advent Supper Hosts Needed

We are looking for groups, committees, families, etc., to host an Advent supper on Wednesday, December 13 or 20.  Please contact the church office if you are interested at 633-8267.  Watch for a sign-up sheet next Sunday for the December 6 meal. 


Shoreland LHS Craft Fair

Jump start your Christmas shopping and purchase one-of-a-kind unique gifts this year at the Shoreland Lutheran High School craft fair, this Saturday, November 25, from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  The Calvary Academy Cookie Sale will also take place that day at Shoreland (Hwy. ES, Somers).


Donations for Veterans

The Lutheran Boy Voyagers are accepting donations for the Veterans Outreach of Racine this year.  Their mission is to assist homeless and at-risk Veterans to strive for normalcy in life by providing food, clothing, shelter, and other basic human needs.  The collection will go through Thanksgiving weekend.  Suggested items for donations include: Pancake mix, syrup, ketchup/mustard, tuna, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, Paper Products, soap/shampoo, deodorant, Q-tips, razors, shaving cream, all small appliances, coffee makers, etc.  A donation box is in the church library.


The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee Concert

The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee under the direction of Mary Prange will present its annual Prelude to Christmas concert on Sunday, November 26, at 2:00 & 4:30pm at Abiding Word Lutheran Church (9420 W. Capitol Dr. – Milwaukee).  The organ prelude, presented by Lynn Kozlowski, will begin twenty minutes prior to the concert.  The concert will include music for choir, brass, organ, and congregational singing.  Freewill offering.


Employment Opportunities at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

MLC is now accepting applications for one full-time Assistant Teacher at the Early Childhood Learning Center and one full-time Custodian.  Comprehensive descriptions of these positons may be found at  Please apply online by 12:00pm noon on Tuesday, November 21. More information may be obtained by calling the MLC HR office at 507-354-8221.