Worship with us Online!

Join us at 9:15 am Sunday mornings, for worship on Facebook.  Click on the Facebook Video icon for the service if you miss(ed) it.  No worries if you don't have Facebook - you can click "not now" to the pop-up box asking you to join, if it comes up.

Tech Help Needed

Ever wanted to create a movie? Good with computers? Willing to learn? I’ve learned a lot these last five months doing online worship out of necessity. But, I’m wondering if anyone in the congregation would be interested in helping with, being part of a team, or leading the charge, recording and editing our online worship services in the future so I can reclaim some time each week and get back to work on other important areas of ministry. Ability to use iMovie would be most helpful, but any movie-making software would work. Interested or have questions/suggestions? Contact Pastor Jeff.

All Saints' Day

All Saints’ Day is a day set aside by the church for remembering dedicated Christians of the past. It is often called All Saints' Day or All Souls' Day. This day has been set aside "since the Middle Ages for remembrance of the beloveds who no longer laugh and cry with us on Earth. All Souls' Day is a beautiful occasion for contemplating how we care for our own souls." 

 

We will celebrate All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 1.  If you wish to submit the name of your loved ones who have died in the past year, please contact the office by October 22, with their names and photos.  Names you provide do not need to be members of English Lutheran Church.

Sunday School

With all of the uncertainty around gathering in-person in our world today, we wanted to be sure that Sunday school is still available to our children! So we're coming to you!!

Mailing Kits

We are sending out a Sunday school kit to each child enrolled in Sunday school every month of this school year. The kits will include activities, figurines (parts to a set that you will receive some characters of each month), lessons, outreach for the kids, and a reading/booklet for the story. 

Zoom

We will also hold a monthly zoom class for the children if they are able to log in. We'd love to check in with the children, review the items they've received in the kit, and do a very short lesson/ask them a few questions.  Watch for an email with the log-in information if you are registered for Sunday school.

In-Person Sunday School

We are not ruling out in-person Sunday school and would still love to see your children in church, however with the changes in Covid in our community, we want to be sure the kids can still count on getting Sunday school every month, regardless of the current situation with in-person classes and your family's comfort level gathering with others. We will certainly communicate with you all when/if we're able to meet in person.

Registration

At this time, please register your child so we can get the kits headed to your home!  Click below and complete the online registration.

Free!

There is no cost at all! This is FREE to all! We have been blessed with funding for our program and are excited to bring Sunday school right to your door at no cost to you.

Our Sunday School includes children ages 3 through grade 6.  

 

Please contact the church office to be added to our contact list if you are interested in Sunday school.

Music Director Leaving

Dear congregants and council members of English Lutheran Church,
I write to you with plans of change and anticipation as this year of 2020 comes to a
close, and as a new church year approaches.


As of October 5th , my wife received a job offer to work at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison. While we are excited for the future, we must relocate to accommodate this position,
and I must step down as Music Director at English Lutheran Church effective October 31st . I will
continue leading online worship music until a new music director is found. I hope you will
continue joining me in music ministry, even if from a distance. The church’s COVID task force
has been diligent and committed to providing a meaningful, creative, and safe environment for
all, and we will continue to do so through the rest of this year.


Despite this change in leadership, I would like to offer calls for volunteers and musicians
to take part in two music ministry projects for our upcoming Advent season: an “Electronic
Christmas Program” and a “Carol Call-in.” Both projects involve a little bit of time working with
basic technology, through a smartphone or personal computer that you own, which I will help
lead and troubleshoot with you. Please write to me to express your interest in joining a
Christmas program or to record yourself singing your favorite Christmas tunes! These will be
recorded, engineered, and distributed throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons, and I look
forward to working these last two projects with you all!


This past year with English Lutheran Church has been a special one, and I am thankful
that I have been able to make music and sing God’s praises with you all. Even despite a
pandemic affecting all our lives in some way or another, I feel sure in the certain hope that,
until we can meet and sing and smile and fellowship together again, we have God’s Presence
and Grace to guide us safely and guide us well. From 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21, “Do not treat
prophecies with contempt, but test them all; hold fast to that which is good; render to no one
evil for evil.” As my confirmation pastor always said, “Remember the ‘good’ bit.” From such a
verse as this, I will remember all the good of English Lutheran Church, and I will cherish this
year of music and ministry with you all.


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh

In peace,
Evan Mitchell

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes are taking place online now for students in grades 7 through 9.  Completion of your confirmation classes takes place in your 10th grade year culminating with the Affirmation of Baptism service.  Please contact Pastor Jeff for further information.

Check out our Youth Ministry page for the confirmation registration form and other documents you need for confirmation.

Church Office Hours

Wednesdays ~ Noon - 8:00 pm

Thursday ~  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other days will be worked from home. Please email or call the church office for any needs/questions you have.

Helpful Resources

We will post resources we think may be good reads or helpful to you.

 

Resources:

  1. Families with children:​

    1. Faith Finders ~ YouTube videos for the family with a Bible lesson and nature/magic/science fun.

    2. Faith 5 - Faith practices to use in your home

    3. Family Faith Nights - Receive the FREE Family Faith Nights email series.  Sample weekly lesson.

  2. All

    1. Hearts @ Home- A home worship resource from our synod

    2. Northwest Synod of WI Worship & Faith Formation at Home

    3. Vibrant Faith @ Home - Each program is a fully designed session developed in three movements - Gather, Grow, and Go Forth - using Vibrant Faith at Home activities as the building blocks for the design.

  3. Community

    1. Pierce County Covid Dashboard

    2. Pierce County Public Health

    3. Pierce County Public Health Face Book Page

 

If you would like printed worship/devotional resources mailed to you. please email the church office at office@englishlutheranchurch.org.

KINDNESS Signs

Kindness Yard Signs ~ We have the signs, you can either pick them up at church from the yard, just take one, or give us a call and we can deliver it to your yard.  The signs say:

“DO KINDNESS”  and have our church logo.

 

** SEND US PICS OF YOUR SIGN!!**

Adopt-A-Highway

Thank you to those who helped us clean up our section of Cty. Rd. C.  Check out some photos in our gallery!!

Women's Bible Study

After talking with our group and Pastor Jeff, we have decided that for now, we will not have our monthly Bible study. However, those of you who receive the Gather Magazine, can find interesting articles, along with the monthly study.

 

 

Electronic Giving

Did you know we offer electronic giving?  You can make a one-time, weekly, monthly, or semimonthly donation.  Donations can be changed at any time.  You can use your credit card or have funds moved directly from your bank account.  We offer a variety of ways to set this up:

~ Forms are available online and at church, return form to the church office.

~ Scan the QR code found in the church pews.

~ Set up giving online by going to “Giving” on our church website.

~ Text 844-912-2195 for a one time gift.

~ Download the GivePlus app to make a one time or recurring contribution.

Sharing Shed

English Lutheran Church has a “Sharing Shed.”  This is a place you can come to drop off items you wish to donate to someone in need.  Donations accepted are listed below.  No electronics, only necessities.  Our shed is a small garden shed, so smaller items only, no furniture.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

It is also a place you can come to take items you are in need of.  There is no charge and no strings attached.  The shed is not locked and can be accessed at any time.  The Sharing Shed is located just outside the back entrance of the church.  Please feel free to help yourself at any time.

 

Items available include:

            Basic Necessities

            Seasonal Apparel

            Seasonal Supplies

            Miscellaneous Items

Prayer Shawls

If you have a loved one who is going through a tough time and could use the comfort of being wrapped in prayers with a blanket/shawl, you may provide a prayer shawl for them.

Please contact the church office if you need a shawl.   There is no cost for the shawl.

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Sunday Worship Service

Online Sundays at 9:15 am

Education

Sunday School - Kits & Monthly Zoom

           Online (September-May)

Confirmation Classes - online

           Wednesdays 6:30 pm (Sept.-May)

Office Hours

Wednesdays ~ Noon - 8:00 pm

Thursdays ~ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

ADDRESS

 

229 West Main Street

Ellsworth, WI 54011

office@englishlutheranchurch.org

T  /  715-273-4617

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