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“Worship by the Water”

Mark your calendars: 10:15 a.m. Sunday August 28, 2016 to join us for our 8th annual “Worship by the Water” at City Park (County N – South of Oconto). Dress casual, bring a lawn chair (or sit at a picnic table) and a dish to pass for the pot luck lunch after worship.

July August Newsletter is online

The July/August newsletter is available: 2016 July Aug MESSENGER

Other past newsletters are also available online under the “HOME” drop down menu at the right side of the page.

Vacation Bible School Registration Form

2016 Vacation Bible School: “Sailing with the Savior”

VBS2016 LOGO2June 6-10

9 a.m. – NOON

VBS 2016 Registration Form


Here is another song the kids are singing for Youth Sunday (10:15 a.m. service May 8)!


Here is a song we are working on for Youth Sunday (10:15 a.m. service May 8) and for this summer’s Vacation Bible School (June 6-10). The kids are having fun singing this and the “adult kids” are having fun playing guitar, bass, keyboard and drums!


Read this month’s newsletter: 2016 APRIL MESSENGER

REMINDER: You can access the church newsletters online by clicking the drop-down menu at the top right of the webpage.

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Rainbow Ringers to play Sunday

Parents! The Rainbow Ringers are scheduled to play this Sunday. We need a minimum of 16 kids to make this work so please bring the family to enjoy this treat.

About Ash Wednesday and Lent

Every year at Easter we celebrate with joy our redemption and renewal through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The season of Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to listen for the Spirit of God speaking, calling us to renew our faith us in this mystery.

Ash Wednesday is the special observance of the first day of Lent. We begin our journey through Lent by acknowledging our need for repentance and for the love and forgiveness shown to us in Jesus Christ.

As a sign of your repentance, you will be invited to come forward if you desire, to receive the imposition of ashes. Pastor Craig will trace the sign of the cross on your forehead with ashes, as an ancient symbol of humility and grief.

All baptized Christians are invited to partake in the Lord’s Supper. The celebration of the Lord’s Supper (also referred to as the Eucharist or Holy Communion) is our spiritual food for the pilgrimage that leads to the foot of the cross. The Lord’s Supper is to be for us the strengthening, nourishing table prepared in the midst of our enemies, assuring us that we can pass through the darkest valley without fear and find our place at the great resurrection feast in the house of the Lord.

All are invited, in the name of Christ, to observe a Holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by practicing works of love, and by reading and reflecting on God’s Holy Word.

Lent Starts THIS WEEK!

If you don’t have a family of faith, we’d love to have you come join us for a pot-luck meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The theme of the meal is “food on a stick” to help us all get ready to do something different during Lent to deepen our relationship with our Lord. AshWed2016Our Ash Wednesday Worship is at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion open to all Christians and Imposition of Ashes for those who desire. In addition to our 8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Sunday services, we will also be having mid-week Lenten services at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

“Come Say NO MORE With Us!”


Mark your calendars to learn the current facts about sexual abuse and how you can help say NO MORE in Oconto County – 1:00-3:00 p.m. January 31st at FPC. This will be led by trained staff from the Brown & Oconto County Sexual Assault Center.