Centering Prayer

Mons from 8-8:30pm via Zoom
Centering prayer, also known as the prayer of silence, helps you quiet your mind from the constant thoughts and impulses, and frees your true self to experience more of God’s love in the very core of your being. You will gain inspiration, rich insight, and practical knowledge of a contemplative prayer practice that can open you up to deep experiences of inner healing and peace. Everyone is welcome to take part.

Login Link:
Meeting ID: 816 1696 9038
Passcode: 224107

The BG’s – Tuesdays

Tues from 8-11am in Fellowship Hall Lounge
The BG’s are a group of 6-10 (mostly retired) guys that gather every Tuesday at 8am for coffee, socializing, and to handle the many outdoor and indoor miscellaneous maintenance needs around First Lutheran. If you are interested in joining this group stop by Tuesday as we are always looking for new people to join our team!



Knitters – Tuesdays

Join us Tuesdays at 9am in the Gathering Space for smiles, laughs, and lots of knitting!



Mission Sew – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Help Mission Sew with cutting, sewing, tying, and pining quilts for Lutheran World Relief. These quilts are distributed to struggling neighbors across the globe. For more info contact Margaret Drinkwater, by contacting the church at 608.752.7434.


Bible Study – Wednesdays

Wednesday at 10am in Rm 302
Please join us Wednesdays at 10am in Room 302 as we dig into our Lutheran understanding of baptism using Daniel Erlander’s book, Water Washed and Spirit Born. Books will be provided.


Living Well With Dementia – 4th Sundays

You are invited to join us for two more Living Well With Dementia discussions on Feb 26 and April 23. Please grab your coffee and join us in the Chapel following the first worship service.



Pickleball – Jan 28, Feb 11, 18, 25

Come play pickleball or learn how to play on Saturdays in the gym from 10am-Noon. We have the equipment we just need you! Saturdays in January and February. Questions call Jenny McMullen at 608.208.0315.



Annual Meeting – Jan 29

The 2023 Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church will be held on Sun, Jan 29. A light brunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30am, immediately following worship. The meeting will begin when everyone has been served. Childcare will be arranged.

This Annual Meeting can be watched on Zoom:
Passcode: 536677

Those watching on Zoom will be able to listen and ask questions but not take part in voting. The emergency bylaw resolution that allowed remote participation during the pandemic no longer applies now that we are worshiping again in person and able to meet safely according to public health guidelines.

Page Turners Book Group – Feb 7, Mar 7

The Page Turners meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Gathering Space. Come every month or just the months you want. All are welcome. 

Feb 7: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Mar 7: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Contact Sally Schuenke 608.754.0407 with questions. 

Karaoke Dance Party – Feb 9

LEAD Conference – Feb 11

8:30am-3:30pm at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton
7337 Hubbard Ave

Our ministry focus this year continues to be “Building/Rebuilding.” This year for the LEAD conference we are “rebuilding” this great event and turning the focus to the excellent resources available through the SCSW Ministry Teams. Our keynote speaker is the Rev. Sara A. Cutter, who serves with the ELCA Churchwide organization as the Senior Director for Operational Effectiveness. Combining Pastor Cutter’s expertise and the expertise of our synod’s ministry teams will result in another outstanding LEAD experience for one and all.

Rostered leaders, lay leaders, congregational staff, and all those who are part of the work of building and rebuilding your ministry and community are encouraged to attend!

For more info and to register:

Candlelight Ski/Hike – Feb 11

The Life Together Board is hosting a social event on Feb 11, 2023 from 6-8pm. We will be participating in the Candlelight Hike/Ski at Rockport Park. We will meet at 6pm in the Rockport Pool Parking lot which is where the head of the trail is located. Cost is free, but donations are welcome. Please RSVP Anne Gohlke 608.931.1043 by Feb 6 if you are interested in attending. More info:


Second Harvest Food Pantry – Feb 16

Third Thurs of the Month from 3:30-5:30pm
Distribution is outdoors. Please call Mary Gallup at 608.755.1399 so she knows if she has enough help. Set-up begins at 2:30pm. 




Ash Wednesday Fish Fry – Feb 22

Chili Cook-Off – Feb 26