No Sermon Notes this Year! Instead use the following guides to have a family conversation about faith!

Please complete two per month beginning in October.

MAY 8, 2021

First Lutheran is involved in tons of service and learning activities and ministries each week. They are posted in the weekly announcements.

Read the announcements for this week. What is one way you could get involved with the church or community? Did any of the ministry or activities surprise you? Text or email your answers to Renee- 608-359-9685 or

MAY 2, 2021

The Gospel for this week is John 15:1-8. Please read it in you your bible or at the link below. What questions do you have about this scripture? What do you think it means? Text or email your ideas to Renee at 608-359-9685 or


Set a family goal to raise money to help STOP hunger! Our congregational goal is to raise $3000.00. Let’s meet it!

You can raise funds face to face with the envelope that was mailed to you or raise funds online by creating an account at the link below (search for FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH JANESVILLE).

APRIL 4, 2021

Please watch the 3 minute video at the link below. What is new to you in this story? Jesus died and raised for you! How can you respond to Jesus? Send your thoughts to Renee at 608-359-9685 or

MARCH 28, 2021

This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday. Watch the video. Do you have any memories of Palm Sunday? What is the significance of Palm Sunday? Contact Renee with your answers- 608-359-9685.

MARCH 21, 2021

Read and think about the gospel reading from this Sunday, John 12:20-33. What sticks out to you in this reading? Why? What questions do you have about this scripture? Text your thoughts and questions to Renee- 608-359-9685.

MARCH 7, 2021

Watch the 4 min video. How can you be part of the solution? What can you do? Text Renee your thoughts- 608-359-9685

FEBRAURY 14, 2021

Lent begins this week. So what is Lent anyway? Why do we celebrate it? Watch the video below and text your answers to Renee at 608-359-9685 or

FEBRUARY 7, 2021

This season our Gospel readings are from the New Testament book of Mark. Watch the 6 minute intro to the book of Mark. Who wrote Mark? How does it end? Text Renee your answers at 608-359-9685.

JANUARY 31, 2021

Today is the annual meeting at church. The annual meeing is about the business and vision of the church. The Vision sheet at the link below outlines the values, mission, and dreams for First Lutheran. Read it. What stands out to you. Text Renee with what stands out and why- 608-359-9685.

JANUARY 17, 2021

Read Matthew 4:18-20 and watch the 3 minute video below. Why do you think Andrew and Peter dropped their nets to follow a man they had never met? What would you do? Text Renee your ideas- 608-359-9685.


Martin Luther was huge on learning faith at home. The Small Catechism was actrually written to be done at home with the fam. So this week, in his honor, please complete the faith planning sheet as a family at the link below.

JANUARY 3, 2021

Watch the video from John 1. We have been given grace and truth through Jesus. What is GRACE? You may have to look it up. Send Renee your definition of GRACE- 608-359-9685 or

DECEMBER 20, 2020

Follow the link for a Three Minute Retreat on LOVE.

DECEMBER 13, 2020

Follow the link for the retreat and text Renee, 608-359-9685, something that brings you JOY.

DECEMBER 6, 2020

Follow the link for a Three Minute Retreat. Complete the retreat and text Renee (608-359-9685) how you can help others find peace.

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Table Talk at the link below.

NOVEMBER 22, 2020

Read the Gospel at the link below. Discuss the meaning of the scripture as a family and text Renee what your family thinks this passage means.

NOVEMBER 15, 2020

The Gospel lesson this week is from Matthew 25:14-30. Watch the Parable of the Talents at the link below and text Renee a talent you have that can make the world a better place.

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