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Friday UpDate - April 2, 2021


One of the most significant events in human history took place on this day. Today is the day our Lord gave his life for our sins. He took what we deserve, so that we could get all that he deserved. He took the penalty for our sins, so we could receive his righteousness! Hallelujah, what a Savior!

EASTER SERVICES this weekend!

Saturday, April 3, at 4pm and Sunday, April 4, at 9 + 11am

Come celebrate the risen Jesus with us! Filled with music, stories of transformation and an inspiring message from Pastor Tim Porter, our Easter services are designed to highlight the resurrection of Jesus and showcase the power that God’s grace can provide to change our lives. Services will be held both in person and online. To continue to socially distance and care for one another, we have maximum capacities per service, so RSVP for your seats today! Find more info and RSVP for your on campus seat at

  • Childcare is provided for infants through children age 5.
  • NEW this year, children grades K-5 are invited to a special Easter Celebration during the Easter services. The celebration will include worship, a game, an Easter craft and a special snack!

Find the sermon and conversation guide online with the option to download and print at and also on the app.


March 2021 marked a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We have all been challenged by the abrupt changes we’ve experienced during this unique season and are now experiencing again. As you may have learned, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has just revoked the Governor’s current emergency order that mandated masking and social distancing. As a result, our Pastors and Elders are, again, considering how biblical principles will guide us through the remainder of this pandemic.

This change has come in the midst of Holy Week. Easter is this upcoming Sunday. While the Pastors and Elders have contemplated how we would respond if the mask mandate were not renewed, we did not anticipate its expiry happening right before Easter. As we contemplate those who have already made plans assuming the current mandate would remain in effect, the Elders have decided that our policy requiring social distancing and masking for those worshiping on-site will remain in place through Easter weekend.

In the coming week, however, we will be communicating about changes that respond to the removal of the current mandate. In considering any changes, we aspire to continue to be guided by our love for others, humility, and obedience to the biblical principles God has provided to guide us during times such as these. As we move forward, we will strive to communicate further on these matters in a timely and effective manner.

Our hope and prayer is that 2021 will see an end to this pandemic and the disruptions it has caused.

Thank you, FCC, for your grace and flexibility in working together and watching out for one another as we continue to gather together in person for worship and ministry programs. We look forward to celebrating a joyous Easter together, whether you join us in person or online!


We are now in the last few days of our 21 days of prayer leading up to Easter. Here are a few prayer points I would love for you to pray:

  • Pray daily for our whole church, that we would be defined by grace and filled with the hope of Jesus’ resurrection.
  • Pray daily for our whole church, that we would have joy in Jesus that overflows to telling others about Jesus and inviting friends and neighbors to follow him.
  • Pray for eyes to see how God is working around you, and how you can join in on what he is doing.

Lastly, I ask you to invite someone you are praying for to view one of our Easter services online, or join you in person. Invite them to one of the services and then consider connecting with them for brunch or a meal afterward. (Find downloadable Easter invitation graphics at the bottom of our Easter page!)

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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