Announcements

Confirmation Postponed: Attend Any Service this Weekend

Due to a positive COVID-19 case in the 8th grade room, the leadership in the church and school have decided to postpone Confirmation Sunday. The event will take place on Sunday, June 6 at the 10:45 a.m. service. 

For this weekend, worshippers may attend any service; there is no need to avoid the late service on Sunday as previously requested.
 


Sunday Bible Study

ALL SCRIPTURE EQUIPS
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." What does Scripture really say? How does it fit together? Do you know the books of the Old Testament? How is Zephaniah different from Micah? How is Nahum different from Nehemiah? Do you know anything about 2 Chronicles?

Join us in the Community Room at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays for an Old Testament Biblical journey...or maybe a sprint. Mr. Ben Carlovsky, a theology instructor at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be going over every book in the Old Testament and showing how that book and a passage from it uniquely apply to your life and fit with the story of Scripture. He plans to do this in six weeks! Is he crazy? You don't want to miss it.

CLICK HERE for a video of Sunday's study. A link to the notes can be found underneath that video...click on "RESOURCES."  You may also CLICK HERE for the notes.
 


NEXT WEEK: Cultural Competency Overview

On Thursday, May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Community Room, WELS ministry Grace in Action will be conducting an interactive 2-hour workshop introducing key cultural ideas and facilitating discussion about the implications of cultural topics in a ministry setting. Our Savior of the Nations has led many diverse people to our area, so we want to be as well-equipped as possible to serve our community with the Gospel. 

Here is the outline of the workshop:
  • Tips for productive dialogue
  • Scriptural application of multicultural topics
  • Multicultural outreach expectations
  • Survey of multicultural understanding
  • Application of Maslow’s Hierarchy to multicultural ministry
  • Multicultural understanding discussion
We hope you can join us to learn how we can better serve the families of our school and community. 
 


Flower Committee Volunteers

Your help is needed to keep our flower beds looking beautiful this summer - no experience necessary! Volunteers help by watering the flowers on the east side of church and at the school/church signs, and by weeding and deadheading all flower beds. This takes about 45 minutes to complete.
 
Volunteers are set up on teams and each team is assigned roughly one week per month.
 
If you can help, please contact Martina Earney at 414-331-0660 or av8rmom@gmail.com.
 
Thanks for considering! 
 


St. John's Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who has recently donated items to St. John's Food Bank. The shelves are full but we still need a few items:
  • paper towels, facial tissue and 4 or 6 packs of toilet paper
  • In-person monetary donations: Make checks payable to “St. John’s,” write “Member Care Committee” on the memo line.
  • Online donations: Donate through our website. Be sure to select "Member Care" in the Fund field.
  • Gift cards (Ex: Pick & Save, Target and gas cards)
You may place your food donations in the boxes located in the Welcome Center entry and school entry. Monetary and gift card donations can be given to office staff, mailed to the office, or placed in the box at the Welcome Center kiosk.

If your family could use a bag of groceries from the St. John's food bank this week, please call the church office at 414-541-5881.
 


Now Hiring at St. John's School

Hot Lunch Coordinator, part-time
St. John’s has an immediate opening for the hot lunch coordinator position.  This is a part-time position working 4 to 5 hours per school day.  Duties include serving lunch, kitchen sanitation, ordering supplies and maintaining lunch service records. Required training will be provided.  Pay for this position is TBD.
 
After School Care Coordinator, part-time
St. John’s has an immediate opening for an after school childcare coordinator position.  This position is school days only.  This position works approximately 10 to 12 hours per week.  Responsibilities include providing supervision of students from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm on school days, scheduling other childcare workers as needed, billing, communicating with parents.  The hourly rate for this position is TBD.
 
Please contact David Rust, Principal at 414-541-5881 or david.rust@stjohnsmilw.org
 


Stream School Chapel

You are invited to stream school chapel each Wednesday school is in session. Go to https://stjohnsmilw.online.church at 8:20 a.m. Wednesdays, with chapel beginning at 8:25 a.m.

Click here to view previous chapel services.
 


Virtual Life-a-thon

Join us on May 8th from your neighborhood or live at Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s track for the annual fundraising event, the Life-A-Thon!

The event will take place Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, May 8. 
   9:00 a.m. Registration and donation collection begins
   9:30 a.m. The Kid's Obstacle Run begins
   10:00 a.m. Walk-run begins

All donations and proceeds will be used to provide hope and compassion to abortion vulnerable moms and their families.

Register today at www.Life-A-Thon.org
 


Do you have automatic giving set up for IMPACT? If so, read on...

You may have received a letter in the mail regarding the end of the IMPACT initiative coming up in May. Please note that if you use our digital giving platform for automatic giving, your withdrawals will not end automatically when the campaign is over. You may wish to continue giving to the fund, which helps St. John's continue to pay the debt incurred with the building project.

If you wish to discontinue giving to that fund, you will need to cancel future transactions at the time you'd like to stop giving. (You cannot schedule this for a future date, so don't do this until you are ready to stop.) You can log into Pushpay by going to stjohnsmilw.org, click on "Donate", then click on "Your account." It will give you instructions on how to log in. Or you can contact Levi Nagel at levi.nagel@stjohnsmilw.org or 414-316-4096 and he can cancel future transactions for you. Please contact Levi with any questions you might have.