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November 2015

Christmas Decorating 2015

On Saturday, November 29, St. John's Altar Guild members, teens, and other volunteers decorated the church for Christmas. After decorating, the Altar Guild held their annual Christmas luncheon. Thanks to all our volunteers who made our church beautiful for Christmas! Click here to view pictures from Christmas decorating.

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Upcoming Choir and Band Concerts

As we move forward in the Advent season toward Christmas, a number of St. John's ministry partners will be presenting Christmas concerts. Keep reading for dates, times and more information on each of these concerts...

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chapel Choir will present their Christmas Choral Concert December 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 PM and December 6 at 2:30 PM in the Center for Arts and Performance Schwan Concert Hall. Tickets may be purchased at here or by calling 414-443-8802.

Don’t miss the annual WLHS Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM in the school auditorium. This concert will feature the WLHS Concert Band, A Cappella Choir, Inspiration, Wisco Kids Show Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Jubilation Handbell Choir, and other instrumental ensembles. Admission is free and a freewill offering will be taken. Afterwards, enjoy a reception of Christmas cookies, coffee, and punch.

The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band will present its Winter Band Concert on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 PM in the Center for Arts and Performance Schwan Concert Hall. Tickets may be purchased here or by calling 414-443-8802.

The annual WLHS Sacred Christmas Concert will take place on Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 PM in the school auditorium. The concert will feature the A Cappella, Cantorei, and Freshman Choirs of WLHS, Inspiration, Jubilation Handbell Choir, Wisconsin Lutheran Children’s Choir, and numerous instrumentalists. Admission is free and a freewill offering will be taken.

The Seminary Chorus of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 and 7:00 PM. The concert, held in the campus auditorium, include anthems by the choir, hymns and carols for choir and congregation, and music for organ and instruments. 

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Midweek Advent Services

Join us for midweek Advent services, held at St. John’s on Wednesdays, December 2, 9, and 16.  Service times are 3:30 PM & 6:45 PM. Advent fellowship meals will be served from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM each Wednesday. There will also be a kid’s craft corner available during the meal. Please plan to worship and enjoy the fellowship of these Wednesdays.

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Advent by Candlelight Registration - Last Chance!

Ladies, don't miss this year's Advent by Candlelight event! Invite your female family members, friends and neighbors for a Christ-centered preparation for the holiday season on Sunday, December 6 at 1:30 PM in the school gymnasium. There is no charge for this event but space is limited. Reservations will be taken at church or click here to register online. You may also email Mary Zylka or call 414-322-4372 to register. Registration to attend the event is open until November 29. Click here for more information about Advent by Candlelight.

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November 29 is Commitment Sunday

On Sunday, November 29, St. John's will hold its annual Commitment Sunday.  All members are invited to bring their completed commitment cards to worship.  If you cannot be with us on November 29, please return your commitment card the following Sunday, mail it to the church office, or click here to pledge online.  For more information about our 2016 stewardship appeal, please click here.

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Christian Estate Planning Seminar

Please join us for an enlightening and uplifting Bible study regarding Christian Estate Planning on Sunday, November 29 at 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall. All adults should have up-to-date wills or trusts in place, whether to manage property and healthcare decisions or to take care of their minor children should something unexpected happen. Come and learn how to make a plan that reflects your Christian faith. WELS Christian Giving Counselor Mr. Rick Kneser will share both practical and Biblical planning information. You will also have the opportunity to schedule a private consultation with him to have your personal questions answered.

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Thanksgiving Worship

Join us for Thanksgiving worship as we reflect on and celebrate God's blessings in our lives. Thanksgiving worship will be held on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:45 PM and Thursday, November 26 at 10:00 AM (identical services).  We look forward to seeing you in God's house!

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Parents' Night Out - Saturday, December 12

Parents, schedule a date, go Christmas shopping, or go out to dinner with friends.  The choice is yours!  Drop your children, ages 0-5th grade, off at St. John's on Saturday, December 12th from 5:00-9:00 PM and the youth group (8th grade-high school) will entertain them for the evening! Registration is required, please click here to register. Free-will donations will go towards travel expenses for the 2016 youth mission trip.  If you would like to volunteer (4:00 - 9:30 PM), please click here.

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Third Thursday Concert

Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 12:15 PM for Kaleidoscope, a free program of organ music highlighting the sounds of all the different kinds of pipes in the instrument – principles, flutes, strings, reeds, and percussion – ending with a grand finale featuring all the stops together. Lynn Kozlowski will be featured on organ.

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Winter 2015 Lamplighter Now Available

The Winter 2015 edition of the St. John's Lamplighter is now available.  Click here to download the newest Lamplighter.  More information on the Lamplighter and other St. John's publications can be found here.

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