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December 2019

Three Good Things Happening in January

1. Our congregation will celebrate its 138th birthday. St. John's was officially incorporated as the "Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Congregation" on January 31, 1882 at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Our current church building was dedicated 90 years ago this summer: on June 23, 1929.

2. Our women's book club will read their 166th book, In Cod We Trust by Eric Dregni. Started in 2001, book club meets on the third Friday of each month and is open to anyone who enjoys reading. Historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, memoirs, non-fiction - join us for fellowship and good discussion.

3. We will hold our annual Mission & Ministry Sunday on Sunday, January 26. The State of the Parish presentation will be given at 9:15 a.m., detailing our Boards' activities in 2019 and plans for 2020. We'll also debut the St. John's Spotlight, a video update highlighting various aspects of our shared ministry.

 



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By Scripture Alone Discussion Forum

Thursday, January 9 – Please join us for one more discussion forum before we close the book on the New Testament! We’ll meet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to answer your questions and wrap up a perfectly tied together and supremely bookended story: a story that begins in one perfect garden and ends in another. Questions or topics for consideration can be submitted in advance to Pastor Eric Schroeder at eric.schroeder@sjtosa.org. In addition to the questions you submit, we’ll preview Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, the focus of By Scripture Alone in 2020. Catechisms can be purchased from Pastor Schroeder for $20, and a 2020 reading schedule is available at www.sjtosa.org/BSA.



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Christian Estate Planning

Sunday, January 12 – Phil Theesfeld of the Board of Stewardship will present a workshop on Christian Estate Planning at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A catered lunch will be served. To register, visit www.sjtosa.org/EstatePlanning.



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Food Pantry January 4 & 5

Start off the New Year sharing your blessings. Please add a few items to your shopping list and bring them to the narthex for the food pantry. Dry cereal, instant potatoes, rice, pasta; cans of vegetables, fruit, soup, and tuna are much appreciated. Your donations are making a difference in the lives of Milwaukee area residents. 



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Debt Retirement Update

As publicized over the past six months, our goal as a congregation is to retire our mortgage debt by December 31, 2019. Approximately $103,000 has been contributed since April 2019, putting us about halfway to our goal. Should the Lord allow us to meet this challenge, we will celebrate his goodness to us through a mortgage burning ceremony as part of our New Year’s Eve service. If you would like to contribute, please mark your envelope “Debt Retirement” and make checks payable to St. John’s. We are thankful for the generosity of everyone who has contributed thus far, and we ask for your prayers as we continue to work toward fully paying off our school facility by the end of 2019.



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By Scripture Alone Discussion Forum

Thursday, January 9
Please join us for one more discussion forum before we close the book on the New Testament! We’ll meet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to answer your questions and wrap up a perfectly tied together and supremely bookended story: a story that begins in one perfect garden and ends in another. Questions or topics for consideration can be submitted in advance to Pastor Eric Schroeder by clicking here. In addition to the questions you submit, we’ll preview Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, the focus of By Scripture Alone in 2020. Catechisms can be purchased from Pastor Schroeder for $20, and a 2020 reading schedule is available by clicking here.



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Volunteer Appreciation - Save the Date!

Sunday, February 16
All St. John’s volunteers are invited downtown to the Grace Center at Grace Lutheran Church for Volunteer Appreciation Night from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Formal invitations with more details will be sent shortly after Christmas. If you have volunteered at St. John’s in any way during the past year, please mark Sunday, February 16 on your calendar and make plans to attend this evening of food, fellowship, and fun.



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By Scripture Alone Discussion Forum

Thursday, January 9
Please join us for one more discussion forum before we close the book on the New Testament! We’ll meet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to answer your questions and wrap up a perfectly tied together and supremely bookended story: a story that begins in one perfect garden and ends in another. Questions or topics for consideration can be submitted in advance to Pastor Eric Schroeder by clicking here. In addition to the questions you submit, we’ll preview Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, the 2020 focus of By Scripture Alone.



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Council Project of the Month

St. John's Help Fund
In Galatians 6:10, God directs us: “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” For this reason, St. John’s maintains a Help Fund to provide emergency assistance to those within our congregation who find themselves in need due to unforeseen or unplanned circumstances. To donate, use your green Above & Beyond envelope. Make checks payable to St. John's.



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Holiday Worship Opportunities

Please join us for a number of special worship opportunities during the month of December. Midweek Advent services are held at 3:30 and 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays (December 11 and 18), with fellowship meals served from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. For a complete worship schedule, including our Christmas and New Year’s services, visit www.sjtosa.org/HolidayWorship.



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