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March 2016

Rooted & Mowing

Do you have an interest in keeping our landscape looking its best? The Rooted & Mowing team is a group of volunteers who tend the lawns and flower beds at church and school. We are always looking for additional helpers to be part of our team. Join us on April 10th for a 20 minute informational meeting immediately following the 10:30 AM service. We will meet at the garage in the school parking lot. RAIN DATE is April 17th. If you cannot attend, but are interested in joining the team, please click here to contact Kurt or Kelly Kramer.



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Understanding Islam

St. John's in Mukwonago invites you to a seminar on Islam on Saturday, April 9th from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM. The guest presenter will be Dr. John Brug, Professor emeritus at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Dr. Brug has done extensive work in understanding Islam and its effects on 21st century America. Dr. Brug writes: “Our study will summarize the teachings and practices of mainline Islam on the basis of the Quran and Islamic tradition. We will also touch on the political aspects of Islam, and the issue of religious freedom in Islamic lands and promotion of an Islamic state through violence.” St. John's is located at 410 HWY NN West in Mukwonago.



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Spring Break Teen Event

St. John's teens (grade 8 through high school) are invited to an evening of fun at St. John’s school on Friday, April 1st from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. Eat, laugh, hang out, enjoy food, games, music, a movie and a little open gym with an organized game. Bring a friend, your favorite game and a snack to share. We look forward to hanging out with you! RSVP to Tracey Lampe or Pastor Bitter.



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You Can Help Save a Life!

St. John’s will host a Red Cross Blood Drive in the school commons on Tuesday, April 19th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. You don't need a special reason to give blood, you just need your own reason! To schedule an appointment or for more information, please click here. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome!



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Happy Easter!

On this Easter day, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead - just as he said. The resurrection proves that Jesus is who he says he is. And the resurrection proves that he has accomplished what he came to do. Through his death and resurrection, we have the sure and certain hope that we also will one day rise and live forever with him. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!



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Food Pantry Donations Requested

You can make a difference in the life of a Milwaukee-area family by donating to our monthly Food Pantry drive. All donations are delivered to Christ Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, for distribution to those in need. Please bring your non-perishable food items to the narthex next weekend, April 2nd and 3rd. Cash donations also appreciated as Christ Lutheran can purchase food items at a discounted price. Thank you for your generosity!



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Easter Vigil Invitation

Nain Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Allis, 1665 S. 57th St., will host a Vigil of Easter service at 8:00 PM on Holy Saturday, March 26. In the ancient church the celebration of the Lord's Easter triumph was anticipated in a service of watching and waiting called the "Great Vigil of Easter."  Beginning at nightfall, the faithful gathered in darkness broken by the light of the Paschal Candle to hear of the deliverance of God at Easter prefigured by the Flood, by the Exodus, and in the voices of the prophets. You are invited to join them for this special celebration.



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Easter Volunteers Needed!

Your help is needed to make St. John’s Easter a success! First, volunteers are needed to help decorate the church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. Also, donations of pastries, hard-cooked eggs and other food items are needed and can be brought to the church kitchen by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. Please label food containers “Easter Breakfast.” Finally, volunteers will be needed for cooking, serving and clean-up on Sunday. Please see the sheets on the narthex table and sign-up today!



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Holy Week Worship

Jesus' victory over death gives us freedom and purpose to replace our doubts and fears. As we enter into Holy Week worship, please consider inviting your unchurched friends to our special services. Keep reading for service dates and times...

  • March 24, Maundy Thursday: "A New Covenant in my Blood"
    • Worship with communion at 3:30 & 6:45 PM
  • March 25, Good Friday: "I am the Substitute"
    • Worship with communion at 1:00 PM
    • Tenebrae service of darkness at 6:45 PM
  • March 27, Easter Sunday: "The New Normal: from death to life"
    • Sunrise service at 6:00 AM
    • Breakfast at 7:15 AM
    • Festival services at 8:30 & 10:30 AM


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Ironmen of God Conference

All men are invited to the Ironmen of God conference at St. Paul’s, Ixonia on Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Pastors Ben Berger, “Stand Firm by Standing with Christian Brothers,” and Bill Limmer, “Ironmen of God: When I am Weak, then I am Strong,” will be the featured presenters. Entertainment will be provided by Mike Westendorf. Cost for the presentation and a catered lunch is $30 before March 4th, $35 after. Click here for more information and to register.
 



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