News & Upcoming Events

April 2017

"Go Fish" School Musical

Come and enjoy oceans of fun, games, and food on Friday, May 5! Complete the evening by watching our K-2nd grade students perform “Go Fish,” the musical in the school gym at 6:30 PM. Our sharks, seahorses and sea creatures can’t wait to entertain you. Bring your preschooler any time after 5:00 PM to the church fellowship hall for a $1.00 concession dinner and then "swim" on over to school for crafts and games before enjoying the musical. RSVP for dinner here. If you can’t make it to the musical, you are welcome to join us for a dress rehearsal beginning at 10:00 AM on Friday. Teens, you can earn mission points while helping with a fun event. A variety of opportunities to serve are available including preparing, serving and clean-up after the dinner (4:00-7:00 PM - can be split into two shifts of 4:00-5:30 PM and 5:30-7:00 PM), or helping with crafts & games (4:30-7:30 PM). Sign-up here today! For questions about the dinner, contact Tracey Lampe here. For question about the games, crafts or the musical, contact Dana Leyrer here.

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Mother-Son Game Night

Join us on Friday, May 12 from 6:00-8:00 PM for game night fun! Any special maternal figure is welcome to attend with her ‘lil gent in grades K3-8. Enjoy pizza & popcorn, card and board games, basketball, lego challenges, yard games and more! Cost is $5 per family. Please make checks payable to CES. RSVP by Monday, May 8 by submitting the form found outside the school office. To volunteer for the event, click here.

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Rooted & Mowing - Gardening is So Mulch Fun!

We are looking for volunteers to help top dress the garden beds with mulch on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM - noon and Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Teens, this is a great way to earn volunteer points! Also, the lawn mowers are almost new and we need a crew! We desperately need more volunteers to mow the lawns at the church, school, and the upper lot. If you are willing to help out with the mulching weekend or lawn mowing (once a month, or just one time this season), please contact Kurt and Kelly Kramer here or at 414-475-9071.

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Pack'er Up Challenge

If you’re in the midst of Spring cleaning and are planning to make a trip to Goodwill, simply indicate our school name (St. John’s Lutheran School), city (Wauwatosa) and number of items donated on the slip provided to you by the Goodwill Donation Attendant, and the school with the greatest number of items donated will receive a visit from Donald Driver. It’s that easy! You will still get the slip for tax deduction purposes. Just be sure to count the number of items in your bag/box before you go. It won’t take any extra time. If you have items to donate and you are unable to make it to a Goodwill location, you may drop off your items at school by Friday, April 28th. A parent volunteer will make “drop-offs” at Goodwill, if needed. Be sure to have your items counted with your name attached so we can get the receipt to you for tax deduction purposes. For more information as well as periodic updates and official rules, click here. Thanks!

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Third Thursday Concert

Please join us from 12:15-1:00 PM on Thursday, April 20 for "Juanita and Friends." Dr. Juanita Becker, professor of piano pedagogy at Wisconsin Lutheran Colege, and some of her students will play a selection of piano literature from various eras. A free-will offering will be taken to support the music programs at St. John's.

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Easter Vigil at Nain, West Allis

Vigil of Easter Service: 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. Christian Worship: Occasional Services provides an evangelical, Lutheran version of the Great Vigil which will be celebrated at Nain Lutheran Church (1665 S. 57th St., West Allis) on the night before Easter, Saturday, April 15th at 8:00 PM.  The wider WELS community of Milwaukee is cordially invited to attend this special service of anticipation and joy.

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Easter Breakfast Help

Your help is needed to make St. John’s Easter breakfast a success! Volunteers are needed for set-up on Saturday, April 15, and for preparation, serving and clean-up on Sunday, April 16. We’re also looking for donations of pastries, hard-boiled eggs and other food items to be brought to the church kitchen by 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 15. Please label food containers “Easter Breakfast.” Sign-up today in the church narthex or online hereHurry, sign-up deadline is Sunday, April 9

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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...

  • April 9, Palm Sunday: "The Battle for Your Soul: Victory Through Suffering"
    • Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 AM
  • April 13, Maundy Thursday: "The Battle for Your Soul: The Victory Celebration"
    • Worship with communion at 3:30 & 6:45 PM
  • April 14, Good Friday: "The Battle for Your Soul: The Victory is Complete"
    • Worship with communion at 1:00 PM
    • Tenebrae service of darkness at 6:45 PM
  • April 16, Easter Sunday: "Our Redeemer Lives! He Lives to Take Us 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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