News & Upcoming Events

May 2017

Movie Screening: A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy - Wednesday, June 21

St. John’s has set up our very own screening of “A Return to Grace” at AMC Mayfair Mall on Wednesday, June 21 and we need your support! Invite your family and friends and join us for a movie 500 years in the making. See the story of Martin Luther’s life, an epic quest that would lead to the reformation of the church. The event will begin at 6:30 PM and will include a brief introduction to the movie as well as a short Q&A period following the film. Cost is $12 per person. Watch a trailer of the movie and learn more about the event here. Purchase tickets online here.



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Rooted & Mowing Flower Planting

Gather your family and your garden tools and come and help the Rooted and Mowing team plant annual flowers at church and school on Wednesday, May 31 from 6:00-7:30 PM. If interested, please email Kurt and Kelly Kramer here or call 414-475-9071.



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Open Forum - Tuesday, May 30

St. John’s will hold an open forum at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 30 to discuss the proposed ministry plan (budget) for 2017-18. All members are encouraged to attend. A voters’ meeting regarding the ministry plan will be held on Monday, June 5 at 6:30 PM.



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Summer Q&A Bible Class

St. John’s first Summer Bible Class will meet in the fellowship hall at 9:15 AM beginning on Sunday, June 4, and will feature St. John’s Pastoral Staff answering member-submitted questions under the topic: “Your Questions and God’s Answers.” Questions may be submitted online here, emailed to Pastor Schroeder here or left in the box in the church narthex. Please note: there will be no class on Sunday, July 2.



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Farewell

Please join us in thanking Mrs. Alicia Campbell, Mrs. Kelly Johnson, Mrs. Sara Courtier, Mrs. Emma Taylor and Mrs. Madeline Horton for their years of service to St. John's. A farewell reception with cake and coffee will be held at 11:30 AM in the church fellowship hall on Sunday, May 21. Cards and well-wishes may be placed in the box in the church narthex.



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Women's Book Club

Ladies, would you like to get a head start on your summer reading? Pick up and read a copy of “March” by Geraldine Brooks and then join us at 7:00 PM in the school conference room for fellowship, discussion and snacks. RSVP to Jean Stern here for planning purposes.



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Rooted & Mowing Fundraiser

Shop at Bluemel's Garden Center, 4930 W Loomis Rd., between 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM on May 12th or 13th, or between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on May 14th and have 10% of your sale donated to St. John's for landscape work. Just present the fundraiser flyer found here when you make your purchase. You may also contact Kurt & Kelly Kramer here with questions.



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Food Pantry Collection - May 6-7

Don't forget to bring your non-perishable food items to church this weekend, May 6-7! You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child, a teen, or a family in need of food in the Milwaukee area. Hunger knows no season - your donation will provide a child with an after-school snack or a family with a more nutritious dinner. Please bring your donations to the church narthex.



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May Council Project - Camp Phillip

Did you know that, as a member congregation of Camp Phillip, St. John's members receive a 10% discount on all camp programs? Camp Phillip provides year-round relaxation in creation and renewal in Christ to WELS youth, adults, families, churches and schools throughout the year and is partially supported by St. John’s and other member congregations. The staff is focused on sharing Jesus, Christian friendships are made, and participants have fun at a camp known for its action-filled activities, inspirational Bible studies, exciting evening games, and hilarious campfires and sing-alongs. There is no membership fee, but congregations are asked to provide members an opportunity to support Camp Phillip in some way. This month’s Council Project will provide support to Camp Phillip for this purpose. Please use your green Above & Beyond envelope and make checks payable to St. John's. Thank-you for sharing your blessings!



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