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June 2017

Food Pantry Collection - July 8-9

The food pantry collection for July will be held one week later than usual. Remember that hunger takes no holiday - please bring your donations to the narthex on the second weekend of July and help make a difference in the life of a child, a teen, or a family in the Milwaukee area in need of food. Thank you for your generosity!



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Financial Peace University - New Class beginning this fall!

St. John’s is pleased to once again offer the Financial Peace University course. The 9-week course will meet for 90 minutes on consecutive Wednesdays beginning September 13 at 6:30 PM. To date, 42 members of St. John’s have attended this course.  There is a $93 fee to cover the cost of materials. “Scholarships” are available for members who may need assistance to partially defray the cost. To register for the Financial Peace course being held at St. John’s or see a video preview and an overview of the topics covered, please click here. For more information about Financial Peace University, please click here.  Keep reading to view member testimonials.

"Financial Peace University was a life changer for my wife Deb and me. We both have looked at each other several times during and after the FPU class and said “wish we would have done this when we were twenty years old.” Not only did this class bring us more in line with how the other person thinks about our financial partnership in our marriage, but it also stressed God’s love and gifts he showers on us consistently and suggests different ways we can be good stewards of those gifts. This class also put the subject of money out in the open for discussion and made it easier for us to pass the information onto our children. After this class we now have a plan going forward as to what to do with our treasures the Lord has entrusted to us and we have become better at giving and living."

"After attending the 9 week Financial Peace University course, we highly recommend it to anyone interested in evaluating their financial situation, regardless of age or marital status. Dave Ramsey's Christian based approach is both entertaining and thought provoking. We enjoyed the fellowship and group discussions. As a family, we now take a positive approach on how we handle our money, always knowing that it is a gift from God. Our "take away" from the course is that we now incorporate good practice on budgeting, savings and giving. We will definitely have our daughters read the FPU book, and we would like to see the course incorporated into St. John's teen ministry program."



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Tosa's Night Out - Register Today!

Don’t miss your chance to sign-up for Tosa’s Night Out on Wednesday, August 2 at the Milwaukee County Zoo and have $2.00 (per family) donated to St. John’s school! Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, Zoo admission (including parking), and sponsored items. The celebration includes live entertainment, police and fire department displays, health and wellness exhibits, consumer protection information, and more. Food and refreshments will also be available. The event officially runs between 4:00 – 8:00 PM but you are welcome to arrive at the Zoo any time after 9:00 AM. Register for the event by Monday, June 26 at www.tosasnightout.org! Your materials will be delivered to the school. If you have not attended Tosa’s Night Out in the past, please consider attending this popular community event.



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Finishing Strong

This weekend marks the last Sunday of the fiscal (budget) year. Please consider an extra offering to God over and above your weekly gift, as a response to God's grace in Christ Jesus. These offerings enable us to carry out the gospel ministry that the Lord has set before us, to reach new souls with the message of Jesus, and to nurture the souls entrusted to our congregation's care. Each gift, large or small, honors the one who has made us eternally rich in Jesus Christ. May we always appreciate and participate in the partnership of sharing his saving name!



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Council Project - Teen Mission Trip

St. John’s teens will be traveling next month to assist with outreach and Science Camp at Illumine Church in Rock Hill, SC, Soccer Camp at Cross of Life in Toronto, Canada and Technology Camp at Abiding Grace in Atlanta, GA. You can help support this worthwhile mission through this month's Council Project. Details can be found on the narthex bulletin board. Please use your green Above & Beyond envelope and make checks payable to St. John's.



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Rooted & Mowing - Many Hands Make Light Work

Summer is here, the sun is shining, the rain is falling and the grass is growing! We could still use more volunteers to mow the lawns at the church, school, and the upper lot. If you are willing to help out once a month, or just one time this season, please contact Kurt and Kelly Kramer here or 414-475-9071.



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

Have you bought your tickets yet! Only one more day left to purchase your tickets in order to make this screening happen! St. John’s has set up our very own screening of “A Return to Grace” at AMC Mayfair Mall and we need your support! Please 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 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. Purchase tickets online here.



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Childcare Director

St. John's is currently seeking applications for Childcare Director. This is a year-round, full-time salaried position with paid vacation and other benefits. Duties include supervision of up to 120 children and a proportionate number of adult supervisors. For a complete job description and application, click here.  Resumes can be uploaded here, emailed to Principal Scott Uecker here or dropped off in the school office through Friday, September 1.  Please email Principal Uecker with questions here.



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Women's Book Club - Friday, June 16

We will meet at 7:00 PM in the school conference room for food, fellowship and great discussion. We're reading “A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers” by Hazel Gaynor. Step into the world of Victorian London, where wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences. Please let us know if you plan to attend. RSVP to Jean Stern here



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Food Pantry Collection - June 3-4

You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child, a teen, or a family in the Milwaukee area in need of food. Hunger takes no holiday - your donation of non-perishable food items are a constant need. Please bring your donations to the narthex on Saturday or Sunday.



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