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Bedtime Blessings

Wednesday, October 24There is still room to join us for a Candy Land Bedtime Blessings: The Path to Jesus is so Sweet. This is a gathering of family fellowship for toddlers, childcare, preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade families. All siblings are welcome to come and may be dressed for bedtime. We have a fun night planned with bedtime stories, music, crafts, games and a devotion with a special SWEET snack beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the school commons. Parents will have a chance to browse and purchase family devotion materials from Concordia Publishing. To register please click here or email Dana Leyrer.

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Fall Festival

Sunday, October 21 – St. John’s families, friends and neighbors are invited! Come in costume for Trunk or Treat and tons of fall games, crafts, food and family fun from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We are looking for fun and creative families to decorate and host trunks for Trunk or Treat. Candy will be provided. Please contact Kerry Ognenoff to sign up or ask questions.

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Advent by Candlelight - Registration Now Open!

Sunday, December 2 – Invite your female family members, friends, and neighbors to attend this Christ-centered preparation for the holiday season. Advent by Candlelight will be held in the school gymnasium beginning at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up to host a table or attend today! If you have 4 or more guests, you are encouraged to host a table. To register, click here, e-mail Julie Handeland, or sign up at the table in the church narthex.

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Employment Opportunity - School Administrative Assistant

After years of dedicated service, Mrs. JoAnn Schmidt has shared her intent to seek other employment. We are seeking applications for the position of School Administrative Assistant. For a complete job description, application and to upload a resume, click here.

For questions, contact Principal Uecker. Thank you, Mrs. Schmidt, for your years of service.

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Sue Pappalardo Fund - Alternate Council Project

Our member Sue Pappalardo contracted West Nile Virus in early September and has been hospitalized ever since. We praise God for the slow but steady recovery she is making, but the effects have been debilitating, and she still faces weeks and possibly months of ongoing therapy. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family to help with the expenses of Sue’s protracted hospitalization and can be accessed by clicking here. Helping with Sue’s ongoing expenses is also an alternate Council Project of the Month for October. Gifts made to St. John’s and designated for the Pappalardo family using a green Above and Beyond offering envelope will be given to the family at the end of this month. 

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Online Survey - Feasibility Study

Through Sunday, October 7 – St. John’s is currently considering a capital campaign to raise the necessary funds for expanding and enhancing our church and school facilities and retiring our existing debt. An important preliminary step for this potential project is a Fundraising Feasibility and Planning Study. All members and friends of St. John’s are invited to click here to read more about the project, provide feedback through the online survey, and help us assess our financial potential. The survey will remain open through Sunday, October 7 at midnight. Each member’s feedback is vitally important to us – please plan to participate! 

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Council Project - Illumine Church

Illumine Lutheran Church in Rock Hill, SC is a WELS mission congregation that has hosted one of our teen mission teams each of the last four summers. Their mission: allow Christ to shine brilliantly on people, in people, and through people through worship, education, and community service. Visit illuminechurch.com for more information about Illumine. Use your green Above & Beyond envelope and make checks payable to St. John’s.

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Soles for Jesus - Shoe Drive

The month of October – Your donated shoes will change lives in Africa! We are collecting shoes for this Milwaukee-based non-profit in the church narthex and at school. All sizes and types (men’s, women’s, children’s), new or lovingly worn, are welcome. Questions may be directed to Yvonne Quint (262-790-5716) or Cindy Kuehn (414-534-1379).

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Employment Opportunity - Childcare Director

St. John’s is currently seeking applications for the position of Childcare Director. This is a year-round, full-time, salaried position with benefits. For a complete job description, application and to upload a resume, visit www.sjtosa.org/employment. For questions, contact Principal Uecker (Scott.Uecker@sjtosa.org). Interviews will begin Monday, October 8.

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Food Pantry

October 6/7 – Please consider sharing your blessings via the food pantry collection here at St. John’s. Bring your donations to the church narthex as you enter to worship, to help make a difference in the lives of those in the Milwaukee area who are in need of food.

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