Organizations

St. John's has a number of opportunities to serve through organizations designed for volunteers with a variety of skills and interests. You are invited to browse through the organizations listed below. If you see something that interests you, please contact the person listed on the page or contact the church office for more information.

For a complete list of service groups and schedules, please click here.

    Adult Choir
  • St. John's Lutheran Church has a long tradition of choirs. Throughout its history, St. John's has offered adults a variety of opportunities to use their musical abilities in praising God. Every confirmed member of the congregation is welcome to join us. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from September - May beginning at 7:00 PM (7:45 PM during Advent and Lent) for an hour and a half in the balcony of the church. For more information about the adult choir, please contact Dr. William Braun, director.
     
    Adult Handbells
  • Since 1992, St. John’s has been privileged to own four octaves of handbells and three octaves of handchimes. The adult handbell choir rehearses for an hour on Wednesday evenings. Throughout the school year, the handbell choir plays for a number of church services and periodically participates in the annual WELS Handbell Festival.

    The ability to read music is not a prerequisite for playing handbells, but it is helpful to have a basic grasp of musical notation. If you would like more information about the adult handbell choir, please contact Kristi Meyer, director.
    Altar Guild
  • The St. John's Altar Guild is a group of volunteers who care for the altar, vestments, communion ware, and altar linens of the church. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members also supervise the decoration of the sanctuary for weddings and various seasons of the church year. For more information on Altar Guild, click here or e-mail Lisa Eggebrecht.
    Church Boards
  • 2017 Officers and Board Members List

    Executive Board
    The Executive Board consists of the following four positions which are filled by men elected by the voters: congregational president, vice-president, recording secretary, and treasurer. The pastors, school principal and assistant principal also serve as members of the Executive Board.  The role of the Executive Board is to assess, plan, and give general oversight over all aspects of the church’s ministry.

    Church Council
    Also known as the Coordinating Council, the Church Council consists of the Executive Board and the chairmen of the various boards.  Its role is to communicate and coordinate the plans of the individual boards so that efforts are not duplicated and every branch of ministry can do its work as part of a united whole.

    Board of Discipleship
    The Board of Discipleship is responsible for ministries that offer continuing spiritual growth and fellowship opportunities for the members of the congregation.

    Board of Education
    The Board of Education is responsible for all the various educational ministries within the congregation, including the Lutheran Elementary School.

    Board of Elders
    The Board of Elders is responsible for the general overall spiritual welfare of the congregation and its members.  This Board is also responsible for the worship life of the congregation as well as all spiritual encouragement programs.

    Board of Finance
    The Board of Finance is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of the congregation. It is also responsible for preparing and presenting a yearly church budget.

    Board of Outreach
    The Board of Outreach oversees St. John’s community programs and works to foster a welcoming environment for visitors. It also works with the Communications Committee to distribute information internally and to invite the community to St. John’s events. 
     
    Board of Properties
    The Board of Properties is responsible for the physical upkeep and maintenance of all church and school grounds and property.

    Board of Stewardship
    The Board of Stewardship is responsible for encouraging members toward a greater use of their gifts and providing them with opportunities to manage every aspect of their lives around the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This Board also produces “Branching Out,” a newsletter devoted to sharing how member gifts are having a direct impact on Gospel ministry.
    Junior Choir
  • St. John's Lutheran School has a long tradition of children's choirs. Throughout its history, St. John's has offered children a variety of opportunities to use their musical abilities in praising God. In addition to classroom singing, children in grades 5-8 may join the St. John's children's choir. This choir will sing during the church services throughout the school year.

    Junior choir practices during the school year. If you would like more information about the children's choir, please contact Mrs. Terry Buske, director.
    Junior Handbells
  • St. John’s has been privileged to have a junior handbell choir since 2000. The choir is comprised of students in our 8th grade. We do not have formal ‘tryouts’ and previous musical experience is not necessary.

    The junior handbell choir rehearses once a week for one hour. In addition, the students are responsible for taking care of our 4-octave set of Malmark handbells.  This includes setting up, cleaning, polishing, and putting away these wonderful musical instruments.

    Handbell choir is a great learning experience for students in this age group, but it requires patience, concentration, and commitment from the members.  If you would like more information about the junior handbell choir, please contact Julie Handeland or the school office.

    RIBS
  • "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
     - Galatians 6:10.

    Our Mission Statement:
    Nurturing faith in Jesus Christ, supporting fellowship among women and radiating the love of God, all to his glory.

    RIBS (Renewed and Inspired By Our Savior) is a weekly Bible study group for women of all ages. If you are looking for a chance to meet other Christian women for fellowship and scripture study in a warm and friendly environment then we ask you to please join us.

    For information about our current study topic, please go to the Bible Class page of this website and scroll down to the RIBS section.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Riblets
    RIBS meets every Wednesday from 8:30 - 10:00 AM in St. John's fellowship hall. Childcare for "riblets" is provided (should finances limit participation, we offer a sponsor-a-mom program).

    If you need additional information, please email RIBS at the church. 

    Rooted and Mowing
  • The Rooted and Mowing team is a group of volunteers who maintain the church and school landscape by mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, and watering.

    Scheduled group work sessions are usually on weekends or in the early evenings. A schedule for lawn mowing is set early in the season and people can sign up for a week or more throughout the season. Volunteers can also work at their own schedule for weeding. This group is open to anyone in the congregation who likes to work outside and enjoys keeping our church property looking its best.

    If you're interested in helping with Rooted and Mowing, please e-mail Kurt and Kelly Kramer.  Also, look for notices in the News & Notes for planning meetings. And for our teens…you can earn points for Mission Trips by doing volunteer work with the Rooted and Mowing garden team!
    Sportservice Volunteers
  • During the past several years, St. John's has participated with the Sportservice Volunteer Opportunity. 

    This program consists of a group of people from St. John's who work together in concession stands during Brewers games as well as other special events held at Miller Park. We have also had the opportunity to staff the large infield concession stand for races at State Fair Park.

    The biggest benefit of this opportunity has been the Christian fellowship shared as we work together for a common goal!  The extra funds earned have been the added bonus!

    All money earned is distributed to a variety of school and church projects.

    Through the efforts of this volunteer group, we have purchased smart boards for the classrooms, teacher workshops/classes for smart boards, classroom computers, music curriculum for kindergarten thru grade 5, gymnasium bleachers, an electronic scoreboard, basketball riggings and backboards, volleyball standards, boys’ and girl’s basketball uniforms, wrestling uniforms, cheerleading uniforms, handbell supplies, speakers for the electronic piano that is used for productions and special services in the gymnasium, a defibrillator (and training), a floor buffer, and vertical blinds for classrooms.

    We were also able to purchase an office computer, a laminator/binder station, a duplicating machine (used by the church and school offices), a computer security filter for the school, a security monitoring recorder, and, of course, annual pizza/sub parties for the volunteers and their families.

    In addition, funds were also available for the start-up of St. John’s Spirit Club, advertising through a special WELS program (2 years) and at the Wisconsin Athletic Club, teacher wish lists, library wish list, school Christmas decorations, support for “Birthday Party for Jesus” and “Discovery Day”, and outdoor play-area painting and equipment. 

    Grants to the Building Expansion Fund and the Lau Tuition Assistance Fund were also made available and funds helped with the cost of a student cochlear implant.

    The St. John’s Crusader (school logo) which now watches over our state-of-the-art gymnasium was also funded by the Sportservice Volunteer Opportunity.

    WOW!  The results of this opportunity can be seen every day at our school! 

    A special thank you goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers who make this a fun and worthwhile opportunity.

    If you are interested in helping with this opportunity, please contact JoAnn Schmidt at the school office.