Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church!

God has blessed St. John’s since 1862 with faithful members, pastors, and newcomers. We’re a congregation of sinners and saints of all ages. Our worship blends traditional and contemporary, with opportunities for growth, fellowship, and service. We extend Christ’s welcome to all who seek to worship, know, and serve the Lord.

Sunday Worship: 8:00am and 9:45am
Saturday Worship: 5:00pm

Christmas Eve Worship: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship: 9:45 am

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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends in Christ:

God gives. We receive. We give thanks. We share gladly. Everyone benefits.

That's the story of our lives. And that's the story of Christmas, too. God sends Jesus into the world. We receive him into our hearts. We give thanks. We share the love and invitation of Christ with others, so that all might have life in his name!

There are concrete gifts we can share, of course. Some of my favorites are: ELCA Hunger Appeal (Good Gifts), Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Crossways Camps, Dr. James A. Albrecht Free Clinic, our Greater Milwaukee Synod's Outreach for Hope. All of these help demonstrate that the gift of Jesus is "Good news of great joy for all people!"

But then there are these equally precious gifts too; the gift of sharing your faith; the gift of inviting someone to worship, or Sunday School, or youth group, or a fellowship opportunity at church; the gift of offering to hold a friend or their loved one in prayer. And there's the gift of offering to spend some time, offer friendship, or be of service, because we've learned from Christ the importance of loving one another.

Have a rich, grateful, joyful, generous Christmas!

-Pastor Paul

Events

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Posted on Dec 13 2019
Isaiah 35 = God Comes to Save! Bible Background: Isaiah 35 is a favorite Advent reading as it stirs up anticipation for what God can do. Is. 34 paints a picture of judgement (on Judah’s captors?) and desolation. But chapter 35 is a complete reversal, filled with fresh images and hope.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Posted on Dec 04 2019
ISAIAH OF THE EXILE Bible Background: Most Bible scholars agree that the book of Isaiah spans a large swath of Judah’s history (and more than one prophet’s lifetime.) Chapter 40 begins what is referred to as Second Isaiah, and we hear a prophetic message to the people in exile (587
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Posted on Nov 26 2019
MARY: FAVORED AND FAITHFUL + LUKE 1 Bible Background: The Narrative Lectionary leads us into the Gospel of Luke now through Easter! Luke’s gospel starts out with the angel Gabriel visiting old Zechariah, and announcing that he will father a son who is to be named John. In Scene 2, Gabriel
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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Posted on Nov 22 2019
1 Kings 5–8 = King Solomon Bible Background: Solomon was the 2nd son of King David & Bathsheba (David had 9 other sons as well). When David dies, Solomon (not the oldest) is his choice to be king of the United Monarchy (when Israel and Judah were united). Solomon ruled 970-931 BCE
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