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, January 19, 2020

Posted on Jan 15 2020
PARABLES OF THE SOWER Bible Background: In Matthew 13, Jesus is teaching in parables. A parable takes something from daily life and can make an ‘obvious’ point, or reveal a ‘hidden’ point. Parables often turn things ‘upside down.’ Parables are sometimes clear
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Posted on Jan 09 2020
Why Plan Your Giving? Today, we’re blessed to have Cindy Halverson with us. She’s our ELCA Director of Planned Giving for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. (Some of you recall meeting Pastor Larry Westfield, who served in that capacity for a number of years.) What does a Director of
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Posted on Jan 04 2020
Luke 2:41-52 Jesus at Twelve Bible Background: This is our favorite story of Jesus as a kid-because it’s the only story we have! We meet a precocious 12 year old, who is showing his independence and worrying his parents. He’s also amazing the group of teachers at the Temple. Digging
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Posted on Dec 27 2019
SIMEON, ANNA, AND BABY JESUS Bible Background: Luke 1 & 2 are full of interesting, faithful ‘couples’, who become part of God’s amazing promises. Each of these larger scenes, contains a song/psalm of praise to God. Each of these songs has long been part of the liturgy of
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