Friberg Update May 2024 

….and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8  The HIV epidemic in Uganda in the 1980s was devastating. The middle-aged and most productive generation was lost over a decade. Grandparents were left...
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“Civic Life & Faith”,

Church Council is going to study a draft of our ELCA Social Statement on “Civic Life & Faith”, a teaching document that seeks to help congregations and members engage faithfully and thoughtfully in our democracy. A “social statement” in our ELCA is put...
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Monday Bible Study

Monday Study at 9am meets outdoors, weather-permitting, or in the Upper Room. We could include you at home via Zoom as well, if you’d like to participate that way! Let Pastor know.
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Prairie Garden

The Prairie Garden is planted! Phase 1 has been completed by Eagle Scout Kyle, with guidance from Tim Kiernan! The plan is that next spring, we’ll work and seed a larger area that will also become a “Scattering Garden” for ashes, with some way to mark the names...
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The Adventures of Flat Jesus

Pick up a flat Jesus from the Gathering Space for your summer travels!  We encourage everyone in the congregation to take him with you this summer and send us pictures/video of where he goes- on day trips or around the world with you.  We will post the sightings on Facebook as we...
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“Bible For Dummies”

“Bible For Dummies” has also begun on Thursdays at 6:30. You (and friends) are welcome to join in person or via Zoom! See Pastor Paul for one of the yellow “Dummies” books!
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Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly

Who would be willing to attend our Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly May 17-18? It will be Friday late afternoon to Saturday afternoon at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. It’s a great chance to experience how we’re part of the wider church, and there’s always great...
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Community Outreach Group

A new Community Engagement Group is forming for those interested in projects and activities that reach out into our area where help is needed, while sharing our message and all we have to offer at St. John’s. We’ll gather on April 12 at 1pm, and you can also talk with Leanne...
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ELCA Mission Investment Fund

+Did you know that while interest rates on savings are fairly high, you can lock in great rates and support the work of the wider church through our ELCA Mission Investment Fund? (12-month=4.85%, 3 year=5%) These funds are loaned to churches doing building projects or expanding...
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Grief Support Group

Our Grief Support Groupis meeting Monday evening July 1 & July 15 at 6:30, and you will find a sense of welcome and understanding plus encouragement from others who are also on a journey through grief. We gather confident that Jesus knows our sorrows and our tears, and...
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