Greetings from Ulong’a Parish

Here’s a Christmas/New Year’s Greeting from our sisters and brothers at Ulong’a parish in Tanzania: Dear Pastor Mittermaier and friends in Jesus Christ.We are happy to bring you heartfelt greetings from our families and members of Ulonga Lutheran Parish, we join...
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Time for Camp

Crossways Camps is making plans to welcome campers this summer at 50% capacity,with a host of precautions (from the State Health Department and theAmerican Camping Association) in place, to keep campers and staff safe. Pastor hopes that Confirmation students can attend Crossways...
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ELCA Good Gifts

Give something unexpected this Christmas! In Christ, we receive the gift of God’s  love. Let us share God’s love with others. ELCA Good Gifts are a fun, meaningful way to honor friends and family with Christmas gifts that go on to make a difference in the world. Choose from more...
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A Testimony from our Motorhead Ministries!

The Kutzoras donated their faithful, old Camry to give to someone….the 3rd vehicle they’ve donated! Here’s a thank you from the folks who needed it and received it: To the people of St. John’,  Ordinarily when a deer jumps in front of your car it’s a...
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Christmas is the season for giving!

Thank you to all who brought gifts for the Giving Tree, and to Beth Mittermaier for organizing and getting those to Family Promise of Washington County.Our Crossways Camps, our sister-churches (Ulong’a in Tanzania and All Peoples’ in Milwaukee), Lutheran Social...
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What About Advent and Christmas Worship?

Council and Worship Team and Pastor continue to evaluate when it seems safe and wise to offer indoor worship again. We all know we won’t have the kind of Christmas Eve where we have 250 people packed in for several hour-long services. We will certainly have Facebook Live...
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Poinsettia Orders

Since most of us aren’t gathering for worship in person we’ll be taking Poinsettia orders by phone or email.   You can order a red or white poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas.  Email Wendy at officestjohnsjackson@gmail.com or...
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Jackson Elementary Backpack Program Needs

Last year we helped out with the Backpack Program at Jackson Elementary.  During the week children in need can have lunch at the school, the backpack program helps them over the weekend to continue to have proper nutrition.  The school is in need of a few items to pack those...
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What can we do to stay connected?

Our health experts tell us we’re in for a long, hard, stretch with Covid19, the flu season, and winter arriving. We need good, creative, safe ways to connect folks as a church and in the community. What are your great ideas? Would you be part of a Phone-a-Friend Team? Or a...
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Ulong’a Parish Update

We received a nice update from the dear, retired Doctor at Ulong’a parish, that they have received the $2000 we were able to send them from Noisy Offerings, our abbreviated Lent offerings, and a special gift from a friend of St. John’s....
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