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.

Saturday Worship 5:00 pm  
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 9:45 am 
9:45 worship is also on Facebook Live.

Lenten Worship –  Wednesdays 11am & 7 pm.  Lunch at noon and simple supper at 6pm. 

All are welcome!

 

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Pastor's Message
Dear Partners in the Gospel,

We're going to try Ash Wednesday x2 (March 1) to get underway with our Lent series The Way of Love. The 40 days of Lent are really about getting back to 'the basics.' We are both sinners and saints. God is gracious and merciful. Living Christian lives is something like driving a car down the road-somebody is at the wheel to pay attention and to make all those minor corrections to keep things straight! (I know there are Tesla cars with self-driving capabilities, but...). Our lives and faith always require attention and re-direction!

In Wednesday worship (11am/7pm) we'll explore 7 core practices and re-commit ourselves to them: +TURN: Pause, Listen and choose to follow Jesus +LEARN: Reflect on scripture each day, especially on Jesus' life and teachings. +PRAY: Dwell intentionally with God daily. +WORSHIP: Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell with God. +BLESS: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve. +GO! Cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus.

We're using resources created by the Episcopal Church, and a book (available in your library!) by Bishop Michael Curry. It's a good 'read'! You can explore online resources too. Google "The Way of Love" and include "Episcopal Church". (By the way, did you know that since 2000, we in the ELCA have been in 'full communion' fellowship with The Episcopal Church?)

We also invite you to Lent lunches and suppers that will nourish your body and spirit (and might simplify your schedule for one meal!)

Our Lent offerings will be shared with 4 of our regular ministry partners: 1. Our ELCA Hunger Appeal, 2. Our Greater Milwaukee Synod "Outreach for Hope" ministries, 3. All Peoples' Church/Milwaukee, and 4. Ulong'a Parish in Tanzania.

I don't know about you, but Lent is actually my favorite 'season' of the church year and, of course, it leads to Easter joy and resurrection promise! Join in as you are able! And blessings in these 40 days!

-Pastor Paul

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Posted on Nov 11 2016
THE CALL OF ISAIAH Bible Background: Isaiah the prophet was from the Southern Kingdom (Judah), and appears on the scene in about 738 BC, at a time of major political uncertainty. The superpower, Assyria, was breathing down on smaller kingdoms. Israel (Northern Kingdom) would fall in 721 BC. The
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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Posted on Nov 04 2016
JONAH – NOT ON THE SAME PAGE WITH GOD! Bible Background: Jonah is a short story (You can read it in 5 minutes!) It’s got a ‘comic’ quality to it, as in “What a silly prophet!” “What a whopper of a tale!” The story was likely written to be
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Posted on Oct 28 2016
1 Kings 17 + Elijah the Prophet What’s happened since last week? The reign of King David, led to King Solomon, and then to a divided kingdom (Israel/Northern Kingdom, Judah/Southern Kingdom), and to a series of evil kings over the next 100 years. Ahab, King of Israel, was one of the
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Posted on Oct 21 2016
2 Samuel 7 + God Will ‘Build’ A House What’s happened since last week? We learned of Samuel’s birth last time, he’s the “bridge” between the time of the Judges in Israel and the time of the Kings. Now, David (their 2nd king, @ 1000 BC) has unified the
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