WHAT’S NEW!

Geraniums in Celebration of Pentecost

Help decorate the church for Pentecost. Just print the order form, fill it out, and bring it to the church! Order deadline is Wednesday, May 16.  Please click on the following link for the order form:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/01b58089c78a99934edc80984/files/e9843ca2-5f08-4e50-a767-80b21dbc1601/Email_Geranium_Order_Form_2018.pdf 


 

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH SALAD LUNCHEON THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

Lunch at 12:00 PM

Tickets: $9 per Adult; $3 per Child

Express Line & Carry-Outs are available.

All Men & Women are invited to attend.


ROAD HOME VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

The Road Home Volunteer Recognition will be at all of our worship services on Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29. We would like to recognize and thank all those who have helped make The Road Home Ministry work over the years. If you are one of those volunteers, please attend one of the services that weekend. There will be special treats shared during the coffee hour as a celebration and expression of gratitude.


OREGON FOOD PANTRY

The Oregon Food Pantry will be open on April 26th from 9- 11am, in addition to the normal 3-7pm that day. (Those same hours will be for the May 31 and June 28 pantry days as well) Location of the pantry is 107 N Alpine Pkwy, in Oregon.


USHERS NEEDED

Ushers are needed for worship services. We’ve had to fill a few spots. Would you consider joining a team?

Contact Laura in the church office, 291.4311.


WOMEN OF ST. JOHN’S WELCA THANKOFFERING – THANK YOU!

A big thank you to all church members who supported the WELCA Thankoffering, which was held the weekend of April 7 & 8. To date we have collected $708, which will be sent to the national Women of the ELCA to support services and programs including: World Hunger, Lutheran World Relief, and education/skills training for women and girls. God Bless each of you for sharing your gifts with the less fortunate! If you were unable to give an offering at one of the services on April 7 or 8, you are encouraged to send your gift within the next month using an envelope clearly marked “Thankoffering”. Checks should be made payable to St. John’s WELCA. Thank you for your contribution and support.


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE 

Scholarship Information Packets are available to support graduating high school student members who have contributed within the church and community. Support is provided through a modest one-time financial gift that can be used during the first year of higher education. Please pick up forms from the ‘Sign Up Forms’ rack (near the choir room doors) and return to the Church Office no later than April 25, 2018.


SPRING CLEANING? PLEASE DONATE YOUR GENTLY USED CLOTHING!

St. John’s Family Ministry Team is organizing a Walk-In Closet for folks in the Oregon area who need help filling in their wardrobe for Spring and Summer. As you take out your family’s clothes for Spring, please consider donating items that are outgrown but not worn out. Please check items to be sure they are in good, clean condition: no holes or stains. We hope to offer all sizes, infant to adult. We can NOT accept Outerwear/Coats, undergarments, or Shoes/Footwear. We will accept NEW socks and underwear in original packaging. Drop off will be Sunday April 22-Wednesday April 25 and the event will be on Saturday, April 28. Please do not bring clothes earlier than April 22. If you have questions or would like to volunteer – see the sign-up and information page on the sign-up board in the Gathering Area or contact meghan.lisowski@gmail.com. The Walk-In Closet will be open to area families, on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


ANNUAL SKAALEN AUXILIARY QUILT FAIRE, APRIL 28, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

It will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Stoughton. Admission is $5.00 with lunch available at a nominal cost. Tickets for the quilt raffle will be available April 8, and April 15 for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Tickets will also be available on the day of the Faire for the Quilt and Basket raffles. Money raised will benefit the residents of Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Come and enjoy the beautiful quilts on display. Thank you for your continuing support.


FIRST GRADE GOSPEL MILESTONE

The First Grader Gospel Milestones will be presented during worship on April 29th. Parents do not need to attend the prep classes which began on Feb.25.


CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION

Climate Change from a Scientific and Faith Based Perspective By Bob Lindmeier, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM, at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Bob is the Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV in Madison, WI and has been presenting the weather at the station for the past 38 years.  Bob uses his many years of experience as an atmospheric scientist who has closely followed the issue of climate change to educate on climate care issues such as:

● How humans are causing climate change
● The many impacts from climate change locally, nationally, and
globally
● The overwhelming consensus in the scientific community
● What you can do to be part of the solution
● The need to put a price on carbon
Child care for children 4 and under available if requested. Please call the church office at 608.291.4311 to reserve a spot.


WHAT IS A THANKOFFERING?

A Thankoffering is an offering to celebrate our meeting together to joyfully give thanks for what God has given us. This is our opportunity to say thank you to God for both significant and ordinary blessings that we receive every day. This special offering will be collected at services on April 7 & 8. The funds collected are sent to the National Women of the ELCA to support their life changing ministries including: anti-racism training, addressing domestic violence and human trafficking, resources, scholarships, and global education. Just a reminder; checks should be made payable to St. John’s WELCA. If you are unable to give at one of the services, you are encouraged to bring or send your gift within the next month using an envelope clearly marked “Thankoffering”. Thank you for your contribution and support.


MISSION TRIP TO GUATEMALA, July 1-8, 2018

We will be working  at an orphanage called, Hogar Miguel Magone, and in the village of Aguacate. If you are interested in learning more about this mission trip, please email Carrie Odden, at csodden@charter.net. We have the needed amount of suitcases for this year – thank you so much for your help in securing our supply!


IN REMEMBRANCE

The family of John Hanna will have a Celebration of Life, at Pardeeville Park, on June 23. More info will come as the time for that nears. In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch with Carol Hanna, her new address is 125 Cypress Way, Lake Alfred, FL 33850.


THE APRIL, MAY WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE

Click on the following link to view the schedule:

APRIL-MAY, 2018:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/01b58089c78a99934edc80984/files/7401aec5-dd9b-4644-bc7f-8f9ef9edc61e/April_May_2018_Worship_Assistant_Schedule.pdf

It is also available to view under the “Weekly Announcements” on the “Weekly Announcements” page.


Check Out Our Weekly Announcements or Connections in Christ also for the following:

Weekly Announcements:

  • Forward In Faith” Campaign letter
  • Thank you from Naomi Rockwell
  • Skaalen Annual Meeting -Stop into the church office to read Larry and Barbara Newhouse’s report.
  • Those who need prayer
  • Church Calendar
  • Worship Assistant Schedule
  • And more…

Connections in Christ:

  • Forward In Faith” update with pictures.
  • Thank you from John Benedict
  • Sunday School Schedule
  • Paul Stone’s new address at Azura Memory Care
  • Ways to Volunteer and Support The Road Home Dane County
  • Missionary Corner
  • Church Financial Report
  • Those Needing Prayer, Active Duty Personnel, and those who are home bound.
  • Monthly Birthdays and Baptismal Anniversaries
  • And more…