Yellow Envelopes

When making your donations to the “Forward in Faith Capital Campaign”, you are encouraged to use the bright yellow envelopes, which are located right above the drop box at the north entry doors.

Office Clerk Position

At the Annual Meeting in January, it was approved to bring someone into the church office, 10 hours per week. One of our volunteers at the time,
Keidryn Nimsgern, was hired for that position. Keidryn has been a wonderful addition to the church office. Keidryn now has the opportunity to move back home to Minocqua, with her fiancé, Jake. Although we will miss her here at St. John’s, we wish her the best in her move. The position is open once more, and we are accepting applications. It is a 10 hour/week position, $10 per hour. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to Laura at
laura.mcgoveran@sjlserve.org by June 1.

Really Big Sale!

Fundraising Event! Saturday, May 19, 8:00 am to 4 pm. Pre-priced donations will be accepted on: Thursday, May 17 – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm and Friday, May 18 – 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Sorry, but we cannot accept the following: Adult Clothing, Bedding (Unless new), TVs, computers, monitors, youth or infant furniture or car seats. Check the Sign-Up Board for the many ways you can volunteer for this event!  There will be fresh bakery items and lunch will be served.                                      Please contact the church office at 291-4311, if you have any questions.                                                                                                                                         You may also reach John Carter at 577-3913.

Pizza Sale

The youth attending the ELCA Gathering this summer in Houston, Texas will be taking orders for a second round of handmade cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizzas after the church services on Saturdays and Sundays through May 13. Pickup takes place after the Sunday services on May 27. These are 12-inch pizzas with thin crust and an edge, and the cheese comes from a local Wisconsin dairy. They can be eaten right away or frozen for later. Cheese pizzas are six dollars each, or three for $17. Pepperoni or Sausage are seven dollars each, or three for $19.

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!  The proceeds will be used for Altar Guild Ministry. The plants will decorate the Sanctuary for the Pentecost Eve and Pentecost Sunday Service. They can be picked up after the 10:30AM worship service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20. Please complete an order form and place, along with your payment, in the box in the Gathering Area, or leave in the church office. Order deadline is Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Plants not picked up by Wednesday, May 23, will be planted in the church garden.)  Please click on the following link for the order form:


Family Chime Choir Coming this Summer

Kids & adults are welcome to join together in playing in a beginner’s level chime choir. The choir will meet only 4 – 5 times and will offer music during 9 a.m. Sunday or 5 p.m. Saturday worship twice during the summer. Please RSVP to Ondra with your interest: ondra.williams@sjlserve.org.

Summer Musical Offerings

During summertime the choirs take a three month break. Special music is still desired during the Offering time at Sunday worship, so if you or a family member are interested in sharing your musical talent during worship please contact Ondra Williams at: ondra.williams@sjlserve.org. There will be future
communication about the summer men’s choir, women’s choir, and beginning level kids & adults chime choir.


Pick an envelope off the board in the Gathering Area – you pay the amount inside – now 75% off! All proceeds go towards the Youth ELCA Gathering this
summer in Houston, Texas.

Please  Introduce Yourself to our Parish Nurse, Sue Richards.

See her letter in the May, 2018, “Connections in Christ”.


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.



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!


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.


Click on the following link to view the schedule:

APRIL-MAY, 2018:


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
  • Steeple to Steeple Ride for Hunger 2018
  • St Mary’s Care Center Vigil Team Volunteers Needed
  • Donate Blood at Oregon Fire Station on May 9
  • Those who need prayer
  • Church Calendar
  • Worship Assistant Schedule
  • And more…

Connections in Christ:

  • Forward In Faith” update with pictures.
  • Sugar Creek Bible Camp Ministry Needs List
  • Picture of Youth Rise Up Night held at St. John’s in April.
  • Missionary Corner
  • Church Financial Report
  • Those Needing Prayer, Active Duty Personnel, and those who are home bound.
  • Monthly Birthdays and Baptismal Anniversaries
  • And more…