We Invite You to Join Us for Summer Worship!
INSIDE OUR SANCTUARY:
Every Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.
The 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sundays @ 9:00 a.m.
(August 8, August 22, August 29)
OUTSIDE AT OUR WORSHIP CENTER:
The 1st & 3rd Sundays @ 9:00 a.m…through September 5.
(Aug 15, Sept 5)
ONLINE ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
Every Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
Every Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
(Oregon Public Access Channel 983, or TDS channel 1019)
Watch Our Worship Service @ 9 am on Sunday, August 1:
Watch Our Worship Service from Sunday, July 25:
Watch more Online Worship Services anytime…just visit Our YouTube Channel.
Regularly Updated Information:
Weekly Announcements – August 1
Children’s Bulletin for Pre-Readers – August 1
Children’s Bulletin for Readers – August 1
Weekly Synod Newsletter “What Matters” – Updated Every Thursday
COFFEE HOUR Resumes!
We’ve all missed fellowship time following worship services. Look for this gathering time to return following Sunday morning indoor worship services beginning Sunday, August 8. When we return to two services, look for fellowship time between services. There is a desire to have folks sign up to serve as hosts each week. Please watch for further details to come.
Family Fun Nights!
A great time was had at our last Family Fun Night! A craft table was available for the kids. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 25 from 6 – 8 pm for the last Family Fun Night for the summer. There will be music, food, games, and a craft fair! Pack your lawn chairs or picnic blankets to set up near the outdoor worship center. See you there!
Be a Part of St. John’s Children’s Choir!
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Laura Nott, and I sing with Soulvation Praise Band on Sundays. My daughter, Madeline (13), and I would like to start a children’s choir that will meet after church for 20 minutes, two Sundays in August (see dates below) followed by a casual performance during the 9:00 am church service the following week. We will choose a song that will incorporate signing. Afterwards, we will give them a little snack. Madeline & I are very excited to begin working with your precious kiddos, ages 1+1/2 – 9. Join us for practice after church on Sundays, August 15 and August 22, 10:15 a.m. We will sing Sunday, August 29, during the 9:00 a.m. worship service. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com, or call 316.616.4028.
Our 125th Anniversary Celebration – September 12, 2021
Your Photos are Needed! The Anniversary Committee is putting together bulletin boards/slide show of photos depicting activities that have taken place at St. John’s (or of St. John’s groups) over the years. We would love it if you could share some of yours with us! Please be sure that each photo has your name on the back and any info you might have about the picture (date, event, etc.) It would also be helpful if your photo/s were placed in a ziploc bag. There is a basket in the Gathering Area, on the Welcome Desk, for them. Please submit them by Sunday, August 15. If you have digital photos, please email them to the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the memories!!
Kay Bliefernicht, Official Photo Gatherer
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Donations
Each fall Lutheran churches in southern Wisconsin join together to load railroad boxcars with supplies for LWR. We are asking the congregation for help making School and Personal Care kits. A collection basket and supply lists are in the Gathering Area. We will collect items until the end of August. Read more in the Online Weekly Announcements.
Drive-Through Fall Harvest Dinner – October 2, 2021
our congregation could be involved. We have heard from many that Thursdays do not work for them, because they are working. Hopefully, this will accommodate you better. We encourage families to volunteer together. We will be serving a meal from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and again from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. We plan to serve 700 to 800 people. Please consider volunteering for this event! All proceeds go to support some type of mission, either our missionaries (Lori Lehnherr and Ed Swanson), or local charities. We will be recruiting volunteers to make lefsa, make meatballs (dates to follow), package salads on Friday, October 1, or work either shift on Saturday, October 2. God has so richly blessed us in many ways and this is a way we can give back to help those in need. More details to follow in the upcoming months. Read more in the Online Weekly Announcements.
WELCA Dinner Chair
Vote for New Logo Design!
The Communications Team is happy to present the top 7 choices for a new logo for St. John’s. Our thanks to all that submitted designs, it was a tough choice!
Please know that all designs are the work of the creator, and once a winning design is chosen, we may go back to the creator to fine-tune the design with color and/or wording. You can see the designs in person at St. John’s, this display includes how the logo would look on the return address area of a business envelope. You can also view the designs if you choose to vote online. The online voting can be accessed in the digital weekly announcement bulletin, at our Facebook page, or at St. John’s website.
Voting has begun and will continue through August 31. We ask that you vote for one logo design, and limit your voting to once per week, per person.
Military Veterans Recognition Dinner
Who are the People of St. John’s?
Are you wondering what kind of family we are at St. John’s? Use the Left and Right arrows to view the smiling faces of the gallery photos below…
Our Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Our Synod: South-Central Synod of Wisconsin
Our Mission: “Saved by Grace — Led by the Spirit — Called to Serve”
Our Vision: In the context of Oregon and our local community, we, the people of St. John’s Lutheran Church, are called to…
welcome all persons into a life in Christ, fostering acceptance and love in the Spirit. (Community/Evangelism)
offer our diverse community varied Christ-centered worship opportunities that celebrate God’s grace and that affirm, educate, inspire and challenge us in our daily lives. (Worship)
teach the Good News of Christ and challenge (encourage) children, youth, and adults to grow in their spiritual lives. (Education)
recognize and share our material and spiritual resources to serve God through church and community. (Service/Stewardship)
Find Us and Get in Touch:
Our Address: 625 E. Netherwood St. in Oregon, WI 53575
Our Office Phone Number: 608-291-4311
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8am to 4pm
Emergency Phone Number (please leave a message): 608-291-4311
Naomi Garber – Interim Pastor
Laura McGoveran – Coordinator for Congregational Life
Ondra Williams – Director of Worship and Music
Shirley Schiffner – Financial Director
David Klarich – Technical Director
Barb Daane – Office Assistant
Chris Staveness – Building & Grounds Maintenance
Arthur Kooistra – Building Custodian