Saved by Grace. Led by the Spirit. Called to Serve.

Saved by Grace. Led by the Spirit. Called to Serve.

We Invite You to Join Us for Summer Worship!


    • Every Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.
    • The 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sundays @ 9:00 a.m.
      (August 8, August 22, August 29)


The 1st & 3rd Sundays @ 9:00 a.m…through September 5.
(Aug 15, Sept 5)


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
Share your news. If you have something you would like considered for publication in “What  matters”, send it to Assistant to the Bishop for Synodical Life, Deacon Vicki Hanrahan


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, or call 316.616.4028.
Laura Nott

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,
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

SAVE THE DATE! The Women of St John’s are planning a drive-through Fall Harvest Dinner, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. This will replace our yearly Smorgasbord. We changed the date to a Saturday, so the working members of
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.
Bonnie Gilbertson
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

The Veterans Outreach Committee is planning to resume recognition of military veterans this fall on Saturday evening, November 13, following the 5:00 p.m. worship service. The committee is planning to serve another wonderful meal, followed by a program. Please reserve this date on your calendar. More details will be coming, as plans are finalized. Committee member, Joanne Gladden, maintains the list of our military veterans. The committee makes every attempt to continually improve on this list and obtain bio information for that veteran. If you are a veteran, and/or know someone who has not received a previous invitation, please let Joanne know. Her phone number is 291-0340.

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…

About St. John’s:

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

Send Us an Email

Our Staff:

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

Read About Our Staff


Whoever you are, and However you come…

There is always a place for you at St. John’s.