Activities

Activities

ST. JOHN’S ANNUAL SALAD LUNCHEON  PHOTOS from Thursday, May 9, 2024

A wonderful time was had by all! Here are a few photos from the day.
Musical entertainment was provided by Ondra Williams (St. John’s Director of Music), John Cuta, Kent Williams, and Dennis Josi.
Be sure to join us next year, May 8, 2025!


MALLARD DUCK POND OUTING – Saturday, June 1, 2024

Join us as we head to a night at the Mallards Duck Pond! Wear your St. John’s T-shirt! Gates Open: 5:05 pm. Buy Mallards tickets here.
Purchase your tickets by FRIDAY, MAY 24! This event is Sponsored by St. John’s Community Life Team. Find more info HERE


VETERANS BRUNCH PHOTOS from May 5, 2024

THANK YOU to our VETERANS!


Pizzas will be ready for pickup after the Saturday & Sunday services on June 1 & 2.


MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK – Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am

St. John’s Property Team is having an outdoor projects day on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tools and supplies will be available, but if you can bring any of the items below, it is much appreciated.

  • Paint brush, sandpaper / sander
  • Shovel, tamper, broom
  • Rake, weeder, branch trimmer

MALLARD DUCK POND OUTING – Saturday, June 1, 2024

Join us as we head to a night at the Mallards Duck Pond! Wear your St. John’s T-shirt! Gates Open: 5:05 pm. Buy Mallards tickets here.
This event is Sponsored by St. John’s Community Life Team.


EXPLORER DAY AT SUGAR CREEK – Tuesday, July 2

For children entering K-3rd grade – Explore Sugar Creek during this exciting one-day adventure! Activities may include fun games, nature time, swimming, crafts, pony rides, and Bible story time. We will leave Oregon at 7 am and return around 5 pm. The cost of the day is 35 dollars which includes lunch and a snack.  Adults are welcome as well – the cost for an adult is $10. Please send an email to Emily Staveness to coordinate a ride and register online here.


CUSTODIAL STAFF JOB OPPORTUNITY – Apply through May 26

St. John’s is looking to hire part-time summer custodial staff. This position would be approximately 10-15 hours a week, and with flexible hours. Duties include keeping the sanctuary, carpets, floors, windows and bathrooms clean, as well as taking out the garbage, and other tasks. If you know of anyone interested, please contact Pastor Ellen on or before Sunday, May 26.


WELCA SALAD LUNCHEON – Thank You

A big thank you to all the women who so generously donated salads, cookies, or cash this year to the salad luncheon. We had a total of 98 women and men attend our event. Ondra Williams, John Cuta, Kent Willians (Ondra’s dad), and Dennis Josi, provided a wonderful musical program, along with a few jokes.

I also want to thank the women who helped set up, serve, and clean up.

Also a big thank you to the men who put all the tables and chairs away for another event that followed ours. We made $1,050.00, which will be used to support St. John’s youth, our devotional books (Christ in the Home), and kitchen supplies. It was a great day for everyone to enjoy a wonderful meal and good fellowship. We are so richly blessed here at St. John’s.

– Bonnie Gilbertson, Chair


VETERANS BRUNCH – Thank You

A brunch was held on Sunday, May 5, to honor our Veterans. A wonderful meal was served, and all enjoyed a program from the Custom Canines group – they volunteer their time to train the dogs to help Veterans with PTSD or other challenges. We want to thank Dana Hoffman and Vicki Witherspoon for their help serving and cleaning up. – Cal Gilbertson

 


UNDERCOVER PROJECT – Thank You

A big thank you to all who generously supported the Veterans Outreach Committee with their donation to the undercover event. For the men, we received 98 pairs of underwear, 95 t-shirts, and 140 pairs of socks! For the women, we received 38 pairs of underwear, 34 pairs of socks, and 5 shirts. Cash donations were $775.00, in addition to a Thrivent grant of $250. These items will support the veterans who live at Porchlight Veterans shelter, and other veterans shelters.

– Cal Gilbertson


FAMILY PICNIC – Sunday, July 21

Mark your calendar to join in some fun! St. John’s Community Life Team is hosting a Family Picnic on Sunday, July 21. We will gather at W.G. Lunney Lake Farm Shelter #2 (4330 Libby Rd., Madison)

Pulled pork & buns will be provided – watch for more details, and a signup for other food items to come!


HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

The Scholarship Committee would like to congratulate the following high school seniors who will be receiving a scholarship on behalf of St. John’s, to be used for secondary education:

Alexander Lisowski – plans to study mechanical engineering at UW-Madison
Noah Lisowski – plans to study biomedical engineering at UW-Madison
Carson Nott – plans to study music performance and musicology
Jocelyn Schuepbach – plans to study psychology at UW-Eau Claire

All four have been active in our church community and we pray for their continued success.


SHARE YOUR MUSICAL TALENT AT ST. JOHN’S THIS SUMMER!

You are invited to share your musical talent during the Offering time of worship on Sunday mornings this summer. Please find the sign-up board near the choir room door to pick your date! Ondra will help you coordinate a solo, duet, or mixed ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists if you would like the help. You can also send an email to Ondra to coordinate a date:


HELP TIE BLANKETS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADS – June 1 & 2

It has been a tradition at St. John’s to present fleece tied blankets to our graduating seniors who would like one. This year is no different.

We are asking for the congregation’s help this weekend before and after worship services by taking a few moments to say a prayer for the graduates as you tie a few knots on the blankets.

St. John’s will recognize the high school graduates during worship services on June 1 & 2, who will also be presented with their blankets. Thank you!


READ THE SYNOD ASSEMBLY RECAP from May 18


READ THE ST. JOHN’S COUNCIL MINUTES from April 22