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

We Invite You to Join Us for Worship!

IN PERSON Worship Services:
Saturdays @ 5:00 pm
ONLINE Livestream Worship Services on Our YouTube Channel:
Sundays @ 8:30 am  &  10:30 am
ON AIR Worship Services:
Sundays @ 9 am for the previous week’s service on Oregon Public Access channel 983, or TDS channel 1019

OUR CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM INVITES YOU

Everyone and Everything Night

Save the dates for the Fourth Friday Night of the month for the Everyone and Everything Night. The Friendship Room will be open for those who want to run/shoot hoops. Grab your favorite game and bring it to share and crafters bring all of your unfinished projects to work on while you chat. Everyone is welcome!

The dates are January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, and May 26 from 6-8 pm

After Lunch Bunch

Save the dates for the Second Wednesday of the month for the After Lunch Bunch

The dates are February 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10 at 1 pm to connect with other St. John’s members. Bring a friend and your favorite game!

ST. JOHN’S ANNUAL MEETING

Read the Minutes from our Annual Meeting held on January 29. Read our Annual Report.

PIZZA SALE TO SUPPORT YOUTH – Pick Up February 11 & 12

For those who order Pizzas to support our youth attending the 2024 National Youth Gathering, you may pick them up after the worship services on Saturday evening, February 11, or after Sunday services on February 12.


JANUARY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT IS ROSE LEHNHERR

Each month, a member will be featured in our Monthly Member Spotlight section.  This month, we are featuring Rose Lehnherr. Read about Rose…

TWO POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT ST. JOHN’S

BOOKKEEPING POSITION – St. John’s is looking for someone to assist with bookkeeping duties in 2023, on a part-time, limited basis. Please let Pastor Ellen know if you, or someone you know, might be interested. E-mail Pastor Ellen at pastorellen@sjlserve.net. Or call the church office at 608-291-4311.

Nursery Attendant Position Open – The purpose of this position is to provide quality childcare during worship services. The nursery at St. John’s is located in the preschool wing and includes a play area, toys, a restroom, and a sink. Required hours are Sunday mornings, 8:15 – 11:45 am. CLICK HERE to see the full job description. For more information, or to apply for this position, please contact Pastor Ellen Stelzle at pastorellen@sjlserve.net, or 608.291.4311.

WELCA MISSION DISTRIBUTION

The Women of St. John’s are pleased to present checks of $1,000.00 each to our two missionaries, Lori Lehnherr and Ed Swanson. We also were able to send $500.00 to:

  1. St John’s Helping Hands
  2. Nina
  3. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
  4. Briarpatch

The following two recipients were granted $250.00:

  1. The Oregon School District for the unmet needs of students within the district
  2. Just Dane / Healing Hands

This money came from our Fall Harvest Dinner. We are so grateful to everyone who supported this event.

ED & MELISSA SWANSON UPDATE


Ed and Melissa enjoyed having the whole family gathered in Wisconsin for an early Christmas celebration (photo attached). In spite of sickness, a blizzard, and subzero weather, we still had good family time and lots of food. Melissa has begun learning to draw on an Ipad in order to add drawings to our Mexico Branch literacy illustration catalog for books. Otherwise, both are preparing for projects to be done upon arrival in Mexico (late February).

 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please HELP!

We are asking each Sunday School family to consider signing up to help out at least three times during the remainder of the school year! Click the link to sign up: Assistant TEACHERS Jan to May – Google Docs or you can sign up on the Sunday School bulletin board, or contact Wendy Parsons.

Help During Annual Meeting – Looking for 1-2 more High/Middle schoolers to help supervise children in the gym. During the meeting we will have activities for children in the gym. We do have 2 adults and 2 teens already in place to supervise the group, but are looking for 1-2 more teens to help. Activities will include a movie to watch and snowflake making, coloring activities, and maybe a movement activity. Please Contact Wendy Parsons if willing to help.

Faith 5 and Blessing: Part of our plan each Sunday is to do what is known as a Faith 5 – which includes: 1) read the Bible, 2) talk about the Bible, 3) share highs and lows, 4) pray, 5) blessing. The children are encouraged to share a blessing with each other and/or with the teacher. The words for the blessing are provided nad the children can share it with gestures they are comfortable with (cross on the forehead, hand, or between people. We are also going to encourage the children to share the blessing with their family. This is a great way to connect our lesson to our family, and a great time for a conversation on how the blessing relates to that day’s lesson.

Parent Information Handout: This has important info, including Communion Instruction for this year!  Need a sheet? Ask Wendy for one!  Extra can also be found on the Sunday School Bulletin Board that is now located up stairs in the gathering area. 

Wendy Parsons: wendysparsons@gmail.com (H) 608-424-0270; (C) 608-334-5228

NEW NAMETAGS

These have been made for everyone. If you keep your tags at home, please look in your mailbox for new tags. If tags are not in your mailbox, please let the office know. Forgotten your mailbox number? There is also a binder at the Welcome desk, so you can look up your number. Also, if your tag is missing a lanyard, a few are hanging on the side of the mailboxes – please look to see if one may be yours.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES LIVE STREAMED AT 8:30 am & 10:30 am 

Livestreamed Services may be found on our YouTube Channel. A link for this option will be emailed, or you may also search ‘St Johns Lutheran Church Oregon WI’ on YouTube. We welcome your feedback on the livestream.

NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Read the minutes from November 28, 2022

SECOND MONDAY FIXERS

A new group of St. John’s Property Team, will meet on the second Monday of each month. There will be two groups, one at 9:00 a.m., the second will be in the evening. You’re invited to become a part of this group whenever it may work with your schedule. Contact Pastor Ellen, or Mark W. Peterson, Property Chair, for more information.

COMMUNICATION REQUEST FORM

Do you need an announcement or advertising for your event, meeting, or party? Let St. John’s Communication Team Know and we’ll get it done for you!

SIGN UP FOR COFFEE HOUR FELLOWSHIP

Coffee Fellowship follows our Sunday morning 9 am worship service. What to serve? Cookies, doughnuts, cheese & crackers, whatever you’d like to provide is fine. Sign up now…