We Invite You to Join Us for Worship!
IN-PERSON Worship Services Summer Schedule:
Saturdays @ 5 pm, Sundays @ 9 am
ONLINE Livestream Worship Services on Our YouTube Channel:
Sundays @ 9 am
ON AIR Worship Services:
Sundays @ 9 am for the previous week’s service on Oregon Public Access channel 983 or TDS channel 1019
SUMMER SPECIAL MUSIC SIGN UP
If you would like to share your musical talents in a worship service sometime this summer, please see the signup posted outside Ondra’s Office, near the Praise Room doors – there are many opportunities available!
BAPTIZED in Saturday’s worship service are Rune Rodger Bird and Leif Silas Bird.
Rune and Leif are the sons of Erik Bird & Rana Mikkelson, and grandsons of Eric Mikkelson.
Sponsors for both Rune and Leif are Eric Mikkelson and their aunt, Charity Mikkelson.
A warm welcome to all on this special day!
Looking for a support group to help you move through the grief process? Join the GriefShare support group, that will be led by Pastor Ellen, meeting on Thursday mornings, 9:30-11 a.m., June 1-August 24, at St. John’s. Through this group, you’ll discover what’s ‘normal” in grief. You’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all it’s unpredictability – and gain solid support each step of the way. There is a participant guide book that you can purchase ($20) available at GriefShare.org
2023 Synod Assembly Recap
The 2023 Synod Assembly is in the books! What an incredible day, from inspiring worship led by musicians Sharon Irving and Quincy Cochran, to a stimulating discussion with Peter Tan regarding built environments and creating a sense of place where people yearn to gather, to a joyful business meeting that included elections and the passage of three incredible resolutions and the 2024-2025 synod spending plan. AND, we still finished early!
Thanks to St. John’s representatives, who attended that day – Ryan and Shannon Anderson, Emily Staveness, and Claire Johnson.
Please CLICK HERE for a recap of the Assembly, which was held on May 20, 2023.
CLICK HERE to view a video from our companion synod, the Northern India Evangelical Church – this video, on the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin’s YouTube channel, was not able to be shown the day of the Synod Assembly.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE
SUGAR CREEK BIBLE CAMP
We know your summer plans are filling up, but if you have a free week, find a friend and consider sending your child to Sugar Creek Bible Camp! Sugar Creek is an outdoors, unplugged, Christ-centered, small-group focused, fun ELCA camp. Located in Ferryville, WI, in a valley between two beautiful bluffs, your campers will enjoy swimming, horseback riding, learning about God, home cooked meals, and nightly campfires among many other activities. Overnight camps start as young as entering 2nd grade. Enroll online at Sugar Creek Bible Camp.
SUGAR CREEK BIBLE CAMP EXPLORERS DAY
St. John’s is going to camp on Tuesday, June 20! This is a one-day camp experience for children entering grades K-3. Explore Sugar Creek during this exciting one-day adventure. Enjoy Bible Stories, fun games, nature lessons, and crafts. Pending weather, other activities may include swimming and/or pony rides. We will leave St. John’s at 7am, returning around 5pm. Cost is $35 for child, and $10 for parent chaperone. If you are willing to drive a vehicle, please contact Emily Staveness at email@example.com. Register ASAP as limited space is available. Find an online link to enroll in Explorers at Sugar Creek Explorer Camp to reserve your spot.
2023 Vacation Bible School ‘STELLAR – Shine Jesus’ Light’
Help us launch into an out-of-this-world adventure! VBS PLANNING MEETINGS are scheduled for Sunday, June 4, at 10:15am, & Monday, June 5, at 6:30pm. The purpose of these meetings is to begin planning for Vacation Bible School (VBS): Stellar – Shine Jesus’ Light, which will take place the evenings of July 10-13. Anyone interested in learning more about the Stellar VBS program is welcome to come. There are jobs for people with all skills and schedules! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Ellen.
MAY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT IS JAMES ROWE
Each month, a member will be featured in our Monthly Member Spotlight section. This month, we are featuring James Rowe. Read about James…
Week of May 21 – 27: Our final week in Mexico. Pray we find time to shop for excess cleaning supplies, fans, and maintenance supplies that will be needed before Branch Conference starts. Pray we can pass the baton to others who will step in to begin making preparations for Conference, which happens June 6-15. About 120 people will participate and most of them will stay here at the Center, filling all 36 of our guest apartments.
Ed and Melissa Swanson
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Serving with the people of Mexico
OUR COMMUNITY LIFE TEAM INVITES YOU
Read updates from the Community Life Team…
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES LIVE STREAMED AT 9:00 am
Livestream 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.
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!
OREGON AREA FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
Donations for Oregon Area Food Pantry can be dropped off at St. John’s at any time. Our thanks to Shelli Jenkins for delivering items to the pantry. A high need currently is paper products, especially facial tissue. Thanks for your donations!