April 22, 2020

New Bible Study Opportunity!

Join us tonight at 6:00 PM as we dive into
1 Peter and spend time in prayer for each other, for our community, and the world.
We’ll be using
Zoom as the platform for our online bible study. Many of you have used it for our Red Letter Challenge Check-Ins. It’s a platform that will allow us to be interactive as we dive into the Word of God and Prayer. 
Click HERE to join!


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Stewardship is Discipleship

Connecting, Caring, and Sharing in Christ

Need some help getting the week’s groceries? Due to COVID-19 concerns, a trip to the grocery store has become for many an exercise in anxiety as well as a potential health risk. Even so, our God promises to provide our “daily bread,” and He does that in many ways, through many people. If one of our volunteers at St. John’s can help you pick up your local groceries, please call the office at 262-334-4901.

Please note: our volunteers are offering to pick up groceries – payment for the groceries (cash or check) is still the recipient’s responsibility.

The Apostles’ Creed is a statement of faith that unites us in a common confession.  As we gather through online services we are still encouraged by these words, even as we speak them in the context of our own household. One thing we miss in this time is the blessing of the many different voices around us as a congregation uplifting this confession of faith to one another.  Although we can’t meet together, we can join our voices together through video.
We are asking the people of St. John’s to video yourself or your household speaking the Apostles’ Creed. This can be captured on your phone, tablet, or computer. No fancy production or filters needed, just hit record and speak together.  We will then collect these videos into a single creed video that we use in our online worship service.
Please send your video directly to John Ehlke at 
john.ehlke@gmail.com.  We would love to use this in worship as soon as possible, so don’t delay.  Gather up, turn that camera to face you, and. . .

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Given the current circumstances around COVID-19, St. John’s has canceled the spring Men’s Retreat originally planned for May 15-17.  Although we are saddened by our need to cancel this event, we are eager to continue our Men’s Ministry into the future as the Lord provides opportunity.

If you have any questions regarding this cancellation, please contact Doug Raddemann through the church office or email at 

Educational Ministries  

Screenagers: The Next Chapter
Movie:  Sunday, April 26
Parent Discussion: Monday, April 27

During this extraordinary period during which we are practicing physical distancing to support our public health goals related to COVID-19, screenagersmovie.com is allowing a special opportunity to still view the movie in an online setting so that we may continue to connect, encourage and support one another as we teach our children how to use the tools of technology in a positive and God-pleasing way.

Please register using the link below.  FREE REGISTRATION. Registration INCLUDES access to stream “on-demand,” the movie, AND participation in the livestreaming community event. This link gives you direct access to sign-up to view the movie NOW through April 27 and to join in the live Q&A that will be hosted on April 27 at 6:00 PM.  These events work best when accessed from a computer.

Have questions? Please contact Leah Toerpe, ltoerpe@sjswb.org. For more information on the film and additional resources, go to screenagersmovie.com.


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Do you feel God’s Calling to Become a Pastor or Deaconess?   

Concordia Seminary exists to prepare the next generation of church leaders. We are here to support you as you consider being trained to become a pastor, deaconess or scholar, to ultimately contribute to the church with deep commitment to Lutheran theology and practice, and in a spirit of servant leadership.

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Prayers, App, and Devotions

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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and type St. John’s West Bend, and the app will appear.
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