"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

Jesus' tender invitation to come to Him and His promise to provide care is lived out through His followers. We, the followers of Jesus who gather at St. John's, provide ever expanding opportunities for people to receive and provide care as, together, we navigate the joys and challenges of life. Below are some examples of care ministries here at St. John’s.

Memory Care

If you or a loved one are experiencing memory loss, or if you have any questions about what to look for and available resources, please visit one of the links below for helpful, local information regarding the journey of memory loss for individuals and their families.

https://www.memorycare.com/memory-care-in-wisconsin/
https://www.memorycare.com/what-is-a-memory-care-facility/
https://www.memorycare.com/when-to-consider-memory-care/
https://www.memorycare.com/what-to-expect-in-memory-care/
https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/wisconsin

Quilters

Our team of quilters meet each Monday at 9:00 AM in the lower fellowship hall to make quilts that are sent out to people in need around the world. For more information about the Quilters Ministry, contact Cathy Berndt at (262) 338-3264.

Shut-in Visitation

Situations in life sometimes make it impossible for people to attend worship. The aging process, sickness, disabilities, and other challenges can prevent one from receiving God’s gifts of Word and Sacrament. To help our members stay connected to the Lord and the Church, our pastors and lay leaders provide monthly visits in which they bring God’s Word, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, and fellowship. If you are unable to attend worship due to a life challenge, please contact Pastor David at (262) 334-4901 ext. 304 to receive regular visits.

St. John’s Guild

The St. John’s Guild provides fellowship opportunities for the women of our congregation, meeting regularly on the second Thursday of the month from 1:30-4:00 PM. Their meetings are usually held in the lower level fellowship hall. Throughout the year they schedule field trips to a variety of businesses in West Bend. For more information contact Marilyn Holmquist at (262) 334-7352.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry at St. John’s reaches out with God’s love to people going through times of change or uncertainty: it can be the birth of a baby, the loss of a loved one, hospitalization, divorce or separation, a career change, incarceration, aging, illness, relocation, or other new life circumstances. Our trained Stephen Ministers commit to making weekly, prayerful contact with their care receivers as they face the challenges of life in the midst of God’s love. Stephen Ministry is available to members and non-members alike. To request a Stephen Minister, please contact Chris Reinke at (414) 801-6403.

Transportation Ministry

Our Transportation Ministry provides assistance for members in need of transportation to church or Bible class on a regular or occasional basis within a reasonable distance. If you have a transportation need or would like to serve as a driver, please call the church office at (262) 334-4901 with your name and information.