Live Connections – What is that Rope For?

If you were in worship at St. John’s this weekend, you couldn’t have missed it. The ropes? . . . Actually, “Life Connections.” Certainly, you noticed the 450 feet of white rope extending from the arms of the white altar cross, crisscrossing from beam to beam, 12 feet over the...

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St. John’s Connections Fair

St. John’s Connections Fair Sunday, February 24, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM School Gymnasium Connections matter, relationships matter, and life together is real, relevant, and relational. As we continue live out the mission and vision of St. John’s, our life of discipleship is dependent on connecting with Life Groups. God...

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2019 Couple’s Retreat

Register & Pay Online HERE! Download the brochure here, and paper registration here. You are invited to register for the 2019 St. John’s Couples Retreat in Sister Bay (Door County) from February 8th-10th. Jesus said in Matthew 19 (verses 4 & 5b), “Have you not read that He who created...

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Connections Fair

On January 6, the Lord blessed our large group Discipleship Hour discussion on “Life Groups” with a packed house. It was a morning of learning, getting to know others, and praying together; a morning worth celebrating! So, what is a Life Group? A Life Group is any group at St....

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Discipleship Moment: Cookies for Soldiers

Cathy Schimmels, a staff member of St. John’s Campus Care, prayed about how St.John’s could bless those who serve in the military. Her idea was having the school children write thank you notes, and those that wanted to bake cookies could add to the package we would send to our...

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Connections Pastor Interview Team

Moving into the new year, and continuing our focus on Connections, the family of St. John’s continues to see countless blessings from our Lord. Pastor Dave Kellerman’s retirement brings new opportunities to see how see God reveals His plans for us as we move through the process of calling a...

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In Christ We Resolve

Every January we gather hope and expectation for the coming year. We resolve, “This is the year I will lose that extra weight.” We resolve, “This is the year I will complete that project.” We resolve, “This year will be different. I will be different.” We make our resolutions and...

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Connecting With A Life Group

 Sign up HERE and let us know who’s coming!   Relationships matter! Have you ever felt alone, drifting in a sea of faces? Have you ever felt lost or detached? Now’s your time to connect with a Life Group! Connections matter! Connections make us stronger, give us purpose, and help us grow....

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Thank you for Supporting Our Youth

THANK YOU, St. John’s family and community for supporting our Senior High Youth who will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN next July, through our Fall Clean-up fundraiser. With the help of our youth, parents, and leaders, we spent over 177 hours helping Connect, Care, and Share in...

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Our Time is Now – A Celebration!

As you know, on Monday, August 27th – two days before school started – we experienced the terrible flood. What a challenge our Heavenly Father put before us! Within two weeks, the Foundation Board, with the approval and encouragement from the Leadership Board, addressed the congregation and spearheaded the financial...

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Advent – The King is Coming!

The Advent season encompasses the four Sundays prior to Christmas Day. This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2. During this season, God’s people prepare to commemorate Christ’s first coming as they wait in anxious anticipation for His second coming. Our celebration of Advent will include our regular weekend worship...

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Thankful for Retreat Ministries

Happy Thanksgiving! As the Family of St. John’s continues to live out the vision of Discipleship in as Many Places as Possible, we focus in this week’s stewardship moment on one the five expressions of our vision, “Havens of Recreation.” The Retreat Ministry at St. John’s is centered around “RE-creation.”...

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Welcome to the App!

This is it! We are excited to announce the release of the St. John’s West Bend App. What time does Discipleship Hour start . . . there’s an app for that. Want to sign-up for a breakout session or Bible study . . . there’s an app for that. This...

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Our Time is NOW!

Flood Update You may be familiar with this phrase as the rally cry for the St. John’s West Bend Foundation this year as well as a call to action to St. John’s members to consider assisting in a prayerful financial response to help pay for the substantial cost of recovering...

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What a Week!

What an unforgettable week! Thank you all for starting it off by honoring me with your words of congratulations, your love and support, and especially for making sure that the children were the focus of my celebration. They have, and always will be, the heart of my ministry. I am...

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Our Time is Now!

The Lower Level re-opens October 8 We continue to see God at work as we recover from the natural disaster a few short weeks ago. The lower level is starting to look like it did before the flood, and we thank God for all of the staff, volunteers, and work...

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Our time is NOW! Flood Update

Our time is now! The waters may have receded, but the work continues. Did you know that we are still working to erase the effects of the natural disaster that happened on our campus just a few short weeks ago? Staff and volunteers have continued to tirelessly work long hours...

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Dawn Oldenettel Honored as Top Principal

We thank God for our School Administrator, Dawn Oldenettel. Mrs. O has been honored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as a 2018 National Distinguished Principal. NAESP’s National Distinguished Principals program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level principals who ensure that America’s children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement....

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St. John’s Flood Waters – Update

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8: 28 St. John’s campus has experienced a natural disaster; over 40,000 square feet in three buildings was covered with dirty water. St. John’s is experiencing supernatural Godsends!...

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St. John’s Flood Waters

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28 Dear Family, The passage above takes on special meaning because St. John’s experienced flood waters last night. We’re not sure how much of the...

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Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

The St. John’s West Bend Foundation, in support of the mission and vision of St. John’s, has graciously provided one copy of Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Agefor each member family. This fantastic resource will be used in conjunction with our upcoming Discipleship Hour, starting September 9 and also our...

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Lay Readers

Consider offering time to the Lord through the reading of Old Testament and New Testament lessons during worship services on a rotating schedule. Participants include women, men, youth and families for all worship services! Please join us for an informational/training meeting on Monday, September 24, at 7pm in the Sanctuary....

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Employment Opportunity at St. John’s Early Childhood Center

St. John’s is currently looking for a motivated, caring individual who will demonstrate and provide Christian values and spiritual growth to young children and their families. This full-time Administrative Office Assistant position would be partnering with parents and staff, Monday through Friday, hours between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. This...

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Living Word Grant Opportunities and Meetings

We have been blessed with the opportunity to, once again, offer grant opportunities to the family of St. John’s who are attending Living Word Lutheran High School. Attendance at one of the Grant Meetings is required to begin the application process. A Grant Application letter will be sent out this...

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2018 St. John’s Women’s Retreat: Woman of Joy

Do you long to be a Woman of Joy, regardless of your circumstances? Do you struggle to be a Woman of Humility, living in a world that places priority in pride and self-promotion? Do you desire to be a Woman of Confidence, with the assurance that can come only from...

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Vacation Bible School

Can you believe that summer is only a few short months away? Which means School will be out and Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, July 9-13! We are on the hunt for volunteers – Crew Leaders, Crew Aides, and Station Aids. Please contact us or just fill...

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ECC Full-time Teaching Position Open

The Early Childhood Center is looking for a motivated, caring individual who loves to work with children. The full time, Floating Assistant Teacher would partner with teachers and parents in all of our classrooms, Monday through Friday. If you would like more information, or to apply for the position, please...

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2019 NYG Information Meeting

Teens & parents of teens – we are hosting two informational meeting about the 2019 National Youth Gathering (NYG). We are seeking out teens and adults leaders who wish to learn more about the NYG, express an interest in going, and desire to be a part of a possible team...

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2018 Men’s Retreat

This retreat has always been hosted in May, but has recently moved to being hosted at Camp Luther in Three Lakes WI. The same great experience of God’s Word and tons of laughs and fun, is only complemented by great facilities and amazing destination. Be sure to check back for...

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2018 St. John’s Auction Registration is OPEN

Online Auction is Officially Open The St. John’s Auction Committee is happy to announce that the Online Auction is officially open to everyone! Below is just a sample of what you will find to bid on: Wisconsin Dells Wilderness Weekend presented by the ECC Bookcase with books created by the...

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ECC Adminstrator Search

As many of you may have already heard, Cheryl Rudolf has announced that she will be stepping down as St. John’s Children’s Ministry Director in June. As we celebrate Cheryl’s tremendous contributions and success, and praise God for raising her up to lead and build the Early Childhood Center (ECC)...

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Parental Choice Program Meeting

If you were unable to attend the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program meeting, here is an opportunity to see what you missed. For more information, contact the School Office at 262-334-3077 or school@stjophnswestbend.org.

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Life Together Cards

As we continue to walk in faith together, thank you for returning your Life Together cards. Your cards can be dropped off in the offering basket, in the receptacle found in the narthex, at the church office or at the business office. If you have any questions regarding the Life...

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Join the Celebration: Reformation 2017, It’s Still All About Jesus!

As a culmination of a year celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation we gather at the West Bend High School Auditorium to celebrate God’s work then, now, and His faithfulness into the future. Concordia University Wisconsin President Rev. Patrick Ferry leads us in praise alongside our adult choirs, kids...

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Discipleship Hour – Dr. Dan Paavola

September 24 – Many of us think about Martin Luther as a preacher, teacher, and reformer. Dr. Dan Paavola brings us a more personal look into Luther as a husband, father, son, and brother. Dr. Paavola is a professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin, as well as a pastor,...

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Discipleship Hour – Heather Choate

September 17 – Heather Choate Davis returns to unpack the “Priesthood of all Believers” and Luther’s recapturing of the teaching that all men and women are part of the holy priesthood. In addition, Heather has offered to stay for additional BONUS TIME to unpack “Church Turned in On Itself,” a...

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Discipleship Hour – Dr. Maschke & Reformation 500

Europe was prime for revolution when Luther introduced the ideas that led to the reformation of the church. Dr. Tim Maschke will lead us through what was happening in Europe as Luther was igniting the reformation. Dr. Maschke has served Concordia University Wisconsin as a Professor of Theology since 1982,...

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Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

St. John’s has signed up for 60 slots (to pack meals) for Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Concordia University Wisconsin, in Mequon, at Barth Hall. To sign up for the MobilePack Event, follow this link (note that you will be asked to agree to Volunteer...

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Discipleship Hour Returns

Join us on September 10, 17, and 24 at 9:25 AM in the School Gym for a special large group discipleship hour celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. 9/10 – Dr. Tim Maschke will lead us through what was happening in Europe as Luther was igniting the reformation. 9/17...

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Stargazing at Faith Haven

Many of you have seen the beauty of Faith Haven by day, but did you know there is another side to this place? After dark, the stars shine more brightly than can ever be seen from town. Come out at dusk on Sunday, August 13 and experience the wonders of...

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Summer Softball Fun

Are you looking for family fun on Thursday nights this summer? Come to the softball diamonds at Regner park and join any of the three St. John’s Softball teams for great fun and fellowship during and after the games. Cheer on the teams and gather with families. All are welcome...

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Pastor Dave Kellerman – 40 Years of Service

Please join us in celebrating Pastor David Kellerman and his 40 years of service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through Lutheran education & the Pastoral Ministry. The family of St. John’s has so much to thank and praise God for, especially our Pastors and leaders. Please keep Pastor...

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Pastor David & Samantha Nieman Give Thanks

I grew up in the southwest, mostly in Carlsbad, NM and spent a lot of time hiking, participating in Boy Scouts, and taking guests to the Carlsbad Caverns (it’s pretty cool, even the 15th time). When I graduated high school, I decided to go out of state to Monmouth College,...

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