May 16, 2020

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Ascension of Jesus was a promise and a hope for His disciples then, and it still is now for us. We rejoice in the Resurrection because Christ is risen. Because of His victory, we rest in the promises of His Ascension. The disciples responded in worship; “And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.” Even as our usual “temple” of worship at St. John’s are temporarily closed, our worship and hope is not. Blessings as you worship.

Letter from the Unified Leaders

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Welcome to the Lord’s Table

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper During this Time of Pandemic

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper again on June 7. 

We are joyfully looking forward to receiving the Lord’s Body and Blood as a family together, even in this strange time!

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Previous Worship

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Prayer Requests

We Welcome Into The Lord’s Family
We welcome
Oaklee June
daughter of
Aron and Macey Bechler
, baptized at home on May 17. May the Lord bless these new members of God’s family.
Members in treatment, at home, or recovering:
Nicole Myrhum , Bill Ladwig, Paul Johnson, Sandy Lovato, Larke Mor , William Bremser, David Vernon, Marcelle Donaldson, Doug Zarling, Erwin Wergin, Darrel Hegy, Carla Kinkel, Pastor Cal Seban, Carrie Kuehl, Andy Bollen, Delores Fischer, Darlene Daley, Robert Polivka, Evelyn Wornardt, Leatrice (Lea) Strupp, Gloria Kohn, Joseph (Tom) Augustine, Paul Johnson, Ken Endlich, Brandee Michels, Cindy Doers, Marion Schoenbeck, June Wilke, Verna Kissinger, Lois Lewinski, James Zimbal, Sharon Stenschke, Barbara Moritz, Donna Menzel, Bill Wilke, Jerry Jung, Elmyra Martin, Mary Plaskey, Gary Woodward, Al Schaetz, Arlene Goebel, Gladys Hron, Mary Ann Yahr, Lois Gauger, Barb Yahr, Ellen Frank, Cheryl Eberhardt, Charles Frank, Lucille Seil, Nancie Purskey, Norma Warnkey.
Non-Members: Ellen Mortenson (Andrew Mortenson’s grandmother), Steve Williams (Rick Dusenbery’s brother-in-law), Cheryl Walsh (Carmen Kuntz’s daughter), Ben & Lucy (Mark Cassidy’s friends), Phillip S. (Jeff & Tina Noren’s neighbor), Betty Moskler (Mark Cassidy’s friend), Doug (Mark Cassidy’s friend), Ashlyn Roecker (Carol Roecker’s great-grand niece), Sherry (Kathy Sitzberger’s friend), Ashley Doll (Cathy Schimmel’s niece), Rich Buss, Emory Benner (Kathy Benner’s grandson), Mickie Wagner (Tom & Peggy Bruce’s friend), Don & Ruth Cooper (Cindy Midtbo’s parents), Audrey Fellenz (Lynn Fellenz’s mother-in-law), Scott & Val and family (friends of Susan Mueller), Duane (Jerry & Terri Buettner’s friend), Mary Ours (Janet Haliburton’s friend), Mason Jan (Jenny Wolf’s sister), Jack (Melede Meinzen’s friend), Tom Hall (Kandi Mentch’s uncle), Nancy Brakebush (Clara Guse’s friend), Danielle Hayburn (Paul & Charlene Otto’s daughter), Bridgette Finster (Norm Finster’s mother), Stephan & Martha Garmon (friends of Rachel Morton), Kris Kraase (Evelyn Wornardt’s granddaughter-in-law)James Oelhafen (brother of Audrey Weiland), Richard Davies (father-in-law of Nicole Davies), Shane Nault (grandson of Carmen Kuntz), Mary (friend of Bruce & Denise Biendarra), and Steve Strehlow (brother of Melede Meinzen).

Bible Study Opportunity!

Join us on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM as we dive into God’s Word 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!

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.

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  

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As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we invite you to enroll now in our K4 classroom. We have multiple options, including a half-day morning class or full day classroom. We also participate in the WI School Choice Program. The deadline to apply for this tuition assistance is May 14. If you have any questions, please contact us at 262-429-1061.

Partner Ministries

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Contact Living Word
Contact the office to learn how to join the Living Word Luther High School family.
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Contact Concordia University Wisconsin Today!
Contact the Enrollment Office to learn how to joing the CUW family.
Click HERE to sign-up!

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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.

Click HERE to learn more. 

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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