October 31, 2019

Called to Follow Him: A Celebration of Ministry for the Dorth Family
The St. John’s Joint Leaders look forward as Pastor Dorth accepts the Lord’s call to Island Lutheran Church in South Carolina.


Red Letter Challenge

Red Letter Challenge Life Groups!

Here are some of the ways to stay connected throughout the 40 day RLC.
St. John’s App – A brand new and dynamic container has been designed as a hub of activity for the RLC. Links to weekly life group videos, discussion guides, video check-ins, a Facebook group, and kids’ resources can be found here.
Life Group Sign-up – There all kinds of Life Groups for the RLC: Sunday groups, home groups, and even video groups! Contact Alan Lull (
alull@stjohnswestbend.org) or Cheryl Rudolf (
crudolf@stjohnswestbend.org) to get connected with an RLC Life Group.
RLC Video Check-ins – Throughout the 40 day challenge, we will be hosting Video Check-ins through Zoom. Twenty-five minute check-ins will take place from 12:15 PM to 12:40 PM, Monday through Thursday. Messages and links will be shared through the APP and the St. John’s Facebook page.

Life Group Resources – Need help hosting your Life Group conversation? There are great videos and discussion guides available through the RLC button on the St. John’s App. 
Facebook Group – Join the St. John’s RLC Facebook group to be supported every day in your 40 day challenge and share discipleship stories. Just search “St. John’s RLC” on Facebook and join the conversation.


Red Letter Challenge: Introduction

Worship Readings: Ephesians 4:25-32Mark 1:9-15

Every week of the
Red Letter Challenge begins with worship. Come and be fed by the words of Jesus and the gifts of God. Each Sunday introduces that week’s theme and principle. 
November 3 – Week 3, Forgiving
November 10 – Week 4, Serving
November 17 – Week 5, Giving
November 24 – Week 6, Going

RLC Week 3 - Forgiving
RLC Week 3 – Forgiving

EventsStewardship is Discipleship

Business Succession Generosity 

Business Succession generosity is usually only an after-thought. However, when integrated into the transfer plan comprehensively, charitable strategies can produce surprising benefits for the owner and the next generation of ownership.  Contact Craig Toerpe, Gift Planning Counselor of the LCMS Foundation to answer questions regardings gifts to ministry, or other questions you may have regarding your Lifetime Plan for Giving at 262-707-3005 or 

EventsConnecting, Caring, and Sharing in Christ

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Youth & Missions 

EducationEducational Ministries  

Called to Follow Him

Nov. 4-6 – 7th Gr. Outdoor Ed.
Nov. 8 – End of First Quarter
Nov. 13-14 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 15 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
Nov. 19 – K5 Round-Up
Nov. 27-29 – NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

Partner Ministries

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Schedule a Tour or Student Shadow Day
Parents and students are welcome to schedule a tour and learn more about Living Word at any time! We would be happy to host your child for a shadow day, which can include a half a day (morning or afternoon) or an entire day in any of our classrooms.
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Schedule a Visit Today!
Parents and students are welcome to schedule a tour and learn more about Concordia University Wisconsin at any time!  
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Do you feel God’s Calling to Become a Pastor or Deaconess?   



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Calendar, Prayers, & the App


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“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.
You will know it is our app because of the “StJ” logo.  


Daily Devotions

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Click HERE for the Portals of Prayer Daily Devotion 

Worship Times

Saturday Evening 
6:00 PM Traditional

Sunday Morning

8:00 AM Traditional
9:25 AM Red Letter Challenge

9:30 AM Blended
11:00 AM Contemporary
Wednesday Evening
6:00 PM Traditional