October 6, 2017 


 

 

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 choirs, and worship team. Join us to receive the encouragement of Grace Alone, Faith Alone, and Scripture Alone for our daily lives. Connect, Care, and Share in Christ following the celebration with snacks, drinks, and coffee in the East Cafeteria. We have much to give thanks for as we come together on October 29 at 9:30 AM, and fill the auditorium with praise!  
 

For more information, contact the Church Office at 262-334-4901 or
stjohns@stjohnswestbend.org

PROMOTION

 

Feed My Starving Children  
 

You can help in three primary ways. First, pray for the success of our partnership. Second, volunteer to pack meals, and third, provide financial resources. It only takes 22 cents to provide one meal. Think of how many times you have a meal in your “pocket.” Our goal is 500,000 meals, which translates to $110,000.

For more information, contact the Church Office at 262-334-4901 or
stjohns@stjohnswestbend.org

 

Choral Vespers at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.

 

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the 170th anniversary of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, U.A.C. as the St. John’s Choir, along with other LCMS South Wisconsin District choirs join The Trinity Choir for a night of Choral Vespers. Music starts at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 22. Dr. John Behnke directs the group and SWD President Rev. Dr. John C. Wille joins as Liturgist.

For more information, contact the Rachel Morton at
rmorton@stjohnswestbend.org

CONNECTION

 

CUW Reformation 500 Celebration

 

Set in The Chapel of Christ Triumphant at Concordia University Wisconsin, a night of music and readings to commemprate the 500th Anniversary of the reformation on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 PM. Admission is FREE!

 
For all of Concordia University Wisconsin’s Reformation 500 events, click
here

 

 

17 in ’17 Challenge

Please help the Theology Department at Concordia University Wisconsin celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by identifying and supporting Pre-Seminary students.

We are calling it “17 in ’17” and we are hoping to raise at least $17,000 for scholarships for Pre-Seminary students. These scholarships will be over and above other financial aid that our Pre-Seminary students receive.

We are also looking for prospective church-work students with the goal of having at least 17 new Pre-Seminary students this fall and each year into the future.

For more information, or to offer your support, visit the
webpage

 

 
Concordia Seminary Explores the Reformation 500 

The Concordia Seminary, in St. Louis, has produced a video series exploring the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary focusing on the religious, political, and social impacts of Martin Luther’s idea and the impact it has today.

For more information and to view the videos, visit the website

ENRICHMENT

What Are We Fighting For?    

T.S. Eliot says that, “the life of Protestantism depends on the survival of that against which it protests.” If this is true, then the future of the Church depends on our recognizing what we’re fighting for, what we’re fighting against, who we’re fighting with, and maybe, above all, who we are ignoring while we’re doing all this fighting. By reclaiming the central cry of the Reformation-sola gratia! sola fide! sola scriptura!-we can grow in our shared understanding of “the good fight” of the Gospel in the 21st Century.

Stop by, or call the church office (262-334-4901) to purchase your own copy of “Sola!,” and explore the  you within your vocations.  

Dig Deeper into the Central Doctrine of our Lutheran Christian Faith  

Veith explores and presents a true understanding of justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the church. 
Stop by, or call the church office
(262-334-4901) to purchase your own copy of “Spirituality of the Cross,” and explore the  you within your vocations. 

Enrich, Teach, and Learn   

Written by Martin Luther in 1529 in question and answer format, the Small Catechism explores the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar. Also included are daily prayers, a table of duties for Christians in their various callings in life, and a guide for Christians to use as they prepare to receive Holy Communion.  Luther intended the catechism to be a prayer book for individuals and families and a powerful tool for the Christian life because it provides a brief, clear summary of God’s Word on the essentials of the Christian faith.
 
Stop by, or call the church office (262-334-4901) to purchase your own copy of “Luther’s Small Catechism,” and see how God is calling you within your vocations.   

Ever Wondered About Your Calling?  

“God at Work,” by Gene Edward Veith Jr. digs into our vocations as one who is called by and follows Christ.

“‘The priesthood of all believers’ did not make everyone into church workers; rather, it turned every kind of work into a sacred calling.” – Veith


Stop by, or call the church office
(262-334-4901) to purchase your own copy of “God at Work,” and see how God is calling you within your vocations. 

lutheranreformation.org is a great place to start your exploration of the Reformation!
     – Evangelical Preaching and Prayer
     – What is a Lutheran
     – The Lutheran Confessions
     – Reformation Remembered
  Reformation Material for Children
     – Reformation Rock Video
     – Reformation Flannelgraph
   Bible Studies
     – It’s Still All About Jesus
   Audio & Video
     – Share the Truth!
     – Welcome . . .It’s a Great Time to Confess Jesus
     – Podcasts
   Blog
     – Read about the Reformation
     – Read about the History   

Are you ready?

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