Stay Connected at St. John’s

Stay up to date about what’s going on at St. John’s West Bend. Download the St. John’s App by texting STJOHNSWBAPP to 77977, or search “St. John’s West Bend” in the App Store and look for our logo. Sign up for our St. John’s Connections E-Newsletter. Our E-Newsletter features articles...

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Red Letter Challenge

At the beginning of Lent, each student in our 8th grade class was given a copy of the Red Letter Challenge, and they used this as their “text book” for Christian Education class. Maybe some of you remember doing the Red Letter Challenge (RLC) as a member of our congregation....

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Shalom Home: A New Home for Orphan Girls in India

We are blessed to be a part of Bethania Kids, caring for orphans in India for about 20 years. Over the past few years, St. John’s has been working hand in hand with St. John’s Foundation, committing $10,000 each year for three years to build a home for forty young...

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“Why the Re-Connecting, Re-Caring, Re-Caring?”

Dear Friends in Christ, Leaves have begun to hit the ground. The long days of summer have faded into shorter, darker days. The cold hasn’t come yet, but the season has changed. This is nothing new, of course-Seasons come and seasons go, and there is nothing we can do to...

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Worship Ministry: A Note Regarding Covid-19

All of the ministries at St. John’s continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic as we seek to faithfully carry out our mission. Regarding in-person worship, we would like to remind you of the following protocols: Masks continue to be welcomed and encouraged during worship. The balcony continues to be reserved...

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Baptism Class

As we continue to Re-Connect this fall, we’d like to share one ministry that is returning after a hiatus as we live out our vision of “Discipleship in as many places as possible.” We believe that we make disciples by “Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of...

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Pictorial Directory

Dear Friends in Christ, Connections matter! Would you like to put a name and face together, making connections with your church family? Now is the time to partner with us as we create an updated St. John’s Pictorial Directory. Our last photo directory was published over a decade ago, and...

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Worship Protocols

Dear Friends in Christ, As we bask in the light of the resurrection and rejoice in the hope that we have in Christ, we’d like to share the next set of worship protocols in light of the recent State Supreme Court decision concerning the mask mandate. Masks will continue to...

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Ministry Planning Process

Dear family at St. John’s, Over the past months, various groups have been at work asking where the Lord is leading us in the next three years. We’ve solicited congregational input through our town halls, our staff, and the leadership board. Out of all of these conversations, the following End’s...

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2021 Women’s Retreat

Ladies, have you found yourselves wanting a break from the crazy demands of life after this past year? Are you looking for a way to reconnect? Come walk through the book of Judges with your St. John’s sisters as we talk about “Identity Crisis,” and find out who you really...

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2021 Men’s Retreat – ReUp

We are back and ready to re-engage with you. 2020 was a year that challenged all of us. Whether it was physically, emotionally, or spiritually, this last year, was one many would like to forget. As we reflect on 2020, we are reminded of the one who is in control....

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Our New Guide Book & Directory is Here!

Check your mailbox for our new 2021 St. John’s Guide Book & Directory. It should be arriving in the coming week! The Advertisers helped provide this service at NO cost to our congregation. We encourage you to think of them in the future as your needs arise.

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Return to the Lord

The season of Lent is a time for self-examination and repentance, and it is a time for prayer. “Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire . . . the Christian’s vital breath,” penned hymn-writer James Montgomery. But sometimes that holy conversation is interrupted or sidelined from a place of priority in...

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The Psalms of Lent

The book of Psalms is often known as “Israel’s Prayer Book”. These prayers, songs, and exclamations were lifted to the Lord at various times to express the thoughts, concerns, worries, and joys that the people of God were experiencing at the time. Our Lenten Wednesday services will focus on a...

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St. John’s Couple’s Day-Treat

Hello St. John’s Couples! The Lord’s Church invites you! Isn’t that Good News? To be invited to something allows us to say, “Yes, I will be there!” or “No, thank you.” We hope you say “Yes!” The St. John’s Couple’s Retreat Committee has worked on our next St. John’s annual...

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Discipleship Hour Resumes January 20

Dear Friends in Christ, “I just need some rest” is a phrase I’ve uttered far too many times in my life. I’ve also noticed that a lot of my rest is not restful- Put another way, a day of mindlessly binge watching Netflix or watching TV doesn’t rejuvenate us for...

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Town Hall Meeting

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, There is no doubt that 2020 was a very challenging year. We endured the global pandemic, an economic shutdown that’s left us teetering on financial meltdown, and navigating social unrest during an election year. Whew, that’s a lot of stuff in 365 days. It...

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Community Announcement: COVID Vaccine available to 65+ and up

Brothers and sisters, the COVID-19 vaccine is now being made available for people 65 and older. We have made the information available online to aid in household awareness and decision-making. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and that it may take some time to be vaccinated, even if you...

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Town Hall Meeting

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, There is no doubt that 2020 was a very challenging year. We endured the global pandemic, an economic shutdown that’s left us teetering on financial meltdown, and navigating social unrest during an election year. Whew, that’s a lot of stuff in 365 days. It...

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New Years Message

Dear Friends in Christ, Ah, New Year’s. Hope springs eternal. We can leave the mess of 2020 behind, and we can look forward to a better 2021. This seems to be the common sentiment. We hope we can finally get back to what we had, do the things we like,...

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St. John’s Early Childhood Center

St. John’s Early Childhood Center 2020-2021 Open Enrollment K4 WI School Choice Partner Pre-K3AM Tuesday & Thursday 8AM – 11AM Pre-K4AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45AM – 12PM Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 with Extended Care Monday – Friday 6:30AM – 5:30PM 2 Day Minimum

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Connections Books Available

The weekend of January 3 AND January 10 we will have the updated Connections Books available in the gathering space for pick up. Pick up your HARD COPY: Help yourself to our updated Connections Book. To assist with the cost of the book, we ask that you USE THE SLIPCOVER...

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