Ministries

We gather to study the Word of God and for Christian fellowship.

Click on the programs below to learn more about them.

Adult Bible Study   9:40 am on Sundays

Pastor Schmitt leads a study of apologetics (explaining and defending our faith).  Sessions are held in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring your coffee!

Confirmation Class

Pastor Schmitt leads a course for youth preparing for Confirmation.  Contact Pastor Schmitt for details.

"Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things!" This is an invitation to those of you who have a special joy and gift for singing in the St. John's Adult Choir. 

Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, in the church music room.  High school students and older are invited to sing.  If committing to sing with the choir for the entire year is too much for your schedule, join us for the first half of the year, through the Christmas season.  For more information, contact Minister of Music, Charles Kennell  352-4150 (office) 354-6810 (home).

Meets every Thursday at 9:30am

J-O-Y Bible Study is a weekday Bible class, led by Chuck Kennell, for members and friends of St. John's who are retired, semi-retired, or hoping-soon-to-be retired.  We meet Thursday mornings, from 9:30 - 10:45am in the Fellowship Hall. Gather with friends around God's Word and a cup of coffee.  We hope you join us! 

Bible Based — We are seeking truth through Scripture
Relationship with God — We are seeking God through his Word
Searching — We search the Bible for instructions for living 
Multi-level — For people with no Bible knowledge, with some, or with a lot
Relevant — We look for how the Bible relates to our lives
Application Oriented — We apply what we learn in the Bible to our everyday lives
Connection — We make lasting friendships
Authentic — We desire to live what we learn, guided by the Word of God 
Community — We emphasize authentic Christian community


J-O-Y Fellowship meets the second Thursday of the month immediately following Bible Study. Everyone is welcomed to join the group for something fun to do.

First two Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm

B.o.B - Band of Brothers for men

The mission of St. John’s Men’s Ministry is to enhance the spiritual and social lives of the men of the congregation. This ministry will place high priority on developing ways of encouraging men to be accountable to God and one another for the well being of their families, St. John’s Church and School, and in the community.

B.O.B. meets the first two Tuesdays of each month and is open to all men and their guests of the church school and daycare family doors open at 6:30. B.O.B. exists to encourage all men in their faithwalk at home, church, and the marketplace.

All women of St. John's are invited to join in the fun and discussion. For any questions, please contact Linda Zywicki, Co-Interim President at 262-253-1304. If you would like to get WINGS email through St John's Member Connect, please let either Linda Zywicki or Karen Miller - Co-Interim Presidents know and we will add you to the email list.

"Pathfinders" is a women's bible study group that meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday, at 10:00am in the home of Marcy Schmidt.  Studies are selected from LWML Quarterlies.  Join us for coffee, study and prayer.  For more information, phone 262-241-5290.

Peace by Piece Quilters members get together twice a month to cut, sew and iron materials for quilt projects.  Projects are for special events at St. John's, and also for Lutheran World Relief, Luther Manor and A Place of Refuge.  Our Craft Faire in December offers a wide range of crafted items for sale. Proceeds support the supplies & upkeep of sewing machines needed throughout the year.

We encourage members and guests to drop in, have a cup of coffee, chat and maybe find something you would like to do. Guild member meetings are scheduled on Fridays with dates published monthly in the Messenger. Saturdays meetings are also available. 

Meetings are held in the Mildred Sievers Quilting & Craft Room, located in the church basement. All interested members and non-members are invited to join us.  While the meetings start at 9 a.m., you can drop in and leave as your schedule permits. While the church is locked on Saturdays, if you come after 9 a.m., just call Marilyn’s cell phone number posted on the glass front door and someone will let you in.

Any questions or concerns, please contact
Marilyn Boettcher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 262-241-5641 or
Kathy Greig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 414-352-9223.

Encouraging the sharing of members' talents and fellowship
Providing educational opportunities
Promoting high standards of design and techniques
Sharing the quilting arts with the community
Preserving our quilting heritage
Providing needed service to the community at large

 

 

Vacation Bible School week - June

Teaching God's Word to Children
Vacation Bible School (VBS) connects children to life in Jesus during a fun-filled week of summer, full of Bible-based activities and hands-on-learning. The program is geared for children age 3 and up. Older students through adult are welcome to volunteer. 

Volunteer opportunities
We need enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who love the Lord and love children! Opportunities include crew leaders, Bible story tellers, assisting with craft projects, preparing refreshments, planning recreational activities, leading music, childcare, assisting with tech booth and more! All volunteers are asked to attend a fun and informational training session prior to VBS week.

If you are willing and able to help, please let Pastor Schmitt know.

Blessed Again Resale is located at 7624 W. Hampton Ave. in Milwaukee.  Hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. 

Blessed Again collects donations of used clothing and household items in good condition and sells them as a Resale Shop.  The profits are used to support A Place of Refuge, a crisis pregnancy organization and home. 

Donation of Items:  St. John's members collect and transport items in good condition that can be sold at the Resale Shop.  For questions about Blessed Again, contact (414) 464-9099.

The mission of A Place of Refuge is to help expectant mothers choose life for their unborn babies.  Blessed Again Resale provides funds for A Place of Refuge Ministries' Advocacy Ministry and Refuge House.  The Advocacy Ministry refers women to community resources, while Refuge Ministry House is a home for pregnant women in need of a place to stay.  A Place of Refuge provides for women's physical needs, with spiritual support and encouragement in Jesus' name. 

 

 


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