Announcement: Meals on Wheels

February 3, 2012 by  
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Area shut-ins receive their noon meal daily by the Meals on Wheels volunteer service. This effort is coordinated by the various community churches so that our most needy senior citizens meet their dietary needs for at least one meal each day. St. John’s participates in this effort by taking that responsibility 2-3 months of each year. Please contact Glenace Smelcer (882-5726) to volunteer your services. She’ll be happy to hear from you.

Announcement: Skaalen Home

February 1, 2012 by  
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The Skaalen Home is located in Stoughton, WI. It provides daily care for our senior Lutheran brethren. St. John’s church members are called to volunteer there periodically. For more information, contact Vonnie Hatlen (882-4707).

Lutheran World Relief: Baby Care Kits

June 7, 2018 by  
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Lutheran World Relief School Kits

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Current News, Lutheran World Relief

Fabric Kits for Lutheran World Relief

May 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Lutheran World Relief, Quilters

We collect for Fabric Kits in April and May.

Personal Care Kits Collection for Lutheran World Relief

January 4, 2017 by  
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Baby Care Kits

July 14, 2016 by  
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ELCA Embarks on First Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

September 7, 2014 by  
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CHICAGO (ELCA) — As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) seek to grow the life-changing, life-sustaining ministries of this church, they can do so through “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.” The five-year comprehensive campaign is the first ever for the ELCA.

A goal of the campaign, overwhelmingly approved by the voting members of the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, is to raise $198 million to help sustain and grow the ministries of this church. The additional resources will provide the ELCA with opportunities to deepen relationships and expand ministries that serve communities in the United States and around the world.

“Through this campaign, ELCA members have the opportunity to share God’s love in meaningful and life-changing ways,” said Eaton. “Together we can save a child’s life, identify and prepare leaders in our church and among our global companions, start or renew congregations, and help people and communities break the cycle of hunger and poverty. That’s what this campaign can do. That’s what we can do. And, we get to do this in Jesus’ name.”

Approved during the ELCA’s 25th anniversary year, the campaign goal of nearly $200 million represents a significant increase in designated funding for existing and new ministry initiatives. Through several priorities, the campaign seeks to:

+ Renew and begin new congregations

+ End hunger and overcome malaria

+ Identify and train new leaders and engage young people in church life

+ Expand the ELCA’s disability ministries

+ Grow this church’s capacity to serve globally, support ELCA missionaries and women leaders among global companion churches.

“This campaign gives us all the chance to reach out locally and globally in new ways that will make a difference not only today but well into the future,” said MaryAnn Anderson.

Information about “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA” is available at

Acts 29 Mission Ministry

January 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Current News, Mission Opportunities

We have named our mission ministry Acts 29. What is Acts 29? If you look in the New Testament, you will find the book of Acts has only 28 chapters. Chapter 29 hasn’t been written yet! God’s story is still being written, and St. John’s mission work is part of the story.

We traveled to Minot, North Dakota, last July to help with the recovery from flood damage. Our next trip will be to Moore, Oklahoma, which was devastated by a tornado last May. Moore is a suburb of Oklahoma City. The tornado damaged or destroyed approximately 4000 buildings including homes, schools, and the medical center.

Our mission trip will be June 14th to June 21st. Please attend a meeting Sunday, January 12, at 10:30am to learn more.

Thrivent Members-Direct Your Choice Dollars

March 4, 2013 by  
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Have you directed all of your 2013 designated Thrivent Choice Dollars? Eligible benefit members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans have until March 31, 2014, to direct any remaining 2013 Choice Dollars. After that date, the unused Choice Dollars expire. Through Choice Dollars (Thrivent’s charitable grant program), members can recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable grant funds each year. Thank you to all Thrivent Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church who directed your dollars to St. John’s in 2013.


2014 Instructions – Each time you receive notification of your dollars in 2014 you will need to call and direct them as to where you want the dollars to go. If you do not direct them quarterly they will go into a grant fund. As stated it is best to direct them quarterly when notified. If you wait until the end of the year the dollars may not be available.The number you call is 1-800-847-4836. State “Thrivent Choice” then “Choice Dollars.” Thanks for choosing St. John’s for your Choice Dollars.

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