Connections E-Newsletter - July 1, 2021
Meet Jeremy Ziemann!
As a part of our ministry plan, passed as a congregation last weekend, we affirmed our desire to continue to mentor, build up, and support future workers in Christ’s church. As a part of this work, we’d like to welcome Jeremy Ziemann as our youth ministry intern for the next six months of ministry here at St. John’s. Jeremy will be interning with Alan Lull, our director of youth and missions, and working in our Campus Care ministry. Here’s a bit about him: 

Hello! My name is Jeremy Ziemann, and I am from Concordia University - Ann Arbor for my Family Life Education internship. I have chosen youth ministry as a focus for my major, and as such, I am going to be working with Alan Lull until December this year to learn and to experience a taste of ministry. Having been raised in Wisconsin for much of my life, I wanted to get back to my roots around the area I grew up, and Alan and I were a perfect fit. This year, I will be leading and learning on the job as I immerse myself in church ministry for this entire process. You might recognize my last name, Ziemann, because of my father Pastor Kurt Ziemann, former pastor of Immanuel in Random Lake and St. Stephen’s in Batavia. I am excited to reacquaint myself with anyone I know, and just as excited to meet new brothers and sisters in Christ. If you see me around the church, whether working at the school or with Alan, make sure to say hello and I would love to get to know you. I am looking forward to growing with everyone around here, and I’m deeply blessed to have this opportunity to serve this year. God's blessings as this summer begins!
Perhaps you’ve seen on the news that Wisconsin is in the midst of an emergency blood donation shortage? Come out to help St. John’s connect, care, and share with our West Bend community as we host a blood drive for “Versiti” (formerly “Blood Center of Wisconsin”). The blood drive will take place in the Lower Level on Thursday, July 8, from 1:00 PM -6:00 PM.

Sign up to donate HERE

For more information on current CDC Guidelines as they affect blood donations, as well as procedures to ensure donor safety, please visit this website: www.versiti.org/covid19
Sister to Sister Bible Study
Each week will be a different study on some of our favorite hymns. Come to as many as you can!

No Cost.

There will be a handout provided. You will need a Bible and a pen.

Bring a friend! All ladies are welcome!

We will be meeting the month of July; Monday nights 6:45-8:00 at Patrons Park (behind the library in WB) with a rain location of St. John’s Gathering Space. Wednesday mornings 9:45-11:00 in the Lower Level at St. John’s. (backup location is the gathering space).  Any questions: please contact Denise Seibel blessedonwheels@gmail.com or 262-412-0941
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 are in God's eyes: His precious child! Women of high school age and up are invited to join us September 24-26 at the Green Lake Conference/Retreat Center with our speaker, Karen Lippert. Registration is now open; you can register HERE or by calling the church office.
Connecting, Caring, and Sharing in Christ
Families - what a blessing and honor it is to host an in-person VBS this year! Children ages 3yrs (and potty trained) through 5th grade are welcome to participate in St. John's Annual Vacation Bible School! The theme this year is Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through… join us as we explore the rocky mountains with our bible buddies, station leaders, and crew leaders. Through the opening skits, songs, bible verse, bible stories, crafts, games, and even snack, God's good message of hope and love are spoken. Bring a friend and join us! 
 
VBS Online Registration opened May 13th! Register HERE.

Registration fees are non-refundable. VBS protocols are being developed and will be available in June.

Calling all VBS Volunteers!!! It’s that time of year again when I am in need of strong, amazing, sweet, sassy, loud, quiet, Jesus-loving volunteers. Do any of those descriptive words describe you? I’m sure at least one of them did, so jump on board and join the team of VBS Volunteers. We are gearing up for another week of fantastic fun this summer (July 12th-16th). Volunteers meet in the Volunteer room by 8:30 am every morning during the week of VBS so that you are ready to welcome your crews or jump to the station you will be helping at. By 12:30 pm, you are typically finished serving for the day. If you have any questions, please contact me, Desiree Titus, at dtitus@stjohnswestbend.org and I would be more than happy to answer any of your questions. 

Sign up to volunteer HERE.
It's Good to be Together in the Lord
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE!
View our Livestream HERE!
Here the schedule for the coming weeks to whet your appetite:

           July 4th “What’s the Big deal about Baptism?”

           July 11th “Does God treat us like puppets, or do we have free will?”

See you in worship this weekend!
Discipleship in as many places as possible.
Faithful Disciples, Academic Excellence, Christian Leaders
St. John’s Early Childhood Center is hiring! Part-time or Full-time positions are available. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the St. John’s Early Childhood Center at ecc@stjohnswestbend.org or 262-429-1061 ext 501.
Click HERE to Register

Contact St. John's Elementary & Middle School for Enrollment Options: 262-334-3077 or email school@stjohnswestbend.org.
Contact St. John's Early Childhood Center for Enrollment Options: 262-429-1061 or email ecc@stjohnswestbend.org.
Partner Ministries
Living Word Youth Summer Camps

Are you looking forward to summer? We sure are...which is why we are excited to announce our 2021 Living Word Youth Summer Camps! For more information regarding camp offerings and online registration, visit www.lwlhs.com/camps. Discounts are available for attending multiple camps and we offer sports, music, art, and more, so spend your summer with us!
Living Word Jr Wolves Football Program

The Living Word Jr. Wolves Football Program is offering 2021-2022 5/6th Graders Flag Football and 7th/8th-grade Tackle Football. Each team will practice 2-3 nights per week with games in SE Wisconsin. The season runs August-October. For more information, visit www.lwlhs.com/jrwolves.
Contact the office to learn how to join the Living Word Luther High School family.
 
Click HERE to sign-up!
Contact the Enrollment Office to learn how to join the CUW family.
 
Click HERE to sign-up!


Do you feel God's Calling to Become a
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Reach in Prayer, St. John's App, Daily Devotions
For a Digital Copy of the Connections Booklet, click HERE.
Saturday
6:00 PM Traditional
 
Sunday
8:00 AM Traditional
9:30 AM Blended (In-Person and Livestream)
11:00 AM Contemporary
809 South 6th Ave
West Bend, WI 53095
Church Office: 262-334-4901