Connections E-Newsletter - September 16, 2021
Last Call for photos to be submitted or to have your photo taken for the new pictorial directory. We are taking photos this Sunday from 9-11 in the gathering space or you can submit them online via email to Cheryl Rudolf by September 30th

Once your household photo is received and uploaded into our database, you will receive a confirmation email that your household photo has been received for the St. John's pictorial directory. It's been brought to my attention that some emails are going into SPAM. If you haven't received a confirmation email, please check your SPAM account. 

E-mail your photo to crudolf@stjohnswestbend.org by September 20, 2021. Need us to take a quick Household snapshot for the book? Call the church office OR Click the photo link on our APP to schedule your appointment on Sunday, September 12 or Sunday, September 19 between 9:00-11:00 am in the church gathering space.

St. John’s Pictorial Directory Guidelines:
  • The pictorial directory will be printed in house
  • Each Household will submit a simple household photo (a vacation photo, picture from a family gathering, holiday, etc.) AND family name, name of everyone pictured, address, preferred phone, and preferred e-mail to: crudolf@stjohnswestbend.org 
  • Photos will NOT be cropped or edited in any way, but may be resized
  • Photos should be submitted using the highest photo quality
  • St. John’s has the right to refuse any picture submitted
  • Contact information is assumed to be shared for internal use unless specified otherwise
  • (unlisted phone number)

You’re invited!

St. John’s Quilters is inviting all who are interested in quilting to join them in their special ministry work: making quilts for those in need. No experience necessary!

Starting Monday, September 20th, the group will meet every Monday (except for holidays and funerals) in the Lower Fellowship Hall from 9:30 to 12:00 to assemble quilts for use in missions around the world. The quilts primarily go to the Orphan Grain Train, though Alan Lull will often use them for St. John’s mission work, both in local areas in Wisconsin and around the world. Come and be a part of providing essential care to people in need – bringing the warmth and comfort of Jesus’ love in a meaningful way.

Again, you don’t need to be an experienced quilter to help assemble the quilts – there is a place for all interested people to come and be a part of this wonderful work. If you can’t make it every Monday, that’s okay, too. Come as you can, and enjoy a time of fellowship and service together.

Are you interested in helping, but can’t be present to make the quilts? Consider donating needed materials. You can drop off sheets, blankets, yarn, and fabric materials at the Lower Fellowship Hall when the group is meeting.

For any questions, contact Cathy Berndt at 262-338-3264.
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: 

  1. Masks continue to be welcomed and encouraged during worship 
  2. The balcony continues to be reserved for mask wearers only at all worship services. 
  3. You are free to greet one another in whatever manner you feel most comfortable-Shaking hands, waving, or a simple kind "Hello!" are all ways to acknowledge your brothers and sisters in Christ. 
  4. The offering will continue to be collected via the box in the narthex or via the St. John's app. 
  5. Worship will continue to be livestreamed on all of our platforms and archived on our Youtube page for those who would prefer to worship at home during this time. 

Please continue to pray for an end to this pandemic and for all affected! 
Discipleship hour breakouts start this Sunday. Please gather in the gym for coffee, fellowship, and room locations will be provided. If you did not register for a class, we do have space available in every class. Please come and attend. 

List of Breakouts: 
  • A conversation about The Chosen 
  • The Book Of Hebrews
  • A Study of the Ten Commandments from the Large and Small Catechisms 
  • Financial Peace University 
  • Promises of Grace
Confirmation Orientation Meeting

Are you are a parent of children who are, or soon will be, mature enough to begin confirmation conversations? Are you a teen or adult who’s been wondering about confirming their faith?

Whatever your situation, there can be many questions to answer; questions like: How do you get started? How does the St. John’s confirmation process work? What’s needed to begin? What’s confirmation actually about? What if my kids go to St. John’s School, or what if they don’t? Which Pastor will help me with confirmation?

To help you answer these and other questions, the pastors of St. John’s invite you to attend a Confirmation Orientation Meeting, where Pastor David Nieman will talk about the confirmation process in a relaxed atmosphere that invites open discussion. The goal will be to equip our people with an understanding of what to expect from the confirmation conversations as a family, how to prepare for the conversations, how confirmation connects to Promises of Grace and New Member Sunday, and how the process has been specially prepared to help grow the people of God in their lifelong walk as disciples.

The meeting will be held on September 26, in the Gathering Space at 12:15 PM. Very delicious cookies will be provided to help you think of great questions.

If you can’t make it to the orientation or would prefer to speak one-on-one with a pastor, please give the church office a call (262-334-4901) and we’ll see how we can walk together with you to support your household of faith.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” (Ps. 122:1)
We are seeking a person to serve as our next Communications Coordinator.

This is a part-time position (12-15 hours) that oversees all of St. John's forms of communication, especially in the digital realm. Interested or know someone that would be a good fit?

 Contact Pastor Stephen sreynolds@stjohnswestbend.org 
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St. John’s Early Childhood Center is hiring! Part-time and 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.
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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
Bethania Kids Update
Make Revelation Great Again
The book of Revelation is widely known for how it speaks about things that are way “up there” and way “down the road.” While this is most certainly true, its real greatness is in the many fascinating ways it reveals the “right here” and the “right now” of what is taking place in Christian worship. Come take a fresh look at this challenging book on September 21 and 28 from 6:30–8pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend with Dr. Brian German, Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin and Director of the Concordia Bible Institute. 
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.
 
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Saturday
6:00 PM Traditional
 
Sunday
8:00 AM Traditional
9:25 AM Discipleship Hour
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