What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 20/21, 2018

Our readings on Sunday are wonderfully consoling and wildly challenging. If we take them to heart, they just might change our lives. For they should call us to profound gratitude for all that God has done for us and inspire us to live lives of thanksgiving and obedience to Him in response to His overwhelming love and mercy.

In the Gospel reading from Mark, Jesus tells us in His own words how we can thank Him and how our lives can reflect greatness in His eyes. We can imitate Him. He tells us, “Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

Our God has ransomed our lives. In truth, this “ransom” means our lives are not our own but belong to God. We must do what He asks us to do with them. And He has told us precisely what to do: serve others in love as we have been served in love by Him.

This is why service for the Christian Steward is not an add-on to our already busy lives. It is our life.

Throughout the next week, take these readings to heart. Reflect on the remarkable love God has shown for you. Then look carefully at your daily life. Is it an imitation of the servant; love of your Brother and Savior? What changes do you need to make, perhaps just in attitude, or perhaps to the trajectory of your life as a whole, to live in grateful service to the One who loves you so?
Please be aware the Parish Office will close at Noon today, Wednesday, October 17, and all day (8:00 a.m. to Noon) on Friday, October 19. The administrative staff will be attending The Amazing Parish conference along with 200 other parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
New  Crossing the Goal  series for men
 
Do you want to be the man God created you to be? Following Jesus' example, the best way is being part of a band of brothers who learn from, support, and challenge one another. Join us for the kick-off of a new Crossing the Goal series, a spiritual fitness workout (with a pro-football format) 6:45 am Saturday, October 20, in the Church Hall. Be all-in  for your wife, children, parish, workplace, community, country. 

Contact Will for the details: (414) 531-7005, or wstarcevich@wi.rr.com , and help build our team.
SCRIP Schedule

October 20/21 and November 3/4 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. Scrip is also available on Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the church hall during the school year. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
This program allows .5% of your regular shopping on Amazon to be donated to St. John the Evangelist. If you purchase Scrip, St. John's receives an additional 2.25%. That's 2.75% of your purchases to St. John's if you are already shopping Amazon.
What's Happening in Our School
Cousins Sub Day
Thursday, October 18
ALL DAY

Need a quick lunch? Nothing to make for dinner? We have the answer. Cousins Subs at 7495 W. Layton Ave will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Thursday, October 18. Just by stopping in and having lunch or dinner you can help our excellent school.

Scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during regular business hours or during SCRIP sale weekends.
Fire Safety Day 2018
Thank you to the Greenfield Fire Department personnel who came on Wednesday for their annual Fire Safety Day. Presentations were made to students in Grades K4 through 6. Unfortunately, the rain cancelled the Grade 3 trip to the safety house so they will be rescheduling for a later date.
Click on the image below to print a flyer. You must have a flyer for St. John's to receive credit for your dinner!

We also have SCRIP available for Red Robin
In the Coming Weeks
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, show your support and appreciation to those men and women serving in our military by participating in St. John's Annual  "We Love Our Troops Collection."   Click here for a suggested list of items to donate. Bring your donations with you to Mass the weekend of October 27/28 and place them in the specially marked boxes.

If you have a family member or friend currently serving overseas, please give their address to one of our Respect Life Members who will be at all the Masses collecting your items. Your soldier will receive a personal care package from Support the Troops WI!
"Remember God's Will in Yours!"

Please keep the needs of St. John the Evangelist in mind as you do your estate planning. For information on how to include the parish as a beneficiary, contact the Parish Office at 414-321-1965.