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The Baptism of the Lord
January 12/13, 2019

As we celebrate this feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we can study His actions at the Jordan River as a powerful example of servant leadership. We see in Jesus a type of leadership that is characterized by humility and leading by example. 

Indeed, the sinless Savior did not need a baptism of repentance! However, Jesus humbly made Himself one with His people to draw us to Him and create a relationship with us so that we would be open to His teachings and influence.

As a servant leader, we also see that Jesus leads by example. He doesn’t just tell the people they need to be baptized. He shows them how and does it Himself to teach them. To lead like Jesus, we, too, must “walk the walk” and not just “talk the talk.” If we want those we lead to be generous and hard-working, then we must show them how to do this by demonstrating generosity and hard work ourselves.

Immediately after His baptism, we learn of the powerful affirmation of the Father who opens the heavens, sends the Holy Spirit upon Jesus in bodily form and says audibly, “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased.” Let us be filled with gratitude for our amazing God and reminded that when we are grateful followers of Jesus and servant-leaders in imitation of Him, the Father will be well-pleased with us, too.
SJE Mom's Group

Join us at 9:00 a.m. in the Rectory, Meeting Room B on Tuesday, January 15. We meet to support and affirm women in the many roles we have in life as mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends. It's a ministry where women, bonded by their vocation and their Catholic faith, come together to share the joys and struggles of motherhood. Moms of all ages/stages are welcome.
Scrip Weekends

January 19/20 and February 9/10 and 16/17 will be the upcoming SCRIP weekends. 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
Small Plates, Big Hearts!
A Night at St. John's

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Food stations from a variety of local restaurants!
Come and enjoy the food, drinks, music, raffles, and an online silent auction. Click here more information. 

Here is a current list of participating restaurants
(check back often for updates):
Bubb's BBQ, Double B's, the Red Onion Cafe, Joey Gerard's
That's Amore

Tickets are now available. The cost per ticket is $25.

We are now accepting auction donations for our event! As you are shopping the great after Christmas sales, look for the following items that make for a successful auction: electronics, jewelry, sports/outdoor equipment, household items, gift cards, timeshares, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, spa items, etc.

To purchase tickets online click here!

Questions? Email SJEGive@stjohns-grfd.org

Restaurant Night

Bring this flyer (or a photo of it on your mobile device) and Grate will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. Applies to both dine-in and carry-out orders.

Click on the flyer below for a printable copy
In the Coming Weeks
by Bishop Robert Barron

We are pleased to announce that beginning February 4/5 we will be offering "The Mass," a six (6) week program with a DVD presentation, study guide with reading material and questions for group discussion.

If you long to have a deeper understanding of the Mass and what it all means, this program can help you. The Mass is an experience of heaven on earth, and we are so blessed to be a part of it.

Signup is after all Masses the weekends of January 12/13 and 19/20. Study Guides are $25 each. Adults and teens are welcome.

For more information call or email Austin at 414-321-8922 or arahill@stjohns-grfd.org or call or text Laura Lee at 414-840-0261 or Chris at 414-507-7660.
Miller Park Concessions

As an activity of St. John's Stewardship, we need adult volunteers (18 years old and up) to help with the concession stand at Miller Park for the 2019 season. This past season volunteers generated over $11,000 of additional revenue for the parish and school. All volunteers are requested to do a minimum of 3 games and will receive training.

Contact Gary Tveten at 414-282-1567 for more information.
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"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.
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