What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 17/18, 2018

Sunday's readings are in stark contrast to the joy of the holiday season that is fast approaching, warning us instead of dark times ahead and our inevitable judgment day.

The first reading from the prophet Daniel describes a time “unsurpassed in distress since nations began” and warns that “many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, and others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.” The second reading, from Hebrews, speaks of Christ who “waits until His enemies are made His footstool.”

However, when we firmly establish for ourselves as individuals, as a family, and as a parish that we will give to God the first and best portion of our Time, Talent, and Treasure, the warnings we read in the Scriptures should be no cause for alarm. We can view these words as encouragement, “Keep Calm and Steward On,” no matter what comes our way.

One of the blessings of a stewardship way of life is that in challenging times, whether in our homes or workplaces or even our beloved Church itself, we can take great comfort in knowing we have a concrete plan to keep our priorities in right order. Moreover, when we put God first in all aspects of our lives, we will experience the peace that He gives that surpasses all understanding.
SCRIP Schedule
Starting the weekend of November 17/18 through the weekend of December 22/23 Scrip will be sold every weekend for your holiday shopping needs. 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
With your help we surpassed our goal of 200 jars each of peanut butter and jelly.

On behalf of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, THANK YOU!
9th Slice Pizza Co.
Monday, November 19
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m

Join us Monday, November 19 at 9th Slice Pizza Co. at 5320 S. 108th Street from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Stop in for lunch or dinner and 10% of all food sales will go towards raising funds.

Just mentioned to the cashier you are there for the fundraiser!
Cousins Sub Day
Wednesday, November 21

Tired of cooking for Thanksgiving? Traveling for the holiday and need a quick meal? We have the answer. Cousins Subs at 7495 W. Layton Ave will donate a portion of all sales to SJE School on Wednesday, November 21. 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.
Restaurant Fundraising Update

A big thanks to you and Red Robin for your generous support. Our October 29 restaurant night raised $199.45.
In the Coming Weeks
The Giving Tree
November 17 - December 9.

Each year, St. John the Evangelist’s Confirmation Class collects items for the needy of our area.

The Giving Tree is our way of reaching out to those less fortunate. On our Christmas tree in the front of the church are envelopes to be taken by parishioners, gifts purchased and returned UNWRAPPED. The Confirmation Class will sort them and then distribute the items collected to the following agencies: House of Peace, Hope House, Sojourner Family Peace Center and Stork’s Nest. All instructions will be included in the envelope you select. 

Let us share our joy and love of God with others during this Christmas season! 
Thanksgiving Vigil Mass

Wednesday, November 21 at 6:30 pm

No Mass on Thanksgiving Day
In observance of Thanksgiving, the Parish Office will be closed November 22 and 23.

Normal office hours will resume on Monday, November 26.
The newsletter is published on Wednesdays. Articles for each week's publication are due on Mondays at noon.

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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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