What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 25/26, 2018

In Sunday's Gospel, we hear that a number of Jesus' followers left him because his message was too difficult for them to accept. In essence, they did not believe in him. He then asked the Twelve if they wished to leave as well. Peter responds by making a profound profession of faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Twelve made a choice and stood by their choice, remaining loyal to their to Jesus. A good question for our reflection might be this: Are we satisfied with the stewardship we exercise over our baptismal commitment? Are we just "along for the ride?" Are we keeping Christ in front of us as we make decisions about our daily activities, our relationships, our parish, issues in the workplace, issues such as peace and justice? What is the quality of our stewardship?
Stewardship in Action!

For several weeks members our the Art Club have been working on sprucing up our outdoor Nativity scene. Thank you for your hard work, what a great example of Time and Talent.
Fall Sports Sign-up

Attention all SJE school and Religious Ed families. It's not too late to sign-up for our fall soccer and volleyball seasons. We are extending registration until August 24th. Any girls 5th-8th grade interested in volleyball and any boys or girls entering K5-8th grade for soccer.

Click here to sign up.

Contact Becky at ad@sje.k12.wi.us if you have any questions.
SCRIP September Schedule

September 1/2 and 15/16 will be SCRIP weekend for September. As always, SCRIP is available in the Parish Office during normal business hours.
St. John the Evangelist is now a part of the Amazon Smile program.

This program allows .5% of your normal 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
Help Wanted

St. John the Evangelist School is seeking a kitchen manager for our school hot lunch program.  This is a part time position; four hours per day on days when school is in session; preparing and serving food to our amazing students under the direction of our food service provider, Taher Inc.  

´╗┐For more information, contact Jill at Taher: jfehler@taher.com
It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. School starts next week.

Monday, August 27 ~ Book & Supply Drop Off & School Pictures 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 28 ~ First Day of School
Cousins Sub Day
Friday, August 31
ALL DAY

Need a quick lunch? Heading up north and need subs for the ride? 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 Friday, August 31. Just by stopping in and having lunch and/or dinner you can help our wonderful school.

Scrip cards are available in the Parish Office during normal business hours.
In the Coming Weeks
Registration Open for Religious Education

Religious education classes start in September, so it's never too early to register.

Click here for Confirmation registration

Click here for grades 1-10 registration

Contact Austin Rahill, Director of Religious Education,
at 414-321-8922 with any questions.
Mark your Calendars!
Monday, September 10 at 6:45 p.m. or
Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Now, the power and drama of Fr. Michael Gaitley's best-selling book "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told" are captured in an amazing DVD presentation that will challenge and enthrall you. In 10 fast-paced and lively sessions, Fr. Gaitley connects people and events in history to a unifying vision of splendor of God's merciful love. From the epic story of Poland's national suffering, to the events of Fatima, the revelations of St. Faustina, the heroic efforts of St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the life of St. John Paul II, the panorama of Divine mercy is fully revealed as a transformative reality.


Sign-up after Masses August 25/26
For more information: call or text:
Laura Lee at 414-840-0261 or
Chris at 414-507-7660

Adults and Teens Welcome!
Fall Blood Drive
 
Christian Women are sponsoring our Fall Blood Drive on Monday, September 17th from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the church hall. A light lunch will be served. 

Contact Diane at 414-327-6780 to schedule your donation time.
Ladies of the Parish
Mark your Calendar!

Join us for our annual Womens' Retreat, October, 12 - 14 at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc. The retreat theme this year is "Mission to a Wounded World".

Contact Barb at 414-448-7117 for more information or to reserve your spot.
"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