What's Happening at SJE
This Week
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 27/28, 2019

In our Gospel reading from Luke, some disciples of Jesus ask our Lord to teach them how to pray. Jesus instantly offers them the beautiful prayer which we, of course, know as the Our Father.

The Our Father truly is the ultimate steward’s prayer. In it, we lovingly call upon God, as Father. We ask that His will be done (not ours!) and that His kingdom come (not ours!). In other words, we remember that He is our Creator, everything is His, and our focus in life should be on His priorities, not our own. Then we ask Him to supply our needs (to give our daily bread), forgive our sins, and protect us from evil. That is, we proclaim our complete trust in His provision for us and mercy towards us. We, too, commit to extending mercy ourselves (as we forgive those who sin against us). 

As we pray the words of the Our Father, we recognize this fundamental truth about ourselves and God: God is our Father, and we are beloved and infinitely blessed to be His children. This is the basis of a stewardship way of life. 

At the end of the Gospel passage, Jesus encourages us to pursue a relationship with the Father: Ask Him, seek Him, knock on His door! 

He can hardly wait to bless us, His children. Remember that this week, then go, be a blessing to others! Stewardship is just that simple.
CDs from Augustine Institute

Did you know we have CDs (and other items) located in the narthex? Each week we will highlight one of the available CDs.

Cost is $4 each.
The clergy sexual abuse scandals have rocked the Catholic Church and caused a crisis of faith (and of evangelization) for many. When facing such a daunting and terrible crisis, it can be difficult to find the right way forward. In this talk, Dr. Tim Gray explains with conviction and insight that to make any real and lasting change, we must keep faith and look closely at the deep roots behind this crisis. Times of great scandal and corruption in the Church can be followed by times of even greater renewal and revival, if faithful men and women will enter the constructive conflict that truth requires. Tim offers a voice of reason and hope in the midst of these dire scandals. This talk brings light to the darkness.
It's never too early! Summer’s almost over and school will soon be back in session! Before you send your kids back to school, get your scrip and make sure they’re ready for the first day of class with new clothes, supplies, and everything else a student needs. Shop with us and St. John's will receive a percentage. Click here to view and print our order form. We order on Mondays and have them ready to be picked up no later than Thursday each week.

August 3/4 and 17/18 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.
52nd Annual Family Festival News
We need your help to make our Festival a success. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to our largest event of the year.

Even our younger parishioners can be the biggest help!
Click each date for more information:

Did You Know We Recycle?

For the fifth year, Home & School will be collecting cans during our Festival for the School Technology Fund. Over the last four years we have raised almost $1,500. By trying to be green we not only help the environment, we also help our school.
For the third year in a row, Villani Landshapers has donated the use of recycling dumpsters to facilitate the collection.

Thank you again for all the support.
See you at the festival!
What's Happening in Our School
After-School Care Provider Needed

St. John the Evangelist is in need of an after-school care provider. Hours are 2:15 until approximately 6:00 PM each school day, beginning in late August. Candidate must be willing to work with multi-age groups of children, supervising both indoor and outdoor play, snack time, and quiet time each afternoon. This is a great opportunity to work with our wonderful day school children. It would be the perfect position for someone who is recently retired!

All school personnel must complete Safeguarding All God’s Family training and submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

For more information or to apply, call or stop in at the
Parish Office. 321-1965.
Fall Soccer Referees Needed

The Southwest Catholic Soccer League is looking for additional people that would be interested in being paid referees for our fall season. Certification isn't required as there will be training offered. Understanding the rules and fundamentals of the game is needed.

Questions and interested persons please contact
Trisha Jambor at assistantad@sje.k12.wi.us .
In the Coming Weeks
Summer Adult Programs

We will be offering several one day/evening programs in August
The newsletter is published on Wednesdays. Articles for each week's publication are due on Mondays at noon.

To submit articles e-mail to: newsletter@stjohns-grfd.org
"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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