God has blessed all of us with a unique set of talents. At St. John there’s a place for you to share your talent, whether … Read more »
We’re a congregation that cares. As Christians, we care about others and strive to have a positive impact on other people’s lives. Whether it’s somebody in our congregation, our community or our world, we’re always there in times of need, exuberance and everything in between.
We demonstrate our caring spirit every day. We volunteer. We reach out to charitable organizations. We help sponsor runs, walks and more. Whether it’s painting a house, donating food or raising funds to buy malaria nets for folks in Africa, we help our neighbors in need. Read more about our people and our congregation »
Sunday, Jan. 24, marks the date for our annual congregational meeting. We’ll only have one worship service at 9 a.m. and no education classes will be held. Immediately after worship, we’ll meet in the Great Room for the annual meeting. We’ll have cinnamon rolls and coffee/juice for everyone to enjoy.
Child care will be provided. Toddlers will meet in the Parenting Room (across from the office) and older children will meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
St. John has refreshed its mission statement to make it clean, clear and simple. It’s something people can remember and easily understand, while carrying forward the themes of the old mission. Here’s our refreshed mission statement…
We’re a Christian family – living our faith and enriching lives.
In Thee, O Lord, do I hope. – Psalm 38:15a
What’s the big deal about New Year’s Day? It merely marks the passage of time from one day to another, from one year to another. Why the fuss?
2016 stands naked compared to the fully-clothed 2015. All of the past year’s events drape its weeks and months and give it a unique character. 2015 is full of stories and events of both joy and sorrow. It has weave and texture. There’s nothing quite like 2015.
2016, on the other hand, is nothing but four numbers in a row. If someone asked you about 2015, you could tell them all about it. But how would you tell them about 2016? It hasn’t happened yet! 2016 is a naked blank.
So why get excited about a new year? Perhaps it has something to do with hope. Hope believes that what was bad in the old year will disappear in the new one. Hope believes that what was good last year will inch its way past January 1st and beyond. Hope believes that the unknown time ahead will open up new adventures which were denied by the known days of the past. Hope: this must be the reason we celebrate New Year’s Day.
Christians are people who hope. Christian hope isn’t a hope in the unknown of a blank new year. This Christian hope is in a known, revealed quantity – the Savior, Jesus Christ! This is the Savior who makes the new year a hope-filled one.
For St. John Lutheran Church, this new year will bring us a new pastor. We’ve been waiting for this to happen, and the Call Committee will be hard at work studying the congregation’s hopes, needs and dreams. I urge you to keep the Call Committee in your daily prayers. They’ll need to know that the congregation is supporting them in thoughts and prayer.
What’s the big deal about the new year? It’ll be an exciting one because St. John Lutheran Church will take a big step in its long history of serving God and God’s people. It’ll be yet another opportunity for the Lord of Time to work!
Happy New Year!
Pastor Gary J. Nokleberg
De Pere Christian Outreach (DPCO) operates the Thrift Store and Food Pantry fully by volunteers. What they accomplish is pretty phenomenal!
St. John is fortunate to lend our support through a large number of very faithful and dedicated volunteers (many are retirees) who are able to help with the store and pantry during the day. Each of the nine churches in DPCO
provide volunteers for one weekend every nine weeks to move and sort the items that have been donated over the weekend.
The next “pre-sort” day for St. John is on Sunday, January 17th. Our team is lead by Dave McAllister and meets following the 8 a.m. service.
Please contact Dave at 494-1004 to get more information and to volunteer.
Thank you, St. John!
Hi from Mission sewing. We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and made it through the snow storm.
With the new year we hope you might consider helping the Mission Sewing group by either taking squares home to sew or meeting with us Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon. You do not have to stay
the whole time.
There are a lot of different things that can be done like sewing, cutting squares, counting them out and putting them in bags so they can be sewn, ironing or tying the quilts.
Hope to see you there.
TOMORROW! "Journeying Across Race, Culture, and Class" will be a discussion led by ELCA Program Director for Racial Justice, Judith Roberts, on Sat., Feb. 6 at Trinity Lutheran in Appleton, from 8:30am - 3:00pm with lunch. This topic will flow into the 2016 Synod Assembly and beyond, as we seek to build bridges across differences that divide. ... See MoreSee Less
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Re-purpose Glass Jars! We have a large number of used eternal candle jars. They cannot be recycled so we offer them to anyone who might have a way to repurpose them. They are about 8 inches tall and 3 inches wide. Call church office at 336-1082. *Please share this post with any crafty friends you know! Thank you!* ... See MoreSee Less
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Our interim pastor, Reverend Gary Nokleberg, wears many hats and does an exceptional job of finding ways to help us all learn and grow in our faith. … Read more »
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