OUR LWML FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

Soap: No one likes to be dirty.  We will be collecting new bars of soap, any brand in their original wrapping.  ALL sizes are accepted, but bath size bars are highly appreciated.
Shipping Note: We will accept cash donations to send to LWR, to pay for the shipping of all the items we have packed.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Examples: 18 lbs of soap (1 carton) costs $11.60     Each Quilt is $2.25
   Each School Kit is $1.40          Each Health Kit is $2.65



SCRIP
Never to early to plan ahead for Christmas giving.  It's easy to budget holiday spending when using scrip.  Purchase scrip cards now to use or give as gifts. We have an updated list of scrip available on the scrip table outside the office. Remember we are ordering scrip the first Tuesday of each month, get your order in now for September.  If you have any questions see Donna or Maggie Vesey.

Christian Education to Begin
Confirmation Classes Grades 6-8Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:15pm
Sunday School “Kick Off” Grades K4-8  Sunday, Sept. 10 at 9:15am

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Everyone Can Be a Prayer Shawl Minister

Do you know someone who is going through a life crisis?  It may be illness, or a divorce, or loss of a family member.  You are encouraged to utilize our faithfully made prayer shawls as a quiet witness of your prayer and care for this person known to you.  There is no cost for taking a prayer shawl; however, donations to the church are welcome.  If you take a prayer shawl to minister to someone you know, please complete a “prayer shawl form” provided in the wall rack directly above and behind the prayer shawls.  Put the completed form in Marcia’s mailbox in the church office.  Thank you.
Record Keeping for Prayer Shawl Ministry: Reminder
For those who have occasion to share one of our prayer shawls, please remember to complete a “Prayer Shawl Form” (located just above and behind the prayer shawl rack) so that we might properly track ministry outcomes. If you have shared one of our prayer shawls with a friend or family member and forgotten to leave us a record of the situation, it’s not too late. We appreciate everyone’s participation in sharing our prayer shawls and we especially appreciate your help with record-keeping.   
 

STUDY BIBLE SALE
We know everyone probably has a Bible in their home...but do you have a
Concordia Study Bible?  It is a reference Bible that combines the popular New International Version with extensive same-page study notes that emphasize distinctive Lutheran teachings.  This Bible normally costs $45-$50.  We have eight Bibles on sale for only $25.  These Bibles are on the counter in the church office. Make checks payable to “St. John Lutheran Church”.

PROJECT CONCERN

Get Kids Ready for School
Parents who need school supplies for their children may request supplies during the month of August.  Those requesting supplies will pick up the schools supplies the week of August 17th during regular pantry hours.  If you would like to help children get ready for school donate basic school supplies to Project Concern.  Items needed are paper, pens, pencils, scissors, markers, erasers, glue sticks and folders.
Children Have Outgrown Their Clothes?
Help parents in need get their children ready for school, by donating clothes your children don't need.  Please make sure the clothes are gently worn and are laundered as Project Concern does not have any laundry facilities.  Donations can be dropped off on Mondays from 9am until 6pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am until 12:00pm.  Call 414-744-0645 if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you to all our donors past, present and future.

THE UGANDA KID’S CHOIR

Childcare Worldwide has been empowering children in developing countries since 1981.  Through child sponsorship, they are dedicated to sharing the Gospel, providing hope, and developing the unlimited potential of impoverished children around the world.
A group of ten talented Ugandan children, will be performing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 7821 W Lincoln Ave., West Allis, WI, on Sunday, August 20, beginning at 6:00pm.  All ten children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s Sponsorship Program, and now they are here to spread the hope, to audiences all across the United States.  By coming to this event, you will enjoy traditional African song and dance, as well help children in need all around the world.  Don’t miss this unique, and authentic performance!

COOKBOOKS Available!

Cookbooks, which include tried and true recipes from your fellow members, are still available to purchase.  Who do you know that could use one?   And what about you?  They are only $20 and every penny of the sale will go towards the New Oven Fund.  They are available outside the Church Office.

WEEKLY WORSHIP AT MATTHEWS SENIOR LIVING CENTER
Did you know that every Wednesday, at 9:30am & 10:30am, St. John holds a worship service for the residents at Matthews Senior Living Center, 3620 E Denton Ave (9:30a), and 3660 E Denton Ave (10:30a), Saint Francis WI.  Any member wanting to join in is welcome!  Questions?  Please call Roy Lemmer at 414-810-0870.

WANT TO BE INVOLVED AT ST. JOHN?
There are many ways you can get involved.  Volunteer as an Usher, Altar Guild, Serve Coffee, Handyman jobs, Weeding the flower beds, Vacuuming, join a group or board and the list goes on.  (Especially needed: Altar Guild and a Late Service Ushers!)  Please call the Church Office (414-481-0520) if you can to help.


ELECTRONIC GIVING
Throughout the year, many of you already support the congregation with your time, talent and financial contributions but greater participation is always welcome.  We encourage you to look into our electronic giving program.  It takes just a few minutes to set up a recurring giving plan. You can give weekly, bimonthly or monthly.  Fill out a Joyful Response form found on the credenza near the church office or contact Anne in the Church Office (M-F, 9a-4p, at 414-481-0520) if you would like more information. Your contributions are used for everything from special projects to basic operating expenses -both support the ministry of the Word.  As the Lord blesses you, your giving is used to bless others. 





If you have something you would like included in the church bulletin, please  send an email to
STJCUD@yahoo.com.  Thank you.