LOOKING TO GIVE A CHRISTMAS GIFT?

We still have St. John Cookbooks available!  Just $20.00 each.  You may purchase them in the church office M-F from 9:00a-4:00pm.

BRADLEY CENTER WORK DATES CANCELED - December 27 & 30

St. John does not have enough workers for these dates, therefore we will not be able to work them.

RETIREMENT

Kathy Bull, St. John’s custodian, is retiring on December 31.  If you would like to extend a greeting of thanks and best wishes to her, there is a box in the Narthex to put them in. 

CHOICE SCHOOL
Grace Lutheran School in Oak Creek has made the decision to enter all three School Choice programs that the State of Wisconsin offers for the 2018-19 school year.  This program will give eligible families an opportunity to attend our school tuition-free.  A child who is accepted into the program has the possibility of having tuition-free schooling through high school.  Please take a minute to determine whether your child(ren) might be eligible to apply when the new enrollment opens in February of 2018.
If you have a child(ren) that you think is eligible, please contact the school office by December 6
th so that we can plan how many Choice seats we need for next year.  You may also call the office if you have any questions about the program and qualification.  There are letters on the table in the Narthex with more info.

WISCONSIN SLOVAK HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAPPENINGS! at 3702 E Layton Ave, Cudahy WI

•Slovak Language Lessons at 1:00pm  December 10 & 30
•Slovak Museum Open House from 1:00-4:00pm

REMINDER FROM YOUR CHURCH TREASURER
All donations must either be postmarked or received by the church before January 1 in order to be eligible for a 2017 tax deduction.  Predating a check and then delivering it in January can not be considered as a 2017 deduction
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USHERS
It’s time to make the new 2018 Usher schedule.  Please see the board in the Ushers closet to check if your phone number is up to date, and mark if you’re willing to Usher in 2018.  Thank you for your help.

MICROWAVE NEEDED

As everyone knows, appliances only last so long before they die and unfortunately the kitchen microwave no longer works.  If you have, or know of anyone who has a microwave that they are willing to donate, please let someone in the church or day care office know.

CAMPBELL’S LABELS

Thank you to everyone who has donated Campbell’s labels to the day care over the years.  Unfortunately that program is coming to an end this month, so we will no longer be accepting labels.


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
More Prayer Shawls Needed
Soon, we will be in need of additional prayer shawls. If you or someone you know is willing to knit or crochet a Prayer Shawl and donate it to our ministry, we would be most grateful. If you are in need of yarn, please come to the church office during open hours and you may choose from a small supply we keep on hand. If you would like more information or a basic pattern to use, please contact Marcia through the church office at 414-481-0520.

CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE SALE
Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions-A Readers Edition of the Book of Concord - 2nd edition on SALE at cph.org for $19.99 (reg $34.99)
Item #: 531154 / 2007 / Hardback / 826 Pages
"The Book of Concord should be in every Lutheran home.  If a person isn't familiar with this book, he'll think, 'That old book is just for pastors.  I don't have to preach.  After working all day, I can't sit down and study in the evening.  If I read my morning and evening devotions, that's enough.'  No, that is not enough!  The Lord doesn't want us to remain children, blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine; instead of that, He wants us to grow in knowledge so that we can teach others." Dr. C.F.W. Walther
Nothing is more important than clearly confessing and bearing witness to the truths of God's Word, which reveals the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  That is what the Book of Concord is all about.  This edition of the Lutheran Confessions will instruct, inspire, and educate all who use it and help them learn what it means to be, and to remain, a genuinely confessing Lutheran Christian.
Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions is a remarkable achievement in Lutheran publishing.  Find helpful introductions, insightful notes and annotations, and new tools and guides to aid your reading and comprehension.  Encounter the dramatic history and heroic persons associated with the various documents in the Lutheran Confessions.

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.


SCRIP

Never too 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 October.  If you have any questions see Donna or Maggie Vesey.

DEMONSTRATE YOUR THANKFULNESS THIS SEASON
Each holiday season, St. John anticipates and relies on a seasonal increase in contributions.  It is through the donations of every individual and family in the congregation that we are able to carry on our work throughout the year. If you need a convenient way to make recurring contributions or plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving option.  As the pace of life speeds up around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions. To set up a recurring giving schedule, complete a Joyful Response authorization form and return it to the church office.  Forms can be found on counter in the church office.  Thank you for your generosity and support!



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