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LUTHER FEST CONTINUES: (Bring family & friends)

at 3702 E Layton Ave, Cudahy WI

•Slovak Language Lessons at 1:00pm
October  29
November 12 & 26 December 10 & 30
•Slovak Museum Open House from 1:00-4:00pm

Fall Fest on October 28 from 9am -11am at Concordia University WI, the Chapel
.  Families can RSVP using this link:
Food / Puppet Shows / Trick-or-Treating / Games / Music / Petting Zoo
Questions? Contact: or

You are invited to attend a blended Reformation Service (English / Spanish / Slovak) on Sunday, October 29 at 2:30pm.
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Carl Krueger, President Emeritus of the SELC District
Hispanic Preacher: The Rev. John Henry
Host Pastor: The Rev. Richard Ramirez
Hosted by: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dr. Martin Luther
5344 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago IL Luncheon will follow the service.

Are You a Teen?  Do You Know a Teen?
If you are, or know someone who is in 7
th through 12th Grade, you/they are invited to “Hang Out” at St. John on Tuesdays, at 3:30pm.  Meet with our Lay Ministry Intern, Randy Plourde, and other teens as they discuss what’s going on in their lives, play a game or two, and just Hang.  Questions?  Email Randy at
You/they are also invited to a Youth Night on Friday, November 3, from 6:00pm to Midnight!  Tell your friends too!


The Dorcas society has served St. John members by serving funeral luncheons following the services for St. John members.  Several women will set up and serve the catered lunch.  The family covers the cost of the meal but Dorcas members provide the coffee and desserts and will clean up after.  They provide this as a service to the family so that they do not have to worry about hosting family and friends at the time of their grieving.  Anyone interested in helping serve these funeral lunches please contact the church office or Dianne Krueger (414-762-9257).

Thanksgiving for Prayer Shawls
We are grateful to many who have been faithful servants of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  We recently received this note of gratitude: "I want to thank you for the beautiful Prayer Shawl given to me by my best friend Kathy Barker, from you.  I used it all the time while I was in the hospital.  Now, while I'm home it comforts me in a special way.  Thank you for your 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.

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.

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.


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.

Since St. John began offering an automated giving program, several members have told us how much they like the program for its convenience.  They also mentioned how much they appreciate that their financial gifts to St. John continue even if they are out of town and unable to attend a worship service. Perhaps Electronic Giving is a way to help you achieve your stewardship plan for St. John.  You can sign up for Electronic Giving at any time by completing an authorization form.  Contact Anne in the church office for more details.

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