St. John Lutheran Church
Making real the Kingdom of God
A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,
in the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us, as the ELCA, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.
We are a church that is always being made new, and at the same time, is deeply rooted in Scripture, Lutheran theology and Lutheran confessions. We are also rooted in the vibrant, diverse communities and rich histories of our congregations. It’s through these roots that the Holy Spirit guides and nourishes us so that we can be a church that is both resilient and always new.
We welcome you to join this community of faith — the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up the ELCA. There is a place for you here!
Regular Worship Celebrations:
Sundays: One service at 9:00 am, followed by Education Hour for children and adults.
Wednesdays: Mid-week Worship at 11:00 am.
Usual Congregation Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8am-Noon, and 1-5pm.
Pastor Bond wants to know if you or a loved one is hospitalized, but hospitals cannot be relied upon to let him know. Please call, or have a relative call, if you are hospitalized. Pastor Bond can be contacted through the Congregation Office or on his mobile phone at 608-208-0283.
Rite for Healing
Prayer, laying on of hands and anointing of the ill are available each week during our Sunday worship celebrations (just let the pastor know), or by request at hospital or home.
Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Eucharist is celebrated each week during the regular Sunday worship celebrations. Additionally, the Sacrament of Holy Communion is available anytime the pastor is visiting at hospital or home. Please call for special requests. The congregation’s Sending of Holy Communion occurs during worship celebrations on the first Sunday of each month. Those who are unable to leave their homes can have a lay communion minister bring the elements regularly. Communion may also be brought from those worship celebrations by a family member. Please contact Pastor Bond for more information.
Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Except in an emergency, Baptisms will take place as part of our regular Sunday worship celebration. Contact Pastor Bond for information about Baptism and sponsors. Baptism education will be planned in addition to scheduling the date for Baptism.
Rite of Marriage
Please contact Pastor Bond at least six months in advance of a desired date for a wedding service. Pre-marriage meetings with the pastor are required and usually one person should be a member of the congregation.
Rite of Individual Confession and Forgiveness
Contact Pastor Bond for information or appointment.
Contact the Congregation Office to arrange for use of space in Saint John’s building.
Your Contact Information
Moving? New Telephone Number? Different E-mail address? Please notify the Congregation Office when you have changes in your contact information. Help us stay in touch with you.
Yellow page (weekly bulletin) — information is due by noon Tuesday.
Messenger (monthly newsletter) — information is due by the 15th day of the month.