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ECHO Christmas Toy Drive

by Dan Wilkinson

Beginning on December 16th, ECHO will be setting up for their annual Christmas Toy Drive and Distribution. The Distribution will be held on December 20th, 2019 at St John Lutheran Church in Friendship Hall. Unwrapped toys and gifts for babies through teens and cash gifts (ECHO will do the shopping!) are all welcome! Please place […]

Meals on Wheels

by Dan Wilkinson

Just a reminder that we will need drivers for Meals on Wheels in December. Because our turn falls over the Christmas and New Year’s weeks this year, we are publishing the dates early in the hope that you can help. Even one day makes a difference! We will need drivers and helpers for the weeks […]

ECHO School Supply Drive and Distribution

by Dan Wilkinson

This past week, our congregation hosted the ECHO School Supply Drive and Distribution in our building again. Thanks to your generous donations of school supplies and cash to purchase needed items, supplies were provided to hundreds of children who signed up to receive assistance. Thank you to everyone who so generously donates to make sure […]

Eagle Scout Ceremony for Kolden

by Dan Wilkinson

The congregation is invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Kolden August 25th at 5:00 pm in our Sanctuary. As part of his requirements for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, Kolden built an accessible ramp in our east entry way so that we could move from the Sanctuary and entry into […]

Meals on Wheels

by Dan Wilkinson

Reminder to all Meals on Wheels drivers: Our turn to drive for Meals on Wheels is coming up on August 12-16 and on August 19-23, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help. Your kindness matters!

Christmas in July for the Salvation Army – Thank You

by Dan Wilkinson

This year, we held a Christmas in July fundraiser for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army provides food, meals, and referrals for our community and we’re glad to help! We have collected both food and monetary donations all during the month of July. Thanks to your generosity we have been able to take them food […]

ECHO School Supply Drive 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

This week, our congregation will host the ECHO School Supply Drive and Distribution in our building from August 19-23, 2019. Donations of school supplies and cash to purchase supplies are needed to assist the hundreds of children who have signed up to receive assistance. Volunteers are needed to help unpack, sort, and organize the supplies […]

Christmas in July for the Salvation Army

by Dan Wilkinson

Sunday, July 27th, is the LAST SUNDAY for the Christmas in July Fundraiser for the Salvation Army Please help if you can! This year, we will be holding a Christmas in July fundraiser for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army provides food, meals, and referrals for our community and we’d like to help! We will […]

Crop Walk

by Dan Wilkinson

Thanks to all who participated in Janesville CROP Hunger Walk. St. John Lutheran Church had twenty-two walkers this year, and we exceeded our congregational goal for fund raising. Through support of walkers and alternative gifts during Easter, the congregation raised $6461.00 Thanks to a generous gift of the Foundation, St. John’s total 2019 support to […]

Blessed Mother’s Day

by Dan Wilkinson

Gracious God, in love you have given us the gift of mothers. Grant to each of them your power and grace. Strengthen them in their mothering with tenderness and understanding, with compassion and joy. Endow them with wisdom and knowledge so that they might teach their children how to live and how to love; how […]