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Cornerstone of Hope

by Dan Wilkinson

Cornerstone of Hope is a local organization that provides home repairs and a resale shop for new and used building materials in their Fort Atkinson store. Currently, they have a volunteer opportunity for those willing to tend a garden this summer. Raised bed frames, earth, and seeds will be provided to gardeners who will tend […]

April is Autism Awareness Month!

by Dan Wilkinson

What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known […]

Alternative Giving Opportunity for Easter

by Dan Wilkinson

This year for Easter, we will be supporting all of the efforts of the ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response, which provides on-going assistance around the world. See the green inserts available in the Narthex for a list of the sites where aide is currently being provided. Please make checks out to “St John Lutheran Church” and […]

Easter Basket Items Needed for ECHO

by Dan Wilkinson

ECHO is still in urgent need of items to prepare Easter baskets for children in our community! They need children’s Easter baskets, individually wrapped candy, plastic eggs, and plastic basket wrap. They will be packing Easter baskets on Monday, March 26th, so please bring donations to the ECHO Office early on Monday morning. Thank you […]

GIFTS Shelter

by Dan Wilkinson

To the members of St. John Lutheran: As we have just recently completed another week of hosting the men’s shelter at the new facility, I couldn’t help thinking about how far the GIFTS organization has come since its inception. There have been many changes in the way the program is run and now the biggest […]

Offering Envelopes for 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

The Offering Envelopes for 2018 have arrived! Please help us save the expense of mailing by picking up your offering envelopes for 2018 from the table at the west end of the Narthex! If you would like a set of envelopes but did not receive any, please sign the “Do You Need Offering Envelopes?” sign- […]

Prayer Shawls Available

by Dan Wilkinson

We have a lovely supply of prayer shawls waiting to be delivered to individuals who could benefit from being “wrapped up in love and prayers”. The only qualifications to deliver a shawl are a smiling face and a desire to extend the hand of kindness. Recipients are not required to be members of our congregation. […]

Lighten Up! Class Being Offered at St. John Lutheran Church

by Dan Wilkinson

Lighten Up! Is an eight-week workshop that promotes quality of life and well-being in persons age 60 and older. The program is designed to help people manage their daily lives in more positive ways through techniques meant to process and understand the internal thoughts and barriers that influence daily decisions. Activities include group discussion, self-reflection, […]

Poinsettias for Christmas

by Dan Wilkinson

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to deliver poinsettias this year! Poinsettias may be picked up after the 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Worship or during office hours on December 26th. Choose a name from the board, check to see if there is also a card for that name, and off you go! Phone numbers are […]

Christmas Toy Drive

by Dan Wilkinson

Once again this year, St John Lutheran Church hosted the ECHO Christmas Toy Drive. Volunteers and donors worked together to provide Christmas gifts to over 550 children! Thank you to everyone who contributed gifts and time to help make this possible!