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October is Sudden Cardiac Death Month

by Dan Wilkinson

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more than 350,000 people each year. Anyone can experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), including infants, children, teens, young adults and people in their 30s and 40s who have no sign of heart disease, as well as more mature […]

Quilts Are On Their Way!

by Dan Wilkinson

Thanks to your on-going generosity we were able to collect enough funds to ship every one of the 80 quilts that our quilters made this year! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And thank you to everyone who donated fabric and batting and to the talented individuals who assembled it into these warm quilts. Special […]

Quilt Blessing

by Dan Wilkinson

We will be displaying a sample of our finished Lutheran World Relief quilts in the Sanctuary next Sunday. Pastor Bond will offer a blessing for the quilts and those who will use them. The LWR Boxcar loading for the quilts will be held in Madison on October 13th. On the 7th, we will also be […]

BREAKING NEWS

by Dan Wilkinson

On September 23 rd , the Adult Forum will not meet in order to allow us to have a discussion about the “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice”. The discussion will be held in the Library at 10:15 am. Anyone who is interested in learning more about this document is invited to attend. Paper […]

September is Fruits & Veggies (More Matters) Month

by Dan Wilkinson

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters is here to help you focus your attention on eating MORE fruits and vegetables! Add one more. Try something new. Educate yourself. Teach the kids. Try a new recipe. The Facts More than 90% of both adults and children do not eat the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the […]

ECHO School Supply Drive and Distribution

by Dan Wilkinson

A huge thank you to everyone who moved furniture, carried boxes, sorted supplies, packed individual bags for each student, set up displays, helped students and their parents find the appropriate bags, donated supplies and monetary gifts, and cleaned up afterwards! Without a remarkable outpouring of generous gifts of time and treasure from our community, none […]

Help the Green Berets and Help ECHO at the Same Time!

by Dan Wilkinson

The Green Beret’s work concessions at the Badger Games and need additional volunteers. The volunteers would represent ECHO as a fundraiser. The duties would include serving food, drinks and operating the cash register. ECHO, the organization that furnishes the volunteers, will get a portion of the money raised. The volunteers must be 16 years of […]

GIFTS in the Gazette

by Dan Wilkinson

GIFTS found itself on the front page of the Gazette this week in an article detailing the organizations progress. You can click here to access the article on the Gazette’s page.

Christmas in July for ECHO

by Dan Wilkinson

If you can help, please place your offering in a pew envelope and mark it ‘ECHO Christmas in July” or make your check to “St John Lutheran Church” and write ‘ECHO” in the memo line. An insert is included with this week’s bulletin, which may be included in your pew envelope. Making your gifts through […]

June is Cataract Awareness Month

by Dan Wilkinson

What is a Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. The lens of the eye is located behind the pupil and the colored iris, and is normally transparent. The lens helps to focus images onto the retina – which transmits the […]