December 4, 2016

Christmas Boxes for the shut-ins will be packed on Wednesday, December 14.  If you have cookies, candy or other items for the boxes, have it to church before that date.

Special Services: Advent Services will be held on December 7 and 14 at 7:00 p.m.  The theme for these services is “Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel.” Christmas Eve service will be at 7:00 p.m.  It will be a candlelight song service under the theme “Finally Fulfilled.” Christmas Day service will be at 9:00 a.m. (no regular Sunday service that day). It will be a song service with Holy Communion under the theme “Joy to the World.”  New Year’s Eve will be a special Communion service at 7:00 p.m.

Next Year’s Usher List: Anyone who would like to be added to the 2017 ushers’ schedule, please contact Jim Rodgers at or 262-378-4894.  The current ushers’ list will remain the same unless Jim is contacted. If there are specific weeks where you know that you will be away next year, give me the dates and you will not be on that particular Sunday.  Thank you for everyone’s cooperation.

Help Needed: We could use some individuals to help pick up people and bring them to church on Sundays.  These might be shut-ins or college students.  Most, if not all of them, will be in town.  If you would be willing to help, a sign-up sheet is in the cry room.  I will probably draw up a weekly schedule.  Also, we could use some men to serve as council members next year.  There is only one meeting per month.  Our present council members have been serving for a number of years, and some of them would like a break.

Advent Song Service:  Today at 3:30 p.m., the choirs of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Jefferson (Junior Choir, Male Chorus, Senior Choir, Grace Notes, and Alleluia Ringers) present a Christmas concert featuring songs of praise to our Lord Jesus who has come and will come again.  Join us as we “Sing… Christ Is Born in Bethlehem!”

This Week


Monday at 10:00 a.m. Fairhaven
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Campus Ministry
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Bible Class
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Mid-Week Advent
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Church Council


December 17 at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Christmas Practice