September 22, 2019

LWMS Door Offering:  We will have a basket in the back of church today to donate to our missions, both home and abroad.  If writing out a check, please make it payable to St. John’s Evening Circle. Also, if you plan on attending the rally (see poster), let Marie Findlay (262-593-8920) know before October 1.

Tuck Pointing has been finished on the church. If you would like to contribute to this project, mark it on the building fund envelope.

Peace Lutheran Fall Blood Drive: The next American Red Cross blood drive at Peace Lutheran,  1550 S. Osborne, Janesville, is on Monday, September 30, Noon – 6:00 p.m.  To make an appointment to donate your blood, you can call 1-800-Red-Cross or go to their web page at http://www.redcrossblood.org

Reaching The Lost With Jesus In Our District: The newest mission in the Western Wisconsin District is Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Richland Center, a community of about 5,200 people, located between Madison and LaCrosse in southwestern Wisconsin.  The core group, consisting of members of Trinity Lutheran Church (Lime Ridge) and St John Lutheran Church (Hillpoint), is served by Pastors Dan Lewig and James Korthals.  Bethlehem’s grand opening worship service will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 9:00 a.m. at 170 Richland Square with a fellowship brunch to follow.  Those able to attend from our district are certainly welcome to do so.  Please join our district mission board in prayer for God’s blessings upon this outreach effort!

WELS Mercy Ministry Network of in Jefferson County: As a congregation we are called to save people’s souls with the Gospel, but at other times we are asked to meet the mercy needs of our members. Beyond this there is an opportunity to meet those mercy needs in our communities as well.  Yet, how well equipped are we to provide those mercy needs?  To be sure, there are agencies providing mercy services ranging from pregnancy to marriage to substance abuse and many more.  How familiar are we with these resources?  What types of mercy needs are there in our congregation? In our community? How can we better meet those needs? What entities currently exist and what more do we need? If you are interested in learning more about how we as WELS congregations can improve and expand our ability to meet these mercy needs please plan to attend an informational session on Sunday September 29. Information will be shared about creating a WELS Mercy Network. The session will provide information on some of the agencies providing services and on how we can better equip our congregations to meet these needs.   We will be seeking volunteers to work on a task force to fully develop and implement a WELS Mercy Network for our area.  The session will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Mills Community Center located at 200 Water St. in Lake Mills, WI.  (Water St. is just off of S. Main in Lake Mills accessible by County Highway B or exit 259 off of I94.) In order to help us prepare for that day, please sign up on-line at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EA9A62EA4FF2-circuit

This week
Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Fairhaven
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Campus Ministry in room 1319 of Hyland
Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Clean Church
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Bible Class