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God has blessed St. John’s since 1862 with faithful members, pastors, and newcomers. We’re a congregation of sinners and saints of all ages. Our worship blends traditional and contemporary, with opportunities for growth, fellowship, and service. We extend Christ’s welcome to all who seek to worship, know, and serve the Lord.

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Pastor's Message
To the Saints of St. Johns:

Our Ministry Planning Team has identified "Faith Formation for All Ages" as one of our focal points for the next several years. How do we form faith? We do that in some of the usual ways, with Christian Education and Confirmation and Youth Group. And, no surprise: Each of those only happens with the help of leaders who teach and mentor and care and dare to grow with our young people! Can you answer the call to teach or team-teach Sunday School this fall? Could you be a Confirmation Guide on Wednesday evenings? Would you step up and be part of our Youth Ministry Team?

The other piece of this "Faith Formation" is the all ages part! We do want to help shape and form our young people. But us grown-ups are being shaped and formed too, and our usefulness to Christ and to the world depends on us growing in prayer, growing in our love for God's Word, growing in worship, and in service. We'll need some new ideas and efforts to get all of us on board for this Faith Formation journey. What can you picture yourself participating in? Leading? Learning? Doing?

One great option in our Greater Milwaukee Synod is the Diakonia program (Greek word for 'service'). This is a 2-year training for lay persons, with five 5-session classes each year on things like Old/New Testament basics, Church History, Christian Ethics, Proclaiming the Word, Visitation/Caring Ministries. You can Google Diakonia and that will direct you to the website. You can also talk with Darlene Wanta-a graduate of the program, or myself-since I teach in the program! Grace and peace in these days of summer!

-Pastor Paul

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