St. John's Lutheran Church, as a family of faith, strives to worship and praise the Lord by hearing and learning God's Word, living it out in service, and spreading it joyfully!
Join us for worship service at 9:00 am each Sunday. All are welcome to remain following the service when we enjoy refreshments and conversation during Sunday Fellowship at 10:00 am. Sunday school, forum, and confirmation classes are recessed for the summer and will resume in the fall.
In the News
Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld elected bishop of South-Central Synod of Wisconsin 5/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
The Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, Beloit, Wis., was elected May 6 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Thomas-Breitfeld is the second African American woman to be a bishop in the ELCA.
The election was held during the Synod Assembly May 5-6 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Thomas-Breitfeld was elected on the fifth ballot with 224 votes to 150 votes for the Rev. Steven Kottke, assistant to the bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.
The bishop-elect currently serves as interim pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Beloit. She served as pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Wis., from 2010 to 2013.
Thomas-Breitfeld earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1974 and she received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago in 1979.
The Rev. Mary Stumme Froiland, current bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, has served as bishop since 2013 and will retire June 30.
Thomas-Breitfeld will be installed on Aug. 18 at First Lutheran Church in Janesville, Wis.
Information about the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin is available at scsw-elca.org/.
The Wisconsin State Journal also printed an article about the newly elected Bishop Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld from their May 9, 2018 edition. To see the article in full, click on the link below.
We are registered with the Scrip program which allows members to purchase cards to be used as cash at specific stores. Your purchase power does not change, but the church receives a percentage in exchange for selling said card. Forms and envelopes are available next to the Scrip box before or after church or sent to the church office. Payment (checks made out to St. John’s) must accompany the form. Orders will usually be submitted the first Monday of each month and cards should be available eight days later. The next order is due on Monday, 09 July.
Food Pantry Donations
There is always a need for donations at our local food pantry, so let's help make sure the shelves stay full! Here are the donation themes for the next few weeks:
08-Soap and cleaning products
15- Breakfast bars and granola products
22-Cooking and baking staples
29-Facial tissue and toilet paper
05-Baby food and other baby items, esp. diapers
19-Personal care items
26-Paper products and dish soap
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