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THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (Confirmation Sunday) 8:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Confirmation Service - Senior Choir sings MONDAY, APRIL 28 4:00 p.m. St. John School Softball Game at Home vs. Our Redeemer 7:00 p.m. Worship Service TUESDAY, APRIL 29 6:00 p.m. Evangelism Meeting 7:00 p.m. New Member Care Meeting WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 9:30 a.m. Highland House Bible Class 12:45 p.m. Dorcas at Hartwig’s Diner 4:00 p.m. LLHS Math Meet 6:30 p.m. Senior Choir THURSDAY, MAY 1 Pastor’s Day at Lakeside Lutheran High School St. John Grades K-4 Field Trip to Luther Prep 7:00 p.m. Bible Class (Pastor Wilsmann) FRIDAY, MAY 2 St. John Grades K-8 Field Trip to Waterloo’s 1st Annual Rendezvous 12:00 p.m. Retiree Meal 1:00 p.m. St. John Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal 6:30 p.m. St. John Spring Concert SATURDAY, MAY 3 8:15 a.m. St. John BLAC Divisional Track Meet in Jefferson SUNDAY, MAY 4 8:00 a.m. Worship Service w/Communion 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:20 a.m. Family Bible Class (Pastor Adomeit) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service w/Communion 11:40 a.m. Congregational Open Forum at Church MONDAY, MAY 5 7:00 p.m. Monday Evening Worship Service w/Communion

APRIL 27, 2014 CHURCH AND SCHOOL NEWS! ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL 413 E. Madison St., Waterloo, WI 53594 Phone: 920-478-2707 Website: E-Mail: A member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Providing full time Christian education grades K -12 through our own Lutheran Elementary School and our association with Lakeside Lutheran High School Pastor James Adomeit office: 920-478-2707 ext. 205 home: 920-478-2436 cell: 920-463-0339

Pastor Thomas Wilsmann office, home, and cell: 920-478-2986

Faculty: Mark Eternick – Principal & 7 - 8 Erin Duwe – Choir Director & 5 - 6 Michael Koester – Athletic Director & 3 - 4 Wanda Eternick – Contemporary & K, 1, & 2 Linda Schwartz – Organist & K - 1 Services on Cable TV on channels 96 & 991: Monday at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 12 noon & 9:00 p.m., and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Our Worship Service Times Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 AM Monday evening at 7:00 PM (Please note that our Monday evening worship services will resume tomorrow, April 28th.)

Serving us and our Lord today Organist/Pianist - Katie Pufahl 10:30 Service - Senior Choir


- The first quarter contribution statements are ready to be picked up. They are located on the table in the church narthex. - The Library Committee has Mother’s Day napkins and cards available for purchase. They are located in the church narthex. - Mr. Schwartz is currently putting together a softball team to play in the Church Softball League this summer. If you are a confirmed member and would like to play, please contact Mr. Schwartz as soon as possible at 478-3597. - Luther Preparatory School will be presenting their play “Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother” on Saturday, May 3rd, at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 4th, at 4:00 PM. All seats are general admission in the LPS auditorium. Ticket prices for adults and high school students are $5, K-8th grade are $4, and pre-school and under are FREE or a family rate (parents & children) for $10. Luther Prep is located at 1300 Western Ave., Watertown. 


- On behalf of the Confirmation class of 1964, the flowers on the altar and the cost of printing today’s bulletins were donated by Christe Beyer and Shirley Jaeger. -

The cost of printing today’s bulletins in color was given in honor of Roberta Weber’s April 28th birthday by her family.

MAY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER is available for pick up and is located on the table in the church narthex.

ST. JOHN’S SPRING CONCERT On Friday, May 2nd, students from St. John school will present their play, “A Kid’s Life”. A dress rehearsal will be held at 1:00 PM and is open to the public. The evening concert will begin at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will follow the 6:30 PM concert in the cafeteria.

PARENTS & HIGH SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS WANTED We are looking for musicians, high school age and up, to join the Wildcat Band for a few Spring Concert songs for the concert on May 2nd. All band instruments are welcome. Please contact the school office at 478-2707 or Mr. Duwe at 920-342-7826 ASAP if you are interested.

RETIREE MEAL The retiree meal at St. John school will be Friday, May 2nd, at 12 noon (prior to the 1:00 PM Spring Concert). Please note the new time! Turkey will be served. Please RSVP at 478-2707.

THANK YOU Thank you everyone who helped make the living tomb a great example of our true faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection. May we all continue spreading God’s Word to the community and beyond. The Evangelism Committee

GOOD NEWS LUTHERAN After months of prayer, and on the third try, we have a pastor for Good News Lutheran Church. Pastor Jon Bauer has accepted the call to serve in Mount Horeb! Pastor Bauer will tentatively arrive around July 1st to begin serving our congregation and community. He currently serves at Emmanuel in Tempe, Arizona. Please keep the congregation at Emmanuel in your prayers as they begin the calling process for a new pastor. Pastor Bauer comes highly recommended from several sources and has impressed people with his gifts for outreach. Pray that his work will be blessed and more people will hear the good news and be brought to faith in Jesus. Our current membership at Good News is just over forty and worship attendance averages about the same number. On a typical Sunday, about half of the congregation are children. We also have five to ten prospects in worship on average each Sunday. We thank Bob and Sharon Garbe, volunteers from Kingdom Workers, who have helped us canvass. They came to Mount Horeb on April 10-11 to assist with following up on prospects and handed out several copies of the DVD, "Come, Follow Me." Please contact Pastor Strutz by phone at 608-5154334 or you may email him at with any questions about our mission work in the Mount Horeb area. We thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to spread the good news of Jesus in Mount Horeb!

WEEKLY ATTENDANCE: Maundy Thursday 251 Good Friday 260 Easter Sunday 484 No Monday Service

INCOME REPORT: Needed each week Received Over

$10,734.00 $15,343.20 $ 4,609.20

EVERYONE (YOUNG AND OLD) IS INVITED!: On Wed., May 28th, the Fellowship Committee along with the TLC Youth Group will be hosting a Mallards game. Game time is 7:05 PM at the Duck Pond in Madison. The group rate for “Ticket and a Hat” is $10. We only have 60 tickets. You must RSVP by May 13th because any unsold tickets must be returned by the 14th! Payment is due by the 13th. Checks can be made payable to “St. John Fellowship”. To purchase your tickets, you may do one of the following: a) stop by or call the office at 920-478-2707 between 8am and 4pm b) sign up on the Mallards sheet located on the information table at church c) TLC can sign up on the TLC bulletin board or call/text Mrs. Pufahl at 920-960-0304 or e-mail to We will be tailgating prior to the game. Watch the church bulletin newsletter for more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Tammy Musser at 920-478-7338 or Katie Pufahl at 920-960-0304.

SPRING FUNDRAISER: For this year’s PTO Spring Fundraiser, the theme is “Indulge Your Healthy Side”. Enjoy mixed nuts, roasted cashews, caramel apple corn, peanut brittle, an assortment of flavored peanuts, taste of the tropics (dried fruit), Asian snack mix, and much, much more! Order forms are due back on April 28th. The pick-up date has been tentatively set for Wednesday, May 14th. If you are interested, please see the PTO Spring Fundraiser book along with pictures of items for sale located on the table in the narthex or you may call the school office. Payment is due at time of order. Please make checks payable to “St. John PTO”.

THANK YOU Thank you to all who helped set up, cook, serve, decorate, donate baked goods, clean up, etc. Also, thank you to everyone who showed up and made the Easter breakfast a huge success! It was enjoyed by all!

HERITAGE HOMES SILENT ART AUCTION On Thursday, May 15th, from 6:00-8:00 PM Heritage Homes will have their silent art auction. Join us for an event dedicated to the arts and dementia! Enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and live music while visiting, browsing, and bidding on beautiful and intriguing artwork created by residents and local artists. Learn more about the innovative and nationally recognized dementia work begun by Heritage Homes. Proceeds stay local, benefitting memory care programming at Heritage Homes. Gather your friends and register today for this classy, spring evening of the arts! For tickets, please visit or call (920) 567-2001. The cost of tickets are Pre-event $10, Onsite $15, Resident $5.




Minnesota Board of Teaching Grants Approval - The Minnesota Board of Teaching made an onsite accreditation visit to Martin Luther College March 30-April 1, 2014. When the four-member team gave its exit report, MLC was granted full continuing institutional approval until the fall of 2019. Many accolades were given about our students, faculty, and staff as they live the mission of our college and about the strong educational foundation the ministry candidates receive in their teacher preparation program.


Master of Science Programs for Principals - The 2013 WELS convention resolved "that MLC expand its new graduate leadership program to train more LES principals and ECE directors for our congregations and their schools." Currently, there are 48 WELS principals enrolled in our M.S. in Education program with an emphasis in leadership. Of the 45 M.S. Ed. graduates to date, 20 have been principals. In addition, MLC is developing a Master of Science in Educational Administration degree with an emphasis for principals and another for early childhood directors. Eight courses are already being offered, and four new ones are being developed. We hope to gain approval from the Higher Learning Commission in 2015.


Minor Prepares Students for Urban Ministry - MLC is developing a new minor in urban education and will be calling an urban ministry professor in the near future. The new program comes in response to a request from the WELS Conference of Presidents for more teachers qualified to teach in urban schools. "Urban ministry is growing rapidly," says Professor Paul Tess, director of clinical studies. "Enrollment is rising in central city schools that share the gospel and offer strong academic programs. A critical need for these growing schools is well-prepared teacher candidates who are ready to go on day one." Professor Tess adds, "The minor would be primarily experiential, preparing teachers for the unique challenges of urban education better and faster. The coursework component would feature best practices in developing culturally competent instructors and classroom managers."


MLC Wind Symphony to Visit High Schools - The MLC Wind Symphony is looking forward to sharing music and encouragement with members of the WELS May 18-23 as they tour the Midwest with stops in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many schools will be visited along the tour, including St. Paul's in Lake Mills. Visit our website for itinerary details, and plan to attend a concert near you.


ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING MAY 18th at 11:40 AM We strongly encourage all members of the congregation to attend both of these meetings!


RESTORED REED ORGAN DEDICATION Join us for the WELS Historical Institute Organ Dedication on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The WELS Historical Institute and Friends of the Landmark Church invite you to join them for the dedication of a newly restored reed organ at the Salem Landmark Museum on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 am. The restored reed organ (harmonium) dates from 1887 and was built by the Clough and Warren Organ Company. It was moved to the Landmark Museum from St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Ridgely Township, Minnesota. The dedication will include a history of the organ and a brief description of the renovation, as well as a hymn sing with music and hymns typical of Lutheran churches in the late 1800s. This event will take place at 6814 N. 107th Street in Milwaukee. For more information about this event, visit or e-mail


April 27, 2014  

This is the "Weekly News" portion of the April 27, 2014 worship folder of St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo, WI