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THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN SUNDAY, MARCH 23 8:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:20 a.m. Family Bible Class (Pastor Adomeit) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service MONDAY, MARCH 24 8:00 a.m. Classes Resume at St. John School 12:30 p.m. Retiree Meal - Turkey & Gravy over Biscuits 3:45 p.m. Columbus Care Center 7:00 p.m. No Worship Service TUESDAY, MARCH 25 9:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Class (Pastor Adomeit) 12:45 p.m. Dorcas at Cindy Lou’s 2:00 p.m. Highland House (Pastor Adomeit) 5:30-7:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:00 p.m. Evangelism Meeting 7:00 p.m. New Member Care Committee WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 9:30 a.m. Highland House Bible Class 12:50 p.m. St. John School Early Release 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. Public School Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m. Lenten Service 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. St. John Grades K-8 Art Fair Display at School 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Lenten Meal - TLC Serving Spaghetti 5:45 p.m. Senior Choir 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service THURSDAY, MARCH 27 7:00 p.m. Bible Class (Pastor Wilsmann) SUNDAY, MARCH 30 8:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:20 a.m. Family Bible Class (Pastor Adomeit) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service MONDAY, MARCH 31 7:00 P.M. No Worship Service

MARCH 23rd, 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 Are: Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 AM Monday evening at 7:00 PM No Monday services during Lent Wednesday’s (Lent) at 4:00 and 7:00 PM

Serving us and our Lord today: Organist/Pianist - Katie Pufahl Soloist/Singers - Katie Pufahl and Gail Duckert Flute - Kerry Lozano

REMINDERS: - The Retiree Meal is tomorrow at 12:30 PM at St. John school in the cafeteria. Turkey & gravy over biscuits is being served.

- Please note that during our Lenten season, we will not have Monday evening services. - A Kindergarten Visitation Day is being held on Monday, March 31st, starting at 9:15 AM. Any child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2014 and entering kindergarten is invited to spend the morning visiting our kindergarten room and meeting the class and the teacher, Mrs. Linda Schwartz. The children and their parents are invited to lunch in our cafeteria at 11:00 AM followed by a parent informational meeting at 11:30 AM. If you are interested or if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Schwartz or the school office at 920-478-2707. If you have any friends, relatives, or neighbors who may be interested, this would be a wonderful opportunity for you to outreach to these families who are looking for a school that can prepare their children for their life here on earth and their eternal life, spiritually, mentally, and physically. Our school Website is - St. John School is hosting a Community Open House for all families in Waterloo and the surrounding communities on Monday, March 31st, beginning at 8:00 AM. This invitation extends to those families who have children in Kindergarten through seventh grade and who currently do not send their children to our day school. This Open House will be a time in which parents can visit any of our classrooms throughout the day and observe the faculty, students, and staff, during a regular school day. Tuition for both members and non-members for 2013 2014 was $865 for the first child and $665 for the second child. There is no additional tuition charge for families who have more than two children. There is also a $250 Education Fee (books and tech) per student for all students. Tuition and Education Fee costs for 2014-2015 will be set in May of 2014. If you have any friends, relatives, or neighbors who may be interested, please invite them to attend or you may give Mr. Eternick a call at (920) 478-2707. 

NEW MEMBER CARE COMMITTEE: We will be meeting this Tuesday, March 25th, at 7:00 PM at school.

WELS-CLO SPRING CONFERENCE—APRIL 12, 2014 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School 1530 S. Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551 920-648-2235 / (Please refer to Google Maps or MapQuest for map and directions) On Saturday, April 12, 2014, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, WI is hosting the spring WELS-CLO (Church Librarians’ Organization) Conference. We would like to invite any interested persons from your church to join us for a day of learing, fellowship and encouragement. The program will feature WELS author Karen Hasley giving a presentation entitled “Women of Substance and Courage: Lessons from the Lives of Three Women of American History”. The presentation features real-life women who are featured in Ms. Hasley’s novels, which will be available for purchase at the conference. In the afternoon we will see a presentation from Kathie Wendland, encouraging us in our ministries through our libraries. There will be plenty of time to browse the Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) book/media/gift display. We look forward to meeting you. Cost for the conference is $10.00 which includes lunch. For more information on the conference, please talk to a member of the Library Committee. For reservations, call Darlene Bartz at 920-478-8072 or the church office at 920-478-2707. 8:00-9:00

Registration in lobby, Refreshments and NPH Shopping in gym 9:00-9:30 Devotion w/Pastor McKenney and hand bells in Chapel 9:30-10:00 Business Meeting in Chapel 10:00-10:45 Break—Activities will take place simultaneously in smaller groups  Member sharing opportunity w/Winnie in the Chapel  Shopping at NPH in gym  Library tour with Laurie and Alana  Refreshments available at concession stand across from library 10:45-12:15 Speaker: Karen Hasley (Author of historical fiction) in the Chapel 12:15-1:15 Lunch and Shopping in gym - Karen Hasley will be available for book signing during this time. 1:15-2:45 Speaker: Kathie Wendland (WELS Women’s Ministry) in the Chapel 2:45-3:00 Closing devotion with Pastor Rath in the Chapel.

LPS GALA NIGHT: On Saturday, April 26th, beginning at 5:00 PM, Luther Prep will be hosting Gala IX “Night on the Town”. Tickets are $65 each or $120 per couple. Tables of 8 are available. If you would like to help, you may donate an item or service to the auction or make a monetary gift. To purchase tickets or donate items, please visit: lps or contact Sue at 920-262-8104. Please RSVP by April 11th. Your support benefits future pastors, teachers, and lay leaders.

SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, April 6th, Missionary Philip Strackbein (husband of our former member Kathy Buss) will be here at St. John to share with us his new book God’s Protecting Hand: A Missionary’s Personal Journey. In his book, Missionary Strackbein takes us along on the personal journey of his life to see and experience how God has protected him and his family. They have lived far away from family and friends and often in less-than-safe areas of the world. There will be a book signing between services. However, books must be purchased prior to the book signing. If you would like to purchase his book, the cost is $14.99 and a sign up book is located on the information table. We must order the books by March 27th in order for them to be here in time. You may also purchase an eBook for $3.99 and download immediately. Pastor Wilsmann has this on display in the church narthex if you would like to see an example. Additional information is located on the inside cover of the order book.

WATERTOWN WELLNESS EXPO: Living, Learning and Laughing in Adulthood will be held on Saturday, March 29th, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Bethesda, 700 Hoffman Road in Watertown. With engaging sessions, tradeshow floor, live demonstrations, free giveaways and more - you won’t want to miss this exciting expo! Session titles include: 9am Medication Safety, 10am Mental Fitness, 11am Dementia Aware, Dementia Friendly, and 1pm Laugh for the Health of It. The expo is brought to you by Heritage Homes and The Alzheimer’s Association. Admission and parking are both free. If you would like additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Laurie Rehm at 920-567-2001 or

NEXT LENTEN SERVICES: Wednesday, March 26th, at 4 and 7pm. Pastor Martin Stuebs will be preaching. TLC will be serving spaghetti for the Lenten meal from 5-6:30 PM.

TLC SERVING LENTEN SPAGHETTI DINNER: On Wednesday, March 26th, TLC will again be serving a spaghetti dinner for their Lenten meal from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. TLC students, please see the TLC bulletin board at church for a sign-up sheet for what you can bring. If you have any questions, please call or text Mrs. Pufahl at 920-960-0304

TLC LOCK-IN: The TLC Youth Group will be meeting on April 11th for a “Lock-In” at St. John in the gym from 9pm until 7am. This is open to all 8th-12th grade students and friends. To keep everyone wide awake, the night will be jam-packed with activities including laser tag, bowling at Stubby’s, games in the gym, and a movie screening complete with popcorn. The evening will also include plenty of food and drink. A permission form needs to be completed by both a parent/guardian and the teen. Permission forms are located on the TLC bulletin board at church. For any questions, concerns, or to RSVP by April 6th, please contact Kaitlyn Pufahl via a text/phone call to 920-960-0304 or e-mail to A sign -up sheet is also located on the TLC bulletin board. List of things to remember for the Lock-In are: signed permission form, $15, sleeping bag and pillow, and comfortable clothes & shoes to play in the gym.

ART FAIR: On Wednesday, March 26th, from 5-7 PM, St. John students will have their art projects on display at school. Feel free to roam the halls and view the talents of all our students in K through 8th grade.

FINE ARTS FAIR AND CONCERT: On April 5th, students from St. John will be participating in the Fine Arts Fair hosted by Lakeside Lutheran. The Fine Arts Fair Concert is on Sunday, April 6th, at 1:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ST. JOHN PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Tuesday, March 25th, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

ST. JOHN EARLY RELEASE: St. John school will have an early release on Wednesday, March 26th, at 12:50 PM.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME LUNCHEON: The New Member Care Committee would like to invite everyone from the congregation to the New Member Welcome Luncheon. Since our last New Member Welcome Luncheon on April 7, 2013, we have 10 confirmands and 13 new members through baptism, transfer, and profession of faith. They are: Tristan Fleischman, Bethany Frandle, Kaitlyn Gehler, Louis Hensler, Tyler Kappes, Samantha Kohls, Jovani Krueger, Lily Marthaler, Joshua Schoenicke, Macy Veto, Bob & Jennifer Butler, Irene Dehling, Michelle Griffin, Brenda Evangelist, Patricia Morris, Joe Jazdzewski, Skyler Anderson, Zachary Bratz, Jameson Burbach, Laird Corlett, Dylan Degler, and Keegan Griffin. Please come and join us in welcoming our New Members and bring your favorite dish to pass! LIVE BURIAL TOMB: St. John is looking for two person teams to act as Roman guards during our church’s first live presentation of Jesus’ burial tomb. Each team will stand guard in front of the tomb for a three hour shift. We would like to start the first shift at 3 PM on Good Friday, April 18, and continue through the weekend until 6 AM Easter morning when at that time, the guards will be replaced by an Angel. Guard uniforms will be provided! If you are able to volunteer for one shift or as many as you’d like, a sign-up sheet is located on the information table in the church narthex or please contact the office at 920-4782707 as soon as possible.

SPECIAL GIFTS AND MEMORIALS: - The cost of printing this week’s bulletin was given by Lillian Riege in memory of the birthday of her husband, Fritz, on March 21.

THEY NEED YOUR HELP: Lord of Love, our WELS church in DeForest, will be canvasing the DeForest area on April 12th. Our member Jim Riege will be driving and will leave St. John at 8:00 AM if you need a ride. If you would like to help, please contact Pastor Wilsmann at 920-478-2986 by today, March 23rd. A luncheon is being provided for all volunteers and they would like to know ahead of time how much to prepare.

SAVE THE DATE: As mentioned in last weeks bulletin, former member and teacher, Marily Krueger, was called home to heaven on Monday, March 10th. The family is planning a memorial celebration here at St. John church on Saturday, June 14th, at 11:00 AM. A luncheon will follow.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Kingdom Workers, in partnership with WELS Native American Missions, is seeking a “Volunteer Manager” to oversee Kingdom Workers volunteer activities. This full-time paid position is based in Arizona on the Apache reservations. Responsibilities include development, promotion, management, project reporting, and implementation of a volunteer program. To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 31, 2014. To learn more or to apply, visit

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Lakeside Lutheran is seeking candidates for Custodial Supervisor. Past custodial experience is required. Interested candidates can pick up an application and job description at the Lakeside office, or find the documents online at All applications must be submitted by March 28th.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT: Lakeside Lutheran High School is hosting their annual Community Electronics Recycling Event on Friday, April 11th, from 3:30 - 6pm & Saturday, April 12th, from 7am - 2pm. Clearing out your unused electronics can help support Lakeside! A list of acceptable and non-acceptable items is located on the information table in the church narthex. You may drop off items at the "bus barn" located near the corner of Ferry Dr. and Woodland Beach Rd. Please enter the parking lot using the Woodland Beach Rd. entrance. For additional information, please contact the school office at 920-648-2321 for or you may visit their website at

- A church memorial gift was received from Dick & Glady Peter and Dale, Becky & Macy Veto in memory of Marily Krueger. - A School Tuition Assistance Fund gift in memory of Marily Krueger was received from Diana Michi. Thanks for these gifts. WEEKLY ATTENDANCE: Sunday 229 No Monday service Lent 147

INCOME REPORT: Needed each week $10,734.00 Received $ 8,564.45 Short $ 2,169.55

March 23, 2014  
March 23, 2014  

This is the Weekly News section of the March 23, 2014 Worship Folder of St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo, WI