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THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (Love Speaks Passionately) 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 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 5:00 p.m. Worship Committee Meeting at St. John School 7:00 p.m. Worship Service w/Communion TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 1:30 p.m. OWLS at St. Mark’s in Watertown 3:05 p.m. Volleyball Practice 7:00 p.m. LWMS Hosted by Ann Weber in School Library WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 6:30 a.m. Bible Class “Love Speaks” in School Library 9:30 a.m. Bible Class at Highland House 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Public School Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m. Volleyball Game at Holy Cross in Madison 6:30 p.m. Senior Choir 8:30 p.m. Internet Bible Class at St. John School THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 9:00 a.m. Picture Day at St. John School 7:00 p.m. Thursday Night Bible Class in School Library FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 No School for St. John Students - Faculty Conference SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 B-Team Volleyball Tournament at St. Mark’s in Watertown SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (Love Speaks with Focused Heart) 8:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:20 a.m. Family Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Worship Service - Senior Choir Sings 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. TLC Bonfire at the Jaeger Farm

SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 CHURCH AND SCHOOL NEWS! ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL 413 E. Madison St., Waterloo, WI 53594 Phone: 920-478-2707 Website: E-Mail: 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

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

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.

Serving us and our Lord today: Organist/Pianist - Carla Breber

LOVE SPEAKS: Love doesn’t do what is best for the short term but rather focuses on the long term. It keeps in mind the desired goal and sets priorities that will help reach that goal. Ultimately God has called us to join him in the mansion of heaven when our time on this earth is over. Our worship and Bible study next weekend will remind us that as we consider our calling in Christ our Love Speaks with Focused Heart. God is glorified as our love speaks, focusing not on earthly riches but on his glory.


- The September monthly newsletter is available for pick up on the table in the narthex. - All students in grades 8-12 and their parents are invited and encouraged to attend our TLC (Teens Linked in Christ) Youth Bonfire on Sunday, September 22nd, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Jaeger Farm. Supper and S’mores will be provided. Bring a chair to sit around the bonfire. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call or text Mrs. Pufahl at 920-960-0304. Directions to the Jaeger Farm: 356 Clarkson Road, Waterloo. Take Monroe St./Hwy 89 north past the high school. Turn left on Clarkson Road. Go about 2 miles and the farm will be on the right. If you get to Hwy 73, you have gone too far. - LWMS will be serving coffee hour next Sunday, September 22nd, starting at 9:00 AM. - On Tuesday, September 17th, the Rock River OWLS will meet at St. Mark’s in Watertown at 1:30 PM. The speaker is Pastor Mark Jeske and the topic is “Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts”. The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) offers an active alternative to inactivity for people retired and/or 50 years old. To hundreds of members throughout the United States, this organization provides a sense of active purpose. Through involvement, fellowship, mutual support, life enrichment activities and service to others, OWLS members are encouraged and helped to be all that they can be. If you are interested in joining or would like additional information, please contact Pastor Wilsmann.

EVANGELISM SCHOOL OF OUTREACH PROGRAM: On Saturday, October 12, 2013, beginning at 8:30 AM, St. Paul’s in Lake Mills will host Session 1 of the WELS Evangelism School of Outreach program. We encourage all our members to try and make this session. Informational sheets are located on the table in the narthex. If you have any questions or would like to attend this session, please feel free to contact Pastor Wilsmann at 920-478-2986 as soon as possible.

UNITED WAY The 2013-2014 United Way campaign and other corporate workplace giving programs begin this month in most communities. Many communities have a donor choice program in which you may designate a qualified 501(c)(3) agency to receive your donation. Last year Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service received gifts from over 45 different United Way agencies and workplace giving programs that allow a donor choice option throughout the United States as a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit social service agency. If you have questions about your participation in such a program, check your local United Way or employer’s guidelines, or call Jeff at WLCFS toll free at 1-888-685-9522 or e-mail Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service, Inc. W175 N11120 Stonewood Drive Germantown, WI 53022-6511 or PO Box 245039

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On Sept. 17 LWMS, hosted by Ann Weber, will meet in the school library at 7:00 PM. They will have their mission box collection towards the fall LWMS rally in October.


Do you love singing and praising your Savior? If so, the Senior Choir will be rehearsing every Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. Everyone, high school age and up, are welcome to attend. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Erin Duwe at 920-342-9062.

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS OUR HELP: October is our congregation’s month to staff the Waterloo/Marshall Community Food Pantry. A sign-up sheet is located on the table in the church narthex. We need help on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. If you have not done this before, you will be trained by our coordinators. Saturday’s coordinator is Les Schoemann and Wednesday’s coordinator is Diana Michi. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Wilsmann, Les Schoemann, or Diana Michi.

COFFEE HOUR: The Fellowship Committee will be having their morning coffee hour between the Sunday morning services. They are looking for individuals or groups who would enjoy baking and/or serving to sign up on the sign-up sheet located in the back of church. If you are interested in baking, but can not serve, or if you would just like to serve and not bake, please make a note of this next to your name on the signup sheet. We have many individuals who would like to just bake or just serve. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Duckert at 478-3053. Thanks for all your help and support!

FELLOWSHIP OUTING: The Fellowship Committee is hosting a SHOTGUN-GOLF outing (9 holes of golf) on Sun., September 29th, beginning at 12:30 PM at the Columbus Country Club. The cost is $10.00 to golf, $5.00 for a cart, and $10.00 for a cold sandwich buffet. Not a golfer...feel free to join us around 3:30 PM for the buffet and fellowship. Everyone, 18 years and older is invited but you must sign up. A sign-up sheet is located on the information table in the narthex. Deadline for signing up is September 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact Gary or Gail Duckert at 478-3053.


SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 9:15 AM (FOLLOWING 8:00 WORSHIP SERVICE) Report and vote on new church heating/AC units. Funds to come from bequest monies.

SENIOR CHOIR: The Senior Choir will be singing on Sunday, Sept. 22nd, for the 10:30 AM worship service. JUNIOR CHOIR: The Junior Choir will be singing on Sunday, Sept. 29th, for the 10:30 AM worship service.

ART SUPPLIES NEEDED: The school is looking for a few items needed for art projects this year. They need plastic jars, (such as peanut butter or applesauce) and foam egg cartons. If anyone has these items, they can be dropped off in the school office. Thanks for your help!

SCRIP PROGRAM: Do you have gifts to purchase for birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, Christmas, etc.? If so, how about using our Scrip program. Check out the latest cards available on the information sheet in the track rack. Cards not in stock can be special ordered! Also, let us know if there are any cards that you would like us to stock and make available in the office on a daily basis. Profits from the Scrip Program have been designated to the church general operating fund. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact Joanne Kohls at 920-478-3958 or the school office at 920-478-2707.

TOUR OF ENGLAND & SCOTLAND: Pastor James Humann, retired WELS pastor, invites you to join him and fellow WELS members on an eleven day tour featuring the highlights of England and Scotland. See Stonehenge and the mysteries of that place. Visit the places that inspired poets like Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Burns and Coleridge. Imagine having your picture taken in front of Big Ben, the new London Bridge or Buckingham Palace. Ride the double decker busses, stroll in Hyde Park, see a play in the theater district, visit the world famous British Museum, try some haggis in Scotland and shop at Harrods, London's best known department store. For a colorful brochure describing the daily itinerary, tour conditions and costs, please call 253-839-9055 or e-mail Pastor Humann at If you'd like a colored hard copy of the brochure, please include your name and mailing address in your e-mail. Otherwise, you may pick up the informational flyer and registration form on the information table in the narthex.


- A gift for the School Hot Lunch Fund was received from Milo Sillman in memory of his wife, Marcia and his veteran friend, Bob Duckert. - Our church and school received $922.00 this week from the Thrivent Choice Program. Thanks to our members that have informed Thrivent of their choice to have St. John Church or School as the recipient of monies available through this program. Thanks for these gifts. 

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS: Would you like to help support St. John by using your Thrivent Choice Dollars? Direct “Choice Dollars” online between July 1st and October 31st, 2013, and you will be designating an additional $25.00 Choice Dollars to St. John. You must do this online so, if you have a computer or if you know someone who does, here’s how it works:   

Visit Click on the red “Get Started” button and log in. Search for your preferred organization. - Search Tip: Enter St. John Waterloo WI into the search organizations criteria. Then click the “Search” button. Choose where you’d like to direct Choice Dollars.

The additional designation will be available for you to direct the month following the online direction. Only one additional designation of $25.00 Choice Dollars will occur, regardless of the number of online directions requested by you. Additional Choice Dollars will not be designated to members who have reached the maximum designation of $2,500 Choice Dollars for the year. Don’t wait—take advantage of this great opportunity right away! If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Glady at 478-2707 ext. 301 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

September 15, 2013  

The September 15, 2013 Weekly News of St. John Lutheran Church, Waterloo, WI