Friday, June 26, 2015

Meet the Author and Booksigning

Meet the Author & Booksigning
"I Was There When The Giant Fell"
          Author: Adam Nitz
When: Sunday, June 28th, 2015
                 10:45 am
Where: St. John Lutheran Church
                 765 Margaret St.
                   Classroom 6
Books can be purchased for $15 per copy

Fun Fest Volunteers Needed

Miss Mercier is planning a Funfest for this September and is looking for volunteers. If you are willing to help plan / organize, set-up, or run the event please send her an email at

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Letter from Mr. Phil Ewerdt

Members of St. John Lutheran Church and School,

Thank you for all the conversations you have had with us and for all the prayers offered to God on our behalf while I have considered the two divine calls of Wisconsin Lutheran School and St. John. They have been a blessing in evaluating my God given gifts and where I see them best served in his kingdom. What a comfort to know that God works through whatever decision is made. Through these deliberations I have decided to return the call to Wisconsin Lutheran School and stay at St. John. I ask that you continue to pray that God works through me for the advancement of his kingdom. Please also pray that Wisconsin Lutheran School is able to find the person they need to fill their vacancy.

Your brother in Christ,


Mr. Phil Ewerdt


Friday, June 19, 2015

Anticipating Worship (June 21)

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  The Church grows because of God’s power behind it.

Scripture Readings:
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Mark 4:26-34

Sermon Text:  Ezekiel 17:22-24

The Lord Promises Results
1.  He does the planting
2.  He causes the growing

Prayer of the Day:  O God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you alone make holy.  Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day.  Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things that you have prepared for us in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Happy Father's Day

Friday, June 12, 2015

Anticipating Worship (June 14)

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  God carefully planned to send us a Savior from sin.

Scripture Readings:
Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 51
2 Corinthians 4:13-18
Mark 3:20-35

Sermon Text:  1 Peter 2:11

Lose the Temptation War:  Be Phoneys

Prayer of the Day:  O God, the strength of all who trust in you, mercifully hear our prayers.  Be gracious to us in our weakness and give us strength to keep your commandments in all we say and do; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

We will see God in his grace adopt a baby into his family as he combines water and word in the sacrament of baptism.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Anticipating Worship (June 7)

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  God gives us real rest in Jesus.

Scripture Readings:
Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Psalm 126
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Mark 2:23-28

Sermon Text:  Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Get Some Rest
1.  God gives it
2.  We live it

Prayer of the Day:  O God, you rule over all things in wisdom and kindness.  Take away everything that may be harmful and give us whatever is good; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mr. Phil Ewerdt-Divine call received

Dear St. John Lutheran members,

On Monday night I received a call to teach grade six and departmentalized language arts at Wisconsin Lutheran School in Racine, Wisconsin. I ask that you keep my family and me in your prayers as I deliberate between the two calls the Lord of the Church has now placed in front of me. I pray that the Lord gives me wisdom and that his Church is served in the best way possible.

Your Brother in Christ,

Mr. Phil Ewerdt