Tuesday, August 30, 2022

SCLA Crusader Corps


Join the Crusader Corps

How far does $10 go? Much further than you'd think, especially when a committed group of supporters each give that amount or more each month. Crusader Corps members make it possible for SCLA to educate students in a Christian family community for years to come.

SCLA Homecoming Alumni Invite


Hey alumni! Come back to SCLA for homecoming on Friday, October 7! Enjoy the parade at 5:00, and then join us at 5:30 at the alumni tent for a social hour with free pizza and rootbeer! Make sure to pick up your free alumni t-shirt (or wear yours from last year) and get free admission to the football game vs. Spectrum. RSVP here.

At the end of the 1st quarter, we will recognize all eight “State” football teams in SCLA history (‘06, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17). Catch up with former classmates and coaches in the alumni tent before the game!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Join Us for Worship-August 28, 2022

Please join us at St. John on Sunday, August 28th, at 9:30 am.
Pastor Otto's message will be from Luke 14. 
"How to deal with arrogance and discrimination."
Stay for a short Bible study and refreshments. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Join Us for Worship - August 21, 2022


Please join us for Worship Sunday, August 21st, at 9:30 am.
We will welcome guest worship leader, Pastor Dave Huebner, as he shares
his message, "God's Word Works!", from Isaiah 55. 
Stay for a short Bible Study and refreshments. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SCLA 2022 Run the Ravine 5K

 New SCLA Community Event!

The inaugural 2022 Run the Ravine 5K
(Activities Department Fundraiser)
Saturday, October 8
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run on the SCLA track at 10:00 a.m.
(registration required).

Run the Ravine 5K at 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is welcome!

The route begins at SCLA, traverses through
Thompson and Kaposia Parks, and ends at SCLA.

All proceeds benefit the SCLA Activities department.

Sign up or sponsor at StCroixLutheran.org/5k        

Friday, August 12, 2022

Notes from Your St. John Council Meeting

August 9, 2022, Council Meeting

  •           National Night Out showed more community involvement than in the past. The Lord blessed our participation. We feel he has opened up avenues for us to connect with our neighbors in this joint effort. We thank the Lord for this successful venture.
  •           Gifts to support our Hispanic outreach ministry have been offered from three of our sister congregations: Bethel, Menasha, Wisconsin; St. Paul, Tomah, Wisconsin, and Crown of Life, West St. Paul. This is in response to our WELS mission board making this ministry a mission outreach effort with Synod support. Funding of this ministry will be an ongoing effort that we must pay attention to.
  •      In coordination with our District President, Pr. Dennis Klatt, we are working on providing Pr. Otto with the help he’ll need to be able to dedicate sufficient time to Hispanic outreach. There are possible future candidates to serve us in a part-time call as planned, but in the meantime, we need to address this issue as it stands. We have Pastor Aaron Robinson, an MLC professor, who will preach once a month for at least the fall semester; we also have Pr. David Huebner from St. Croix who will help with preaching. Other help will be provided with visitation ministry and teaching Bible classes. Everyone is encouraged to seek ways to support our pastoral ministry.
  •      You will see samples of St. John (English) and San Juan (Spanish) T-shirts in the narthex. These are available for purchase in your size for $20. We want to wear these T’s at Fiesta Latina on Sept. 10.
  •       Jim Rindal has volunteered and has been appointed to fill the unexpired term of Tony Wimmer on the Elmhurst Cemetery Board until elections can be held. Other positions that have been left vacant since Tony went home to Jesus are the congregation vice-president and head of the Evangelism Team. The head of the Education Committee position is also vacant.
  •     Online giving is being investigated. We will want to know what interest there is on the part of our membership.
  •  We are in the process of replacing (several) of the failing 20-year-old appliances in the parsonage.
  •   Security camera and digital sign projects are moving forward.

Printed summary reports from Pastor and the Trustees (maintenance) are also available on the table in the narthex. Talk to one of your council members or Pastor Otto with questions and comments.

·       Jeff Abrahamson, Chairman

·       Alan Salchow, Secretary

·       Mike Tholl, Trustees

·       Jim Connolly, treasurer

·       Tom Koepsell, elder

·       Jim Julian, Chrisitan Life

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Join us for Worship-August 14, 2022


Please join us for worship this Sunday, August 14, at 9:30 am.
Pastor Otto's message will be from Luke 12:49-53.
Stay for a short Bible Study and refreshments. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

SCLA Announcements


Immediate Job Openings SCLA is seeking part-time kitchen staff, fall/winter sports announcers, scorekeepers, and maintenance positions. Read more and apply at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs or contact Glenn Will at (651) 455-1521.

SCLA Opening Service and Installation is Sun, Aug 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel. Join us as we ask for God's blessing for the new year.

Jr. Crusaders Basketball Tryouts for boys in grades 5-8 are Sun, Sep 25 at SCLA. Learn more and sign up at StCroixLutheran.org/JrCrusaders

Festival of Seasons Boutique is taking vendor applications for the Sat, Nov 12 event. Fill out an inquiry at StCroixLutheran.org/F

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Join Us for Worship - August 7, 2022


Please join us at St. John on Sunday, August 7, at 9:30 am, for Worship & Praise.
Pastor Otto's message will from Psalm 121,
"How can we be SURE that God will help us and take care of us?"
Stay for a short Bible Study and refreshments.