As a congregational project this school year, we are collecting money to support literacy. A part of that project is a bi-lingual library for Tower Rock Elementary School. St. John’s Staff issued a CHALLENGE to the congregation to raise the $1000 dollars for Tower Rock’s library by December 23! If $1000 was collected, Pastor Sally and Pastor Fred would wear their least favorite football team’s jerseys on a Sunday in January. In the midst of this, a community member was inspired to match our gifts, up to $2500, by the end of 2018. You did this and more! We gathered over $3000 by the end of the year and are now over $3700 plus the matching gift of $2500! Lots of books and resources will fill several libraries in the Sauk-Prairie School District. We are grateful that St. John’s is a generous congregation. By the way, if you want to see pictures of the pastors in their football jerseys, look at our Facebook page. Pastor Sally wore a Packers’ jersey and Pastor Fred wore a Viking’s jersey.
This year’s Lenten Theme is “Jesus, the Great I Am.’
Following Ash Wednesday, March 6, we will begin March 13 with five weeks looking at the Gospel of John and focus on these statements of Jesus: “I Am the Bread of Life,” “I Am the Light of the World,” “I Am the Door,” “I Am the Good Shepherd,” and “I Am the Resurrection and the Life.” Lent continues with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter (April 18, 19 and 21).
Organist and/or Adult Choir Director – St. John’s Lutheran – Prairie du Sac
St. John’s is seeking an individual who will serve as our organist and/or choir director. The position is 15 hours/week. Major responsibilities include playing for Sunday worship and/or conducting two choirs (two adult choirs). Position is currently open. Send applications to St. John’s Lutheran Church – 100 Oak Street, Prairie du Sac, WI, 53578. Contact Rev. Fred Rilling at email@example.com for more information.
Find here a full job description: http://www.stjohnssaukprairie.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Director-of-Music-job-description.docx
School Kit Supplies
We are asking for your help in gathering supplies for our School Kits again this year. The kits are sent to Lutheran World Relief each fall. LWR asks that we do not use items with a U.S. flag, military symbols, camouflage or religious symbols on them.
Each kit needs:
Four 70-sheet notebooks
One 30 cm. ruler (or one with inches and cms.)
One pencil sharpener
One blunt scissors
Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
Five black or blue ballpoint pens
One box of 16 or 24 crayons
One 2 ½ inch eraser
Bring items to the church office. Watch for sales and have fun shopping!
On February 4, our 5th and 6th grade Bake Sale raised $950. These funds will be sent to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to help feed those in need by helping purchase chicks, baby pigs and other farm animals for families in need! We will continue collecting funds to help feed others because we are called to care for our neighbors. You can donate directly to LWR or by sending funds to St. John’s. Here is the website for more information community.elca.org/elcagoodgifts.