As a family united in faith by the Holy Spirit, we exist to worship and praise the Triune God, to be nurtured through His Word and Sacraments, and to share His love in Christ with others.
"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs." Psalm 100:1, 2
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December 4, 11, 18 - 3:30 & 7pm
Please join us for a fellowship meal
December 8 - 10:30am
Sunday School Children's Service
December 20 - 9:00am & December 22 - 10:30am
3K-2nd Grade Children's Service
December 23 - 9:00am & December 24 - 6:00pm
3rd-8th Grade Children's Service
December 24 - 8:00pm
Christmas Eve Candelight Service
December 25 - 9:00am
Christmas Day Service with Communion
December 29 - 7:45 & 10:30am
December 31 - 6:00pm
New Year's Eve Service with Communion
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning,” (Psalm 130:5-6). The Psalmist speaks of waiting for our Lord Jesus to come again as Judge of the world. His soul waits in hope for this day. This same person who died to wash his sins away is the very same person who is coming to judge whether he is saved or not. He is waiting “more than watchmen wait for the morning.” Just like those third shift workers eagerly wait for their work day to finish, for the time clock to punch them out, like the watchmen waiting for the sun to rise and their guard watch to finish, their work is finished – so much more the Psalmist waits for the Lord to come again. And we too are waiting for this Judgment Day to arrive.
Malachi writes, “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them,” (4:1). Judgment Day is coming and hell will be burning hot like a furnace.
Surely the Day is coming for the unbeliever. What does God’s Word say? “Whoever does not believe will be condemned,” (Mk.16:16), -- condemned to everlasting suffering in hell. Then Jesus will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
… Then they will go away to eternal punishment,” (Mt.25:41,46). Just think – not just punishment, but punishment that never stops. God’s Word says, “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire,” (Re.20:15). Unbelievers will be separated from God to suffer eternal torment in the fires of hell. Surely the Day is coming for the unbeliever, and for the believer as well.
November Sunday morning Bible studies are entitled “Where They Walked” by Pastor Eugene Kock from 9:10-10:10 a.m. in the school cafeteria (Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24). Everyone enjoys a vacation of traveling to new and exciting places. Many stops include museum visits and educational venues that give the traveler a greater appreciation of the people and places of the region. Where They Walked is designed to give you greater knowledge and understanding of the land of the Bible. The four cities (Jericho, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Capernaum) in this course are filled with rich biblical history and powerful insights into the Scripture.
Pastor Eugene Kock is a retired pastor who has led numerous trips to the Holy Land. His love and respect for this region is evident as he takes you into a fascinating study of the archeology, people, and architecture of these cities. He then leads you into the Scriptures where you discover the significance that these cities played in the Bible.
“Then Jesus made his way through the towns and villages.” Luke 13:22
Our Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) and Wednesday (10:00 a.m.) Bible studies are entitled “The Gospel in the Psalms.” God’s Old Testament believers used the psalms to pray to God. They asked for many things, but chief among them was that God would bless His people through the King, the Messiah. Since their prayers centered on their Savior, we can expect to find in them a clear understanding of the gospel of forgiveness. These classes will begin November 5/6 and run through December 17/18.
Come and be encouraged in our study of God’s Word together.
Koiné, a WELS Christian musical group, will be playing and singing for our three worship services at St. John’s on October 26th and 27th. A freewill offering will be received to help fund their music ministry.
Koiné's humble roots originate in the heartland of America, in a city known for its rich German history, its famous barley and hops, and many festivals - Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's here that five unique artists, each with their own talents and abilities, came together in 2003 to put a new twist on traditional, Christian music. Staring at each other, blankly, with their instruments in one hand and their hymnals in the other, Koiné set about reinventing the way we listen to hymns.