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February 2024

Feb 14 - Ash Wednesday - More than a Smudge

On Ash Wednesday, we have an ash tradition. We don't get a smudge on our foreheads, but we make the sign of a cross on our "ash banner." As we make our individual marks with the mucky ash (ash and olive oil), we confess our personal guilt before God, our need for Jesus. As we make the sign of the cross, we confess that Christ died for me, for us. As we make our marks together, we confess that we are guilty together - we're no less guilty than others; no one is more guilty than us. As we make the sign of the cross together, we confess that we are forgiven together, together with each other, forgiven to be together with God. If you have questions about our tradition, please ask!

This year, Ash Wednesday is February 14.  Our services are at 3:30pm and 6:30pm.  We serve supper between the services.  Please join us!

Feb 21 - Midweek Lent Services

Easter is coming!  But first, we have Lent.  Before the joys of heaven, we have this life.   Lent is the church's time to prepare - for both Easter and heaven.  How?  By letting God's Spirit fill us with Jesus and what Jesus has done for us.  Our Wednesday Lent services give us a special opportunity for the Spirit to fill us with Jesus.  This year, as we see "God on Trial," we see Jesus show God's love not just for those cheering and following him, but also for those jeering him and attacking him.  And so we see Jesus' love for us, and the love Jesus would show through us.   

Join us Wednesdays at 3:30 or 6:30.  We have supper between our services.  

Feb 24 - Christian Leadership Workshop

Our sister congregation in Niles, St. Matthew's, is hosting a Congregation Assistant Program, one-day seminar on Christian Leadership. It costs $25/person and is on Saturday, February 24. Rev. Paul Prange will lead us through the material with a focus on the book of Titus. St. John members are invited and welcome to attend. The day starts at 9 a.m., with lunch provided, and ends at 2:30 p.m.

Please register and pay at this link

If the cost is a barrier, let us help!

Feb 25 - Snow Tubing Outing

❄️ Slide into Winter Fun with St. John Lutheran Church and School! 🎿

 Rock Snowpark Snow Tubing Extravaganza πŸ“… Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024 πŸ•‘ Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM πŸ“ Location: Rock Snowpark, 7011 S. Ballpark Drive, Franklin, WI

🎫 Ticket Information:

  • $29 per person 
  • Can be purchased directly online by using this link 
    • Make sure you select 2/25/24 date and the 2-4 PM timeslot when purchasing 
  • Online Waiver must be filled out in advance for every person that is tubing *Tickets include tubing equipment and access to all snow tubing runs. 

❗Important Details:

  • Dress warmly in layers and don't forget your gloves! 
  • Must be at least 36 inches tall to tube 
  • Take a break from the tubing by the outdoor firepit or enjoy a warm beverage from the coffeeshop
  • Limited tickets available – Reserve your spot now! 
  • If purchasing tickets, please RSVP to Paul Massey (see below) 

πŸ“ž Contact Information: Please RSVP by email with headcount so that we can coordinate the meetup and provide additional details as we get closer to the event. Please feel free to also email or call/text with any questions: Paul Massey Phone: (847) 275-6222 Email: Paul.Massey@stjohnslib.com