Outreach Offering for March

We generally do a cookie drive in the month of March for Luther Manor. However there is no cookie cart right now with the COVID restrictions. As we are all aware, the virus has been particularly tough on residents in senior care facilities. They have experienced isolation and loneliness – many of these people have not seen their families in almost a year. In the past, we’ve made Easter cards for them, but we decided to make this even more special and personalized for this Easter season.

We are asking St. John’s to make and donate gift or “goodie” bags with either an Easter or springtime theme. We have so many gifted craftspeople at our church, and their creativity is endless.  For those, like me, who are “craft-challenged”, you can find delightful gifts, notions, and gift bags at stores like The Dollar Tree. Check out the flyer for a list of gift ideas and suggestions.

We ask that you assemble your own bag and drop it at church in the designated box near the main (preschool) entrance by March 31. Please contact Mary Tollander with any questions. Thanks!

How to Prepare Ashes

Pastor Brian shares a tutorial on preparing ashes for imposition on Ash Wednesday.

Transition Team Q & A for 11/06/20

November 6, 2020

Q: Is the [Transition] Team looking ahead to Advent and Christmas? Is there a plan to allow Christmas worship? How far ahead is the team forecasting?

A: In the early part of summer the Transition and Worship Teams began the discussion of various possibilities, alternative ideas, and safety measures for the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons.  We are planning an online virtual service and work is underway for a number of outdoor nativity scenes telling the Christmas story.  Sadly, an indoor Christmas worship is on hold at this time.  As for forecasting, plans continue to evolve as we monitor the latest updates surrounding COVID. 

Thank you for your support and prayers.

Transition Team Q & A

October 30, 2020

Q: Who is part of the Transition Team?

A: Currently the team is composed of Ken Bahr, Dr. Bruce Campbell, Gregg & Sara Everts, Pastor Brian Halverson, Dr. Jerry Hanson, Laura Rickinger, Tom Potratz, Dan Thompson and Brian Zach.  Thank you for your support and prayers. 

Transition Team Q & A

October 23, 2020

Q: What information guided the decision to close the church building in October?

A: Upon assembling in May, the team used a comprehensive approach by reviewing resources such as the Greater Milwaukee SynodCDCWaukesha County COVID-19 DashboardWisconsin Department of Health COVID data, state mandates, county recommended guidelines and orders along with community resources that include local daycares, school districts, colleges, and universities.  The same comprehensive review of these resources will aid us in the evaluation to safely reopen the building. 

Transition Team October 16 Update

The Transition Team met on October 13, 2020, to review the current status of COVID-19 and the possibility of opening the church building/grounds for services and small groups.  At this time, in-person worship and small group gatherings will remain on hold until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding and support.