Summer at St. John's 2023

Summer Worship Schedule 

Our Sunday Summer Schedule is:
8:30 worship in the sanctuary
10:00 worship outside (weather permitting)*

*outdoor worship will move inside if the weather is predicted to be too wet, too windy, or too cold.

May 28 (Memorial Day)
one service at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary

June 4 (Annual Meeting)
one service at 9:00 a.m. outside
(Annual Meeting to follow worship)

July 2 (Independence Day)
one service at 9:00 a.m. outside

September 3 (Labor Day)
one service at 9:00 a.m. outside


Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Vacation Bible School 2023 at
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin!

July 31 – August 4
9:00 – 12:00

This summer, join us for Vacation Bible School as we learn how to make small changes that have a big impact on God’s Creation! We will dig in the dirt, make bug houses, learn about nature and our impacts on it, play games, do stem projects, visit Retzer Nature Center, have fun with water, and so much more!!!

Vacation Bible School runs July 31 – August 4, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children who are 4 by July 31 through just completed 5th grade. Students 6th grade and older are encouraged to volunteer!


Before June 1 – $30 per child, ($100 family maximum)
After June 1   –  $35 per child ($120 family maximum)

Register here:

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July Outreach Focus: School Supplies 

Do you remember the thrill of a new box of crayons and new pencils? You can make that happen for a student in  Milwaukee. July brings the opportunity to help students start the school year prepared, confident, and ready to learn. Donations should be placed in the shopping cart by July 31.

There are FIVE different donation lists. One is a list of general supplies that are given loose. You may donate one thing, several things, or many things. The other four lists are to fill a backpack for a student of a specific age.

2023 School Supply List Loose Items flyer

2023 School Supply List Backpacks


Summer Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights are BACK! Join us this summer for food, fellowship, games and more!


June 15 and August 3


No rain dates. If weather is bad we will move inside and do bingo or trivia.


June 15 – Backyard games, gaga ball, Father’s Day root beer floats. In circle drive area.

August 3 – End of summer fun with water games, dunk tank, slip n slide, watermelon and popsicles. Circle Drive area


Boundary Waters Trip 

Our youth are traveling to the Boundary Waters this summer, July 8-15. 

Please pray for them.

There will be a car wash on August 6 to support the 2024 summer trip.



Summer Sampler Bible Study

Did you find our study of Moses last fall or of Paul’s missionary journeys this spring rewarding?  
Would you like to continue some Bible study over the summer? 
If you haven’t been involved in Bible study, would you like to try it out? 

Consider joining us for a session or two, or all five, of our second “Summer Sampler Bible Study”.  There will be weekly sessions Wednesday evenings from July 12 through August 9 at 6:30 to 7:30. Here are the topics.

  • ·        July 12 – Romans – Session 1 – Paul sums it up – Chapters 1-8
  • ·        July 19 – Romans – Session 2 – How to live the good life – Chapters 12-16
  • ·        July 26 – Galatians – It is all about faith
  • ·        August 2 – Ephesians – Put on the armor of God
  • ·        August 9 – Philippians – Rejoice in the Lord always!

Summers can be busy. Come to the sessions that fit your schedule. Everyone is welcome! No sign up needed. Contact Ralph Berglund if you would like more information, or just come!

Newborn Kits

What is a Newborn Kit?

Newborn Kits are given to new moms in developing nations when they deliver their babies at a hospital. This incentive has been very successful at getting expectant moms to a hospital, so their babies can be delivered in sanitary conditions.

Our goal for 2023 is 600 Kits. Throughout the summer we will be collecting items for Newborn Kits. The greatest needs are:

– Onesies (preemie, newborn, of 0-3 sizes only)
– Receiving blankets

– Ivory bath size soap
– Twist ties
Monetary donations (to purchase cloth diapers.)



Donations may be placed in the cabinet at the end of the serving counter in the Fellowship Hall.

Assembly of the kits will be July 25, 2023 at 6:30. 




Music Camp 2023

Welcome to Music Camp 2023 at
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin!

June 12-15, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

This summer, participants will make a Joyful Noise as we explore our God-given gifts. We will experience drum circles, singing, and hand bells, as well as learn about different musical styles and themes. We will play games, eat snacks, and, of course, make music!

Registration Form: Fill out form

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Annual Meeting

June 4 at 10:15 a.m.

We will gather outside for worship at 9:00 a.m. The annual meeting will follow worship, at 10:15 a.m.

Agenda items include election of Council for 2023-2024 and reviewing and celebrating the past program year. The meeting report will be available on the website the week before the meeting under the Resources tab – Documents and Forms.