Advent Devotions

Advent is the time of year that we prepare and wait for the coming of Christ. You are invited to join St. John’s in daily Advent devotions from congregation members beginning December 3, 2023.

Share Advent Blessings by Giving

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree will include items from local agencies to bless others in our community this Christmas. They include Angel’s Baby Closet, ACAP (Adaptive Community Approach Program), WILC (Wisconsin Independent Learning College) and the Women’s Center.  Specific wish list items are on tags on the tree in the narthex.  

Gift donations should be put under the tree unwrapped.  

Gift cards should be put in one of the dropboxes – either on the wall by the office or outside of the doors by the Circle Drive.

Christmas Food Drive

Christmas Food drive:  This year will be St. John’s 39th annual food drive.  We deliver food (fixin’s for a holiday meal, including a ham or turkey, plus general food staples) for less fortunate families.

How can you help?  Pick up and fill one (or more) of our requested “red”, “green” or “white” grocery lists … provide a ham or turkey … deliver food … there are plenty of opportunities to serve. 

Green & Red complementary lists are for All Peoples, to honor the specific items they’ve requested. All Peoples is requesting home baked cookies of any kind.

A limited number of red and green cloth bags will be provided for All Peoples food donations.  These will be used by our All Peoples recipients to facilitate carrying home the food donations.

White lists are for the Waukesha Food Pantry.

Get into the Christmas Spirit by checking out the sign-up sheet in the narthex.  We need drivers for Saturday morning, December 16.

For Waukesha food pantry white list, please “double bag”, and staple your list to the bag. If you don’t have a cloth bag for All Peoples, no problem, they can still use your donations in a double paper bag.

Contact Brian Cranfill at 414-305-9822 with questions.

Advent Meditation Hours

December 3, 10, and 17  |  5:00-6:00 p.m.

When chaos and emotions of December are too much – and you find yourself needing to refocus – come to St. John’s for sanctuary. The sanctuary will be open. Lights will be low. Candles will be lit. Soft music will be playing. Come for the whole hour or just a few minutes, whatever works best for you. You may sit and quietly meditate on provided material or you may just sit.

Advent Sunday Worship

December 3 – Advent 1

Worship at 8:30 a.m. (traditional liturgy and music) and 10:45 a.m. (praise band music).

Jesus encourages his followers to look forward to the day when he returns in power and glory to end all suffering.

December 10 – Advent 2 – Music Sunday

Worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. (Music the same at both services.) 
Brunch will be served to the musicians at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome to join in the meal, after the musicians are fed. 🙂 CLICK HERE to contribute to the meal.

December 17 – Advent 3

Worship at 8:30 a.m. (traditional liturgy and music) and 10:45 a.m. (praise band music).

A witness to the light.

December 24 – Advent 4

Advent worship at 8:30 a.m. with traditional liturgy and music.

The angel appears to Mary.

Christmas Eve Worship – December 24

Candlelight Worship – 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

11:00 a.m. Traditional worship with beloved carols and candlelight. 

2:00 p.m. Family friendly worship with beloved carols, candlelight, and a “No Rehearsal” pageant.
The 2:00 p.m. worship will be live streamed.

4:00 p.m. Traditional worship with beloved carols and candlelight featuring choir and brass.
The 4:00 p.m. worship will be live streamed.

Contact Sandy if you would like to serve as a communion assistant on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Christmas Day Worship – December 25

Traditional Worship – 9:00 a.m.  – Merry Christmas!
This service will be live streamed.