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God’s Work, Our Hands!

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the beginning of fall activities with God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday!

We will meet at Lake Herman State park at Shelter #2 for a few activities and projects at 8:45am. If you’d like to help with a project to expand the amphitheater meet at that location at 8am.

Worship will be at 10:30am in Shelter #2. Don’t miss this special worship service that will include presentation of Bibles and a special prayer in remembrance of 9/11.

Lunch is chicken dinner catered by Pizza Ranch. Please RSVP for lunch by calling the office (256-4856).

When you come to the park, if you don’t have a sticker, just let them know you are with St John Lutheran Church and you will get in free.


This will be a wonderful day of service, worship, and fellowship together! Don’t miss it!!

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Thank you so much for your donations given to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!

With your donations, Confirmation students and their mentors packed 71 shoeboxes Sunday night!

Look for more pictures on our facebook page- “Like” us for updates!



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Yesterday was a busy day at church! Today, people all over Madison are enjoying fresh bread. Thank you to the many people who worked hard baking and delivering!
 Sing all about it to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”!
12- oz yeast
11- dishtowels used
10- bags of flour
9 -hours of labor
 8- batches made
7- pounds of butter
6- groups delivering
5-friends a baking
4-hands a kneeding
3- pots of coffee
2-jars of honey
1- succesful day of 74 loafs of bread
(Credit to Dotta Jo Walker for the picture and Dotta Jo and Gayle Cole for their lyric writing creativity!)

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Dear friends,
I was reading my “Taking Faith Home” insert today and was thinking about the question, “In what ways have you experienced the Holy Spirit’s power in your life?”

In the spirit of caring conversation, I wanted to tell you about my experience with the Holy Spirit this past week, and encourage you to share your experiences, also!

Last week, the group of us that are going on the mission trip in July had a pre-mission trip service opportunity. We went to Sioux Falls and helped at the Center of Hope. This is a great ministry that serves the people in downtown Sioux Falls. We listened to stories and helped clean and organize. Our youth are so willing to help and listened intently to the story of a person who works with the Center of Hope ministry. The Holy Spirit was certainly at work in our youth that day- and continues to be in this wonderful ministry in Sioux Falls.

A special thank you to two wonderful members of our congregation who made this opportunity happen- and for supporting us in our mission trip next month!

So, friends- where do you see the Holy Spirit in your life this week?

Pastor Elizabeth

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Thank you for joining together to Be The Church!

We had a great time together!

If you took any pictures, please email them to Pastor Elizabeth at pastor.elizabeth.hoium@gmail.com

I will put them up on the website to share!

Thank you for going out in this community as the hands and feet of Christ!

Pastor Elizabeth

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As the sun shines and the humidity rises, I wanted to invite you to check out the recently uploaded photos. Click on the link on the right side of the page to be linked to all our photos.

You’ll see photos from painting the youth room, summer camp, and our Denver mission trip.

It’s been a busy summer and there are more photos to come!

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A BIG thank you to all who participated in Be The Church Sunday on April 18th! We had over 350 participants and really saw the Spirit work through our hands and feet!

Check out the photos from Be The Church Sunday by clicking on the link on the right side of the page!

And, please share your stories here!

What did you participate in on Be The Church Sunday? How did you see God working? Tell us your stories!

In Christ,

Pastor Elizabeth

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