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Calendar
 
Sunday, March 1
8:00am       The Word at SJUCC 
9:00am        Worship at SJUCC followed by a special congregational meeting 
9:00am        Faith Zone
10:15am      Fellowship Time
10:30am      Worship at SCF
7:00pm        AA
Monday, March 2
5:00pm        Stewardship Committee
Tuesday, March 3
5:30pm        Mission Committee
Wednesday, March 4
Noon           Lenten Lunch and Devotion
6:00pm        Confirmation
7:00pm        Sanctuary Choir
7:00pm        Cheese City Carvers

Thursday, March 5
9:30am        Woman's Circle
5:30pm        Lenten Bible Study
6:30pm        Sarah Circle

7:00pm        AA
Friday, March 6
9:00am        Lenten Bible Study
Saturday, March 7
10:00am      Harmony Choir
Sunday, March 8
8:00am       The Word at SJUCC 
9:00am        Worship at SJUCC 
9:00am        Faith Zone
10:15am      Fellowship Time
10:30am      Worship at SCF
7:00pm        AA

*Newsletter articles and meeting dates/times need to be sent in by Tuesday to be placed in the bulletins and weekly newsletter. Email to brandicstjohns@gmail.com 

The following are the Prayer Tree Team leaders for the month.

March 1  Gloria Rieder
(608) 325-6854  glorchen@tds.net
March 8  Denise Riese
(608) 325-2691  rdriese@tds.net
March 15    Kathy Bartelt
(608) 325-1068  hap1944@yahoo.com
March 22  Kris Winkler
(608) 325-9326 kriswink56@gmail.com
March 29  Gloria Rieder
(608) 325-6854  glorchen@tds.net

Prayer requests to our Prayer Tree are held in strict confidence. Please call the church if you are admitted to the hospital. If you have a pastoral emergency during non-business hours, please call Rev. Hackman at 608-514-2020.

 



Dear Friends,
I am so blessed to be serving Christ with you all!!! Please accept my sincerest appreciation for your warm and welcoming reception of me and of my family during my candidate weekend. We were so happy to meet many of the wonderful members and guests of St. John’s, and I am so looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the members and friends of this welcoming community of believers.  
I want to thank Pastor Todd, the Search Committee, and the Personal Committee for your engagement with me. Your gracious hospitality was so appreciated, and I will remember the entire process— from my first interview to my candidate sermon— with a heart full of gladness and gratitude. Thank you to the congregation at large for your welcome and for your obvious dedication to Christ’s mission through St John's.
I am delighted to be here among you and I want to thank you for your confidence in my skills and gifts that are now joined to yours. I am so looking forward to serving alongside you. Please know that I have an open door policy and am happy to meet with you whenever you have something specific on your mind, have questions of spiritual direction or would just like to become better acquainted.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Christie


 




Lenten Bible Study
 
Please join Pastor Christie for a four-week Lenten study utilizing the Book of John to be offered from March 5-27. The majority of our time will be spent in Bible study with the remainder applying the scripture we have read to the ancient Christian prayer practice of Lectio Divina (divine reading). Lectio Divina is a deep and reverential manner of reading scripture leading us to a more loving and intimate relationship with God. Please feel free to attend either Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm or Friday mornings from 9:00am to 10:30am. Dates for Thursday evenings are March 5, 12, 19, and 26. Friday morning dates are March 6, 13, 20 and 27. We will meet in the Link Room. If you plan to attend, please call the church  office at 325-2165 and let Brandi know your name and phone number so that in the case of inclement weather, Pastor Christie is able to contact you.

 






A Mission Moment

This month we will be collecting a special offering called One Great Hour of Sharing or OGHS.  By giving to this offering, we are planting seeds of new life.  Together, we are investing in communities worldwide by providing education to girls and boys, empowering families with skills to support themselves and their neighbors, in addition to disaster relief and refugee initiatives. Through your generosity, the world is a better place.  We are asking for your support of this offering.  Envelopes may be found in the pew racks.

 


Help Wanted
The Faith Zone has several teaching opportunities available.  Our rotations are only two-week commitments.  If you have been looking for a way to contribute your time and talents, we could use your help.  For more information please contact Gary at garystjohns@tds.net or Val at valstjohns@tds.net.  You can also sign up online by going to our SignUpGenius page: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BA5A72DA64-faith3  Thank you!

 


  

Church Camp


The calendar may say winter, but it's not too early to think about summer church camp.  Registration for all camp sessions at Moon Beach in St. Germain, Pilgrim Center in Ripon and a new site, Cedar Valley in West Bend, is now being accepted.  Registration information and a description of all camp opportunities can be found on the UCC outdoor ministry website at ucci.org. Many of the sessions fill up quickly so register soon. Printed information on camp offerings and registration is available in the library. To help defray the cost of each session, the Southwest Association automatically awards a scholarship to all campers and St. John's also offers scholarships with money raised from our annual pizza sale. Scholarship information is also available in the library..
 

Scrip report for 2019: It was a very good year!  We made $8,489 for our church this past year! Our only effort in accomplishing this was buying Scrip gift cards. The grand total you/we have earned for St. John’s in the last 15 years is $101,182!! THANK YOU for your support.  May it continue throughout 2020!
 

Youth Choir Notes for Spring
Believe it or not Spring is just around the corner and so is the Youth Choir singing in worship. It’s time to get everyone together and make a joyful noise to the Lord.
My plan is to sing in the months of March, April, and May. The tentative schedule is included in the article below. We welcome older children and youth who have sung in the choir before and those who would like to join the group. There is always
room for more singers. We will be practicing Wednesday afternoons from 5:00pm to 5:45pm in the Choir Room. We usually sing at the 9:00am Sunday service.
Our first March rehearsal will be on Wednesday, March 11. For more information contact Tiff Bates at 608-897-4728 or revtiffbates@gmail.com 


March Schedule
Wed. March 11        5:00pm    rehearsal
Wed. March 18        5:00pm    rehearsal
Sunday. March 22   8:30am    rehearsal
                                9:00am    sing in church
Wed. March 25        5:00pm    rehearsal
Sunday, March 29   8:30am    rehearsal
                                9:00am    sing in church  (Camp Sunday)

April Schedule
Wed. April 1             5:00pm    rehearsal
Sunday. April 5        8:30am    rehearse with Sanctuary Choir
                                9:00am    sing in church with Sanctuary Choir  (Palm Sunday)
Wed. April 8             NO REHEARSAL  (Holy Week)
Wed. April 15           5:00pm    rehearsal
Wed. April 22           5:00pm    rehearsal
Sunday, April 26      9:00am    sing in church (Confirmation Sunday)

May Schedule
Wed. May 6             5:00pm    rehearsal
Wed. May 13           5:00pm    rehearsal
Sunday, May 17      8:30am    rehearsal
                                9:00am    sing in church   (Choir Sunday)

Please join us for Fellowship hour after the 9:00am service
from September through May in Fellowship Hall. 
Enjoy treats, coffee and a great time socializing with members and friends.
While you are there, pick up some Scrip cards and partake in other fun events
that may be happening that Sunday.
 To help make fellowship time happen, men and women of St. John’s are assigned to a service group. When your name appears on that month’s calendar, a donation of treats (cookies, bars, brownies, muffins, donuts, crackers, cheese in bulk or cheese trays, fruit of any kind or any other baked goods) can be brought to the church any Sunday morning.
We also try to have gluten-free items available.
If time is short, picking up items at the grocery story is a great idea.
 If baking isn’t your thing or you just don’t have time to bake, you can make a monetary donation for needed items such as coffee, lemonade or milk. 
Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the church office.
 You are welcome to email Laurie Boeck at Laurie.Boeck@colonybrands.com or call her at 325-5187
 or Cathy Kehoe at kehoe4@tds.net or 328-1320 with your questions.
You may also call the church office at 325-2165.

Thank you for your support.


Fellowship/Coffee Hour Group



 
 

St. John's will be hosting Family Promise the following weeks in 2020:
April 5th to 12th
July 19th to 26th
Oct. 11th to 18th


We are hoping to get more members trained to help provide meals and shelter to those in need. Please consider getting trained and continue to keep the families and mission in your prayers. Again, thank you.

The move to the new Family Promise Day Center has been made.
The new address is 615 26th St. Monroe, WI 53566.


 
Stewardship Report
     
January   Year to Date
Expense   Expense
 $  35,775.25    $     35,775.25
     
January   Year to Date
Offering   Offering
 $  25,636.60    $     25,636.60
     
January   Year to Date
Difference   Difference
 $(10,138.65)    $    (10,138.65)
     
January   Year to Date
Total Income   Total Income
 $  26,195.91    $     26,195.91
     
January   Year to Date
Difference   Difference
 $  (9,579.34)    $      (9,579.34)


Memorials :                                                                                               
For:                                        From:
 
Dorothy Block                          Henry and Melva Tschanz
                                                Christie Strait
                                                Kathy Collins
                                                Keith Ginner
                                                Gladys Steiner
 
Robert Koller                           Marilyn McElhaney
                                                Gloria Rieder
 
Joseph Wels                           Kevin and Kris Winkler
                                                Sanctuary Choir
                                                Gloria Rieder
                                                Jim and Cathy Crubaugh
 
Dallas Wilde                             Louis and Phyllis Studer
 
Selma Wunschel, LaVerne Springer, & Elizabeth Streiff                  Wilma Anderson
 
Delbert Neuenschwander         Gloria Rieder
 
Special Acknowledgments
Delbert & Gudrun Kundert anniversary                      Henry and Melva Tschanz
                                                                                   Gloria Rieder

  


These special members celebrating over 50 years of marriage. Congrats!
Werner & Wilma Vogel           03/25
Merlin & Carol Maveus           03/08
David & Patra Smith               03/18
George & Susan Abrams        03/09
Darrell & Margo Indergand     03/28
 
 
 
 


These special members celebrating their birthdays are at least 80 years young.  
Shirley Ruf        2143 17th Ave          Monroe   WI 53566    3/4
Melva Tschanz      911 10th St              Monroe   WI 53566    3/5
Sheldon Steiner    W3832 Cnty KS         Juda  WI 53550   3/5
*Susie Boeck        N2691 Richland Rd    Monroe   WI 53566      3/6
Kenneth Wiesenberg          2215 15th St   Monroe   WI 53566      3/7
Gloria Rieder      2905 7th St              Monroe   WI 53566     3/11
Sam Nafzger        1702 Country Ln        Monroe   WI 53566     3/17
*Elmer Montgomery  700 8th Ave Apt 117   Monroe   WI 53566      3/19
Lynne Kubly        2504 10th Ave           Monroe   WI 53566      3/20
Betty Newcomer        2646 20th Ave      Monroe   WI 53566      3/28
Ruth Ingold        W5002 Middle Juda Rd  Monroe   WI 53566      3/29
*Nathan Weiss       N2981 E Little Green Rd  Markeson WI 53946      3/30
Richard Newcomer    2646 20th Ave         Monroe   WI 53566      3/30
Helen Locher        1407 26th Ave           Monroe   WI 53566      3/30
*Mary Rule          1517 16th Ave           Monroe   WI 53566      3/31
Kenneth Anderson        713 21st Ave   Monroe   WI 53566      3/31
 
*  These members are at least 90 years young                                 
 


 If you have questions/concerns please feel free to contact

Vicki Keilhauer, Faith Community Nurse 325-2165 ext. 19 

Hospital

If you or a loved one are admitted to the hospital, please contact the church office at 325-2165. This will insure your pastoral care needs
are met in a timely manner.  

Do You Need a Ride to Church?  

The Monroe Cab is willing to bring you to the 9:00am or 10:30am service. Please call the Monroe Cab at 325-6993 well before the service to arrange for a ride. When you mention that you are going to or from St. John's or Friedensheim, your fare will be paid by the church.

 


 






 

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1724 14th Street
Monroe, Wisconsin 53566
Phone 608-325-2165
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Friday- 9:00am to noon
 
If you are a visitor, guest, or friend of St. John's United Church of Christ and would like to learn more about the church with the possibility of becoming a member of our congregation, you are invited to join us for an orientation session that will be forming soon. Contact the church office at 325-2165 or direct any questions to Pastor Todd. Members are encouraged to extend an invitation to anyone they know who might also be interested in learning more about the church.


If your address, phone number or email address changes, please notify the office or email Brandi at brandicstjohns@gmail.com so we can keep our mailing list accurate. Please know that it costs the church money when the post office notifies us of your change of address

 

~ Contact Us ~
 
Senior Minister
Rev. Todd Hackman

toddstjohns@tds.net

Associate Minister
Rev. Christie Mandas

revchristiestjohnsucc@gmail.com


Faith Zone Director
Gary Neuenschwander

garystjohns@tds.net

Christian Education Program Administrator
Val Blum

valstjohns@tds.net

Director of Youth Ministries
Jasmine Schiller

schillerjl@yahoo.com

Accounting and Business Manager
Judy Hale

judystjohns@tds.net

Office Administrator
Brandi Camron

brandicstjohns@gmail.com

Faith Community Nurse
Vicki Keilhauer

nursevstjohns@gmail.com
325-2165 ext. 19
*Newsletter articles and meeting dates/times need to be sent in by Tuesdays to be placed in the bulletins and weekly newsletter. Email to brandicstjohns@gmail.com

 






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