Why Lent? Pastor s Ponderings. Jo!Uijt!Jttvf! APRIL St. John s Lutheran Church. April by Pr. Kris

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1 St. John s Lutheran Church APRIL 2011 April 2011 Pastor s Ponderings Why Lent? by Pr. Kris Lent is the season of self-examination and repentance. We remind ourselves of our sin and mortality on Ash Wednesday, and we are invited to walk with Jesus along a journey that brought him to the cross. We consider what it means to worship and follow the Lord who emptied himself, taking the form of a slave he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross (Phil. 2: 7-8). At the end of our Lenten journey, we enter Holy Week, in which we celebrate the Lord s passion his betrayal, suffering and death. Why do we do this? Why do we focus on sin and the danger and darkness of the world? Why can t we just bask in the light and joy of Easter without the discipline of Lent? Because the God made known to us in Christ was a God who was rejected and crucified. We understand our faith through the lens of the cross. God is fully known for us in the weakness of a crucified peasant, who died alone and abandoned outside the city. Jesus entered into the brokenness of our world a world of danger, death, and despair and died in it. God emptied himself in Christ. We long to hear the good news of the triumphant, resurrected Christ. That stunning gospel proclamation will come. Yet, until that glorious Easter morning, we, like the Apostle Paul, desire to know nothing except Christ, and him crucified. We walk with Christ to the cross, taking the road less traveled, the road of acknowledging darkness and death and the role our own sin played in Jesus crucifixion. May our forty-day Lenten walk be a journey of truth for us, preparing us more fully for the blazing hope and dazzling joy of Easter. See you in worship! Pr. Kris Bulletin Board... p. 9 Calendar... p. 17 Ed & Youth Forum... p. 10 Education... p. 2 Fun Stuff... p. 15 Holy Week... p. 3 Multitude of Ministries... p. 5 Music Notes... p. 6 Jo!Uijt!Jttvf! New Members... p. 6 Partner Pages... pp Personnel... p. 10 Spotlight Ministries... p. 11 Troop p. 16 VBS... p. 3 Women s Ministries... p. 7-8 Youth Ed & Ministries... p. 4 Walking with Christ, Strengthening Lives Page

2 St. John s Lutheran Church Prayers PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE ONGOING PRAYER CONCERNS... Ray Jarock; Eleanore Sandrock; Phoebe Kitzke; John Maze s sister Andrea; John Lemmer (Lois Marks son); children of Los Heroes, All Peoples, and Akeri. ALL THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY... Dustin Schrader; Adam Kaczmarski; Robert Long; Staff Sergeant Rick Bachtell; Nate Lauterbach; Andrew Smith; Maj. Rick L Strickroot; David Ware; Chris Stapleton; Michael Beasely; Michael George; Ashleigh Stotler. If there is a name on this list that needs to be taken off, please contact Pastor Scot at Ext. 12. Education April 3 April 10 April 17 April 24 Sunday Morning in the Sanctuary Programming Staff Forum hosted by Chris Klink and Kathi Campbell The Enigma of Moses presented by Pr. Kris Ruffatto TBD Easter no education offering Academy Lecture My Patriarch is Greater than Your Patriarch: Rival Revelatory Traditions in Ancient Judaism" Presented by Pr. Kristine Ruffatto. Sunday, April 10 6:30 pm lecture with reception following suggested $5 donation per session Sunday Learning in the Library April 3 April 10 April 17 no education offering all are encouraged to attend the forum in the sanctuary Mark: Part 1 video & discussion hosted by Chris Klink Mark: Part 2 video and discussion hosted by Chris Klink April 24 Easter no education offering Education for all ages occurs Sunday morning from 10:15-11am all over the church building. We welcome you to attend! Page 2

3 April 2011 VBS 2011 LUTHERDALE IS COMING TO US! Join us August 1-5 for a week of fun and games centered around Jesus. Our theme is Jesus Chooses Us! Kindergarten through 5th grade: Time: camp runs from 9am to 2pm Cost: $50 for the first child, $40 for each additional child within the same family. Food: Snack is provided but each child must bring their own lunch each day. Preschool: Time: camp runs from 9-11:30am Cost: $15 per child Registration will begin May 1st. After May 1st you will be able to download a registration form from our website, pick one up at the office or Deborah at and she will you a copy. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SNACK: We will also need someone in charge of purchasing, distributing and cleaning up snack. PRESCHOOL: we will need at least two adults (18yrs+) and two youth (6th grade+) K-5th GRADE: Many youth and adults will be utilized DEBORAH at to volunteer On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year. Jesus' triumphant return to Jerusalem is only one side of the story. By now many of the Jews are filled with hate for Our Lord. They want to see him stoned, calling Him a blasphemer, especially after offering proof of His Divinity during a winter visit to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Dedication. After this, Jesus went to Perea, where he was summoned to Bethany. There he raised Lazarus from the dead, a miracle which wins Him such renown among certain Pharisees that they decided finally to end His life. Jesus took refuge at Ephrem returning six days before Passover to Bethany, triumphantly entering Jerusalem. That evening, He leaves Jerusalem and returns Monday. He spent time with Gentiles in the Temple, and on Wednesday left for the Mount of Olives. Here he foretold the apostles the events of the next several days, including His impending death. He returned to Jerusalem on Thursday, to share the Last Supper with His apostles. He was subsequently arrested and tried. He was crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem. He was buried the same day, and arose three days later, on Easter Sunday. Page 3

4 St. John s Lutheran Church Mission Trip: June For more information contact Cheryl Poth or cell ) or Brooklyn Hill. Boundary Waters: July If anyone is interested getting in touch with nature, God and the great outdoors this year the Boundary Waters Canoe Trip is July If you are interested in going contact either Lee Turner or Brooklyn Hill for more information. Lee can be reached at or at $100 deposits due NOW! What are you into? Please let us know about your after-school performances/competitions. We'd love to come and cheer you on! Jot it down in the Youth Room, or let Angie Rose- Mueller or cell. On Facebook? Friend me! We're getting the word out that way as well...see you Sunday at Crosswalk! PANCAKES April 3 8:45-10:15 The Youth are flipping over pancakes again! Write your Bread for the World letter while you enjoy breakfast! Y outh April 7 at 6:30pm the first Thursday of each month Thank You Thank you to all who have donated to Friends of Youth. It s not too late...for those who would still like to participate, forms are by the red Friends of Youth box on the information desk. Look for the canoe! Page 4

5 Graduates On June 12, 2011 St. John s will honor our graduates that have earned either their high school diploma or an advanced degree. If you have a graduate in your family, please complete a Graduation Information form found in the office. If you prefer, please the office with the following information: Graduate name, date of graduation, name of school, if college graduate which degree earned, and future plans. Confirmation On May 7, 2011 our 9th graders will publicly affirm their faith in our risen Lord. Spring Work Day Multitude of Ministries Mark your calendars! St. John s Annual Spring Work Day Club 456 April 20, 2011 at 6:30pm, Game Night! Parent please allow your child to bring their favorite board or card game. First Communion There are several children planning to take their First Communion at the Maundy Thursday Seder Worship on April 21. Call Committee April 2011 At the congregational meeting on March 13 a call committee was formed. Their mission is to rewrite the letters of call for Pr. Scot and Pr. Kris. One elected member opted not to serve on the committee. The remaining elected members of the Call Committee are: Mark Latus Mike Hintz Jeremy Beyerlein Judy Larson Kathy Davis Allison Mueller alternate: Barbra Lauterbach Thank You Pr. Jacobs Pr. Alexander Jacobs joined the St. John s family last summer as an interim pastor. He was charged with leading the Mission Exploration Team (MET) through their process. The MET submitted their final report to the congregation in February. On March 13, the congregation voted to accept the MET report and to begin to act upon the recommendations. The end of the MET process means many things, including the end of Pr. Jacobs time with us. His last day is April 3. There will be a cake reception, hosted by the Church Council, to thank him for his time, leadership, and guidance throughout these last months. When you see Pr. Jacobs, please thank him and give him a warm farewell. ELCA Your church at work during disasters. See + Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck in Sendai causing a massive tsunami with 30-foot high waves. + Ivory Coast Refugees. As the debate around who won the November presidential elections boils over into violence many flee. + Libyan Uprising and Refugees. Libyans trying to escape the violence are leaving for bordering countries like Tunisia. + New Zealand Earthquake. On February 22, Christchurch community rocked by second earthquake in five months. + Learn more about disaster response in Japan, Egypt, Haiti, Libya, New Zealand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Thailand at Page 5

6 St. John s Lutheran Church Ah, spring!---it s in the air! We hear the birds singing and it brings joy to our wintry souls. Music Notes MUSIC MINISTRIES OF ST. JOHN S Carol Peterson ~ Music Coordinator Jane Babcock ~ Bell Choir Director Kenn Anderson ~ Contemporary Worship Music Director news to all people as we continue to learn how best to serve and live under him in his kingdom. We, too, sing as we celebrate Easter, on April 24. Churches will be filled with the singing of the great Easter hymns along with instruments. We again experience God s marvelous redemption for us through Jesus death and resurrection. Martin Luther stated in his explanation of the second article of the creed: He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned human being. He has purchased and freed me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death. He has done all this in order that I may belong to him, live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in eternal righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead and lives and rules eternally. This is most certainly true. We gladly give praise and all honor to God for this great gift. May we celebrate and bask in the sunshine of God s grace and share the good I would like to thank all of the musicians, choirs, instrumentalists of all ages for their wonderful music ministry. St. John s is blessed with so many people who Make a joyful noise to the Lord. I also want to thank Sara Everts for her excellent work these past 5 years as Kids of the Kingdom, Children s Choir, director. She has graciously given of her time and love for children to serve St. John s. Thank you, Sara! Amy Bingenheimer has organized, ed, and attended countless meetings with Sara and myself to keep the program running and to Amy, we also say a big Thank you! Scott Bingenheimer and many parents of the children have also helped cook, serve and clean up: Silvia Pasquini, Sonja Beyerlein, Linnea Logan, Wendy Schwake, Melissa Seamonson, Pam Klink and all parents for getting the children involved; thank you. Blessed Easter, Carol Peterson, Music Director New Members Interested in becoming a member of St. John s? Classes for new members (aka new disciples) will be held in the library at 10:15 on Sunday mornings in May May 1, 8, 15 and 22 contact Pr. Scot if you are interested in membership Page 6

7 April 2011 WOMEN S MINISTRIES OPPORTUNITIES IN APRIL 2 Bible Study Leaders at 11:15 with Pr. Kris 4 Moms in Prayers (every Monday) at 7:00pm in chapel Connie Peterson , 5 Evening Quilting meets from 6-8pm Lynn Brandt Day quilting meets from 9:00-2:00pm Jean Sorensen Mom s Bible Study (every Wednesday) Dawn Orlowski , 6 Faith Alive! (every Wednesday) Carol Schulz Women of Faith Evening Book Club (6:00 dinner, 7:30 discussion) Patrice Krimpelbein or 11 Prayer Shawl Ministry at 6:30pm in Samuel Room JoAnn Klein Tuesday Morning Bible Study 13 Morning Circle meets at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall Kathy Hoeppner or 13 Afternoon Circle meets at 12:45pm in Fellowship Hall Jean Sorensen Virginia Health Center Birthday Party from 1:30-3:00 Bakers: Marcia Weidler, LoRayne Schmidt, LoAnn Petermann Server: Marcia Weidler 18 Evening Circle meets at 7:30pm in Fellowship Hall Jan Gregoire or 20 Day quilting meets from 9:00-2:00pm Jean Sorensen Tuesday Morning Bible Study SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICE: The Women s Ministries spotlight for April is on our Sister Churches in El Salvador, Milwaukee, and Tanzania. Please refer to our Partner Pages on pages for information. Can you find a way to make a connection to a Sister in Christ outside of St. John s? Page 7

8 St. John s Lutheran Church St. John s Women's Ministries is hosting a 1-day retreat on May 14th Mari Osmon will lead us in ÂReflection and Renewal - Finding your Inner Voice and Spirit Contact: Patrice Krimplebein NEWBORN / MIDWIFE KITS **WE NEED YOUR HELP** Our goal is set at 750 Kits... and we need your help to make this goal a reality. Listed below are the items that are needed to complete each Kit: 1 regular size bath towel, no longer than 48 (can be purchased at Wal-Mart for $1.50 each) 1 36 sq. muslin or sheeting 1 thin wash cloth 1 bath size bar Ivory Soap (can be found in 10 or 12 bar packs) 1 newborn stocking cap 1 small baby shirt 1 receiving blanket 2 gallon Ziploc Bag (pick up a box when at the grocery store they are often hard to find) Now is a great time to start purchasing, collecting or making these needed items. **Flannel sheets can be made into receiving blankets you find the flannel, we ll make the blankets. **Help is needed to rip sheets into 36 squares. **Watch for an announcement for a Newborn Kit Work Night at church where we will be ripping sheets and helping to cut flannel for blankets. Call Barb at with questions or if you can help. Can we count on you once again to help make a difference one baby at a time? Page 8

9 Cvmmfujo!Cpbse! April 2011 INSPIRE DEADLINE Articles for the May 2011 INSPIRE are due April 18. FROM SISTER HOUSE: Thank you for the blankets towels, greeting cards, cell phones, detergent, diapers, baby food, etc. Thank you for not forgetting them. It is fun to deliver all these items. Forty Days of Lent Not counting Sundays (mini-easters) We prayerfully observe Forty days of Lent Jesus spent Forty days in the wilderness Tempted by Satan, Jesus was Adamant. Ramon Klitzke FROM THE QUILTERS: Thank you for the nice large donation pieces of fabric to make our quilting easier. We could use some darker colored sheets for backings. We use the white sheets inside the back and front. FROM NANCY HARTMAN: Thank you to everyone for all of the prayers, cards and meals. Your care helped make for a speedy recovery! WHEELCHAIR MISSING St. John s has two wheelchairs available for use in the church. They live by the north entrance (by the office.) Unfortunately, one of them is missing. Your help in finding the wheelchair is appreciated! The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us. Upon the recommendation from the Worship Committee, the Council approved summer worship hours. Sunday Worship times for June, July and August will be 8:30 and 10:30 am. Saturday Worship will remain at 5:15 pm. due April 10 Page 9

10 St. John s Lutheran Church Education and Youth Forum Vision of Key Characteristics for future St. John s Programming Discipleship Involve adults in faith formation and mentorship Staff support parents, families, and church members Cross-generational opportunities Involve youth in the congregation Purpose of new terminology Lots of experiences influence faith formation Everyone has opportunities Setting high expectations in an atmosphere of grace Supporting Materials Across the Generations: Incorporating All Ages in Ministry: The Why and How ( Definitions of Youth and Family Ministry: A Working Document by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network. ( Fuller Theological Seminary Youth Institute ( A Reminder of an Often-Forgotten Reality: Parents and Adults Matter in the Spiritual Formation of Kids Something is Not Right: Revisiting our Definition of Family A Church in the Intergenerational HOV Lane: A Ministry Case Study Moving Away from the Kid Table: A Bigger Vision of Church Possible Staffing Models A single full time Discipleship Ministry Coordinator Two part time coordinators divided by age Pre-Confirmation - birth to 8 th grade Post-Confirmation - high school to adults Two part time coordinators divided by function Logistics Coordinator Servant Leader Coordinator This is some of the information presented at the Forum hosted by the Programming Staffing Committee. For clarification, more information, or to join the discussion, please contact: Chris Klink Kathi Campbell S t. J o h n s P e r s o n n e l Committee is a lot like the new St. John s Ready Teams. We are a resource team which is available to the staff, council and committees at St. John s to provide human resource support at any time and especially during times of staff transition. It s our job to have good policies, documents and practices in place. Over the past several months, the Personnel Committee has been meeting with staff, doing research, and meeting with lay leaders and ministry volunteers to help the Mission Exploration T e a m, t h e s t a f f a n d congregational leaders to evaluate staffing models. We have specifically been working in the areas of youth and education, administrative support and custodial work. During the next month, we will continue to provide support in these areas and will be consulting with the Call Committee to provide whatever information they need. Linda Muth St. John s Personnel Committee Chair Please understand, this committee is only discussing the programming position(s). This is not associated with the Call Committee. Page 10

11 April 2011 Spotlight Ministries VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The first VBS for Children with special needs is Saturday June 4 th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will include music, crafts, food, children s sermon, recreation and a scavenger hunt. Volunteers will be needed to assist with each of these areas. We would also like to have one young person and one adult per special needs child. Closer to the event, there will be a one hour training session to prepare volunteers for the day. The session will be offered at a variety of times to help accommodate everyone. On Sunday May 22 the Adult Education hour will focus on the awareness of individuals with special needs. Watch the bulletin insert on Sundays and the Spotlight Ministries Board for more sign-up information. R.E.A.C.T. The Ready Emergency and Contact Team are up to 23 strong and growing. In February, there was a 4 hour Volunteer Management training and a two day preparedness training. The team then had a test run on March 7 th. The situation was a tornado in Watertown. COAD was activated and came to St John s for help. We needed shifts that day starting at 4:00 pm, and two shifts the following day. Within 40 minutes we had 14 people ready to be at the church by 3:00 pm. They are ready for the real thing. GROWTH TEAM The committee has come up with their acronym. It is I.N.V.I.T.E. (Inspiring New and Valued Introductions Through Evangelism). They continue to review ideas for growing our church. ALL PEOPLES COMMUNITY GARDEN The indoor garden: + Stepping Stones students have planted daffodil bulbs in preparation for selling flowers at Easter time + Students are also harvesting small amounts of herbs and micro-greens to eat and to sell The Global Garden Greenhouse: + HGA GLO-Think team is putting together architectural plans to be completed by the end of March + Work days will begin in April with the removal and re-construction of the All Peoples sign The Vegetable Garden: + All Peoples won a raffle prize a 275 gallon rain barrel which was installed in the veggie garden. The city has given permission to harvest water from the roof of the house next door (also owned by the city). A second rain barrel will be installed later this month. + Work days will begin in April to build up garden beds and prepare the garden for planting AKERI PARISH KINDERGARTEN No update at this time. Page 11

12 St. John s Lutheran Church Visit Click on Partnerships El Salvador News We re Going to El Salvador! Orientation Meeting for interested travelers ~ Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm in the library Los Héroes Scholarship Program No gift is too small! Your gift will make a difference! We have 12 full sponsorships and several partial sponsorships available. Walking With Christ...Together! What the Parents are Saying We receive lots of letters from Los Héroes scholarship students and their parents. Here are a few excerpts from some of the parent letters I give thanks to God and to you for giving me the scholarship for my children. May God bless you in your journey Henry s mom We are very grateful to be part of the scholarship program with the church and your partnership and you honor us with your moral, spiritual, healing, social and economic support...we give you thanks for visiting us year after year and giving your support during the Mission of Healing to help many families. God multiplies the help and time that you give us. Ricardo s parents...as her mother, I am under the weight of my poverty, but I move forward with her studies even though I did not study. But I helped her with a little something when she asked me a question. I am a single mother with 2 daughters in my care. They do not have a father but there is related old grandpa who is 76 who can work fully for his age. My own father died, but I feel very happy because of the help you give (and thank you for understanding me.) Griselda s mom Linda s Photo Journal Linda Muth was in El Salvador for the month of February. Here are a few photos School kids cleaning up the new shaded playground after recess at the Los Héroes school Second grade class at the school For more photos and stories, visit Linda s El Salvador Blog or friend Linda (Hombsch) Muth on Facebook Page 12

13 April 2011 Visit Click on Partnerships A message for the congregation... Last month, you saw a photo of Kelvin Bladimir on his confirmation day. His mom, Estela, is a member of the family commission and sends this letter to St. John s: Dear brothers and sisters of St. John s Church, Receive this cordial greeting and many sisterly hugs to all of the lambs of St. John s church. With this brief greeting, I continue on and communicate the following Brothers and sisters of the church, I want to tell you thank you for the support that you give to the church, Heroes of the Faith. In the month of March the church will celebrate its fifteenth birthday and I hope, with much caring, for our partnership to be present on this very special day for the people of Heroes of the Faith. I also want to tell you thank you for the help with you give to the boys and girls of this community. May God bless each and every one of these persons who sponsor the children and youth who have so many needs. God multiplies this and gives an abundance of blessings. Brothers and sisters, I am a little sheep of the church Heroes of the Faith and I am very grateful to the brothers and sisters of the church of St. John s because you are my teachers to learn how to do good with the many blessings God has given us. I am very proud to be able to write these few words to you. See you soon! Estela Mejia Mendoza KINDERGARTEN Tanzania News The Tanzania committee continues to work on building plans for a new kindergarten. Keep watching for updates on the progress. TRAVEL TO TANZANIA Are you interested in traveling to Akeri Parish and our companion synod, the Meru Diocese of Tanzania? Plans are underway for our next partnership visit (pending confirmation from Pr. Akyoo). The tentative dates for this trip are January 16-30, We will spend time in Akeri and visit congregations, schools, and ministry sites in the Diocese of Meru. If you are interested in joining us, please Pr. Kris at We will make sure you are invited to informational and planning sessions. Page 13

14 St. John s Lutheran Church Visit Click on Partnerships All Peoples News Spotlight Ministry ~ APC Garden Project April Showers will bring Work Days! Moving the APC Sign Building the Greenhouse in the Global Garden And...Our Second Learn and Grow Event!! Watch for announcements!! Walking With Christ...Together! Page 14 Stepping Stones Warm weather brings more students. Tutors from St. John s are working with students on homework, math and reading. Pastor Rochelle Melander continues to work with students on their creative writing skills in Dreamkeepers. Miss Jeanne has a new job in Madison, so the indoor gardening is being run by Linda and the St. John s team. During Lent, families from All Peoples travel to mission partner churches for dinner and worship, so Stepping Stones lets out a little early and there is no Wednesday Night Alive Spring Cleaning??? Your used items can find a new purpose in ministry! All Peoples can use the following Arts & Crafts supplies Buckets with handles (all sizes) Paper products (from plates to toilet paper) Leftover Sunday School stuff (stickers, posters, prizes ) Envelopes (all sizes) Books for the library (especially devotion books and Bible study books) Towels (including old ones) Waste baskets Games & outdoor toys (jump ropes, bubbles) Garden tools All Peoples is not accepting Clothing or shoes Encyclopedias or romance/violence novels Spotlight Ministry Garden Project Outside in the Global Garden The city has given approval for moving the sign from the Global Garden to the corner of 2nd & Clarke to make way for the greenhouse to be constructed at the front side of the Global Garden (left of building in photo). Final plans were chosen on March 27th. The team is working on leads to secure free landscaping resources. As soon as the weather cooperates, a work day will be scheduled to move the sign. Inside the Third Floor Garden The daffodils have been planted and will be ready to sell for Easter! Stepping Stones students are learning about plant parts and doing research for the vegetable garden. Outside in the Veggie Garden All Peoples won a rain barrel in a raffle and will soon be harvesting water from the house next door! As soon as the weather cooperates, additional dirt will be delivered to create more garden plots. Watch for work day opportunities!

15 EVER WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE TREATED OUR BIBLE LIKE WE TREAT OUR CELL PHONE? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped through it several times a day? What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it? What if we used it to receive messages from the text? What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it? What if we gave it to Kids as gifts? What if we used it when we traveled? (we'd be asked to deplane!) What if we used it in case of emergency? This is something to make you go... hmm where is my Bible? Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill. April 2011 A Nun grading papers...can you imagine the Nun sitting at her desk grading these papers, all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure! (I know I couldn't!) Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. If you know the Bible even a little, you'll find this hilarious! It comes from a catholic elementary school test. Kids were asked questions about the old and new testaments. The following statements about the Bible were written by children. They have not been retouched or corrected. Incorrect spelling has been left in. 1. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world so he took the Sabbath off. 2. Adam and eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark and the animals came on in pears. 3. Lots wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire during the night. 4. The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic genitals. 5. Sampson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a jezebel like Delilah. 6. Samson slayed the philistines with the axe of the apostles. 7. Moses led the Jews to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread which is bread without any ingredients. 8. The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments. 9. The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple. 10. The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery. 11. Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol. 12. The greatest miricle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him. 13. David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. He fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in biblical times. 14. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines. 15. When Mary heard she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the magna carta. 16. When the three wise guys from the east side arrived they found Jesus in the manager. 17. Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption. 18. St. John, the blacksmith, dumped water on his head. 19. Jesus enunciated the golden rule, which says to do unto others before they do one to you. He also explained a man doth not live by sweat alone. 20. It was a miricle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance. 21. The people who followed the lord were called the 12 decibels. 22. The epistels were the wives of the apostles. 23. One of the oppossums was St. Matthew, who was also a taximan. 24. St. Paul cavorted to christianity. He preached holy acrimony which is another name for marraige. 25. Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony. Page 15

16 St. John s Lutheran Church Cub Scout World Camp Twenty-nine scouters attended Rokilio themed Cub Scout World Camp near Kiel, WI. and stayed in a cabin that looked like a fort complete with a stockade. One activity we did was a snowball fight with one team defending the fort and the other attacking. We played board games of sequence and pit. The outdoor activities were sledding, astronomy and capture the flag with a cub scout pack. The menu included Biscuits, Gravy & Sausages, California Egg Crackle, Hobo Stew, Cowboy Beans & Texas Toast. This was also Adam Miller's Eagle planned camping trip. Thanks to Adam for organizing a fun filled weekend. Indian Mound Cabin Camping Near Oconowomoc We had 48 scouters in two cabins attend the electronic weekend. The scouts brought TV's and electronic games. We had a Friday night cram session for the first aid meet. The menu included: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Corn, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Meatball Sandwiches with Tomato soup and a Pizza snack. Model Rocket launching at Nagawaukee County Park was organized by Rohn Roth. We also attended the annual Onatah District First Aid Meet in New Berlin under the leadership of Scot Flannery. The Super Chicken Patrol consisting of Nick Gubbins, James Kitscha, Adam Miller, Clayton, Lewis, Matthew Peterson won 1st place in the Senior Division. The Purple Platypuses Patrol comprising of Brandon Mayhew, Peter Marincic, Matt Bentley, Karsten Trzcinski & Jack Huebner won 1st Place in the Natural Division. We also had the Wild Game Patrol and the Survivor Patrol take 2 nd and 3 rd places in the Natural Patrol Division. Great Job Everyone!!! By: Troop Historian Collin Karrasch Other activities this month The Troop helped out at the annual Rotary Pancake Fest at the Waukesha Expo. We served Coffee and Pancakes, set and cleared the tables. A bunch of scouts attended the Milwaukee Auto Show under the leadership of Bob Norton. One of the neat displays was TV and Movie Cars like the Bat Mobile and the car from Back to the Future. The scouts have been working on first aid, athletic, scout rank skills during meetings. Webelos Cross Over Ceremonies The troop participated in two Webelo cross over ceremonies at Rose Glen & Randall Schools. Thanks to William & Matthew Peterson, Collin Karrasch and Andrew Kempen. They represented the troop and conducted the ceremonies. Troop Scribe William Peterson holds the leadership position of Troop Scribe. He records the weekly scout attendance & participation, and awards the monthly participation prizes. Rank Advancement Eagle Bronze Palm James Kitscha Scout Sam Ebel Henry Huebner Andrew Kempen Seth Rice Dennis Smith Welcome New Scout: Jonathan Dable Grant Frkovich Chris Kahler Zach Luebstorf Aaron Rooney Hunter White First Aid Prep We visited the Brookfield Fire Department where they taught us CPR and First Aid. This was in preparation for the first aid meet. The scouts were also shown the department fire equipment. Soda & Chip snacks were available. Page 16 February Participation Awards Sam Ebel Zach Luebstorf Peter Marincic Austin Norton Matthew Peterson Kurt Selle Dennis Smith

17 APRIL 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Other Weekly Meetings: M-AA (6:15-7:30p) T-AA (10:30-11:30a) T-TOPS (6:00-8:00 p) W-AA (6:00-7:15p) F-AA (8:00-9:00p) Sun-Al-Anon (6:15-7:30p) 1 2 6:15 MGD 8:00 Men s Group 11:15 Bible Study Ldr Page :00 Worship 8:45-10:15 Panckaes 9:00 Worship 10:15 Education for All 11:15 Worship :00 Worship 9:00 Worship 10:15 Education for All 11:15 Worship 6:30 Academy Lecture 4 Election Day 6 9:00 Quilters 9:30a Staff Meeting 9:30 Mom s Group 6:30 3rd Grade Bible Class 7:00 Mom s in Prayer 6:30 Prayer Shawl Min. 7:00 Church Council 7:00 Mom s in Prayer 6:00 Quilters 6:45 Joyful Bells 7:00 Scouts 8:30a Tuesday Women 9:30a Staff Meeting 6:45 Joyful Bells WWC Spotlight Inspire Deadline 17 Ministries :00 Worship 9:30a Staff Meeting 9:00 Worship 10:15 Education for All 11:15 Worship 1:30 Virginia Birthday 7:00 Evening Circle 7:00 Mom s in Prayer 6:45 Joyful Bells 7:00 Scouts 24 Easter 6:30 Worship 7:00 Breakfast 8:00 Worship 9:00 Worship 11:15 Worship 25 Office Closed 7:00 Mom s in Prayer :45 Joyful Bells 7:00 Scouts 6:30 Choir 6:30 7/8 Confirmation 7:00 Lenten Worship 13 9:30 Morning Circle 9:30 Mom s Group 12:45 Afternoon Circle 6:30 7/8 Confirmation 6:30 Choir 7:00 Lenten Worship 9:00 Quilters 9:30 Mom s Group 6:30 Club 456 6:30 Choir 6:30 7/8 Confirmation 7:00 Faith Alive! 6:30 Choir 7:00 Faith Alive! 6:00 Bible Study 6:15 MGD 14 6:00 Bible Study 7:00 El Salvador Orientation 6:00 Bible Study 7:00 Maundy Thursday worship with First Communion 6:00 Women of Faith 8:00 Men s Group 5:15 Worship 6:15 MGD 8:00 Men s Group 6:15 MGD 12:15 Community Worship 7:00 Worship 5:15 Worship :00 Men s Group 5:15 Easter Vigil 26 Inspire Collate :30a Tuesday Women 9:30a Staff Meeting 9:30 Mom s Group 6:00 Bible Study 6:15 MGD 8:00 Men s Group :15 Worship April 2011

18 St. John s Lutheran Church Dpoubdu!Vt! St. John s Staff Directory Phone/Fax: After Hours: Direct Line: (262) Name Pastor Scot Ruffatto Pastor Kris Ruffatto Pam Klink Renee Hombsch Deborah Petersen Brooklyn Hill Carol Peterson Jane Babcock Kenn Anderson Ilmira Shakirova Sue Davies Position Pastoral Team Pastoral Team Office Coordinator Operations Coordinator CEMC Interim Youth Coordinator Music Director Bell Choir Director Contemporary Music Director Custodian Preschool Director Phone ext. 12 ext. 30 ext. 10 ext. 13 ext. 14 ext. 16 ext St. John s Council Members for PRESIDENT Dave Kinnear VICE PRESIDENT Linda Muth SECRETARY Angie Rose-Mueller TREASURER Rick Elfers EDUCATION Chris Klink EVANGELISM Tim Muth FELLOWSHIP open PERSONNEL Linda Muth PRESCHOOL Andrea Reinfeldt PROPERTY Roger Lewis STEWARDSHIP Tim Mauck WOMEN S MINISTRIES Melissa Seamonson WORSHIP Karen Granholm YOUTH Kathi Campbell OUTREACH Andy Petersen St. John s Office Hours Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00 Friday 9:00-12:00 Page 18

19 April 2011 Lent & Easter Schedule April 6 Lenten Worship 7:00pm April 13 Lenten Worship 7:00pm April 21 Maundy Thursday 7:00pm April 22 Good Friday 7:00pm April 23 Easter Vigil 5:15pm April 24 Easter Worship 6:30am Easter Breakfast 7:00am Easter Worship 8:00am Easter Worship 9:00am Easter Worship 11:15am St. John s Lutheran Church Davidson Road Brookfield, Wisconsin Phone & Fax: A fellowship of believers called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Page 19

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