Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
“A Caring Congregation in a Growing Community”
8020 South Park Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
The Prayer Chain is available to any member of St. John who wishes special prayers for a member of the family, a friend, or for any other need. If you have a special prayer request, call the church office. These special private prayers are offered to God by each member of the chain individually.
The congregation is divided alphabetically into four groups with a chairman for each group to organize and serve a luncheon following a funeral service if the family so desires. Each group, in turn, is asked to donate food for the luncheon. The congregation maintains a cemetery for the burial of its members.
The New Wave Youth Group plans a variety of activities for 7th graders on up. These activities attempt to expand the horizons of the youth of our congregation and their friends. Activities that have been enjoyed by the youth include: bowling, biking, roller-skating, swimming, and a canoe trip. Some to the activities are service projects to benefit the church or to meet the needs of others. All youth are invited to attend the activities.
Greeters are members of our congregation who are willing to say a special "Welcome" to those who attend our worship services. The members of this group greet one service each month. New greeters are most welcome. Share your cheerful smile and welcome visitors and members to our worship services.
The responsibility of the Altar Guild is to place appropriate altar linens on the altar, prepare the communion ware and candles for the services, set out the flowers, and put the "We Care Cards" in the hymnal racks. If you would be interested in supplying fresh flowers anytime during the year, feel free to sign up on the flower chart.
Meetings of the Lutheran Layman's League are held monthly, except for July, at various congregations in the Wisconsin Rapids area, the second Friday of the month. Men, women, and youth are invited to these meetings. The L.L.L. supports "The Lutheran Hour" and other radio ministries, "This is the Life" and other television programs.
The adult choir leads the congregation in singing and provides special music for the worship services, especially during the holidays. The choir meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM. The choir is open to any church member who enjoys singing. New members are always welcome. During the year other activities are planned, such as caroling at Christmas.
Volunteers of this group make monthly visits to shut-ins and nursing homes. Visits to hospitals are made on an "as needed" basis. Volunteers make new friends or renew old friendships and are prepared to offer encouragement and Chrisitan Care to all in need.
Members of the library committee maintain and promote the use of our church library. All profits from the fall book sale are used to purchase new books and media items for the library.
The Ladies Aid meets at 1:30 PM the first Thursday of every month. Various topics and Bible Studies are part of the meetings. Activities of this organization include visiting the sick and shut ins, participating in a soup and sandwich luncheon on Maundy Thursday, participating in the Fall Bazaar, and delivering fruit baskets at Christmas. Each year the ladies sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The Ladies Aid belongs to the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, participates in Zone 17 rallies and conventions, and supports the mission work with mite offerings.
The Evening Guild meets at 7:00 PM on the fourth Thursday of every month except for June and July. Besides various topics, Bible Studies and speakers at its meetings, the Evening Guild is involved with the Spaghetti Supper, the Easter Breakfast, the Mother/Daughter Banquet, the Reflection Brunch, the Fall Bazaar and the Cookie Walk. The Evening Guild belongs to the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, participates in Zone 17 rallies and conventions, and supports the mission work with mite offerings.
If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn how this group meets the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Bring your yarn, needles and hooks. Patterns, extra yarn, needles and instructors are available. Sit relax and share as we work on projects together. Hats, mittens, scarfs, afghans and other items needed will be donated to local and world mission organizations.
A-men is the name of a group of men in the Amherst, Stevens Point and Kellner areas that are centered around doing Chrisitian servant events, doing positive things in the lives of others and having fun while they perform them. This group meets on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 PM at various sites depending on what event they have planned for the month.
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