Sunday Morning Bible Class
Class will continue with the theme Figure Out the Bible Story. We will look at art work depicting Bible stories and examine how well the artist expresses the Scriptural truths. The session will be held on July 22 and 29.
Catechism class will begin on Monday, September 10 (note the change of day from Tuesdays). All 6th-8th graders in the congregation are invited to attend. Please speak with Pastor Reckzin if you would like to register.
Building Project Open Meeting
On Sunday, July 15th, the Tredo Group presented more defined ideas about what a future expansion at St. John's might look like. In part, this was done through a material and image survey, in which members were able to look at pictures and materials from similar projects and discuss their preferences. Additionally, a new site plan for narthex improvement and a fellowship hall addition was presented. It is still in the conceptual phase, and members were able to offer a great deal of constructive feedback. If you weren't able to get to the meeting, you can see the new site plan by clicking on the link below. You can also find hard copies in the church narthex.
First Fridays Music at First
When: Friday, August 3, 5:40 pm
Where: First Lutheran Church, Racine (728 Villa St.)
First Lutheran Church in Racine welcomes organist Kris Eggers for her program, "A Summer Sound Sampler." This will feature a little bit of everything from the world of organ music and more: old music and new (including music commemorating composer anniversaries), familiar hymns, patriotic variations, and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Be prepared to experience something new, and a few surprise instruments as well! Park at First Lutheran to enjoy the program, then enjoy other First Fridays festivities downtown.
2019 Holy Land Trip
Do you want to understand the history and geography of the Holy Land better? Would you like to isit the places the Bible mentions? Pastor Reckzin and Pastor John Roekle of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Racine, will be hosting a ten-day trip next summer, June 11-20, 2019. The approximate cost is $4052 per person, based on double occupancy. This price includes round-trip flight, hotel, transportation, entrance to sites, most meals, and official tour guide. (Price does not include passport, lunches, laundry, or souvenirs) There will also be an option for a three-day extension to the city of Rome (Cost is $1800) on the way back from Israel. This trip is open to all members of St. John's, friends, relatives, and anyone interested in adding to their understanding of the Scriptures and growing in their faith. Brochures with more details are also available. To learn more about this trip, visit the Imagine Travel website. Group size is limited to 46 people. Speak with Pr. Reckzin with any further questions.
175th Anniversary Service
Make plans to attend our grand celebration of our 175th anniversary on Sunday, September 30! In addition to a fellowship meal afterwards, we will be happy to welcome our Synod President, Mark Schroeder, as guest preacher.