Service Opportunities

CARE MINISTRY INFORMATION

 St. John's Care Ministry encompasses two areas: Congregational Services and Life Groups.

  For more informaton on Life Groups go to the Get Involved tab above.

Blood Drive - Congregational Services

Main Street

At our most recent blood drive, St. John's partnered with the American Red Cross in collecting 35 units of blood.

 

 

 

 

 

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Boundaries

St. John's

Participants receive ongoing support and discussion centered around personal and public boundaries. This class, offered annually in February and March, is a must for anyone wanting to enhance their relationships and enjoyment of life!  

 Use the email contact form below to request more information.

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Care & Share - Congregational Services

Services are provided through the church office

Our Care & Share ministry provides help for those who are struggling with short term physical needs that often result from the unforeseen challenges of life.  Our goal is to provide help appropriate to the need. For more information on this program contact Craig Toerpe at 262-334-4901.

For those who wish to support our Care & Share ministry, consider donating non-perishable food items to help stock our food pantry and gas cards to help with transportation needs.

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Counseling - Congregational Services

Various Meeting Locations and Options

St. John's provides short-term professional counseling without cost.  Use the Email Contact link below to contact our counselor.

There are also some excellent Community Counseling Resources in Washington County.  Click on the attachment below to find more information regarding the resource that would be most beneficial to you.   The resources include:

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Homebound Ministry - Congregational Services

Homebound ministers meet in the homes of those they serve

Our Homebound Ministry is designed to bring God's Word and Sacrament to our church members who are unable to attend corporate worship with us.  If you are a Members of St. John's who could benefit from this ministry please make your request through the email contact form below or call the church office at 334-3077.

Are you interested in more information on how one serves as a homebound minister? Contact Ken and Barb Felsecker who lead this ministry by us the mail contact form below.

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Hospital Visitation - Congregational Services

Daily visits to area hospitals

One formal expression of Care Ministry is hospital visition by our pastoral staff and lay ministers.  Daily visits are made to members who are hospitalized at St. Joe's in West Bend, and we visit those who are in out-of-town hospitals according to need. 

If you or someone in your family is hospitalized, please contact the church office so we can arrange a visit.  St. Joe's in West Bend is the only hospital that  provides us with information on the hospitalization of our members.

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Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County - Congregational Services

Serve all over Washington County

Interfaith Caregivers provides an awesome opportunity for people of all ages to lend a helping hand. An hour or two can make a lasting impression. 

Check it out and give them a call or email.

Call 262.365.0902 or look over the brochure and information attached below.

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Life Line Screening

Friday, August 15, 2014The Church's upper gathering space

 Life Screening is a private organization that provides low-cost screenings to help identify a health problem as early as possible.  A typical screening takes 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of tests.  It is generally recommended that vascular screening begin at age 50. For more information see the attached document entitled "Preparing for your Life Line Screening."

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Meal Ministry - Congregational Services

Meals are delivered to homes as needed

Our meal ministry provides meals to members and friends of St. John's who can benefit from this special care.  New mothers coming home from the hospital, extended illness, and sudden tragedies are just a few of the situations in which meals are provided.  If you have a need, contact the church office at 262-334-4901 or provide information using the contact form below. 

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Parish Nurses - Congregational Services

Phone help

Our Parish Nurse Team is a group of professional volunteers who are available to answer questions regarding a variety of health care needs.  Do you have questions about an upcoming surgery?  Would you like to discuss a specific health problem?  Would you like advice concerning second opinions for health care?  If so, we have a parish nurse assigned to help you. 

Please note that parish nurses do not perform hands-on-care, they do provide monthly blood pressure checks and they provide information to help you receive the care you need.

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Prayer Chain - Congregational Services

Daily prayer

Mary and Melede head up St. John's prayer chain.  Do you have a prayer request?  Contact Mary, Melede, or the church office.  We have a team ready to pray with and for you.  Mary can be reached using the contact form below.  Melede can be reached at 262-335-2214.  The church office number is 262-334-4901.

God promises that the prayers of His people do not go unanswered.  Pray continually!

 

 

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Prison Ministry - Congregational Services

Area Prisons

"I was in prison and you came to visit Me."  These words of Jesus remind us that whatever we do for others, we do it for Him.  Pastor Cal leads our prison visitations.  If you would like more information on this ministry please contact Pastor Cal using the contact form below.

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Shut-In Visitation - Congregational Services

Monthly visits in homes, nursing homes & assisted living facilities

As a part of our formal care ministry our pastoral staff makes monthly visits to over seventy members who are unable to participate in weekly worship.  God's care through Word and Sacrament and personal contact helps keep these members connected with the body of Christ.

In addition, many of our members regularly visit those who are shut-in.  If you are looking for a way to lift your spiri, visit a shut-in.  You would be suprised how your visit comes back to you through our shut-ins.

 

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Stephen Ministry - Congregational Services

Fellowship Hall

STEPHEN MINISTRY  Would you like to be a Stephen Minister?

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Transportation Ministry - Congregational Services

Providing transportation needs with the community

This ministry helps provide transportation for members who are unable to drive themselves to church or need help getting to appointments such as doctor visits.

Please contact Pastor Dave using the email contact form on this page if you need assistance or can help provide assistance.

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Women's Dual Diagnosis Group

Mondays - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.Affiliated Clinical Services, Barton

 Women carry many responsbilities and often the last person a woman takes care of is herself.  This support group is focused on helping women who struggle with trauma background, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues and have turned to drugs or alcohol in order to cope. Every 90 minute session offers therapeutic support, understanding, and strategies women need aas they struggle through these issues of life.  Sessions begin May 12, 2014 and are open to women 18 years and older. Call 262-388-2717 to schedule an intake meeting.

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