Music: Nancy Wiedmeyer 920.488.6663
Prayer Chain: Anna Baiocchi 262.673.6071
Family Promise: Dennis & Jean Albrecht (D) 414.254.1606; (J) 414.254.6144
Faith Ed: Linda Kavanaugh 262.224.0832

Liturgy presiders:
Rev. Donald Wright 231.884.4497
Rev. Kathy Vandenberg 262.547.5665
Rev. Francis Baiocchi 262.673.6071

Happenings @ JOS
The Annual Parish Picnic is Sunday, September 10 after the 9:30AM Liturgy and Balloon release honoring 21 deceased parishioners. It will be held in our fellowship hall. You are all invited to attend and participate in the Liturgy and the Picnic; Tom & Linda Schmidt are providing buns, brats & burgers; we are asked to bring a hearty appetite and a salad, side dish or dessert to share. There is a sign-up sheet in the Chapel vestibule to list what you will bring... Thanks to Dennis & Jean Albrecht for the August Communion bread and for taking July's collected food items to the Slinger Food Pantry.

Spiritual Leadership is the leadership of the Good Shepherd. As Jesus' says, good shepherds know their own, and their own know them. Between them is mutual trust, openness, care and love. To follow our leaders, we must not be afraid, and to lead others we need their support and encouragement. Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd to show the deep intimacy that should exist between all leaders and those entrusted to their care. Without this deep and trusted intimacy, leadership too often becomes unbearably oppressive.

“If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the Montgomery bus, she'd still be standing!” – Mary Frances Berry, The Sun, August 2017

POINT TO PONDER: “Fall seven times; stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
THINK ABOUT THIS! “Realize that for every ongoing war, religious outrage and environmental devastation, there are a thousand counterbalancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening across the world right now on a breathtaking scale. Resist the temptation to drown in fatalism, to shake your head and sigh and throw in the towel. Realize this is the perfect moment to change the energy of the world, to step forward and crank your personal volume on high, right when it all seems so dark and bitter and offensive and acrimonious and conflicted. That's your opening!” Mark Morford (adapted) in The Sun August 2017

We Get Mail! “Our last days at our summer home were busy and worthwhile. We didn't get in the visits we had thought about. The flight back went OK except for the time in Frankfurt. We had thought the train ride from there to Dusseldorf would be easy, but we walked the longest distances with our luggage before finding our rail connection. It went well after we got on board, moving on rails as if we were flying! Thanks again for those last three Sundays at JOS; they brought up strong, lovely memories from over the past twelve years – truly unforgettable! May you all have inspired hours together in the times ahead. Blessings!” – Judith & Robert Weiss

“As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Donate School Supplies Next Sunday for 750 children in need!

Next Sunday, August 13, please remember to bring pencil boxes and pocket folders to the Chapel as our contribution to supplying school materials for children in need. Family Promise & other local organizations are sponsoring this drive among community churches to help prepare children with things they'll need for the coming school year.

JOS is assigned the task of supplying dozens of pencil boxes and 2-pocket folders for this drive. Your donations of these materials will be delivered from our Chapel to centers in West Bend and Hartford and then presented to local schools throughout the communities for children in need. Thank you for this generosity!


We become true neighbors when we are willing to “cross the road” for each other. There is too much separation and segregation between blacks and whites, gay people and straight people, the young and the old, the poor and the wealthy, the free and the imprisoned, Jews and Gentiles, Christians and Muslims, Protestants and Catholics, etc.
There's a lot of road crossing to do. True, we are all so busy in our own circles. We have our own people to meet and our own affairs to take care of. But if now and then we would “cross the toad” and pay attention to what's happening there, we'd have a good chance of becoming neighbors.