Pathway Preschool

Pathway Preschool


Pathway Preschool meets during the school year in the lower level of our building to offer children and families a private 3-year-old preschool and a public 4K program, focused on school readiness.

Pathway’s goal is to encourage curious, happy, and confident children who are more prepared for success in school and life!

For more information, please be sure to check out our FAQs About Pathways Preschool.

If You Have A Child Who Will Be 3 Or 4 Years Old By September 1, Please Contact Nikki Soto, Program Director, For More Information By Emailing Below, Or By Calling 608-314-7687.

Evansville Ecumenical Care Closet

Evansville Ecumenical Care Closet

The Care Closet is a collaborative ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Paul Catholic Church, Congregational United Church of Christ, Oak Grove Church, Evansville United Methodist Church, and Cooksville Lutheran Church and is located at:


206 S. Madison St
Evansville, WI 53536

The Care Closet offers a food pantry and re-sale store of gently used household items and clothing. All people are welcome to shop in the store, and customers may use the food pantry once a month for assistance.

Financial contributions and donations of items and clothing help to support this ministry.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

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Meals on Wheels is an important community service that provides area shut-ins with at least one meal each day.

The Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver the meals daily and area churches work together to coordinate the effort so that our most needy senior citizens can meet their dietary needs.

St. John’s participates in this effort by taking that responsibility over for 2-3 months of each year.

Please contact Glenace Smelcer (882-5726) to volunteer your services. She’ll be happy to hear from you!

Acts 29 Mission Ministry

Acts 29 Mission Ministry

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We have named our mission ministry Acts 29. What is Acts 29? If you look in the New Testament, you will find the book of Acts has only 28 chapters. Chapter 29 hasn’t been written yet! God’s story is still being written, and St. John’s mission work is part of the story.

We have traveled to Minot, North Dakota, to help with the recovery from flood damage, and to Moore, Oklahoma, which was devastated by a tornado.

If you are interested in participating in a future Act 29 mission, please contact our office!

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been responding to emergencies and disasters for over 60 years.  It works to create a world where each person and every generation lives in justice, dignity and peace. 

LWR engages in international relief, development, advocacy, and social responsibility in collaborative ministry with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and others.

St. John’s has been a contributor to LWR for many decades.  Our church sends the following items to LWR:

  • Quilts

  • Bars of soap

  • Sewing kits

  • Health kits

  • Layettes

  • School kits

  • Blankets

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Through sale of some quilts and a Sunday offering, money is also sent to LWR to help ship these projects to wherever in the world they are most needed.

Loading LWR quilts and kits for shipping.

Loading LWR quilts and kits for shipping.

This congregation has been very generous to those in desperate need!  Thank you to all of the quilting ladies who tirelessly make the quilts at church throughout the entire year.  

Thanks to those who work from home sewing quilt tops or school bags, or knitting sweaters for the layettes.  Also, thanks to those who purchase items for the various projects. 

Contact the LWR Coordinator Deanna Jeans at 608-882-5829 or by email.




 As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we seek to grow the life-changing, life-sustaining ministries of this church, they can do so through “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.” The five-year comprehensive campaign is the first ever for the ELCA.

A goal of the campaign, overwhelmingly approved by the voting members of the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, is to raise $198 million to help sustain and grow the ministries of this church. The additional resources will provide the ELCA with opportunities to deepen relationships and expand ministries that serve communities in the United States and around the world.


“Through this campaign, ELCA members have the opportunity to share God’s love in meaningful and life-changing ways,” said Eaton. “Together we can save a child’s life, identify and prepare leaders in our church and among our global companions, start or renew congregations, and help people and communities break the cycle of hunger and poverty. That’s what this campaign can do. That’s what we can do. And, we get to do this in Jesus’ name.”

Approved during the ELCA’s 25th anniversary year, the campaign goal of nearly $200 million represents a significant increase in designated funding for existing and new ministry initiatives. Through several priorities, the campaign seeks to:

  • Renew and begin new congregations

  • End hunger and overcome malaria

  • Identify and train new leaders and engage young people in church life

  • Expand the ELCA’s disability ministries

  • Grow this church’s capacity to serve globally, support ELCA missionaries and women leaders among global companion churches.

“This campaign gives us all the chance to reach out locally and globally in new ways that will make a difference not only today but well into the future,” said MaryAnn Anderson.

Information about “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA” is available at