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St. John remains committed to continuing our unique Anglican/Episcopal witness to the Gospel in our community. The Holy Eucharist has been and will continue to be, celebrated every Sunday and is the source of our strength for ministry. We are dedicated to providing ministries throughout our community, such as our Family Night, Christmas for the kids, support of local charities and more. It is our mission to preach the love of God through Christ and to make Him known to the world around us in our words and in our deeds.

Parish Events


Our annual Christmas Tree Sale is back again! The sale will begin on Sunday, November 23rd, and will run until Christmas or we are sold out – whichever comes first.  Once again we will have freshly cut Balsams, ranging in height from 6 to 9 feet as well as large and small wreaths decorated with red bows and pine cones.   The trees are $40 regardless of length and the wreaths are $20 or $35 depending on the size.  The tree lot is located on the south side of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church at 13 S Church Street in Elkhorn and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 


The Christmas season is approaching quickly, and we are again sponsoring the “Christmas for the Kids” program to benefit children and families receiving services from the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services. If you are interested in “adopting” a child or adult and donating for their specific needs and wants, please email us contact@stjohnepiscopal.org. We have already received information on 18 families, and will undoubtedly be receiving more families in the near future.  We are working now compiling all the gift list information, and should be ready to provide specific information to donors soon!

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Rada Cutlery Fundraising features 100% Made in the USA kitchen products – kitchen knives, utensils, gift sets (also cookbooks, stoneware, soy wax candles and quick mixes). The church will make a 40% profit on the sales.

You will need the following information to give St. John in the Wilderness the credit for the sale.
Order Number: 50434
Password: barb4105 (must be all lower case)


The labyrinth is a tool that gives shape to meditation and prayer. Its winding path purposefully knocks the rational mind “off balance” and allows the heart to focus beyond the distractions of this busy world. In religious settings, the labyrinth has been revived as a spiritual tool. It has a wide appeal, inviting us to travel inward and then outward, to open ourselves to new possibilities, to cast off and take up new ways of thinking and being.

Several months ago, one of our church members suggested that it would be interesting to find out about the people memorialized by our stained glass windows. We thought this might be a good time to find out about these pioneers as well as other interesting items relating to our very historic church.

Service Time: 9:30am

Address:13 South Church Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121


Officiates For Coming Sundays

November 23

Father Jim Kaestner

November 30

Morning Prayer

December 7

Father Charles Henery

December 14

Morning Prayer

December 21

Morning Prayer

December 24

Father Jim Kaestner

December 28

Father Jim Kaestner


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