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Our Mission

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 we have a supply priest.  The remaining Sundays we have morning prayer with reflection conducted by a member of the vestry. 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.

Tree Sale

Our annual Christmas Tree Sale will be starting in a few short weeks.  The sale will begin on Sunday, November 22nd, 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. 
Christmas for the Kids

In 2014, our program provided Christmas gifts to 30 families (83 children and 44 adults) receiving services from the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services. Help us help Walworth County families in need! If you would like to “adopt” a child or adult for Christmas, contact Mary Koss at mpkoss@elknet.net.
If you prefer, you could help by providing one or more of the following NEW items:

  • Children’s books
  • Board games
  • Socks, underwear, pajamas, all sizes
  • Warm waterproof mittens and gloves
  • Thick and warm hats and scarves
  • Pillows, blankets, fleece blankets
  • Soft and cuddly stuffed animals
  • Gift cards to local merchants for food, gas, clothing
  • Wrapping paper - multiple rolls of the same pattern
  • Homemade Christmas cookies for the families
  • Non-perishable food items

If you do not wish to shop, we gratefully accept monetary donations by mail to St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 13 South Church Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121. Receipts for all donations are available upon request.

Check out these links!

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: 504343
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

September 6

Father John Crist

September 16

Father Tom Ackerman

September 20

Morning Prayer

September 27

Father Jim Kaestner

October 4

Morning Prayer

October 11

Father Tom Ackerman

October 18

Morning Prayer

October 25

Father Dan Westburg

November 1

Father Dan Westburg

November 8

Father Dan Westburg

November 15

Father Dan Westburg

November 22

Morning Prayer - Koonz

November 29

Morning Prayer - Koss

December 6

Father Charles Henery

December 13

Morning Prayer

December 20

Father John Crist

December 24 - Christmas Eve

Father Tom Ackerman

December 25 - Christmas Day

Morning Prayer

December 27

Morning Prayer

January 3

Morning Prayer

January 10

Morning Prayer

January 17

Father John Crist

January 24 Father Jim Kaestner
January 31 Morning Prayer
February 7 Father Charles Henery
February 14 Morning Prayer
February 21 Father Charles Henery
February 28 Father Jim Kaestner
March 7  
March 14  
March 21  
March 27 - Easter Sunday Father Jim Kaestner



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