News & Notes 



If you are looking for a way to read your Bible every day, you might want to use this list for a chapter of God’s Word for each day this week.

Isaiah 6, 7, 8; Psalm 150; 1 Peter 5; 2 Peter 1, 2

OUR MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES CONTINUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22. We will worship at 3:30 and 6:30 P.M. The theme will be, “His Final Steps Led to Some Greeks.” A fellowship meal will be served in the community room beginning at 4:30 P.M. Use the sign-up sheet if you can bring water or a dessert.

A DOOR OFFERING will be gathered for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society on the weekends of March 19 and 26. Please note the information later in this bulletin on the role LWMS plays in supporting non- budgeted mission projects of the WELS.

VOTERS MEETING: Voters, this is a reminder that we have the regular March Voters’ Meeting this Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 P.M. Please plan to attend. 1000

  • Contribution record statements from 2022
  • Offering envelope boxes for 2023 (if you don’t give electronically)
  • 150th anniversary booklet (one per family; check off your name)
  • School yard sign and wire stand –Help advertise our school and the excellent Christian education it offers.
IF YOU ARE A THRIVENT MEMBER but haven’t already directed your 2022 Choice Dollars, you still can. You need to designate them before March 31, 2023. Please consider designating your Choice Dollars to St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, School, or Preschool. If you have any questions about how to do this, contact Dave Hackmann at 414-529-0214, or email to Thanks for making wise use of the Choice Dollars that you have coming as a Thrivent subscriber.
BIBLE CLASS CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY. Pastor Waldschmidt is leading us in a study of Burden Bearing. Paul wrote, "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2). The Burden Bearing Bible study provides encouragement, instruction, and practical examples to help Christians bear one another's burdens. Come join us in our Bible study on Sundays at 9:30 A.M. in St. Jacobi’s Community Room.

DON’T FORGET ST. JACOBI’S POWER HOUR Friday March 24 at 8:30 A.M. in the Early Childhood Center, room 102. This is for parents and their children to enjoy together! This program is for kids from birth through 4 years old. Join Katrina Fredrich for a Bible story, songs, playtime and a craft! This is a free program open to our school, congregation, and the general public. We look forward to seeing you there!

DINE OUT FUNDRAISER: Make dinner easy with our St. Jacobi Fundraising nights! Eat out at our participating establishments on the dates listed and St. Jacobi will get a percentage of the proceeds. Be sure to let the cashier know that you're supporting the cause with St. Jacobi. 
  • Chick-fil-A - April 4th and May 9th (4pm-7pm)
  • Panera Bread - March 23rd and April 19th (4pm-8pm)
  • Chipotle - May 3rd (4pm-8pm)
When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Church Community Room
What: Parents of incoming 3K-5K students can come in and enjoy some coffee and breakfast items and learn more about St. Jacobi. Mr. Walker will talk about the Mission of St. Jacobi and Mrs. Ayvazzadeh will give an overview of our Early Childhood Program. They will then answer any questions you might have and help with registration. New Students will "move up a grade" for about an hour to meet next year's teacher, do an activity and explore the classroom. Please contact the school office with any questions.
150TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET APRIL 23: You should have received information in your email regarding the culminating services and banquet for our 150th anniversary celebration. The banquet is after services on Sunday, April 23 at 12:00 noon. Make your reservations online using the link below. Envelopes are being provided at church and in the office at school for paying for tickets by cash or check. Tickets are $20 each. See the high-top table in the narthex. April 1 is the deadline for ordering tickets unless they sell out before that date. The link for reservations:

  • Operating – Offerings designated for “Operating” are used to support the Gospel work done by St. Jacobi at St. Jacobi.
  • Missions – Offerings designated for “Missions” are used to support Gospel work done by St. Jacobi through others elsewhere (Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service/Christian Family Solutions).
  • Building Needs – Offerings designated for “Building Needs” will be used for paying off the mortgage on our Building Expansion.
  • 150th Anniversary Fund—(not a category on the weekly offering envelopes) These are offerings designated for our 150th anniversary celebration and projects including a sanctuary remodel and help for a local mission. 
  • If no designation is indicated, the offerings are used for Operating needs.
COMING SOON: ASK THE PASTOR Ask him what? Sometimes in Bible class, or in daily life, questions come up that don’t really fit the topic currently presented. If you have questions like this, here is your opportunity to get some answers based on God’s Word. In the back of church will be a box and some forms that you can use to submit a question for the pastors to answer in a Bible class at some point in the future. This gives the pastors time to research answers, if necessary, and it allows others who may be wondering the same thing to find out what the biblical answer might be. Questions can be submitted any time, and the pastors will determine when they will be answered in Bible class. Perhaps you saw some of the commercials during the Super Bowl that advertised a website called “” and are wondering what that is about. Or maybe you have questions about trangenderism. Or climate change. Or…? The pastors cannot promise to answer every question because only God can do that. But they may be able to help clarify some things. Is there something that you have been wondering about? Put it in the box!


This Week at St. Jacobi

Sat. Mar 18                 -           5:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Sun. Mar 19                -           8:15, 10:45 A.M. Worship Services with the Lord’s Supper

                                    -           9:30 A.M. Bible Classes, Kids’ Club
Mon. Mar 20               -            6:30 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Tues. Mar 21               -           10:00 P.M. God’s Time for Seniors
                                    -           11:00 A.M. Senior University           
                                    -           6:30 P.M. VOTERS’ MEETING     
Wed. Mar. 22              -           3:30 & 6:30 P.M. Lenten Worship

                                   -           4:30 P.M. Lenten Fellowship Meal
                                   -           7:30 P.M. Mixed Choir
Thurs. Mar. 23            -           8:15 A.M. God’s Time for Women           
Fri. Mar. 24                 -           8:30 A.M. Power Hour
Sat. Mar. 25                -           5:00 P.M. Worship Service CELEBRATING GOD’S                                                                                    GRACE BY GRATEFULLY SERVING


Join us as we celebrate God’s grace throughout our 150th anniversary year. Details of each event will be publicized as it approaches on the calendar.


March 26, 2023—Celebrating God’s Grace by Gratefully Serving—For 150 years, individuals and groups at St. Jacobi have used their time and talents to serve the Lord in their lives and through our congregation.

April 23, 2023—Celebrating God’s Grace to St. Jacobi—On this date, closest to St. Jacobi’s founding, our celebration of 150 years of God’s grace comes to its culmination with guest preacher, WELS President Mark Schroeder. We will have services on Sunday only. A catered meal will follow. Tentative Keynote speaker: former Pastor Timothy Henning.

April 30, 2023—Celebrating God’s Grace with WLHS—WLHS Sunday—Rev. Dr. Kenneth Fisher will be our guest preacher. Wisco’s Woodwind Ensemble will beautify our worship.

May 21, 2023—Celebrating God’s Grace, Reaffirming Our Commitment—Confirmation Sunday gives us all an opportunity to recommit ourselves to our Lord and his ministry at St. Jacobi.


Wednesday Lenten Services 2023

Ash Wednesday/Midweek 1 —February 22, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to a Tomb.................. John 11 (selected verses}
Midweek 2 —March 1, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to a Dinner Celebration……. John 12:1-11
Midweek 3—March 8, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to His Father’s House.… Matthew 21:12-17                                             Midweek 4—March 15, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to a Fig Tree ................Mark 11:12-14,20-25                                             Midweek 5—March 22, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to Some Greeks....................John 12:20-33                                              Midweek 6—March 29, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to His Enemies.......................Luke 20:9-19
Palm Sunday--April 1-3, Regular Weekend Worship Times.
His Final Steps Led to a Donkey....................... Matthew 21:1-11
Maundy Thursday—April 6, 3:30 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to the Upper Room ..............Mark 14:12-17                                                   Good Friday—April 7, 12:10 & 6:30 P.M.
His Final Steps Led to the Place of the Skull ......Luke 23:26-33                                                 Easter—Sun. April 9  6:00, 8:15 & 10:45 A.M.; Mon. April 18, 7:00 P.M.
His First Steps Led Outside His Tomb ................John 20:11-18