Bringing Christ Home!

Welcome!

Picture 001 The Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist

330 McClellan St, Wausau, WI 54403
715.845.6947
Rev. David Klutterman, Rector

Celebrating 150 years and more of worship in Wausau, Wisconsin.

 Our Mission

To restore all people to unity with God and each other through Jesus Christ.

The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Jesus Christ, in which all are welcome and there are no outcasts. Our beliefs, based midway between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, are sacramental and worship-oriented, promoting thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be as followers of Christ. The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Community.

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Should a person wear the cross of ashes upon the forehead to work, or at the grocery store?  Or should it be covered up?

 
Every once in a while I hear the question asked.  I am not sure there is a definitive answer.  Rather, I would ask why would you wear it or not? 
 
On this first day of Lent, we position ourselves for the rest of the season.  We try to create a path by our choices that will position us to hear God’s voice better, to be nearer to God, to know God in new ways.  We do this because we believe our relationship with God is that important.
 
Back to the question of ashes on the forehead.  If you wear them, wear them because you want to identify with  God always.  If you remove them, remove them because your path is not concerned with what the world thinks.  In other words, we position ourselves to be seen by God.  Not the world, but God. 
 
Have you positioned yourself today to see, and be seen by, God?
 
A Blessed Lent to all,
Fr David

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Stop by the church library where a number of resources are available
for you to read, pray, share during the Lenten season.
Check out the Lent 2015 page of the website too.
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Lent Madness 2015 is here !
Follow along at lentmadness.org to learn about saints!

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The Women’s Community is asking for our help to provide full-sized hygiene products
for those who come to their facility:  ex. shampoo, soap, deodorant.

There is a box at the back of church for these items.

And, remember the food pantries too!   Please be generous !

Our Location

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Meetings at St John’s:

Choir:  Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, please use the entrance off the alley (check with church office to confirm date/time, or check with Dale Burgess)
Men’s Group: Tuesdays, 7:30 am (check with office for location)
Vestry:   March 10, 7 p.m., spiritual meeting

 Updated on March 1, 2015; 12:20 p.m.

                         

 

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