Welcome To St. John's

Glorify God By Growing And Going

Currently in-person worship services with social distancing precautions and added cleaning between services are in place. We look forward to seeing you! 

You can find us on Cable Channel: 987
Sunday - Friday 8:00 am & 8:00 pm
Thursday Bible Study at 5:45 pm (in the church sanctuary)
Thursday Worship: 6:30 pm
Sunday Worship: 8:00 & 10:30 am
Bible Study following each Sunday service (in the fellowship hall)

Click here for the 2021 Lent Worship Schedule

Church Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
School Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45am - 3:30pm
Child Care Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am - 5:45pm

(Subject to change for holidays or days there isn't school.)


Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2021-2022 school year:  Preschool Registration 2021-2022



Welcome to the website of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Wisconsin. We hope that this site is a place where you can comfortably get to know us and find information about our ministries.

 St. John’s Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered congregation. Since 1851 our church family has been committed to proclaiming the Gospel message of salvation by God’s grace alone through the redeeming work of Christ Jesus. We work to help our members grow in their lives of faith in Jesus and in their lives of service to him. We also work to carry out our mission of bringing those around us to know the saving truths of Christ crucified, risen, and living. 

St. John’s is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

If you are new to the community, or if you are praying about a new church home, the doors of St. John’s are open to you. We invite you to join us as we worship our Savior, as we hear God’s Word proclaimed in its truth and purity, and as we minister and fellowship together.

Please browse our ministries.  If you have any questions, would like more information, or a visit from one of our pastors, you may contact us through our contacts list above.

God bless your day!
Pastor Krenke and Pastor Martin

Women's Bible Study

 Click on the Picture for a description of the class.
       Click here for schedule.
       Tuesdays @ 6:30pm by Zoom and/or telephone conference.



Welcome to St. John’s Lutheran School! We are glad that your internet search has brought you here.
St. John’s School has served the families of Jefferson and the surrounding communities for 130 years with excellent, Christ-centered education.   We partner with parents so that children are fed daily with the Word of God, trained for life in the world, and grow to live with Jesus more and more each day.

Feeding with the Word
Our purpose as a Christian school is to share Jesus with our students, so that they know him, trust him, and love to serve him. Shining in our weekly chapel services, daily devotions, and Bible studies; permeating all our subjects; and supporting our relationships, is the Biblical truth that Jesus is our Savior, Creator, King, and Friend. Christian education feeds the soul with the Word.

Training for the World
At St. John’s we know that education is much more than content. Thinking critically and creatively to solve problems, communicating and collaborating with teammates, and developing attitudes of respect and responsibility are important components of our curriculum and programs and promote the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students. Christian education trains the child to use his or her gifts to serve in the world.

Living with Jesus
Life is full of teachable moments. As we feed with the Word and train for the world, our actions and interactions give many opportunities to live with Jesus. Weekly buddying activities, monthly and quarterly mission goals, and special service projects show how we can help our neighbors the next seat over, within our city limits, and even around the world. Christian education leads to lives of loving service.

Please browse our website and see what St. John’s has to offer your child and your family. We hope that you will come and see the St. John’s difference—21st century learning; timeless faith and service--and join our school family.

In Christ’s service and yours,
Peter Lemke


Jesus gives all Christians the direction, “Feed My Lambs.”  John 21:5  We stand ready to help you do this.

St. John’s Lutheran Little Lambs Preschool is dedicated to assisting the parents in the development of their children by offering a Christian preschool program.

We provide a warm, inviting and well-equipped setting where children are free and safe to play and learn.  Children will receive guidance to stimulate spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth through the planned curriculum.  

The experiences at the school will lead the children to appreciate their life as a redeemed child of God, promote satisfying friendships and help prepare them for dealing with their expanding worlds by giving them a Christian foundation on which to build. 
St. John’s Lutheran Little Lambs Preschool admits children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.   Children must be at least three years old and toilet trained to qualify for enrollment.
St. John’s Lutheran Little Lambs Preschool Offers: 
A Christian based learning center for preschool children. 
Security and consistency for the child which fosters the natural curiosity to engage the child in learning about his environment. 
The opportunity for 3-5 year old children to socialize, develop empathy and problem solving skills. 
Milk and snacks during each session, however special treats are welcome. 
Use of the gymnasium and playground for daily activities. 
Field trips for enrichment purposes. 
Opportunities for Christian worship and fellowship. 
Further education in grades K-8 at St. John’s Lutheran School. 
Before- and after-school care available through the childcare program

Daily Learning Activities Include: 
Daily Bible Lesson:  ChristLight Bible Lesson series will be used.
Socialization Skills:  During interactions with teachers and peers while in small and large group settings.  Also through playing together in a free choice work environment. 
Phonemic Awareness:  Emphasized through books, stories, rhymes, environmental print, flannel board activities, chart songs, name games. 
Math Concepts:  sorting objects, meaningful counting, patterning, estimating. 
Small Motor Development:  The exploration of a wide variety of art materials, puzzles and other manipulatives. 


Mission Statement: 
Recognizing our Savior's command that His Gospel be shared with the world, which includes people of all ages and race;
And also realizing the strategic role and blessings that marriages and families built on Christ and His Word provide for individuals, the church and society;
And also realizing the tremendous blessings, opportunities, time and resources that Jesus has given to us;
We the members and friends of St. John's Lutheran Church of Jefferson, WI will operate and support St. John's Child Care Ministry, to offer quality child care and to serve individuals and families of all ages with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Teaching Philosophy and Purpose:
In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me." St. John's Child Care Ministry is designed to assist parents in guiding each child in the ways and instruction of our loving Lord.

St. John's Child Care Center will strive to provide opportunities that help children...
  • Develop spiritually by daily hearing and applying God's Word
  • Develop intellectually by providing age appropriate activities in basic language arts, communication skills, science, reading, and math readiness
  • Develop physically through opportunities to use their large and small motor skills and abilities
  • Develop socially through opportunities which are based upon Christ-centered , God-pleasing principles of love and concern for each other's safety and well-being
  • Develop creatively through opportunities to express themselves through art, music, movement, and creative play
  • Develop emotionally by creating an atmosphere in which each child knows that he/she is a redeemed child of God

For more information please contact us at 920-674-4964.