Thursday, December 31, 2009

Announcments for early January

  • Sun. Jan.3- Mite box Sunday
  • Sun. Jan.3- 2010 officers instillation
Need a ride to church? Call 678-3312 to have someone bring you to church and return you to home afterward.

Remember to pick up your 2010 offering envelopes in RM 101

Save & return your copies of Portals of Prayer to be recycled

Annual reports for 2009 are due to the church secretary, Linda Kuhlman as soon as possible

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Missionaries Brent & Eugenie Friedrichs were blessed with the birth of their son Alexander "Zander" Nicholas Josia Friedrichs on Dec. 29, 2009 in Jos, Nigeria. God's blessings to the family and to Grandma & Grandpa (Nadine & Don) Friedrichs.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Nessa Lynn Hedstrom, daughter of Noah Hedstrom and Mahanaim Peterson was baptised in a private service on Dec. 20, 2009 at St. John Luth. C.O.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Special Events Schedule

  • 5 pm Wed. 12/16- Sunday School Program Practice before Avent services
  • 9-11 am Sat. 12/19- Sunday School Program Practice
  • 6:30 pm Sun. 12/20- Sunday School Program
  • No Confirmation classes Wed. 12/23
  • 6:30 pm Thur. 12/24 Christmas Eve Service
  • 9 am Fri. 12/25 Christmas Day Communion Service

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This Week

  • 3:30pm Confirmation Class
  • 5:00pm Practice for Sunday School Christmas Service (1st-8th grades)
  • 6:45pm Carol Singing
  • 7:00pm Advent service followed by LYF refreshments
  • 8:00pm Elders' meeting
  • 9:00-11:00am Practice for Sunday School Christmas Service (all)
SUNDAY 12/21
  • Weekly Sunday Morning School/Worship
  • 6:30pm  Sunday School Christmas Service

Tune in

Listen to these Lutheran radio programs on KDSN in Denison (
  • 6:25am Mon-Sat 'Thy Strong Word' hosted by local circuit pastors KDSN 107.1 FM
  • 6:30am Sundays 'The Lutheran Hour' KDSN 107.1 FM
  • 5:30pm Sundays 'Woman to Woman on KDSN 1530 AM

Pointsettia Time

If you would like to help decorate our church for the blessed Christmas season with pointsettias either in memory or honor of a loved one, now is the time. We have & will purchase different sizes of pointsettias so we are asking for a $7 donation. Please sign up in the church office- if you would like a plant after the Jan. 3rd worship service, please mark it when you sign up.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dear members and former members

There is some interest in having a blog to provide announcements, schedules and news for St. John, Charter Oak. Because of this, I decided that rather than merely letting this site lay fallow, we should start using it.

I know that even with the 125th anniversary behind us, there are plenty of "Charter Oak diaspora" out there with lots of memories about St. John Lutheran Church, Lutheran School, Noah's Ark Preschool, LYF, LWML, LLL, Pastors and Vicars. I would like to offer this blog as a touch-stone for you to thank God for how He has worked in your lives and to reconnect in fellowship with your friends, family and brothers and sisters in Christ.

Please send me any pictures or stories you'd like me to post and I will get on it right away.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Decorated for Advent

Thank you to all the volunteers for their annual decorating job of the church sanctuary this year.