Sunday, October 24, 2010

Opportunities to help and serve

  • November 1-21, St. John will be collecting for Crawford County's Temporary Aid Program (TAP). Items needed include peanut butter, sugar, crackers, soup, cooking oil, tuna, canned veggies, hamburger helper, complete pancake mix, and more. Bring non-perishable food items to the church lobby. | Located at 210 S. 25th Street. Tap is a program for families in need of food and clothing.
  • Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center- Serving 8 counties in Western Iowa, the D/SAOC is announcing their "Wipe Out Violence Campaign." They utilize numerous paper products, including: Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper, and hygiene items. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so we will be collecting these items all month. Please leave your donated items at the Crawford County Courthouse. For more information, please call Cassidy O'Brion at 515-955-2273. | Support groups and counseling for individuals and families. Temporary shelter for abused women and their children. Serving Crawford County.
  • Reggie's Sleepout- The 5th Annual Reggie's Sleepout is October 29th. The local team, "Reggies Stars," will be fundraising for the Iowa Homeless Youth Centers and experiencing some aspects themselves. Please be supportive of our kids as they work to raise awareness & money for this worthy cause. If you have any questions please call Colleen Henderson or Sue Kelm.

Lutheran Youth Fellowship (LYF)

We are collecting CHRISTMAS TOYS for inner city Los Angeles- please bring an unwrapped, new toy for ages 0-14 with a value of $5-$10. There will be a box in the church lobby to collect the toys. Deadline is November 18. LYF members attending the Iowa District West Youth Gathering Nov. 19 will take them along with them to Des Moines.
Image from the 2004 LYF Thanksgiving
Photo by Ted Mallory 

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner- Will be Sunday, November 14, 11AM-12:30AM. Turkey and all the trimmings! Free will offering. This is a week earlier than most years because the IDW Youth Gathering was moved up a week earlier this year.

BIRTHDAY FOR JESUS! Kids ages 3 thru 6th grade, mark your calendars for Sunday, December 12. The LYF will b e hosting a birthday party for Jesus!

This week at St. John

  • TUES 10/26- 1PM Quilting
  • WED 10/27- 9AM Ladies' Bible Study
    • 1:30 PM Confirmation Class
    • 8PM Elder's meeting
  • SAT 10/30-  Jr Hi Youth Gathering in Des Moines
  • SUN 10/31-  8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10AM Reformation Sunday Worship
    • 3PM Adult Instruction Class

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Election Results

Voting for new officers took place ant the Quarterly Voter's Meeting. These are the results:

  • PRESIDENT- Bill Magill
  • VICE PRESIDENT- Bob Stoltze Jr.
  • SECRETARY- Ted Mallory
  • TREASURER- Becky Dorale
  • FINANCE SEC.- Otto & Jane Kunze
  • ASST. FINANCE SEC.- Roger & Patty Kunze
  • MISSION SEC- Don Friedrichs
  • STEWARDSHIP SEC.- Ryan Kunze
  • BD of ELDERS- Dwight Goslar and Steve Beeck
  • BD of ED- Alaina Gierstorf
  • BD of FINANCE- Brady Goslar and Kevin Clausen
  • BD of TRUSTEES- Roger Jepsen

Mark your Calendars

Here are some upcoming events that were highlighted at last night's Voter's meeting:

  • 3 youth are going to the Junior High District Gathering October 30-31
  • The IDW LLL will have Reformation Festival October 31 at Zion Lutheran in Denison- 5pm Rally, 6pm worship service. The guest Speaker will be Rev. Klaus Raabe of Climbing Hill, a German immigrant and Reformation expert.
  • Tuesday November 2 at Our Savior’s in Denison at 7pm there will be a Western Iowa Mission Committee Meeting to discuss ways to continue Rev.Vogel’s Hispanic ministry in Denison in the face of District budget cuts to local missions. 
  • Saturday, November 6 will be the District Men’s Bible Study Breakfast will be at Our Savior’s in Denison.
  • The annual LYF Thanksgiving Dinner will be Sunday, November 14th.
  • 7 youth and 2 Adults will attend the IDW Youth Gathering in Des Moines November 19-21
  • The LYF will be hosting a “Birthday Party for Jesus,” for ages 3-12  Sunday afternoon, December 12th. (Sort of like a one day VBS in winter.)
  • The Sunday School Christmas Program is scheduled for December 19th at 6:30pm.
  • Eventide Lutheran Homes will have an open house on December 19th for the new Silveridge development, occupancy will begin in January.
  • There will be a new member welcome dinner in early January for both transfers-in and adult Confirmands. Representatives of various church organizations or committees (LWML, LLL, Elders, Trustees, etc.) will attend. This is an opportunity to let new members know who does what, and what opportunities there are for service.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This week at St. John

  • TUES 10/19- 8:45AM Pastor at District Pastors' Conference, Immanuel Schleswig
    • 1PM Quilting
  • WED 10/20- 9AM Ladies Bible Study
    • 3:30PM Confirmation Class
    • 8PM Quarterly Voter's Meeting
  • FRI 10/22- 6:30PM Wedding Rehearsal
  • SAT 10/23- 4:30PM Terry Goslar/Denise Boettger Wedding
  • SUN 10/24- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Contemporary Service
    • 6PM Adult INstruction Class

Friday, October 15, 2010

Meeting Minutes

Click on the links to open/download a PDF of that meeting's minutes:

Election of 2011 church officers

The following are the candidates running for church offices at the Voter's Quarterly Meeting, October 20, 2011:
Incumbents are listed on the left, new candidates on the right

    Bill Magill | Dustin Kuhlmann

    Bob Stoltze Jr. | Randy Stefffen

    Ted Mallory | Dan Kuhlmann

    Becky Dorale | unopposed

    Otto & Jane Kunze  | unopposed

    Roger & Patti Kunze  unopposed

    Ryan Kunze | Aaron Broderson

    Don Friedrichs | Russ Maack

  • BOARD OF ELDERS (2 position to fill)
    Dwight Goslar | Steve Beeck | Ralph Dorale

  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES (1 position to fill)
    (both new) Ted Butler | Roger Jepsen

  • BOARD OF EDUCATION  (1 position to fill)
    (all new) Jaci Elwell | Lisa Steffen | Alaina Gierstorf

  • BOARD OF FINANCE  (2 positions to fill)
    Brady Goslar | Adam Dorale | Kevin Clausen | Burdette Vogt

Monday, October 11, 2010


Lutheran Women's Missionary League

LWML is taking on special projects that need your help. We want to send scarves & helmet caps to service people. We have patterns in the office for-

  • a knitted wool helmet cap liner
  • a crocheted wool helmet cap liner
  • a knitted scarf
  • a crocheted scarf
  • a lap robe for a veteran

We also need small stuffed animals- beanie baby size.
So pick yout project- com in & we will give you the pattern

LWML Cookie & Candy Bazaar
The LWML is planning to have the Cookie & Candy Bazaar again this year on December 5th. So find your best recipes- we especially need candy, because what we had last year went too fast. This is lest than 2 months away, so start thinking about what you'll bring.

Sweater & Coat Drive
We are collecting coats and sweaters for adults and children until November 21st.

Satellite Membership
Is your life so busy or your schedule so full that you couldn't make it to an LWML meeting, but you'd still like to become involved? Scroll down on this website to the last post and fill out the form to tell us how you'd like to be able to help.

Mighty Mights
Remember, Mite-Box Sunday is the first Sunday of every month

Mustard Seed Devotions
The LWML offers daily devotions available online, or for email subscription

Sunday, October 10, 2010

LWML Volunteers


St. John's LWML is looking for willing workers. If you can help them serve, please complete this form by November 7, 2010. When you press "Send," your information will be sent to the Church office.

: name

: email

: phone number

I'd like to help by...
serve on a funeral group

bring food for funerals

serve on the altar committee

help at Eventide

provide food for Eventide activity days

deliver meals on wheels


This week at St. John

  • TUES 10/12- 1PM Quilting
  • WED 10/13- 9AM Ladies' Bible Study
    • 1:30PM Confirmation Class
    • 8PM Church Council
  • SUN 10/17- 8:45AM Sunday School/Bible Class
    • 10AM Worship with Communion
    • 4PM LYF Meeting
    • 7PM Adult Instruction Class

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Annual Chapter Meeting

2010 Crawford County Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM (Doors open at 4:15 PM)
Place: Boulder's Conference Center, Denison , IA 51442
Contact: Melanie Coenen, 712-263-6134,;
Jan Jacobsen, 712-263-2399
  • 5:00 PM Voice Exchange, Barbershop Quartet Performance 
  • 6:00 PM German/American Meal (catered by HyVee)
  • 7:00 PM Annual Meeting and Election
  • Dancing to Esther's Accordion Band

RSVP requested, seating is limited

Sunday, October 03, 2010

This week at St. John

  • Mon-Sat, Oct. 4-9
  • Tues. Oct. 5
    • 6:30AM Men's Bible Study at the Dugout in Ute
    • 1PM Quilting
  • Wed. Oct. 
    • 6- 9AM Women's Bible Study
    • 1:30PM Confirmation class
    • 8PM Budget meeting
  • Thurs Oct. 7
    • 1:30PM   LWML meeting
  • Sun. Oct. 9
    • 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10AM Worship- LWML Sunday
    • 11AM Board of Finance meeting
    • 11AM Blood Pressure Screening
    • 7 PM Adult Instruction Class