Sunday, July 29, 2012

This Week @ St.John

  • Sun 7/29-Wed 8/2- VBS 6:00pm (Snack at 5:30pm)
  • Thurs 8/3- 1:30pm LWML
    • VBS 5:30pm Pizza/6:00pm VBS/8:00pm Closing Program
  • Sun 8/5- 9:00am Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sunday)
    • No adult Bible class in August
Office possibly closed(?) this week while Linda is still recovering from surgery at home.

August Newsletter- will be a little late this month due to Linda and Pastors' absence. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

This Week @ St.John

  • WED 7/25- 8:00PM Elders Meeting
  • Pastor gone for a wedding, July 27-29
  • SUN 7/29- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship
  • JULY 29-AUG 2, 5:30PM Vacation Bible School

Sunday, July 15, 2012

This Week @ St.John

Pastor at Cub Week, Camp Okoboji this week- please contact the church office if you have any pastoral needs

  • THURS 7/19- Office closed until Noon
  • SUN 7/22- 8:00AM Adult Bible Study
    • 9:00AM Worship
  • Pastor will be in Wisconsin Sunday, July 29 for a wedding. Rev. Steve Bensen, IDW Chaplain in Sioux City will be our guest pastor. There will not be adult Bible study that morning
  • Sunday School Teachers Needed- 2 each 3&4th and 7&8th grades. Also needed, memory work listener. Please call Sunday School Superintendent Peggy Sue Henschen at 885-1000 Thank You.
  • VBS Help Needed- 'The Amazing Desert Adventure' Vacation Bible School July 29-Aug 2. Volunteers still needed. Free Will offerings to defray costs are being collected at each worship service until VBS begins. Supplies also needed, see the poster in the church lobby; 8x8 canopy tent, striped or dark colored sheets, large pillows, large wicker baskets, and bars/cookies/treats for all five nights. Please call VBS Director Bethany Mallory 678-3397
  • Sewing seeds of the Gospel- A Lutheran congregation in Texas is accepting working used sewing machines for an outreach to Muslim women. Call the church office if you have sewing machines to donate.
  • Recycling Reminder- the LWML collects used computer printer cartridges, cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, GPS systems, game consoles, digital cameras & batteries to recycle & raise funds for missions projects. Please bring yours to the drop-off box in the church lobby.
  • Remember to mark your pledges- When you write a check for your Building Fund Pledge or making a new donation, please mark your check "Building Fund" on the memo line so that the Finance committee can direct it to the right account. If you put money in an envelope toward your pledge, please put your name on it so that it is credited toward your pledge. Money from the Building Fund is approx $125K short of expected costs. If all pledges come in, we may still need $56K.Please prayerfully consider what you could give to help finish the new fellowship hall. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Amazing Desert Adventure VBS

St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak is taking kids on an Amazing Desert Journey this summer in Vacation Bible School! Each day the children will learn about God’s love and how He provides for their lives now and in eternity through Jesus, His Son, our Savior! Children in preschool through grade 6 (2011-12 school year)are invited to attend from Sunday, July 29 to Thursday, August 2, 6-8:30 PM. Kids meet friends, explore Bible stories, do activities, sing songs, make crafts, play games, and eat snacks. We expect a great response, so call today to let us know that your child will attend. To register call the St. John church office at 678-3368 or Bethany at 678-3397

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Achievement Days

Check out how some of our younger members did at the annual Charter Oak Achievement Days Style Show held today by clicking on this link to visit the Charter Oak Achiever's 4H Website-

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Fair Booth Workers Needed

If you can help work the Lutheran Layman's League booth at the Crawford County Fair on July 18, 5-9PM please contact Hank Ketelsen or call the church office.

This Week @ St.John

Charter Oak Achievement Days!

  • MON 7/9- Linda out of office
  • WED 7/11- Linda Out of office
  • SAT 7/14- 6:00PM Worship with communion
  • SUN 7/15- 8:00AM Adult Bible Study
    • 9:00AM Worship with communion

Friday, July 06, 2012

Men's Network

The Men's NetWork is an Internet ministry-building resource center. We offer easy-to-use materials that will ignite and challenge the faith lives of men in your group. For those groups just beginning, we offer tools and ideas to simplify the start-up process and keep your group on track and gaining momentum. 
Lutheran Hour Ministries is a Christian-outreach ministry that operates both domestically and around the globe. With programs like The Lutheran Hour and the Men's NetWork, as well as evangelistic efforts in places like South Africa, Europe, Indonesia, and Central America, LHM takes a clear and concise Gospel message to the nations: salvation has been achieved through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ and sealed by His resurrection from the grave (Romans 8: 1-11).
Dad's, husbands, single men, young men, grandpas, uncles, businessmen, Men's Bible Study members, Lutheran Laymen's League members, men of all ages and all walks of life can learn, grow, and connect in the Men's Network.
Learn more about the Men's NETwork at their website:

National Lutheran Youth Gathering, 2013
San Antonio

Next summer, students who've been confirmed (who will be going into 9th in the Fall of 2013) through Seniors (that graduate in May 2013)  can attend the LCMS National Youth Gathering being held in San Antonio Texas.

The National LCMS Youth Gathering provides youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a
community of God’s people to:
  • be affirmed in their lives as God's people
  • nurture their relationship with others in the church
  • celebrate their salvation in Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament
  • recognize that youth ministry happens in a variety of settings in their parish, community and world
Held every three years, LCMS Youth Gatherings provide young people an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the five-days of the Gathering youth spend time together in worship, God’s Word, prayer, song and service. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, Missouri. The next event is July 1-5, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. LCMS youth and adult leaders will visit the city under the theme Live Love(d) based on I John 4:9: "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." (NIV 1984)

The majority of events will take place at the Alamodome and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.

Search their website for more information about the Gathering.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

This Week @ St.John

Linda Kuhlmann is back to full time in the office, thank you to everyone who filled in for her after her knee surgery, including those who put the July newsletter together.
  • MON 7/2- 7:30PM Building Committee Meeting
  • TUES 7/3- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
  • WED 7/4- Office Closed, have a save Independence Day
  • THURS 7/5- Linda out of the office today
    • 1:30PM LWML Meeting
    • 7:00PM Board of Education Meeting
    • 8:00PM Church Council Meeting
  • SAT 7/7- 8:00AM-4:30PM LYF Habitat for Humanity event in Manning
  • SUN 7/8- 8:00AM  Adult Bible Study
    • 9:00AM Worship
    • 10:00AM Finance Board Meeting
    • 2:00PM Immanuel, Schleswig Centennial Celebration