Sunday, October 28, 2012

This Week @ St.John

On October 31, 1517 (495 years ago, this week) Dr. Martin Luther, a Theology professor at the University of Wittenburg, Germany posted 95 Theses on the Castle Church door- challenging Christians to discuss and debate what he believed to be errors and corruption in the church of the time. His hope was to reform the Church, not to start a new one. His main teachings were based on Romans 3:22 "...righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe." And Ephesians 2:8-9, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."

    Thy Strong Word
    St.Johns' Thy Strong Word fund is running low and it will soon be our turn to pay our share. We need your help, please give to the fund, be sure to mark 'Thy Strong Word' on the memo line when you bring your check to the church office. Thank You.
    Pastor Merrill will be hosting the 'Thy Strong Word' program on KDSN radio this week Mon- Sat, Oct. 29- Nov.3, at 6:25AM. Start your day off with this devotion on God's Word. 

  • Mon 10/29- 7:00pm Building Committee Meeting
  • Wed 10/31 9:00am Ladies' Bible Study
    • 3:30pm Confirmation
  • Thurs 11/1 1:30pm LWML
    • 6:00pm Cub Scouts
  • Sun 11/4- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship with Communion
    • 3:00pm Cub Souts
    • 7:00pm 'Truth Project' Study at parsonage
Food Donation Collection for the Temporary Aid Program (TAP) begins in November- This year the Sunday School Children are challenging the grown-ups of the congregation to match their donations.Watch the collection table in the sanctuary all month to see who'll win!

Temporary Aid Program (T.A.P.)
210 S. 25th Street
Denison, IA 51442
Contact Person: Donna Weiss
Hours of operation: Mon. & Th. 9-12

VETERANS' DAY, Sunday, November 11-
This year, St. Johns will be recognizing the service of our veterans who served during the Korean Conflict. Those who serves and surviving spouses of those who served will be presented with a special certificate of appreciation. Currently, this will include; Don Friedrichs, Don McCall, Harvey Meeves, Edwin Nemitz, Dan Throckmorton, JoAnn Creese (LaVerne), Lois Goslar (Edward), Dorothy Gries (Don), Jackie Kohnekamp (Walter Boland), Barb Magill (Virgil), and Marilyn Pirwitz (Darlo). If we have missed anyone, please let the church office know.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- to help with projects for the new church addition in order to be ready for the dedication on December 9. Please call Bob Kroll (678-3407) or Don Friedrichs (678-3720) if you are able to help. Working times will vary and volunteers will be called and scheduled when needed. Examples: moving archive wall, pianos and cooler, installing ceiling tiles, assembling pantry shelving, and dusting kitchen cupboards. All help is appreciated.

LYF Rake-and-Run Sunday, December 4
Call the church office if you need your leaves raked. They'll rake as many lawns as they can, so first come-first-served.

LYF THANKSGIVING DINNER- Sunday, November 11, 11:00am-12:30pm
Turkey, Potatoes & Gravy, Dressing, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Desserts, Tolls, & Drinks
Free Will Offering. Proceeds raise funds for LYF projects including 2013 National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio
LWML Cookie & Candy Bazaar Sunday, December 2
11:00am-1:00pm Come fill your box with lots of goodies!

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