Sunday, July 28, 2013

This Week @St.John

•Mon-Wed- 5:30pm VBS
•Thur Aug 1- 1:30pm LWML mtg.
•8:00pm VBS Closing Program
•Sat Aug 3- 11:00am Auction
•Sun Aug 4- No Adult Bible Class in August
•9:00am Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sunday)
•10:00am Adult Confirmation Instruction

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cambodia Missions

Monday night, July 22, Dr. Fungchatou Lo presented information at St. John about the many ministries he oversees in Southeast Asia from LCMS headquarters in Phnom Penh, capital city of Cambodia.
Dr. Lo is Laoation, attended the University of Wisconsin. While he speaks 6 languages, he is just learning Khmer, the main language in Cambodia. Jesse (below) a Cambodian involved in mission work with Dr. Lo sometimes translates for him. Jesse explained about the ministries to neighboring countries; Thsiland, Laos, and Vietnam.
Dr. Lo & his wife Kalia coordinate LCMS mission ministries in Cambodia. Kalia directs Human Care ministries including well digging, distribution of water filters, clothing, health education, elementary school programs and home & church building projects.

Dr. Lo directs Gospel Outreach programs  including seminary and theological training for church leaders from all four nations at the Lutheran Institute for Southeast Asia (LISA). Lo also coordinates training for othe church leaders and volunteers, Sunday School teachers, youth and other programs. In recent years the Los founded Grace International School in Phon Penh when a survey revealed that other schools operated by othe Christian groups did not include religious instruction.

Please support LCMS activities in Southeast Asia with your prayers. 

To find out how you can support them financially by contacting: 

Mission Central in Mapleton. 40718 Hwy E16, Mapleton, IA 51034 

or send your gift (marked for Dr. Lo) to:
LCMS 1333 S. Kiekwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

Sunday, July 21, 2013

This Week @ St.John

•Mon 7/22- 7:00pm Missionary Dr. Lo at St. John
Wed 7/23- 8:00pm Elders Meeting
Sun 7/28- 8:00am Adult Bible Class
-9:00am Worship
-No adult confirmation instruction this week
-5:30pm VBS Snack Time
-6:00-8:30pm VBS
Sat Aug 3- 11:00am Church Auction

Church Auction Aug. 3, 11:00AM

Cubs Week 2013

Pastor poses with the "Artichoke (Charter Oak) Girls" at Camp Okiboji last week.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pray For Us At Cub Week!

This year six children from St.John are joining Pastor Merrill at Camp Okoboji.
Keep them in your prayers as they learn and grow in their faith & relationships with God and others by the lake!

This Week @ St.John

Pastor at Cubs Week at Camp Okoboji this week.
Sat July 20- 6:00pm Worship with Communion
Sun July 21- 8:00am Adult Bible Class
9:00am Worship with Communion
10:00am Adult Instruction Class

Sunday, July 07, 2013

How You Can Help VBS,
Go Tell It On the Mountain

Tell It on the Mountain VBS will take us on an expedition to the top of five mountains and teach you more about God’s might and grace and His Son, Jesus our Savior and Lord. Registration is open for ages preK – grade 6 who will attend VBS from July 28 to August 1, 6-8:30 PM with stacks at 5:30. Get excited to sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, and more. Plus, you’ll learn all about Jesus so that you can go TELL everyone about Him! Can’t wait to see you there! To register call the church office at 678-3312 or Bethany Mallory at 678-3397.

We will be serving snacks each evening at VBS.  Could you help us by providing bars or cookies one or two evenings? Contact the church office or call Bethany at 678-3397.  We also need help decorating.  We have a camping/hiking adventure so we need LOTS of backpacks and assorted hiking and camping gear like ropes, hard hats, carabiners, and boots.   For the actual set we need artificial evergreen trees, tents and ladders.  More specifically for games we need 4 pair of large pants, 4 pair of overshoe/boots, and 4 hardhats.  All of these items should have a tag or some tape attached with your name so we can get it back to you.  Items need to be at church by July 26.  Thank you!

We appreciate your prayers for Tell It on the Mountain, our Vacation Bible School being held on July 28 – August 1. Ask God to bring children to our program so they can know and grow in Jesus, our Savior! Ask God to provide leaders and helpers for this important mission.

Dr. Lo Presentation at St. John July 22

Mark your calendars for a special evening- on Monday, July 22 at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall, St. John will host Dr. Fungchatou Lo, LCMS missionary to Cambodia, who will tell us the exciting things the Lord is doing int Southeast Asia. Dr. Lo's latest newsletter is posted on the bulletin board in the church lobby. He was last here in June of 2011. St. John congregation has supported Dr. Lo since he was called to the mission field in Indonesia in 2008, and we are glad for this opportunity to have him here again. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Bring your friends and neighbors and join in welcoming Dr. Lo on the evening of the 22nd.

This Week @ St.John

  • Charter Oak Achievement Days, Sun July 6-Wed July 11
  • Mon-Sat. July 7-14- 6:25AM Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' (for Triple Parish) on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM, FYI-We need funding to help pay KDSN for this program. If you would like to make a donation toward 'Thy Strong Word,' please let either the office or KDSN know. Thank You.
  • Tues July 9- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
  • Thurs July 10- 1:30PM LWML Meeting
    • 7:30PM Quarterly Voter's Meeting
  • Sun July 14- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship
    • 10:00AM Adult Instruction
    • Pastor leaves for Cubs' Week at Okoboji after Church
  • We are looking for a part-time 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
  • We are looking for a Memory Work Helper/Listener
Please Call Sun. Sch. Supt. Peggy Sue Henschen or the Church office if you can help. Thank You