Sunday, October 27, 2013

This Week @ St.John

  • WED 10/30- 9:00am Ladies Bible Study
    • 3:30pm Confirmation
  • THR 10/31- Martin Luther posts 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, German on this day in 1517 triggering the Reformation
  • SAT 11/2- Daylight Savings Time Ends ("Fall-Back")
  • SUN 11/3- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship
LYF Rake-and-Run- Our Lutheran Youth Fellowship will be raking yards again this year on Sunday, November 10. Call the church office if you want your leaves raked. First come, first served.

CALLING ALL CO-U HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS- LYF has begun "Prayer and Donuts" on Mondays when school has a late start. Join us for donuts (maybe some cinnamon rolls) and start your week with prayer and God's Word. The next late start is Monday, November 4. Hope to see you there. Did we mention there'll be donuts?

HELP HOMELESS VETERANS- The Veterans' Auxiliary is collecting new and gently-used coats, blankets, winter clothing etc. for our homeless veterans and their families. There will be a tub in the lobby for your donations. Furniture is also being collect for an apartment building for the homeless. If you have you would like to donate you may call Ed Nemitz or the church. Thank you, lets help our veterans have a warm winter.

MEDICARE PART D- Need more information? A session is being planned in Schleswig October 29 to present the facts about Part D that may help in selection of a Medicare Drug Plan. The open enrollment period is October 15 through December 7. Representatives from the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will present information that beneficiaries need to know. 

2013 LUTHERANS FOR LIFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE November 8-9 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale, IA. The conference will focus on L.I.F.E.- Living In Faith Every day. Speakers will include LCMS President, Rev. Matthew Harrison. To register online, visit

HUBER HOUSE PHOTO NEGATIVES- The Charter Oak Historical Club has closed the Huber House Museum and needs to empty the building. Many photo negatives from the Jack Listamann Studio are in the museum. If you have family members who had their pictures taken by Listamann and would like the negatives, please speak to a member of the Historical Club before November 16th. Call Don & Nadien Friedrichs 678-3720, Hank & Colleen Ketelsen 678-3526, Nancy Rosburg 678-3454 or Myra Williams 678-3406

MEMORIAL IDEAS NEEDED- St.John needs ideas to suggest to families for memorials for the Memorial Fund. Previous memorials have included organ repair, Bibles, the flat screen TVs in the Fellowship Hall and altar paraments. If you know of a need or have an idea, please contact Memorial Fund Secretary Karleen Beeck, Pastor, or one of the Elders.

Happy Pastor Appreciation Month!

Sunday School children filled Pastor Merrill's office with balloons tied to hearts with notes telling him what they appreciate about him.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

To You Oh Lord I Lift Up My Soul

Sunday School students practice singing for next week's Reformation service.

This Week @ St. John

•TUES 10/22- 1:00pm Quilting
•WED 10/23- 9:00am Ladies Bible Study
•3:30pm Confirmation
•7:30pm Elder's Meeting
•SUN 10/27- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
10:00am Worship

Sunday, October 13, 2013

This Week @ St. John

This Sunday the LWLM took a "noisy offering" in pie plates.

•TUES 10/15- 1:00pm Quilting
•WED 10/16- 9:00am Ladies' Bible Study 
3:00pm Confirmation 
7:30pm Voters' Meeting
•SAT 10/19- 6:00pm Worship with communion
•SUN 10/20- 8:45am Bible Study & Sunday School
10:00am Worship with communion
1:00pm Pastor at Denison Care Center
2:00 Pastor at Eventide
2-4:00pm Open House for Lola Siever's 95th birthday
6:00pm LYF

Equipping the Saints

#JrHiBibleStudy Bibles check, prayer journals check, lesson folios check,  CANDY check! 

Sunday, October 06, 2013

This Week @ St. John

  • TUES 10/8- Pastors' Conference, Midway
    • 1:00pm Quilting
  • WED 10/9- 9:00am Ladies' Bible Study
    • 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:30pm Church Council Meeting
  • THURS 10/10- 6:30pm Quilting
  • SUN 10/13- 8:45am Bible Study/Sunday School
    • 10:00am Worship- LWML Sunday; bring your loose change for a "noisy" offering collection for mission projects.
    • 11:00am Finance Board Meeting 
  • WED 10/16- 7:30pm Quarterly Voter's Meeting
2014 Church Offices Ballot
President: Kevin Pester | Ted Mallory
Vice President: Brady Goslar | Kevin Clausen
Council Secretary: Linda Nepper * | Becki Berens
Treasurer: Becky Dorale*
Finance Secretary: Otto & Jane Kunze*
Assistant Finance Secretary: Roger & Patty Kunze*
Board of Education: Bethany Mallory | STILL IN NEED OF FURTHER NOMINATIONS
Trustees: Dan Kuhlmann
Finance Board: Aaron Broderson, Brad Elwell, Rod Kunze, Bob Stoltze Jr.
Mission Secretary: Don Friedrichs* | Jason Kuhlmann
Stewardship Secretary: Byron Weiss* | Ralph Dorale
* Denotes Incumbent
Please Call Kevin Clausen, or let Linda know in the Church Office, if you'd be willing to run/serve or if you know someone you'd like to nominate. Thank you for your willingness to serve. You ARE the church, you ARE the Body of Christ.

Helping the Homeless; The Veterans Auxiliary is collecting new or gently used coats, blankets, winter clothing etc. for our homeless veterans and their families. There will be a tub in the lobby for donations. Furniture is also being collected for an apartment building for the homeless. If you have furniture you would like to donate, call Ed Nemitz or the church.

Lutheran Education; An opportunity to assist Lutheran education AND receive an Iowa state tax credit is now in its seventh year.The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (STO) assists families who meet certain income guidelines, and your contribution can help the STO help others. THis year over 700 students received $500,000 in tuition assistance to attend Lutheran elementary or secondary schools in Iowa. Visit the STO website at or call the Iowa District West STO program manager Dewey Torkelson at (712) 260-2991 for more information and to see how your contribution can help.

Fall Quilts

Come quilt with us! Thursday evening 6:30-8:30pm and Tuesdays 1:00-4:00pm. We have 44 completed already. Twenty will go to homeless veterans in Omaha.