Sunday, January 26, 2014

Preach, Teach, & Heal

In today's Gospel, Matt 4:12-25, Jesus began His ministry in Galilee. He called His first of 12 disciples, and began preaching, teaching, and healing. Eventually, He would commission the disciples to go out as apostles and do the same; preach the good news of God's kingdom, teach about God's Word, and heal the sick and demon possessed.

The Lutheran Church~Missouri Synod encourages its members to engage in these same three ministries: Witness (preaching the Gospel), Living Together (teaching/discipleship and supporting and encouraging in fellowship), and Mercy (caring for others by feeding the poor, caring for the sick and needy and interceding for those lost and in darkness).

St.John witnesses/preaches God's Word & offers His Sacraments regularly at Sunday & midweek worship. We support missions and Pastor preaches at nursing homes and on 'Thy String Word' on KDSN.

St.John teaches/lives together through Sunday School, VBS, Confirmation, Adult Instruction, & HS & Adult Bible Studies as well as a variety of youth and adult organizations like LYF and LWML. 

St.John, our organizations & members also have a variety of activities & services in which we reach out and care for the needs of others.

This month Pastor had been reminding us that the many gifts God has showered us with, like His salvation, forgiveness, love, grace, & material possessions- even our new fellowship hall- they're "not just for us," we need to share them.

Consider how you can participate with St.John in the ways we already preach, teach, and heal and please pray that God will show us ways that we as a congregation, as families and as individuals can preach, teach, and heal- to Witness, Live Together, and share God's Mercy.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This Week @ St.John

Tues 1/28- 6:00pm Western Iowa Mission at Our Savior, Denison
Wed 1/29- 3:30pm Confirmation
Sun 2/2- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:00am Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sunday)

Soup-er Heroes

Chicken, Chili, & Bean-and-Ham!

LYF moms (& kids, & Pastor, not pictured) prepare SOUPerBowl soup Saturday morning, January 25.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

This Week @ St.John

•WED JAN 22- 3:30PM Confirmation
7:00pm Elder's Mtg.
•SAT JAN 18- 9:00AM Elder Care Workshop
9:00AM LYF Soup Preparation
•SUN JAN 19- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Study
10:00AM Worship
1:00PM Pastor @ Denison Care Center 
2:00PM Pastor @ Eventide

Sunday, January 12, 2014

This week @ St.John

Mon-Sat 6:15AM Jan 13-18 Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' on KDSN
•TUE 1/14- 8:45AM Pastors Conference in Deloit
•WED 1/15- 3:30PM Conformation
•7:30PM Voters' Meeting
•SUN 1/19- 8:45AM Sunday School/Bible Class
•10:00AM Worship
•4:00PM LYF Meeting

No Church Today

There will be Sunday School this morning, but no regular worship service because Pastor Merrill has the flu. Please keep him in your prayers.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

From the Board of Education

  • Today, Thursday, Jan. 9 members of the Board of Education will volunteer to dismantle and pack away the church's Christmas tree.
  • February 16, we will be hosting our annual Family Movie Night, where we plan on screening the blockbuster 'Soul Surfer,' the story of how a Christian teen's faith is challenged by a shark attack. Watch the church bulletin, monthly newsletter and St.John Website for more details to come.
  • Ash Wednesday, March 5, the Board of Ed/Sunday School will serve a supper before St.John's first midweek Lenten worship service. Watch the church bulletin, monthly newsletter and St.John Website for worship times.
  • Sunday, March 23 is the date for our annual St.John's Swim Day at King's Point Resort in Storm Lake. Watch the church bulletin, monthly newsletter and St.John Website for more details. 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Monday, January 06, 2014

2014 Church Officers

...everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Cor 14:40 
So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them. Acts 6:2-3 
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

At last October's Quarterly Voter's Meeting, the following members were voted to serve St.John in various offices and on committees in 2014. These volunteers were installed into office during worship on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
Please pray for them this year and ask God's Spirit, wisdom, guidance, and protection for them in the coming year as they offer their time and talents to help St.John live out our mission to "Share with open arms, the love of Jesus."

2014 Church Officers
Council President- Ted Mallory
Council Vice President- Kevin Clausen
Council Secretary- Linda Nepper
Treasurer- Becky Dorale
Financial Secretary- Otto & Jane Kunze
Assistant Financial Secretary- Roger & Patty Kunze
Board of Elders- Steve Beeck & Steve Kuhlmann
Board of Finance- Aaron Broderson & Brad Elwell
Board of Trustees- Dan Kuhlmann
Board of Education- Leon Meseck (3 yr term), & Bethany Mallory (1 yr to complete Patty Goslar's term)
Mission Secretary- Don Friedrichs
Stewardship Secretary- Byron Weiss

Outgoing Officers
I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-7
Thank you to these volunteers who's 2013 terms are now finished:

President- Robert Stoltze Jr.
Vice President- Ted Mallory
Elder Dwight Goslar
Board of Ed- Patty Goslar & Bill Magill
Board of Finance- Kevin Clausen & Brady Goslar 
Trustee Roger Jepsen

Sunday, January 05, 2014

This Week @ St.John

  • MON 1/6- 8:00AM LYF Prayer & Donuts (cancelled/no school)
  • TUE 1/7- 6:30AM Mens' Bible Study
  • WED 1/8- 3:30PM Confirmation
    • 7:00PM Church Council Meeting
  • THURS 1/9- Noon LWML Soup & Sandwich Luncheon
  • SUN 1/12- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00AM Worship
    • 11:00AM Finance Board Meeting