Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week @ St.John

•WED 9/24- 9:00am Ladies Bible Study
•3:30pm Confirmation
•7:30pm Card Creations
•8:00pm Elders Meeting
•Sun 9/28- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
•10:00am Worship
•4:00pm Circuit Forum
•7:00pm LYF Meeting
8 Week Challenge begins October 5

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This Week @ St.John

Sunday School children prepare to sing on 'Rally Day.'
  • MON 9/15- Office will close at 11:30am
  • WED 9/17- 3:30pm 5/6 Confirmation (7/8 recite memory work & go home)
  • SAT 9/20- Sorry, no Sat. Evening Worship this week
  • SUN 9/21- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible class
    • 10:00am Worship with communion
  • Sept. 24- Ladies' Bible Study resumes. We'll be beginning a study entitled, "Places of the Bible," and all women are ivited, not just LWML members.
  • The 'Card Creations' workshop on Sept. 24th has been moved to 7:30pm due to the CO-U Homecoming parade that day. Please join us as we "up-cycle" donated greeting cards. There will be lots of creative ideas for all ages.
  • The LWML is collecting used denim jeans for making jean quilts for homeless veterans. Bring them in no matter what shape they're in!
  • The LWML is also asking for your old or extra Bibles & hymnals. We will have a work day Sept. 29 beginning at 9:00am, to sort through & repair old Bibles & hymnals which will be taken to Trinity Lutheran Churxh in Jefferson for delivery to missions in Nigeria.
  • LYF MEETING- Sun. Sept. 28 at 7:00pm at Pastor's house. This meeting is at a rescheduled time due to Homecoming.
  • Soup Supper at Immanuel Lutheran, Soldier Township (Ricketts Triple-Parish) Sun. Sept. 28, 5:00-8:00pm. Chili, potato, & vegetable soups, sandwitches & deserts. $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 & free for kids 5 & under?

Above; We missed it, Pastor's birthday was actually September 8- he got to celebrate it this year in Germany! But the Sunday School children want him to know how much he's missed, so they made him this card that he'll get when he comes home.

Below; After music, offerings & prayer children enjoyed a variety of games, Christian music, donut holes & juice to celebrate the opening of a new year of Sunday School.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

German Heritage Trip

Pastor won't be in the office until Sept.20 while he is in Germany on the Lutheran Hour Ministries Heritage Tour. Keep he and Allan & Marge Neddermeyer & Bob & Anette Stolze as they visit the "Luther Lands" this month. Follow the tour at
Meanwhile, please keep these travelers in your daily prayers.

28 Day Challenge

All members of St.John are invited to participate in the "Eight Week Challenge" beginning October 5.

Each family or individual is encouraged to start one new "habit" for spiritual growth or service. Examples: establishing regular church attendance, attending Bible Class, reading the Bible daily, having a family devotion time, daily prayer, praying for a missionary, tithing, volunteering, helping in Sunday School.

Whatever you choose, you are encouraged to commit to it regularly for eight weeks- studies show it takes eight weeks to establish a habit.

Christians want to practice good habits that help them grow in faith and love toward their neighbor.

Pastor will have more information about the 8wk challenge when he returns.

This Week @ St.John

  • Pastor won't be in the office until Sept.20 while he is in Germany on the Lutheran Hour Ministries Heritage Tour. Keep he and Allan & Marge Neddermeyer & Bob & Anette Stolze as they visit the "Luther Lands" this month. Follow the tour at
  • WED 9/10- 3:30pm 5/6 Confirmation, 7/8 just recite memory work
  • SUN 9/14- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship- RALLY SUNDAY
    • 1st Graders receive Bibles, 5th Graders receive Catechisms, teachers & volunteers installed
  • We're celebrating Rally Sunday this year, if you can bring muffins or rolls to help us celebrate, please call Peggy Sue Henschen or Bethany Mallory! Thank you!
  • New LYF Officers: Co-Presidents Tristan Kunze & Korey Kuhlmann; Secretary Hallie Neddermeyer; Treasurer Ryan Vogt.
  • REMINDER: There won't be a Saturday Night Worship Service September 20 since that's the day Pastor will be returning from Germany and it uncertain when he'll get in.