Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Camp Discovery VBS

 Almost 95 children have been learning this week that "God has a plan for you. Right Now. Right where you are." Come join us at their closing program at 8:00PM on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Thank you to ALL the adult and youth volunteers, from meals to group leaders, to station leaders to crafts! God is using you right here, right now to share with open arms, the love of Jesus at St. John's in Charter Oak!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This Week @ St.John

  • Mon-Sat July 27-31  Listen to Pastor Merrill host the 'Thy Strong Word' program each morning at 6:25AM on http://www.kdsnradio.com or KDSN 1530AM
  • Mon- Thur July 27-31
    • 5:30PM VBS Evening Meal
    • 6:00PM Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School
  • Thurs July 31, 8:00PM VBS Closing Program
  • Sun Aug 2- No Adult Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship with Communion
  • JULY 27-AUG 7- 11:30AM-12:30PM St.John Summer Youth Lunch Ministry
    All Children are Welcome & will receive a FREE lunch

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This Week @ St.John

  • WED JULY 22- 8:00PM Elders Meeting
  • THRS JULY 23- 6:30PM Thrivent Informational Meeting
  • SUN JULY 26- 8:00AM Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship
    • 1:00PM Pastor at Denison Care Center
    • 2:00PM Pastor at Eventide
    • 2:45PM Pastor at Silveridge
    • 5:30PM VBS Evening Meal
    • 6:00PM Camp Discovery VBS Begins!
  • JULY 27-31- 11:30AM-12:30PM St.John Summer Youth Lunch Ministry
    See Pastor if you're interested in volunteering- help is especially needed Friday

Sunday, July 12, 2015

This Week @ St.John

Mon-Sat July 13-18 Listen to Pastor Merrill host the 'Thy Strong Word' program each morning at 6:25AM on http://www.kdsnradio.com or KDSN 1530AM

Sun-Sat July 12-18, Pastor Merrill will be at Concordia Cubs Week at Camp Okoboji. Rev. Jensen at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton will be on call for your pastoral needs. Please call one of the elders or Linda Kuhlmann in the church office and they will give you his number.

  • SUN-WED July 12-15- Charter Oak Achievement Days, Come support members of the 4-H Achievers and Boosters.
  • SAT July 18- 6:00PM Contemporary/Informal Worship with Communion
  • SUN July 19- 8:00AM Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship with Communion
    • 7:00PM VBS Staff Meeting
RESULTS OF THE Wed. July 8 Quarterly Voters Meeting-
  • The Trustees will hire R.L.Kraft to repair the gravel guards on the bell tower to redirect drainage of collected rain on the roof, eliminating further stain on the North side.
  • A bid was accepted from Warren Andrew for tuck-pointing the church. It was decided to pay for this work from the Anonymous Fund.
  • Kevin Clausen volunteered to serve as St.John's representative to the Mapleton Circuit Forum later this Fall.
  • Steve Beeck, Ralph Dorale and Brian Pautsch volunteered to serve as the Nominating Committee for next year's church officers
  • Discussion tabled until the October meeting: whether to offer the Fellowship Hall as a polling place in future elections.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Playground Improvement Plans

  • ABOVE: See Diagram of the Playground & Court Areas
  • Next Playground Committee Meeting
    7:00PM Monday, August 17
    Sun. Aug.30 7:30AM Before Contemporary Worship
  • COMING IN JULY 2015-
    • Green Stain/Treatment of Lumber on Existing Playground Equipment
    • New Wood Chipped Mulch
    • Power-Washing Concrete Slab
    • 10:00AM Mon. July 20- LYF Painting Basketball Court, Hopscotch & Foursquare
    • New Sign
    • New Park Bench
    • Giant Floater Tire Sculpture
    • Hand-Built Monkey Bars &/or other Equipment
    • Swings?
    • New/Bigger Slide?
    • Climbing Dome?
    • Shade Trees?

Follow Ted's board CHURCH PLAYGROUND REHAB IDEAS on Pinterest.

July Helpers in the Church

July Elder in Charge: Brian Pautsch
Head Usher: Kevinn Clausen

July Usher Team: Josh Maack, Ted Mallory, Keith Stoltze, Austin Hansen, Ryan Vogt, Nolan Neddermeyer, Jesse Hupp, & Quinton Conto

July Greeters:

  • 5-19 Judy Bockelmann
  • 12-26 Elaine Nemitz
  • 12-19 Janice Thockmorton
  • 18-26 Rachel Wight
  • 5-18 Marilyn Pirwitz

July Acolytes:

  • July 5 Kaitlyn Conto & Crysta Gierstorf
  • July 12 & 18 Loryn Schultz & Carson Schultz
  • July 19 & 26 Chase Pester & Justice McCartney
July Altar Committee:
Patti Vogt & Marilyn Pirwitz

Sunday, July 05, 2015

'Camp Discovery' Vacation Bible School 2015

Discover God's Plan! Discover His Purpose!

At Camp Discovery VBS, your children learn that Jesus works inn and through us. They'll look into the Bible, God's Holy Word, and explore five tree-mendous Bible accounts where God works in His people to save them and through His people to serve! Jesus saves us, gives us faith, courage and wisdom to serve Him and share His Good News with our neighbor. God has a plan and a purpose for each of His beloved children!

Registration is open for ages Preschool through Sixth grade who will attend VBS from Sunday, July 26 to Thursday, July 30, 6:00pm-8:30pm. Again this year, we will have a free brown bag lunch for children at 5:30pm. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games and more. Plus, you'll learn about Jesus our Savior and how He is at work through us! We can't wait to see you there. To register, call Linda in the Church Office at 678-3312 or VBS Director Bethany Mallory at 3397.

We Need Helpers for VBS

If you would be willing to "host" a group of children by moving them from station to station during VBS, please consider volunteering during this week of adventure as a 'Team Leader.' We also need Kitchen help for the prep and serving of lunches, served from 5:30-6:00pm each evening. The kids also like a simple snack and drink during the evening. We need a team that would be willing to arrange and provide a snack during VBS time.

We also need able hands to help with the Craft Time. Some craft work can be done prior to VBS, some is hands-on during the evenings of VBS. Talk to Bethany Mallory if you can help with kids or kitchen. Please talk with Peggy Sue Henschen if you can help with craft preparation or craft time during VBS.

Campy Decorations Needed

Out theme this year is all about camping. If you would be willing to share your camp supplies for the week, please contact Bethany or bring them to the Sunday School: Tents (small), fishing tools, tree stump seats, small logs for seating, artificial Christmas trees (without lights), and miscellaneous camping gear like backpacks, beach towels, flashlights, lanterns, etc.

Thank You for your time, supplies, offerings, and especially for your prayer-support!

This Week @ St.John

  • MON JULY 6- 7:00PM Playground Committee Meeting
  • TUES 7/7- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
  • WED 7/8- 7:30PM Quarterly Voters' Meeting
  • SUN 7/12- 8:00AM Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship
  • Pastor at Cubs' Week @ Camp Okoboji SUN after Worship until Sat. 7/18