Sunday, May 29, 2016

This Week @ StJohn

•MON-WED 5/29-6/1 Pastor gone
•THURS 6/2 1:30pm LWML Mtg.
•FRI-SUN 6/3-6/5 Kids Camp at Camp Okoboji
•SUN 6/5 8:00AM Adult Bible Study
9:00AM Worship with Communion 
Mite Box Sun., Veteran Recognition Day, coffee, juice & cookies following, acolytes Gaige & Justin

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Men's Bible Study

6:30AM, Tuesday, June 7

Ricketts Triple Parish Vacancy

Pastor Frank has accepted a Call to St. Paul, Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, IA. His farewell will be June 12.

As Mapleton Circuit Visitor, Pastor Merrill will begin serving as the vacancy pastor for the Ricketts Triple-Parish June 13.

The Triple Parish will have a "Visitation Sunday" on June 19; that day they won't have their own worship services, but are invited to St. John, Charter Oak to celebrate our 135th Anniversary with us, coinciding with the city of Charter Oak's 125th Celebration Weekend.

This Summer there will be only one Triple-Parish Worship Service each Sunday at 10:30AM

  • June 26 at St. Luke's in the city of Ricketts
  • July at Immanuel Lutheran, Charter Oak Township
  • August at Hannover Lutheran, Hanover Township
Triple Parish Confirmation Students are invited to attend Confirmation classes at St. John's in Charter Oak next Fall, although if it serves individual family needs, arrangements may be made with Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig or St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton (pending their own vacancy). 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

VBS July 31- Aug 4

This Week @ St.John

Congratulations Class of 2016!

•WED 25- 8:00pm Elders' Meeting
•SUN 29- 8:45am Adult Bible Study (Sunday School on hiatus for Summer)
9:30am Fellowship & Refreshments
10:00am Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall (acolytes Justice & Tayen)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

This Week @ St.John

Mon 5/16- Pastors' Golf Day, Ida Grove
Tues 5/17- 125/135 Meeting 7:00pm
Wed-Sat 5/18-5/21- Pastor at 25th Seminary class reunion in Fort Wayne, IN
Sun 5/22- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:00am Worship with Communion, Baccalaureate (acolytes: Justice & Tayen)

Sunday, May 08, 2016

This Week @ St.John

Tues 5/10- 8:45am Pastors Conference, Trinity, Manilla
Sun 5/15- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:00am Worship with Communion (acolytes; Justice & Tayen)

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Confirmed in Christ

St.John Confirmation Class of 2016; Ellen Mallory, Makenzie Smith, Pastor Merrill, Evelyn Henscheon, and Tanner Hoffman.

This Week @ St. John

MON 5/2- 7:00pm 125/135 Meeting (everyone welcome)
TUES 5/3- 6:30am Men's Bible Sytudy
WED 5/4- 3:30pm Mission Project (everyone welcome)
THRS 5/5- 1:30pm LWML
SUN 5/7- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
10:00am Worship (acolytes Trey & Carson)
6:00pm Adult Instruction Class