Sunday, November 27, 2016

This Week @ St.John

  • MON-SAT. NOV 27-DEC 4- 6:25AM Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' (for Triple Parish) on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM, FYI-We need funding to help pay KDSN for this program. If you would like to make a donation toward 'Thy Strong Word,' please let either the office or KDSN know. Thank You.
  • WED 11/30 - 3:30pm Confirmation/
    • 6:45pm Carol Sing
    • 7:00pm Midweek Advent Worship
  • THR 12/1- 1:30pm LWML Christmas Party
  • SAT 12/3- 11:00am LWML set up for Coolie Bazaar
    • Noon- Please have any cookies or treats you're donating to church 
    • 6:00pm Worship at St. Luke's in Ricketts
  • SUN 12/4-  8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00am Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sun)
    • 11:00am-12:30pm LWML Cookie & Candy Bazaar
    • 1:00pm Pastor preaching at Denison Care Center
    • 2:00pm at Eventide
    • 2:45pm at Silveridge
    • 7:00pm Adult Instruction Class
  • NEEDED: Snow removal in front of Church this winter. Please contact a trustee or the church office if you're interested.
  • MIDWEEK ADVENT WORSHIP- "It's About Time." 6:45pm Carol Sing, 7:00pm Worship
    • WED NOV 30
    • WED DEC 7
    • WED DEC 14
  • ADVENT DEVOTION BOOKLETS are available in the lobby walkway on the counter
  • CHRISTMAS CAROLING Dec. 11 at 3:00pm at Denison Nursing Homes with Triple-Parish members. Supper at Pizza Ranch afterward
    • DEC 3, 6:00pm @ St.Luke
    • DEC 10, 6:00pm @ Immenuel
    • DEC 17, 6:00pm @ St.Paul
    • DEC 24, 6:00pm Childeren's Christmas Service @ St.Paul
      • 10:00pm Candlelight Worship at St. Luke
    • DEC 25, 10:30am Christmas Day Worship with Communion @ Immanuel
    • WED DEC 7, 5-6pm, Grades 3-8
    • WED DEC 14, 5-6pm, Grades 3-8
    • SAT DEC 17, 9-11am. Grades PK-8
    • SUN DEC 18, 6:00pm St.John Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This Week @ St.John

WED 11/23- 5:30pm Thanksgiving Eve service St.Paul, Hanover
7:00pm Thanksgiving Eve service, St. John
SAT 11/25- 6:00pm worship at St.Paul, Hanover
SUN 11/26- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Classes
10:00am Worship (in Fellowship Hall) Guest presenter Gary Thies from Mission Central 
7:00pm Adult a Information Class

Sunday, November 13, 2016

This Week @ St.John

Senior Connor Beeck counts plates ahead of the
annual LYF Thanksgiving Dinner
on Saturday morning, November 12, 2016

  • MON 11/14- 10:30am Earnest Ulrich Funeral
  • WED 11/16- 9:00am Ladie's Bible Study
    • 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:00pm Elder's Meeting
  • SAT 11/19- 6:00pm Worship at St. Paul, Hanover
  • SUN 11/20- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Classes
    • 10:00am Worship
    • 3:00pm Installation of Rev. Chris LaBoube, St.Matthew's, Mapleton
    • 7:00pm Adult Information Class

Sunday, November 06, 2016

ANNUAL LYF Thanksgiving Dinner

St.Johns' LYF
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Menu: turkey, potatoes & gravy, dressing,
corn, cranberry sauce, desserts, rolls & drinks.
 in the Fellowship Hall

Give Thanks, & Give with Thanks

"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” ~Acts 20:35

LWML COLLECTING- The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is collecting stamps/ Please make sure they are canceled and have a 1/4 inch trim around them. Please put them in the STAMP basket in the bottom drawer in the walkway. They are collecting new underwear for men women and children and they are collecting coupons- they may even be expired for up to 6 months- the coupons are for military servicemen and women.

NOVEMBER COLLECTION FOR TEMPORARY AID PROGRAM (TAP)- November is our month to donate to Crawford County's "TAP" program. Necessities that can't be purchased with Food Stamps (SNAP or WIC) include things like: Paper towels, toilet paper, disposable diapers, personal care items like soap, shampoo & laundry detergent. Cash donations are helpful so that TAP volunteers can purchase things needed for clients which aren't donated. ITEMS THEY ARE IN NEED OF INCLUDE: Sugar, peanut butter, soups, crackers, cooking oil, tuna, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, sauce & juice, juice, macaroni, spaghetti & spaghetti sauce, hamburger helper & tuna helper meals, canned fruit, pancake mix, laundry soap, dish soap and diapers. There is a collection table in the back of the sanctuary. Sunday School children are also collecting

Results of Annual Voter's Assembly Elections

  • PRESIDENT Kevin Clausen
  • VICE PRES. Kyle Schultz
  • TREASURER Becky Dorale
  • FINANCE SECRETARIES Roger & Patti Kunze
  • ELDER Steve Kuhlmann
  • BOARD OF FINANCE Rod Kunze & Carlos Castillo
  • TRUSTEE Brad Bramley
The Nominating Committee is looking for another candidate for Elder. We also need a Memorial Secretary to take care of the Memorial Accounts. This account receives donations from gifts at funerals & pays as families choose from their account. If you are interested but have questions, please ask the outgoing Memorial Sec. Karleen Beeck or the office. If you're interested in either of these positions, please let the office, Pastor or a member of the Nominating Committee know. Thank you.

Thank you to these volunteers for allowing their names to be placed on the ballot and thank you to those who have served the Lord with gladness this year.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

This Week @ St.John

"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." 1 Tim 2:1-4

Sunday School girls help Pastor illustrate the servanthood mentioned in Philippians 2:3-4, "3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
  • TUES 11/8- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
  • WED 11/9- 9:00AM Ladies' Bible Study
    • 3:30PM Confirmation
  • THURS 11/10- 1:30PM LWML Meeting
  • FRI 11/11- VETERANS' DAY
  • SAT 11/12- 9:00AM LYF sets up for Thanksgiving Dinner
    • 6:00pm Worship with Communion at St. Paul, Hanover (Triple Parish)
  • SUN 11/13- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
    • 11:00AM Finance Board Mtg.
    • 7:00PM Adult Information Class
3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. 2 Tim 2:3-7