Sunday, December 31, 2017

This Week @ St.John

  • MON JAN 1- Office Closed; Blessed New Year
  • TUE JAN 2- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study (pending weather)
    • NO LWML THIS WEEK- Moved to next Tues, Jan 9
  • WED JAN 3- 3:30PM Confirmation resumes (unless school is cancelled)
  • SAT JAN 6- 6:00PM Worship at St. Paul, Triple Parish
  • SUN JAN 7- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
  • NEXT TUES JAN 9- 4:00PM LWML Guest Day; Gary Thies will discuss new creation theater at Mission Central outside of Mapleton. Treats & Hot Cider will be served. ALL women are invited, not just LWML members.
  • POINSETTIAS- If you purchased flowers for the alter this Advent season, you may take them home if you'd like. Thank you.
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before the January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYER- Daily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know.
WHY STOP NOW? Many of you took up Pastor's challenge to read the Bible in a year last year as part of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. There's no reason not to do it again? If you didn't give it a shot last year, there's no reason not to make it THIS year's New Year's resolution! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you (James 4:8) God says seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Let God transform you through His Word, even if you end up being "hit-and-miss," every day you spend time with Him, He will bless you!

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