Sunday, January 14, 2018

This Week @ St.John

  • WED JAN 18- 3:30PM Confirmation Classes
    • 7:30PM Annual (&Quarterly) Meeting
  • SAT JAN 20- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at St. Paul, Hanover Township (Triple Parish)
  • SUN JAN 21- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
    • 1:00PM-  LYF going to Drop Zone in Sioux City. $20 includes 90 minutes of jump time, one game of laser tag and a $10 game card. Grades 7-12 invited. Meet at church to leave together at 1:00PM. LYF Groups from St. Paul, Ida Grove & St.John, Battle Creek will be coming too. Please let Pastor know if you plan to come, so he can have a count.
  • SUN FEB 11, 6:00PM FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- 'What If' starring Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger. Free popcorn & soda. Bring your family and invite your friends.
  • ORDER YOUR LYF SUPER BOWL PIZZA by or before January 28. Pizzas will be ready for pick-up Feb 3, 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars!
  • LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS- Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before this Wednesday's January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • TAX STATEMENTS- 2017 Offering/Donation Statements for IRS deductions are in a pink box on the counter in the breezeway between the offices and the fellowship hall.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYERDaily 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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