St. John Lutheran Church

1017 Montana • Libby, MT 59923 • (406)293-4024
Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 9:00A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

St. John Lutheran Church Bulletin Notes
Week of November 27 - December 3, 2022

First Sunday in Advent


Sunday, November 27th: Sunday School/Evangelism meets after Worship

This Week
  • Bell practice – 4:30 pm
  • Soup/Supper – 6 pm
  • Advent Worship Service – 7pm

Next Week

  • Next Sunday - Elders Meeting after Worship


Divine Service: 57
Bible Study: 9
Sunday School – Staff: 3
Sunday School – Kids: 6
Visitors: 7
Thanksgiving Day: 29


Life Thoughts from Lutherans of LifeAdvent I –  Beware the sword  of abortion, euthanasia, and embryocidal technologies. Those who live by the sword will die by it sooner or later. The words and ways of the Lord our God, however, beat swords into plowshares and pruning hooks (Isaiah 2:4) – a far more beautiful existence. May our words and deeds invite our neighbors to cast off the works of darkness, like sexual immorality, and take hold of the salvation that has drawn near (Romans 13: 11-12)!


Stewardship Notes

Matthew 21:3 – “If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” Just a colt and her foal. How significant could they be? Could they really be used by the Lord for some great, heavenly purpose? This is one facet of stewardship we often forget. The blessing it is to us to be of service in the Lord’s Kingdom. What honor the Lord bestows upon us by using our gifts for His goals!

Welcome Visitors – we are blessed to have you join us for Divine Service today. We kindly request you sign our Guest Book at the back of the church and/or fill out a Welcome Card and place it in the offering plate. Thank You.

Basement Tree will be decorated before 6:00 Soup Supper. Finish it after the meal, if not done. All ages are welcome to lend a hand.

Soup Supper: Sign up if willing to donate soup, etc. for the 30th. Sign up sheet is in the back.

Community Outreach: As part of our Ministry Clarity development and community outreach, we will be offering the Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University program to members and the public, with the goal to offer classes several times in 2023 beginning in Jan/Feb. If any members have experience with this program and could help provide input on initial planning in the near future, please contact Kraig Nelson or George Jamison. We are very excited about this program that Kraig has brought forward. Additional details will follow.

Advent Candles – Advent starts this week with the candle of Hope. Hope “acting on the expectation of success.” Pray this week that God renews your hope in the miracles He’s planned for  your life.

Nominations for Church Officers:  The following Officer positions are open for nominations for 2023: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Chairman of Trustees. Please contact the Nominating Committee (Pastor, President, or Elders Chairman) if interested.

Backpack Program – donations will be greatly appreciated anytime. Place cash or a check written to the church in an envelope and drop in the offering plate any Sunday or give to Freda.  

Socks & Shoes Drive – for Libby Elementary School. Donations of new socks and/or new/gently used shoes (size 4-9) will be appreciated. Collection box is in the kitchen. s/Evangelism Board.

T-Shirts Needed to be made into shorts. Donation box is in the kitchen. Youth Medium to Adult Large – no white or black.

Kleenex and Hand Sanitizers – If you sit in a pew that has none, please let Freda know so she can restock them.

Rip & Roll Bandages – Dec. 5th at 1:00 pm in the Youth Room. Your help will be appreciated.