What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of January 23, 2022
1 Corinthians 12:16 – “And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. ”
The Lord has called each of us individually and given each of us unique gifts. He has made our whole lives holy in our Baptism and has called us to a life together in the Church, His body. You are a part of that body, and that body needs you and the gifts the Lord has given you. This is your holy calling from the Lord.
Life Thoughts – Lutherans for Life
The Gospel (Roman 1:16) brought struggle to St. Paul, but God’s grace also gave him unconditional worth and purpose. He could not help but rejoice to proclaim and perform it. Sometimes declaring the sanctity of human life sets us at odds with popular opinion and even our own loved ones. Yet we need not be ashamed. Indeed, we may be most excited to speak and share it, for Jesus makes us and every neighbor a precious treasure from fertilization to forever. Heavenly Father, fill us to overflowing with the courage and compassion of Your creating, redeeming, and calling. Amen.
Altar Guild – would like to invite anyone interested in being part of the Altar Guild to please contact Ruth Miller.
Share Your Blessings – Until February 6th we are collecting items for the Basic Needs Store at the Methodist Church. Donations of paper products, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, etc. will be greatly appreciated. You’ll find donation box in the kitchen.
Wanted – Gently used bath towels, blankets, pillowcases, and t-shirts. Donation box is in the Kitchen.
Prayer Ambassadors- received twenty-one prayer requests last year. If interested in joining our group, contact me. You can either get phone calls or emails. If you are currently participating but would like your name removed contact me. s/Freda
Do You Sew, Knit or Crocket? – If yes, please consider sharing your talents. Made With Love Club would love some new members. See Freda if you have questions or are interested in helping out.
Cards For Libby Care Center – If you receive cards from charities and don’t use them, please bring to church. Put on card table in basement or give to Freda. Thanks!
Hymn Verse of the Week – Meditate on v.2 of “I Leave All Things to God’s Direction.” (LSB 719)
God knows what must be done to save me; His love for me will never cease. Upon His hands He did engrave me With purest gold of loving grace. His will supreme must ever be: What pleases God, that pleases me.
Next Sunday – Friendship (invite someone to worship); Matins (no communion); Mites (spare change for LWML mission projects) and Potluck (bring hot dish, veggie, salad or dessert – rolls and drinks provided.)
No Host Valentine Lunch – February 13th at noon, Fireside Room – Venture Inn.
Deadline to sign up is Feb 6th.
If more than 20 people sign up, they want to know on the 7th. You won’t be able to order whatever you like, there will be a “selective menu”.
If less than 20 people sign up, you may order “whatever”. s/Freda