What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of November 10, 2019
Stephen Ministry Facts
“Why Don’t You Try This?” When you’re going through tough times, everyone has advice. But often it isn’t advice you need—it’s caring. Stephen Ministers are trained to give this care by listening instead of telling you what to do.
A (new) training class for Stephen Ministries is starting soon. Consider this ministry opportunity. For more information, contact Pastor Thomas, Betty Textor or Abbe Heemeier. Be a working Christian.
Gensis 1:1 – “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Christian generosity begins with this realization: We are the sheep of God’s pasture. It is He who made us, not we ourselves. Therefore, we should use all that God has given us toward His purposes. What are His purposes? Consider your callings in the Lord: in your family, in your church, and in society at large. How can you use the financial gifts the Lord has given you in each of these areas?
This Week and Month
Thank A Veteran – Veterans of St. John’s: Elmer Schmitt, Lee Dexter, Marshall Warrington, Bud Kebschull, Frank Reichert, Scott Kirschenmann, Noah and Samantha Pyle and Helen Bledsoe. Currently serving is Chris Bailey. Let them know how much you appreciate their service to our country.
(I had a list of when each one served and which military branch – but I can’t find it. I apologize if someone name got left off the list. s/Freda)
Wednesday 7pm – Bible Study and Youth Group.
HONEY Sunday #2 – If interested in purchasing some honey, give Freda order form on insert and $10.00 per bottle. If paying by check, make it out to the church and on memo write: HONEY. Be sure mailing address is on the form – the honey is sent to you.
Don’t want honey for yourself? Buy some as a Christmas gift or put in some money as a freewill offering. Any freewill offering will be equally divided between PCC and DB&G Ranch.
The Evangelism Board decided that our 30% of profits from sales will go to the Pregnancy Care Center. Your support of this project will be greatly appreciated.
No Host Lunch – Venture Inn, November 19th at 12 (noon). Signup sheet in the back.
Shut In Visits – following lunch 1pm. Carpool from the Venture Inn.
Spreading Christmas Joy – The Evangelism Board would like to encourage the congregation to help spread some Christmas joy. The goal is to put together 12 backpacks for children (ages 6-12).
On the back pew by the “Help Yourself” items, there is a basket containing slips of paper listing different items for the LBC backpacks. Take one or more then purchase items and return them to church by the deadline (December 15th). THANK YOU!
The Evangelism Board thanks Sharon Davis for this idea of letting people know what items are needed so we end up with the correct number of items.
If you have questions, contact Freda.
Congregational Voters Meeting – December 15th following worship.
One of the agenda items will be elections of Church Officers. The following positions are up for election: President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Chairman of the following: Elders, Education, Evangelism and Stewardship.
Prayerfully consider serving in any of these positions. If interested, contact Dan Howard or Pastor Thomas.