What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of July 25, 2021
Stephen Ministry Facts
The flowers were wonderful, but they’ve wilted now.
You’ve received loads of cards. But there aren’t very many visitors anymore. It’s still weeks before you can be back at work.
Please let us help with your recovery. A Stephen Minister would like to listen and care.
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.
Romans 8:16 – “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
Children are called to grow up into the image of their Father. That’s the basis not only of our generosity but of our entire life of Christian living. God sets the pattern, and we follow. God is kind to us in Christ, and so we desire to be kind. God is loving to us in Christ, and so we desire to love. God is generous and open-handed to us in Christ, and so we desire to be generous and open-handed.
2021 Bible Book Sale – A book sale poster is hanging on the bulletin board as you enter the church along with a small copy in your mailbox, If you can return your completed order form and payment to the church office by July 27th, we will submit your order to Concordia Publishing House for you. Please make your check payable to St. John Lutheran Church and Julie will make one payment to CPH.!!! There is a shipping and handling fee. However, the larger the order the better the discount😊!!!
Faith Steps- Remember in your prayers: Rev. Brian Lee and Rev. Jonathan Schultz and their families as they begin their new ministries. Rev. Schultz was installed last Sunday at Trinity, Great Falls. Also, pray that God will send pastors to the churches in Montana that currently have vacancies.
Rev. Brian Lee – to be installed today at 4:00 as Pastor at Trinity, Kalispell. I met him in 2008 when we were both “Petal Pushers” in California. He was then a Vicar at a church in Iowa. Since he was a native of Great Falls, our LWML at the time supported him and his wife, Diane, with prayers and financial help. Never thought that our paths would cross again. s/Freda
Freezer – the Youth Room now has a small chest freezer. It was purchased with $275.00 of Thrivent money. Dan and Freda got it Monday from Ron’s Appliance.
VBS 2021 Report
“Miraculous Mission-Jesus Saves the World” was the theme. Eleven children were registered. Six had perfect attendance: Abby Black, Jason and Jennifer Wood, Gabe Pyle, and Avery Nelson. Average daily attendance was eight.
Staff was Pastor, Lisa, Bethany, and Aaron Thomas, Sharon Davis, Phyllis Haugen, and Freda Howard.
Thanks to those who donated snacks and money: Julie, Lynn, Sharon, Beth, Nancy, Joellen, Martha, Ann, Alan, and Freda.
A bag of leftover food went to the Libby Food Pantry.
$63.69 was the offering collected for the week. Money will go to LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
The week concluded with 24 people enjoying homemade ice cream and leftover snack treats. Thanks to Dan for making the ice cream and to Phyllis for the yummy brownies.
A drawing was held for the book, “The Work of His Hands for Kids.” It was written by an astronaut and very well done. The winner of the book was Gabe Pyle.