What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of February 28, 2021
Stephen Ministry Facts
“It’s just not safe for you anymore,” they say. “You could stay with one of us – or look into a place I know.”
You cannot live on your own anymore.
And it hurts giving up some of your independence, adjusting to some new routines.
A Stephen Minister can help you sort through your feelings at this time.
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.
Matthew 15:27-28 – “She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered her, ‘O woman, great is your faith!’ ”
Faith says, “Yes” to all that the Lord gives us. The Caananite woman trusted Jesus and so she knew there was a blessing for her in everything the Lord says – even when His words seemed difficult or harsh. We all need a faith like that!
Faith Steps – Spend time this week with one or two people who are 15-20 years older than you are. Ask them about their experience of following Jesus.
Wanted – T shirts for Sewn with Love Club. Sizes Youth (M) to Adult (L).
Moved - Lee and Carol Dexter are now living in a nursing home in Sandpoint, Idaho. Their new address is: Valley Vista Care Center, 220 So. Division Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864.
LWR – Freda has info on Lutheran World Relief Drive. Anyone interested in discussing the possibility of doing any of the proposed projects are invited to a meeting during coffee hour on March 7th. Grab a snack and come down to the Youth Room.
Essay Contest – Lutherans For Life 2021 Essay Contest for students Grades 6 through 8 and Grades 9 through 12.
Students will write a life-affirming essay based on the theme: God Chose You with the bible verse: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” (John 15:16) Deadline April 1, 2021. For more information contact Pastor.
Thrivent Choice Dollars - If you are a Thrivent member, and you have Choice Dollars to donate, they need to be directed to your choice of organization(s) on the list by March 31st. Go to thrivent.com to do so. You will need your User ID and Password. You can also contact Customer Service at 1-800-847-4836, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 6 pm CST.