What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of December 6, 2020
Stephen Ministry Facts
“A New Country”
A strange language.
Even the food is different here.
Life is difficult.
A Stephen Minister would like to listen and care for you while you learn about your new country.
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 15:4a– “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction.”
God’s Word was given to us to bless us. The Bible warns us of our sin and points us to Christ for our salvation. The Bible also instructs us as to how to live out our Christians lives. This is the “third use of the Law.” As Christians we should welcome this instruction in humble faith. We know that Christ has saved us, and now we want to know how to live lives of faith that are pleasing to Him.
Faith Step – Look around your home. What possessions bring you joy? Consider giving away one of them as a demonstration of your willingness to share your blessings with others.
Thankfeast –was attended by 26 members and 3 guests last Sunday. Good food and fellowship were enjoyed. The Sunday School staff thanks all who attended and the clean-up crew. Thanks to Dan and Alan for delivering meals to shut ins.
The winners of the cash door prizes returned their money to the Sunday School. Thank you! The $17.00 was added to the offering for the Pregnancy Care Center and Orphan Grain Train.
Katie and Martha won most of the guessing games. Non money door prizes were won by Mary Lou and Kraig.
Congratulation -Erin Schmitt recently earned her Certificate in Public Health from UM of Missoula. God Bless any future educational endeavors.
Altar Guild – interested in being part of the Altar Guild, please contact Ruth Miller (293-8591)
Sunday School News
1. 1st Quarter ended last Sunday. Attendance awards will be presented today to Aaron Thomas (perfect) Mandy Schmitt, and Avery and Lincoln Nelson (missed 1 or 2 days). We usually have 13 Sundays but only had 10 days this quarter.
2. Offering to PCC and OGT was $42.50 – each will receive half. Luther. Ch. Ext. Fund - $10.00.
3. No Singing or Coffee Hour today.
4. Christmas Program Dec. 20th 9:15 – make plans to attend.
Soup Supper – signup sheet in the back, if interested in donating food for Dec. 9th.
No Host Lunch – 4B’s Noon on the 15th. Please sign up if interested.
Voters meeting - December 20th – No meal served.
The following offices are up for election.
One-year Term: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Financial Secretary.
Two-year Term: Treasurer, and Trustee.
Prayerfully consider any elected office. If interested contact Dan Howard or Pastor Thomas.
Essay Contest – Lutherans For Life 2021 Essay Contest for students in 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.