St. John Lutheran Church

1017 Montana • Libby, MT 59923 • (406)293-4024
Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 9:00A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of December 1, 2019

First Sunday in Advent

Stephen Ministry Facts

“You Saw Her Again Today.  “She’s going through such a hard time,” you thought. “Too bad no one is there for her.” But St. John Lutheran Church can be there for her. A Stephen Minister would like to visit, listen, and care for your friend.

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.

Stewardship Notes:
Matthew 21:3– “If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.”  Just a colt and her foal. How significant could they be? Could they really be used by the Lord for some great, heavenly purpose? This is one facet of stewardship we often forget: it is a blessing to us to be of service in the Lord’s kingdom. What honor the Lord bestows upon us by using our gifts for His goals.

This Week

Wednesday, Dec. 4th – 10:00 a.m.We will be putting up the Christmas tree. All help would be appreciated. Butch & Bill

Advent Soup SuppersDecember 4, 11, & 18 at 6:00 p.m.
If you are able to bring some food, please sign up on the list in the back.

Children’s Christmas ProgramDec. 15th at 9:15 a.m.  Everyone is invite and encouraged to attend. Bring a guest or two.

Voters Meeting – Dec. 15th. A light lunch will be served prior to the meeting. Sunday School will provide dessert and drinks. Bring sandwiches, salad, chips, or relish tray.
One of the agenda items will be election 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.

Spreading Christmas Joy – Deadline for donations is approaching soon – Dec. 15th. If you want to help out, but don’t want to shop, a freewill offering is being taken today and the next two Sundays. If money isn’t used for items, it will go towards covering postage costs to mail backpacks to California.

Sunday School NewsThe first quarter of the year ended last Sunday. Offering money was: $35.00 to Lutheran Church Extension Fund and $69.76 to the Basic Needs Store at the Methodist Church. The “store” gives out household and cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, etc. to those in need.
Aaron Thomas received the only attendance award for the quarter. He missed one day.

Hand Sanitizer – As the flu and cold season is upon us. Hand Sanitizer has been placed in the church pews (middle section with the Hymnals and Bibles) for our use during church service.   The choice is yours.
For parents with small children if you would like to pick up a bottle before being seated as this product is not recommended for children under the age of 6. Please let us know and we can place it in your mailbox for future use.
This is something new we are trying, your feedback is appreciated.
Thank You, Joellen and Sharon.