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 November 17, 2019

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Stephen Ministry Facts

“When Your World Turns Upside Down… a Stephen Minister can be there with you.

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:
Philippians 1:3-5– “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”  God doesn’t need anything we have. Yet He invites us to give so that we can indeed become “partners in the Gospel.” This is a gift of His grace: inviting us to do significant work in the Kingdom of God through our tithes and offerings.

This Week

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.
Care Center Worship – Wednesday 10am
Stephens Ministry – Wednesday 1pm
Bible Study and Youth Group - Wednesday 7pm

Thankfeast – held last Sunday was enjoyed by 50 people. Thanks to the Council and all the good cooks as well as the cleanup crew. Six door prizes were given out. Thomas family went home with half – Lisa, Bethany and Aaron. Other winners were: Avery Nelson, Charlene Snyder and Jim Schmitt. Five of our Veterans received a gift of appreciation.

Sharing Our Blessings – The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $91.50. Pregnancy Care Center will receive $45.50 and the 2018 VBS quilt. Thanks to all who donated and God Bless!

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!

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.

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.