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THIS WEEK, BEGINNING January 21, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

NEXT SUNDAY 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Conference Room) Annual Reports available today in Narthex – Pick one up! MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 6:00 pm Confirmation Class (Pastor’s […]

Christmas Season – Thank You

by Dan Wilkinson

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped to make our Christmas Season Worship experiences both beautiful and meaningful. Thanks to everyone who donated materials, made wreaths and hung them; wrestled and lighted and decorated trees; set up our Nativity scenes (both inside and outside!); practiced and made beautiful music; wrangled and arranged and delivered […]

St John Foundation Meeting – December 18, 2017

by Dan Wilkinson

Meeting called to order by Vice President Deb G @ 5:42pm Trustees present; Mary Lang, Cindy Grassl, Diane Utzig, Dan Braukhoff, Al Utzig, Sue Grund, council Rep. – Ron Hornsey Agenda was approved with one addition to Other Business – resignation of trustee Severson Minutes – Motion to approve Dec. 4, 2017 minutes made by […]

St. John Lutheran Church Council – December 12, 2017

by Dan Wilkinson

Present: Melanie M, Bond Haldeman, Tim B, Ron J, Lorrie C, Todd D, Beth B, Tim J, Kathy H Absent: Gus H, Ron H, Kathy S, Elizabeth H Gather for Devotions…Tim J Approval of Agenda- Additional item added to Agenda. Motion to approve the agenda by Melanie, seconded by Tim. Thank You Notes: Mary U […]

The Layman’s View

by Dan Wilkinson

In the name of the father, and the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Where did 2017 go? Wow! Recently, I received a CD from LaVaughn Buehl. She thought I might find it helpful when it comes to writing the Laymen View. Thank you very much LaVaughn! I found it to be quite excellent! […]

Pastor’s Ponderings – Rev. Bond Haldeman

by Dan Wilkinson

O Little Town of Bethlehem How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is giv’n! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heav’n. No ear may hear his coming; but, in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive him, still the dear Christ enters in. O holy child of Bethlehem, descend […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Church Speak” A colleague at the Lutheran Center related this story. An unchurched friend of hers was visiting and noticed her Advent calendar. “What is Advent?” she asked. A simple question. But my colleague soon discovered it wasn’t that easy to explain Advent to someone who had never heard of it, but who also had […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING January 14, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

NEXT SUNDAY 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Conference Room) Annual Reports available today in Narthex – Pick one up! MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) 12:30 pm Quilters Meeting (Friendship Hall) 5:30 pm Foundation Meeting (Conference […]

Offering Envelopes for 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

The Offering Envelopes for 2018 have arrived! Please help us save the expense of mailing by picking up your offering envelopes for 2018 from the table at the west end of the Narthex! Thank you!

Prayer Shawls Available

by Dan Wilkinson

We have a lovely supply of prayer shawls waiting to be delivered to individuals who could benefit from being “wrapped up in love and prayers”. The only qualifications to deliver a shawl are a smiling face and a desire to extend the hand of kindness. Recipients are not required to be members of our congregation. […]