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Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 20, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at the baptism of Jesus—today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride.” By the power of […]

Baptism of Our Lord – January 13, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING January 13, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:30 am Special Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am Area Preacher’s Text Study (Pastor’s Office) 5:30 pm Chair Yoga […]

Adult Forum Bible Study

by Dan Wilkinson

The Adult Forum Bible Study returns for the spring session! The topic will center on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his 1937 book, “Life Together.” The tentative schedule is 8 weeks, including Feb. 10, 17 and 24, and March 3, 24 and 31, and April 7. If the schedule changes, notice will be given in the Yellow […]

St. John Lutheran Church Council – December 11, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

Present: Tim B, Elizabeth H, Bond Haldeman, Beth B, Ron H, Tim J, Lorrie C, Ron J, Kathy H, Greg G Absent: Heidi and Jason P, Gus H Gather for Devotion Approval of Agenda – Tim B. made a proposal to move the Church properties to first on the agenda, seconded by Pastor Bond, motion […]

Layman’s View

by Dan Wilkinson

Grace and peace to you St. John’s Family, I sincerely hope your holidays were full of joy and love ! I also hope this new year will be fruitful and happy ! Wow ! Where did the year go ? Just seems the older I get the faster time goes. Last year was a busy […]

Pastor’s Ponderings – Rev. Bond Haldeman

by Dan Wilkinson

“New Year’s Resolutions” When our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Repent” [Matt. 4:17], he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. This word cannot be understood as referring to the sacrament of penance, that is, confession and satisfaction, as administered by the clergy. Yet it does not mean solely inner repentance; such […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Happy New Year!” Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the January 2017 column from the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Ah, a new year! It opens up before us with infinite possibilities like brand new notebooks at the beginning of the school year or the beginning of football season in […]

LEAF Scholarship Fund

by Dan Wilkinson

The Foundation would like to remind our members that this scholarship fund is available from the Foundation to assist students who attend colleges associated with the ELCA. Scholarship applications are available in the church office for anyone from the congregation who is attending or contemplating attending a Lutheran Church school. We would also encourage contributions […]

TV Ministry

by Dan Wilkinson

  Sponsors are needed for the TV Ministry. Sponsorship costs $60 per Sunday and can be given in honor of a happy occasion (birthday, anniversary, birth of child, promotion) or in memory of a loved one. One individual or family, or several individuals or families together, can sponsor a Sunday. This ministry is not part […]