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THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 16, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Room ) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Conference Room) GIFTS Shelter ends this afternoon (GIFTS Shelter) 10:30 am Youth Gathering Meeting (Pastor’s Office) MONDAY: ECHO Toy Drive (Friendship Hall) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Conference Room) No Bible Study today 5:30 pm Foundation Meeting (Conference […]

Poinsettias for Christmas!

by Dan Wilkinson

Christmas will be here soon. You will find an order form for Christmas poinsettias inside this Messenger. You can order a plant in honor of a special person or event in your life, or in memory of someone dear to you. You can choose to take your plant home after Christmas or leave it here […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 9, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am Kitchen Committee Meeting (Kitchen) GIFTS Shelter begins today (GIFTS Shelter) MONDAY: 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) GIFTS Shelter (GIFTS Shelter) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Council Meeting (Conference Room) 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) GIFTS Shelter (GIFTS […]

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

by Dan Wilkinson

With the new tax reform increasing the standard deduction, many people will no longer find it beneficial to itemize their deductions and therefore not be able to deduct there charitable contributions. However, there is a tax strategy that is available to some of us. The IRA qualified charitable distribution (QCD) provides a way for donors […]

Christian Education Classes

by Dan Wilkinson

Adult Forum, Sunday School, Confirmation, and other Christian education opportunities are being offered. Sunday School is meeting weekly in Friendship Hall. Adult Bible Study Forum is now meeting in the Library. There are classes on December 2nd and 16th; a new schedule will be released in January. Confirmation students have received a schedule and meet […]

St. John Lutheran Church Council – November 13, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

Present: Kathy H, Bond Haldeman, Elizabeth H, Tim J, Ron H, Heidi P, Jason P, Katherine H, Melanie E, Donna R, Lorrie C, Greg G, Kathy S, Ron J Absent: Tim B Gather for Devotion: Heidi P Approval of Agenda: Kathy S made a motion to add the guests to the agenda, seconded by Greg […]

Snow Pants and Boots – Thank You

by Dan Wilkinson

Thank you to all of the generous donors, who made it possible to provide warm snow pants and snow boots for 20 students at Jackson Elementary School. Thank you for your kindness to, and concern for, the children.     Once again this year, our congregation will partner with the Janesville School District to help […]

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 of […]

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

by Dan Wilkinson

As the weather grows colder and budgets run down to yearend, the requests for assistance become more frequent. The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, which is used to assist those in need of emergency help, is not funded by our general offering; only special gifts designated to this account are used for this purpose. If you are […]

Pastor’s Ponderings – Rev. Bond Haldeman

by Dan Wilkinson

“Light of the World” I have especially noticed the early darkness since the time change a few weeks ago. It makes me much less excited about evening meetings. But I have also noticed the lights that began with Halloween but have continued and increased now with Christmas. Many windows are filled with decorations, houses lit […]