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Bakers Needed!

by Dan Wilkinson

We need donations of about 17 pies for our gathering with Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld on August 28 th. Can you bake a pie and drop it off in the morning on the 28th? You don’t have to make a specific type of pie; choose your favorite recipe and share it with the Bishop and the […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING August 12, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) 12:30 pm Quilters Meeting (Friendship Hall) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Council Meeting (Conference Room) 6:30 pm Al-Anon (Library) THURSDAY: 1:30 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary) 2:30 pm Prayer Shawl Meeting (Conference Room) 6:30 pm Al-Anon Meeting (Conference Room) […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING August 5, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am First Sunday Feedback (Library) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) No Bible Study today TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am Rachel Circle 7:00 pm Mary Circle THURSDAY: 1:30 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary) 5:30 pm Social Ministry Meeting (Kathy Holcombe’s home) 6:30 pm Al-Anon Meeting […]

Christian Education Classes Coming This Fall

by Dan Wilkinson

Adult Forum, Sunday School, Confirmation, and other Christian education opportunities will be offered again this fall. Sunday School classes begin on September 9th. Confirmation age students and their parents will receive personal letters by mail in August with details and a Confirmation schedule. A schedule for Adult Bible Study Forum and other educational opportunities will […]

St. John Lutheran Church Council – July 10, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

Gather for Devotion: Psalm 68 Approval of Agenda: Tim J made a motion to approve the agenda with changes, Bond seconded the motion. Thank You Notes: for Diana W, Greg and Deb G, and Josh U Reports  Secretary – Bond made a motion which was seconded by Kathy H to approve the minutes as […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING JULY 29, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Worship/Evangelism Meeting (Pastor’s Office) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Office) No Bible Study today TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 6:30 pm Al-Anon District Meeting (Library) THURSDAY: 1:30 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary) 6:30 pm Al-Anon Meeting (Conference Room) NEXT SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am […]

The Layman’s View

by Dan Wilkinson

Peace be with you St. John Family, I’ve been thinking about change lately! Life changes, we change, the world changes. Change can be good but change can sometimes be bad. Change can be helpful but sometimes also be harmful. It can be beneficial but also disastrous. Still, there will always be change! Some, like myself; […]

Pastor’s Ponderings – Rev. Bond Haldeman

by Dan Wilkinson

Straws, Sticks, and Stones Come to Him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture: “See, I […]

A Word from the Bishop

by Dan Wilkinson

Greetings Siblings in Christ of the South-Central Synod, I am so honored and humbled to be your bishop. My official start date was July 1st but if you were involved in the MYLE and Youth Gathering 2018 you know I was in place a week earlier. It was indeed a privilege to start my tenure […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Serving the Neighbor in Need” Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the June 2017 column from the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. These are politically charged times. This very sentence in the presiding bishop’s column is likely to raise eyebrows. Across this church I’ve heard stories of parishioners disturbed by […]