Thursday, January 25, 2018


January 28, 2018


Adult Class – February 4, 2018 - Topic:  Reflections on the Symposium at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.


Lutheran Witness Subscriptions are coming due soon.  The cost for a year subscription is $22.70. If you receive the witness and want to keep getting it, leave your money in the church office.  If you no longer wish to receive the witness, please contact the office to have your name removed.  Make checks to St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Thank You – We want to thank everyone who sent a card for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. It meant a lot to us!

 Don and Pam Madsen


Pastor Chats - I will continue to post my available times on the back table for the week ahead for a visit with me.  I will continue to post times until I am able to visit every family.   


Ladies Aid Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Devotions: Janice Schealler, Pastor Cowell Bible Study and Linda Kerkove, Hostess.


Lessons on the Liturgy:   Candlemas

We celebrate the Feast of the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord every year on February 2nd.  The account of Mary and Jesus going to the temple to be purified is found at Luke 2:22-38.  This feast is often called “Candlemas” because tradition has arose to bless candles on this day in lieu of Simeon’s song of praise in which he identifies Jesus as “a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel (Lu. 2:32).”


Under Thrivent’s Choice program, members who meet minimum requirements are given Choice Dollars to allocate to the organization of their choice.  These dollars are given at no cost to the member.  Thrivent members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 31, 2018 to allocate dollars from 2017. Choice dollars that are not allocated by that date will be lost.  Please consider allocating your Choice Dollars to St. John’s or to the Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.  Both are registered as eligible recipient for Choice Dollars.  In order to see if you have Choice Dollars available and to allocate those dollars, call 1-800-THRIVENT (1-800-347-4836) or access your account through  Your Choice dollars need to be allocated each year or they will be lost.


A Breakfast Brunch will be held at the Lone Rock American Legion on Sunday, February 4th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Serving French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.  Free Will donation.  Supporting funds from Thrivent.


This Week at St. John’s  – (January 28, 2018- February 4, 2018)

Today           8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                     9:00     am       Service                                                                                      

Tuesday        9:00     am       Preschool

Wednesday  9:00     am       Preschool                                                                                                          

                      6:00     pm       Religion School

Thursday       9:00     am       Preschool

                      1:30     pm       LWML Meeting                                                                        

Sunday         8:00     am       Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                      9:00    am       Service  (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Dave and Linda Kerkove

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for January:         *David Haase & Michael Bierstedt

Elder for January:             Jeff Schutjer


Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

·         Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

·         Women’s Bible Studies during the school year on Monday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

·         BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) - Sunday Evening Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. in Fireside Room. We will be studying The Book of Hebrews