2023: The Year of Story
Memory Verse: Acts 1:8
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Live Stream Worship: St. John's live streams its worship each week, and Facebook seems to have the best quality. Because the sound has become such an issue on Zoom, we will no longer be using that on Sundays. The link for Facebook is below; all you have to do is click on it to go directly to St. John's Facebook page. You DO NOT have to be a member of Facebook or join in order to watch the service. Thank you to those who keep working to improve our online worship.
Council asks the congregation to pray for all the Lutheran churches searching for pastoral leadership in the coming months, that they may be successful in their searches and find the spiritual guidance they seek.
The Season of Lent: Join us for special opportunities for fellowship and worship on Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning March 1st, featuring soup suppers at 5:30 pm followed by worship at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “Perfect Love Casts Our Fear” we will hear from several People of Faith. Wednesday March 29th we meet Dr. Howard Thurman as our person of faith. The soup supper sign-up sheet is on the back window for you to share your delicious soup recipes. May God bless you in your Lenten journey.
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday: April 2nd 10:30 in the sanctuary.
Maundy Thursday: April 6th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary Celebration of Holy Communion.
Good Friday: April 7th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary Tenebrae service of light and darkness.
Easter Sunday Schedule:
Easter Sunday, April 9th:
Easter Breakfast returns at 9:00 am. Your help will be needed to cook, setup, cleanup.
Easter egg hunt will be held for the youth immediately following the breakfast at 9:30 am.
Easter Worship at 10:30 am. with Holy Communion. Note: only one service will be held on Easter morning.
Your help is needed with candy donations for the annual kids' Easter egg hunt. If you plan to donate, it is very important to select small individually wrapped candy treats. Please bring your donation of individually wrapped candy treats by Palm Sunday and place them in the container at the handicap entrance. Thank you for helping with this fun time for the youth of St. John’s.
Small Group Opportunities:
Art with Allison Young meeting in her home, with a different project each month. They'll meet on the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm.
Meditation and Movement with Pastor Stacy and Shannon Thomas on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 AM at the Christian Life Center at Zion in Huron.
Men's Group with Jason Shupe and Andy Gundlach. Join them once a month for a relaxed conversation, usually around a fire or at the bar. The men who participated a couple of summers ago enjoyed the time just for them--to relax, to talk, to simply be. All men are invited.
Conversations with Lynn Schlessman meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:15 am in the Upper Room.
Bible Study with Sandy Thompson meets next on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm. This group met during the last session of small groups and had so much fun they want to go again. Join them as they go a bit deeper into the bible. Prior knowledge is not needed, and there is a ton of room for questions and discusssion.
We need your help! We still need readers, ushers, and communion assistants most weeks!