2021: The Year of Generosity
Memory Verse: Matthew 6:21
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Posted: November 28th
Council prayers: We ask the members of St. John’s to pray this month that we all keep our hearts and minds open to God’s call to service, as the Nominating Committee strives to identify congregants to fill spots within the church. We also continue to pray that we treat one another with patience, kindness and respect.
Thank you to the members of St. John’s for your cards, prayers, and expression of support from Jerry Bauer and family.
New Member Sunday: St. John’s received a brother and sister in faith into our fellowship on Sunday, November 21st . We welcome Susan and Lynn Schlessman. Please plan to introduce yourself and welcome them! Susan and Lynn transfer from First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lorain, OH where Lynn was pastor for many years.
Christmas Program We begin practice for the Christmas Program on November 21st at 9:30 AM. Following the first practice, practice for speaking parts will be each Sunday at 9:30. Practice for those in preschool and younger will be at 10:15 each week. December 5th at 9:30 AM will be practice for everyone combined! The program will be on December 12th at 10:30 at the Zorn barn!!! We give thanks to the Zorn family for making this possible. If you haven't signed up yet, please let me know so we can figure out your part!
Giving Tree Gifts Due: The gifts must be returned to the church by November 29th . If you need us to wrap or to pick your gifts up, no problem. Just let me know. Many many thanks in advance.
Thank you to all who were willing to stay after worship last Sunday and help decorate our sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas season.
Book Club meets November 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Vine and Olive. You're welcome to join us!
Thanks to Sue, Peg, and Thrivent, we have a grant for Sunday School activities! If you would like crafts, Bible stories, games, and other items to do with your little one at home (mailed to you), please let me know ASAP! The boxes come with so many activities!
Game night at the Gathering Ground is being postponed to December. We were just informed that Gathering Grounds is quite busy the day before Thanksgiving as people gather with friends from their past and might be too crowded for games!
Help Needed! I've heard so many people say they enjoy reading in worship and being a part of the service. Readers are needed each week on Zoom and in person. Communion assistants are also needed in the sanctuary. Please let Pastor Stacy know if you are available to help or sign up on the sheet in the rear of the sanctuary.
The ACTION TEAM of St. John's will meet on Monday, November 29th at 4:30 pm on our regular ZOOM channel. ALL ARE WELCOME - Funeral luncheons, After worship Potluck Other.... Kevin Young, President St. John's Congregational Council