Finance Board’s Financial Update

On December 4th at both services the Finance board will be giving a financial update presentation at both services. We thank you all for the many ways that you contribute to help with God’s Love in Action. We will be working with all the boards & groups to prepare the Ministry Support Plan for 2017…

Music Sunday & Sunday School Christmas Program

On December 10th at the 8:00 a.m. worship service come enjoy the music of the season with songs from the Wind Ensemble, Carol & Trinity Choir, and various individual musicians. At 10:15 a.m. the St. John Sunday School will present their Christmas program! The Youth Board will hold a soup lunch following the program with…

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Anyone interested in knitting or crocheting is invited to begin making a prayer shawl or lap robe.  Some patterns are available in the church office in a special binder. Yarn is available in the church basement grouped in 2 gallon Ziploc bags in an amount that should be appropriate for a shawl or two. We…

Angel Tree

Again, this year, St. John is pleased to participate in “Angel Tree”, a Prison Fellowship program that provides a pathway for incarcerated parents to restore and strengthen relationships with their children and families. Volunteers from our church give Christmas gifts and the Good News of God’s love to children in the name of mothers and…

Family Advent Event

Wednesday, November 30th,  in the Parish Hall from 6-7pm. This is an opportunity for parents and children to make an ALL ABOUT ADVENT poster and some additional crafts together.

Updated History of St. John

An updated history of St. John which covers the years 1997 – 2016 has been compiled. View each section of St. John’s history by clicking on the St. John tab and then History.  Click link to view.   history-of-st-john-evangelical-lutheran-church-1997-2016

Youth “Give Thanks” Dinner

The youth of St. John would like to thank the congregation for their support by hosting a dinner at 11:30 a.m. on November 12th. The menu will be pork loin, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dinner rolls & dessert.

“Up With Puppets”

“Up with Puppets” ministry will be at our 1st and 2nd services on Sunday, November 13th.  ‘Up with Puppets” is a Christian-based puppet group at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa.  Their puppeteers range in age from 7th grade through college.  They love to travel to other churches and organizations to help spread the Word…

Congregational Forum

We have scheduled a congregational forum for Sunday November 13th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the church sanctuary.  The purpose of this forum is to give you an opportunity to hear major themes that emerged from the cottage meetings we held as part of the self-study. We will try to have handouts available as well, but…

Fall Festival – Stewardship board

On Reformation Sunday, October 29th, the Stewardship board is planning a Fall Festival. They are planning a simple meal, music for entertainment, and some activities for the children. They are also planning to hold a Silent Auction. Auction items are donated by the congregation and will be either hand made goods, food items or services….