- 12/24 4:30PM Sunday School Program followed by Worship Service with Holy Communion
- 12/25 9:00AM Worship Service with Holy Communion
First Sunday of Christmas
- 12/26 7:45AM Worship Service with Holy Communion
There will be a Special Called Congregational Meeting on Sunday, July 17th after the 9:00am worship service to vote on replacement of the air-conditioning unit in the Activity Center quilting room.
Worship service begin at 9:00am. Those who wish to remain in their cars during worship service may listen to the broadcast on 87.9FM. We ask that you park along the north end of the parking lot so that our ushers can greet you and offer you a bulletin and communion. We look forward to seeing you!
In Honor of…
Elsie Herrmann in honor of loved ones
The Butch Seeker family in honor of our church family at St. Johns
Gayle Bednar in honor of my grandchildren Cooper, Tucker, Paige and Clay
Donna Bentke in honor of the risen Lord
David Bryan in honor of the Bryan family
Vernon and Judy Wagner in honor of Zach, Whitney & Sydney Wagner
In Memory of…
Dorothy Wiesepape in memory of family
Sandy Janner in memory of my parents Alfred & Elenora Rohde
The Butch Seeker family in memory of Lanell
Elaine Lindgren in memory of Michael Lindgren
Al and Audrey Steinbach in memory of loved ones
Danney and Connie Rohde in memory of parents
Arlie Parker in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Scherer
Kimberly A. Ehlert Kraft in memory of Esther Ehlert, Pat & Dee Schroeder and Sonny & Geneva Ehlert
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hodde and family in memory of Martha Hodde, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Steinkamp, and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kohring
David Bryan in memory of Linda Bryan
Vernon and Judy Wagner in memory of Henry & Esther Wagner, and Jimmy & Edna Plantt
Ben and Carolyn Kessel in memory of loved ones
David and Betty Feldmann in memory of Ron Feldmann
Charles & Deanna Giese in memory of parents & grandparents
St. John would like to say thank you to Betty Feldmann for taking all the orders and handling the Easter Lilies! We appreciate you!
The Psalms are Hebrew poetry at its best. And what was best about poetry then is still what is best about poetry: no other vehicle better gives expression to the heights and depths of the human experience. In this wonderful book one will find the full spectrum of human emotions. If you can feel it, you can find a psalm about it: joy, sadness, fear, anger, abandonment, tranquility, vengeance, repentance, praise, and helplessness. Sometimes exhilarating, sometimes calming, sometimes shocking, the psalms give us a peek into a very public yet very personal conversation between the author and his God. Nothing is “off” the table. God knows what is in our hearts at any given moment. We can’t help but feel what we feel, and the Psalms invite us to take even our “lesser” feelings to God in prayer.
+ To introduce worshipers to the great faith-resource that we have in the Book of Psalms.
+ To lead worshippers into to the understanding that in the book of Psalms you will find every emotion that human beings feel: joy, praise, sadness, fear, anger, contrition, resentment, etc. We can’t help but feel what we feel, and the Psalms invite us to take all of it to God in prayer.
+ To encourage worshippers to memorize (hide away in their hearts) entire psalms and portions of psalms so that they can be readily available to them to express their feelings of joy or to be “very present helps in times of trouble.”
+ To help worshippers experience the spiritual practice of meditation.
February 24 Introduction to “The Psalms: Songs in the Key of Life” – Psalm 23
March 3 “Awe and Wonder” Psalm 8
March 10 “Spiritual Depression” Psalm 42 – A Lament
March 17 “Lord, I’m Sorry” Psalm 51
March 24 “Lord, I’m Angry” Psalm 109
April 1, Maundy Thursday “Be Still To Know that I am God” Psalm 46
April 2, Good Friday “Where Can I Go from Your Presence?” Psalm 139
At January’s council meeting, the council revisited the guidelines for in-person worship during the ongoing corona virus pandemic. After much discussion, the council voted to repeal the previous guidelines and adopt the following:
Effective February 1, 2021, the church building will reopen its doors to in-person meetings and worship. This includes Sunday School, quilters, Ladies Aid, Bible studies, and Lutheran Men in Mission. If your group does decide to resume meeting in person, we ask that you follow safety guidelines and that you sanitize your space with provided supplies upon leaving. The council has set the following guidelines, (which may be modified dependent upon government authority orders or church council directives) for in-person attendance:
Parking lot worship will continue at 8:00am, with the service broadcast on 87.9 FM. The 8:00am service will also be recorded and uploaded to the church website and Facebook page. In-person worship will resume February 7th at 10:05am and will look similar to the services held in October.
A face mask is required, and we will have some available if you forget yours. A council member will hand you a bulletin as you enter, and there will be a collection plate for your offering. We will safely space out the seating. You may continue to bring your own communion elements, or you may use the individually prepackaged wafer and wine kits that are available. Linda Pieper and Linda Schulze will continue to provide music during worship, and we will add the singing of the Hymn of the Day. Traditional sharing of the peace may be done with members of your own family that are seated with you, but a smile and a wave to others will have to do for now. There will be no reception line following the service.
These are some of the changes that we will be implementing to insure that everyone remains safe and may be added to or adjusted if deemed appropriate or necessary.
We are a loving and welcoming family of faith,
excited about what God has done (and continues to do!) for us.
Join us for worship, every Sunday at 8:00am and 10:05am.