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We invite you to join us each week as we worship together, learn together, serve together for the sake of our Lord and His eternal glory.

Sunday Morning – Worship Times:   September – May

7:45 am Traditional
10:15 am Traditional
10:15 am NewSong Contemporary
Sunday School: 9:00am – September-May

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April 2014 Calendar

 

Holy Week and Easter Services

 Palm Sunday — April 13th

  •  Procession with palms — begin in the Narthex

Maundy Thursday — April 17th

  •  Service with Holy Communion and First Communion

Good Friday — April 18th

  •  Tenebrae Service — 7:15 p.m.

Easter Sunrise — April 20th

  • 6:00 a.m.
  • An early morning service led by the High School youth that captures the drama & excitement of the Resurrection.

Easter Breakfast

  • 6:45 a.m.

Easter Services

  • Sunday, April 20th
  • 7:45 and 10:15 a.m.
  •  Traditional Services with Holy Communion
  • 10:15 a.m. NewSong Service
  • Easter Egg hunt for the younger Sunday School

children & Family Resurrection Activity 9:00 a.m.

 

Midweek Soup and Sandwich Supperssoup_7319c

Please join us each Wednesday evening in Lent for the Soup and Sandwich suppers which are served by our MY FROG Middle School Youth These suppers will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. Immediately after the suppers, our Lenten services will begin at 7:15 p.m.

 

breakfast_2652cEaster Breakfast

Come and join us for our annual Easter breakfast beginning about 6:45 a.m. after the Easter Sunrise Service on April 20. The TCC High School youth will be serving a wonderful variety of breakfast items. A free-will offering will be taken. The funds raised will help support the TCC activities throughout the year.

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Holy week services begin with Palm Sunday on April 13. Maundy Thursday is April 18 at 7:15 p.m. with Holy Communion and First Communion. Good Friday is April 19th and is a Tenebrae service beginning at 7:15 p.m. Easter April 20th, Sunrise service is 6:00 a.m. led by the High School youth, we will also have our regular Sunday service times at 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.

 

communion_10581cFirst Communion Class

All youth who are in the 5th grade or above are invited to attend Pr. Ralph’s First Communion class. The two classes will be held on Thursday, April 10 and Monday, April 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. First Communion will be made on Maundy Thursday, April 18 during the 7:15 worship service. If your child will be attending, please call the church office.

St. John’s Women’s Retreatwomens retreat_7921c

Hey Girlfriends…We are going on our annual Women’s Retreat at Camp Lutherwald on April 11 & 12. Cost this year is $50.00. This includes your night stay in Kempski Center, meals and linens for the weekend. Our retreat is titled “Café Chocolat” with obviously a chocolate theme. We will find out, with one of the favorite foods, how God can impact our lives! Call or e-mail Cindy Houser (489-3948) (houser_cindy@hotmail.com) (there is an underscore symbol between houser cindy). We still need a couple of people to help out with the lessons, too. Hope you can go with us for a relaxing & fun weekend.

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April Youth Events

Youth, please join us for any or all of these great youth events during April.

GROUP Starts again April 16

  • GROUP for Middle and High School youth will meet April 16, 23 & 30 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.April 1, TCC & MYFROG
  • Meet at the church at 6:30 going to see God’s Not Dead return 9:45 p.m.April 2 & 9, Lenten Meals: MYFROG
  • Meals are served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.April 6 & 19, Easter Play Practice: TCC
  • 9:00 a.m. during Sunday School hour
  • Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.April 25 & 26, 30-Hour Famine
  • Famine will begin after breakfast on Friday, we will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. for activities and overnight then break the fast shortly before we leave at 12 noon on Saturday.

Easter Flowers

Envelopes to place your order for Easter Flowers are available in the back of the sanctuary, in the fellowship hall and in the west entrance of the church. These flowers will decorate the front of the church and fellowship hall for our Easter Sunday services.   After the late services, these flowers can be taken home. This year you can order Easter lilies, tulips and hyacinths. The cost is $11.00, and Rhonda Dennon has offered to prepare the Easter flowers for us at cost, just as she did beautifully for the Poinsettias at Christmas. Please place your orders no later than Sunday, April 13.

New Young Adult Bible Study Bible study young adult_6076c1_web

On April 15th, we will start having a Young Adult Bible Study at the church every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. This is in addition to the Discovery Group which meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. Join us anytime for these young adult activities.

Discovery Group

Our Young Adult Discovery Group will meet on the first Thursday of the month, April 3, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining with the group please contact Rob Niman.

Member Support Coordinator

Outreach Committee is looking for a volunteer to be St. John’s Member Support Coordinator.  This person would gather a list of individuals who sign up to be part of an “on-call” list that would be willing to provide help to members of the St. John’s congregation should a need arise. A congregation member in need would be able to contact the Member Support Coordinator and arrange help for needs such as: a ride to/from church, an appointment or the grocery store, lawn care/snow removal if they are unable to do it themselves, or if a family is in need of meal support due to a birth, death, or hospitalization.  If you are willing or interested in being the contact person for this new ministry please contact Anna Van Westen 437-9643, aevanwesten@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Disaster Relief Coordinator

Outreach Committee is also looking for a volunteer to be St. John’s Disaster Relief Coordinator.  The NALC is asking every congregation to appoint such a person.  This individual will receive information from the NALC whenever a national or international disaster occurs.  This information will identify specifically what help is needed.  The congregation’s Disaster Relief Coordinator will then inform the congregation of the requested assistance and will coordinate the contributions.  Also, if a local disaster should occur, the Disaster Relief Coordination will be our contact with the NALC and will work with them in receiving relief for our local needs.  For more information, or to volunteer for this position, please contact Anna Van Westen 437-9643, aevanwesten@gmail.com.  Thank you!

New Testament Bibles

In the back of the sanctuary, fellowship hall and in the narthex are paperback editions of the New Testament. Please take one and keep it if you need it, or give it to someone you think may want it – a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or even a stranger. This would be an easy way to share Christ’s message, love, and redeeming grace.

2014 Flower Chart

The 2014 flower chart is now in the binder in the library.  Two or more families can sign up per Sunday.  The cost of the flowers is $15.00 per family.  You can place your donation for the flowers in the offering plate on Sunday.  If you do so, please be sure to designate that in the appropriate box on your offering envelope.

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