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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.

Worship Times:  

7:45 am Traditional
9:00 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
10:15 am Traditional & NewSong Contemporary

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February 2015 Calendar

 

blood driveRed Cross Blood Drive, February 24

Our next Red Cross Blood Drive will be Tuesday, February 24 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Have a heart and save a life. Call the church office to sign-up to give blood.

 

 

ash wednesday_10005cLent Begins this Wednesday, February 18

The Lenten Season will begin with Ash Wednesday on February 18. As in the past, we will have a special communion service beginning at 7:15 p.m. with imposition of ashes on this occasion. During lent we will hold services each Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. Before service each week the MYFROG group and their parents will be serving a soup and sandwich supper. Holy Week will begin with Palm Sunday on March 29 and conclude with Easter, Sunday April 5. Mark your calendars to attend these special services.

Lenten Devotional is Complete!

 Lenten Devotional - 2015Lenten Devotional – 2015

A family devotional written for the church with reflections on the 15 Stations of the Cross that will be displayed within the Fellowship Hall. It is an introduction to the practice of prayer and meditation and will introduce the stations as we prepare for Good Friday. Each day there are daily readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Each of the original pieces of art are by the Rev. Joel Nickel, STS are included within the work to enjoy and reflect upon in your daily prayers. The goal is to bridge an ancient tradition with a new portrayal. The stations follow the pattern put out by Pope John Paul II in his cyclical The Way of the Cross and are influenced by the works of Pablo Picasso and Spanish artist Joan Miro. The learn more about the Rev. Joel Nickel, STS, and his liturgical artwork you may visit his site at www. joelnickelart.com. My hope is that his work will be enjoyed and will lead you deeper in prayer and reflection.

Ash Wednesday Supper

Please join us on Ash Wednesday, February 18th for a chicken dinner hosted by MY FROG. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken to support the MY FROG (Middle Youth Fully Rely On God). We look forward to serving you!

CPR & AED Training

If you took the CPR & AED classes in 2013, here at St. John’s, it is time to renew Your certification. Possibly You have never been certified at all, but would like to be prepared, if the need, arises. You may by planning to begin Baby Sitting and would like to learn CPR.

What ever Your situation, Jeremy McKinley is going to teach the CPR, choking & AED class Thursday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m., here at St. John’s.

It is $35 per person, but I’m checking into possible financial assistance with the fee. If You are interested in taking the class, call Marsha Hibben 413-2337 or the church office, by February 16th. Middle School and High School Youth are welcome, as well as Adults. Sorry for the short notice.

 College and Military Care Packagescollege care package1c

The Outreach Committee is asking for donations, from February first to March first, of items to be used in care packages for our deployed military members and college students. Items can be as simple as snacks, pens, pencils, snacks, gum, Chapstick, snacks, Sharpies, post-it notes, popcorn, Rice Krispie treats, etc. Monetary donations will also be accepted for purchasing items and to help cover shipping costs. The boxes will be packaged on March fifth. Thank you!

 

Baby Bottle Campaign

The Outreach Committee will be working with A Hope Center to organize a Baby Bottle Campaign to help raise money for their ministry. The baby bottles will be available to pick up beginning at the Ash Wednesday service on February 18. Please fill the bottles with your extra cash or change and return them to the church by Palm Sunday, March 29. Thank you!

February Youth Events

youth_4052cFebruary 11th, GROUP

  • GROUP for Middle School and High School youth will meet each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

February 18th, Ash Wednesday Meal (MYFROG)

  • All MYFROG students need to help

February 25th, Lenten Dinner (MYFROG)

  • Be sure your family has signed up for one of these dinners

February 28th—March 1st, Toboggan Weekend (MYFROG & TCC)

  • Depart church 2:30p Sat. return 12:00n Sun. RSVP by 18th

Care Package Addresses

The Outreach Committee will continue collecting items and monetary donations for the college and military care packages through March 1. Please check with the office before Thursday, March 5 to insure that we have the correct address for your college student or military member. This will help us to not forget anybody and make sure the packages reach your loved ones!

If you would like to send or give the package yourself, please contact Melanie Crapser or Matt Benne.

Ebola Donations

Thanks you to all those who given donations for the Ebola Response. If you would still like to donate you may do so by either going to the St. John’s website (www.stjohnslaketownship.org), click on the link to Direct Relief or by donating through your offering until the end of the year, just be sure to mark the envelope or check for Ebola Response. Together we can help equip the medical personnel and stop the spread of this devastating disease.

Click here to donate to Ebola Response

 

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.

2015 Flower Chart

The 2015 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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