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: September-May
7:45 am Traditional Service
9:00 am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
10:15 am Traditional & NewSong Contemporary
Summer Schedule: Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend
7:45 am Traditional Service
9:00 am NewSong Contemporary Service
10:15 am Traditional Service
No Sunday school during summer schedule
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Ash Wednesday Service and Dinner
Please join us for our Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion and the Imposition of the Ashes on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:15 pm. Before service, our MY FROG youth will be serving a delicious Italian dinner complete with salad and desert from 5:30-7:00 pm for a free-will offering. All proceeds will benefit the youth. Mark your calendars now to attend our Lenten Wednesday evening services each week beginning in March. MY FROG youth and families will host dinner each week before the services.
College & Military Care Packages
The Outreach Committee will be collecting monetary donations through February 9 for care packages that will be sent to our college and military members. Last year we were able to send each member an Amazon and Starbucks gift card, and some candy and treats. Please look for the donation box in the narthex. Also in the narthex is a sign-up sheet for names and addresses of our college and military members. If you or your family member is in the college or military, please place them on this list so that we can send them a package to remind them how much we love and support them!
St. John’s Mental Health Afternoon
On Sunday, February 16, 11:30-1:00 pm, St. John’s will be sponsoring a Mental Health Afternoon event. Our topic this month will be “Nutrition and Mental Health”, and our guest speaker will be Sarah Kuehnert. Sarah is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist at Adams Memorial Hospital and at Lutheran Health Networks. A lite lunch will be provided. If you have a personal story about nutrition and mental health that you would like to share, please contact Melanie Crapser.
Winter Jam is coming to the Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, February 20. As we have done in the past, we will be buying advance tickets to bypass the incredibly long line. These tickets are $35 and are available to any member of the congregation or any friends who would like to join us for the concert. All TCC and Link members will pay $20. Please RSVP to Melanie Crapser by Monday, February 10. A caravan will be leaving St. John’s at 4:30 pm for those who want a ride!
New Women’s Bible Study
The WNALC will be hosting a Wednesday evening Women’s Bible Study on the book of John, led by Bev Easterhaus at the church. The study will begin on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m. and run until approximately 7:15 p.m. for 12 weeks
St. John’s will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, February 24 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the fellowship hall. To schedule an appointment, please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ‘stjohnlktwp’, or contact the church office. Save a life! Give blood!
Sunday NOON Lite
Love. Inspire. Testify. Enlighten. Sing a song, read a poem, show your art or hobby, or share a story of God working in your life. Or just come and enjoy! All are welcome to join us on Sunday, March 1st immediately following the potluck.
Join us after second services on Sunday, March 1st for an Irish-American themed potluck. Bring your favorite dish to share. Immediately following the potluck will be our Sunday Noon Lite.
Mad Ants Faith & Family Night
MY FROG, TCC, and Link will be attending the Mad Ants Faith and Family Night at the Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 pm. After the game will be a concert featuring Newsboys United and Mandisa. All members of St. John’s are invited to join us! Tickets for the game and concert are only $15. Please RSVP to Melanie Crapser by Monday, February 24.
February Youth & Link Events
Confirmation Class/H2H, Sunday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturday, February 1, Ski Trip to Swiss Valley
- 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, Youth Leadership
- 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wed., February 5, Melanie’s Office Hours, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
GROUP – TCC & MYFROG, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 pm
Link Chat, 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Wed., February 12, MY FROG Group
- 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Friday, February 14, Parent’s Night Out
- 5:30 – 9:30 pm
TCC Lock-in, 5:00 pm – Saturday Feb. 15, 9:30 am.
Wed., February 19, Melanie’s Office Hours, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Group – TCC & MY FROG, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Link Chat, 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Thurs., February 20, Winter Jam
- 4:30 – 11:00 pm
Friday, February 21, Kid’s Club
- 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sat., February 22, MY FROG Ice Cream Social @ Church
- 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday, February 23, Link Lunch @ Church
- 11:30 – 1:00 pm.
Link Video Chats
Our Youth/Young Adult Director, Melanie Crapser, holds “Link” video chats a couple of times a month to keep in touch with our college age young adults who are either away at school or are keeping a busy schedule juggling school, work, family, etc. These are on Wednesday evenings with a brief devotion and a short time to connect and catch up. We hope this will be a great tool to help this group stay grounded in their faith. Contact Melanie if you’d like to be connected.
Daily Devotions Options
Daily devotions and spending time listening and talking with God is imperative not only for encouragement to face each day, but also to continue to grow in your faith. There are many devotional ideas to consider. Here at St. John’s, we have the Christ in Our Home daily devotional booklets available in regular and large print form. Ask an usher and they can get one for you. Also, for those who have a smart phone, there is a free app called “Our Daily Bread Ministries” (ODB.org) that you can download. This is a great, convenient way to begin each day. We encourage you to pass this information to your family and friends, especially to those who may be away at school or on the road and do not have access to a written form of devotion. This message is from the Worship Committee who want to support you in your personal journey and inspire you to spend time with the Lord every day.
Women’s Bible Study Group
The Women’s Friday Morning Bible Study meets weekly and we would LOVE to have you join this fun group of women who love Jesus and enjoy learning from one another! This group meets every Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Women of the NALC
Bible Study — Thursday, February 6 — 9:30 a.m.
Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, February 11 –– 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study — Thursday, March 5 — 9:30 a.m.
Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, March 10 — 9:00 a.m.
The St. John’s Sewing group recently shipped 120 Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts that had been sewn, knotted, and hemmed since October 2018. Many THANKS to this group, their families, and friends who support this important mission project. More sewers and knotters would always be welcomed. There are funds available to purchase fabrics. Some of our quilts will be displayed on the pews at the Thanksgiving service. These will be part of the 2020 shipment.
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