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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Hanging of the Greens
This year’s Hanging of the Greens service is on Sunday, December 8th, at 6:00 p.m. Prepare your hearts for this Christmas season. Awake your soul with beautiful and familiar melodies. Awe your spirit, and hear the stories of individuals witnessing the arrival of a Baby who would save the world. Invite your family and friends to this special service. Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us!
Sunday School Christmas Program
Please join us on Sunday, December 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary for our annual Sunday School Christmas program. This year it is titled: The 12 Days of Christmas, What My Bible Says to Me. There will be beautiful art work, special music performances and a great message. Following the program, please join us for some light refreshments.
The Outreach committee is bringing some love and cheer to our shut-ins with a night of caroling on Wednesday, December 11. We will meet at the church at 6:30, divide into groups, and carpool to our assigned locations. Afterwards, please join us back at church for cookies and hot chocolate. We welcome you all.
Jr/Sr Friend Luncheon
Junior and senior friends please plan to attend an Advent luncheon on Sunday December 15, 11:30-1:00. After we enjoy a meal together We will make gingerbread houses and hear Christmas songs performed by our junior friends. Please bring some type of candy or sweet treat, gift wrapped, for our gift exchange. If you are not currently assigned to a junior friend and wish to be, we will connect you. All seniors welcome! We just ask that everyone RSVP to Chrissy VanEvery.
Congregation Ski Trip
It’s a church family Snow Day! The congregation is invited to a ski trip to Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area on Monday, December 30. We will leave the church at 8:30 am and return around 7:00 pm. The church council has graciously provided us some funds that will cover transportation, a pizza dinner, and all of, or a portion of, everyone’s lift ticket, subject to the number of people who join us. Each person would be responsible for their twenty-dollar equipment rental if needed. We want everyone to join us, however, so we will happily cover the entire cost for those that need it. If you have never skied before, Swiss Valley is the perfect place for beginners, while still providing challenging areas for the veteran skiers. If you are interested in this fun outing, please contact Steve Gilbert.
Sunday Night L.I.T.E.
Love. Inspire. Testify. Enlighten. January 5, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to participate in Sunday Night L.I.T.E. at the church next Sunday November 3rd. Sing a song, read a poem, show your art, or share a special story of God working in your life. Whatever it is God has given you to glorify Him and bring joy to others; we want you to share it. If you have not yet been to one of these inspirational, gatherings join us and bring a friend. Refreshments and fellowship from 7:30-8:00 p. If you would like to share that evening contact Rob Niman to let him know.
December Youth Events
*Sunday, Dec. 8, 15 & 22 Confirmation / H2H
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*Sunday, December 1, TCC Youth Leadership, 11:30-1:00 p.m.
MY FROG Christmas at Franke Park, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 4, Melanie’s Office Hours: 5:00-6:30 pm TCC Group Hanging of the Greens Practice: 6:30-8:00 pm
GROUP for MY FROG at Coventry Meadows: 6:00-8:00 pm
Link Video Chat: 8:30-9:00 pm
*Friday December 6, Kids Club: 6:00-8:30 pm (helpers needed)
MY FROG Christmas party (lock in), 8:30 pm – 8:30 am
*Sunday, December 8, TCC Hanging of the Greens, 5:30 pm arrive
*Wednesday, Dec. 11, TCC and MY FROG Christmas Caroling
*Sunday, December 15, Sunday School Christmas Program, 9:00 am
Jr/Sr Luncheon @ Church, 11:30 am (helpers needed)
TCC Christmas party @ the Buesching’s, 12:00-3:00 pm
LINK Christmas party @ the Mattes’s 6:00-9:00 pm
*Wednesday, December 18, Melanie’s Office Hours: 5:00-6:30 pm MY FROG & TCC Group, 6:30-8:00 pm
Link Video Chat, 8:30-9:00 pm
*Monday, December 30, Church Ski Trip, 8:30 am
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, December 5 — 9:30 a.m.
Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, December 10 –– 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study — Thursday, January 2 — 9:30 a.m.
Sewing Work Day — Tuesday, January 14 — 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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