Monday, January 22, 2018

This Week @ St.John


  • WED 1/24- 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:00pm Elders' Meeting
  • SAT 1/27- 6:00pm Worship at St.Paul, Hanover
  • SUN 1/28- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship

Sunday, January 14, 2018

LYF Super Pizza Deal



10 inch Single-Topping Pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, beef, & sausage. Conveniently ready for your Super Bowl parties or game day dinner! Place your order in the church lobby following service, talk to an LYF member, or call the church office at 678-3312. We appreciate your support. $10 each

ORDERS DUE JAN 28 ORDERS WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP FEB 3 FROM 11:00AM - 1:00PM THANK YOU!


This Week @ St.John


  • WED JAN 18- 3:30PM Confirmation Classes
    • 7:30PM Annual (&Quarterly) Meeting
  • SAT JAN 20- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at St. Paul, Hanover Township (Triple Parish)
  • SUN JAN 21- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
    • 1:00PM-  LYF going to Drop Zone in Sioux City. $20 includes 90 minutes of jump time, one game of laser tag and a $10 game card. Grades 7-12 invited. Meet at church to leave together at 1:00PM. LYF Groups from St. Paul, Ida Grove & St.John, Battle Creek will be coming too. Please let Pastor know if you plan to come, so he can have a count.
  • SUN FEB 11, 6:00PM FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- 'What If' starring Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger. Free popcorn & soda. Bring your family and invite your friends.
  • ORDER YOUR LYF SUPER BOWL PIZZA by or before January 28. Pizzas will be ready for pick-up Feb 3, 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars!
  • LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS- Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before this Wednesday's January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • TAX STATEMENTS- 2017 Offering/Donation Statements for IRS deductions are in a pink box on the counter in the breezeway between the offices and the fellowship hall.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYERDaily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know
WHY STOP NOW? Many of you took up Pastor's challenge to read the Bible in a year last year as part of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. There's no reason not to do it again? If you didn't give it a shot last year, there's no reason not to make it THIS year's New Year's resolution! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you (James 4:8) God says seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Let God transform you through His Word, even if you end up being "hit-and-miss," every day you spend time with Him, He will bless you!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Volunteering this month; JAN 2018


  • Head Elder: Ted Mallory
  • Head Usher: Dwight Goslar
  • Ushers: Allan Neddermeyer, Ralph Dorale, Jason French, Randy Kruse, Nolan Neddermeyer
  • Altar Committee: Dee Kruse & Deb Kuhlmann
  • Acolytes:
    • JAN 7- Travis Webster & Ryan Cornelius
    • JAN 14 & 21- Taryn Funkhouser & Jodee Kruse
    • JAN 28- Tayen Cornelius & Garreett French

This Week @ St. John


  • TUES JAN 9- 8:45AM Pastor at Circuit Pastor's Conference at Schleswig
    • 4:00PM LWML Guest Day; Gary Thies will discuss new creation theater at Mission Central outside of Mapleton. Treats & Hot Cider will be served. ALL women are invited, not just LWML members.
  • WED JAN 10- 3:30PM Confirmation Classes
    • 7:30PM Church Council Meeting
  • THRS JAN 11- Office closed inn the afternoon
  • SAT JAN 12- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at St. Paul, Triple Parish
  • SUN JAN 13- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship 
    • 11:00AM Finance Board Meeting
  • SUN JAN 21- LYF going to Drop Zone in Sioux City. $20 includes 90 minutes of jump time, one game of laser tag and a $10 game card. Grades 7-12 invited. Meet at church to leave together at 1:00PM. LYF Groups from St. Paul, Ida Grove & St.John, Battle Creek will be coming too. Please let Pastor know if you plan to come, so he can have a count.
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars!
  • POINSETTIAS- If you purchased flowers for the alter this Advent season, you may take them home if you'd like. Thank you.
  • LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS- Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before the January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • TAX STATEMENTS- 2017 Offering/Donation Statements for IRS deductions are in a pink box on the counter in the breezeway between the offices and the fellowship hall.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYERDaily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know.
  • NEW OFFICERS 2018
WHY STOP NOW? Many of you took up Pastor's challenge to read the Bible in a year last year as part of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. There's no reason not to do it again? If you didn't give it a shot last year, there's no reason not to make it THIS year's New Year's resolution! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you (James 4:8) God says seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Let God transform you through His Word, even if you end up being "hit-and-miss," every day you spend time with Him, He will bless you!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

This Week @ St.John


  • MON JAN 1- Office Closed; Blessed New Year
  • TUE JAN 2- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study (pending weather)
    • NO LWML THIS WEEK- Moved to next Tues, Jan 9
  • WED JAN 3- 3:30PM Confirmation resumes (unless school is cancelled)
  • SAT JAN 6- 6:00PM Worship at St. Paul, Triple Parish
  • SUN JAN 7- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
  • NEXT TUES JAN 9- 4:00PM LWML Guest Day; Gary Thies will discuss new creation theater at Mission Central outside of Mapleton. Treats & Hot Cider will be served. ALL women are invited, not just LWML members.
  • POINSETTIAS- If you purchased flowers for the alter this Advent season, you may take them home if you'd like. Thank you.
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before the January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYER- Daily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know.
WHY STOP NOW? Many of you took up Pastor's challenge to read the Bible in a year last year as part of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. There's no reason not to do it again? If you didn't give it a shot last year, there's no reason not to make it THIS year's New Year's resolution! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you (James 4:8) God says seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Let God transform you through His Word, even if you end up being "hit-and-miss," every day you spend time with Him, He will bless you!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

This Week @ St.John


  • TUES-FRI DEC 26-30 Pastor on vacation
  • No Confirmation Classes this Week 
  • SAT DEC 30- 6:00pm Worship at St. Luke's, Ricketts
  • SUN DEC 31- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00am Worship

Sunday, December 17, 2017

This Week @ St.John


  • WED 12/20- 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 6:45pm Carol Singing
    • 7:00pm Midweek Advent Worship
      "A light with a SPecial Purpose" Romans 1:1-7
    • 8:00pm Elders' Meeting
  • FRI 12/22- Offices Closed
  • SAT 12/23- 6:00pm Worship at St. Paul
  • SUN 12/24- Christmas Eve
    • 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Classes
    • 10:00am Worship
    • 1:00pm Pastor preaching at Denison Care Center
    • 2:00pm Pastor preaching at Eventinde
    • 2:45pm Pastor preaching at Siveridge
    • 6:30pm St. John Christmas Eve worship
      "The Brightest Light" Isaiah 9:2-7
    • 10:00pm Candlelight Worship at St. Luke, Ricketts
  • MON 12/25- Christmas Day
    • 9:00am (10:30am at St. Paul)
      "Life in the Light" John 1:4-5
  • TUE 12/16- Pastor leaves for vacation!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

This Week @ St. John


  • TUE DEC 12- 8:45Am Pastor at Circuit Pastors' Conference in Ida Grove
  • WED DEC 13- 3:30PM Confirmation
    • 5:15 Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal
    • 6:45PM Carol Singing
    • 7:00PM Midweek Advent Worship
  • SAT DEC 16- 9:00AM-11:00AM All Grades Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal
    • 6:00PM Worship  at Immanuel
  • SUN DEC 17- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Classes
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communuion
    • 6:30PM Children's Christmas Program