Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
- SUN June 27, 6 PM- LYF- Pre-Youth Gathering Bible Study
- WED June 30, 7 PM- Board of Education Meeting
- THR July 1, 1:30 PM- LWML
Saturday Evening Services July 17 and August 14 at 7 PM
National Lutheran Youth Gathering July 17-21 in New Orleans, LA
Saturday, June 26, 2010
St. John Lutheran
104 Birch Ave.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
SUN JUNE 20- Happy Father's Day!
"Now you tell me, when a father goes ahead and washes diapers or performs some other mean task for his child, and someone ridicules him as an effeminate fool, though that father is acting in the spirit just described and in Christian faith, my dear fellow you tell me, which of the two is most keenly ridiculing the other? God, with all his angels and creatures, is smiling, not because that father is washing diapers, but because he is doing so in Christian faith. Those who sneer at him and see only the task but not the faith are ridiculing God with all his creatures, as the biggest fool on earth. Indeed, they are only ridiculing themselves; with all their cleverness they are nothing but devil’s fools." ~Martin Luther, sermon on “The Estate of Marriage” (1522)
- WED JUNE 23- 6:30 PM Denison & Mapleton Circuits Pre-Convention Convocation at Mission Central outside of Mapleton.
- SUN JUNE 27- 8:30 AM Worship Service, Adult/HS Bible Study following
LYF Collection for New Orleans- The high school students attending the National Lutheran Youth Gathering next month are collecting school supplies for low income children in central New Orleans. There is a box inn the church lobby where you can place erasers, highlighters and Elmer's white glue sticks. Thank You.
NEEDED, 4 Sunday School Teachers for next Fall- Every other week, Please contact Sunday School Superintendent Peggy Sue Henschen at 885-1000 or let the office know.
OFFICE HOURS- will continue to be 9 AM- Noon for a while longer as Linda helps her husband Alan recover from his recent surgery. Thank you to everyone, especially our volunteer office subs for your help and understanding.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Ted Mallory has posted photographs of St. John Lutheran and a number of other local area churches in a photo galley on facebook. Click here to visit these images
In this gallery I'd like to explore and analyze some of perspectives of and interpretations of places of worship.
I invite you to enter these spaces with me and hoping to share with you what they seem to say to me. I welcome your commentary and want to encourage you to engage in conversation not only with me, but with each other about what you see here.
Perhaps you will look at your own houses of worship a little differently when you're done. Thank you.
- WED JUN 16, 8 PM Elders Meeting
- THURS-SAT JUN 17-19 LWML District Convention, Camp Okoboji
- SAT JUN 19, 6 PM Communion Service
- SUN JUN 20, 8:30 AM Worship Service, Adult/HS Bible Study following
SUMMER SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP- In addition to this Saturday, there will be another Saturday evening Communion Worship Service on July 17th and August 14th
FOUND AT St. John's Cemetery- A man's wedding ring, if it is yours or you know who it may belong to please call Brenda Christiansen at 885-2002
SERVICE DVDs are available upon request. Contact the Elder of the month or the church office. A free will offering is suggested to defray the cost of the DVDs.
OFFICE HOURS- will again be 9AM-Noon. Thank you for your patience and thank you to our volunteer substitutes.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Beginning today (Sun. June 6) our Sunday morning Bible class will be studying "The Challenge of Islam (Part 1): What is Islam?" It is estemated that there are over one billion Muslims in the world today. This Bible study, written by Sam Shamoun, an Arab Christian, clearly shows the difference between the works-based message of Islam and the hope Christians share in the saving grace of God in Jesus. Adults and high school aged youth are invited to join us for this enlightening study. We will meet after church beginning approximately 9:45 AM.