Sunday, August 06, 2017

This Week @ St.John


  • MON-SAT. AUG 6-13- 6:25AM Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM, FYI-We need funding to help pay KDSN for this program. If you would like to make a donation toward 'Thy Strong Word,' please let either the office or KDSN know. Thank You.
  • AUG 7-17 Pastor Merrill on vacation. Pastor John Schauer from Carroll will be our guest preacher on Sunday, AUG 13. Pastor Loeschen from Denison will be available for any emergency pastoral needs. If you need help while Pastor is on vacation, please contact the church office or one of the elders and they will contact Pastor Loeschen.
  • WED AUG 30, 7:00PM- Confirmation Orientation for all 5th-8th graders and their parents in the fellowship hall. Schedules & other materials will be handed out. Please plan to attend, this meeting is mandatory.
  • SAT AUG 14- No Worship at Triple Parish
  • SUN AUG 15- 9:00AM Worship- Rev. Schauer, guest preacher
    • 10:00AM Finance Board Mtg

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This Week @ St. John | VBS2017


  • SUN JULY 30- THRS AUG 3-  5:45pm VBS Snack
    • 6:00pm Vacation Bible School (VBS) 'A Mighty Fortress'
  • MON JULY 31- FRI AUG 4- 11:30am Free Summer School Lunch Program (at St. John this week, while COU is being cleaned)
  • TUES AUG 1- 6:30am Men's Bible Study
    • 4:00pm LWML Meeting
  • THRS AUG 3- 8:00pm VBS Closing Program; parents, community & congregation welcome
  • FRI AUG 4- Church Office closes at Noon
  • SAT AUG 5- 11:00am Memorial Service for Helen Berens
    • 6:00pm Triple Parish Worship at Immanuel, Soldier Township
  • SUN AUG 6- 9:00am Worship, "LWML Mite-Box Sunday" (First Sun of every month)
  • AUGUST Worship Schedule: No Sun Adult Bible Study in August, Sun worship at St. John at 9am Sundays, Triple Parish at 6pm Saturdays. No Sat service on Aug 12 while Pastor is on vacation, please worship with St. John or another area LCMS congregation on that day.
  • Pastor Merrill will be on vacation Aug 7-17. Pastor John Shauer from Carrol will be guest preaching on Aug 13. Pastor Loeschen from Denison will be available for any emergency pastoral needs. Any of the Elders will also be available.
THRU THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Week @ St. John

Pastor Merrill will be at Camp Okoboji's Concordia Cub's Week this week. For any pastoral needs, call Linda in the office & she will put you in touch with Pastor Manly of St. Paul's in Ute.
  • SAT 7/22- No Worship at St. Luke's, Ricketts, "Visitation Sunday" for Triple Parish as Pastor Merrill will be at camp
  • SUN 7/23- Guest preacher from Food For the Poor ministries
    • 8:00am Adult Bible Study
    • 9:00am Worship
  • Good Luck 4-H & FFA members at Crawford & Monona County Fairs!
THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

July 17Psalm 18-19, Acts 20:17-38
July 18Psalm 20-22, Acts 21:1-17
July 19Psalm 23-25, Acts 21:18-40
July 20Psalm 26-28, Acts 22
July 21Psalm 29-30, Acts 23:1-15
July 22Psalm 31-32, Acts 23:16-35
July 23Psalm 33-34, Acts 24
July 24Psalm 35-36, Acts 25

Sunday, July 09, 2017

This Week @ St.John | Week of the Charter Oak Achievement Days

Good Luck this week to all the members of the Charter Oak 4-H Boosters & Achievers & COU FFA, & other area 4-H & FFA groups participating in the annual Achievement Days! Welcome home alumni participating in class reunions!
  • TUES JUL 11- 6:30am Men's Bible Study
    • 4:00pm LWML Meeting
  • THRS JUL 13- 4:00pm Reformation Walk Meeting
    • 7:30pm Quarterly Voters' Meeting
  • SAT JUL 15- 6:00pm Worship with Communion at St. Luke's, Ricketts
  • SUN JUL 16- 8:00am Adult Bible Study
    • 9:00am Worship with Communion
THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

July 9Job 38-40, Acts 16:1-21
July 10Job 41-42, Acts 16:22-40
July 11Psalm 1-3, Acts 17:1-15
July 12Psalm 4-6, Acts 17:16-34
July 13Psalm 7-9, Acts 18
July 14Psalm 10-12, Acts 19:1-20
July 15Psalm 13-15, Acts 19:21-41
July 16Psalm 16-17, Acts 20:1-16

Sunday, July 02, 2017

VBS; "What can I do?"

Dear Friends in Christ,

July is a busy month for Summer activities in Western Iowa. The high school softball and baseball seasons are wrapping up. The Fourth of July is upon us, and many will probably take a four-day weekend this year. Then comes Achievement Days, followed by the Monona and Crawford County Fairs. For those going to Camp Okoboji, Cub Week and Youth Week also take place in July, It seems like we are going from one thing right to the next.

At St. John the last several years, the last Sunday in July means Vacation Bible School! Out VBS has been a huge opportunity the last few years to reach out to children and families of our community and to tell them the saving message of Jesus and His gift of eternal life. Two years ago over 100 children participated; last year we served over 90, and this year we're hoping to bring the good news of Jesus to even more!

The theme of our Vacation Bible School this year is "Mighty Fortress." It's an appropriate title for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, but the Reformation anniversary is not really the emphasis. VBS, as always is all about Jesus. The theme statement is "In Jesus, the Victory is Won!" The key Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 15:57: "Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." The goal, according to the pastor's overview, is that , "At Mighty Fortress, children learn that God is our sure defense who strengthens us and is our refuge in trouble. Let's show kids we can joyfully celebrate Jesus, our champion, who has won the battle over our enemies, By faith, God gives us that victory in Jesus. Let the celebration begin!"

Of course, it requires a lot of work from many different people to put on a VBS, but it really is the congregation's ministry. Every member of St John has an important role to play in this outreach.

 "What can I do?" Glad you asked! Here are some things we need:


  1. PRAY. Even if you can't help with an of the activities, every member of St. John can pray for this event. Pray that God would lead many children from our community to participate. Pray for wisdom and strength for our volunteers. Pray that children who come, especially those without a church home, would be led to faith and strengthened in their faith in Jesus.
  2. BRING or SEND YOUR CHILDREN. Member children are still the core of VBS. Ans what an opportunity for them to share the love of Jesus with their friends!
  3. INVITE. Whom can you invite to VBS this year? Your grandchildren? Your neighbor children? The kids on your child's ball team or in their 4H club? Help us get the word out- VBS at St.John is a fun way to celebrate Jesus!
  4. DONATE. We will need donations of food and supplies for each day of VBS. Check the bulletin or in the monthly newsletter for a list of items needed.
  5. VOLUNTEER. We need group leaders, snack helpers, craft helpers, recreation helpers, and kitchen help. Or maybe you have a talent for publicity or set construction. Let Bethany know. We have a place for you!
Vacation Bible School is truly one of the best outreach tools we have for unchurched families in our 

community. Let's pray ans work to make this year's VBS a place where the children of Charter Oak can celebrate as they learn that God is their refuge in trouble because Jesus has won the battle over all our enemies. In Jesus, the victory is won!

Peace to you in Christ,
Pastor Merrill

JULY2017 VOLUNTEERS


  • Head Elder: Ralph Dorale
  • Head Usher: Kevin Clausen
  • Ushers*: Josh Meseck, Carlos Castillo, Keith Stoltze, Trey Kunze, Allan Kuhlmann, Nolan Neddermeyer, Tanner Hoffman
  • Greeters: Ralph & Becky Dorale
    • Betty Henschen (July 9 & 23)
    • Deb Kuhlmann (July 2 & 23)
    • Frances Nemitz (July 2 & 16)
    • Joann Maack (July 16 & 30)
    • Marilyn Pirwitz (July 9 & 30)
  • Altar Committee: Mona Pithan & Dee Kruse
  • Acolytes*:
    • July 2; Keely Kuhlman & Gaige Elwell
    • July 9 & 16; Taryn Funnkhouser & Adam Castillo
    • July 23 & 30; Hailey Meseck & MaKia Smith
*Ushers & Acolytes- If you are unable to serve on your days, please find a substitute for your day and let either the office or head usher know who your sub will be. Thank you for your help.

This Week @ St.John


  • TUES JULY 4- Office closed;  Happy Independence Day  
  • WED JUL 5- 9:00AM Reformation Walk Committee Meeting
    • 7:30PM Church Council Meeting
  • SAT JUL 8- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at St. Luke's, Ricketts
  • SUN JUL 9- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class
    • 9:00AM Worship
    • 10:00AM Finance Board Meeting
  • SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM- Interested in filling a need in our community? Last year St.John provided lunches for the children of Charter Oak while the school was closed for cleaning. We have the opportunity to do it again. This year there are five days the school will not be open for the lunches- July 31- August 4. The first four days correspond with St.John's VBS. If we can get enough volunteers, we can help out again. If you would be willing to help with a meal for a day, sign up in the counter in the walkway or talk to Linda in the office.
  • VACANCY NEWS- At their meeting June 24 the Triple Parish congregations voted not to extend a call to a new pastor at this time due to financial concerns. They will be evaluating their position in another month or so. Pastor Merrill continues to serve their vacancy in the meantime. Worship services are on Saturday nights at 6:00PM. The service schedule for the Summer is: July at St. Luke, August at Immanuel. There will be no service on July 22 as Pastor will be returning from Cub Week and there will be no services on August 12 since Pastor will be on vacation. Triple Parish members are encouraged to attend St.John or visit another congregation that weekend.
THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR-

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Week @ St. John


  • SAT JULY 1- 6:00PM Worship at Hanover
  • SUN JULY 2- 8:00AM Bible Study
    • 9:00AM Worship
THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR-

June 26Job 5-7, Acts 8:1-25
June 27Job 8-10, Acts 8:26-40
June 28Job 11-13, Acts 9:1-21
June 29Job 14-16, Acts 9:22-43
June 30Job 17-19, Acts 10:1-23
July 1Job 20-21, Acts 10:24-48
July 2Job 22-24, Acts 11
July 3Job 25-27, Acts 12

Monday, June 19, 2017

This Week @ St.John


  • THR 6/22- Linda out of the office in the afternoon
  • SAT 6/24- Pastor on bike ride at Okoboji
    • 6:00PM Worship at St. Paul, Hanover
    • 7:00PM Triple Parish Call Meeting
  • SUN 6/25- 8:00AM Adult Bible Study
    • 9:00AM Worship


  • OCT 29, 2017; CIRCUIT REFORMATION SERVICE- 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. St. John, Charter Oak will be hosting the Circuit's observance of the anniversary. We need a committee to plan a supper for after the service. If you'd be willing to serve on this committee (or even chair it) please let Pastor or the church office know. Thank you
  • REFORMATION WALK- As we prepare to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, St.John Charter Oak is planning a special observation of this milestone and is asking our friends in the circuit if anyone is interested in participating.

    Concordia Publishing House (CPH) released a special resource to help congregations with their Reformation Anniversary celebrations. 'Reformation Walk' immerses participants in the sights, sounds and flavors of the Reformation era. Participants visit ten stations to experience the story of Martin Luther and learn how his work and writings started a movement that would change the course of history. They will meet Luther's parents and other guests, make pretzels, learn some German, play a game and more. This active events will really bring history to life.

    Plans are being made for September. If you are interested (or know someone who would be) in being an actor in one of the ten stations or helping or participating in other ways in the day's events, please call Linda at 678-3312 by June 30. Scripts are two pages or less. Time commitment would be the day of the event plus some conferencing with the Reformation Walk Team for a few hours in the week prior to the event.
  • CONCORDIA CUBS WEEK- at Camp Okoboji is July 16-22. This is a camp for those who have completes 3rd-6th grades. Activities include Bible study, crafts, sports, swimming, evening recreation time and campfire devotions. Pick up forms in the office. Returning Cubs can get a discount this year by bringing a friend- ask Pastor for more information.
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- Mark your calendars, Register your children, VOLUNTEER to help! July 30-August 3, 6:00-8:30 All children ages preschool (potty trained) - grade 6 invited Free brown bag snack @ 5:45 each evening Call or text Bethany @ 269.5970 or Linda at 678.3630 Volunteers Needed, Call Bethany



  • THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR-

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    This Week @ St.John





    MON-SAT. JUNE 12-17- 6:25AM Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' (for Triple Parish) on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM.


    • MON 6/12- 9:00AM Reformation Walk Meeting
    • TUES 6/13- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
    • WED 6/14- Pastor leaves for vacation; will be back in the office June 19
    • SAT 6/17- Sorry, no worship at St.Paul, Hanover Township this week
    • SUN 6/18- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class; 'A Man Called Martin' Episode 3
      • 9:00AM Worship with Communion; Rev. Winterrowd, guest preacher

    • OCT 29, 2017; CIRCUIT REFORMATION SERVICE- 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. St. John, Charter Oak will be hosting the Circuit's observance of the anniversary. We need a committee to plan a supper for after the service. If you'd be willing to serve on this committee (or even chair it) please let Pastor or the church office know. Thank you
    • REFORMATION WALK- As we prepare to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, St.John Charter Oak is planning a special observation of this milestone and is asking our friends in the circuit if anyone is interested in participating.

      Concordia Publishing House (CPH) released a special resource to help congregations with their Reformation Anniversary celebrations. 'Reformation Walk' immerses participants in the sights, sounds and flavors of the Reformation era. Participants visit ten stations to experience the story of Martin Luther and learn how his work and writings started a movement that would change the course of history. They will meet Luther's parents and other guests, make pretzels, learn some German, play a game and more. This active events will really bring history to life.

      Plans are being made for September. If you are interested (or know someone who would be) in being an actor in one of the ten stations or helping or participating in other ways in the day's events, please call Linda at 678-3312 by June 30. Scripts are two pages or less. Time commitment would be the day of the event plus some conferencing with the Reformation Walk Team for a few hours in the week prior to the event.
    • CONCORDIA CUBS WEEK- at Camp Okoboji is July 16-22. This is a camp for those who have completes 3rd-6th grades. Activities include Bible study, crafts, sports, swimming, evening recreation time and campfire devotions. Pick up forms in the office. Returning Cubs can get a discount this year by bringing a friend- ask Pastor for more information.






    • CAMP OKOBOJI BIKE CHALLENGE- Pastor Merrill is once again riding in the Camp Okoboji Bike Challenge on Saturday, June 24. The challenge is to raise funding for the second phase of the DISCOVER Project, the building of the new Crafts/Retreat Center. The first phase of the project has been completed and was dedicated May 28. The goal for the bike challenge is to raise another $5,000 total for the second phase. Pastor plans to ride the 50 mile loop again. If you would like to sponsor him, either with a set dollar amount to a per-mile pledge, please fill out the form in this month's newsletter or ask for one in the church office. St.John's LWML gave $50 to support Pastor's Bike Challenge. We challenge 10 members or organizations to step-up with at least $50 of support too!
    • REMINDER OF SUMMER WORSHIP TIMES; Beginning in June, Adult Bible Study at 8AM, Sunday Worship at 9AM. Remember too that usually (this week is an exception), if camping or work schedules make it hard to attend Sunday worship, the Triple Parish offers 6:00PM worship on Saturday evenings.
    • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- Mark your calendars, Register your children, VOLUNTEER to help!  July 30-August 3, 6:00-8:30
      All children ages preschool (potty trained) - grade 6 invited
      Free brown bag snack @ 5:45 each evening
      Call or text Bethany @ 269.5970
      or Linda at 678.3630
      Volunteers Needed, Call Bethany


    THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR CHALLENGE:

    June 12Ezra 3-5, John 20
    June 13Ezra 6-8, John 21
    June 14Ezra 9-10, Acts 1
    June 15Nehemiah 1-3, Acts 2:1-21
    June 16Nehemiah 4-7, Acts 2:22-47
    June 17Nehemiah 7-9, Acts 3
    June 18Nehemiah 10-11, Acts 4:1-22
    June 19Nehemiah 12-13, Acts 4:23-37

    Sunday, June 04, 2017

    This Week @ St.John


    • MON JUN 5- 7:00PM Lutheran Night with the Stormchasers at Werner Part in Omaha
    • TUES JUN 6- 4:00PM LWML Meeting
    • SAT JUN 10- 6:00PM Worship w/ Communion at St. Paul, Hanover (Triple Parish)
    • SUN JUN 11- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class; 'A Man Named Martin; Part II'
      • 9:00AM Worship
      • 10:00AM Finance Board Meeting
      • 10:00AM Playground Committee Meeting


    • OCT 29, 2017; CIRCUIT REFORMATION SERVICE- 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. St. John, Charter Oak will be hosting the Circuit's observance of the anniversary. We need a committee to plan a supper for after the service. If you'd be willing to serve on this committee (or even chair it) please let Pastor or the church office know.
      Thank you
    • CONCORDIA CUBS WEEK- at Camp Okoboji is July 16-22. This is a camp for those who have completes 3rd-6th grades. Activities include Bible study, crafts, sports, swimming, evening recreation time and campfire devotions. Pick up forms in the office. Returning Cubs can get a discount this year by bringing a friend- ask Pastor for more information.

    • CAMP OKOBOJI BIKE CHALLENGE- Pastor Merrill is once again riding in the Camp Okoboji Bike Challenge on Saturday, June 24. The challenge is to raise funding for the second phase of the DISCOVER Project, the building of the new Crafts/Retreat Center. The first phase of the project has been completed and was dedicated May 28. The goal for the bike challenge is to raise another $5,000 total for the second phase. Pastor plans to ride the 50 mile loop again. If you would like to sponsor him, either with a set dollar amount to a per-mile pledge, please fill out the form in this month's newsletter or ask for one in the church office.
    • SUMMER WORSHIP TIMES; Beginning in June, Adult Bible Study at 8AM, Sunday Worship at 9AM
    • TRIPLE PARISH VBS- June 4-8 at Ricketts Park. Each evening will begin with supper at 5:30PM followed by lessons, crafts, etc. from 6-8PM. The program is led by counselors from Camp Okoboji. If your family is going to be gone during St.John's VBS July 30-Aug 3, please consider sending your children to Ricketts for their Vacation Bible School.
    • MEN'S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY- will continue meeting the second Tuesday of each month for June & July . The dates are June 13 & 11. That way Pastor will not have to get up early after the ballgame in Omaha, and we probably wouldn't meet on July 4 anyway. Please join us.

    • SUMMER ADULT BIBLE CLASS- In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation our Bible Study is entitled "A Man Named Martin." Come learn how God shaped Luther's early life and then used him to bring the church back to the teaching of salvation by graced through faith in Jesus Christ. The study will also cover some of the misguided teachings of the medieval church and why reform was needed. All ages are invited to come and learn about our Lutheran history and grow in an understanding of what we believe. Class will meet at 8:00AM Sunday mornings in the fellowship hall.
    THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR-
    June 42 Chronicles 21-22, John 14
    June 52 Chronicles 23-24, John 15
    June 62 Chronicles 25-27, John 16
    June 72 Chronicles 28-29, John 17
    June 82 Chronicles 30-31, John 18:1-18
    June 92 Chronicles 32-33, John 18:19-40
    June 102 Chronicles 34-36, John 19:1-22
    June 11Ezra 1-2, John 19:23-42
    June 12Ezra 3-5, John 20

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Vacation Bible School Jul 30-Aug 3

    You’re Invited!




    St John Lutheran Church VBS
    Charter Oak
    July 30-August 3, 6:00-8:30
    All children ages preschool (potty trained) - grade 6 invited
    Free brown bag snack @ 5:45 each evening
    Call or text Bethany @ 269.5970
    or Linda at 678.3630

    Volunteers Needed, Call Bethany


    This Week @ St.John

    Members of American Legion Post 66 in Charter Oak, recess 

    after worship to the front lawn where they held Memorial Day
    ceremonies Sunday, May 28, including the decoration of a 
    memorial to the unknown and a twenty-one gun salute.

    • MON 5/29- Office Closed for Memorial Day
    • SAT 6/3- 6:00PM Worship
    • SUN 6/4- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class
      • 9:00AM Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sunday)
      • 1:00PM Pastor preaching at Denison Care Center
      • 2:00PM Pastor at Eventide
      • 2:45PM Pastor at Silveridge
    • SUMMER WORSHIP TIMES; Beginning in June, Adult Bible Study at 8AM, Sunday Worship at 9AM
    • TRIPLE PARISH VBS- June 4-8 at Ricketts Park. Each evening will begin with supper at 5:30PM followed by lessons, crafts, etc. from 6-8PM. The program is led by counselors from Camp Okoboji. If your family is going to be gone during St.John's VBS July 30-Aug 3, please consider sending your children to Ricketts for their Vacation Bible School.
    • MEN'S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY- will continue meeting the second Tuesday of each month for June & July . The dates are June 13 & 11. That way Pastor will not have to get up early after the ballgame in Omaha, and we probably wouldn't meet on July 4 anyway. Please join us.

    • SUMMER ADULT BIBLE CLASS- In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation our Bible Study is entitled "A Man Named Martin." Come learn how God shaped Luther's early life and then used him to bring the church back to the teaching of salvation by graced through faith in Jesus Christ. The study will also cover some of the misguided teachings of the medieval church and why reform was needed. All ages are invited to come and learn about our Lutheran history and grow in an understanding of what we believe. Class will meet at 8:00AM Sunday mornings in the fellowship hall.
    • THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR-

      Sunday, May 21, 2017

      This Week @ St.John


      • THRS MAY 25- 5:30PM Supper at Mission Central
        • 7:00PM Ascension Day Worship at Mission Central
      • SAT MAY 27- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at Immanuel (Triple Parish)
      • SUN MAY 28- 8:45AM Adult Bible Class (Sunday School on Summer hiatus)
        • 10:00AM Worship/Memorial Day Observation (refreshments following)
      • SUMMER HOURS BEGIN NEXT WEEK- Beginning in June, Adult Bible Class(ABC) will begin at 8:00AM and Worship will be at 9:00AM. Please join us every week to receive God's Word in both study & praise!
      • LUTHERAN NIGHT WITH THE OMAHA STORM CHASERS- June 5 at 7:00PM. Special ticket rates of $11 for infield box seats, $7 for outfield seats. Special meal vouchers also available; $9 burgers, $7 pizza & $6 hot dogs, each with soda. These ticket & voucher prices are good through May 31.  Please let Pastor know if you're interested in going ('cause he's definitely interested.
      • CIRCUIT 500th ANNIVERSARY REFORMATION SERVICE- At St.John October 29. We need a committee for planning a meal. Please let Pastor or the church office know if you'd be interested in serving on this committee.
      • CONCORDIA CUBS WEEK @ CAMP OKOBOJI- July 16-22 for kids who've completed grades 3-6. Camp will include Bible study, crafts, sports, swimming, recreation time & campfire devotions. Returning "Cubs" get a discount this year by bringing a friend. As Pastor for more information.
      THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

      Sunday, May 14, 2017

      Baccalaureate; Sent Forth With God's Blessings


      • MON MAY 15- Pastors' Golf Day in Ida Grove
      • WED MAY 17- 8:00PM Board of Elders' Meeting
      • SAT MAY 20- 6:00PM Worship at Immanuel (Triple Parish)
      • SUN MAY 21- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class (Last day of Sun. Schl.)
        • 10:00AM Worship with Commiunion; Baccalaureate Service
          PRAY for our CO-U Graduates: Allison Maack, Grace Mallory, Hallie Neddermeyer, Travis Pautsch, Dalton Smith & Emily Steffen. Graduates & families, please plan to attend this special worship service. Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat & this Sunday will be a great day to be a Bobcat!
        • 11:00AM Finance Board Meeting
      • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- to help place plants in the church planter. Call Annie Kroll at 3407 if you can help.
      • MEMORIAL DAY BREAKFAST- Monday, May 29, 7:30AM- Noon at the Charter Oak shelter house at the part. Veterans eat free, all others free-will-donation. Sponsored by the Charter Oak Fire Association.
      • CIRCUIT REFORMATION SERVICE- for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is being held here at St. John on Sunday, October 29th. We need a committee to plan a supper after the service. If you'd be willing to serve on this committee, please let Pastor or the church office know. Thank you.
      THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR-


      May 162 Kings 24-25, John 5:1-24
      May 171 Chronicles 1-3, John 5:25-47
      May 181 Chronicles 4-6, John 6:1-21
      May 191 Chronicles 7-9, John 6:22-44
      May 201 Chronicles 10-12, John 6:45-71
      May 211 Chronicles 13-15, John 7:1-27
      May 221 Chronicles 16-18, John 7:28-53

      Sunday, May 07, 2017

      This Week @ St.John's


      • TUES MAY 9- 6:30AM Men's Bible Study
      • WED MAY 10- 6:00PM LYF Pizza & a Movie Night (8th Graders invited too!)
      • SAT MAY 13- 6:00PM Worship at Immanuel
      • SUN MAY 14- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Study
        • 10:00AM Worship
        • 11:00AM Finance Board Meets

      Sunday, April 30, 2017

      Confirmed in Christ; This Week @ St.John



      • MON&TUES MAY 1-2- District Pastors' Conference
        (Men's Bible Study will be postponed until Until Tuesday, May 9)
      • TUES MAY 2- 4:00PM LWML Meeting
      • WED MAY 3- 6:00PM Confirmation Banquet
      • SAT MAY 6-  9:00AM Confirmation Pictures & Practice
        • 6:00PM Worship at Immanuel
      • SUN MAY 7- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
        • 10:00AM CONFIRMATION Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sunday)
          CONFIRMANDS; Adam Castillo, Trey Kunze, Justice McCarthey, Carson Schultz, Loryn Schultz, & Dawson Gress 
      • EASTER LILLY REFUND- When we called to place the order, we were quoted a price of $13, but it turned out to be much lower. If you purchased flowers for the altar at Easter, please stop by the office to receive an $8 refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.
      • AFTER THE ANNUAL KITCHEN CLEAN-UP; Please pick up your plates, bowls or casserole dishes left in the kitchen. They will be on carts in the front of the Fellowship Hall by the entryway.

        • #LYF PIZZA & MOVIE NIGHT-
          'Risen' (2016 will be shown, Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00PM, 8th Graders through Seniors are all invited.

        THRU THE BIBLE IN A YEAR