- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 29 September 2015 29 September 2015
There's always something happening at Saint John's. Read on to keep on top of activities, signups and other opportunities!
First Sunday “Eat and Greet” Potluck
Bring a side dish or dessert to share (the main dish will be provided through a Thrivent Action Team) and stick around after the Bible Study Hour to enjoy good food and great fellowship at this picnic lunch hosted by the Board of Fellowship. Sunday, October 4, at 11:30 AM in the Large Fellowship Hall. Note: For this potluck, we will be collecting a free-will offering to provide King Soopers gift cards to needy Bauder Elementary students.
On October 11 we will celebrate the work of our Mission Guild and of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML), who give their mites and tireless service to mission and ministry around the world. The Mission Guild meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM; all women are invited to join them for fellowship and service.
Uganda Medical Mission Presentation
Kimberly Pepmiller and Nelly Sanford will share pictures and stories from their August mission work in Lira, Uganda: the culture, church service, civic war and mercy medical clinic as well as many personal stories of the people they met. Sunday, October 11, at 10:30 AM in the Large Fellowship Hall. Please join us!
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Chapel door in 1517, he set in motion a reform of the church through the rediscovery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a reform that brought the truth of Jesus’ redemptive sacrifice on the cross to all people. Sunday, October 25, at 9:00 AM in the Worship Center. It’s traditional to wear red on Reformation Sunday, to symbolize the renewing fire of the Holy Spirit and the martyrdom of Luther’s contemporaries who called for the reformation of the church.
Daylight Savings Ends
Remember that it’s time to “fall back” Saturday night/Sunday morning, November 1!
All Saints Sunday
To Lutherans, who believe that all sinners are made God’s holy saints in the cleansing waters of Holy Baptism, All Saints Sunday is a celebration of the entire priesthood of believers, especially those whose funerals and memorials were held at Saint John’s in the preceding year. Sunday, November 1, at 9:00 AM in the Worship Center.
Open Arms Christian Preschool Bake Sale
The preschool parents will be providing delicious snacks for the fellowship time and a few special items to take home. Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM in the Large Fellowship Hall. The freewill offerings and a gift from Thrivent Financial will be used to support our preschool ministry.
Fall Congregation Meeting
Elections and approval of the 2016 budget are on the agenda for the annual autumn meeting. Sunday, November 15, at 11:30 AM in the Large Fellowship Hall. A light lunch will be served (free-will offering). Active members who are eighteen or older and have signed the constitution are eligible to vote. Child care will be available.
Choir, Bell Choir and Band Rehearsals
Share your musical gifts with the congregation by adding your talent to the choir, bell choir or band—we're always seeking out new musicians interested in lending their talents to help lead worship at Saint John's. Thursdays: Choir meets at 5:30 PM in the Worship Center; Bell Choir meets at 6:30 PM in Room 302; Band meets at 7:30 PM in the Worship Center. Contact Tom Miles for more details or with questions.
Syrian Refugee and Migrant Crisis Response
Lutheran World Relief is responding to the thousands of refugees and migrants from Syria, Northern Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq who are flowing into Europe, fleeing civil war and escaping living environments, by shipping quilts and care kits to Serbia and supporting the ACT coalition of churches and faith-based organizations providing personal care and humanitarian support in Europe. LWR is accepting donations to help fund these relief efforts at www.LWR.org.
Parking Tags for Non-Church Event Lot Use
Members, if you would like to park in the church lot during the day (for non-church activities) or leave your car here overnight because of a trip or other temporary need, you’re welcome to do so: please contact the church office for a tag. We’ve been getting a few “unauthorized” parkers in the parking lot with the start of the school year, and need to (gently) crack down lest things get out of hand!