- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 15 January 2016 15 January 2016
There's always something happening at Saint John's. Read on to keep on top of activities, signups and other opportunities!
Transfiguration of Our Lord
In the Transfiguration, the culmination of the Epiphany Season, Jesus is revealed to His disciples as the Son of God, glowing “as bright as a flash of lightning.” Sunday, February 7, at 9:00 AM in the Worship Center.
First Sunday “Eat and Greet” Potluck
Bring a dish to share and stick around after the Bible Study Hour to enjoy good food and fellowship at this picnic lunch hosted by the Board of Fellowship. Sunday, February 7, at 11:30 AM in the Large Fellowship Hall.
We begin the holy season of Lent by reflecting on our sin and mortality, but also rejoicing in our hope: that Jesus, our Savior, suffered and died to rescue us from sin and save us from the finality of death. Wednesday, February 10, at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM services, meals at Noon and 5:45 PM in the Worship Center.
Sandy Lange Music Endowment Fund
Jack Lange established this fund with the Saint John’s Foundation to provide musical instruments, music, robes and other equipment necessary to enhance our music and worship. Please consider making a donation to help build this fund, which will exist for many years to come: make your check payable to the Saint John's Foundation and indicate "Music Endowment Fund" in the memo field.
Special Music Fund
Saint John’s Foundation has created a music fund to be used to pay guest artists for special worship services. If you can help this special need, please make your check payable to the Saint John's Foundation and indicate "Special Music Fund" in the memo field.
Food and Clothing Bank Needs
Our volunteers serve those in need of food or clothing; we are always seeking donations of non-perishable food items, new or gently-used clothing and small household items to stock the shelves. Tuesday, at 9:00 to 11:30 AM in the Small Fellowship Hall. Drop off donations in the basket by the Welcome Center.
LCMS Mission Presentation
As the Lutheran church expands in Africa and South Asia, our mission and mercy work is also expanding. John and Jenn Wolf, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, will share with us their assignment and mission work in Kenya through Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Missions. As the Africa region’s project manager, John provides oversight and support for projects and grants across the region, with a particular focus on mercy work. He also trains the local people and the local church partners to develop, manage and sustain projects that support Christian growth and congregational needs across Africa. January 31 at 10:30 AM in the Large Fellowship Hall. Please join us during the Bible study hour for this special presentation.
Wyatt Poole Selling Coffee for School Trip to Guatemala
Wyatt Poole, a ninth grader at Poudre High School, will be selling Guatemalan coffee to help raise money for a school trip to Guatemala to develop his leadership and Spanish language skills in the Global Leaders program. Please find Wyatt or his mom, Cheryl, if you’re interested in providing him support for this servant trip.
Registration is Open
Please invite your family and friends with three- to five-year olds (three years old by September 15) to consider Open Arms Christian Preschool for the 2016–2017 school year. More information and a registration form are available at www.OpenArmsFC.org, or call Kandy Wise at 482-1357.
Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars
Eligible members of Thrivent Financial, don't forget to direct your Choice Dollars for last quarter to Saint John's or the organization of your choice. Stop by the Welcome Center for a form, call Thrivent or visit www.Thrivent.com to make sure that this money doesn't just disappear!
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 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.
“Third Thursday” Potluck and Presentation
After the potluck meal Chuck Calvano will give a slide presentation on "The Great White Fleet." January 21 at Noon in the Small Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.
Anyone interested in spending some time painting alongside fellow artists—of all skill levels—is invited to come join us on the second Tuesday of each month. 1:00 PM in Room 302.
No Third-Thursday Potlucks in February or March
There will be no Elderberries activity during Lent, but join us for lunch after the Wednesday morning midweek services!
Worship Stream Available
If you are sick, stuck at home or on vacation, you can still join Saint John's worship services via the internet! Go to www.StJohnsFC.org and click the “Worship Stream” link to watch and listen to the service live.
Newsletter Publishing/Article Submission Schedule
This newsletter is published ten times per year.
- The first issue of the year is the February issue, published February 1 (articles due by January 16). The cover theme is “Love” unless “Lent” begins early.
- The second issue of the year is the March issue, published March 1 (articles due by February 16). Cover theme is “Lent” unless Easter is in March.
- The April issue is published April 1 (articles due by March 16). The cover theme is “Easter” (if Easter is in March, the theme will be “Spring”).
- We publish the May issue on May 1 (articles due by April 16). The cover theme is “Pentecost.”
- The June issue comes out June 1 (articles due by May 16). The cover theme is “Missions.”
- For the late summer, we run a combo July/August issue published July 1 (articles due by June 16) with a cover theme of “Summer.”
- The September issue is published September 1 (articles due by August 16). It’s back-to-school time, so the cover theme is “Christian Education.”
- We publish the October issue October 1 (articles due by September 16). The cover theme is “Reformation.”
- The November issue covers the end of the ordinary church year and the beginning of Advent. It is published November 1 (articles due by October 16). The cover theme is “Thanksgiving.”
- The December/January issue is the last issue of the year, and covers Christmas celebrations and the new year. It is published December 1 (articles due by November 16). The cover theme is “Christmas.”
We’re always interested in using members’ photography for our newsletter covers. Please submit any picture you think would fit these themes!