- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: January 15 2021 January 15 2021
There's always something happening at Saint John's! Read on to keep on top of activities, signups and other opportunities.
Wednesday Divine Services
The Divine Service is being offered on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month for those who would like to worship in the Lord’s house and receive the Lord’s Supper in a smaller setting of no more than a dozen people. Services at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM in the Worship Center. Registration required: visit www.stjohnsfc.org/registration or call the church office (482-5316).
The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Divine Service)
In the Transfiguration, Jesus is revealed to His disciples as the Son of God. It is the culmination of the season of Epiphany, in which the character of Jesus is revealed to us in numerous ways. Now, just before the beginning of Lent, we see Jesus in His glory, “as bright as a flash of lightning,” a timely reminder that the man who walks the path to the cross is at the same time Almighty God, sacrificing Himself for us. Sunday, February 14, at 9:00 AM in the Worship Center.
Ash Wednesday (Divine Service)
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 17, at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM in the Worship Center.
Midweek Lent Services
Lent is a season of confession and reflection, and each Wednesday we gather to share prayer and meditation on the Word. Wednesday beginning February 24 at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM in the Worship Center.
Volunteers serve those in need of food; we appreciate donations of non-perishable food. Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in the Small Fellowship Hall.
Help Make Blankets for Missions
Anyone with sewing skills is invited to help make blankets and quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other community and international needs. Thursdays at 9:00 AM in the Small Fellowship Hall.
Choir, Bell Choir and Band Rehearsals
Share your musical gifts with the congregation by adding your voice to the choir, bell choir or band. Contact Tom Miles for more information and a rehearsal schedule.
Join the Prayer Chain
Join the chain and commit to praying for our congregation members facing illness or hardship; messages are passed by phone from person to person or via email. To join, contact the church office.
Missing a Dish? It’s Probably in the Kitchen
Come downstairs and see if you’ve left behind a pan, dish or container after a recent potluck or event; we always seem to have quite a collection!
Open Arms Fundraisers
Pizza Palz cards are available in the Church Office. For just $11, you can purchase a card good for an Old Chicago pizza of up to $25 while supporting the preschool! Call or stop by the church office to purchase.
Direct a portion of your Amazon purchases through “Amazon Smile.” Set up giving and then update your bookmarks/favorites to Amazon to “smile.amazon.com” to give 0.5% of every Amazon purchase you make to Open Arms Christian Preschool. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0450786 to set up giving.
Thrivent Members Needed
If you are a Thrivent member and have not been involved in an Action Team project, please contact Jeannie or Tom in the church office for information on how to get involved. We have a lot of project ideas and want to put your Thrivent membership to work! Also: eligible members of Thrivent Financial, don't forget to direct your Choice Dollars for last quarter to Saint John's, the Foundation, the Preschool 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!
Newsletter Publishing/Article Submission Schedule
This newsletter is published ten times per year. The first issue of the year is the late-January/February issue, published January 15 with articles due January 1. The March, April, May and June issues are published the first day of the respective month, with articles due the fifteenth of the prior month. For the late summer, we run a combo July/August issue published July 1, with articles due June 16. The September, October, November and December issues are back to the normal publication scheduled of the first of the month with articles due by the 15th of the prior month. Photographers, we’re always interested in using members’ photos for our newsletter covers!