Morning Service - 8:00 am
Sunday School - 9:15 am
Adult Bible Study - 9:15 am
Late Service - 10:30 am
Saturday Service - 6:00 pm
Please see bulletin for latest updates.
CHRIST HAVE MERCY BIBLE STUDY will be held in room 210. This room is located in the workroom near the Pastor's of:ice. MITE BOX SUNDAY We are having LWML Sunday on October 2nd. Please remember to bring your Mites to church!
SAVE YOUR RUMMAGE The end of October we will be having a rummage sale at St. John's to benefit Food for the Poor and the Lutheran Coalition support of housing for the Poor in Haiti
WOMEN OF ST JOHN– You are invited to join in our discussion of Lady Like Living Biblically We’ve found ourselves in a “me first” culture , and it’s time to re-imagine what it means to be a Christian woman in a feminized, secular society. Each chapter is sure to bring lively discussion as we explore what it means to be a woman in Christ. Our discussion began Tuesday evening, 9/20, 6:30 p.m., at Barb Johnson’s home. Cost of material is $13. Please call Barb to let her know that YOU WILL BE ATTENDING. Questions? Contact Barb Johnson at 815 899-0661 or Jennifer Nesler at 815 895-8501
“The Annual Rev Harold Schmidt Walcamp Walk & Fundraiser for Christian Senior Ministry is set for Sunday Sept 25th at Walcamp just north of Kingston at 1 pm. There will be walkers, bingo to be played with donated prizes, Christian fellowship to share, refreshments to enjoy, all in a great family recreation area. There are signup sheets for walkers or people can simply donate at church or at the event. There are matching Thrivent funds for this event since CSM is a Recognized Service Organization of LCMS. This is one of two fundraisers CSM conducts to maintain and grow the ministry which brings a Christian service to 300 seniors each week at 15 nursing and assisted living venues in 6 local communities. Your participation and support is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.”
CHOIR You are invited to join the choir to sing His praises. Choir rehearsals began Thursday, September 15th at 7 pm. Sing the Glory of His name; make His praise glorious Ps. 66:2
Debt Reduction Campaign Update: On September 1, 2013 the Board of Stewardship kicked off this campaign with the goal of raising $400,000 by the end of 2016 with the purpose of reducing our mortgage of $800,000 in addition to the $500,000 balloon payment that would have been due in June of 2022. As of September 1, 2016 we have raised $329,000 towards our goal. We have eliminated our balloon payment and are on track to have our mortgage retired before our June 2022 due date. Although Debt Reduction has not been our primary stewardship focus this year we ask that you please continue to support this effort in order that our $5404 monthly mortgage payment might soon be redirected towards other ministry programs at St. John. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
The Board of Stewardship
LADIES OF ST JOHN I'm inviting you to join me for a new Women's Bible Study on Sunday mornings. We will be reading Pastor Matthew Harrison's book, Christ Have Mercy. In his book Pastor Harrison encourages us to seek opportunities to show Christ's mercy to each other and those around us. He draws on his own experience as a pastor and Director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care as well as Scripture and the writings of the Lutheran Church Fathers. We will meet every other Sunday starting September 25th. This is to accommodate my work schedule. A signup sheet is in the Narthex, by the bulletin board across from the display case. Please join me for this enlightening study. It will help us to live out our life of faith as Christ our Savior called us to live, showing mercy, love, and forgiveness to our neighbors.
DISCIPLE OF CHRIST CLASS Began September 18 at 7:00 we will begin another series of classes to introduce our Lutheran Christian faith to new people or to give our long term members a chance to refresh the basics of our faith. The classes will last exactly 90 minutes and will continue for 10 weeks. Everyone is invited. Please con:irm with Pastor Weinhold your attendance. Thank you.
FOOD FOR THE POOR MISSION TRIP October will have Food for the Poor as our mission. We will also have a guest pastor from Food for the Poor preach on the 2nd weekend of October.