Summer Worship Schedule
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.
Voters' Meeting We will hold our next voters' meeting on Sunday, September 28th following the late service. Boards will need to get their information for the voters' packet into the church office by Monday, September 22nd.
LIGHT LUNCHEON - NEXT SUNDAY DURING THE VOTER’S MEETING The team of four Belize mission leaders will be hosting a light spaghetti luncheon next Sunday as part of the Voter’s Meeting. All freewill donations will go to cover the expenses of the airline tickets to Belize the end of October for training. Each of us has opportunity to support the Lutheran work that is going on in Belize by praying for and financially supporting these mission trips to Belize. The four who are going are Beth Gehrke, Larry Wood, Craig Peterson and Pastor Weinhold.
Fall Education Schedule begins in September!
Sunday Morning – 9:15 Sunday School – Starts September 7
9:15 Adult Bible Classes - “The Unexplained” Ken Frank – Education Wing
“Dare to be Different” – Pastor Weinhold – Adult Meeting Room
Sunday September 14 at 6:30 - Disciple of Christ Class – A review of the basic teachings of the Lutheran Church – 10 weeks Tuesday September 16 at 7:00 – Women’s Bible Study – “Golden Fruit: Living the Fruit of the Spirit Through the Best Times of Your Life” Call Barb Johnson at 815-899-0661 for more info.
Tuesday – 6:00 pm – “Walk Through the Bible” Pastor Metzger
Wednesday – Noon – “Search the Scriptures” Pastor Weinhold
The NID LWML Convention will be attended by Hive Ladies Aid members on Saturday, September 27th. Two members will act as delegates and will vote for their choice from several mission project proposals.
Those unable to attend the convention might be interested in the servant event Friday, Sept. 26th, 1:30-3:30 pm and/or the pre-convention worship service at 7:00 pm (NID President Gilbert), both held at the Timber Creek Convention Center in Sandwich.. Just show up for the service but registration is needed for the servant event. Please call Marlene Turk 815-895-9255 if you'd like to attend either event.
At the LWML conventions there is always an in-gathering of items that are donated to a local charity. If you wish to contribute to the In-gathering please bring any of these suggested items to the church before Saturday, September 27:
Dish Towels, Dish Cloths, Joy (ONLY) Liquid Soap, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Large Glad Trash Bags, Ziploc Quart up to 2 gallon size bags, White paper for printing, Postage Stamps, Crayons, 24 count Markers, Scissors, Pencils, Pens, Playdough, Packing Tape, Masking Tape, Small rolls of duct tape, Flashlights, Batteries – all sizes, Screwdrivers-Phillips head and Flat head, Hand-held magnifying glasses, Gift Cards or Cash
Sunday School Staff Attendance - Shelley Palm, Ordering Materials-Kathy Helgeson, Openings & Christmas worship - Cindy Ficken, Preschool - Alicia Lisafeld & Jennifer Schroeder, 1st & 2nd grade - Natalie Thirtle & Jackson Thirtle, 3rd & 4th grade - Laura Jones, 5th & 6th grade - Patti Schoo, 7th & 8th grade - Julie Pasch.
Oktoberfest At St. John Lutheran in Burling St John Lutheran Church at 13N535 French Road in Burlington will be hosting their annual Oktoberfest with a German Style Dinner on Saturday, October 4th from 4-7PM. The menu will include pork chops, bratwurst, homemade German potato salad, red cabbage, sauerkraut , desserts and drinks. The cost is $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Carry-outs are available. Please call the church ofHice at 847-683-2338 with any questions.
Cardiac Rehabbers Wanted bakers for the Cardiac Rehab bake sale at Kishwaukee Hospital's artisan's market on Friday October 17th 9 am - 5 pm. We will have a booth featuring ginger bread cookies, and small loaves of various kinds of bread (pumpkin, zucchini, date nut, lemon poppy-seed, banana, and cranberry-orange). Please contact Alberta Dequin at 815-758-7265 within the next week if you can bake for the sale.
Rev. Harold W. Schmidt Walk for Seniors Christian Senior Ministries is holding its 13th Annual Christian Senior Ministries “Walk for Seniors” at Walcamp, Kingston, IL. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The event was renamed “The Rev. Harold W. Schmidt Walk for seniors” in recognition and honor of Pastor Schmidt (Trinity Lutheran Church, Genoa pastor emeritus) who was actively involved with Christian Senior Ministries for several years and was instrumental in developing this annual fund raising e!vent. Christian Senior Ministries will provide refreshments and a light snack as well as bingo and a brief presentation.
The Board of Elders and Board of Administration approved the following changes in our communication channels at St. John. If you have any questions please talk with Christina, or either of the Pastors. Thank you.
Belize Mission Trips If you are at all interested in considering going to Belize to assist in the mission and ministry of the Lutheran Church there, please talk with Pastor Weinhold as soon as possible. We now have individuals who have stepped forward a!s leaders and we are looking for people who are interested in going as participants in either 2015 or 2016.
St. John Lutheran Church Bell Choir The Bells of Praise are seeking new members for the fall season. Rehearsals are for one hour each week on Thursday’s at 6:00pm. Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 11th. Music reading is not a requirement but preferred. Anyone can be taught to ring bells! The Bells of Praise is a group of fellowship and fun. It’s great way to serve St, John’s. For more information please contact Kirk Lundbeck at
(815)901-2346 or email him at email@example.com.