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
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Attention Thrivent Members, Thrivent has posted your Choice Dollars to your account. At your convenience please direct your Choice Dollars by March 31, 2015. You can either go on-line to Thrivent.com or you can call Thrivent at 1-800-THRIVENT
Stewardship Update Due to the results of our “Debt Reduction Campaign” this past week we made a payment of $25,398 to the bank toward reducing our loan. Since the start of our campaign in September of 2013 we have made payments of $231,565 reducing our loan from $800,000 to $525,000.This total represents 58% of our three year goal of $400,000.When we reach our goal we will be able to eliminate our debt in April of 2020 nearly two years ahead of schedule. Board of Stewardship
Sunday February 8 at 6:00-7:30 pm will begin our next Disciple of Christ Class! We look forward to another great opportunity to discuss the basics of the Christian faith. The class will continue for ten weeks. Please talk to Pastor Weinhold for more details.
The Youth Group High School, and 7th and 8th grades are planning a trip to the "Casting Crowns" concert at NIU convocation center, Friday Feb. 27th. If you wish to go, buy a ticket and sign up with Pastor Metzger. Cost is $15 with the youth group covering the rest. We need to sign up by next week Feb. 8th to get these. Thanks PM
Lutheran Church Charities is sponsoring L.E.R.T. – Lutheran Early Response Training, Saturday, February 21 from 9AM to Noon (registration at 8:30 A.M.), at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 43W301 Plank Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 (1/4 miles east of Hwy 47). Disasters happen. FEMA and government response teams require credentials before anyone is allowed on site to help provide relief caused by tornadoes, floods, etc. Lutheran Church Charities provides such training and credentialing to help in clean-up efforts and provide emotional support and other support. Cost for the training is $35 which includes professional training, workbook, vest, and ID card. Those few short hours of training can bring a world of hope for those who may be hurting!
More information and registration at www.lutheranchurchcharities.org or call them (866) 455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org. St. Peter’s number is (847) 464-5721.
GriefShare is a grief support group that helps and encourages after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Deaconess Barb Hemme begins a new 13 week journey from mourning to joy February 17, 6:30 P.M. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church , 43W301 Plank Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 (1/4 miles east of Hwy 47). You or a grieving friend you know are invited to be a part of this journey. Register by calling St. Peter’s at (847) 464-5721.
Together! St. John Lutheran Church will be moving ahead “Together!” into a new year. With the approval of the Board of Elders we will have three separate months of emphasis on our being “Together!” in Christ. The first section will be in April 2015. Prayer, invitations, Bible Study, Worship and a fellowship meal will all be a part of our celebration. Make plans now for our unified service on Sunday April 26. That week we will have only one service at 9:00am! What a great opportunity for us to come “Together!” in Christ. More details are in a handout in the narthex. If you have any questions please talk with Pastor Weinhold.
Director of Christian Education – Intern In our January, Voter’s Meeting our congregation moved ahead with an application to Concordia University – Chicago for a Director of Christian Education – Intern. The application has now been submitted and we will be going through an interviews in preparation for placement of an intern. There is a possibility that we might not receive an intern because of a limited supply. We pray for God’s blessing upon this new adventure for our congregation.
Stained Glass Update 2014 was a very good year for Stained Glass donations with $19,505 given. To date we have a total of $36,148 in Stained Glass fund for a window above the entryway. We estimate that window would cost about $46,000. We hope in 2015 we'll reach that goal. If you have any questions, please contact Lowell Evans at 815-895-3212.