Summer Worship Schedule
One Sunday Service for the Summer
Adult Bible Study 8 am
Worship with Holy Communion 9:15 am
Worship 6 pm
Please see calendar for latest updates.
JANA PETERS, DEACONNESS, INSTALLED Sunday, July 27, Jana Peters will be installed as “Ministry Consultant” for Bethesda Lutheran Community in our Sunday morning worship service. We celebrate Jana’s ministry as she works with our local Bethesda home and others to grow in service and commitment to Christ.
The Ladies Aid Night Out has been planned for Thursday, August 14th. We will see “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Stagecoach Theatre in DeKalb. Those who would like to have dinner at the Hillside Restaurant prior to the play are welcome. We hope that many of our congregation and their friends join us for our night out. Call FloAnn Hadley at 815-895-5359 for reservations.
Creation Bible Study Pastor Metzger will be having two Sundays to share what he learned at his conference on Creation. Come at 8am, Aug. 3 for a movie, with follow-up, Aug. 10 with extra information. Yes, God did create in 6, 24hour days as He said.
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 as leaders and we are looking for people who are interested in going as participants in either 2015 or 2016.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS If you are at all interested in teaching Sunday School or substituting as a teacher in the fall, please talk with Pastor Weinhold.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liquid Hand Soap We are running low on individual liquid hand soap in dispensers for the bathroom and sink areas. Please consider donating a dispenser or two next time you go shopping. Soap dispensers can be placed on the workroom counter by the copy machine. Thank you.
Summer Fellowship During the summer months, fellowship will be held in the multipurpose room following the service. Please plan to stick around to visit and enjoy some goodies! We are looking for some volunteers to be providers during these months. Please sign up on the sheet located by the bulletin board.