Summer Worship Schedule
6:00 p.m. Blended Worship Service
8:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study
9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion
Please see bulletin for latest updates.
FUNERAL FOR PAT AND BOB WILSON Here at St. John, Monday, Aug 22nd, visitation from 11 am - 1 pm. Funeral Service at 1 pm with a luncheon immediately following the funeral service.
BIBLE SALE Concordia Publishing is having their annual Bible sale. Information on the Bible sale available on the announcement board in the narthex.
CARD SHOWER FOR 80TH BIRTHDAY Please help Lois Mesmer celebrate her 80th birthday on Wed Aug 24. Remember her with a card, stop for a visit or give her a call. 1420 Oakwood Ave, DeKalb. Il 60115, 815-748-5692
CONFIRMATION BEGINS SOON We will have our opening parent and student meeting on Wednesday August 24 at 7:00pm. Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30pm. All parents and their confirmand are encouraged to attend!
CONGREGATIONAL TIME OF LISTENING On Sunday, August 28th we will be having three of our members at St. John's sharing their responses to three questions. The questions are:
Why is ministry to children important to me?
Why is regular Bible study important to me?
Why is regular worship attendance important to me?
Each answer will take five minutes. We strongly encourage everyone to stay for the time following the service as we continue to listen to each other.
Apple Tree team Thanks you! Apple tree was a great success again this year thanks to many of our members and even a lady from a gift store in DeKalb, "My Favorite Things". I was telling her about the Apple Tree gifts and she wanted to have two Apples and buy clothes shoes and socks! In addition to the clothes and shoes this year we added buying underwear, sheets, pillows, towels and Washcloths! Also because quilts/blankets were needed and there wasn't money left to purchase this I asked the quilting ladies at St. John if they could help by donating quilts for the children at Safe Passage and our team was Blessed because they helped us out! We thank the quilting ladies for donating several wonderful quilts! I need to thank Barb and Lorraine for donating washcloths and towels. Thanks to my husband for the help shopping & delivering the items to Safe Passage.
Lastly I was brought to tears when they saw the pillows and sheets and they said the pillows would go for use right away! Just knowing we made a child have a pillow to lay their head on put a big tug on my heart!
Thank you from Lynn Smith and our wonderful Outreach team and Director Beth Gehrke!
STAINED GLASS UPDATE The Stained Glass Committee has the following recommendations for the order the stained glass windows will be installed in the church.
1. The lower windows on the right side of the church (facing the multi-purpose room).
2. The lower windows on the left side of the church (facing the Sunday school wing).
3. The upper windows on the right side of the church (facing the multi-purpose room).
4. The upper windows on the left side of the church (facing the Sunday school wing).
5. The four large windows on the left and right sides toward the front of the church. No particular order.
At this time we are in process of finalizing the designs and securing pricing for windows list #1. Please keep in mind that anyone can give to the window of their choice.
CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS On July 14 the Synodical Convention came to a close in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the next few weeks we will be making available copies of resolutions that were passed by the Convention. This weekend copies of a resolution entitled, “To address questions in reference to the Sacrament of the Altar” is available in the narthex. We will be discussing these resolutions in the fall during Bible study times after we complete our study of the book of Revelation. Please contact Pastor Weinhold if you have any questions.