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.
Ladies Aid Sit Down Roast Sirloin Beef Dinner November 6th from 4 pm - 7 pm The tickets are $10 each and will include: Roast Sirloin Beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, buttered corn, baked apple, and drink. Tickets available after services, from Ladies aid members and the church office. A bake sale will be held during the dinner. Stop by and check out the wonderful array of desserts for sale.
Thrivent Annual Election Meeting Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church on 7th Street in DeKalb, IL 6015
Registration 5:00 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm
Annual Meeting 6:30 pm
Entertainment 7:00 pm
see bulletin for details
Any questions, 815-991-5915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Debt Reduction Update
9/1/2013 LOAN BALANCE $799,943 and as of 10/8/2014 LOAN BALANCE $559,160 6/1/2022 BALLOON PAYMENT OF $500,000; MONTHLY PAYMENT $5404
Results of Campaign Today
As of October 8, 2014 WE HAVE MADE PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS OF $209,167. THIS SAVES US $12,300 PER YEAR IN INTEREST $61,000 OF ADDITIONAL DEBT REDUCTION REDUCES OUR BALLOON PAYMENT IN 2022 TO -$0- . WHEN WE REACH OUR GOAL OF $400,000 WE WILL BE ABLE TO ELIMINATE OUR DEBT IN APRIL 2020; NEARLY TWO YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
Sunday Morning Child Care Supervisor The Board of Elders have approved the establishment of a new paid position at St. John to provide child care during Sunday morning worship and Sunday School. We are looking for an adult who can provide quality childcare on a weekly basis at our congregation. An hourly wage would be paid based upon qualifications. If you, or someone you know is interested, please talk with Pastor Weinhold or Phil Johnson as soon as possible. A job description is available.
“Luther Movie” The “Luther” Movie (2003) will be shown in its entirety on Sunday afternoon, November 2nd at 3:00pm. The Board of Education for Adults is sponsoring the movie. Refreshments will be served. The movie lasts about 2 hours and there will be a discussion following. The movie is rated PG-13 for “Disturbing images of violence” and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
Issues, Etc. Christ-centered Cross-Focused Talk Radio
Issues, Etc, Reformation Week 4-5 pm central October 27-31. Monday October 27th The Lutheran Reformation and Education, Dr. Ken Schurb of Zion Lutheran Church-Moberly, MO; Tuesday, October 28th The Lutheran Reformation and the Visual Arts, Dr. Gene Edward Veith of Patrick Henry College; Wednesday, October 29th The Lutheran Reformation and Government, Dr. Larry Rast of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN; Thursday, October 30th The Lutheran Reformation and Music, Dr. Carl Schalk of Concordia University Chicago; Friday, October 31st The Lutheran Reformation and Science, Dr. Angus Menuge of Concordia University Wisconsin. Listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org
"Luther Movie" Discussion Beginning next Sunday October 26, Pastor Weinhold will lead a discussion of the movie “Luther” during Adult Bible Class time. The movie focuses on the life of Martin Luther and will help us understand more clearly a life that “dared to be different.” Clips of the movie will be shown and discussed for the weeks of October 26, November 2 and 9th. Everyone is welcome.
Voters’ Meeting -Mission Vision – 9-28-14 Mission Vision Committee has been charged by the Stewardship Board to gather information in order to develop a picture of what St. John Lutheran Church might look like in the future. (see bulletin)
The Ladies Aid of St. Peters in North Plato will be hosting their Annual Fall Bazaar and Turkey Casserole Dinner on Saturday, November 8th. Dinner will be served 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. Cost for the meal is $9 for Adults and $3 for children ages 3-10 yrs old.
Discussion of Membership Definition Changes On Sunday morning November 16 from 9:30 – 10:15 in the Adult Meeting Room, the Elders with Pastor Weinhold will lead a discussion of proposed changes to our Policy Manual with regard to active and inactive members. Copies of the proposal is on the table in the narthex. Please join us for this discussion in preparation for our Voter’s Meeting in January.
Possible Two Tiered Membership
Active Membership – An active member has full rights of membership. Active members are involved in worship, Bible study, fellowship, stewardship and servant activities as well as the organizational structure of the church as God gifts and blesses each member. Active membership is the joyful gift to God of the Christian who wishes to celebrate their new life won for them through the suffering death and resurrection of Christ our Lord.
Inactive – An inactive member is one who no longer is actively engaged in the life of the congregation as evidenced by their lack of attendance at Holy Communion. An inactive member is one who has not attended Holy Communion during the previous calendar year more than 4 times at St. John. As the Board of Elders reviews membership attendance at the Lord’s Supper they will communicate with active members when their attendance at the Lord’s Table falls below an active level. This communication will desire to encourage and welcome them back to active and full participation in the life of the church. If there is no desire to return to active involvement, a certiMied letter sent to them will conMirm their change in membership status. If they have associated with another congregation they will be notiMied of their release or transfer as appropriate. As long as they are listed as an inactive member they will not be able to have a funeral or wedding at St. John, vote at a voter’s meeting or rent the church facility. At any time they wish to return to active membership they Mirst need to speak to one of the pastors of St. John. They will always be welcome to participate in the ministry of Christ at St. John as well as to receive the Lord’s Supper.
Inactive (Out – of – area) – Are members who are no longer able to be active because they live outside the ministry area of St. John. They will be strongly encouraged to associate with an LC-MS congregation in their immediate area. If they desire to come back to St. John they will be welcomed with their commitment to active membership. If at anytime after they have been transferred to another LC-MS congregation outside of the area and wish to have a funeral or wedding at St. John they will be welcome to do so as long as they have maintained active membership in an LC-MS congregation.