Fall Worship Schedule
Morning Service - 8:00 am
Sunday School - 9:15 am (Starting Sept. 13th)
Adult Bible Study - 9:15 am
Late Service - 10:30 am
Saturday Service - 6:00 pm
Please see bulletin for latest updates.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS WORSHIP is Sunday December 20 at the 10:30 worship service. There will be an informal luncheon and rehearsal following the 10:30 service on Sunday December 13. We look forward to this time of celebrating the birth of our Lord and rejoicing in His gifts!
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Midweek Advent Services – Wednesday December 2, 9, 16 at 7:00
Christmas Eve Thursday December 24 Worship at 4:00pm; Candlelight Worship 7:00pm; Candlelight Holy Communion 10:00pm Christmas Day Worship Holy Communion 10:00am
A TRADITION AT ST. JOHN'S Do you like tradition? A long standing tradition here at St. John has been the Ladies Aid "carry-in" lunch and Christmas party. This year the party will be at noon on Thursday, December 3rd. We ask that you bring a dish to share - salad, vegetable or dessert- and your spouse and/or friend. To help us plan, please let us know you are coming by calling Marlene Turk at 815-895-9255
STAINED GLASS UPDATE We are very happy to announce that between the stained glass giving and pledges we have reached our goal of $56,000 which is the cost of the stained glass window above the main entrance. The tentative date of installation for this window is December 21, 2015. We would like to thank everyone for their giving to the stained glass project over the past five years.
Our next step in stained glass project is having sketches drawn by the Conrad Schmidt Studio for the three lower windows on the right side of the church. Thank you again from the Stained Glass Committee.
TOYS FOR TOTS: Please bring in new, unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tots" drive and place them in the box in the narthex. We are accepting donations now thru December 12th. Please no war or military toys.
SAFE PASSAGE is asking for winter coats for adults and children for the families who reside at Safe passage. In the abusive conditions, they often leave with only the clothes they are wearing. They also need towels and cleaning supplies. Please consider helping. Bring them to the church in plastic bag labeled for safe passage. For more information contact Lynn Smith at 815 264 3664
ADVENT ENVELOPES Due to long standing policy of the B.O.A. all contributions made in the "Advent Envelope" are designated to be sent to the NID Missions. Christmas, Christmas Eve, Sunday School program and New Year's Eve contribution are designated for current expenses.
Midweek Advent Services will begin Wednesday December 2 at 7:00. The Theme for the Wednesday Services will be “Stir Up the Power of...” The service on 12/2 will be “Stir Up the Power of Hope.” Join us for these important times of reflection and inspiration as we prepare for the birth of Christ our Lord!
CAN YOU HELP A LITTLE The local food bank is in need of items for their shelves, which are pretty bare. Look at your pantry and see if you have extra things to give. If you have any non perishable item to share, bring them and put them in the box in the narthex. Thank you
Dear Friends in Christ,
My father, Rev. E. Timothy Frick, was a servant in your church at some point over the last 40 years. While he is not fully retired, his family would like to recognize him for these faithful years in the Lutheran Ministry. He is currently serving as pastor at Christ the Rock Lutheran in Rockford, IL. We are asking each church he has served at to mail as many cards, letters, words of support, pictures, anything really that would show Dad how much he meant and means to the congregations he has served. I will be collecting all of these and present them to him later this year. He is a humble man, and would not do something like this on his own. This will be an utter and complete surprise to him. Please have all of your cards and letters sent to:
141 Goodwin Place
Mundelein, IL 60060
Please have all correspondence sent by December 15, 2015. I appreciate your time and attention to this matter. We love him dearly and want to show him how much he means to us and to all the people whose lives he has touched. Please do not contact him or talk to him directly about this, we have not told him about this as we want it to be a surprise.