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.
Help with Ushers, Greeters and Prayer Leaders We are looking for a couple or an individual who would like to organize the teams of ushers, greeters and prayers leaders that are needed every week for worship. We have many volunteers but need someone to organize them. Are you the one to help make Sunday worship a smooth process for the volunteers willing to assist? Please call or talk to Phil Johnson 815-899-0661
Sunday Morning Childcare Amy Walker has stepped forward to be the director of childcare for Sunday morning. However, before this new ministry can move forward she will need assistance primarily with a willing substitute. Would you be willing to work together with Amy to bring about the start of this important ministry? Please contact Pastor Weinhold or Amy Walker at email@example.com
Lenten Envelopes The Stewardship Board has decided that envelopes for Lenten envelopes have been designated for Northern Illinois District. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday have been designated for current expenses along with Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday envelopes.
National Youth Gathering '16 information meeting for parents and youth of 8th- High School will be held between services on March 8th in the youth room. April 12th we will serve a meal after service to earn funds for the trip.
Prayer Leaders Needed! We are in need of prayer leaders at the 8:00 am service. Please talk to Gerry Hartmann or contact him at 815-895-9310. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
“The Parables of Lent”
3/4 - “The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector: Receive Justification” Pastor Jeremy Heilman – Trinity, Genoa
3/11 – “The Parable of the workers in the vineyard: Receive Grace” – Pastor Patrick Pinion, St. John Burlington
3/18 – “The Parable of the Hidden Treasure: Receive the Treasure” – Rev. Steve Geske, Executive Director, Walcamp
3/25 – “The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Receive Forgiveness” Pastor Tony Oliphant, St. Peter, North Plato
(Note: All Midweek Lenten Services begin at 7:00 with dinner served at 6:00.)
Ushers, Greeters and Prayer Leaders PLEASE NOTE! A letter or e-mail was sent out this week with the schedule for March. Please check your mail and your junk mail folder and read carefully so that you know when and if you are serving in worship this month. Thank you
Belize Mission Trip Could this be YOUR time?! Beth Gehrke, Larry Wood, and Craig Peterson are ready and willing to lead you to Belize to serve Christ! September 12-19, 2015 are the dates selected for going on our first foreign mission trip. Be sure and pick up additional information in the back of church. Funds are also needed to cover the approximately $1500 per person cost. You may contribute through freewill offering, through your church envelope and through the purchase of Greeting Cards. Please see information below about greeting cards. If it isn’t your time please pray for those who will be going and for the raising of the necessary funds.
Belize Mission Trip Fund Raiser Have you ever had a desire to send a greeting card or birthday card but didn’t have time to run to the store? The Belize Mission team will be selling boxes of prepackaged greeting cards from Usborne Books. Each box of 30 cards is yours for a donation of $30. Of each contribution $13 stays here to support the Belize Mission Trips. There are three different boxes. Two boxes are mixed all occasion cards and one box is cards for children. Be sure and stop and look at the cards and support our Belize Mission Trip. Thank you.
“Together” Prayer Requests Prayer requests have been e-mailed to all who filled out a form last week. If you have not received an e-mail please speak with Pastor Weinhold. If you would like to receive e-mails with prayer requests for our congregation please fill out a green form and place in the box in the narthex. Copies of the prayer requests are also available in the narthex.
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.