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.
"The Passion of Christ" movie will be shown Sunday, March 29th at 6:00 pm in the youth room. Join us for prayerful reJection upon the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. As we approach Holy Week we know that by "His wounds we are healed." This movie dramatically portrays Jesus' blood that was shed for us.
Coffee Cakes Needed for Easter Breakfast for the April 5th Easter Breakfast. Please bring your coffee cake donation to the fellowship hall on Saturday, April 4th between 9 am & noon.
Easter Breakfast Volunteers needed. We need your help with set-up for the Easter breakfast on Saturday, April 4th. Help is also needed for the Easter Breakfast cooking, serving and clean-up.
Easter Breakfast 7 a.m.—10 a.m. We will be serving: Scramble Eggs, Sausage Links, Biscuits & Gravy, Fruit Cups, Toast, Coffee Cake, Orange Juice, Milk & Coffee
Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion April 2 at noon and 7:00 pm Good Friday Tenebre April 3 at 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil - Easter Saturday April 4 at 6:00 pm
Easter with Holy Communion April 5 at 6 am, 8 am and 10:30
Easter Breakfast served 7 am - 10 am
Creamed Turkey Dinner April 12th 11:30 -1, tickets are available in the narthex from the youth through Easter Sunday. No tickets available at the door as we need to know how much to make. Adult -$10 and youth 6-12 - $5, 5 and under free. Buy them also during the week at the office from 8am-1pm until April 4th. Funds go to the youth going to the National Youth Gathering 2016. This "Action Team" is sponsored by Thrivent Financial.
Deaconess Student at St. John Hi I'm Carol Brown. A lot of you know from last Sunday that I've begun Deaconess Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. It's an online program that involves both course studies and Practicum work. Through this Practicum work I will experience different ways I can serve in the ministry of St. John's. It's an exciting and
challenging time for me! Please remember me in your prayers as I continue on this course to grow in Faith and service to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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 – email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Have You Ever Thought About working on the Stewardship Board? We are in need of members for the Board of Stewardship. Your time and talent would be greatly appreciated. Contact Bob Gehrke at 847-697-2538 or email his 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.
NIU Steel Drum Band under direction of Liam Teague and Clifford Alexis, the NIU 25 piece Steel Drum Band will perform a benefit concert for Cardiac Rehab here at St. John Lutheran. Sunday April 19th at 3:00 pm. The hour long concert will be followed by a coffee hour. Proceeds from the concert will provide cardio pulmonary sessions for patients in financial need. This is a Thrivent matching funds project.
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.
News from the Board of Stewardship At our recent Board of Administration retreat the Board of Stewardship adopted the implementation of an electronic stewardship program as one of its goals for 2015. A program of this type would allow for the timely, secure, reliable processing of recurring withdrawals from a members checking or savings account to be deposited in our churches bank account without having to write a check or use cash. We will continue to explore our options with this program and hope to have more information to share at the April voters meeting.