Friday, January 13, 2017

Anticipating Worship (January 15)

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Worship Focus:  Jesus appears as the Lamb of God, the Savior of the world.

Scripture Readings:
Isaiah 49:1-6
Psalm 89
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-41

Sermon Meditation:  John 1:29-41

Look!  The Lamb of God!
1.  That is a messaged pointed out by people
2.  That is a message pointed out through people

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty God, you gave your one and only Son to be the light of the world.  Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and believed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Happy Epiphany!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Divine Call Accepted

We are happy to announce that Mrs. Barb Polzin has accepted our divine call to serve as Teacher of Grades 2-4 and Activities Director. In her letter we received today, she states:

Having received the call you have extended to me to teach at St. John Lutheran School, I have prayerfully asked God's guidance in how best to serve him in the future. I believe God has directed this call to me in His good time.

I joyfully accept the call to teach at St. John Lutheran School. I will seek to faithfully serve the school, your students and families, and your congregation. I ask for your prayers on my behalf as I make the transition to this new educational setting in which to serve the Lord.

I pray that God continues to bless His Word among you throughout the remainder of this school year and into the future. Please continue to pray for the success of Christian education in all of our Lutheran schools.

In Christ,
Mrs. Barb Polzin

We look forward to Mrs. Polzin beginning her ministry at St. John beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, and ask the Lord to bless her work among us.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Choir News

We will NOT have a choir rehearsal tomorrow (January 10). We will resume regular rehearsals next week on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00. New members are welcome.

In the next two months we will sing on:
- Sunday, January 29
- Sunday, February 26
- Wednesday, March 1 (Ash Wednesday)

Please mark these dates on your calendar, and contact Cindy Lendt if you are unable to sing for one or more of these services.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Anticipating Worship (January 8)

First Sunday after the Epiphany—The Baptism of our Lord

Worship Focus:  Jesus Christ appears as God’s chosen One to save all people.

Scripture Readings:
Isaiah 42:1-7
Psalm 45
Acts 10:34-38
Matthew 3:13-17

Sermon Meditation:  Acts 10:34-38

God's Grace Is Good for All
1.  With the love of all
2.  Through the Lord of all

Prayer of the Day:  Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit.  Keep us who are baptized into Christ faithful in our calling as your children and make us heirs with him of everlasting life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Happy Epiphany!

Christmas Decorations

The Christmas decorations will be coming down on Sunday, January 8th, at 4:30 pm.
Please help if you can.  The more that can help the faster the job goes.  Thank you.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Anticipating Worship (January 1)

New Year’s Day

Worship Focus:  We begin a new year with the Lord’s blessing.

Meditation:  Numbers 6:22-27

We will have three devotions as we explore the Aaronic Blessing.

Enter the New Year with the LORD’s Blessing
- Of his protection
- Of his pardon
- Of his peace

Prayer of the Day:  Lord God, we are grateful for your attention day after day and your affection year after year.  Bless us as we have gathered in your name at the start of a new year.  Open our ears to hear you and open our mouths to worship you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Camp Croix 2017 Registration

Registration opens January 2nd, 2017
Camp Dates:
Week One - July 9-15, 2017
Week Two - July 16-22, 2017
Week Three - July 23-29, 2017
More information along with camper, counselor, and staff applications can be
found at