Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ascension Service (5/25)

Church, Dom, Window, Stained Glass, Church Window

Tomorrow the Church celebrates Jesus' return to heaven 40 days after his exit from the grave.

We have the opportunity to join some area churches for a special service to recall that important event.  St. John's in Minneapolis is hosting ascension worship tomorrow at 7:00 PM.  Prof. Paul Koelpin from Martin Luther College will be the guest preacher.

Happy Ascension Eve!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Divine Call Received - Mr. Scharf

Dear Friends,

I am writing to inform you that I have received a divine call to serve at Salem Lutheran School in Stillwater, to serve as upper-grade teacher for one year. I ask for your prayers on my behalf, that the Holy Spirit would now guide my thinking and deliberations, so that I may serve in whatever way is pleasing to the Lord.

Serving the Lord Jesus,
William A. Scharf

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Memorial Day Service

Elmhurst Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017.  There will be a welcome, readings, and music.

Decorating Veterans' Graves

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, children are invited to help decorate veterans' graves at our cemetery, Elmhurst. This won't take long and we will work together with our brothers and sisters from Crown of Life. Let David Grabitske know if you and your children will help.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Anticipating Worship (May 21)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Worship Focus:  We confess the risen Christ with glad obedience to his commands.

Scripture Readings:
Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66
1 Peter 3:15-22
John 14:15-21

Sermon Meditation:  Acts 17:22-31

Attend a Meeting in Athens
1.  It is about the present
2.  It is about the future

Prayer of the Day:  Father of lights, every good and perfect gift comes from you.  Inspire us to think those things that are true and long for those things that are good, that we may always make our petitions according to your gracious will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Celebrating our School Staff!

Sunday, June 4 - following the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

We would like to acknowledge our wonderful teachers and staff who have worked so hard for St. John Lutheran School and have been such a blessing to our children. To say thank-you for their dedication and service, there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 4 immediately following worship. If you would like to help with this event, please contact Caroline Wales.  You can call the church or school office if you don't have her number.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Did You Know?

Did you know that of our 29 students in grades K-8, 14 of them take piano lessons from our “in-house” music teacher? That’s half of our student body! Mrs. Julie Balk, a member of our sister congregation, Christ Lutheran in North St. Paul, conducts lessons during the school day several times a week. Next week Wednesday, her students will be offering a recital in our church basement. God be praised for bestowing his gifts on our next generation!

“I will sing & make music to the Lord.”  - Psalm 27:6c