Friday, July 31, 2015

Anticipating Worship (August 2)

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  We have fellowship with God through his Word.

Scripture Readings:
Exodus 24:3-11
Psalm 84
Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16
John 6:1-15

Sermon Text:  Psalm 84

We Are Happy in the House of the Lord
1.  Because of the recipient of our worship
2.  Because of the reason for our worship

Prayer of the Day:  O Lord, your ears are always open to the prayers of your humble servants, who come to you in Jesus’ name.  Teach us always to ask according to your will that we may never fail to obtain the blessings you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Friday, July 24, 2015

St. John School Registration Information

St. John Lutheran School will not be having a Mandatory Orientation Night in August as we have done in past years.  This year we will be doing the registration online from Monday, August 10 through Saturday, August 15, 2015.  Our school offers PreKindergarten (or Kindergarten for congregations who have their own PreK Program) through Grade 8,  If anyone is interested in sending their child(ren) to our school, please encourage them to go to our blog: "" where parents view information about our school.  Anyone is able to subscribe to this blog by going to the site and below "Jupiter Ed", on the right hand side, there is a box to subscribe by email.  After the email address is entered, please hit "Submit."  People who subscribe will receive an email notificatin every time there is a post to the blog. More information about the online registration will soon be on our blog.  The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year is Monday, August 31, 2015.  St. John School is located at 771 Margaret Street in St. Paul,

St. John Lutheran School offers:
*Pre-Kindergarten Program for 4 year olds:  3-1/2 days (M-W-F: 9:30am-12:15pm)

*Kindergarten Program for 5 year olds:  5 full days (M-F: 9:30 am-4:00pm)

If anyone would like further information about our school, please call the school office at (651) 771-6406

School Desks-Help is needed

Our school has been given the opportunity to purchase 19 used school desks at a reduced price from Bloomington Lutheran School.  The deal is that we need to pick them up at their school and haul them to our school.

We think that two pick-up trucks are needed to haul the desks and we are asking for volunteers to help. Bloomington Lutheran School is located at 10600 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington, 55438. If you are able to haul and/or help with this important "mission", please contact Mr. Scharf at 907-268-0004 or

Thanks in advance for any help you can give our school,

Anticipating Worship (July 26)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  The Good Shepherd takes care of his flock.

Scripture Readings:
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:13-22
Mark 6:30-34

Sermon Text:  Jeremiah 23:1-6

Because the Lord Says So
1.  Listen to the notice
2.  Look at the name

Prayer of the Day:  Grant us, Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right that we, who cannot do anything that is good without you, may by your help be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Church Phone Problems

Dear St. John members,
Our phone problem has been fixed.  All lines now are working properly and calls
are coming in.  We apologize for any problems this may have created.

Anticipating Worship (July 19)

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Focus:  God calls messengers to go out with his message.

Scripture Readings:
Amos 7:10-15
Psalm 78
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:7-13

Sermon Text:  Amos 7:10-15

God's Messengers Have a Message
1.  Of bad news
2.  Of good news

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your Word.  By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy and to bring forth fruits in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Church Phone Problems

Dear St. John members we are experiencing phone problems at church and school.
When you dial our number you will get a ring no answer but the phone is not actually ringing in the building.  The telephone company was called this morning and the problem is being worked on.  If you need to reach Pastor Voigt his cell # is
651-447-3075. We hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.