Friday, July 29, 2016

Anticipating Worship (July 31)

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  Knowing Christ gives meaning to life.

Scripture Readings:
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:18-26
Psalm 34
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:31-21

Sermon Meditation:  Colossians 3:1-11

Enjoy Your New Life in Christ
1.  Above
2.  Below

Prayer of the Day:  O God, you reveal your mighty power chiefly in showing mercy and kindness.  Grant us the full measure of your grace that we may obtain your promises and become partakers of your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Happy Pentecost!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weekly Volunteers And Substitutes Needed For Serving 2016/2017 School Year Hot Lunches


Urgent: Weekly Volunteers And Substitutes Needed For Serving 2016/2017 School Year Hot Lunches

St. John Lutheran School is still in need of volunteers and substitutes to serve/clean up hot lunches during the 2016/2017 school year.  

Help is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year.  Several of our weekly volunteers have "retired" and new volunteers are now needed to fill the schedule. Please know that if you volunteer, we would like you to volunteer weekly.  If you are unable to volunteer on a particular day, we will have a list of substitutes for you to call upon.  A hot lunch volunteer would arrive at approximately 11:35 a.m. with serving beginning at Noon.  A volunteer would be finished cleaning up at approximately 12:45-1:00 p.m.  Lancer Catering prepares and delivers our food.

The school is also in need of substitutes to help out our regular weekly volunteers if one would need to be gone on a particular day.

If you would like more information and/or to volunteer, please speak with Mrs. Ellen Mueller, School Secretary.  Mrs. Mueller's email is: school@stjohnev.net and her office phone number is: 651-771-6406.  

Thank you for considering to volunteer for this much needed hot lunch program.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Anticipating Worship (July 24)

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God’s children speak boldly to him in prayer.

Scripture Readings:
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 6
Colossians 2:6-15
Luke 11:1-13

Sermon Meditation:  Colossians 2:6,7

Keep Walking with Christ

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.


Happy Pentecost!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Save the Date

Tuesday, August 2, is the annual National Night Out.

St. John will again be a part of the gathering at the upper Swede Hollow Park right down the road from church.  We will be grilling hot dogs to give to our neighbors as we get to know them.

The fun begins at 6:00 PM.  There will be a band to entertain and visits from the fire department and law enforcement.

This is an easy way to meet those in our community.  And it might be good in view of the recent developments in our city and country.

See you there.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Selma Rubbert Funeral

The Lord in his love called Selma Rubbert to her eternal home this past Saturday afternoon.

The funeral will be on Wednesday  (July 20) at Sandberg Funeral Home.  The address is 2593 E 7th Ave, North St. Paul.  The times are as follows:
- 10:30 AM - Visitation
- 11:00 AM - Service
- 12:00 AM - Meal

We keep her family in our prayers as they rejoice in the comfort of the resurrection.

Friday, July 15, 2016

St. John Lutheran School Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed


St. John Lutheran School is in need of volunteers and substitutes to serve/clean up hot lunches during the 2016/2017 school year.  

Help is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year.  Several of our weekly volunteers have "retired" and new volunteers are now needed to fill the schedule. Please know that if you volunteer, we would like you to volunteer weekly.  If you are unable to volunteer on a particular day, we will have a list of substitutes for you to call upon.  A hot lunch volunteer would arrive at approximately 11:35 a.m. with serving beginning at Noon.  A volunteer would be finished cleaning up at approximately 12:45-1:00 p.m.  Lancer Catering prepares and delivers our food. 

The school is also in need of substitutes to help out our regular weekly volunteers if one would need to be gone on a particular day.

If you would like more information and/or to volunteer, please speak with Mrs. Ellen Mueller, School Secretary.  Mrs. Mueller's email is: school@stjohnev.net and her office phone number is: 651-771-6406.  
Thank you for considering to volunteer for this much needed hot lunch program.


Special Voters' Meeting-July 24th

Voters' Meeting - There will be a special voters' meeting Sunday, July 24th, immediately following worship.  The purpose of this meeting is to extend
a one year call for a teacher to teach Pre-Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.
All members are encouraged to attend.

Anticipating Worship (July 17)

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  The child of God listens when God speaks.

Scripture Readings:
Genesis 18:1-15
Psalm 119:1-8
Colossians 1:21-29
Luke 10:38-52

Sermon Text:  Colossians 1:21-29

Remain in the Faith
1.  Aware of the past reminder
2.  Alert to the present reality

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.


Happy Pentecost!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Schedule for Cleaning/Waxing School Floors



Classroom Floors:
Remove furniture from Classrooms to Hall after church:  Sunday 7/17/16
Scrub Classroom Floors: Tuesday 7/19/16 6:30-7:30PM (volunteers)
Wax Classroom Floors:  Tuesday 7/19/16 7:30-9:00PM


Hall Floors:
Return furniture from Hall to Classrooms after church:  Sunday 7/24/16
Scrub Hall Floors:  Monday 7/25/16 6:30-7:30PM (volunteers)
Wax Hall Floors:  Monday 7/25/16 7:30-9:00PM
























Friday, July 8, 2016

Anticipating Worship (July 10)

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  Faith in Christ, created in the heart and strengthened by the Word, produces fruit.

Scripture Readings:
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

Sermon Text:  Colossians 1:1-14

Hear the Prayer of a Pastor
1.  As he thans God
2.  As he thinks growth

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.


Happy Pentecost!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Anticipating Worship (July 3)

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


Since Sunday is one day away from our country's observance of Independence Day, we will have a special service to reflect and review our blessing of freedom.

Worship focus:  We celebrate our freedom in Christ.

Scripture Readings:
John 8:34,36 - Freedom from sin
Hebrews 2:14,15 - Freedom from death
Isaiah 61:1 - Freedom from the devil

Prayer of the Day:  Lord, keep this nation under your care.  Bless the leaders of our land that we may be people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.  Help us serve you faithfully all our days to the honor of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Happy Pentecost!

Happy 4th of July!