Basketball and soccer camps - St John will be hosting these camps again this summer. The camp is for children from 4 years old to 6th grade. This is an outreach effort to our community by the Evangelism committee. We are looking for coaches for the soccer camp right now. If you would be willing to help as a soccer head coach or an assistant coach, please speak to Tony Wimmer.
Luke 15:11-32 "Coming Home To the Father" Prayer of the Day Almighty God, we confess that we deserve to be punished for our evil deeds. But we ask you graciously to cleanse us from all sin and to comfort us with your salvation; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Please join us Sunday for worship. Pastor John Zeitler will be sharing the Message.
Second Sunday in Lent Worship Focus Salvation through our Savior's sacrifice is rejected by many.
Readings Jeremiah 26:8-15 Psalm 42-43 Philippians 3:17 - 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Sermon Luke 13:31-35 "Jesus' Final Approach"
Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves. Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you andthe Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
St. John completed the on-site assessment portion of the Self-Assessment and Adjustment program approximately one month ago. Pastor Roecker, our program counselor, has been in communication with the church council and there is a delay in our report at this time for two reasons: 1) There are inefficiencies in the system that is tabulating our data; and 2) There was a medical emergency for the Director of Congregational Counseling.
Pastor Roecker is continuing to work on our report and recommendations as much as possible. We will keep you updated as we know more on timing and share the report when it is available, he did not give an approximate completion date. Additionally, we are planning to schedule an open forum type member meeting once the report is available to discuss the recommendations and plans to move forward.
Second Sunday in Lent Worship Focus:
Our Great Deliverer defeats Satan and secures our salvation.
Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 26:5-10
Sermon: Luke 4:1-13
"Beware of the Devil"
Prayer of the Day:
Lord our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your Word, and when we fall, raise us up again and restore us through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
St. John has reserved an area at Obb’s restaurant, 1347 Burns Avenue in St. Paul, for a group fish fry after church on Good Friday, April 19. The event is open to all singles, families, couples, friends, etc. The cost for the fish fry is $14.00 per person. Beverages are available at extra charge. If you do not enjoy fish, you are welcome to order from the regular menu. Please consider joining with your St. John family for this evening of fellowship together, to close out the Lenten season while we eagerly anticipate Easter morning. Sign-up is necessary as we are limited as to how many can be served. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.
Household Items Needed: After a successful transition from prison, instructed and confirmed, Daryl is being mentored through our WELS Prison Ministry. He is now able to move from transitional housing and live in his own apartment. You can help by providing some household essentials. A list is provided below. Please, select what you might provide, check it off the list on the narthex table at church, and bring it in no later than March 17. If you have questions, contact Tom Koepsell for more information.