Thursday, March 28, 2019

Holy Week and Easter Services at St. John

Palm Sunday — April 14th, 9:30 am
Maundy Thursday with Lord’s Supper — April  18th, 6:30 pm
Good Friday — April 19th, 6:30 pm
Easter — April 21st
 Breakfast — 8:30 am
 Worship —  9:30 am

Summer Sports Camps

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.

Anticipating Worship (March 31)

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Worship Focus
"God's plan of salvation represents wisdom to believers, but it is foolishness to the unbelievers"

Scripture Readings 
   Isaiah 12:1-6
   Psalm 32
   1 Corinthians 1:18-25
   Luke 15:1-3,10-32

   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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lenten Worship (March 27)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Supper — 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
 Service — 6:30 pm, Lower Chapel

Midweek Lenten Theme - Three Words of Truth: What Is Truth?

Please join us for supper and worship!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lenten Worship (March 20)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Supper — 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
 Service — 6:30 pm, Lower Chapel

Midweek Lenten Theme - Three Words of Truth: Love One Another

Please join us for supper and worship!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Anticipating Worship (March 17)

Second Sunday in Lent

Worship Focus
     Salvation through our Savior's sacrifice is rejected by many.

     Jeremiah 26:8-15
     Psalm 42-43
     Philippians 3:17 - 4:1  
     Luke 13:31-35

    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.

We hope to see you on Sunday!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Update on Self Assessment and Adjustment Report

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.

God's blessings,
Derek Meyer, on behalf of the church council.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Lenten Schedule

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Supper — 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
 Service — 6:30 pm, Lower Chapel

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Daylight Saving Time Begins!

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10th.
Set clocks ahead 1 hour before turning in on Saturday. 

Anticipating Worship (March 10)

Second Sunday in Lent

Worship Focus:  
     Our Great Deliverer defeats Satan and secures our salvation.

Scripture Readings:
     Deuteronomy 26:5-10
     Psalm 91
     Romans 10:8b-13
     Luke 4:1-13

     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.

Lenten Fellowship Opportunity

 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!

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.
Thank you for caring.
Dinner-size plates
Lunch plates
Cereal bowls
Flatware (forks/knives/spoons)
Serving spoons
Dish towels/cloths
Can opener
Salt & pepper shakers
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Wire whip
Rubber spatulas
Frying pan spatulas
Frying pan
Coffee cups/mugs
Drinking glasses
Bathroom towels (bath-size)
Hand towels
Butter dish
Pot holders / hot pads
Bath mat

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Ash Wednesday-March 6, 2019

Suppers — 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Services — 6:30 pm

Ash Wednesday with Lord's Supper, March 6th, in the Sanctuary

Wednesdays, March 13th-April 10th, Lower Chapel.

The theme for Ash Wednesday: 
Three Words of Truth: Watch and Pray