Join us for Carolling Sunday, December 2

Every year we enjoy a luncheon after worship before visiting our older members and shut-ins.  Join us Sunday, December 2nd as we visit several nursing homes and private residences.  We’ll bring joy and we’ll receive joy. If you can possibly join in, you won’t regret it. It might just become the highlight of the Advent season.

Pizza will be provided. Feel free to bring a covered dish or dessert to share.

An Advent Call for “Calm & Bright”

Advent Begins December 2 when we will begin the journey of welcoming the Christ child with an advent series titled “Calm & Bright.”  Even as St. John’s begins our 200th year, it is also the 200th anniversary of the song “Silent Night.” This hymn has become the best-loved worship moment of many Christians–even those who only come to church once a year. Something mystical occurs as we light our candles and sing the hope of “all is calm, all is bright”–peace and light for the world. This worship series will celebrate the carol’s message over the entire season of Advent and highlight its call for our lives that can guide us all year long.  Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child, Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

Special Congregational Meeting Sunday

Join us Sunday at our special congregational meeting and vote for St. John’s next pastor.  The council has recommended Rev. Dr. Robyn Provis and Bishop Dillahunt has approved our choice.  Following worship on November 25, we’ll gather in the fellowship hall to vote.  If two thirds affirm Pastor Robyn, she will be installed as our pastor.

A Celebration of Life

A Celebration of the Life of Joy Faini will be held Friday, November 16, 1 PM, at St. John’s. Visitation will be from 11-1. Burial at Hill Grove Cemetery will be immediately following the service. Friends and family are invited back to the church fellowship hall following the burial. Rev. Dr. Robyn Provis will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.

 

Turn Back Clocks Sunday Morning

It’s that time when we turn our clocks back and the days seem the shortest. Please don’t forget to turn back your clocks one hour early Sunday morning, or when you go to bed Saturday night.  Otherwise you’ll be an hour early for church.

If you find yourself at church at what is really 9 AM, please head to the Sunday School. We’re sure they could put you to work.

Reformation Day Service, Oct. 28

When Halloween and Reformation Day collide, it can bring out the charming creativity in many of us…like “95 Reeses.” (at right)

Join us tomorrow morning at 10 AM for Reformation Day service. Let’s reflect on how we can be more fulfilled people AND help our world, when we live with a “reformation spirit.” Reformation Day is not only the commemoration of a molten movement of the past, its the future movement of God’s hope for us all. We hope to see you tomorrow.

Annual Holiday Bazaar

St. John’s Holiday Bazaar is this Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:00 am—300 pm.  Lunch will be available 11:00 am—2:00 pm It’s Bazaar time!–a  key fundraiser for our Women of the ELCA (WELCA) community outreach programs.

There will be buckeyes, caramel corn, cookies, cake, pies, and breads for sale along with GRANDMA’S ATTIC’s gently used items. Come check out the goodies and take home a treasure.