St. John’s practices open communion. If you are baptized and believe that Jesus is present in the bread and the wine, we invite you to commune with us today. If you prefer wine, indicate your choice by eating the bread as soon as it is offered. If you prefer white grape juice, hold the bread in your open hand until the server comes to you. If you are unable to come forward, notify an usher and we will bring communion to you. Children or adults who wish to simply receive a blessing from the pastor, please approach with folded hands.
SON RISE BREAKFAST TODAY
Thanks to all who helped with the Son Rise breakfast early this morning! First Lutheran Church in downtown Dayton provides this hot breakfast for the homeless each Sunday, with help from various congregations. On the third Sunday of each month, St. John’s members and friends take a turn. To help with this important and rewarding ministry, contact Diane Naylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 748-2137.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: MAY 28th
We would like to acknowledge military members who have passed away at our Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 28th. If you have lost a relative during their time in service, please contact the office at (937) 866-3780 or write to: email@example.com. Please include the name of the service member, branch of service, and whether the service member died on active duty or as a veteran.
DO YOU LIKE TO GARDEN?
If so, would you like to take care of one or more of the several flower beds around the church. Please see Ida Geary if you would be interested in making the grounds beautiful.
SALVATION ARMY CLOTHING DRIVE: MAY 14th – MAY 28th
The Discipleship Committee is collecting gently used clothing for all ages, shapes and sizes to donate to the Salvation Army. Your bagged clothing can be placed in the narthex. Please bring your clothing donation in to share with those in need within the greater Dayton area. Your Discipleship Committee thanks you for giving generously!
FLOWERS FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY: JUNE 4th
On Pentecost Sunday, June 4th, the altar area will be decorated with red geraniums from Kitch’s Greenhouse. The cost of each 4” pot is $5.00 and is payable at the time of the order. You may take them home after the service, or you can choose to leave them to be planted around the church. You can pick up an order form (red) in the narthex, there’s a place on the form where dedications can be made.
The flowers today
are in honor of
Cheryl Page’s birthday.
STEWARDSHIP DURING WORSHIP TODAY
Pastor Rev. Tom Rutherford
Lay Assistant Gary Petticrew
Nursery Attendant Kim Holtzman
Acolytes Aiden Larsen – Melanie Ñauta
Crucifer Logan McKown
Organist/Pianist Doug McCabe
Choir Director Nancy McCabe
Greeters Sara Bell
Ushers Gary Johnson – Tom Hoffman
Altar Guild Marilyn Boyd