What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of July 21, 2019
Stephen Ministry Facts
“More Blessings Than I Ever Expected!” Here’s what one Stephen Minister has to say about Stephen Ministry: “At first I wasn’t sure about all this caregiving stuff. I mean, didn’t I love others enough already? Then I finished my Stephen Ministry training and met with the person for whom I provided care. Now I know what Christian love is all about! I didn’t expect the wonderful gifts of love and friendship that God gave me through my caring relationship. What a wonderful ministry this is!”
A [new] training class for Stephen Ministers is starting soon. Consider this ministry opportunity. For more information, contact Pastor Thomas, Betty Textor or Abby Heemeier. Be a working Christian.
1 Kings 19:18 – “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” Elijah was certain he was right and that he was the only one left who had not gone after Baal. But he was too pessimistic; his faith in God was off-center. We can’t go by our own wisdom. We must trust the Lord and what He has revealed to us in His Word. Think about how this applies to our support of God’s work in the Church with our offering. Look in the Small Catechism’s Table of Duties to see what the Bible says about our giving.
2019 VBS Report - The theme was “Miraculous Mission – Jesus Saves The World. Attendance was very disappointing – 3 students and there was never a day that all 3 were present. Thanks to the (some fulltime and part-time) – Pastor; Freda; Lisa; Bethany; Aaron; Barb; Sharon; Joellen; Phyllis; Allie and Charlene. Thanks to snack donors: Nancy, Beth, Katie, Debbie, Lynne, Julie, Betty, Wanda, Phyllis, and Freda.
The $44.00 offering money was split between Concordia Gospel Outreach (CGO) and Empowering Lives International (ELI). Money to CGO will buy Christian books for the kids around the world. ELI money will help people in Tanzania get healthy drinking water.
The week ended with a picnic on Friday the 12th, in the church park. 17 members and guests enjoyed good food and fellowship, even though it was quite warm.
Vacation Time – Pastor will be on vacation July 22nd through August 7th, 2019. If in need of Ministerial Care please contact one of the Elders.
Sunday School Staff – will meet after worship service.