St. John Lutheran Church

1017 Montana • Libby, MT 59923 • (406)293-4024
Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 9:00A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

What's Happening at St. John Lutheran Church
Week of November 18, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, November 18th

Council Meeting / Hand Bell Practice


Care Center Worship, 10:00am
Stephen Ministry, 1:00pm
Bible Study, 7:00pm
Youth Group, 7:00pm


Thanksgiving Day Worship, 10:30am

Next Sunday

Last Sunday of the Church Year
Sunday School Meeting
Hand Bell Practice


Stephen Ministry Facts

Ready? Set? Minister! Riding a bike. Using a new computer program. Ironing a shirt. Training is important whenever anyone learns a new skill. Training is important in Stephen Ministry too. Before Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers begin their work, they go through a lot of training. When they start their official ministry, they’re ready.
To find out more about what this ministry has to offer, contact: Pastor Thomas, Betty Textor, or Abbe Heemeier.

Stewardship Notes:
1 Thess. 4:13- “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.” Christians are different from unbelievers. Our trust in Christ changes us. Our hope in Christ means that we don’t grieve in the same way that unbelievers grieve: we know that comes after death. We don’t treat out time or money in the same way as unbelievers either. We start each week with a sacrifice of our time as we come to the Lord’s House to hear His Word and receive His Sacraments. And we also set aside a generous, first fruits proportion of our income for the support of the Lord’s work in His Church. Our faith changes us and our actions… we don’t do anything as others do who have no hope.

Special Voters Meeting: It was voted to purchase a 49cu. Ft. double door commercial reach in refrigerator with stainless steel interior and exterior for the downstairs kitchen. The price will be $2,949.99 plus $75.00 delivery fee.

Ladies Christmas Party: Check your mail boxes for the Christmas Party invitation.

Thank Feast: Held last Sunday was enjoyed by approximately 40 grateful people. Thanks to all the cooks especially Corky and Charlene for the turkey dressing and gravy, Freda and Lisa for the mashed potatoes and Beth for the ham and rolls. Door prizes were won by Jenifer and Jason Wood, Caleb and Aaron Thomas, Martha Smith, Sharon Davis, Robby Nelson and Lynn Willis.
Thanks to the clean-up crew. Your help was greatly appreciated. The Sunday School Staff hopes everyone has a Blessed Thanksgiving.

LWML Rally: Held on Nov. 10 in Eureka was attended by 22 women (which included Lisa and Freda) 3 Pastors and 2 children (Bethany and Aaron). Pastor led the Bible Study      “He Only Has Eyes For You” and installed the new Flathead Zone officers. Food was collected for the Eureka Food Pantry. Pastor and Aaron each won door prize. The Bible Study, food and fellowship were the three main ingredients that gave the “recipe for the day” a most tasty flavor.

No Host Lunch: Lunch was on Nov. 14th at the Venture and was attended by 8 members. Next months No Host Lunch will be Dec. 18 at the Cedar’s.

Open Offices: The following offices are open for election at our December Voters Meeting: President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer & Asst. Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Trustee and Stewardship.
Please, prayerfully consider being a candidates for any of these positions. Contact Dan Howard or Pastor Thomas if you are interested in any of these positions.

Shut In Visits: Tuesday, November 20th @ 1:00pm. Meet at the church to carpool. Let the shut ins know you care about them.