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 19, 2017

This Week

Nov. 19th
Council Meeting
Shut-In Visit, 1pm
No Wednesday night activities
Thanksgiving Service, 10:30am

Stephen Ministry Facts

New in Town?
Where’s the bank, the grocery store, the dentist? Oh, yes, a good vet?
Is there a baseball team for 9 year-olds?
The telephone doesn’t ring.
All that you’ve seen of your neighbor is the blue car and the white dog.
You miss your old friends, and there aren’t any new ones yet.
But you have found St. John Lutheran Church. One of our Stephen Ministers can help with these first difficult months.

Stewardship Notes
Philippians 3:19 “Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” There is the danger in setting our minds on earthly things, serving mammon, and caring more for our bodily comfort than our spiritual well-being. God does not tell us to be faithful and generous in our stewardship of the things of this earth to ruin our fun. Rather, He tells us to give generously to teach us how to make sure the things of this world do not lay a hold of our hearts.

November 22 there will be “NO” Wednesday night activities.

Thanksgiving Worship Service - Thanksgiving worship service will be at 10:30am on November 23rd.

Free Will Offering - There will be a Free will offering today for the 20 SK Finger Joint employees and their families who lost their jobs due to the fire, which includes Karla Miller.

Shut In Visit - Tomorrow, the 20th at 1:00pm. Meet at the church to carpool.

No Host Lunch - Was held at the Last Straw. It was attended by five members. Next month’s lunch will be at 4B’s.

Ladies - Mark your calendar for Dec. 9th at 11:00am Christmas Party. Look in your mail box for your invitation.

Food Drive - To benefit Libby Food Pantry, Bring non-perishable food items to the church anytime until Dec. 10. Two collection sites- back of the church and in the kitchen.

Save the Date – Dec. 17th at 9:15 Children’s Christmas Program, “Ring Out the Good News.” Directed by Caleb Thomas and Sheri Hand. Make plans to attend.

Election of Officers – Is to be held December 17, at the Voter’s Meeting. The following positions are open for nomination: President, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Stewardship. I encourage anyone interested in serving the congregation to prayerfully consider accepting the nomination for the above positions. If you are interested talk to Pastor Thomas or Dan Howard.

Thankfeast - Approximately 50 people enjoyed food and fellowship last Sunday. Thanks to all the cooks and to all who helped with clean up. Door prizes were won by Rosemarie Reichert and Christa Schauss.

Next Sunday – Sunday School Staff/ Evangelism meets after worship.