What a wonderful way to serve the Lord. Preparing His house for Worship. Some of the responsibilities of the Altar Guild include, putting oil in the candles, setting up and cleaning up for Communion. Changing the paraments by seasons, watering flowers and plants before putting on the Altar and putting them away in a cool place after service and changing banners.
A flower fund has been established to provide fresh flowers on the Altar at times when there are no flower donations for special occasions. If you would like to donate to this fund, please label your donation "Flower Fund" and put it in the offering basket. If you wish to have fresh flowers on the Altar for a special occasion, Anniversary, Birthday, In memory, etc., there is a flower chart on the Slat board in the Church Narthex where you can sign up. Flowers or a plant may be ordered by a florist of your choice or St. John's has a program set up with Floral Magic giving us a 10% discount for flowers ordered for the church. Their number is 842-4770. Please call the church office to let them know that you are donating flowers for the following weekend and they will get an announcement in the bulletin. Floral Magic will deliver your flowers or plants on Friday afternoon to the church for a $5.00 fee.
One of the greatest ways to strengthen faith and to grow in the Lord is to study His Word. As we study the Bible we not only see His promises, but we grow in the realization that His promises have always been kept in the past; therefore, we can be sure of His faithfulness in the future. Join us for a study of God's word at our various Bible Study Times.
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* "The Holy Spirit"
"with long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation" Psalm 91:16
Senior Club meets every 4th Monday. We meet at 12:30 pm with a potluck lunch. Sometimes we have speakers and other times we just have a social time. We have about 30 members. Anyone who considers themselves a senior is welcome to come and join us in good Christian social fellowship.
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Adult Fellowship has again been blessed with the time and talents of our fellow Christian members at St. John. Whether it was bringing food for an event when asked, lending a hand to serve or clean-up after an event, giving financially or just being present for the fun and fellowship everyone's participation is a gift that we are truly thankful for.
The Newcomers Brunch, Spaghetti Dinner, Annual Fish Fry, Bake Sales, Cake Walk, Summer Picnic, Christmas Party, Talent Night, International Buffet, Night at the Ballpark and monthly meetings are just a few of the many activities that we participated in during the past year.
Please join us during the coming year as we rejoice in the "fellowship" of our Brothers and Sisters here at St. John and throughout the community.
St. John Ladies Aid
St. John Ladies Aid meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm or 12:00 noon for special occasions such as Anniversaries, Picnic, and Christmas dinners. We attend Spring and Fall Rallies, District and International Conventions, send volunteers to work at Bethesda Thrift Shop, and visit the sick and those unable to get about.
We also select projects which we support, provide Altar flowers for special occasions, help for serving at funerals and make quilts, and sponsor Bake and Harvest Sales.
We are thankful for God's Blessings that help us to provide these humble services to others.
But someone will say, "you have faith; I have deeds". Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do. James 2:18
Mission Statement of the Care Ministry: "To extend the congregation's care and concernfor others by providing help in time of need."
What we do grows out of what we believe. We have been united with Jesus by our baptism and with one another in his body which is the church. As members of that body, we have been called to and equipped for Christ-like service to one another and the world. Ministering care is a response to God, to God's love and to human need and potential. Some examples of what Care Ministry is involved with are:
*Coordinating Red Cross Blood Drives, Coordinating fundraisers for people in need, Sending cards to shut-ins, seniors and people who are ill, Providing new mothers with needed baby items and meals, Supporting the Greater Christian Services with monitary donations, Food drives for the Salvation Army, Collecting caps and mittens for needy children and Coordinating meals for families recovering from illness or surgery.
The Care Ministry Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month, for more information on how to get involved, call the church office (715) 842-5212 or send an E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.