Join us for Christmas at St. John's
Advent and Christmas are in the air! Plans are being made for meaningful worship, special gatherings, and ways to generously reach out to others. Please invite your family and friends to join with us in honoring our Lord Jesus.
Worship — Sundays at 9am
During the Sundays of Advent there will be a special family time of gathering around the Advent Wreath with singing, praying, and reading from the Bible.
St. John’s Sunday School Christmas Program
December 16th at 9am
This year’s Sunday School Christmas program is called Make Room and it promises to be fun and inspiring for all of us. (See page 3 for more information regarding the program and the activities that will follow.)
December 23rd at 9am
Join us for worship on this Fourth Sunday of Advent. (Please note that there will be NO Saturday Chapel service on December 22nd.)
Christmas Eve — 7pm
A beautiful worship service is being planned for this Holy Night when we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Holy Communion and candlelight will be included in the service. Rev. Susan Presley will be our guest pastor.
December 30th at 9am
Join us for worship on this First Sunday of Christmas. (Please note that there will be NO Saturday Chapel service on December 29th.)
The Annual Meeting of
St. John’s Congregation
is scheduled for
Sunday, January 27th
following 9am worship.
Call Committee Update
Your church council and call committee planned a meeting for Monday, November 26 to discuss the call committee's final choice of a candidate and recommendation to extend a call. That was the plan until mid-morning on the 26th when the candidate withdrew their name from consideration! The candidate cited being unable to leave the people they have served for the last ten years. Understandable, but disappointing. The synod office will be contacting our church president to plan further actions. This is definitely a setback, but only because we don't know God's whole plan for St. John's. The bottom line is six months of preparations need not be done again. Thanks for all the prayers!
~ Richard Althaus, Call Committee Chair
We wish God’s blessings on you and your family during this Christmas season.
St. John’s staff --
Interim Visitation Pastor Kim Lee-Brown, Karen Goy, Susan Garner, Laurie Zimmerman, Karyn Bock, Rob Guardiola, Dawn Kendall,
James Younger, Delle Vercimak, Vicki Wujek, and Kevin Wohrley.
Our quilting ladies have been working on “Walker Bags” for residents of area nursing homes. They are also making them available to members of our congregation. You will find a basket full of these colorful and handy fabric bags in the Narthex. Please feel free to take one for yourself or someone you know.