Congratulations to our 8th Graders who were Confirmed on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Pictured are Rev. Robin Brown, Landon Kreiser, Garret Zinke, Laurel Politsch, Matthew Miller, Alayna Nosalik, and Gracie Zinke.
Welcome Our Summer Intern, Grace Brandner
Grace recently completed the first of two years at IVCC. She plans to transfer to Illinois State University to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. This is her first summer internship working in the church office where she will be supporting the office staff and Youth Director, filling in for staff vacations, helping with VBS, etc. in order to get a broad view of the ministry at St. John’s. We are very excited to have her with us!
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.
An Update from our Seminarian, Maria Bonine
Maria’s Internship at St. John’s-Evansville comes to an end on August 11th and classes resume at Wartburg Seminary on Tuesday, September 3rd. Sometime in the fall she will have her Candidacy Approval interview.
Maria will be taking classes this fall semester in Lutheran Ethics, Grief & Loss, Leadership in Multi-Point Parishes, Advanced Preaching, Capstone Seminar, Acts of the Apostles, Spiritual Practices, and Contemporary Crisis of Defining & Confessing the Gospel.
In late winter, Maria will learn her Regional Assignment, and in early Spring her Synod Assignment.
Wartburg Theological Seminary Baccalaureate and Graduation will take place in May of 2020 (probably Sunday, May 17th). Maria has hopes of receiving a first call and being ordained in 2020 as it is the 50th year anniversary of women being ordained in the ELCA. (She is the first female seminarian from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota.)
Maria will lead worship for us on Sunday, June 30th. She and Brent will be available during fellowship to share more about their seminary journey and answer any questions you may have. We hope that our continued support of Maria will show with packed pews and great conversation over refreshments on June 30th.
If you find yourself in need of pastoral care while we are without a full-time pastor, we ask you to confidentially speak with our Youth Director or office staff. We will connect you with a pastor or appropriate ministry person to assist you.
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP! Saturday at 5pm in our Chapel Sunday at 9am in the Sanctuary Adult fellowship and small groups following worship in the Fellowship Hall Sunday School for all ages (3 yrs to High School) will resume in September.