News of St. John's Lutheran Church
From the Pastor...
Dear friends in Christ,
It is so good to be with you! I thank you for the warm welcome my husband, son David, and I have received, and I am grateful that God has called me to serve among you. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us as we carry out Jesus’ ministry together.
Over the next few months one of my priorities is to become more acquainted with you as individuals and as the St. John’s community. While I look forward to seeing you in Sunday worship, I appreciate any opportunity to meet and talk with you. I hope you will take advantage of other times we gather so I can get to know you or stop by the office to visit with me.
We are moving into the season of Lent this month. Ash Wednesday will be on February 14. Yes, that’s right Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year. While it may not seem like the most romantic date you may have with a significant other, our Ash Wednesday evening worship is a meaningful way to spend time with those you love, especially with the One who loved us into being. Our Lent theme this year will be “Hearts, Hands, and Voices,” beginning with the Ash Wednesday service. The following midweek Wednesday services will use the Holden Evening Prayer worship setting.
Please do let me know when you are in the hospital or would like a visit from me. You can reach me on my mobile phone at 779-707-1324 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be taking Fridays as my day off. If you reach out to me on a Friday, please be patient for a reply.
Again, my family and I thank you for your welcome and hospitality as we settle into life here in Mendota and with you!
In the grace of Christ,
Our Quilting Ladies have replenished the walker bags in the Narthex with lots of new bags. If you know of someone who would enjoy a walker bag, or if you would like one, please feel free to help yourself.
The quilting group will meet on Tuesday, February 27th. You are invited to join them at 9am in the fellowship hall. You do not need to know how to quilt or sew to help create these beautiful quilts. All are welcome to join us for a morning of work and fellowship!
Welcome Rev. Elise Rothfusz