Vacation Bible School Summer Camp will be July 12th to July 16th for registered children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Registration forms are available in the office or on the Information Booth. Lutherdale staff will lead a rally day on Sunday, July 12th to introduce the fun week. Campers will bring a sack lunch daily Monday through Thursday and attend from 9am to 2:30pm. The week will close on Thursday, July 16th with a program at 6pm for campers and their families. We need your help… Would you be willing to host two of the counselors? Would you be willing to provide a lunch for the counselors? Would you be willing to provide dinner for the counselors? If you are able to help, please call Shirley Pierson (539-7160) or Susan Ambler (910-3958). Thank you!
Drawn To The Word Through Art, Music and Scripture
What a great day of art and music we had on Sunday, May 17th as we welcomed Pastor and Artist Paul Oman. During the one hour service Paul painted the mural that is pictured, accompanied by our own musicians and readers. The service was truly inspiring and was a unique, creative worship experience. A big thank you to James Younger and Susan Garner as well as our accompanists Delle Peterson and Vicki Wujek for preparing for the special musical presentation that complimented the painting of the mural. Thank you also to our Choir and Praise Band members along with the students, college students and various St. John’s members who participated to make the day one that will be remembered. A committee of Richard & Leslie Althaus and Rita Randecker are planning the final location of the mural. May 17th was Pastor Phil and Sue Blom’s last day with us and this was a fitting service to end their ministry here at St. John’s. A reception was held in the Fellowship Hall after the service to say our goodbyes. Thank you to the Food Service Team for providing the beautiful reception.
Congregational Meeting — Sunday, June 14th
We are pleased to announce a
Congregational Meeting planned for Sunday, June 14th at 11am. The
purpose of the meeting is to vote to extend a Call for a full-time
Pastor. Worship will be held at 9am and immediately following, we will
gather in the Fellowship Hall for light refreshments and an opportunity
to meet our Candidate. At 11am, we will return to the Sanctuary to
conduct the Call Meeting. We will also vote to approve the Ministry
Enhancement Distribution for the year at this time.
Remodeled Women’s Family Room
The "Women's Family Room" in the northwest corner of the Narthex has been remodeled through the talents of our own Aimee Holland to be an inviting, calm, semi-private sitting area for any female member who might wish to visit the room during services. This space also offers privacy for nursing mothers or women with a small child. There is a sitting area and an adjoining bathroom with a private stall, sink, and diaper-changing table. In collaboration with Media Ministry, the room also has a high definition television that displays the live video and audio of the worship services as an inclusive service for those using the room. A remote control and simple, one-step instructions are provided for ease.