Sunday School Rally Day Information
The 2017-2018 Sunday School year resumes on Sunday, September 10th at 10:10am with special Rally Day activities! This is also “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday throughout the ELCA. On this day, you are encouraged to visit your child’s classroom and then the whole family can participate in the Rally Day/God’s Work, Our Hands activities that will take place in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 10:30am. In the continuing spirit of Mission: Mendota, our 3year old Preschoolers through 6th graders will travel station-to-station to put a painted handprint on a garbage can for the community, and visit other game stations as well as a refreshment station. Our high school students will be assisting with the stations.
The Confirmation class will meet in the Disciple’s Den at 10:10am and walk to Apple Orchard Park to weed and mulch around the play equipment. Students should wear clothes and shoes appropriate for our outdoor work, and bring gloves and a rake (if you have one) to spread the mulch. We will return to St. John’s at 11:10am.
PARENTS: Please plan to attend Sunday School with your child/children on Rally Day, September 10th at 10:10am. What a great way to kick off another Sunday School year!
Why Sunday Fellowship?
The Merriam–Webster online dictionary defines a fellowship as a “community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience,” and “a company of equals or friends.”
God designed His church to be a fellowship, not just a community, but a family of brothers and sisters who share God’s ideals and beliefs, and who can help us improve ourselves.
The importance of fellowship in our lives is part of the reason that the people of God are commanded to consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Every week, on Sunday, Christians gather both to hear the Word of God taught and to strengthen each other through fellowship.
Sunday Fellowship at St. John’s requires your participation. We are the Church. Please consider signing up for one Sunday during the year to make coffee and serve donuts to your fellow members so that we can meet, get to know each other and focus on God’s desires and goals for us.
There is a calendar in the Church kitchen, pick a Sunday to do your part as a member of the St. John’s community.
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.