An Update from Our Seminarian, Maria Bonine...
Internship life has been treating me well. St. John’s of Evansville, Wisconsin has been very welcoming and supportive in my first quarter of internship. (I am quite relieved that the church name is the same, it’s much easier when answering the phone!) My days are jam-packed with meetings, Bible Study, planning and preparations for worship, and many interactions with staff and members of St. John’s-Evansville. Wednesdays are a hoot as we see over 150 children and youth in our 4.5 hours of educational programming, and St. John’s youth of Mendota helped prepare me well for this! I am preaching regularly, usually twice a month, and enjoy monthly worship at three nursing homes/retirement communities. I am learning a lot about creativity in worship as we have had worship services with Polka and Beatles music and a backwards worship service, as well as the incorporation of visual aids for sermons. Brent has been enjoying weekend visits and is serving as a regular worship steward and on altar guild. Your prayers have brought me this far, and I have 1.75 years to go. Thank you all so much for your encouragement, love, and support. ~ Maria Bonine
Mail for Maria can be addressed to:
Vicar Maria Bonine
St. John’s Lutheran Church
312 South Third Street
Evansville, WI 53536
Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the November 15 2018 Church Council meeting.
Finance Report Year To Date thru October 2018:
Budgeted Income $292,331 Actual Income $261,435
Budgeted Expense $312,922 Actual Expense $288,423
Behind Budget on Regular Offerings by -$29,031
Special Offerings: $804 (Hurricane Relief), $270 (Food Pack event), $250 (PADS Generosity Offering)
Love Does Bible Study
The Angel Tree Has Returned!
We invite you to come to the Fellowship Hall to see the return of the Angel Tree. Once again, you can help brighten the lives of residents in the Mendota Lutheran Home and Heritage Health with gifts listed on the Angel Tree tags. Items needed include unscented lotion, name-brand tissues, Shower-To-Shower powder, plain envelopes, stamps, soft candy (regular and sugar-free), microwave popcorn, large-print word search books, men’s and women’s socks, adult XL sweatshirts, all-occasion cards, and memo pads. Instructions are by the tree. Please bring your unwrapped items to the large box marked “Angel Tree” in the Fellowship Hall by December 16th. And then count yourself as a Christmas angel. Thank you!
First, We Give Of Ourselves