Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the July 22, 2021 Church Council meeting:
Finance Report Year To Date thru June 2021:
Budgeted Income $184,316 Actual Income $204,497
Budgeted Expense $193,416 Actual Expense $186,012
(The "Actual Income" numbers were affected by our receipt of $30,214 from the Payroll Protection Program offered by the government because of Covid-19.)
We are grateful for your continued financial support, through your offerings in person, through the mail, and through automatic giving. We are blessed to have such a faithful St. John’s family.
Upcoming Guest Pastors
While Pastor Ken is completing continuing education this month, we have arranged for the following guest pastors to join us and lead worship:
August 8 — Dr. Winston Persaud
August 15 — Rev. Dr. David Solberg
Successful Shoe Drive for Another Child Foundation
The St. John’s Task Force “MilesIntoSmiles” shoe drive benefiting Another Child Foundation was a huge success!! We are grateful to everyone who participated! Because of your generosity, we were able to purchase 203 pairs of shoes for the orphans served by Another Child, and the monetary donations given for this project were also used to offset the cost of shipping the shoes overseas.
~ Help Needed ~
The Educational Ministry Team is still looking for 2-4 people willing to share teaching the high school class until the intern arrives in January, when they will take over the class. If you can help out, please contact Melissa Nosalik or the church office. Thank you!
St. John's Prayer Chain Ministry
The prayer chain has been very active these last several months and we are grateful for all of you who participate and offer your prayer support to those going through difficult times. If anyone else would like to join the prayer chain, please contact the church office. The prayer chain is conducted primarily through group text messages with a few members receiving information by a phone call.
We are happy to announce that Council has approved the resumption of Mission Quilt Days. The group will meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 9am. Participants will be asked to follow current church guidelines regarding mask wearing and social-distancing.
The Quilting Ladies have replenished the walker bag basket in the Narthex. If you know of someone who would enjoy a bag, or if you would like one, please feel free to take one. They have also been able to assemble some Quilt Top Kits. If you would like to sew at home, the Kits are now available at the Information Booth and the Church office.
If you are doing any Spring cleaning and have cotton fabric or sheets that need a new home, we would be more than happy to be that new home! You can drop them off in the church office during regular hours.
Thank you for your continuing support of our projects for Lutheran World Relief.