Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the April 8, 2021 Church Council meeting:
Finance Report Year To Date thru March 2021:
Budgeted Income $92,166 Actual Income $97,701
Budgeted Expense $96,741 Actual Expense $95,659
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.
New Member Information
Please update your directory to include the following new members of St. John’s congregation:
Pastor Ken & Yvonne Gibson, 610 10th Avenue, Mendota, IL 61342
Veronica (Ronnie), Connor, Paul & Robert Bailey, 509 Plaza Drive, Apt. 203, Mendota, IL 61342
Linda Buettner, 1902 Diana Drive, Mendota, IL 61342
Cheryl Christiansen, 826 N. Vernon Street, Apt. 1, Princeton, IL 61356
We are entering into a teaching relationship with Wartburg Theological Seminary. We had hoped for an intern for this year, but it seems the candidate that WTS had in mind for us is unable to go on internship at this point. What this means for us at St. John’s is that we will start as an internship teaching congregation after the first of the year in 2022. This will be an exciting opportunity for all of us as we enter into this partnership. Watch for future updates as we head into the start of next year.
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 thinking of 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.