Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the August 17, 2023 meeting of our Church Council:
Finance Report Year To Date thru July 2023:
Budgeted Income $188,561 Actual Income $193,412
Budgeted Expense $180,662 Actual Expense $173,810
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.
Task Force Trivia Night
On Saturday, August 20th, the Task Force hosted St. John’s second Trivia Competition in the Fellowship Hall. About 70 people gathered for pizza and fellowship prior to the competition. Nine teams made up of St. John’s members, some of Anthony’s family, friends and even one of his retired high school teachers competed for the chance to distribute a total of $6,000 of Task Force money to a charity of their choice. The nine teams were: The Silly Geese, The Rescuers, Shootin’ for Second, Totally Trivia, The Be Sharps, The Good Ole Girls & Guys, SIT (Seniors in Training ), The Windau Tribe (members of Anthony’s family) and Unnamed Table 9. There were 6 categories of trivia: Science, History, Music, TV/Movie, Sports and General, plus a double points category twist at the end. The first place team of SIT (Seniors in Training) chose to donate their $3,000 to MASS (Mendota Area Senior Services). Second place winners, The Rescuers (Vicar Anthony’s team) donated their $2,000 to Lucky Tales Rescue, the rescue where Vicar Anthony adopted Chick & Daisy. Then after a 3-way tie for third place was broken, The Be Sharps donated their $1,000 to The Mendota Area Food Pantry new building fund. Thank you to everyone who organized and participated in this fun, all-ages event!
"Share The Bounty"
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control..."
The St. John's Quilting group will meet on Tuesday, October 24th at 9am.
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 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.
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.
The Christ In Our Home daily devotional booklets for July, August and September are available in the narthex and the church office.