Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the November 17, 2022 meeting of our Church Council:
Finance Report Year To Date thru October 2022:
Budgeted Income $301,295 Actual Income $259,303
Budgeted Expense $315,459 Actual Expense $311,087
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.
Spaghetti Dinner set for December 4th
Our annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 4:30pm to 7pm. We will be serving you a delicious dinner of spaghetti with meat sauce, breadsticks, salad, and homemade dessert. Our junior high and high school students are looking forward to serving you at your table again this year. Please invite your family and friends to join you for this freewill offering meal. All proceeds will support the 2023 Mission Trips and other youth activities. Following the dinner, you are invited to join us in the Sanctuary for a special performance by the Mendota High School Madrigal Singers.
Our talented St. John’s Quilting Ladies will have several handmade quilts on display as part of a Silent Auction that will conclude on December 11th. We hope you will take some time to enjoy the beauty of these quilts, and place bids on your favorites. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to the Youth.
Students — Please plan to arrive in the Fellowship Hall by 4pm on December 4th. We’re looking forward to another fun and successful event!
The Angel Tree Has Returned!
We invite you to come to the Fellowship Hall for the return of the Angel Tree. Once again, you can help brighten the lives of residents at Heritage Health with gifts listed on the Angel Tree tags.
Items needed include: hand lotion (must NOT say “keep out of reach of children”), soft candy (regular and sugar-free), circle word puzzles, large print books or magazines, stamps, stationery, diabetic socks, sweatshirts (adult XL, XXL, XXXL). Instructions are by the tree. Please bring your unwrapped items to the large box marked “Angel Tree” in the Fellowship Hall by December 11th. And then count yourself as a Christmas angel. Thank you!
The Silent Auction of beautiful quilts created by our talented St. John’s Quilting Ladies will begin on Sunday, November 27th. Stop in the Fellowship Hall to check them out and place a bid on your favorites! The auction will continue on Sunday, December 4th; and final bids will be accepted on Sunday, December 11th. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit St. John’s Youth. We thank our Quilting Ladies for their efforts in creating the quilts and for their continued generous support of our youth.
We thank everyone who returned their completed Time, Talent & Giving form. If you are still working to complete yours, please bring it to the office as soon as possible. The forms are used in scheduling our worship volunteers. If you would like information on automatic giving, please speak to Susan Garner.
Rick & Becky Lowers, along with several clients of PADS, unloaded all of the paper products we collected for the Peru and Ottawa homeless shelters.
Thank you, everyone, for your generous support!
2023 Offering Envelopes
Offering envelopes for 2023 are available on a table in the Narthex.
Small Group Option for Adults