Mission: Mendota 2018
Saturday, June 9th (rain date of Saturday, June 23rd)
8am to 11am — general clean-up work at Purple Park, the swimming pool, and the ball diamonds (meet in the swimming pool parking lot).
11am to 2pm — we will focus on clean-up in the Lake Mendota area (meet in the Civic Center parking lot).
Sign-up sheets will be posted in the Narthex and the hallway into the Fellowship Hall. We'll need people power, prayer partners, cookie makers, water providers. Let's get our game on and do our part to make Mendota a little nicer. So get involved. Sign up today and commit yourself to a few hours of giving back to our town.
Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the April 19, 2018 Church Council meeting:
Hired Karen Goy as Interim Youth Director;
Approved the 8th grade Confirmation students as Confirmed members;
Approved change in church office hours during the interim period. Office now closed on Fridays;
Continued discussion on resuming two Sunday services in the future.
Finance Report Year To Date thru March 2018:
Budgeted Income $91,779 Actual Income $90,518
Budgeted Expense $94,552 Actual Expense $85,592
Behind Budget on Regular Offerings by -$2,773
We Welcome our
An Update from our Seminarian
Our seminarian, Maria Bonine, is in the final weeks of her second year at Wartburg Theological Seminary. As the semester concludes Maria will then be preparing for her summer program of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) with MercyHealth Systems in Rockford, IL. Upon successful completion of the CPE program and a positive Endorsement interview with the Synod Candidacy Committee, Maria will begin a year of internship in the early fall. At this time, Maria's internship location is in Wisconsin. In preparation for the transition to internship Maria and her family are visiting other churches. Your continued prayers and encouragement for Maria and her family are deeply appreciated.
St. John's Honored by State of Illinois
St. John’s Lutheran Congregation of Mendota, IL was honored March 10, 2018 along with 24 other Illinois churches for 150 or more years of continuous service to its members and the community. This celebration was hosted by the Illinois State Historical Society at the Springfield, IL Westminster Presbyterian Church. Accepting the Certificate of 150 Years of Service on behalf of St. John’s were St. John’s members, Richard and Leslie Althaus. In this Bicentennial Year for the State of Illinois, St. John’s Lutheran Church becomes one of 175 churches so honored over recent years.
Adult Education Opportunities
Growing in Faith through the study of the Bible, serving with others to make a difference in the world, and making lasting friendships give purpose to Christians of all ages. With that in mind, please note these Sunday morning opportunities at 10:10 – following Sunday morning worship.
Faith Followers – Meet with us after worship as we continue on our personal “faith journey”. Come join us in the north Fellowship Hall!
Soul Sisters – This is a women’s group for women of all ages. They meet in the Luther Lounge located next to the Fellowship Hall.
Fellowship Time – Volunteers set out coffee, lemonade and light snacks each week in the Fellowship Hall so that people have the opportunity to greet friends and meet new people. There is still time to attend other classes following this time of fellowship.
These groups are open to all people. We invite you into the friendships and learning they provide.
You are invited to join the Quilting Group in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, May 22nd beginning at 9am. Did you know that our Quilters make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, Romanian Orphanages, the Mendota Lutheran Home, and the PADS homeless shelter? They also gift baby quilts to newly baptized children at St. John’s. We are currently in need of fabric and sheets. You may drop items off in the church office. Thank you!
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