Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the May 21, 2020 Church Council meeting held via Zoom.
Finance Report Year To Date thru April 2020:
Budgeted Income $117,548 Actual Income $111,962
Budgeted Expense $123,536 Actual Expense $101,534
Thank you to everyone for sending in your offerings while the church building is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are blessed to have such a faithful St. John’s family.
Our Boot Camp Encouragement Support Team Needs YOU!
Our very own Haleigh Wendel, recent MHS Grad, will leave Mendota on June 16th to begin her Navy career with boot camp training at Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago on June 17th. We would like to send regular encouragement/support cards and notes through the mail to her while she is there. Would you please consider contributing a card or note that will be mailed for you throughout her time in training to surprise her from her church family? You may place your card in the collection box outside the church near the fellowship hall door (or outside the office as we open up) or contact Karen Goy (815-228-2391) to arrange other ways of getting your card added to the collection. Karen will then mail cards at regular intervals. What a beautiful way to remind her that she is a part of a caring Christian community that is praying for and thinking of her!! Thanks in advance for being a part of our team!
Crossroads Counseling Center
We are pleased to be able to provide professional behavioral health counseling services for members of our congregation and for the entire Mendota area through our relationship with Allied Counseling Group of LaSalle.
Thanks to the generosity of St. John’s, the services provided at Crossroads are affordable to everyone. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Appointments can be made by calling the Allied Counseling office at 815-224-4522 and asking for the Mendota site. Ms. Pamela Wolf, LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, serves at our Crossroads Center.
St. John's Scholarship Fund Recipients
2020-2021 Scholarships in the amount of $17,000 were awarded to several young church members. Congratulations to:
Hannah Ambler (Northern Illinois University), Peyton Baird (St. Francis University), Katie Beetz (St. Ambrose University), Aaron Brandner (IVCC), Emily Elwell (IVCC), Natalie Landgraf (Western Illinois University), Tim Miller (Augustana College), Gabrielle Peasley (Illinois State University), Cameron Schumacher (Bradley University), Gillian Sutton (St. Ambrose University), Haleigh Wendel (U.S. Navy), Jacquelynn Wendel (Valdosta State University), MiKayla Wilhelm (Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville), Katherine Wohrley (Northern Illinois University), and Melissa Wohrley (North Central College).
Our college students are also asked to please share an updated college residence address. Addresses can be emailed to the office or sent via text/email to Karen Goy at (815) 228-2391.
Thrivent Financial Members
Please be sure that you have designated St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota for your 2020 Choice Dollars before the end of March.
In 2019, we received $1,973.00 through the Thrivent Choice Dollars Program. We thank you for choosing St. John’s!
Also, don’t forget that Thrivent provides promotional resources and up to $250 in seed money to jump-start a fundraiser, educational event or service project. Members are eligible for up to two Thrivent Action Team grants per year.
Please speak to someone in the church office if you would like help in applying for a Thrivent grant.