Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the July 16, 2020 Church Council meeting.
Finance Report Year To Date thru June 2020:
Budgeted Income $176,329 Actual Income $158,701
Budgeted Expense $183,549 Actual Expense $155,841
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.
Sunday Scriptures for August
August 2nd: The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 55:1-5 God invites Israel to a lavish banquet, a sign of a renewed covenant.
Romans 9:1-5 Paul grieves for his Israelite kinsmen who do not accept Jesus as the Messiah.
Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus feeds a crowd of five thousand.
August 9th: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
1 Kings 19:9-18 God appears to Elijah as “a sound of sheer silence.”
Romans 10:5-15 A Christian is accounted righteous before God because of faith.
Matthew 14:24-33 Trust in Jesus sustains his disciples in a time of fear.
August 16th: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Righteousness and obedience define God’s people.
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 God will not forsake his people Israel.
Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28 With a healing miracle, Jesus demonstrates God’s love for everyone.
August 23rd: The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 51:1-6 God promises deliverance to his people.
Romans 12:1-8 Use the gifts God has given you & present yourself to him as an offering.
Matthew 16:13-20 Peter confesses Jesus as the Messiah (the Christ).
August 30th: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 15:15-21 God assures Jeremiah: “I will be with you.”
Romans 12:9-21 Paul gives concrete examples for those who would live out of genuine love.
Matthew 16:21-28 Those who would follow Jesus must imitate his sacrificial life.
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.
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