Lent 2019 -- Information and Important Dates
Please mark these upcoming dates on your calendar and watch for more information in the April Eagle newsletter and the weekly bulletin announcements: Ash Wednesday Worship — March 6th at 6:30pm; Midweek Lenten Worship Services — each Wednesday at 6:30pm; Midweek Lenten Meals — Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall, beginning March 13th from 5:30pm to 6:15pm. We still needs groups to provide the meals on March 27th and April 3rd. Please call the church office to sign-up.
Church Council Highlights
The following are some highlights from the February 21, 2019 Church Council meeting.
Finance Report Year To Date thru January 2019:
Budgeted Income $31,923 Actual Income $30,346
Budgeted Expense $30,417 Actual Expense $19,064
Behind Budget on Regular Offerings by -$1,404
Our newly-elected Church Council met recently and made the following appointments:
Steve Florschuetz President, Stewardship
Ken Ladenburger Vice President, Call Committee, Benevolence
Carol Wheeler Treasurer, Finance
Melissa Nosalik Secretary, Educational Ministry
Ed Bock Property
Dorothy Brandner Youth Huddle, Memorial
Gary Duttlinger Property
Bill Garthe Property
Nancy Holland Scholarship, Food Service
Dawn Kendall Youth Huddle
Roberta Wendel Youth Huddle, Memorial
We thank all of them for their service to our church family.
Thrivent Financial Members
Please be sure that you have designated St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota for your 2019 Choice Dollars before the end of March.
In 2018, we received $2,519.00 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.
Men's Lenten Dinner
The 61st Annual Men’s Lenten Dinner will be held at First Methodist Church at 6pm on Thursday, March 28th. Men of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy a great meal and a pie auction, fun and fellowship.
If you are planning to attend the Men’s Lenten Dinner, please sign up on the sheet on the Information Booth or on the sheet in the Narthex. Please also indicate if you are willing to contribute a homemade pie for the pie auction.
St. John’s will also be responsible for providing volunteers to assist with set-up, serving, or clean-up after the meal. Details will be shared as the date approaches.
Crossroads Counseling Center
Over one year ago, Allied Counseling Group of LaSalle became our new providers. We are pleased to be able to provide professional behavioral health counseling services for members of our congregation and for the entire Mendota area.
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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