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June 12, 2022
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As We Gather
God is beyond understanding. God is not just a person with super-powers, but rather a being totally different and beyond us. The doctrine of the Trinity itself reminds us that God is beyond what our minds can fathom. And yet God has come near to reveal Himself to us, not just for our understanding, but more importantly, for our salvation. This Sunday we celebrate and praise our Triune God, who has saved us and is with us.
Live-stream and in-person worship begin at 9:30 AM. Please CLICK HERE to download the link to the live-stream itself.
We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: CLICK HERE .
Navigation Zoom with Rev. Greg Finke on June 9
The first “Navigation Zoom” with Pastor Greg Finke is today, Thursday June 9, at 6:30 PM. Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89777795685
As Pastor Finke mentioned at the workshop and on Sunday May 15, the follow up Navigation Zooms are designed to help us receive the encouragement, coaching, and accountability we need to help us “navigate” the process of joining Jesus throughout the next six months. The Zoom session will last between 40-45 minutes.
Rev. Finke will take a few minutes at the beginning to encourage and invite stories of what has been happening in our lives on mission. He will then provide coaching and lead a discussion on the next steps for the weeks ahead. The Navigation Zooms will be recorded so those who are absent can catch up at a later time.
Congregational Meeting on June 12
The annual budget and election meeting will be on Sunday, June 12, after worship in the sanctuary. We will be considering and adopting a “Ministry Plan and Budget” for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Please click here for the “Proposed Ministry Plan and Budget 2022-2023.”
We will also be electing people to fill five positions on the Board of Directors. There are eight nominees for the five positions. Please click here for information on the slate of nominees: “Information on the Nominees for the Board of Directors 2022”
Abortion: What does the Bible Say
Pastor Mike’s Bible Class on May 29 focused on abortion, sanctity of life and our bodies. The class was recorded and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/dbBBjlhqKGw
Please click here for the handout for this class: https://stjohnslutheran.net/wp-conten…
No Bible Study Class This Sunday
Pastor Mike’s Bible Class will not meet this Sunday because of the Congregational Meeting. The study of Church and State will resume on June 19.
Thank You, Power Washers
A big thank you to those who helped power wash the Faith Chapel last Saturday: Brian, Sebastian, and Luca Montes, Bob DeYoung, Bob Klein, Bill Clark, Ron Irwin, and Phil Gruenhagen. Also, thanks to Lloyd Zuehlke, Janet Peterson, and Anh Gruenhagen for providing donuts and cookies.
Watch the E-Vine for more project days to come this summer. Send your email address to Pastor Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to receive email notices of future work project days at St. John’s.
We are so excited to be able to offer VBS this year! It feels like forever since we last put one on. We are opening registration to kids who have at least one year of preschool under their belts through incoming 5th graders.
The only way this will be possible is with many helping hands. This link will allow you to register as a volunteer as well. Click here to Register!
Please consider joining us for VBS this summer as we hope to impact as many kids with the Good News of Jesus as we can! Incoming 7th Graders and above are eligible to volunteer for VBS. VBS will take place June 20-24 from 9am- Noon.
Kevin Mathison, Director of Youth Ministry
As a Thrivent member, you are eligible for two Thrivent Action Teams per year. Thrivent Action Teams are a great way to make a positive impact in your community. Thrivent offers all the resources you need to get started, including up to $250 in seed money. Your team below provide the passion that brings your project to life. Here are some ideas on how you can help us here at St. John’s…
Youth Events, VBS, Mission Farm, Large Print Ministry and LCC K9 Comfort Dog Ministry
Please call the church office if you are inspired to help with projects like these above and much more. Christy Kramer will be happy to help you apply for your Action Team Card.
Give+ App is Changing…
The Give+ Mobile App from VANCO shut down 1 Oct 21 and no longer is available for download as a mobile app. The new app is called VANCO Mobile.
Giving through Vanco Mobile is easy! Just download the new app and create a new user profile in VANCO Mobile.
Do you wish to receive the E-Vine by text?
Signing up is simple. Just text “sjlctext” to 855-906-0515. When an e-vine is sent out, you will receive a text with a link which will take you to the current e-vine. If you currently receive the e-vine by email, you will continue to receive it that way as well, unless you request for it to stop.
We have members that no longer drive and need a ride to and from church on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please contact the church office.
Where do I find sermons and services that I missed?
You can find previous sermons in three places. The full services are available on the YouTube channel.
- YouTube Channel:
- There are playlists for sermons, Sunday Services, Wednesday Night Worship and teaching on Matthew
- RightNow Media Channel
- Scroll down to find recommendations as well as sermon and Gospel of Matthew lessons
- The sermons are arranged by worship series
If you haven’t already signed up for Right Now Media, CLICK HERE.