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A Celebration of Confirmation
“Acknowledge Me Before Others”
May 8, 2022
Please CLICK HERE to download the service notes.
As We Gather
Jesus said, “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges Me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God (Luke 12:8).” Every day, each of us is called upon to publicly acknowledge Jesus by what we say and what we do. Today we rejoice as four young people publicly acknowledge Jesus, and are confirmed and blessed in their faith. May God bless our confirmands in their confession and bless each of us in the confession of our lives.
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 .
Confirmation Sunday, May 8th
As part of the service, the confirmands will be reading their prepared faith statements as confessions of their faith. They will also be committing their lives to followings Jesus and will be blessed in that confession and commitment. Please keep our confirmands in your prayers as they prepare for this day.
You Are Invited to SJLS Chapel on May 11
You are invited to join the St. John’s students for chapel on Wednesday, May 11, at 8:40 in the morning. For many years, Mrs. Gewirz’s 3rd grade class sponsored students who attend the Garuna Christian (Lutheran) Schools in Cambodia, and they are encouraging everyone at St. John’s to join in, too! The students are called “Garuna Kids”. They live in a country where 98% are Buddhist. The Gospel message is new to them, and you are helping them to hear this Good News. Did you know that the word “Garuna” means grace?
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Workshop on Outreach “Joining Jesus on His Mission”
Rev. Greg Finke, author of Joining Jesus on His Mission, will be leading a workshop at St. John’s on May 13, 2022. Rev Finke, founder of Dwelling 114 Ministries (dwelling114.org) will be with us that weekend to help us grow in being the everyday missionaries that God has called us to be.
The workshop on Saturday morning, May 14, will take place in the Sanctuary from 9:00 – 12:00. Rev. Finke will also be preaching at St. John’s on Sunday, May 15 and will be leading a Bible class in the sanctuary after worship.
May God bless the people of St. John’s as we join Jesus on His mission!
The designated offerings for Mission India have totaled over $44,000. This is a significant increase from last year. In light of that, this year we will be partnering with Mission India to support financially and through prayer the following ministries:
- 2 Literacy trainers (Up from 1 this year. Total of 300 students in 10 classes)
- 2 Year Long Children’s Bible Club facilitators (Up from 1 this year. Total of 400 children in 10 clubs)
- 10 church planters. (Up from 8 this year)
Thanks be to God for the opportunity join Jesus on His Mission in this way!
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.