e-Skinny June 15, 2018
Above is a piece of stained glass from 1924 when our church was built.  It and several other large broken pieces are part of a re-purposing project. 
         Sunday Services 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. 
June 20      Newsletter deadline
June 26      Women's Bible Study
                   Youth trip to Houston begins
June 27      Historical records 
June 28      Do Day Quilters  
July 4          Walkers needed for parade
                   Office closed 
July 5         Middle School Mission Trip starts 
July 31       Vacation Bible School starts 
August 8    Golf Outing 
 If you have a specific hymn or praise song
that you would like to suggest singing during the summer months, please write the hymn number or song title on the back of your attendance slip. Melanie will work your favorites songs into the worship service.   
Save the Date: St. John will be walking in the parade July 4th to promote Bible School and future events. We have a banner, we have a truck and we have things to pass out. Now all we need is you. If you can walk with us please let the church office know or show up on the 4th and we'll be happy to see you. Families are welcome and encouraged to do this. Youth 4th grade and under will need to be accompanied by parents for the safety of the children.   If you have an old St John T-shirt from any occasion please wear it. More information to follow in the bulletin, e-Skinny and Facebook.  
Stained Glass Project  

In our effort to spring clean, with document and history organization, we have come across this amazing stained glass. There is more than what is pictured. The glass is from the original church built in 1924, nearly 100 years old. At the moment, I am a committee of one looking for others interested in preserving and re-purposing this glass in time for our 150th anniversary in 2022. I am looking for committee members and stained glass artists. The council has approved this endeavor, but we would like to look for possibly someone in our congregation or related to the congregation that has stained glass experience. We would like to utilize the glass to make a new single piece or possibly a three piece set. My idea is a cross, but it could be a window shape, thus the need for a committee to brain storm.
This could be a two part project. If we have someone with artistic ability in the congregation, perhaps they could design a piece with the colors available in the glass and we could find the stained glass expert to make it, or it could be start to finish by one person with artistic ability and stained glass skill. I have also considered a high school art class working on a community project with adult supervision.
This is the time to brainstorm, find others interested in the project and find our artist(s). If you have any insight into how this project can be accomplished, know a stained glass artist or anything to help, please contact Janet Petefish at petefishj@mchsi.com or get a message to me through Kathy Hoeft.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Golf Tournament August 8
All Proceeds to Benefit:
Floyd County Cancer Fund
Who: Open to Everyone and Anyone
What: Fun, Food, and Fellowship
                                    When: Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 PM.
                                    Where: Wildwood Golf Course
The tournament will be a 4-person, 9-hole best shot tournament. The cost is $25.00 per person, which covers green fees and a light meal. Golf cart fees and drinks will be at your own expense. Event will be held rain or shine. Please contact Wildwood at 257-6322 to make arrangements for a cart. 
Sign up by calling Kathy at St. John  228-3397.
You don't want to miss out!

 History and Records
Linda Klemesrud and I have taken on the project to preserve newspaper clippings, photos and other documents so that they will be here for another 100 years.  We still need your help with photos.  Linda and I will be there every other Wednesday this summer to preserve these items and we welcome some more help with that, too. I can come at other times if you are willing to look through some pictures that are still unidentified.   Let Kathy know or me at petefishj@mchsi.com so I can make arrangements. Thank you,  Janet Petefish  
The next Wednedsay will be June 27 9-11 a.m. 
  Houston Trip leaves June 26.
St. John Middle School Mission Trip to
Prairie du Chien, WI, July 5th - 8th
    VBS - Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus!
St. John VBS will be July 31-August 3, 2018 from 5:30-8pm and we will sing during the 9:30am worship service on August 5th.
VBS is for kids in Preschool through 5th grade.
Free registration.  
Those students who have finished the third year of our confirmation program are required to write personal faith statements to put on their display board for the Confirmation Fair on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The writing of these faith statements will hopefully give the students an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned, what they believe, and how their faith will affect the way they live their daily life following Confirmation Sunday. The display boards will also contain some other information such as, reflections on their baptism, and their favorite service project. These faith statements are due Wednesday, September 26th in the Youth and Family office, but will require some work over the summer. So, parents - don't let your student wait until school starts in August to get started! Confirmation Sunday is October 14, 2018.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish