February 16, 2018 

Bean Bags  for
Bible Camp 
Tournament Sunday        
         Winter Schedule:  Church 8 & 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:05 a.m.  
Wednesday Lenten Services 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.  

February 18   Installation of Board and Council members both
                        Bean Bags for Bible Camp   
                        Family Board Lent Event
                        Communication Board Meets 11:30 (new time)
February 21    Newsletter deadline.
                         Lenten Services: Martha
February 25    Milestone of receiving a drivers license
February 26    Book Club
February 27    Women's Bible Study     
February 28    Lenten Services: An ordinary Jewish Citizen
March 7           Lenten Services: Mary Magdalene
March 14         Spring Break, one Lenten Service 5:30 p.m.
March 21         Lenten Services: A man gives his Donkey
March 25         Youth Palm Sunday Breakfast
April 1              Easter Sunday  

If you would like to donate toward the Easter lilies this year, call Kathy in the office at 228-3397.


                    Altar Flower & Radio signup sheets
are on the glass case in the Narthex. There are many radio broadcast dates to be filled. Those who cannot come to church rely on the radio broadcast to worship on Sunday with those who can come. Sponsorship of the radio broadcast helps fund this ministry.
Wednesday Night Supper, February 21: 
Menu: Pork Loin, twice baked potatoes, glazed carrots
and angel food cake. 
Lenten Special Offering
The glass box that will be in the Narthex starting February 11th is for your Lenten Offering.
Please consider an extra gift of at least a dollar a day during the approximately 40 days from
 Ash Wednesday to Easter.

Confirmation students are expected to attend Lenten services each week in place of regular Confirmation classes. Students, please make sure to fill out the purple attendance slips that is in the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate.

REMINDER: Those students attending a Lutheran college who would like to receive an EPIC grant must notify the church by May 1st.
St. John scholarship applications for non-Lutheran colleges are available online or can be emailed to youand should be emailed to the office by April 1st.
Family Board's Lent Event will be February 18th
9:05 - 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. This is a family event and parents are invited to stay with their children. We will be creating a "Lent in a Bag" kit as well as learning about Lent & why we observe it.
Bean Bags for Bible Camp 
The Stewardship Committee would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Bean Bags for Bible Camp event on Sunday, February 18th at 11:30 AM in the Parish Hall.   Entry fee will be $10 for a 2-person team.   Free-will donation lunch will be provided of chili, hot dogs, dessert, and a drink.  
Sunday School for Adults & Seniors is for you!
   Sundays 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
Study God's Words & Fellowship. 
Please join us.
          2/18    Praise Book Discussion
                           by Judy Hauser    
          2/25    Sin and Ten Commandments  
          3/4      Sin and Ten Commandments 2 by
                           by Dr. David Schweizer         
          3/25     Thy Word by Erik Hoefer
Wednesday Lenten Services

February 21st 4:30/6:15 p.m.
            Martha by Michelle Grob
February 28th 4:30/6:15 p.m.
                                           An Ordinary, Everyday Jewish Citizen
                                           by Erik Hoefer
                                 March 7 4:30/6:15 p.m.
                                           Mary Magdalene by Linda Hughes
                                 March 14th 5:30 p.m.
                                           Holden Evening Prayer
                                 March 21 4:30/6:15 p.m.
                                           A Man Gives His Donkey
                                           by Wayne McClintock

Thank you for everyone that participated or helped with the Women's Ministry Valentine Event.  It was a fun day and many beautiful cupcakes were made.
We hope more people can join us for future events like this.    
The Records Group has done a fantastic job and has finished the major sorting of records (primarily financial).  We will meet February 21 and March 7 (not February 21) to go over historical records.  Anyone interested in looking through old books (some in German) and other manuscripts to see what historical articles were stored, please come and join us.  We would like to eventually display these items, but would like a group to help sort and record them.  
St. John Christian Preschool
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin February 20 for current families and February 26 for new families. Registration will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Children who will be 3 on or before September 15 and all children 4 and 5 years old are welcome. A minimum registration fee of $25 is due at time of registration.  Scholarships are available. Please call 228-7274 for more information.

March 25th - from 7:00 - 10:30 a.m.

The youth will be hosting a Palm/Passion Sunday breakfast this year & not an Easter breakfast. This will allow them to enjoy Easter with their families! The youth will be making & serving the breakfast
Menu: eggs, ham, hash browns, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, juice, milk, and coffee (Free will donation)
Unable to come to Sunday worship? Would you like to listen to the service? If so, go to the St. John website. www.stjohncharlescity.org
under the Watch & Listen tab click on podcast & choose the date of the service you would like to hear!

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish