January 19, 2018  
       Winter Schedule:  Church 8 & 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:05 a.m.        
January 21   Annual Meeting of St. John Lutheran Church
                         One church service at 9:00 with meeting to follow    
                         in the Sanctuary.   No Sunday School.  
January 22    Book Club Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster.
January 23    Women's Bible Study 
January 28    Guest  Preacher, Dr Trachte, who will also do a  
                            Sunday School class on Grief.   
February 4     5th Grade student/parent/pastor meeting  
February 9     EWOK babysitting event (night for parents to get
                        away while leaving kids in a fun environment) 
February 10   Valentine Cupcake Event  
February 18    Bean Bags for Bible Camp  
Greeters needed:  On the glass case in the Narthex is a signup sheet for 8:00 a.m. greeters!    
Altar Flower & Radio signup sheets are in the church office on
Kathy's desk. Sign up early to get your preferred dates!
Wednesday Night Supper  January 24th: 
        Spaghetti, lettuce salad, garlic bread, Oreo dessert  
The sign up for Meals on Wheels drivers for the weeks of Jan 29th & Feb 5th are on the glass case in the Narthex
JANUARY 21, 2018
No Sunday School 
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.
          1/28:    Grief by Pastor Larry Trachte
          2/04:    Forgiveness by Erik Hoefer
          2/11:    Is Jesus the Messiah by Dr. Greig Grimm
Guest Preacher January 28th
Pastor Larry Trachte will be our guest preacher on Sunday, January 28th at both services. Pastor Trachte was campus pastor and assistant professor of religion at Wartburg College for 35 years. He is currently a preaching pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waverly. Pastor Trachte will preach on the 28th and Pastor Leeper will lead services. Pastor Trachte will also lead an Adult Class on Grief from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!  
Records Group Resumes 
The records group has resumed sorting through the old church records.   We will meet in the church basement and continue our journey through the boxes of records that have accumulated over the years.  Thank you to all that have helped and I hope to see you on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.  
Janet Petefish
After School Program
We have 32 kids enrolled in our After-School Program, which is each Wednesday from 3:30-5pm. We have a snack and do a craft project and watch a short video each week. The After School Program could use some donations of Styrofoam bowls for snacks, washable markers, colored pencils and some more snacks. The kids especially like muffins (mixes are fine), crackers, chocolate pudding cups, applesauce cups, and apple juice. Thank you!   Laurie 
Valentine Cupcake Event.
February 10 from 9-12 a.m.
Women's Ministry would like to invite women of the congregation and girls/teenagers (that are able to handle the decorating with little assistance), to a Valentine cupcake decorating event.  
This is meant to be a fun get-together and maybe a little informative. There will be a $5/person fee to cover the cupcakes that you take home.  We are limiting the number attending to 25, so if you are interested, please sign up in the church office and make your payment at that time.  
We have three talented professional cupcake makers (and some enthusiastic amateurs) that will help us make some beautiful cupcakes.  It will probably take less than 3 hours for this, but we want you to have plenty of time.
For more information contact Janet Petefish at petefishj@mchsi.com 
Two more details:
   1) bring a box or cake pan to carry your cupcakes home,  
   2) you will go home with 6, but may be able to purchase a few more, if           our supply allows.   
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 $10.00 for a 2-person team.  Free-will donation lunch will be provided of chili, hot dogs, dessert, and a drink.  If you are interested in playing, please sign up in the church office with Kathy.  We are also looking for individuals to bring in bean bag boards to use for our event.  If you would be willing to let us use your bean bag boards, please let Kathy know as well.  We definitely look forward to this fun event for all ages.
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