Fall schedule: Church 8 & 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:05 a.m.
November 5 All Saints Sunday and Time Change.
Set your clocks back and get that extra hour of sleep and then come to church on Standard Time.
November 7 Bibles before Books begins
Communication Board 7:30 (Day change)
November 8 Dart Ball begins
November 9 Do Day Quilters
November 12 Last day to bring back Christmas child boxes
Give Thanks dinner hosted by the youth 11:30
November 13 Card Making
November 14 Women's Bible Study
Council Meeting 6 p.m.
November 16 Prayer Shawl 9 a.m.
Women's Ministry 1 p.m.
November 19 Angel Tree Sunday
November 22 No Records Group
No Wednesday night activities
November 23 Happy Thanksgiving
November 24 Office closed.
November 27 St John Book Club
The Art of Racing in the Rain.
November 28 No Sunday School
December 3 Christmas Crafts and Kids Gift Store
December 6 Hospice Tree of Life lighting
December 10 Christmas Program
Homemade Candy Sale
Youth Soup Dinner Fundraiser
November is Food Month.
Sunday School Students are asked to bring non-perishable food items to Sunday School throughout November.
A Christmas Break Chicago Trip is being planned by Erik and Sue Hoefer. Keep your eye on bulletins and the newsletter for dates and more information.
November will be "Wear Your Nametag" month!
The Stewardship board will be providing stick-on tags each Sunday for you to stop and put on as you enter worship. Look in the November newsletter (available October 31) for the top 10 reasons to wear your name tags!
Wednesday night supper, November 8
Spaghetti, lettuce salad, garlic bread and bread pudding
Successful Fall Festival
The Stewardship Committee would like to thank everyone involved in making the Fall Festival another successful event! Whether you donated an item, bid on an item, helped in the kitchen, made food, decorated tables, grilled, brought desserts, painted faces, or played wonderful music (just to name a few) ....it was all appreciated! We were able to raise an estimated $3,200 to support the General Fund. Again, thank you very much!
Confirmation pictures can be picked up in the office.
BIBLES BEFORE BOOKS
Bibles Before Books meets the first Tuesday of each month. Arrive at 6:00 to 6:30 a.m., Bible Study: 6:30 - 7:15 a.m.,
Breakfast: 7:15- 7:35 a.m., to School: 7:35 - 7:45 a.m.
If school is delayed or canceled, BBB will not be held! All students & their friends, 5th grade & above are welcome. Mr. & Mrs. Erik Hoefer's house:
2985 Wedgewood Estates, Cell: 330-4456
Operation Christmas Child
It's Operation Christmas Child gift time!
Please prayerfully consider participating in this ministry benefiting children around the world. Boxes are available in the Narthex. You may designate your box for a girl or boy for one of the following age groups: 2-4 years, 5-10 years, or 10-14 years. Fill the box with gifts, fun toys, school supplies--a list of gift suggestions is available at: samaritanspurse.org/occ A recommended donation of $9 is to be placed in the designated envelope inside the box to cover shipping.
Note: the information in some boxes says $10, but these are Australian forms. $9 is correct for the US. Also please check the prohibited items on the form.
Return to St John by Sunday, Nov 12
Youth "Give Thanks" Dinner
The youth of St. John would like to thank the congregation
for their support by hosting a dinner at 11:30 a.m. on November 12th. The menu will be pork loin, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dinner rolls & dessert.
This will be a great dinner, it is free and is a wonderful opportunity for the congregation to come together for fellowship and good food.
Sunday School for Adults & Seniors
Time: 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Praying for Rain by Dr. Greig
Teach us to Pray by Dr. David
11/19: Following by Eric Hoefer
12/3: Prayer by Kathy Rogotzke
Women's Ministry is rebooting.
Any woman in the congregation can take part in this
ministry. This is a loosely knit group of women with an interest in coming together in fellowship, fun and hopefully some spiritual fulfillment. We are hoping to stir some interest and get some input from anyone with an idea for an event (spa day, chocolate festival, craft-a-thon or maybe a fun motivational speaker). The more people we can get involved, the less work it is for any one person. We would like to see women of all ages join. We are trying a new day and time; the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. November 16 will be the first get-together (meeting is too limited a term). Anyone can come, the more input and ideas that we have, the more possibilities we have. If this works out we could also start an evening group and coordinate our efforts. The possibilities are only limited by our imagination.
Let's Do Something
We are planning a Homemade Candy Sale for December 10. Find your recipes and please plan on sharing a batch with us for this Fund Raiser. It is the only planned Fund Raiser by Women's Ministry.
The sale will start in the Narthex before and between services and move to the Parish Hall during the Soup Dinner.
Angel Tree Sunday
The Angel Gift Tags will be available for pick-up in church on November 19th. The gifts should be returned to church on or before December 11th. The participating families will come to pick up their gifts on Saturday morning, December 16th. Thanks, Jean & Shirley
p and Thanksgiving:
In this season of thanksgiving, a sincere 'thank you' is in order to everyone who supports our congregation throughout the year with their attendance, service and regular financial contributions. For those of you who are interested,
the church offers electronic giving options for making donations on a scheduled, automated basis. It's convenient for you, there are no fees and it provides much-needed financial consistency for the church. Please read the November Newsletter for more information. It is available in printed form and on the church website.
CHRISTMAS, CRAFTS & KIDS GIFT STORE!
December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - Noon
The Youth Board is holding a $.25 gift store for kids! This is a fun
and easy way for kids to shop for gifts for their family members:
mom and dad, grandparents and siblings.
All children accompanied by an adult can shop. Open to the public.
Children can bring their quarters and shop for as many gifts as they
like. (Gift wrap options available.)
Will go to Lutheran Disaster Relief
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Donations of gently used Christmas themed items, craft items, or toys that would be nice for the children to purchase as gift at the
CHRISTMAS, CRAFTS, & KIDS GIFT STORE
Are needed! You can bring your donated items to the St John office by Friday, December 1st. Thank you!
Hospice Tree of Life
Hospice of North Iowa invites you to remember your loved ones or honor those living with a light on the Tree of Life. With your special gift to Hospice, a light will be placed on the Tree of Life. Names of those you wish to remember and honor will be listed at each tree lighting service you specify. Your contributions to the Tree of Life will help extend hospice care to others, so they can live the last months of their lives with dignity, often in the comfort of their own home.
The tree lighting ceremony in Charles City will be at St. John on
December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Dartball at St. John
Dartball is a team activity at St. John. Matches are played at St. John and other participating churches. For more information call Dennis Sande at 228-4113. A full schedule can be picked up in the St. John office.
Match start at 7:30 p.m. & dates are:
November 8th at St. John vs. Baptist
November 15th at Nashua Methodist
November 29th at St. John vs. Clarksville Lutheran
December 6th at Pleasant Hill
December 13th at St. John vs. Pleasant Valley
January 3rd at Nashua Lutheran
January 10th at St. John vs. Immanuel
21st Tournament at St. John