September 29, 2017    
Burrito Breakfast October 1.  
Come and Support the Youth! 
       Fall schedule:  Church 8 & 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:05 a.m.
October 1        Youth Burrito Breakfast  
                         Pastor/Confirmand meeting  
October 4        Confirmation Fair
                         Communication Board 7:30 
October 5        Parkinson's Support program on Duopa pump  
October 8        Confirmation Sunday 10:15 service 
                         Nativity Collection Open House at Sue Baron's 
October 9        Card Ministry   
October 10      Women's Bible study 
October 11      Confirmation kids to Waterloo: Feed My Starving  
October 12      Do Day Quilters 
October 14      Coats for Kids  
October 17      Council at 6  
October 19      Prayer Shawl ministry  
October 22      1st and 4th Graders receive Bibles both services   
October 23      Book Club:  When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker  
October 24      Women's Bible Study 
October 26      Do Day Quilters 
October 28      Reformation and Fall Festival
***Note for the Prayer List: Names on the list will be kept on for three weeks. If someone needs to be left on the list longer a family member can notify Kathy in the office at 228-3397
Youth Burrito Breakfast egg_burrito.jpg
October 1st from
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
  Menu: Breakfast burritos (eggs, sausage, etc.), pancakes, coffee, juice & milk.   
Free will donation. 
Wednesday Night Supper October 4 
 Oven baked chicken, whipped potatoes & gravy, corn, cottage cheese, apple crisp
Adults are $4.00/Students $2.00         
This meal is for everyone!
(Take out is available)   
The Parkinson's Support group
will be on October 5th at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. There will be a program on the new Duopa pump. Questions? Call Carol Quade at
641-228-5053 or 641-330-3268 
OCTOBER 19TH - 1:00 -3:00 p.m. &
OCTOBER 27TH - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thank you to those who recertified in Basic Life Support and AED use this month for St John: Jeremy & Justin Heyer, Craig Begemann, Ed & Shirley Platte, Laurie Heidebrink, Julie Heddens, John Swiggum, Russ Leeper, Gene Heitz, Diane Loudermilk, & Jean Rima.   Also, thank you to those of you who maintain this certification because of your interest or because it is a part of your job or profession.  
Sunday School for Adults & Seniors     
Time: 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
     Location: Chapel.   
Topic: Luther and the Reformation 
10/01 - Luther & The Reformation - Part 2: (Corruption)
10/08 - Luther & The Reformation - Part 3: (Contemplation)
10/15 - Luther & The Reformation - Part 4:                                                        (Confrontation)
10/22 - Luther & The Reformation - Part 5: (Conversation)
 CONFIRMATION FAIR will be October 4, 2017
We are inviting the congregation to come and visit with our 10th grade confirmands about their "Faith Boards" in the Parish Hall at 6pm.  Stop in after the Wednesday night supper

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY will be October 8, 2017.           
10th Grade students being confirmed, and their parents, will be meeting with the pastor at 11:20am in the Sanctuary on October 1st.

CONFIRMATION students will be traveling to Waterloo on October 11, 2017, to participate in a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event. This is a wonderful organization working to alleviate hunger in the world.

Nativity Collection Open House
At Sue Baron's home
3009 Clark St, Charles City
Sunday, October 8th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Come and visit Sue at her open house and see all her wonderful nativity sets!  Sue is
reducing her collection though. If there is a set that you would like she asks that you put your name and phone number on it for later pick-up.

Coats For Kids is fast approaching and will be October 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. If you would like to donate gently used or new coats, boots, or snow pants you can bring them to the church office. Coats and snow pants of all sizes are welcome, but we usually run out of sizes 6 through 14/16 very quickly for both girls and boys quickly and would love more of those sizes. 
We also will need volunteers to help set up the Friday before and the day of to help distribute these items to these excited children. Please contact Lisa Kreger at 330-0696 or Lori Janssen at 330-2044. Thank you for your continued support. We could not do this ministry without your generosity.  
The Council is looking for a few people to volunteer to help go through the numerous records that have been stored around our church.  These records need to be sorted according to Synod Guidelines and discarded if not relevant or beyond the date of necessity.  We will organize those that are required and catalog them so they can be easily accessed in the future.  It is not as daunting as it sounds and could be very interesting and a little bit historical. (We have already discovered some interesting church information such as an early Constitution which we now have in our historical collection.). Janet Petefish and Peg Poppen from the Council are on this committee and we could use your help.  We can work at it as a long or short term, but consistent, commitment as our time is available.  Contact the church office if you would like to be part of this interesting project.

Operation Christmas Child

  "Operation Christmas Child" shoeboxes will be available in the narthex on October 29th. (You can also purchase plastic shoeboxes which the children use for storage). These shoeboxes are to be filled for children around the world. Boxes should be returned by November 20 and if possible, each box should include $9.00 for shipping. Possible items: note paper, pencils, pink erasers, plastic cups, toys, hair ties, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, crayons. NO liquid items.

Start planning your items for the  
Silent Auction! 
On Reformation Sunday, October 29th, the Stewardship board is planning the Fall Festival. They will again be holding a Silent Auction.  They need donated items from the congregation for the silent auction (NO white elephant please). Items can be handmade or a donation of your time for yard work, computer help, etc. Watch the newsletter & bulletins for more information.
You can start bringing things in to the office and we'll get pictures as they come.

St. John Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish