Mark 1: 29-39 Jesus cures the sick

Congregational Annual Report 2023

Click the above link for the report

As announced at the annual meeting, there will be a special congregational meeting to approve the new St. John Constitution and Bylaws at a date set by the Council at their next meeting. The earliest date would be at the end of February. Until then, you can review the old and new documents using the links below. Questions can be sent to [email protected] to be passed on to the appropriate person, Pastor Leeper or our new council president, Kim Watkins.

Current documents: Constitution 2006-2012 ... Bylaws 2012

Documents for review: Constitution 2024 ... Bylaws update 2024

Service February 4, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Click the above video link to be transferred to the Sunday Service, February 4 at 9 a.m. to watch the live stream service, or it can be watched later.


Sunday 9 a.m. Worship Service

Sunday School 10:05 a.m.

February 2 Game night 1st through 6th grade

February 4 First Communion Class

February 7 Do Day Quilters

February 8 SJCP open house for new family registration 4-6 p.m.

February 11 5th Grade Bake Bread

February 13 Life Serve Blood Drive

February 14 Ash Wednesday

February 18 Lent Event

March 24 Palm Sunday

March 29 Good Friday

March 31 Easter Sunday

First Communion Class Sunday, February 4th.


Students & Parents


After School Program Needs Your Help

We need adult and youth volunteers to help with snacks, crafts and games on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

If you're interested contact Pastor Russ Leeper, Sarah Kendall or the church office.


New Church Office Hours

M-F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3p.m.

Sunday Bulletin

Requests for adding information into the Sunday Bulletin need to be in the Secretary’s Office no later than Wednesday at 9 am.


Please keep the following in prayer.

Scott Aspholm

Carol Bauer

Linda Girken

Axel Heller

Marian Hoeft

Marilyn Isakson

Don Knowlton

Dave Litterer

Sherman Loudermilk

Noa Mulholland

Imani Sande

Sawyer Schultz

Lorna Scrimger

Connie Swant

Skip Ward

Deb Watkins

Marilu Wohlers

Bill Wohlers, Jr.

Our sympathy and prayers to the friends and families of Ruth Farmer

and Kenneth Rowley


Pray for all serving in the military and their families:

Kaleb Bilharz, Mackenzy Bilharz,Tanner Evans, Kaylie Fox, Hannah Fox, Kim Hall, Ben Hauser, Daniel Jacobs, Cameron Kakac, Drew Roethler and Robson Shankland.



After Worship Social Time

Coffee & a treat are served in the Parish Hall or outside each Sunday! If you would like to volunteer to bring the treats let Toni know in the office.

What you choose to bring for a treat is entirely up to you! Quantity: Three dozen treats

Coffee & napkins are provided by St. John.

**Special note: We do need people to sign up for bringing treats. There is a sign up sheet by the narthex door.


Altar Flower & Radio Sign-up 2024: If you would like to sign up to sponsor the Altar flowers &/or the radio broadcast contact Toni in the office at 641-228-3397. We will continue to have flowers as they are on the online service & the radio broadcast reaches many of our at home congregation!


As precautionary steps for safety and security, we would like to ask all attendees and visitors of St John, to make sure you are locking your vehicles anytime you are inside the church.


Ash Wednesday Service February 14th at 5:30 pm


Mid-Week Lenten Services 2024

“Wandering Heart”

Worship service is at 5:30 p.m.

We will explore the life and faith of Jesus’ disciple, Peter. In him, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us. 

Wednesday Night Lenten Schedule February 14th-March 20th

3:15-5:00 Afterschool Program

4:30-5:00 Kids Choir K-6th grade

4:30-5:30 Supper in Parish hall

5:30 Lenten Worship

6:00 Trinity Choir


Coats for Kids still in need

St. John has requests for coats all year long. We are currently in need of boys and girls coats size 7 through 12, gloves and mittens of all sizes and larger size hats. Donations can be dropped off at the office. Monetary donations can be made out to Coats for Kids.

Wednesday Night Suppers 5-6 p.m.

February 7: Chicken Noodle Casserole, Relish and Cupcakes

(The dinner will change to 4:30-5:30 during Lent)

Cost: $5.00 for adults

Children through 12th grade

free thanks to

Kans for Kids

(Menu subject to change)

Wednesday Night Suppers Help Needed

in the Kitchen during the months of March and April.

To volunteer contact Shirley Holm or Sandie Quade.


Blessing Box

Donations are always needed for the Blessing Box! Items should be weather appropriate, nonperishable food and personal items. You can put your items in the Blessing Box outside the East door or bring to the office.


Grief Share is a 13 week grief support group that is beginning again at St. John. Join us to find help and encouragement after the death of a loved one.

Tuesdays at 6:30 January 23 through April 16

Register at or call the church office at 228-3397.

See Susan Leeper for more information.


Scholarship Applications:  

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 can be emailed to you and should be emailed to the office by May 1st.


St. John Christian Preschool would like to remind everyone that we sell Kwik Star gift cards. Please stop in the church preschool if you are interested in purchasing a gift card. The preschool receives 5% of the gift card’s face value. Please contact Whitney or Toni if you are interested.

St John Christian Preschool

Can you believe it is that time already?! We are gearing up for our 2024 Fall Registration here at St. John Christian Preschool and we would like to thank you for choosing SJCP for your little one's earliest educational experiences. Current Family Registration will begin Monday, January 29. All families currently enrolled will be sent home a form to return at your leisure. NEW this year is our Registration Open House for NEW families to SJCP! The open house will be Thursday, February 8th from 4-6pm. Children who will be 3 on or before September 15, 2024 and all children 4 and 5 years old are welcome. Scholarships are available starting in July. A minimum registration fee of $30 is due at time of registration.

Please call 228-7274 or email us at [email protected] for more information.


click below for the

February Good Newsletter


To get to the church website, click at the top of this page on the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church logo.

You can pick up the Sunday bulletin as well as the Taking Faith Home reading sheets on the website. will get you to the Facebook page

Our intern, Beth Hurt's email [email protected]

Email address you can use to get a message to the church office  [email protected]

Other emails are available on the website.

To call the church (641)228-3397

Editor: Janet Petefish

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