Happy St. Patrick's Day.

March 19 service

Click the above video link to be transferred to the Sunday Service, March

19, at 9 a.m. to live stream, or to watch later.

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent


Sundays:   9:00 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary

 Communion is the 1st & 3rd Sunday

Spring Break is this week. There is no education hour on the 12th or 19th. There is adult Bible Study at 10:15 in the chapel.

March 13-31 Preschool Scratch cupcake sale

March 21 Council at 7 p.m.

March 26 Ladies Luncheon

April 2 Palm Sunday youth breakfast

April 6 MaundyThursday

April 7 Good Friday

April 8 Family Board Easter Egg Hunt

April 9 Easter Sunday

If you would like to donate to the lilies for Easter Sunday,

let the office know at



The Youth will be hosting a Palm Sunday Breakfast on April 2nd. We will be serving from 8:00am-11:30am. The menu is eggs, ham, hash browns, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, juice, milk and coffee. Put this on your calendars now and plan on attending! Free-will donation.

WIYLDE registration forms are available in Laurie’s office for any 8th-12th grade St. John student wishing to attend. WIYLDE will be held this year at EWALU from June 19-22. Registrations are due to St. John by May 25th so we have time to get them mailed in by the 30th.

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

Bible Camp Scholarships

Just a reminder that St. John offers scholarships for all our youth members attending a Christian camp. Scholarships are offered in the amounts of $25 for a one-day camp, $50 for camps lasting 2-3 days, and $150 for camps lasting 4-7 days. Just bring in a copy of your registration to the Business Office for a reimbursement.


Please keep the following in prayer:

Sue Ayers

Joyce Boehmer

Rodney Ellis

Linda Girken

Helen Hagen

Linda Hoy

Kris King

Jerry Meader

Kathy Michael

Leon Mulford

Noa Mullholland

Gladys Niezwaag

Calvin Shultz

Beverly Hinders Trost

Ron Venz

Marilu Wohlers

Bill Wohlers, Jr.


Pray for our military family

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


Wednesday Night Supper

serving from 4:30-5:30 p.m. during Lent

Menu for March 27th:

Chili, relishes, cheese sandwiches and brownies.

Cost: $5.00 for adults

Children through 12th grade free thanks to Kans for Kids



Family Board’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8, 9:00 a.m.

St. John Parish Hall

Children up through 5th grade

& their families!

(Donations of wrapped Easter candy by the congregation would be appreciated!)


Mid-Week Lenten Services 2023 Worship service is at 5:30 p.m.

“The Last Words of Christ” We will focus on Jesus’ last words on the cross, woven together with encounters Jesus had with others in His ministry. Each week we’ll read scripture, sing, watch a short video drama, and hear a devotion on that week’s theme.

March 22 – “Third Word from the Cross: John the Beloved” John 19:23-27

March 29 – “Fourth Word from the Cross: Martha” John 11:1-6, 17-27; Matthew


April 6 (Maundy Thursday) – “Fifth Word from the Cross: Matthew” Matthew 10:40-42; John 19:28-30

April 7 (Good Friday)- "Sixth Word from the Cross: The Sinful Woman" John 1:1-5, 9-14a, John 18-19.

The Annual Ladies Luncheon

will be Sunday, March 26th at 11:30 a.m.

 in the Parish Hall

The theme this year is Under His Wing!

The Family Board invites all the ladies & their friends to join in this fun event. There will be lunch, dessert, a short program and a pretty “Photo Booth” to snap a few cute pictures of your group!

Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 6-18, & under 6 free.

Preschool Fundraiser

We will be running our All-School Fundraiser from March 13-31. We are selling Scratch Cupcakes! Mmmmm! ☺ Delivery will be Thursday, April 20, from 3:30-5:00pm. This fundraiser will directly benefit the preschool, as a whole, by allowing us to purchase many supplies and equipment for all the children to use. We are hoping to purchase a couple heavy-duty cabinets for food storage and to help our overflowing library ☺, a dual sensory table (sand/water), and to update some of our more “loved” toys/manipulatives and the remaining profit will help with the basic funding of our program! Our goal is to raise at least $2,000. The cupcakes are $22.00 and we earn 40% on all the orders. We know sometimes it gets overwhelming with all of these fundraisers, so if you would like to pass on purchasing an item, but would still like to help us reach our goal, please feel free to give a monetary donation. Either way, we greatly appreciate your support!

After Worship Social Time

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

What you choose to bring for a treat is entirely up to you!

Coffee & napkins are provided by St. John.


Altar Flower & Radio Sign-up: If you would like to sign up to sponsor the Altar flowers &/or the radio broadcast contact Kathy 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!


St. John Lutheran Church Secretarial Position Opening

St. John Lutheran Church and Christian Preschool in Charles City, IA is seeking a qualified person to assume the position of Church Secretary.



Ø  Part time: 20 hours a week

Ø  Responsibilities: provide receptionist services for the church office, provide secretarial services for the church, produce weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters, and manage the church’s website and other electronic media

Ø Compensation: Hourly compensation will depend on experience and qualifications and will be in the range of $18-$22 per hour

Ø Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Ø Start Date: April 11, 2023

To see a complete job description, use this link: Secretarial Position Information or go to www.stjohncharlescity.org

If interested, please email your resume to rleeper@stjohncharlescity.com or bring it to the St John Lutheran Church office. Office hours are 9 AM to 1 PM, Monday – Friday. We’re located at: 200 South Main, Charles City, Iowa 50616. Phone: (641) 228-3397

GriefShare Begins at St. John

GriefShare provides help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Sessions will be led by St. John members in a warm, caring environment. The program will begin February 28 at 6:30 PM and run every Tuesday for 13 weeks. There is no cost to attend.

 You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is self-contained, so you don’t have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle. You can learn more about GriefShare at www.griefshare.org.  


click below for the

March Good Newsletter


SAVE THE DATES: June 26-29, 2023, for VBS. Plan on having your kids attend Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm! Look for more information in the upcoming newsletters. 

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.

https://www.facebook.com/stjohncc will get you to the Facebook page

An email address you can use to get a message to the church khoeft@stjohncharlescity.com

Other emails are available on the website.

To call the church (641)228-3397

Editor: Janet Petefish

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