Click the link below or on the image above to be directed to the live-stream Sunday service on August 14 at 9 a.m. or to watch it later.

All are invited to join the Council, Pastor Russ and Susan in the Parish Hall for a reception to honor Pastor Russ’ 30th anniversary of ordination!
Sundays:   9:00 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary
                    Communion is the 1st & 3rd Sunday each month

August 14 Celebration of Pastor Leeper's 30 years in the ministry
August 15 SJCP will be holding informational parent meetings for each age group
August 17 Do Day Quilters
August 23 SJCP “Get Acquainted” open house date.
August 24 Newsletter deadline
August 29 1st day of preschool
September 11 God's Work our Hands
Sept 18 Rally Day

After church Bible Study will resume in the fall.


Please keep the following in prayer.
Sue Ayers
Kavi Bahnsen
BJ Gifford
Dale Hughes
Kayla Labarge
Brandie McDonald
Calvin Shulrtz
Marilu Wohlers
Bill Wohlers, Jr.
Carmen Wolf
Pray for our military family

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

Crafters and Gardeners!
Part of our 150th celebration on October 30th will be a craft show with donated items to sell. Get your “creative” on & bring crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods, etc. to help make the event a success! Non-baked items need to be at the church by Sunday, October 16th and baked items need to be brought in by noon on Saturday, October 29th.

God’s Work Our Hands:
 Sunday, September 11, 2022
We are excited to participate again in the ELCA God’s Work Our Hands
Day of Service on Sunday, September 11.

 This day is where all around the world (and in particular in Charles City, Iowa) we can demonstrate St. John’s mission: God’s Love in Action, by reaching out in our community to serve and love our neighbors. 
We offered several projects last year and plan to offer some of the same ones along with some new ones. We need your help in the following:
1.     Volunteering/participating in one or more of the projects on Sunday, September 11
2.     Helping us identify people/projects in our community that we could do
3.     Helping collect materials for some of the projects
4.     If you are a Thrivent member selecting one of the projects we are doing to submit for Thrivent matching funds to help (we will be getting more information out about how to do this and what is needed).
Below is a link to the ELCA website about the day including a special hymn composed for the event.
Some Information about Thrivent Actions Teams:
Each Thrivent member is eligible to lead (one or two action teams—depends on the type of membership you have) a year. Thrivent provides a kit (including up to $250 seed money) for action team projects.  We will provide more information to Thrivent members on how to access this benefit for those who are interested.
Below is a link to more information about the Thrivent Actions Teams:

Planning group: Jeremy Heyer, Don Holm, Susan Leeper, Alison Pettit, Katie Prichard, Kathy Rogotzke, Kim Watkins
There is a table in the Narthex for you to share your extra produce with the congregation!
Veggie lovers…when there is produce on the table feel free to take as much as you want!


After Worship Social Time

Coffee & a treat are served outside the Narthex doors 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!

Our 150th Anniversary is NOW!
To commemorate our 150 years, we are planning on having “something” every month through this year.

Crafters will not be meeting until further notice.

Notes from the 150th Anniversary Committee

Part of our Anniversary celebration will be a craft fair. Our craft fair will feature hand crafted and donated heritage and modern crafts, home baked goods, jams, salsa, etc.
Great news about our Anniversary celebration! The assistant to the Bishop, The Rev. Liz Albertson will be joining us for our celebration. We look forward to a wonderful day in worship and then fellowship during the meal. This is a good time to think about all that has gone on in the last 150 years as well as in just the last year. I think we have celebrated in unique and interesting ways. We hope you have enjoyed the events and historical items that have been displayed so far.
We will start taking reservations in early September for the free Anniversary dinner on October 30, because it will be catered by U2 BBQ and we will need an accurate count.
 Menu: a catered dinner by U2BBQ featuring roast beef & roast turkey, whipped potatoes & gravy, corn, Oreo fluff salad, carrot cake, fresh rolls with butter, coffee & lemonade.

August will be a quiet month for the committee. We will display some German items on August 14th. That is also the day we celebrate Pastor Leeper's 30 years in the ministry. Come see our display and then have some Aromas coffee, some food and congratulate Pastor on his dedication to us and the other churches that he's served in those years.
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