The Family Board has put together “Lent in a Bag” kits, which feature six symbols you might use to start a conversation and lead prayers as we begin the Lent season. A small cross is also included for Easter Sunday. These bags are for everyone with one side of the insert for adults and teens, and the other geared more towards families with children at home.
Lent is a season when many of us focus on our relationship with God. It is a journey – through ups and downs just as Jesus experienced during his time on earth. We remember Jesus’ life, ministry and death during this season. It is a time to think about how God is with us all the time. It is also a time to look at our own lives and draw closer to God. We do this through prayer, meditation, reading, exploring nature, fellowship, outreach – anything that connects you to God is a great practice! Lent in a Bag equips you with symbols of the season of Lent to help you have prayer and/or conversation at home. Each week we will give you a devotion that focuses on one of the symbols in the bag.
There are still some bags (1 per household) to pick up if you would like to participate. Be watching the St. John Facebook page each Sunday during Lent as we talk about the symbol for that week.
Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
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 May1st.
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! There are still quite a few opportunities to sponsor these items. Kathy can tell you the dates that are open.