Coming Soon; getting back to NORMAL.
The Council has made some big decisions this week.
  1. We will return to the traditional walk up for communion on the first and third Sundays of the month, but still offer the disposable for those who would prefer to stay seated.
  2. To discontinue the ushering out after services.
  3. To discontinue the roping off of every other pew in the annex section.
  4. To return to the children coming forward for the children’s sermon.
  5. To resume all activities within the church prior to March 2020. It would include Sunday School, Funeral luncheons, Confirmation, Wednesday night suppers, Choirs, Confirmation and to keep church to one Sunday service at 9:00 with Sunday School immediately following. This will be reviewed at a future date.

St. John Sesquicentennial 2022:
It is time to start planning! We can plan for a lot of little things or one big thing, but whatever we do it will take some forethought.
We would like to have a meeting after church July 18th in the Parish Hall. With something as important to our congregation as this there should be involvement from every board and people of varied talents throughout our church family. Youth, music, crafters even possibly sports ideas could be ideas to toss around. After covid we deserve something to look forward to. This sort of thing only happens with “many hands making light work”. Everyone has some kind of talent that can be shared.
Possible activities include…. We could have a historical Sunday. A few of us worked on putting together scrapbooks and gathered historical documents before covid stopped us. We could celebrate old fashioned music at designated times throughout the year. How about an old-fashioned baseball game with people wearing jeans and chambray shirts or bib over-all’s and/or women with long dresses. Maybe an old fashioned Chautauqua in a park. What kind of old games could we come up with for a picnic on the lawn? Start forming some ideas and please come to the meeting to get things rolling.
If you can’t attend July 18th, please let Kathy know that you are interested.


During the pandemic St. John has provided worship by video on our Website & YouTube. Attendance at in person worship has been rising and it has been decided to provide videos 2 times per month. Videos will be provided on July 25, August 1 &
August 15.

The radio broadcast will continue EVERY Sunday at
9:00 a.m.

After Worship Fellowship!
Coffee & a treat will be served outside the Narthex doors (weather permitting). Enjoy a moment to reconnect with each other in fellowship!

St. John will be providing a worship service at 9th St  on the second Friday of the month at 10:15 a.m. We will need volunteers to play piano & to help distribute communion. Contact the office at 641-228-3397 if you would like to volunteer!
If you have a favorite hymn or song (including Praise songs from the radio) let Melanie know and she will include the song in summer worship services!
You can call 641-228-3397 with your favorites!

St. John & Messiah have a team in the church softball league! They play at Westwood Park & their next game will be July 20th at 6:00 p.m. on the East Diamond. Go cheer on our team & enjoy an evening of softball!
(Games are on Tuesday nights until August 31st at 6:00 and/or 7:30.}

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.

VBS - Monday through Thursday, July 26th-July 29th.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Who: Preschool age – 5th grade
We will serve a light supper for the kids each evening.
Theme: “Rocky Railway – Jesus Loves to Pull Us Through
Cost: Free! Thanks to Stewardship Board’s Kans for Kids program!

Register online at, or registration forms are in the office!

Laurie now has a board up for Railroad Supplies for VBS in the Narthex. Train engine slips have items to donate and can be taken & items brought back by July 20th.

St. John Preschool
Families will need to pick up their information packets July 21-23. These packets are full of information for the upcoming school year! Our parent information meetings will be in August, so look for that information to come later. There are also a few openings left. Contact Whittney at 228-7274 for more information.

Do Day Quilters
St. John has a group called “Do Day Quilters”. They make tied quilts to donate to the local homeless shelters. They will begin meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (July 21) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). All are welcome to come! You don’t need to be an experienced quilter to help out! If you are interested in joining the quilters, call Kathy in the office at 641-228-3397 for more information


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