The St. John office will be
CLOSED November 26th & 27th!

From the St. John Lutheran Church Council:
Due to the rising cases of COVID, a high positivity rate that’s expected to rise after Thanksgiving, & a shortage of hospital beds in the area, the Church Council has decided to do only online & radio services for the rest of the year. Sunday School, Confirmation and other meetings will be online. Baptisms & funerals can be held at the church will 25 or less in attendance. Pastor will continue to do “Drive-Through” Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Click on the above image to be directed to the virtual Sunday Service. Or click this link: St. John Worship
To get the bulletin and Taking Faith Home information click on the St. John banner at the very top of the e-Skinny.

We are currently doing our Angel Tree tags. Due to Covid 19, we have made some adjustments to our normal process.

  1.  I will have tags available for those of you that wish to do your own shopping. If you would like a specific tag, we can do that over the phone, and I will mail the tag to you. (Shirley Holm 641-330-8336) These gifts will need to be returned by December 6th. They can be dropped off at our table during the drive thru communion on December 6th.
  2. If you would prefer that we do the shopping and wrapping, you can make a donation and we will be happy to provide that service for you.
  3. To make a donation for a tag, religious material, or a family food voucher we do have options available. We will have a donation table at the drive thru communion in December to drop off the gifts.  You may donate by cash or check. Checks can be made out to St. John with Angel Tree written on the memo line. Donations may also be dropped off or mailed to St. John.
These are trying times and we would like to thank each of you in advance for remembering these children by putting “God’s Love in Action” through the Angel Tree ministry.

In Christ,
Shirley and Jesse Holm

We will not be having in-person Christmas Eve worship services this year.
We WILL celebrate with the radio worship service on KCHA at 5:00 p.m. & the online video service which will be available by afternoon on December 24th.
Additionally, there will be drive-through communion on
December 24th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The November Good Newsletter is available through this link:

or you can go to the church and pick up a physical copy in the church mailbox in the afternoon or go to the church website and access it online.

Though the St. John building is closed to the public, you can call the office with any questions or concerns from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., otherwise leave a voicemail for Kathy. You can also reach her by emailing 

Thank you to all of you that have been mailing in your offerings.
To keep up with your offerings: they can be mailed to St. John at 200 S. Main St, Charles City, IA 50616
or to sign up for Simply Giving, click on this link for a printable form:

On the St. John Website is a Digital Simply Giving tab which will allow you to manage your electronic giving from home! You can decide how much you would like to give, the frequency and which fund you would like your donation to go to.

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

An email address you can use to get a message to the church
Other emails are available on the website.

To call the church (641)228-3397

St. John will have poinsettias in the Sanctuary for Christmas! If you would like to donate towards the poinsettias let Kathy know at 641-228-3397 or Donations will be listed in the online Christmas Eve bulletin.
(Each Sunday’s worship bulletin can be found on the frontpage of the website.)

This is an idea that I found on-line thanks to Kathy Waldorf. Instead of the "Elf on the Shelf" this year why not do the" Nativity on the shelf". We need some special new things this year, don't you think?

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