e-Skinny February 9, 2019   
Come worship with us this Sunday as we install Council and Board members.    
         Sunday Services 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. 
Sunday School  9:05 a.m.
February 9     Family trip to Waterloo Blackhawk Hockey game
February 10   First Communion instruction parents/5th graders
                       Installation of Council and Board Members
February 11   Card Making
February 12   Women's Bible Study
February 14   Do Day Quilters
                       Happy Valentine's Day
February 17   Bean Bags for Bible Camp
February 20   Newsletter deadline
February 24   Milestone 10:15 service  New drivers license
                        First Communion instruction parents/5th graders
February 25   Book Club
February 26   Women's Bible Study
March 3          Lent Event for youth
March 6          Ash Wednesday
March 12        New Session for Women's Bible Study
April 21          Easter    
Altar Flower & Radio signup sheets are on the glass case in the Narthex. Sign up early to get your preferred dates!
Wednesday Night Supper
February 13
Menu: Tater tot casserole, green beans, applesauce, butterscotch dessert 
The Family Board is looking for donations of empty, rectangular Kleenex boxes. The boxes should have an oval opening at the top.  They will be using the boxes for a project at the Lent Event on March 3rd.

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 April 1st.   
Dates to remember...
As h Wednesday is March 6th and Easter is April 21st.
Vacation Bible School will be July 30-August 2 & VBS will sing at St. John on August 4th.

Bean Bags for Bible Camp
The Stewardship Committee would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual Bean Bags for Bible Camp event on Sunday, February 17th at 11:30 AM in the Parish Hall.  Entry fee will be $10.00 for a 2-person team.  Free-will donation lunch will be provided of hot dogs, chips, dessert, and a drink.  If you are interested in playing, please sign up in the church office with Kathy.  We are also looking for individuals to bring in bean bag boards to use for our event.  If you would be willing to let us use your bean bag boards, please let Kathy know as well.  We definitely look forward to this fun event for all ages.

2019 Sound & Video Pledge Drive
Pledge sheets are available on the glass case in the Narthex. We need your help to reach our goal! Fill out the sheet & drop it in the Stereo Speaker in the Narthex!

Youth Information
 Attention: 5th Grade Parents! The 1st Communion parent/student/ pastor instructional classes will be February 10th and February 24th at 9:15am. Please put these two dates on your calendar now.
Sunday School Reminder: February is Soap Month!
All Sunday School students are asked to bring individually wrapped bars of soap to be donated to the women's & men's shelter in  
Mason City!   
Milestone Ministries  
On February 24th at the 10:15 worship service,
we will celebrate the milestone of receiving a
 Driver's License in the past year! Parents and their new drivers will be asked to come forward.
Family Board's Lent Event will be March 3rd from 9:05 - 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We will be learning about Lent & doing a craft for Lent. Parents are invited to attend with their Sunday School students!
St. John Christian Preschool registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin February 19 for current families and February 25 for new families. Registration will run from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Children who will be 3 on or before September 15 and all children 4 and 5 years old are welcome. A minimum registration fee of $25 is due at time of registration.  Scholarships are available. Please call 228-7274 for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Now is a good time to be working on those shawls, whether you want to quilt, knit or crochet.  We sent out about 12 in December and could use some to  
replenish our stock and be ready for those in need of one.   If you think of someone in a trying circumstance, then please come check one out and give that person a visit. They are available through the office during office hours.

Worship Podcasts are now available on the St. John website.  Click the icon below to be transferred to the webpage to listen to the available services.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish