e-Skinny August 3, 2018
Last night of Bible School tonight, but come back for the Party in the Parking Lot Saturday.
         Sunday Services 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. 
August 4    Party in the Parking Lot  rain or shine  
August 5    Vacation Bible School kids will sing at the 9:30 service.  
August 6    Stained Glass instruction, tips and tricks 6 p. m.
August 7    Women's Bible Study  
August 8    Golf Outing  
August 9     Kitchen cleaning  
                    Do Day Quilters 
August 13   Card Making Ministry
August 14   Council   
August 15   No records group, instead will do a stained glass 
                     work group 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested.
August 20    Preschool open house 5:00 p.m.
                     Stained glass workshop 6 p.m.  
August 22    Stained glass workshop 1:30 p.m.  
                      Newsletter deadline  
August 23    Do Day Quilters
August 27    Stained Glass workshop  6 p.m.  
    VBS - Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus!
We will sing during the 9:30am worship service on August 5th.

Those students who have finished the third year of our confirmation program are required to write personal faith statements to put on their display board for the Confirmation Fair on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  These faith statements are due Wednesday, September 26th in the Youth and Family office, but will require some work over the summer. So, parents - don't let your student wait until school starts in August to get started! Confirmation Sunday is October 14, 2018.
National Night Out
August 7th  
As part of the National Night Out backpacks with school supplies will be handed out to area youth.  Donations are needed to fill the backpacks.  Any donations wold be greatly appreciated. Below is a list of items that can be included.
Pencils, crayons, scissors, markers, erasers, notebooks and rulers.
CC Cares will pick up supplies on August 5th, prior to this year's National Night Out so that the backpacks can be ready for the police department to hand out. Questions? Contact Carol Bauer 563-379-4290.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Golf Tournament August 8
All Proceeds to Benefit:
Floyd County Cancer Fund
Who: Open to Everyone and Anyone
What: Fun, Food, and Fellowship
                                    When: Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 PM.
                                    Where: Wildwood Golf Course
The tournament will be a 4-person, 9-hole best shot tournament. The cost is $25.00 per person, which covers green fees and a light meal. Golf cart fees and drinks will be at your own expense. Event will be held rain or shine. Please contact Wildwood at 257-6322 to make arrangements for a cart. 
Sign up by calling Kathy at St. John  228-3397.
You don't want to miss out!

Come one come all... Men, women, teens, & adults!
It's time to give the church kitchen a good cleaning before all the programs start back up this fall.    Please come to help on Thursday, August 9 from 9-11 am.... many hands make light work!
Stained Glass Information and Workshops  
We have moved the stained glass panels out of the store room above the Narthex. Many thanks to John Rima for organizing this and to John Ayers, Craig  Begemann, Don Holm, John Swiggum and 
Julie Heddens for wrangling the glass out of the storage area, transferring it and the pack up and clean up. 
 We have had some stained glass instruction and we have several people in on this volunteer project.  It is open for those willing to make these items for sale to the congregation to pay for the 150th Anniversary stained glass project estimated at $3,000-$4,000.  The items will give the congregation a piece of St. John's history in a beautiful remembrance as we strive to cover the cost.   
An account has been set up if you have an interest in contributing to the project, but not in sun-catchers or jewelry.   
If you have an interest in making stained glass items or if you have expertise in stained glass art to share, we will meet:  
Monday, August 6, at 6:00 p.m. for more instruction and work on projects..  Wednesday, August 15 we will meet at 9 a.m. for group work time.
Monday, August 20, 6 p.m. group work time. 
Wednesday, August 22, 1:30 p.m. group work time.
Monday, August 27, 6 p.m. group work time. 
Other sessions to follow.  Come at these times or contact Janet Petefish at petefishj@mchsi.com    
Seeking Children's Clothing Donations  
The Family Board is putting on a Clothing Swap & Sale in the fall to allow families in hats-scarves-hanging.jpg our congregation and community to have affordable back-to-school clothing.
We need YOUR help!   Please consider donating any new or gently used children's clothing, outerwear or shoes.  these can be dropped off at the Church Office.   
Seeking donations of size newborn to 14/16.
For more information contact Laurie Heidebrink.  
Children's Clothing Swap and Sale
Saturday, September 22
In the Parish Hall
1 p.m.-3 p.m.  
Those that donate will get to shop early at 11:30 a.m.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish