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Palm Sunday April 14.
Come to church and to the Palm Sunday Breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Bonus, click on the picture above to see what Palm Sunday in Jerusalem might have been like.
Sunday Services 8:00 & 10:15 a.m. 
Education Hour (Adult & Youth) 9:05 a.m.

April 14          7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Youth Palm  Sunday Breakfast
                       Pledges for Disaster Relief Due 
April 17          No Wednesday night activities
April 18           4:30 & 6:15 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Services
April 19          7:00 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae Service
April 20           9:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt and Activities
April 21          6:30, 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. Easter Services 
April 23          9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
April 24          Newsletter Deadline   
                       Wednesday night activities resume
April 25          9:00 a.m. Do Day Quilter
April 28          11:30 a.m. Ladies Luncheon
April 29          Book Club  Running Away To Home  by Jennifer Wilson
May 1             Last After School Program for the school year

The glass box that will be in the Narthex starting March 10th is for your Lenten Offering. Please consider an extra gift of at least a dollar a day during the approximately 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

If you would like to donate toward the Easter lilies this year, call Kathy by April 14th at 641-228-3397.

REMINDER: Those students attending a Lutheran college who would like to receive an EPIC grant must notify the church by May 1st.

On April 19th, Messiah Lutheran will be holding a Good Friday worship service from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.

The Youth will be hosting a Palm Sunday Breakfast on April 14th  from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.. The menu consists of eggs, ham, hash browns, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, juice, milk and coffee. All free-will donations will go into the individual accounts of the youth working at this event. 

Lutheran Disaster Relief
In the bulletin there are Lutheran Disaster Response envelopes to use to donate towards Midwest flood relief.  Your check can be made out to St. John Lutheran.  You can also drop your donation off to the church office.
Donations are due by Palm Sunday, April 14th. Pastor Russ will announce how much is raised during Easter services, on April 21st.

Lenten and Easter Services

April 14 : Palm Sunday Services 8:00 & 10:15 a.m.                   and Youth Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

April 17: Maundy Thursday Services 4:30 & 6:15 p.m.

April 18: Good Friday Service  7:00 p.m.

April 21: Easter Sunday Services 6:30,8:00 & 9:00 a.m. 

No Confirmation during Lent, but Confirmation Students are expected to attend Lenten Services.  Students, please make sure to fill out the purple attendance slips that is in the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate. 


Family Board's Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m.
St. John Parish Hall
Children through 5th grade  & their families!  Crafts, activities & egg dyeing.

The Family board would appreciate donations of wrapped Easter candy to fill the eggs for the Easter egg hunt.  
Please return  by Thursday, April 18th!

Adult Sunday School - 9:05 a.m.
Susan Leeper will lead the study on "Miracles of Jesus"
 April 14 & 28, May 5

The Family Board will be hosting a Ladies' Luncheon on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. All St. John ladies and their friends are welcome! This fun event will include fellowship, lunch, dessert, a short program, and a pretty "photo booth" to snap a few cute pictures of your group! Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for girls ages 6-18. Under 6 is free. Tickets may be purchased in the church office until April 24th.

There are also sign up sheets for salads and desserts.

Summer Youth Activities

WIYLDE registration forms are available in Laurie's office for any 8th-12th grade St. John student wishing to attend. WIYLDE will be held this year at Wartburg from June 16-19. Registrations are due to St. John by April 26th, so we have time to get them mailed in by the deadline of May 1st.
Summer Mission Trip 2019 - We will be going to the Black Hills of South Dakota 
July 8-13, 2019. This trip is open to St. John students that have completed 6th-12th grades and their friends. Get these days on your calendar now and be watching for additional information in upcoming newsletters, bulletins, etc.

VBS - July 30th - August 2nd
We would love to have your kids attend Tuesday-Friday from 5:30 - 8 p.m.! We will also be singing on Sunday, August 2nd. Look for more information to come. 

Stained Glass Ministry

I haven't forgotten this, but decided that I will need some dedicated help to continue this ministry. If anyone would like to be involved with this please let me know at petefishj@mchsi.com
I will also wait until some of our snowbirds return from the south to get started, but I need more help this time to make it resume.
My vision of this is to make small crosses to send with some of our Stephen Ministry people when that gets started and also to make a few more items for people that didn't get sun-catchers and jewelry last   time. Money from this would go into the 150th Anniversary fund.
Lori Janssen and I can show you how to do the stained glass, with the intention that some crosses get made, but also so you can make something for yourself.  This could be done at a minimal cost because we have the glass, but the jewelry findings and special solder has a cost.  If that interests you, consider signing up when we get that all figured out. Just a heads up for now.    

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