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This is the week of the golf outing.  If you haven't signed up, it is August 14th.  Let the office know if you plan to attend.
Sunday Worship Services
 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.  

August 12              Card Making
August 13              Women's Bible Study
                                SJCP Parent's meeting 
August 14              Annual Golf Outing
August 15              Stained Glass Workshop
August 19              SJCP Open House
August 20              SJCP Open House
                                All-A-board Meeting
August 24              Encouragement Corp. concert
August 26              First day of St. John Preschool
August 27              Women's Bible Study
August 29              Stained Glass Workshop

If you are interested in joining Altar Guild or being a part of the Prayer Chain, please let Kathy in the office know.

If you have a specific hymn or praise song that you would like to suggest singing during the summer months, please write the hymn number or song title on the back of your attendance slip. Melanie will work your favorites songs into the worship service. 

Meals on Wheels Drivers

Drivers are needed for the weeks of August 19th and 26th.  Signup sheets will be in the Narthex Sunday August 4th-11th.

Compassion Fund
Volunteers will have a meeting on August 12th at 11:00 a.m. 
at St. John

Christian Concert

August 24th at 7 p.m. will be the free Christian Concert in Central Park.  Featured band will be "Unspoken" & the Opening band is "Br ead f Life". St John youth will have a food stand this year and will need volunteers.

The Stewardship Board's
Annual Golf Outing!
(4 - Person, 9 - Hole Best Shot Tournament)
August 14th, 5:30 p.m. - Wildwood Golf Course
Cost: $25.00/person which includes green fees & a light meal. (Golf cart fees & drinks at your own expense.)
Call Wildwood at  257-6322 to arrange carts.)
Sign up in the church office!   Tournament is held rain or shine!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, at 6:00 pm,
will be our first
"All-A-Board" Meeting night.
Boards do not need to have any other scheduled meeting during the month of August; this "All-A-Board" night will meet the requirement set forth in the By-Laws that each board must meet on a monthly basis.
The one exception being that the Church Council will still meet on August 13th, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Chapel.
Child Care will be provided during the "All-A-Board' Meeting Night.
We look forward to having you there!
Photo Directory 

2019 is the year of the Photo Directory.  There are open slots  September 19-20  and 
October 23-26.  
FYI:  When choosing your clothing for the pictures, this year there are some full length pictures being taken. 
To make an appointment on-line, click on the image.  We will also have people on most Sundays that can sign you up before and after the services.

Simply Giving
The St. John Stewardship Board would like to take this opportunity  to tell you about a simple way you can guarantee your offering to  God.
It's called Simply Giving.
Simply Giving is a stewardship program that allows anyone from
St. John the chance to give their offering through electronic funds
transfer (EFT) directly from their checking or savings account.
You determine the amount you want to give and the frequency of
your giving. Want to give $50 every week? Perfect! Wish to donate
$125 every other week? You got it! Perhaps you'd like to give
$200 once a month? Absolutely!
It's easy to set up. Fill out this form, attach a voided check or
savings deposit slip, put it in the offering plate or return it to the
church office. HOW SIMPLE!
Simply Giving assures your offering to God is given as you see fit.
It's easy, convenient and helps assure that St. John can meet its
financial obligations.
For more information, please contact the church office.

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Stained Glass Ministry
    August dates will be on August 15th and 29th.   
1:00 and 6:00 p.m.

We are still making crosses for Stephen Ministry and then sun-catchers and jewelry.  Money raised on items we make for the Fall Festival will go into the 150th Anniversary Fund. We are glad to give those of you that didn't get a piece of our historical glass another chance.  Please contact Janet at  petefishj@mchsi.com or call the office at 641-228-3397 if you are interested in being involved with this project! We will show you how to do it whenever you join us.

Family Board's Children's Clothing Swap will be coming September 28th. Donations of clothing sized from newborn to 14/16 are needed! Keep this in mind when you sort through your child's clothing
What they grow out of can be someone else's "new" clothes.


An Opportunity for this fall

We are having a Fall Festival on October 27, Reformation Sunday.  This is a joint effort between Stewardship and the Communications Board.  There will be a special Service of Stewardship on that day and then a meal, some talent, a silent auction and some stained glass items for sale. 

We are looking for silent auction items, hand-made or new items; no used or rummage type things.  Think about this as you are doing your hand work (quilting, knitting, carpentry, etc.), gardening, taking that hog to the locker, putting together a gift basket, offering a gift card for something special, making pies or whatever is your "thing". Also to consider is your time or talent for something like gift wrapping, lawn care, hosting a meal or some other personal gift that you can share. We will open an area where these items (or a description of your talent) can be brought in soon. Watch the bulletin for more information.
We are also looking for TALENT for a talent show. Can you sing or play an instrument solo or in a group, dance or have a display art to share? We would like a bit of entertainment for our day. Let Kathy know if you would like to participate; please be thinking about this and begin planning.
Thank You in advance for your hard work and talent.

You can start bringing items into the church office and Kathy will check them in.  We will ask people if they would like to put a value on the item (if you wish to), not to be a first bid, but to give information on the worth in material. This will give people a good idea of a fair starting point.

Some new patriotic sun-catchers and a necklace. (Not church glass, but was donated by someone and so we made good use of it.)
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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish