e-Skinny February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday Worship Service
8 and 10:15 a.m.
          Sunday School 9:05 a.m.

February 16        Wartburg Brass Quintet doing Prelude, Offering and                                          Postlude music
                           St. John Preschool singing at 10:15
                           5th grade students and parents 1st                                                                     Communion  class
February 18       Current student SJCP registration
                            ALL-A-BOARD meeting at 6 p.m. All boards and
                                new board members should attend.
February 19       Youth Group  7 p.m. 
                            Newsletter deadline
February 24       New student SJCP registration
February 25       Women's Bible Study
February 26       Ash Wednesday Services 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
                            6:15 p.m. service 5th grade 1st Communion
                            No Confirmation
February 27        Do Day Quilters
March 1               Lent Event
                            Adult education series starts
March 22             Ladies Luncheon
April 12               Easter Sunday

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 May 1st.
If you would like to be a reader at the services please indicate this on the back side of the attendance slips in your bulletin.
The signup charts for Altar Flowers & Radio Broadcasts for 2020 are in the office. There are still several radio dates to be signed up for. Those of our members who cannot make it to worship appreciate being able to listen to the service on Sunday mornings! Please consider signing up for one of the open dates.
Wednesday Night Supper, February 19

Hot beef sandwich (adults), Mac and cheese and hot dogs (kids), mixed vegetables, salad, angel food dessert

*****All "loose offering" Sunday will go to support our guest musicians', the Wartburg Brass Quintet, projects.*****
Members include: Carlee Bertram, Carter Johanningmeier, Spencer Dodgen, Weston Krug, Garrett Arensdorf

Youth News


Sunday School Reminder: February is Soap Month! All Sunday School
 stu dents are asked to bring individually wrapped bars of soap to be donated to Karleen's Closet at Charles City High School for kids who don't have access to the hygiene products they need at home.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!
The 1st Communion parent/student/pastor instructional
 class February 16th  at 9 a.m. 

Youth Group
Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.

After School Program will take a break for Lent beginning February 26th and will resume after Easter

Lent Event
March 1, in the Parish Hall for children and their parents during education hour.


Adult Education Series Coming in Lent
 During Lent, Pastor Russ will lead 
an adult education series called "Animate the Bible".
This series is a four-part exploration of the Bible and includes video presentations from contemporary leaders of Christian thought. These sessions are designed to be thought provoking for everyone, no matter how much or how little Bible experience you have. 
The series will take place on March 1, 8, 22, and 29 between services in the chapel,  starting at 9:15 a.m.

  Current Family Registration begins Tuesday, February 18 from 7:30am-4:00pm and New Family Registration begins Monday, February 24 from 7:30am-4:00pm. 
Children who will be 3 on or before September 15 and all children 4 and 5 years old are welcome. Scholarships are available. A minimum registration fee of $25 is due at time of registration. Please call 228-7274 or email us at  wfranke@stjohncharlescity.com 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. Bring them into the office when done.  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. 
There is also a book of patterns and information of shawl size and tips in the office, plus lots of yarn in the clothing room that is free to use.

March Stained Glass Make and Takes

We are going to have some Make and Take stained glass days in March.  There are still some people with an interest and we even have a couple ladies from Osage that plan on coming down to see our beautiful Ascension Window and learn to make some jewelry.  We will meet at 1:30 and 6:00 p.m. each Thursday in March starting on the 5th. You can decide your time.  The cost will be $10 for a basic necklace and possibly a bit more if a larger item is made.  I will show you how and then you can create.  New accent items that I have are some 2020 and 2021 silver accents (and many more fun things) that can go on the pieces to make a graduation present or personal item. You can also help the Anniversary Fund by making some to sell before graduation day.  Let me know if you are coming at petefishj@mchsi.com


Church Cancellation Policy for Inclement Weather and Emergency Situations

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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. You may sign up or make changes in the office. 
You can also print out the form by clicking on the link below.


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Editor:  Janet Petefish