e-Skinny February 7, 2020

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

February 9          5th grade students and parents 1st Communion                                            class
February 10        Card Ministry
FEB 10-14           SJCP Book Fair
February 11        Women's Bible Study
February 13        Do Day Quilters
February 16        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
March 22             Ladies Luncheon

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 12

Pork loin, cheesy potatoes, corn, fruit, peach crisp


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 classes will be February 9th and February 16th at 9 a.m. Save the dates!

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.


  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.

Change Your Life...Volunteer! 
Bridging the generations for 46 years The Foster Grandparent Program may be a perfect fit for you! FGP is for men and women age 55 years or better who would like to volunteer to spend time with children. Volunteers are assigned to classrooms, preschool and daycare programs in Chickasaw, Cerro Gordo, Floyd and Mitchell counties. If you would like more information on volunteering as a Foster Grandparent or have a group interested in learning more, please call Sarah Merrifield at (641) 257-6327 or stop by the office at 624 North Main St., Charles City and become the mentor you wish you had growing up!

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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