e-Skinny May 10, 2019  

Start off Mother's Day with Worship
Remember service times change: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Services
 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.  

May 12         Church Summer Schedule begins 
                          8 and 9:30 a.m. services. 
                   Happy Mothers Day!
May 13       Last day of Preschool
May 14       Women's Bible Study
May 15       Confirmation assessments
May 16       Stained Glass Group
May 18       Clean up day around St. John
May 20       Book Club:  Winter Garden  by Kristin Hannah
May 22       Newsletter deadline
May 23       Do Day Quilters
May 26       Graduation Sunday
May 27       Happy Memorial Day,  office will be closed
May 28       Women's Bible Study
May 30       Stained Glass Group
June 2        Youth bake sale

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.
Clean up Day
Building & Grounds will be holding a "clean-up" day for the outside areas of St. John on May 18th at 8:30 a.m.! Anyone wishing to help spruce up the St. John grounds for Spring are welcome to come help out!

Full time position


Executive Board: President -Brad Bailey, Vice President - Greg Buenger, 
Secretary - Kurt Hoeft
Council At-Large : Kathy Crooks, Don Holm, Jeanne Hansen, John Rima, Shannon Venz, Janet Petefish, Bob Brede, Carol Brahn, Kathy Waldorf
Building & Grounds: Guy Carpenter, Chair; Greg Heidebrink, Secretary; Kent Hoeft; Willard Milleson; Jeremy Heyer; Michael Quade
Communication Board: Brad McKenzie, Chair; Julie DeBower, Secretary; Lydia Johnson; Angel McKenzie; Kady Korbel; Yolanda Van Ausdall
Deacons: Joyce Boehmer, Chair; Jodi Reetz, Secretary; Marlene Holthaus, Mike Tracey, Liz Hamm, Kim Watkins
Family Board: Sabra LaCour, Chair; Lisa Hinz; Jaclyn Van Horn; Sharon Tieskotter; Laura Walker; Amy Kubik
Finance Board: Gina McClintock, Chair; Karol Carpenter, Secretary; Tammy Quade; Gloria Carr; Monte Waldorf; Mike Brown
Parish Ed: Michelle Grob, Chair; Lisa Kreger, Secretary; Jesse Holm, Stacy Vance, Sarah Kendall, Mike Hammond
Stewardship: Ryan Venz & Josh Johnson Co-Chairs; Julie Begemann, Secretary; Kay Tjaden, Sandie Quade, Bev Selvig
Youth Board: Lynne Wilkens, Chair; Wendy Castillo, Secretary, Sue McDonald, Rhonda Schmidtke, Lee Hoeft, JoAnn Hervert
St. John Christian Preschool Board: Rachel Ginbey, Megan Williams, Cassie Michael, Sarah Merrifield, Jessica Hoeft, Lydia Klinkel
Personnel Committee: Brad Bailey, Kathy Rogotzke, Leonard Erickson, Russ Leeper
Altar Guild: Joyce Wood, Chair; Mary Augustin; Kathy Crooks; Betty Manning; Mary Mooberry, Dorothy :Parson; Peg Poppen; Linda Reit; Donn & Cherie Schafer; Arlene Thomas; Barb Tommingo; Kathy Waldorf

Stained Glass Ministry

We will meet Thursday, May 16 & 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the choir room to get organized and will add evenings in June depending on the preferences of those who sign up.
I plan to make small crosses to send with Stephen Ministry people as well as other pieces.  Lori Janssen and I will show you how to make the stained-glass pieces. There will be a minimal cost for some supplies if you make something for yourself. 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!


   Anastasia Dawn Baldus                       Mariah Ann McKenzie
Colton Francis Baldus                         Cole Stephen Reams
Wolfgang Allen Baldus                         Madison Paige Ross
                           Cora Rae Crooks                      Cassandra Leigh Schiesher                 Samantha Lyn Heyer                           Amy Jo Titus
                  Carter Jon Johanningmeier                 Kelly Dylan Ward
                 Christian Michael Kreger                     Abbie Lane Wilts
            Jack Clarence Litterer
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (NIV)

Summer Youth Activities

Confirmation classes finished on May 1st.  May 15th will be the assessment over the required classes taken this year.   All students are required to attend the study Session and assessment dates 
in May.

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.
The Youth Board would welcome any donations toward the cost of fuel for the bus. If you feel called to donate stop in and see Linda in the Business Office, or put Sunday, June 2nd on your calendar to attend our bake sale in the Narthex. The youth participating in the mission trip will again be baking pies and other goodies to sell between and after worship services.

SAVE THE DATES: July 30-August 2 will be Vacation Bible School! Registration will begin at 5:15 pm on the 30th.
  • Plan on having your kids attend from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesday-Friday!
  • We will serve a light supper for the kids each evening.
  • VBS is open to kids in Preschool-5th grades.
  • Our theme this year is "Roar - Life is Wild*God is Good"
  • The cost for VBS will be $5 per child with a maximum family fee of $15. Look for registration forms in the bulletins coming soon.
  • If you are interested in volunteering at VBS, please contact Laurie.

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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish