e-Skinny November 15
Quilt Sunday, November 17.  Come see them displayed on the back of the pews.  An amazing sight.
Sunday Worship Service
8:00 & 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:05 a.m.

November is food month at Sunday School. Bring 
non-perishable items each Sunday during the month.
November 17        Quilt Sunday
                              Christmas Child box return deadline
November 19        All-a-Board meeting night
November 20        First Dartball Game 7 p.m.
                               High School Youth Group 7-8 p.m.
                               Newsletter deadline
November 24        $.25 Children Christmas Store           
                               Angel Tree Tags available
November 25        Book Club, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
November 26        Women's Bible Study
November 28        Thanksgiving Day: office closed 28th and 29th
December 2           Decorate the Christmas Tree and church 5:30 p.m.
December 8          Sunday School Christmas Program during 
                                        the 10:15 service.
December 15         Music Sunday

The office will be closed November 28th and 29th.

There will be no Sunday School Dec. 1

Messiah Lutheran is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 28th for anyone to attend. Deliveries can be arranged by calling 228-6772.
 Wednesday Night Supper, November 20.
Turkey, dressing, whipped potatoes & gravy, squash and 
pumpkin bars
Music with Messiah
Rehearsals on  Wednesdays at 7 p.m. have begun  for the  Joint Music Sunday with Messiah.  Even if you don't normally sing in choir and would like to join us you are welcome.

Come on Decamber 15th at 9 a.m. to enjoy the combined St.John and Messiah adult and kids choirs for a service filled with Christmas and Advent music.

If you would like to donate toward the poinsettias for Christmas, please notify the church office at 228-3397

christmas_tree_red_gold.jpg The Board of Deacons invites everyone to St. John on December 2nd starting at 5:30 p.m. to help trim the tree and decorate the church for Christmas!


November 17 is Quilt Sunday 

The Do Day Quilters will be displaying their quilts on the back of the pews during worship. The quilts will be going to the Women's Shelter in Mason City.
You are invited to help the quilters on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at 9 a.m.
You do not need to be a skilled quilter, there are jobs for ALL skill levels. 


Stained Glass items still for sale through this week.

There are still a few items to rummage through from the sale earlier this month.  You can access them through the office and pay for what you find.  They will go into storage after this week so if you missed the sale and have a Christmas present in mind, now is your chance.  After this you can contact Janet Petefish and meet to see what's left in the tote.  

Operation Christmas Child

            Return to St John by Sunday, Nov 17 , as our volunteers will be taking the boxes to our regional drop off.  Please remember there are custom regulations prohibiting candy, chocolate, food, or toothpaste.  Other items not allowed are:  liquids, lotions, toy guns, knives, military figures, medications, vitamins, aerosols, glass, or used or damaged items.
             "The Greatest Gift" Gospel booklets will be added.  You can be a part of this worldwide effort to grow the Kingdom of God even in places where the Gospel has never been heard.   



There will once again be daycare and some treats. 
Save the Date!

The Children's Christmas Gift store will be 
November 24th 10:30 a.m.-noon
St. John Sunday School children can start at 10 a.m. 

What: The Family Board is holding a $.25 gift store for kids! This is a fun and easy way for kids to shop for gifts for their family members: mom and dad, grandparents and siblings.
Who: All children accompanied by an adult can shop. Open to the public.
How: Children can bring their quarters and shop for as many gifts as they like. (Gift wrap options available.)
*** Donations of gently used Christmas themed items, craft items,  toys and adult gift items that would be nice for the children to purchase as gifts at the CHRISTMAS, CRAFTS, & KIDS GIFT STORE are needed! You can bring your donated items to the St John office. Thank you.

On Sunday, November 24, Angel Tree tags will be available in the Narthex before and after both services.  Angel Tree provides gifts for children of incarcerated parents, food and religious materials for their families, and Bibles for the prisoners.  Please support the program again this year.  Angel gifts should be returned by December 8th.                                                    
Season of Giving Concert
Sunday, December 8 
The Charles City Singers and the Charles City Community Chamber Orchestra will present their winter concert at Trinity Methodist Church at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets are $7, K-12 free.  At the door tickets are $9.
Tickets can be purchased at 1st Security and 1st Citizens Banks, the Chamber of Commerce, Arts Center and from members.

Dartball at St. John
Dartball is a team activity at St. John.  Matches are played at St. John and other participating churches.  For more information, call Dennis Sande at 228-4113. A full schedule can be picked up in the St. John office.

Matches start at 7 p.m. Dates are:
November 20th      at St. John vs. Baptist
December 4th        at Methodist
December 11th      at St. John vs. Clarksville Lutheran
December 18th      at Pleasant Hill
January 8th            at Immanuel
January 15th          at St. John vs. Nashua Lutheran
January 22nd         at Pleasant Valley

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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Editor:  Janet Petefish