Dedication of Banners ~ This Sunday, August 3, at Both Services

This coming Sunday we dedicate two new banners for the St. John’s sanctuary. The first bas-relief you’ve already seen for several Sundays, and the second is now completed. Both are intended to enhance our worship in the ordinary season following Pentecost, the season of growth in faith and gratitude for the Holy Spirit’s work among us.

These banners, conceived by Lynette Swanson, designed by Judy Swanson and artfully constructed out of styrofoam by Noel Swanson, were commissioned by the St. John’s Chancel Guild with a memorial gift from the family of Kathy Mroz, who passed away in May of 2013. Kathy was an avid gardener as well as a faithful member of the Chancel Guild, so the combined gifts to our worship space and our gratitude for the gifts of creation are particularly appropriate.

The “ordinary” season of the church is long, so watch over the weeks ahead, as the light in our sanctuary changes with the seasons, how the shadows on these banners bring out new detail each week.

Cottage Visit ~ Open House Backyard Gathering with Pastor Pam on Saturday, July 19

Cottage Meetings with Pastor Pam:
Open House Backyard Gathering from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Families Welcome!
Hosted by Saul & Amy McBroom at 2808 Oaklawn Dr.

Cottage Visits with Pastor Pam on Wednesday, July 16

Cottage Meetings with Pastor Pam:
Coffee Hour at 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by Mike & Melissa Berthelsen at 208 Manitou St.


Open House from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Troy & Jennie Sorenson and Mike & Melissa Berthelsen
at 208 Manitou St.

Sunday, July 27, at St. John’s

Worship Services
8:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m.

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship in St. John’s Hall

Available During 10:00 a.m. Service

Sunday, July 13, is Strawberry Sunday!

Please join us between services for
coffee, fellowship, and delicious strawberry desserts.  
Everyone is welcome!

Worship Services
8:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m. with Nursery

Cottage Visit ~ Open House with Pastor Pam

Open House
Meet & Greet Pastor Pam
at Keith Homstad’s Icon Studio

See the icons produced in Keith’s studio,
enjoy snacks & beverages,
visit with our new Pastor -
get to know one another a little better!

Where: 311 Manitou Street (in the carriage house behind the main house)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Summer Noon Organ Concerts at St. John’s on Wednesday, July 9

The summer noon organ concerts this Wednesday, July 9, at St. John’s with Jacob Fuhrman from Eastman School of Music.  The concert is from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Magical Mystery Tour – Wednesday, July 9

The next Magical Mystery Tour for Grades 5-8 (recently completed) will be tomorrow, July 9.  We will be meeting in the Bethel Lutheran Church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and should return about 4:00 p.m.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Skunes.

Sunday, July 6

8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Between Services
Coffee and Fellowship in St. John’s Hall

Friday~July 4 and Saturday~July 5

The church building will be closed on Friday
in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

The church building will be closed on Saturday
as there are no scheduled activities.