Wednesday Evening Meals

We invite you to join us on Wednesday evenings
for a home cooked meal and
time to connect with each other
in the middle of the week.

Menu for February 3
Mac & Cheese (gluten free option available)
and Hot Dogs

Join us for Game Night at St. John’s! All are invited!

Sunday, January 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite board or card game to share
or enjoy playing ping-pong and Ga-Ga with friends and family.

There will be pizza and snacks for everyone to enjoy around 5:00 p.m.

Join the fun!

This Week at St. John’s

Wednesday Night Meal
Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Menu for Jan. 20: Chicken & Noodles

Annual Meeting and Potluck
Sunday, January 24th
Potluck: Immediately after 2nd Service (11:45 a.m.)
Meeting Begins at 12:15 p.m.

This Sunday at St. John’s

Sunday, January 17 – Second Sunday After Epiphany

Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. / 10:45 a.m.

Between Services:
Coffee and Fellowship in the Commons and St. John’s Hall
Sunday School and Life Groups (9:45-10:30 a.m.)
Adult Forum: Annual Meeting Preview (9:45 a.m., Sanctuary)
Bold Café (9:45 a.m., Fireside Room)
Toddler Time (9:45 a.m., Room 20)

This Wednesday at St. John’s

January 13, 2016

Wednesday Night Meal
Served from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Menu: Tater Tot Nachos

Parent Discussion: The Blessings of a B Minus
6:15-7:15 p.m. (during confirmation)

Plus regular after school programming
(including CAT for 4th & 5th grades),

choir rehearsals, confirmation, and Catalyst.

This Sunday at St. John’s

8:30 a.m. / 10:45 a.m.

Baptism Recognition and Remembrance
This is the Sunday the church remembers the Baptism of our Lord – the first Sunday after Epiphany.  There will be an engraved medallion for each of those newly baptized in 2015 and a remembrance of baptism during worship.

Between Services
Fair Trade Sales of Coffee & More

Regular Sunday School and Life Groups Resume (9:45-10:30 a.m.)
Adult Forum: Immigrants, Refugees, and Lutherans (9:45 a.m., Sanctuary)
This Sunday Professor L. DeAne Lagerquist will be giving a presentation on Immigrants, Refugees, and Lutherans.  Please join us for this beginning to a much larger conversation around how St. John’s can be involved in the current refugee crisis

Annual Meeting: Sunday, January 24

The Congregation Council has set Sunday, January 24th, as the date for the Annual Meeting of St. John’s Lutheran Church, immediately following a potluck dinner in St. John’s Hall starting at noon.  Items of business will include receiving of reports, election of officers, board, and council members, and action on the proposed 2016 budget. The preview of the Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 17th, between services in the Sanctuary.

ELCA’s Live Webcast – Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning

On Thursday, January 14th, St. John’s will be hosting a broadcast of the ELCA’s live webcast on racism at 8:o0 p.m. This is a follow-up webcast to the first webcast on racism in August. We will meet in the theater on the second floor.  Please join us for this crucial conversation.

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Listening Post

Do you have questions or concerns about the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) conversation that we have been having at St. John’s?  Recently, St. John’s has been having conversations about the possibility of becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation, which means creating a welcome statement that intentionally welcomes those of all sexual orientations and genders.  The RIC committee, along with your pastors, want this to be an open dialogue, where all voices are valued, respected, and heard.  If you would like to ask a question, express a concern, or simply have more conversation about this topic, you are invited to this RIC Listening Post on Thursday, January 14th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  Pastor Jonathan and a member of the RIC committee will be present to both listen and lead the discussion.

Parent Discussion: The Blessings of a B Minus

Parents of middle and high school kids are invited to join in a parent discussion January 14th and 21st from 6:15-7:15 p.m. (during confirmation).  Our topic will be taken from Wendy Mogel’s book, The Blessings of a B Minus, about raising resilient teens.  Google “Overparenting Anonymous” for a brief summary.