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St. John’s Women provide opportunities for finding lasting friendship, encouragement, Bible study and fun. We have the traditional WELCA “circles” as well as several other gatherings each month. We also include crafting small groups as part of our friendship/discipleship ministry. The knitting/crocheting and quilting women meet regularly, one to two times each month.

We also offer occasional Bible Studies. Currently, Spotlight Bible Study is looking at Jesus’ mission and ministry in the book of Mark. Lesson handouts, facilitator documents, and schedule can be found in the links below.


Thursday mornings: 9:00-10:15a, Zdenek’s home

Summer Schedule
June 27

July 11, 18, 25

August 1, 15, 22, 29

Zoom is available, email for the link each week.

Literary structure (chiasm) of Gospel of Mark

Handout 2024 Lesson 1

Handout 2024 Lesson 2    Chiasm Mark 1:14-3:6    Lesson 2 discipleship

Handout 2024 Lesson 3

Handout 2024 Lesson 4

Handout 2024 Lesson 5   LESSON 5 Chart

Handout 2024 Lesson 6   Good Eye-Bad Eye   Matthew 6 Repent

Handout 2024 Lesson 7   Lesson 7 PIGS & PEARLS

Handout 2024 Lesson 8  Hearing vs Doing  Lesson 8 Greek nuggets

Handout 2024 Lesson 9

Handout 2024 Lesson 10 BE NOT AFRAID (chart)

Handout 2024 Lesson 11

Handout 2024 Lesson 12

Handout 2024 Lesson 13  Decapolis Map Lesson 13 Notes

Handout 2024 Lesson 14 Shekinah glory Mark 9 Notes Lesson 14

Handout 2024 Lesson 15

Handout 2024 Lesson 16 Lesson 16 Supplement

Handout 2024 Lesson 17 Lesson 17 Commentary

Handout 2024 Lesson 18

Handout 2024 Lesson 19  Herod’s Temple

Kingdom and Kingdoms Nuggets & Musings

World Systems    Kingdom Scriptures    Kingdom of Heaven is like (1)    Kingdom of Heaven is like (2)

Circles & Small Group GATHERINGS

For questions about upcoming monthly gatherings contact
  • Wellspring

    Wellspring is our newest circle, catering to those in the Gen-X generation.

    Wellspring meets the first Tuesday of the month, from 6:30-8:00, in St. John’s Fireside Room.

    To connect with Wellspring chairperson, contact Jenny Carlson

  • Boomers

    Our gatherings are for women of the Baby Boomer age. We meet to make lasting friendships. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for discussion, which generally centers around our lives as the “Sandwich Generation” – looking at life & health changes while caring for aging parents and adult children. The Boomer Gatherings are on the 1st Saturday of the month from 4:30-6:00pm at various venues.

    Contact: Alison Kavanaugh

  • Women's Breakfast Group (WBG)

    The Breakfast Group provides as our title says, “breakfast” and topical discussion. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for study and discussion. Gatherings are on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00am in the St. John’s Library.

    Contact: Jane Rinehart for more information.

  • Circles

    St. John’s currently hosts three traditional Women of the ELCA circles. Women meet each month for fellowship and Bible study. We use Women of the ELCA’s “Gather” magazine for study and discussion.  All contacts can be made through

    • Elizabeth Circle 2nd Thursday, 1:30pm at St. John’s Library.
    • Lydia & Paul Circle (women & men) 2nd Wednesday, 9:o0am St. John’s Library.
    • Mary Circle 2nd Friday, 1:00pm St. John’s Fireside Room.
  • Knitters & Crocheters

    World Vision: Knit for Kids Knit for Kids meets on the 1st  and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 am, September to May, to make simple baby sweaters and hats for children. Clothing is distributed by World Vision. Meets at Kathy Vang’s home.

    Contact: Kathy Vang

    World Vision/Knit for Kids

    Prayer Shawls & Baptism Blankets Knitting prayer shawls and baby baptism:

    • 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 10:00am in the church library. Contact: Sue Sharrow
    • Night Knitters – 1st & 3rd Wednesday 6:00pm in the church library. Contact Jill Enestvedt

  • Quilters

    St. John’s Quilters

    St. John’s Quilting women (and men!) are busy finishing dozens of quilts every quarter, and sending them around the world through Lutheran World Relief.

    They meet to tie and finish quilts every Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Enter the church at door 10 on the corner of Poplar and third street.

    You can be part of this world wide, world-changing ministry, and you don’t have to know how to sew! You can also work from home, cutting squares, laundering and ironing fabric. If you like to sew, quilt kits are available (in a basket the Commons at St. John’s) to be taken home and sewn together by volunteers.  Each kit has squares to make a complete quilt top.

    Quilt Shopping List:

    Light-weight curtains of cotton fabric (no fiberglass)

    Yard goods:  Cotton, cotton blends, twill. We no longer accept corduroy, knits, fleece, or clothing.

    Light-weight blankets, no wool.

    Sheets and pillow cases of any size or color are accepted. They can be percale, cotton, or flannel. White sheets are donated to Global Health Ministries for hospital beds and linens.


    Donations can be brought to the church on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please bring them to the Fellowship Hall, entering through door 10 at the corner of Poplar and 3rd Streets.