Please let Pastor: know when you or a family member are in hospital and would like him to visit because HIPPA laws we don't get informed.
Joint Bible Study Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. This will be a continuous Bible Study that will rotate each month. November will be at Immanuel. Wednesday night we will be starting Everyone His Witness. If you are planning on attending please call the church office.
Main Street Living is a Lutheran Television program that is endorsed by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The broadcast has two parts. Remastered episodes of the Emmy award-winning Lutheran Hour Ministries “This is the Life” program were originally aired from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. This program has been re-mastered to the modern format. The Worship Service is produced locally and features a different presenter each week selected from the Pastors in each broadcast area. To view the program produced for our area, go to https://www.mainstreetliving.com/lincoln .
Christmas Cantata if you are interested in participating, sign-up sheets are on the back table. Practice dates and times to be announced.
Youth Event: All St. John and Immanuel Middle School and High School kids, you are invited to our first joint youth event. We are meeting at the Goracke’s (61455 733 Road, Sterling) for a time of fun and games. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs along with smores! We will be meeting on November 17th from 4pm-7pm. Bring a friend and a lawn chair. We look forward to seeing there! – Joint Board of Education.
Christmas Practice: All parents and children, please note that we will begin having practice for the Children’s Christmas program for Christmas Eve. Practice will begin on November 24th. There will be no Sunday School during this time. Sunday School will resume on January 5th.
Pancake Feed: Pancakes, Sausage & Eggs - Sterling American Legion - Nov.10th – Serving 9am-1pm.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner: First United Methodist Church in Tecumseh is having a Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 28th at 12:00 pm. Turkey, Potatoes, Dressing & Beverage will be provided. Please bring favorite side dish to share. Please RSVP by November 18th at 402-335-3888.
Priscilla's and LWML: The Priscilla's are part of the LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League). Since the beginnings of the LWML, women have gathered "mites" for the work of God's mission of taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the world. The mites are used with mission projects and to support missionaries throughout the country and world. The Priscilla's is our local LWML group. In addition to the gathering of mites, they also support a seminary student, purchase the Portals of Prayer devotions and we give the 5th graders a Bible for use in Confirmation classes. They purchase flowers that are used to decorate the sanctuary at Christmas and Easter. They serve for funerals, blood mobile and for farm & estate sales for members of the congregation. They have a Bible Study at each meeting and invite all the ladies of the congregation to learn more about the work of the Priscilla's and the LWML.
* Do you shop on Amazon.com? Would you like to give FREE money to St. John's Lutheran Preschool? Amazon has a program that gives 5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Due to the marketing restrictions under the program, we are only able to advertise the specific program via electronic means. It is VERY easy (and simple) to do! Information about it can also be found on St. John's Facebook page. Thank you!
* The Lativian Orphanage that we have adopted is being supported by individual contributions from members of St. John's (although we won't stop others from contributing, too!). Therefore, those who want to help support our adopted children should mark- somewhere on their offering- that their money is specifically designated for the Latvian orphanage.
* Voters' Meetings are held the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, October). Boards and Committees are to meet independently- at minimum- the second month of each quarter. Church Council Meetings will be held the third month of each quarter (March, June, September, December).
* St. John's is always looking to add members to its prayer chain! If you would like to be part of
this godly ministry, please contact the church office.