News and Notices
A man's bracelet was found in the church. It's on the table in the
MCREST at Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran – Richmond, MI, has been our partner in the MCREST
mission outreach program and we certainly want to reciprocate that
Please consider helping them, as they’ve
helped us each year, when they host a group of MCREST guests October
21-28. You may sign up through this
Signup Genius link.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Warren, MI
is collecting blankets for ill children at Children's Hospital of
Michigan, DMC. Their goal is to collect as many blankets as possible to
let the children know we care and pray for them. Won't you please make or
donate at least one? Any size; any color; must be WASHABLE; any fabric or
yarn; knit, crocheted, sewn, quilted, hand tied; must be NEW. Please put
your blanket in the box in the narthex. Contact Mary Brodzik with any
Coffee hour hosts are needed for the 2018 Fall/Winter season, September
through December. A sign-up sheet is in the Parlor along with a booklet
with information that explains how to host. Please add your name to the
list for one week as soon as possible. Questions may be directed to Bea
Hartman, 586-725-7372 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, thank you for your service to God’s people at St. John’s.
Member Care Committee
Exciting news for St. John's. A new
committee, called Member Care, has been established by the Church Council
as part of its 2 year plan. Some of the areas of responsibility for this
group are Church Prayer Circle, Coffee Hour, Member Directory, New member
orientation and shepherding, member recognition activities and many more.
Our goal is that this committee will allow the people of St. John's an
opportunity to recognize and celebrate wonderful moments and offer support
to our members in need, all which will strengthen the bond of our church
family. Meetings will be brief, held monthly on the second
Sunday of each month
between services. If you would like to
become part of this most worthwhile group, please see, or call, either of
the co-chairs, Debbie Carlton 586-943-5945 or Gayle LeClair 586-943-8040.
The people of Syria are in crisis. Will you help?
A seemingly endless nightmare is playing out
for men, women and children in the Eastern Ghouta region of
Syria.Chemical attacks are
suspected. World governments are responding with force.
Meanwhile, families are cut off from the most basic things they
need for survival.We simply must
you reach out to the people of Syria with a gift today?
Your gift will deliver essential supplies
into the hands of people who desperately need them.
Please keep the people of Eastern Ghouta in
your prayers. And please give as generously as you can to help
President & CEO
Mail donations to:
Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore, MD 21297-1061
News from the Prayer Shawl Ministry
St. John’s new Prayer Shawl Ministry members
have been busy knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for members (and
non-members) of our congregation who need to know someone cares about
them. This group has now presented shawls at three
baptisms. One reason we make these shawls is for anyone
who is undergoing any type of crisis in their life.
Another reason is for happy occasions such as a baptism.
If you like to knit or crochet please consider joining our group.
We meet occasionally on a Sunday between services.
you would like any further information, or if you know of someone who is
need of a prayer shawl, please contact one of the co-coordinators, Gayle
LeClair at 586-943-8040 or Kathi Bokano at 586-725-7981.
Notes from the Office
Please be sure to submit anything for Sunday Bulletins and/or
Announcements to Brenda in the church office by 12 Noon on Wednesday!
If you have moved or have a new phone number or new
email address, please let Brenda know in the church office.
St. John's Transition Team
The transition team is
led by Pastor Jan Marvar. If you have any questions regarding the team's function
or activities please contact a team member.