News and Notices
Our week to care for the homeless with MCREST
(Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team) is approaching soon!
Mark your calendars for the opening day on August 18, 2019. The SignUp
Genius list is available to sign up for supervision, items needed,
make soup, prepare dinner, among other things.
Genius request for items needed, soups, desserts, etc. -
MCREST items needed
Up Genius request for setup, cleanup, security, dining/meals help,
overnight supervision, etc. -
MCREST volunteer signup
Please mark your calendars for July 17th at
7:00 p.m. to attend a planning meeting, to be held in the Educational
As always, we are most grateful for any assistance
you can give us. If you have any questions at all please contact Paul
Meteyer, Gayle LeClair, or Kathi Bokano
via the church office. Thank you for all the help you have given in the past
and will continue to give in the future.
NOTES FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE
PLEASE NOTE: The week of July 14-20 the Church office will be
closed on Tuesday, 7/16. The office will be open Wednesday, 7/17 from
9am-2pm; Thursday, 7/28 from 9:45am-2pm. Please note the late opening
time on Thursday.
Please submit items for Sunday Bulletins
and/or Announcements to Brenda in the church office by 12 Noon on
If your contact information changes, including phone
number, email or home address, please let Brenda know in the church
office. Thank you!
MEMBER CARE MINUTE
Hopefully, you've noticed some new things at St. John's this past
year. Our coffee hours are busy and delicious, our bulletin boards are
full of fun memories, and our St. John's family has grown. The Member Care
team has been working hard to help all of us feel more connected and we
are ready to do even more, but we need some help. We need someone willing
to send personalized cards to our members. This is a beautiful way to let
others know that we're praying for them or that we appreciate something
they've done. This could be 1 to 2 cards per week. We will supply the
names, cards, and postage.
If you're not comfortable writing, how
about making some phone calls? We'd like someone to reach out to members
who have been on our prayer list. Or, maybe reach out to new members to
make sure they're feeling comfortable.
Perhaps, you feel inspired
spending time with our youth. Our Sunday School teachers need a break.
Last year, we provided Children's church in July and August during the
second service. Children's church provides our young people a chance to
build relationships with each other and participate in worship in a way
that makes sense to kids. We have lots of people willing to cover some
weeks of the summer, but we need a coordinator to help put it together.
These opportunities to serve do not have to be long term, do not have
any cost, and do not require attendance at meetings. We believe that we
are all members of Member Care. We are the family of St. John's. We're
asking our members to prayerfully consider sharing their time.
you are interested in more information or have ideas that you would like
to share, please contact Gayle LeClair or Debb Carlton via the church
office. Or, feel free to stop by a Member Care meeting on the third
Sunday of the month, between services in the education building.
ST. JOHN'S CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Rehearsals will be the first Sunday of each month, beginning April 7,
2019, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. in the Educational Building. Performances will be
that same day at the 10:15 a.m. Service. Please have your child arrive a
few minutes early as the rehearsals will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Please contact Roger Bokano via the church office with any questions. Registration
forms are at church also.
Calling all men, women and families! There is a sign-up sheet in the
back of the church to help with altar guild! It really is easy and it’s a
great way to pair up with other members of the congregation and get to
know one another. There is training available and a “How to set up the
Altar” book available too. Please contact Alison White via the church
you have any questions.
UPDATES ON THE CHURCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY AND OUR NEW IN-HOUSE
We want your smile and we still NEED YOUR PHOTO!!!
As you know, Melissa Westrick has been working very hard with the
photo company since December 2017. Unfortunately, they have had a
significant turnover and they just did not follow through on their part of
the bargain. They finally informed us that they no longer have access to
any of the photos that were to be included in the pictorial directory they
While we're disappointed, we already have a NEW IN-HOUSE
DIRECTORY underway. Member Care has been assembling a directory for all of
us to use- we just need you to Re-submit your photo.
IT CAN'T BE
You can bring the photo you had professionally taken for
the Pictorial Directory and we'll take a quick picture of it. Or, you can
submit any photo that you would like. Or, we'll take your picture any
Sunday at church after service. Or, you can text or email a photo to us.
Whatever is easiest for you.
Please contact Krista Teschler
or Debb Carlton via the church office to make arrangements.
MEMBER CARE COMMITTEE
The 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 or Gayle LeClair via the church office.
Council Minutes - February 2019
Council Minutes - April 2019
Council Minutes - May 2019
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 or Kathi Bokano via the church office.