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COMMUNITY SERVING COMMUNITY

Community Service

St John’s Lutheran Church is pleased to join with our local Anchor Bay community for a day of service. Please join St John’s in helping with clean-up, painting and repairs at: Maynard “Red” Aurand Memorial Park, 34900 Huntley Drive at 24 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047.

Meeting Point: Outdoor Pavilion
Timeframe: Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am-11:00 am

To register, visit www.foranchorbay.com and choose option #2. Then select from one of four volunteer opportunities. Or sign-up at church Sunday mornings, a list will be passed during services. For more info. contact Enoch Carlton via the church office..

 

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.


SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Mark your calendar & plan to attend!

St. John’s will hold a special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 5, 2019, after the second service. We will be voting on funding for the new technology at St. John’s facilities, including the Church and the Education Building. We encourage all voting members to attend this important meeting!

 

ALTAR GUILD

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 office if you have any questions.


UPDATES ON THE CHURCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY AND OUR NEW IN-HOUSE DIRECTORY

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 promised.

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 EASIER!!!

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.  Thank You.
 
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 act. Will 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 them.

In Gratitude,

Daniel Speckhard
President & CEO
Lutheran World Relief
Mail donations to:
Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore, MD 21297-1061
 

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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.  If 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.

 

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! Thank you!

If you have moved or have a new phone number or new email address, please let Brenda know in the church office.

 

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51161 Maria Street
New Baltimore MI 48047

586-725-6801

Tues - Thurs.:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

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