News and Notices
COMMUNITY SERVING COMMUNITY
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
calendar & plan to attend!
St. John’s will hold a
special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 5, 2019
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!
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.
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
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.
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.