Birthdays and Anniversaries this week:
Cloud of Witnesses: This week, we remember Ruby Fendrick 9/18/24-9/14/03, mother of Rick Fendrick.
Holiday Fair Sign-up sheets are out in fellowship hall. Sign-up today!!! (Stay tuned for more HF stuff to hit the website)
Fun Fall Bonfire Service: tonight at 6:30pm, bring your lawn chair and join us on the west lawn for hotdogs, s’mores, and evening prayer around the fire! Cohosted by Worship & Music and Evangelism & Social Ministry.
Training Disciples returns this Weds and next Weds, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 — at 6pm (note the time change!). We’ll be digging into Gifts of the Spirit — please join us for a good meal and a good conversation!
Thursday, September 29th Finance & Stewardship Team will meet at 5:00p.m.
God’s Work, Our Hands: Following worship next Sunday, October 2, please stick around to help us stuff and pack backpacks for our God’s Work, Our Hands project!
Blessing of the Animals will be at 6pm on Tuesday, October 4; this will be a short service on the east side of the church, in front of the main entrance. Bring your favorite critter(s) to be blessed as we celebrate these gifts of God’s creation! (There may even be an appearance by the pastoral cats!)
Pastor Day will be taking some vacation time October 6-11. There will still be worship on Sunday, October 9. In case of emergency, Pr. Day will be reachable by cell phone. For anything else, please talk with a council member or send Pr. Day an email.
Cloud of Witnesses: As Pastor Day wrote in her September newsletter article, this is a new project dreamed up by the Worship and Music ministry team — an opportunity to remember the saints in our own great cloud of witnesses and tell their stories. For more info, please check out the September newsletter and the binder in the narthex — and be sure to add your own saints! Click here to access the online form for adding your own saints.
Have you ever thought about serving during worship? We are always looking for more people to be worship assistants. Every week, we need folks to be greeters and ushers and communion assistants and readers and slideshow-runners. Anyone may serve in any one of these roles — there are no special qualifications and each has a set of instructions already written up for you. If you’re willing to help, or curious to learn more, please chat with Pastor Day or a member of council or someone else you already see serving in that role to find out how you can deepen your participation in our shared worship life.
The Christian Education team is rolling out a survey to try and see how we can increase participation in our programming, as well as ways we might be able to improve and better adapt to what people are looking for. This survey is available on paper and online; please fill it out and return it as soon as you can. Thank you!!
Got a prayer request? We’d love to hear it! Please click here to let us know: How can we pray for you?
In Our Prayers
Members: Dillon Swanson, D. Wallingford, Pauline Huber, Janet Meyer, Lemay Anderson, Betty Herde, & Gail Fickle.
Friends: Mackenzie Kluck, Sharon Zimmerman(Lori Benesch’s mother), Rosemary Plummer(Randy Plummer’s mom), Alayna Bohaty, Jane Bleil(Ryan Callahans Aunt), Jim Schwalenberg, Dale Kaven, Michael Appleton(father-in-law of Haylie(Swanson)Appleton), Gerald Herzinger(Cindy Plummer’s father), Jeanette Burnett, Scott Wallingford, Julie Houfek, Anna Stuehmer, Lana Hoover, Richard Neuhaus, Sharon Sobota(Doris Anns cousin), Nathan Harding(Crystal Callahan’s cousin), Wendy Eynetich(Ryan Callahan’s sister), Claudia Lanuza & family. Family & Friends of Jason Ratzlaff.
If you wish a card be sent from St. John’s congregation to these persons, give Gail Fickle their name and address personally or leave it in her mailbox at church — or if you’re joining us online, please contact Pastor Day.