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A Message from PADS Homeless Shelter

Dear Friends of Pads, It seems like just yesterday my time began here at the PADS shelter, 12 years ago I started, and we have come a long way and helped hundreds of people. I wish I could say that this is my accomplishment, but it’s not just my accomplishment but all of you as […]

October Special Offerings

The special offerings for the month of October have been designated by the Congregation Council to be donated to the LSSI Holiday Hope Chest. Typically, we are provided with the wish list of a child being served by LSSI and purchase gifts from that list to be given at Christmas. Depending on the available funds, […]

All Saints Breakfast

Hosted by Adam’s Rib on November 5th immediately following worship in the fellowship hall. Donations support the Riverview Haven Self Help Ladies. Serving biscuits and gravy, egg bakes, muffins, sweet treats, coffee, apple cider and orange juice. All are welcome! A Thrivent Action Card is assisting with this event.

Upcoming Dates to Note

October 15-Budget Hearing, following serviceOctober 29-Annual Congregational Meeting, following service

Policy Updates

At the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, the Congregation Council has approved updates to five policies over the course of several months. Most of the updates were necessary due to the elimination of the treasurer’s position in our congregation. This also completes the required biennial review of the complete St. John’s Policy Manual. The updated […]

Moving Beyond the Page

Join us for faith, fellowship, and book study on October 12th and 26th at 6:30 pm in the church library. We’ll be discussing Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? by Timothy Keller. Copies will be available upon request. Please speak with Pastor Jacob.

Trunk or Treat

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 31. It’s time once again for Trunk-or-Treat at St. John’s! You’re once again invited to decorate the trunk of your car, truck bed, or back of SUV and hand out candy and other goodies to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. You will not be required to stay the entire time; […]

Building Community…Piece by Piece

St. John’s is participating in an opportunity for community building and fellowship! Stop by Monday through Friday during normal church office hours or on Sundays before or after worship and help complete the puzzle in the church library. When we work together, all the pieces come together.

Altar Flowers

We have recently had questions concerning altar flowers. Many of our members choose to designate altar flowers in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one. Arrangements and payment for the arrangement are made by the donor. Liners for the oblong brass vase and the two tall brass vases are available for the […]

Worship Live Streaming

Please share with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors etc. the following options available to watch or listen to weekly worship with St. John, St. Paul, or Immanuel. St. John’s Lutheran Church is where you can find the livestream every Sunday. There will also be links on the St. John’s website ( and on the Facebook […]

Kroger Rewards

St. John’s is a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can earn rewards for the St. John’s Building Fund every time you use it. Just about everything you purchase qualifies, with the exception of alcohol, tobacco, and postage stamps. There is no cost to participate […]

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