Church Newsletter: February 24, 2023

Lenten Worship 
Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm.  We will continue our focus on Cross Words and will focus on "You will be with Me in Paradise." Luke 23:43

Join us from 5pm-6:15pm for the Lenten Meal which will be provided by the Lunch & Learn Committee and they will be serving cold cut sandwiches. 

The Senior Pastor Call Committee met on Thursday, February 16, to initiate the process required by the Indiana District to call a senior pastor for St. John. The members of the committee include Chad Belschner, Doug Hoeferkamp, Jon Knoll, Sara Lemon, Jamie McCormick, Matt Mielke, Connie Waterman, and Pastor Watt. The committee will publish regular updates of the progress of their work.

Please complete the survey and submit any nominations by March 26. The survey and nomination form may be accessed electronically here:

Congregational Survey

Nomination Form

Hard copies of the documents are also available at the Welcome Center and may be submitted in the box located there. 

On February 25th, the Trustees are having a workday at St John. The Purpose of the work day is to work on items around the Church and School. Anyone is welcome to come and help out. Work day will start at 9:15am. Tools will be provided.
Please bring gloves as we may be moving some branches around.

Jr. Youth - will be meeting Sunday, Feb 26th from 6-8pm in the Commons. We will be playing games, fellowship and a small service project. Feel free to bring a small snack to share with everyone. We can’t wait to see you!

As our calling is to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to feed and clothe the needy, the St. John Mission Board is collecting your donations in support of Wheeler Mission of Indianapolis.

There is a “giving tree” in the commons with hearts on it naming an item needed. You can select one or more of these hearts to provide the item named and return your gift to the commons collection box.

We will be collecting items from Feb,11th through March 12th. The Mission Board will be delivering the gifts to Wheeler Mission the week of March 12th.

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matt. 25:40)

Lunch & Learn - Join us Thursday, March 2 at 11:00am. Camille Cox, Deaconess from Christ Lutheran Church and Deaf Ministries, will speak. Due to her responsibilities, she will need to begin her presentation earlier than usual while the lunch is being served. Cold cut sandwiches will be available and everyone is asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert. Also take note that the free will offering will be donated to these ministries since a Thrivent Grant is helping to support meal costs.

Faith and Family Night with Indy Fuel! March 17
Join your St. John family for an exciting night of Indy Fuel Hockey! 
Your discounted $17 ticket price includes their All You Can Eat special with unlimited hot dogs, burgers and popcorn, as well as the Slapshot Experience on the ice after the game, where you can take a shot on the goal! 
Please RSVP and pay in advance using THIS FORM.  Please make your reservation before March 10. 
If you are unable to access the form, please call the church office and we'll reserve your tickets! 

Contact Matthew Frick if you have any questions.   

Our St. John Summer Camp is returning. It is available for 4 year olds through completed 4th grades. One of the best things about our summer camp is the flexibility to meet your family's needs. Sign up for whatever days you want to and for what works best for your family. Click on this link to learn more. Click on this link to sign up.

Flat sheets are needed to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  The sheets need to be twin size or larger. Thank you in advance for your help.  Sheets can be dropped off in the office. 

St. John is looking for a qualified adult to aide in first grade Monday through Fridays from 7:45 to about 11:15. This person would work closely with Miss Huske to help the first grade class, primarily in the areas of reading and math. The position is open immediately with the option for next year. This is an hourly position with no benefits. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the school office.

YOU ARE INVITED to participate in a Voice of Care Respite and Companion Care workshop on February 25, 2023, hosted by St. John Lutheran Church in Indianapolis and made possible by a grant from The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Indiana District. The workshop, Set to Serve: Respite and Companion Care, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern) and will equip participants with the necessary techniques and skills for safe, effective caregiving and the confidence to offer respite and relief to families of people with special needs. Register by February 22. Suggested free will donation is $5. Participant guide and lunch are provided. Register or learn more at voiceofcare.org.

Saints on Stage to Present My Fair Lady

The most "loverly" musical of them all! Be transported by glorious music and cheer Elize on as she grabs her chance for reinvention, breaking barriers and changing the lives of Henry Higgins and everyone she meets along the way. Witty dialogue paired with a captivating score will create a memorable evening of live theatre entertainment that you won't want to miss! Performances will be February 24-26 at the Ruth Lilly Auditorium at Lutheran High School. 
Tickets are on sale NOW at lhsi.org

The 2022-2023 Saints on Stage season is generously presented by Meyer Financial Strategies, Dennis and Kathy Meyer.

VOICE OF CARE GATHERING - Saturday, March 4 at 5:45pm. Click here for more information. 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 15th.  We will have a Lenten Concert with the students from Racine Lutheran High School.  We will also need families to host students on Wednesday night.  If you can help, please contact Aaron Huesmann

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