Church Newsletter: March 3, 2023

Lenten Worship - Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm.  This weeks focus on Cross Words will be "Behold Your Son...Behold Your Mother." John 19:26-27

Join us from 5pm-6:15pm for the Lenten Meal which will be provided by The Elders and they will be serving Italian food along with salad and garlic bread.

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.

Ladies, you are invited! - The Ladies Aid and Mission Society will meet on Thursday, March 9th, at 11:30, in the Commons. Assorted sandwiches will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Our speaker on Equine Therapy will explain how horses can be helpful in the treatment of some mental and physical health problems. Assorted sandwiches will be provided.  Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share.  Please join us!

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 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)

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.

2023 Men's Gathering - Join other men in Christian fellowship on April 13-16 at Lakeview Villages in Seymour, IN as Rev. Jonathan Fisk teaches us how to “Stop the White Noise” in our daily lives. You will come to understand the importance of praying the Psalms and why the Proverbs are a philosophy on which to build our lives. Get away and enjoy God’s great creation, eat like a king at our hog roast, join in good-natured brotherly competition and much more. Visit www.mensgathering.us for info and registration.

ST. JOHN FLOWER SALE - This year, instead of doing the Dance-A-Thon, or the Walk-A-Thon, we are doing an Annual Flower Fundraiser. All monies raised from the Flower Sale will go towards classroom and kitchen improvements for our school. We are excited to try this new endeavor and hope you will join us. All order forms with payment (one check made out to St. John) need to be turned into the office by Friday, March 24th. Click here to see the student order form. Click here for a copy of the flyer. Any questions, contact Heidi Mielke

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