SAINT JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH STAFF

SAINT JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH STAFF
Senior Pastor: Rev. E. Jon Benson ([email protected])
Children, Youth & Family Pastor: Rev. Shannyn Fuerst (PastorShan[email protected])
Parish Ministry Coordinator: Patricia S. Minchin
Sudanese Ministry Leader: James Rut ([email protected])
Chancel / Bell Choir Director: Eric Wyler ([email protected])
Pianist/Organist: Joan Ebersold
Choir On Fire Director: Tracy Frush
Nursery Attendant: Susan Stellish
Children’s Hour Director: Judith Devereaux
Missionaries: Rev. Jeff VonWald and Julie Rossati
Stephen Minister Leaders: Mary Lou Hansen (322-7248), Alan Meilike (328-1671) Pastor Jon Benson (323-7173)
Office Manager: Terri Damgaard ([email protected])
The Caller Editor: Marietta Nelson-Bittle ([email protected])
Custodian: Debbie Baird
Church 712-323-7173 ~ Fax 712-323-7174 ~ Warmline: 712-328-8898
Email: [email protected] ~ Website: www.SaintJohnELCA.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaintJohnCouncilBluffs ~ Twitter: ConnectatSJLC
LEADING IN WORSHIP ON MAY 10 & 11, 2014
Ushers
Lectors
Greeters
Acolytes
5:30 p.m.
Bob Hansen, Sue Mize
Bob Hansen
Alayna Murphy
ALTAR FLOWERS – With thanksgiving for and in
memory of the lives of Joan Kropp and Mary Kathryn
Hegarty, flowers are given by Noel Kropp; Sarah and
Byron Almen; Jennifer Kropp and Therese Hegarty.
PEOPLE WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR: Tracy
Doebelin, Kaye Boyer, Gloria Wellendorf, John Burdick,
Jodi Ryan, Tricia Myre, Nancy Taylor, Kathleen Pankow,
Shawn Taylor, Jeanna Steppuhn, Rosemary Hanslip,
Janet Walbridge, Megan Michael, Frank Kraft, Debbie
Drustrup, Bonnie Fuerst, Pola Peters, Wanda Norris, Ed
Ebersold, Tom Gilbert, Randy Driver
HOSPITALIZED:
Jennie Ed. – Ed Ebersold
Bergan Mercy – Debbie Drustrup
SYMPATHY to the families of
Jean Petersen, sister of Helen Baker, who passed away
on May 6.
Doug Miller, cousin of Randy Roenfeld.
Leah Schaben, niece of Nancy Dorris.
BAPTISM at the 11:00 service
Brady David Hansen, son of Leslie and Brent Hansen
and brother of Korie.
NAME TAG SUNDAY - Name Tags are available on the
second Sunday of each month to help worshipers meet
and greet one another. Names can be difficult to
remember and name tags help us learn names and
invite us to get to know one another.
8:30 a.m.
Tim Chew Crew
Patricia Minchin
Jan Andersen, Marie Neal
David Craighill
Paytyn Bernhards, Sydney Frush
11:00 a.m.
Roy Adams Crew
Ann Vorthmann
Bergan Fox, Alysen Hansen
ONE SERVICE ON SUNDAYS – Beginning on May 25
there will be one service at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.
PARTY AT PIZZA RANCH to celebrate Quidam’s return
to Council Bluffs on Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Please sign up at the Holy Grounds Coffee Bar if you will
be attending. Everyone is welcome but space is limited.
"Kids ROCK! Faith, Prayer, and Big Hair!" VBS
June 15-19, 5:00 – 8:00p.m. Vacation Bible School will
be here soon! Registration forms are now available in
the office and on line. All children ages 3 years through
entering 6th grade are welcome! Please invite friends,
family, and neighbors. Registration is due by June 8th.
Volunteer forms are available for anyone willing to help.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION BLESSING, May 18,
8:30am. The blessing for the high school graduates will
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on Sunday May 18 at the 8:30am worship service.
There will be a cake reception following the service to
congratulate our seniors.
The third annual SAINT JOHN LUTHERAN QUILTS
AND MORE SILENT AUCTION is coming! Look for it in
late September. This event helps support our youth
summer at camp and the high school trip. Now is the
time to consider making something to contribute to this
event!!! Besides quilts, other handmade fabric items
(e.g., aprons, purses, tote bags...) have been popular.
Further details forthcoming.
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE will not meet in May. The
next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on June 10.
CHILDRENS SQUARE USA - Looking for Summer
Volunteers. We are scheduling our summer Bible Study
lessons and are wondering if you would be interested in
joining us as a teacher. Our summer schedule for bible
study is 6 lessons focusing on Forgiveness, Parables
and Being a Child of God. We will meet on Thursday
evenings, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., June 19 & 26 and July 10,
17, 24 and 31. Please call me if you have more
questions! Thanks for your consideration, Lisa Milbrath
(712-325-5869)
STEPHEN MINISTRIES - Do you, a family member, or
someone you know have a need or a care? If so,
contact Pastor Benson (323-7173) Mary Lou Hansen
(322-7248) or Alan Meilike (328-1671) and a Stephen
Minister will be assigned to you. Please note that all
communications are always CONFIDENTIAL.
Last Week’s Attendance:
Saturday, May 3
56
Sunday, May 4, 8:30
113
11:00 153
322
BETHANY PIANO FUND UPDATE: We’re half-way
there!! The Baby Grand Piano in the Worship Center at
Bethany has served many individuals over the years and
is needing to be replaced. The cost to replace it with a
trade-in is $8,800. We want to thank those “Piano
Partners” who have already contributed towards the new
piano. It’s not too late for others to be a part of the
project. To contribute, please send your donation to
Bethany Lutheran Home Piano Fund, 7 Elliott Street,
Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Please mark your contribution
“Piano Fund” or contact Diane Carlon at 712-328-5451.
Thank you for bringing music to our ears once again.
SAINT JOHN WARMLINE 328-8898 – A daily recorded
message of encouragement. Have YOU called it lately?
From the Finance Committee:
Last week’s regular offering was $11,024.
Year-to-date offering is $140,470.
SAINT JOHN CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SATURDAY, MAY 10
5:30 p.m.
Worship
7:00 p.m.
Good Time Group
SUNDAY, MAY 11
8:30 a.m.
Worship
9:45 a.m.
SJ-101 (New Member Class)
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
9:45 a.m.
Coffee Hour
11:00 a.m.
Worship
Baptism- Brady David Hansen
12:30 p.m.
Sudanese Worship
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
9:00 a.m.
Adult Study
6:00 p.m.
VBS Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Bell Choir
7:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir
THURSDAY, MAY 15 - June Caller Deadline
9:00 a.m.
Life Group
11:30 a.m.
Men’s Club Lunch
5:00 p.m.
Police Memorial Service
6:30 p.m.
Stephen Ministers Meeting
MONDAY, MAY 12
9:00 a.m.
STARS ChristCare
7:00 p.m.
Seekers ChristCare
SATURDAY, MAY 17
3:00 p.m.
Wedding – Robin Beckendorf & James Reber
5:30 p.m.
Worship with Communion
7:00 p.m.
Good Time Group
TUESDAY, MAY 13
9:00 a.m.
Golden Oldies +3 ChristCare
9:30 a.m.
Esther Group
1:00 p.m.
Prayer Shawl
4:30 p.m.
Finance Committee
5:00 p.m.
Executive Committee
7:00 p.m.
Property Committee
6:00 p.m.
Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m.
Praise Team
SUNDAY, MAY 18
8:30 a.m.
Worship with Communion
Senior Blessing
9:45 a.m.
SJ-101 (New Member Class)
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
9:45 a.m.
Coffee Hour
11:00 a.m.
Worship with Communion
12:30 p.m.
Sudanese Worship
4:00 p.m.
HS Mission Trip Planning
LEADING IN WORSHIP ON MAY 17 & 18, 2014
Ushers
Lectors
Communion Assistants
Greeters
Acolytes
5:30 p.m.
Bob Hansen, Sue Mize
Sue Mize
Sally McKnight
Savannah Campbell
Next week’s readings: Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
8:30 a.m.
Tim Chew Crew
Sarah Hamling
Debbie & Jeff Hamling
Jan Andersen, Marie Neal
David Craighill
Paige Messenger, Paige Ruzicka
Hayley Hartman, Mason Lucy
11:00 a.m.
Roy Adams Crew
Marlys Lien
Marlys & Paul Lien
Lois Biggs, Shelley Graham
Caroline Bittle, Kala Bramman
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