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April 2015
St. John’s Lutheran Church
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Pastor’s Column
The celebration of the resurrection is,
perhaps, the greatest celebration in the life of
the church. So great is this celebration, that it
actually requires two seasons or thirteen
weeks (Fourteen if you count Holy Week). The
season of Lent is, among other things, a
season to prepare us for the celebration of
Easter. That is one of the reasons why it looks
so different. An example of this is seen in the
communion liturgy during Lent. The request
made of God in the proper preface is that our
keeping of Lent would assist us in keeping the
Paschal feast (Easter feast) in sincerity and
truth. The Easter season itself is seven weeks
long. Why all this time? Because Easter is
such a big deal. It is more than the one day on
the calendar. It is really a perspective on life. It
is a perspective that demonstrates God’s
activity and great power in our lives and world.
It is a perspective that gives us hope, always.
Now it is true that each Sunday of the year is
to be considered an Easter celebration.
However, during this season of the church
year, our focus on these things is intensified.
Now, you can’t fully appreciate what Easter is,
unless you first understand why it is needed.
We are sinful people who are unable to save
ourselves. There is nothing that we can do to
earn or merit our own salvation. The wages of
sin is death and that is exactly what sin
deserves. This means that sinners deserve to
be separated from God for all eternity. This is
not a terribly happy prospect, but it forces us
to see the seriousness of the situation.
Yet, this is not the state in which God leaves
us. Instead, he becomes one of us. Fulfills the
requirements of the law in our place. He pays
the price for all of our sins. In rising from the
dead, he defeats the last greatest enemy of
the human race; death.
Because Jesus is risen from the dead, that
means that the price for our sins has been
accepted. It would not be inaccurate to think of
his resurrection as a receipt. Because Jesus is
risen from the dead, all who belong to him will
not die forever. Sure, our bodies may die. But,
because Jesus is risen from the dead, that
death is only temporary. When Jesus comes
back, death will die. Death will give up all it
has claimed and we will live forever with our
God. How do we know this is true? Because
Jesus is risen from the dead. No wonder we
shout and proclaim, “Alleluia;” which such
great fervor.
Easter means for us that our God is victorious,
and that because he is victorious, we too will
be victorious over the power of sin, death, and
the devil. Easter means that there is always,
always hope no matter what life throws at us.
Easter is a sign that the promise God made
way back in the garden of Eden after Adam
and Eve disobeyed God, has been kept.
Forgiveness, life, and salvation are ours
because of Jesus. Easter is the kept promise
that God made to Abram when God told
Abram that through his descendents, all the
nations of the earth would be blessed. That
blessing is none other than the forgiveness,
life, and salvation that have been won for us
by our RISEN Lord.
Easter is by far the best and greatest of the
seasons. I pray that this season will be a great
time of hope, joy, and celebration for you. May
God continue to work through his Word and
Sacraments in our lives to deepen our
understanding living out of this great season.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Alleluia!
Love,
Pastor CJ
April 2015
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Letter from the president
Announcements
Worship Notes
Living Easter: This series
looks at the impacts of
Easter in the lives of
God’s people. We will be
focusing on the texts from
the book of Acts in the
Easter season. As we see
what Easter meant from
them and the ways it
impacted their lives, we
learn what it means for us
and how it impacts our
lives as well.
Adult Bible Study
The Gospel According
to St. John: This study
will take us through
John’s gospel. Some
of the most beloved
scripture texts are
contained in this book.
Come, study, and learn
about our savior Jesus
and all he has done for
us.
General Notes
Catechism Instruction: It is never too late to participate. Catechism instruction takes place on
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:00. Confirmation is open to fifth graders and up. If you have
questions, or would like more information please see Pastor CJ.
Middle School/ High School Bible Study: All middle school and high school students are
invited to join Pastor CJ for a Bible study on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00. In our time
together we will be studying books of the Bible, what Lutherans believe, why our faith is relevant
today, how to live out your faith, and other topics that are of importance and interest. All
students grades five through twelve are welcome to participate.
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Early Learning Center News
M A RY W I L L I A M S , D I R E C TO R
Bear-able Gifts Project
Well we did it!!
We exceeded our
goal of enough
money for 160
“Teddy Bears” for
the Children’s
Cancer Recovery
Foundation’s
Bear-able Gifts
program. Our
grand total is just
over $900!
Thank you to all
that helped to
contribute to our
goal!
Enrollment
Enrollment continues for the
2015/2016 school year. Some of
the classes are filling up so if you
know anyone that is interested in
enrolling their child, please call the
office at 734-1211 soon!
Summer Camp
Plans for the 2015 E.L.C. Summer Camp are
under way. This year’s 10 week camp will be
packed with fun. Each week the children will
have fun with a different author in the mornings
and learning about science in the afternoons.
The summer camp program directors Ms.
Mallory Mason and Ms. Raven Armiger are
excited about the plans and are looking forward
to a fun filled summer. If you are interested in
The children
sending your child to camp please call the
finished up the
project with a fun office at 734-1211.
filled week of
Favorite Disney/ Important Visitors
Please keep us in our prayers, as we have
Cartoon
several important visitors this month. We will
Character Day, Sports Team day, Crazy Hair
Day, Pj Day and tossing shaving cream “game have our annual licensing review on Monday,
April 13. The accreditation team will be visiting
pieces” onto the targets Ms. Mary wore. We
us Wednesday, April 15-Friday, April 17.
had a blast!
April 2015
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APRIL 2015
Friday April 3rd YOUTH GROUP! Church basement 6:00 pm—9:30 pm
Sunday April 5th (Easter Sunday) PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Youth arrive @ 8:15 am Breakfast 9:00—10:00 AM
Friday April 17th YOUTH GROUP Church basement 6:00 pm—9:30 pm
Important– The Mystery Dinner planned for the end of March is being
rescheduled for a date in June.
There are some youth who
occasionally need rides to the
church for Youth group evenings.
Usually the leaders are scrambling
to get out of work to be there on
time .. and don’t have the extra time
to round up these kids (who so
desperately want to be with us) If
you might be interested and
available on the first and / or third
Friday, please contact Sharon or
Don Petersen
St. John’s Youth Group is open to all youth in grades
5-12th. We offer a wide variety of activities that are fun
for all!!
Youth Group gatherings are on the first and third Fridays
of the month from 6-9:30pm. Dinner is served at each
gathering and is free. Jesus is always present through
fellowship, games, discussions, and lessons. If you have
any questions you may contact Sharon Petersen at
[email protected] You can also find our FB
connection through our website www.stjohnsdover.com
St. John’s Youth Group
participated in World Vision’s
30 Hour Famine. We had 16
youth and 8 adults participate. We had
a blast, with games and activities…
Helped the homeless shelter with
cleaning and sorting their food pantry &
freezer. And most importantly we
raised almost $1,300 !! That is enough
to feed and care for 37 children for a
whole month! THANK YOU to all who
supported us through this event with
your prayers and financial support.
AND a extra thank you to Mr. Price for
cooking our break-fast spaghetti.
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What’s Happening?!
F RO M T H E O F F I C E O F D R . D I NA C A RO L V E N D ET T I , P R I N C I PA L
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as
yourself.” Luke 10:27
“And who is my neighbor?” The question was
posed by a young lawyer who was just trying to
get it right. At first glance, the question seems
pretty fundamental, but after really thinking about
it, it’s a thought provoking question! Who is my
neighbor? Do you know your neighbors? When I
was a kid, we lived in the best neighborhood in the
whole world. My life at that time was all about the
neighbors: the neighbor kids, the neighbor kids’
parents, the neighbors’ yards, bike riding, trick or
treating, catching lightning bugs, sleep overs…
We knew everything about each other. We talked
about TV shows and rules and religion. We
played together, did chores together, got in trouble
together… And so did our parents! Today, we live
in a very different time. Many of us get up in the
morning, get ready for work, get in the car, drive
out of the garage (sometimes in the dark), and
leave the neighborhood – we often come home
the same way: drive into the garage, put down the
door, go in the house. We can go days at a time
without ever seeing a neighbor, and weeks
without speaking to one. I have learned, over the
years, that the people in my neighborhood who
know each other are either people who walk in the
neighborhood or people who cut their own grass.
I spend a lot of time in my yard and I walk, so I
know many of my neighbors – but in talking to
them, I have discovered that most of them don’t
know each other!
To complicate matters further, it seems that
when Jesus talks about our neighbors, He doesn’t
just mean the people who live near us… we have
neighbors at work, at the gym, in our families, and
anywhere else we hang out. If you’re looking for
an eye-opening answer to the question “who is my
neighbor?”, you should ask the kids at St. John’s
School. They have a wonderful grasp on the idea
of who our neighbors are – their
answers are not only insightful, they
are global! For the past several
weeks, we have been working hard to raise
money to help build a school in Uganda. We have
talked about the children there, we have gathered
an amazing amount of money, and we have
earnestly prayed for our brothers and sisters living
in that place. One student collected money at her
birthday party, three or four kids made speeches
at their churches, many children did extra chores,
one little Pre K girl broke open her piggy bank and
emptied the contents into our collection. This
project means a lot to them. Their response to
Jesus’ question is pretty remarkable. Chances
are good that our kids will never go to Uganda –
they will probably never meet the children who
eventually attend the school there. But if you ask
our students the question “Who is your
neighbor?”, they will certainly answer “the children
of Uganda.”
Our God is so awesome. He calls all of us
in different ways to be part of His mission in the
world. He equips us to do things that are far
bigger than we are. He fills us with His power.
And He allows us to experience what it’s like to
love our neighbors… whoever they are and
wherever they live. Could He accomplish His
plans without us? Yes. Does He need us to be
on His side so that the work will get done? No.
But He graciously gives us the gift of neighbors
and the opportunity to serve them because of how
good it will be for us! And as He uses us to touch
our neighbors, they will begin to touch their
neighbors, and God’s love will abound and His
kingdom will grow. God constantly places us in a
win – win – win – win – win situation! How cool is
that?!
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Here’s What’s Happening!
1. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, and
check check check check checks!!!!!! We are
collecting money this year for our special project
– we are helping to build a school in Uganda! J
At this writing, we have collected almost $7,500 –
and the number is still climbing. We are so overwhelmed by the gracious generosity of all who
have support this cause. How cool for our neighbors, the children of Uganda!
2. Easter Break will begin at noon on Thursday,
April 2nd. Classes will resume on Monday, April
13th.
3. We are now (already!) in the fourth quarter of the
school year – this incredible year has just flown
by! This quarter will be another busy one for us
at the school – the auction, achievement testing,
field day, field trips, art & science fair, Spring
play, graduations, etc. Fasten your seatbelts –
this 15th anniversary year is coming to a quick
and happy close!!!
4. Our annual Spring Event – a combination of the
Spring play and the Art & Science Fair – will be
held on Thursday evening, May 7th. This event
was originally scheduled for May 15th, but had to
be changed due to the District Convention.
Please note the change. ALL ARE INVITED!!!
5. Members of the staff and the school board are
working hard, using the findings of the accreditation team, to develop and implement some short
and long range plans for our school ministry.
This is very exciting work and a very exciting
time! Please keep this process in your prayers.
6. It is re-enrollment time at St. John’s!!! Please
continue to spread the good word about our
school to your friends and family members. Informational materials are ready at the school office. Let’s fill our building and provide as many
children as possible with the opportunity to fall in
love with Jesus!
7. Prayer Requests: Prayers of thanks for the
amazing things that our students and children
learn from each other every day, prayers of
thanks for our parents who so faithfully volunteer
at our school, prayers of thanks for a successful
effort to raise funds for our Uganda School project, prayers that this time of enrollment for next
year will yield lots and lots of kids, and thanks for
our many, many blessings!
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St. John’s Lutheran Church
Stephen Ministry
This is going to be a busier than usual
month for the Stephen Ministry team. On April 1
(and this is not an April Fool's joke), as part of
our continuing education module, we are going
to tour Kent General Hospital. Chaplain Blake
Bowers who is the chaplain for the hospital, has
graciously agreed to not only give us a "behind
the scenes" tour, but also answer questions
about specific needs of hospital care receivers.
This will help us to hone our skills, while improving lay Christian quality care to our care receivers. While we generally meet with a care receiver for up to one hour a week, different rules
would apply if he/she is in the hospital. The advice that we'll receive from Chaplain Bowers
should be priceless and we're looking forward to
this tour.
Also, as you may or may not be aware, on
April 12 at 5 p.m. in the church basement, our
Stephen Ministry team is sponsoring a Potluck
dinner. After the dinner, we'll present a video on
a health care directive called "Five Wishes" and
give you a free copy. Five Wishes was written
by a man named Jim Touey. Mr. Touey served
as legal counsel for Mother Teresa for 12 years.
He then worked in a Washington D.C. Hospice
talking to terminally ill patients. Mr. Touey asked
them what they would like their families to know
about end of life care. He compiled their answers into five categories; hence the name of
Five Wishes. You should also know that the
form is simple and easy to use. Each wish is
clearly spelled out-you just cross out or circle
what you agree or disagree, although there is
also space for you to write if you would like to
add something.
The first two wishes are what is in every
living will (who you want to make decisions
should you go into a coma or can't speak for any
reason), but it's the next three that
make Five Wishes a unique. These
3 wishes encompass emotional
wishes (whether or not you want
Christian music playing in the background, if you want pain management, or any special requests for your comfort).
Wish 5 is especially important. It reads "What I
want my loved ones to know". This is the place
for you to spell out favorite Bible passages,
hymns and to plan for a funeral or memorial service.
One final point I'd like to make is that this
is a legal document that is recognized in 42
states. It is for anyone who is 18 and older. Remember that anything can happen to anyone at
anytime. You shouldn't wait until you are in a crisis or hospital to fill out a living will. It's important
to have a living will and equally important that
you fill it out when you're calm. This particular
living will is pastor endorsed. Pastors have
shared that there are cases where families just
don't know what a relative wants in his/her funeral. This would be the time to fill out exactly what
you want. Do yourselves and your families a favor and come to this. We're asking that you
bring either a meal for 4, something to drink or a
dessert. In return, we'll provide peace of mind by
giving you a free Five Wishes Directive. We'll also provide free babysitting. Just fill out the sheet
in the Sunday bulletin so we'll have a Five Wishes copy available for you. It will be one of the
best few hours that you spend in church.
Stephen Ministry cares about you. That is
why we continue to study through continuing education. It's also why we provide ways to help
you with life problems. That is also why we hope
you'll come to this important workshop/dinner.
Hope to see you there.
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Vacation Bible School
St. John’s has set a date for VBS 2015!!!
Please mark your calendars for August 11-13, 5-7:30pm
Registration forms are available in the church office.
For more information please email Mary Lou Jackson at
[email protected]
WE NEED YOU!!
We need volunteers to register to be station leaders, crew leaders, set-up, cleanup, and food providers! In an effort to provide proper training, we are getting a head
start! Please contact the church office for
For those of you that wish to help by providing
supplies, please refer to this partial list of gear.
Play dough jars
Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
Milk Jugs (gallon and half gallon)
Wax paper
100 pack of cardstock of each color
(purple, green, blue, yellow, orange, red)
Large packing Styrofoam
Large cardboard and poster board
Light blue and white plastic table cloths
Glow Sticks and flicker lights
Paper towels
Fabric scraps and string
Washable paint—1 gallon of each color
(purple, green, blue, yellow, orange, red)
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LWML
Our Group: Our Quarterly Mite Offering is
scheduled for Sunday, April 19th during both
services. Immediately following second
service, we will join in the regularly scheduled
Fellowship Luncheon. After lunch please
plan to break away for a brief business
meeting in order to cover several pending
matters. The special activity will be as follows.
Five Baskets for SJCS Auction: We are
excited to report that Shirley Judd has
received a $250 grant from Thrivent to be
used toward preparing five theme baskets for
the St. John’s Lutheran School Dinner and
Auction on April 25th. Each basket has been
“adopted” by an LWML member and items
purchased. Arranging the baskets will be a
group activity following our meeting with a
special photo op wearing Thrivent T-shirts to
be sent with for their records.
Zone Activities: It is not too late to register to
attend the upcoming overnight Retreat at the
Virdin Center in Lewes sponsored by the
LWML of Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, on
April 24-25. Bring a friend or family member
and join with other Sisters-in-Christ in pulling
aside for a time of sharing in
Bible Study, fun, relaxation, and
delicious meals prepared for you
by the chef at the center. It
begins Friday evening and ends
at 3 pm on Saturday so you can
be home in time for the auction. There is
information and a signup sheet in the Narthex.
Contact Sandy Nickerson for more info @ 735
-9635.
District and National Dates to Remember:
National Convention in Des Moines, Iowa on
June 25-28. Theme - “Bountiful!
Sow*Nourish*Reap” based on 2 Corinthians
9:8. Reservations - Make Now.
District Christian Life Retreat in Ocean City,
MD on Oct. 31-Nov. 2, at Carousel Resort
Hotel - Leaders: Dina Vendetti and Jan Struck
– Theme: “Be Strong and Courageous: Life In
Mission” based Joshua 1:9. You don’t want to
miss this. Reservation info- to follow later in
the August issue of the district newsletter,
“The Breeze” (formerly known as “The Mite
Brigade”).
Save the date
St. John’s Lutheran School Annual Dinner and Auction
April 25, 2015
5-9 PM, Dover Elks Lodge
For more information contact Robbi Duke
by cell (302)363-4653 or e-mail
[email protected]
April 2015
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WITNESS TRAINING WORKSHOP
THE MISSION LEADERSHIP BOARD WOULD LIKE TO HOLD A SECOND WITNESS TRAINING
WORKSHIP. THE WORKSHOP LAST SPRING WAS WELL RECEIVED AND MANY THOUGHT IT
WOULD BE GOOD TO HOLD A FOLLOW UP WORKSHOP. THIS WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS ON THE
DIFFERENT STYLES OF FAITH SHARING AND TO HELP YOU FIND THE STYLE THAT FITS YOUR
PERSONALITY.
GOD’S LOVE IS MEANT TO BE SHARED AND IT IS TIME TO TELL YOUR STORY, THE STORY OF
JESUS AT WORK IN YOUR LIFE. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL THAT STORY TO?
If you don’t tell them who will?
So mark your Calendar Now
WITNESS TRAINING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY April 18, 2015, 10am—2pm
THRIVENT LUNCHEON
MEET MARSHALL STEINMANN, OUR TRIVENT REPRESENTATIVE
The Thrivent advocates of St. John’s are sponsoring a “Pizza and Salad Lunch” so our members can meet Marshall Steinmann, our new Thrivent Representative. This is not a sales
meeting, just a wonderful opportunity for an informative and social time. Marshall will explain
some of the new Thrivent Financial programs and revisit some of the member benefits as
well as answer any questions we might have. We will also learn more about the new
Thrivent Action Team program. (See the news article below.)
WHEN:
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church - Church Basement
WHO:
Thrivent members and other folks who are interested in learning more
To help us plan for the lunch and gathering, please indicate on the church bulletin “interest
form” that you plan to attend, or contact Nancy Hazzard at 697-9661 [email protected]
Take Action on a Cause You Care About
Here’s a new exciting benefit of membership that can help you take action – help others be wise with
money and live generously. It is called a Thrivent Action Team. It’s Thrivent’s way of helping you support the causes you are passionate about and strengthen your community.
Getting started is fun and easy:
Identify an unmet need in your community that you are passionate about. Your project should bring
people together for a one-time fundraiser, service activity or educational event that can be completed
within 90 days.
• As a team leader, you will invite your friends, family and even community members to help.
• Apply online at Thrivent.com/actionteam.
• Once your idea is approved, watch your mail for the Thrivent Action Kit to arrive. It comes complete
with promotional signage, t-shirts and other resources to make your project a success. It even comes
with a Community Impact Card with $250 in seed money to help cover some of the project costs like
promotional, material and rental expenses.
•
It’s an exciting time when members like you help make a greater impact in the community.
Visit Thrivent.com/action team to learn more and apply.
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SCHOOL MINISTRY PRAYER SUPPORT
You have chosen the name of someone who is integral to our school
mission. THANK YOU FOR choosing a name for whom to pray. And
as we pray for one of the many missions here at St. John's; they and
the precious little children in their care are lifted up to our Lord and
Savior. The end of the school year is only two months away and is
very hectic. This is a perfect time to send fun notes/cards to
encourage these precious teachers of ours.
FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON
Happy Spring one and all! We all hope you all enjoyed your Easter
celebrations. We hope that you will all join us once again in fellowship
on Sunday, April 19 after late service. Hopefully by then our April
showers will have started to bring beautiful flowers! We look forward to
seeing you there. God's blessings on you all.
ST. JOHN’S MEN’S GROUP
Dear Friends
The next gathering of the St John’s Men’s Group will be Monday
April 20, 2015 at 7pm in the church basement.
This evening we will conclude our study of the book of Daniel.
Our study will be Chapter 11: 36-12:13 (Lesson 12 of the study guide).
Daniels vision concludes with a description of days to come and man’s
attempt to fight God. Meanwhile God and his church continue toward
the ultimate fulfillment of his eternal plan. The angels of God speak to
Daniel. In Daniel Chapter 12 Daniel is reassured, “You shall rest and
shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.”
Daniel did not cave in to false teachers. He has set an example
for us both in his younger days and as he grew older. We can be
encouraged that even through the darkest times we can read and trust
God’s message for us: “Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God;
believe also in Me. …I go to prepare a place for you…I will come
again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you will be
also” (John 14:1).
Please bring your ideas for our next study. In addition to the
Bible study we will have a time for sharing, fellowship and prayer.
The men of St John’s are cordially invited to come. We hope
that you will consider attending our Bible Study.
Bring a friend!
See you there.
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Letter from the president
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
WE WILL NOT BE MEETING EVERY THURSDAY IN APRIL, MAY or
JUNE. Since there will be a MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE ON APRIL
2nd, WE WILL NOT HAVE BIBLE STUDY THAT DAY. THE REST OF THE
MEETING DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th, May
21st, June 4th & June 18th.
WE WILL THEN TAKE A BREAK UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
We meet in the church basement from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Please feel free to join us as we gather together to study God's Word. If
there are any questions please call Karen Murphy: 678-9207 Or email:
[email protected]
CAMERA CLUB
Spring is coming and a great time to get those pictures of blooming flowers
and leaves popping out on trees. Come to the Camera Club meeting the first
Monday of each month in the basement of the church at 7:00p.m. and join us
in sharing tricks and tips we have discovered that have made some our
pictures pretty interesting. To see a sample of some of our efforts check out
the link on the church's web page. You will find the Camera Club under the
Groups tab. In April we will meet on the 6th; the DVD lecture topic will be
Aperture and Depth of Field. Hope to see you then!
ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN
How can I help Orphan Grain Train in its mission to serve others? Your
generous contributions of material and money are always welcome, and a
very sincere "Thank You" goes out to you. Also, a special word of thanks goes
to the ladies of the Marydel Grange who have provided pillow case dresses
and shorts for shipments to those in need in tropical areas. A unique way you
can help OGT without committing material, money or sewing talent is give
OGT your old printer ink cartridges. OGT is able to recycle the cartridges at
Staples and get rewards money that is used to purchase item used at the
warehouse in Wilmington. With rewards money we have been able to
purchase shipping labels, printer ink, paper towels, toilet paper, and bottled
water. I will put a small box on the table in the narthex of the church which will
indicate where you can put your used ink cartridges. Thank you in advance.
Also, when you decide to volunteer at the warehouse in Wilmington,
use the following address in your GPS to help you easily find it: 1500
Vandever Ave. Wilmington, DE. We pack and sort on Wednesdays and
Fridays from 9:00 to 12:00. You can also give me (Roger Hazzard) a call at
home (302) 697-9661 or email me at [email protected] if you need
more information.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
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4/10
4/13
4/13
4/13
4/17
4/17
4/19
4/20
4/20
4/20
4/22
4/25
Linda Conrad
River Cordeiro
Richard Murphy
Jenna Misiewicz
Scott Brown
Kelly Reilly
Mervin Richard
Henry Gibson
Eric Reid
Michele Ramina
Madison Rothbart
Lauren Tucci
Emily Wiegert
Damion Barnes
Emma Massey
Charles Overmiller
Landon Sutherland
Rose Bryan
Colin Fairbanks
Terry Hesterman
Eli Small
Nancy Logan
Scott Mabrey
Kimberly Rivera
Gloria Paxton
Frank Ruff
James Duke
Ronald Howdershelt
Daniel Wood
Briana Boesenberg
4/25
4/25
4/26
4/26
4/26
4/26
4/27
4/27
4/27
4/28
4/28
4/29
4/29
4/29
4/30
Anniversaries
Bob & Lyn Benton
4/4
William & Betty Berlin
4/20
Jason & Kathy Walther
4/8
Kevin & Angie Phillipson
4/22
Arthur & Dottie Kringel
4/14
Rick & Karen Murphy
4/24
Service Assistant Schedule
Readers and Assistants: If you will not be able to serve as scheduled please call Ray Richter Ph:674-4248
Ushers: If you will not be able to serve as scheduled please call Donn Paulin, Ph:678-2340
Early Service
Usher
4/5 Hadley, Chuck
Reader
Barlow, Linda
Livingston, Phil
4/12 Jeff Weiss Starkie, Coralie
Allgor, Johnathan
4/19 Hadley, Chuck
Siok, Christine
Richter, Ray
Barlow, Richard
5/3 Hadley, Chuck
Livingston, Phil
Assistant
Barbara Impollonia
Barlow, Linda
Usher
Murphy, Rick
Driftmyer, Lois
Bliem, Barry
Hazzard, Roger
Benton, Bob
Siok, Stephan
Richter, Ray
4/26 Barlow, Linda
Late Service
Paulin, Betty
Driftmyer, Lois
Paulin, Donn
Hazzard, Roger
Strausbaugh, John
Nickerson, Sam
Strausbaugh, Pam
Driftmyer, Lois
Betley, Jean
Murphy, Rick
Bliem, Barry
Assistant
Stephens, Eric
Stephens, Elizabeth
Bryan, Rose
Benton,Lyn
Richter, Ray
Barbara Impollonia
Reader
Paulin, Donn
Strausbaugh, John
Messing, Kailyn
Betley, Jean
Petersen, Don
Brown, Cindy
Richter, Ken
Murphy, Rick
Betley, Jean
Stephens, Eric
Stephens, Elizabeth
April 2015
SUN
MON
8:00am—Early Service
9:15am—Adult Bible Study
9:15am—Sunday School
10:30am—Late Service
TUE
WED
1
9:00AM—OGT
5 EASTER
9:00AM—PANCAKE
BREAKFAST AND
EASTER EGG HUNT
6 EASTER BREAK! 7 EASTER BREAK! 8 EASTER BREAK!
7:00PM—
9:00AM—OGT
CAMERA CLUB
12
5:00PM—FIVE
WISHES WORKSHOP
13
7:00PM—MEN’S
GROUP
14
6:00PM—GIRL
SCOUTS
THU
FRI
SAT
2 MAUNDY
THURSDAY
3 GOOD FRIDAY
9:00AM—OGT
6:00PM—YOUTH
GROUP
9 EASTER BREAK!
3:00PM—
WOMEN’S BIBLE
STUDY
10 EASTER BREAK! 11
9:00AM—OGT
15
16
9:00AM—OGT
6:30PM—CATECHISM CLASS
7:00PM—MS/HS BIBLE
STUDY
4
17
9:00AM—OGT
6:00PM—YOUTH
GROUP
18
10:00AM—
WITNESS
WORKSHOP
24
9:00AM—OGT
25
5:00PM—
DINNER
AUCTION AT
ELKS
LODGE
1
9:00AM—OGT
6:00PM—YOUTH
GROUP
2
STEPHEN MINISTRY—
SUPERVISION AND
CONTINUED EDUCATION AT
WALKER ROAD
19
12:00PM—
FELLOWSHIP
LUNCHEON
1:00PM—LWML
GATHERING
20
7:00PM—MLB
MEETING
27
26
12:00PM—VBS MTG
3 9:00AM—PANCAKE
BREAKFAST
21
22
9:00AM—OGT
6:30PM—CATECHISM CLASS
7:00PM—MS/HS BIBLE
STUDY
28
6:00PM—GIRL
SCOUTS
30
29
9:00AM—OGT
6:30PM—CATECHISM CLASS
7:00PM—MS/HS BIBLE
STUDY
23
3:00PM—
WOMEN’S BIBLE
STUDY
April Readings
4/2 Holy (Maundy) Thursday
Exodus 24:3-11
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Mark 14:12-26
4/5 Easter Day
Isaiah 25:6-9
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Mark 16:1-8
4/19 Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:11-21
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36-49
4/3 Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42 or 19:17-30
4/12 Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:32-35
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31
4/26 Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:1-12
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18
THE MAST
The Mission of St. John’s Lutheran Church:
● Draw people into the body of Christ
● Nurture each other with love and support
● Serve Christ and others
Rev. Dr. Charles E. (CJ) Ransdell, Jr., Pastor
Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: (302) 734-7078
The ship is the symbol of St. John’s Lutheran Church. The symbol of the ship with a cross
on the sail represents the church. The word “nave” is derived from the Latin word meaning ship. As all in the ark of Noah were saved from the flood, so the ship of the church
carries people to salvation in Christ (1 Peter 3: 18-21). The eagle on the bow of the ship is
symbolic of St. John the Evangelist.
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
St. John’s Lutheran Church
113 Lotus Street
Dover DE 19901
DOVER, DELAWARE
PERMIT NO. 150
PAID
NON-PROFIT ORG.
U.S. POSTAGE
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