Monday, August 29, 2011

8th Grade Confirmation Classes begin October 5th

Welcome to a new year of confirmation instruction at St. John’s! 8th grade classes begin Wednesday, Oct. 5th from 4-5 p.m. at the church. Students in this unit will need to bring their Bible, a writing utensil, and a spiral notebook to class each week. If your student needs a Bible, please let us know; we’ll be happy to provide one. Mark your calendars, 8th graders!

7th Grade Confirmation Classes Begin September 28th

10 Commandments class begins for all 7th grade students on September 28th! We meet at the church from 5-6 p.m. Athletes, please make sure you complete the necessary paperwork with your coaches so you are excused from practice on Wednesdays. Students need to bring their Bible, a writing utensil and a spiral notebook to class each week. If you need a Bible let us know! Please mark your family calendar with this date!

"Wanted by God: Pioneers!" RALLY DAY

RALLY DAY IS ON ITS WAY! Join the fun and help us get your new Sunday School year off to a GREAT START! Wear your jeans, your boots, your cowboy hat & kerchief on September 11th, and meet us in the church sanctuary at 9:45 a.m. for a WILD TIME in the OLD WEST! Rope a horse, hunt for outlaws and have your picture taken at the jail! Get in line at the chuckwagon for some chow and sarsaparilla! All families and friends of St. John's are WELCOME!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Norfolk Food Pantry

In support of the Norfolk Food Pantry, St. John's stocks the shelves and provides volunteers to help during September. All non-perishable items are welcome, including peanut butter, jelly, cereals, all pastas, mac & cheese, pancake mix, syrup, canned soups, fruits and vegetables. Paper items such as toilet paper are also needed. Garden produce will also be accepted. Please remember the volunteers and those benefitting from your donations in your prayers!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SUNDAY SCHOOL HELPERS NEEDED! Would you like an opportunity to change God’s world one child at a time? Catch the excitement and join our Sunday School staff! All our Team Leaders are in place for Sunday School, but we need your helping hands to fill out our teams for the Sept.-Dec. season--- 3 year olds/PreK needs at least 2 helpers; Kindergarten needs at least 3 helpers; Creativity Corner (1st-6th grade crafts & food) needs 1-2 helpers; Theology Theater (Bible movies & brain teasers) needs 2 helpers; and Community Life (Church and community projects done during the Sunday School hour) needs 2 helpers! We’d also like to have a Music & Prayer Site. If you’d like to lead this brand new team, or can help a team leader out, let us know! Contact Tracy at 402-371-1985, at or or find Tracy on Facebook. Hurry and claim your class—Rally Day is September 11th!

Pastoral Letter 08.21.2011

Click here to read Pastor Edgar's letter to St. John's.

Bulletin Announcements 08.21.2011

Click here to read Bulletin Announcements for August 21, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lawnchairs & The Lord

Join us for worship ON THE LAWN
Saturday, August 27
6 PM
Bring your lawnchair -- we'll bring the popcorn!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

6th Grade Confirmation Prayer Class!

Welcome to a new year of confirmation classes at St. John’s! 6th grade Prayer Class will be held from 4-5 p.m. beginning September 14th. Additional class dates are September 21st and 28th. “Share Your Prayer” Sunday will be held Oct. 2nd. All students should plan to attend BOTH services that day if possible. Please add these dates to your calendar if you have a 6th grader in your family!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Saints & Sinners, Norfolk's Gospel Quartet, will be performing their farewell concert benefitting the Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry of Norfolk.
Join us in support of this new campus minstry under the guidance of Pastor Justin Wiese.

5th Grade Holy Communion Classes Begin!

Holy Communion classes for any student 5th grade or older begin Wednesday, August 17th from 5-6 p.m. at the church. Additional class dates are August 24th, 31st, and September 7th, 14th, and 21st. Materials for each student's First Communion chalice are provided at no cost. First Communion Sunday is September 25th, at the worship service of your family's choice. Hope to see your student in class on the 17th!

4th grade Baptism Class Begins August 17th!

Welcome to a new confirmation year at St. John's! The 4th grade Baptism class begins Wednesday, August 17th. Class meets from 4-5 p.m. Additional class dates are August 24th, 31st, and September 7th. Banner-making materials are provided for your 4th grader at no cost. Banner Presentation Sunday is September 11th at the 11 a.m. worship service. Please mark your family calendar!

3rd Grade Confirmation Starts August 17th!

Our 3rd grade Bible Discovery class begins Wednesday, August 17th. We meet from 4-5 p.m. at the church. Additional class dates are Aug. 24th, Aug.31st, and Sept.7th. Bibles and highlighter are provided for each student at no cost. Bible presentation is at 11 a.m. worship on September 11th, which is also Rally Day! Mark your calendar!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


WOOHOO! WHAT A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE JESUS' LOVE FOR US and OUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER! Our VBS students & staff gathered with family & friends for a great FAMILY NIGHT! We shared our VBS week in songs and stories at the program, then got into our LOOOOOOOONG line for some great burgers, chips, desserts and watermelon! We played the inflatable games, launched lots of water balloons, created fun sidewalk art and got REALLY wet in the waterfall sprinkler! It was a fabulous night--THANKS to everyone who helped make it possible--you are rockin', breathing examples of God's love in action!

Bulletin Announcements 08.07.2011

Click here to view Bulletin Announcements for August 7, 2011.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Yes, it's DAY FOUR of our VBS BIG JUNGLE ADVENTURE! Tonight we had a blast praising God for the gift of Jesus, who died on the cross to save us from our sins! We finished our HALL WALL PHOTO COLLAGE, stacked up even MORE cans of food for hungry people in Norfolk, and practiced for our program tomorrow night! We beaded jewelry, made candles, and took Hez the Hippo for a ride on our colored parachutes. Now we're ready for the FAMILY NIGHT BARBECUE tomorrow at 5:30! Songs and stories, free food, inflatables, a balloon launcher and MORE! Come and share the energy of God's Spirit in action at St. John's--celebrate our BIG JUNGLE ADVENTURE with us!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


WERE YOU AT VBS TONIGHT? We celebrated JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD! We're learning to share Him with other people! Our Food Pantry "Two-Can" Collection is growing every night, and we're crafting and laughing, playing and learning about God's love for us! The Snack Shack Crew had some AWESOME cookies for us tonight, too. Gotta FUEL UP and SOUND OFF if we're going to share the light of Jesus with God's World! Can't wait to see what's coming up tomorrow night---hope to see you there!


NORFOLK AREA STUDENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF: Offer your school year to God! Come to worship at 6 p.m. on Aug. 13th or 8:30 or 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 14th. Bring an object that represents your unique place in the school you attend or serve. Help us celebrate God’s gift of EDUCATION!

Monday, August 1, 2011


JESUS RESCUES US FROM OUR ENEMIES: sin, death, and the power of the devil! We rocked out at Sound Off with "Set Me Free" (LOVE that air guitar!) and started bringing our "Two-Can" offerings for the Food Pantry. Our Scripture Tiki Dude is starting to disappear behind a wall of food for the hungry--WOOHOO! We also made domroo drums, painted lanterns and assembled Holy Week wreaths. The fun never ends! Check out our latest pictures below; you can see more faces on our HALL WALL as you enter VBS tomorrow night. SEE YOU THEN!