Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Special Congregational Meeting

A Special Congregation Meeting has been scheduled for March 4, 2012, at which time St. John's congregation will vote to extend a call to Pastor Justin Wiese. Pastor Justin will be our guest pastor for the weekend, sharing his message with us at all services. The congregational meeting will be preceded by a Potluck Dinner at 12:15 PM. Everyone is invited to bring something to share. Please plan on attending!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Lenten services will begin with Ash Wednesday, February 22, with services at 12 Noon and 7 PM. We will be following the lenten series "The Trials of Jesus: Voices of the Prosecution." The first voice heard? Satan -- as Jesus faces the tempter in the wilderness. Dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM. Be sure to join us!

Palm Branches

It's time to return your Palm Sunday branches to St. John's. We will collect all returned branches in a basket in the west hallway until Sunday, February 19. At that time, the branches will be prepared for Ash Wednesday services on February 22. Worship Services will be at 12 Noon and 7 PM.

Campus Ministry

Join together with other NECC & UNMC students on Sunday evening for FREE FOOD! Each Sunday we gather in the Bethany Room of St. John's for an evening meal and fellowship. All students welcome! This Sunday, Feb. 12 -- Vegetable Beef Soup!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bishop David deFreese

Join us in worship at all services this weekend when our special guest, Bishop David deFreese, will be sharing his message with us.

New Council and Benefaction Board Members

St. John's Annual Meeting was held last weekend, January 29, 2012, at which time new Church Council and Benefaction Board members were elected. New members to the Council are: Brett Simonsen, Kayla Mertz, and Linda Downs. David Merritt will return for a second term and serve as Council President. Carol Waggoner was elected to serve on the Benefaction Board.

Discernment Retreat

Are you on a personal spiritual journey? Because of an increasing desire among leaders for spiritual formation and retreats, the Nebraska Synod offers Spiritual Direction Formation through Seeking the Spirit Within. Consider exploring your call to such ministry and learn how you might enter the program of certification and what is required.

  • When: Wed., April 11 (5 PM) and Thurs., April 12 (3 PM).
  • Where: Swanson Center, Carol Joy Holling, Ashland, NE.
  • Who is this for: Adults 35 and up who feel a call to serve the church.
  • Cost: $85 double occupancy. Registration deadline is March 28.