Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

St. John's Welcomes Pastor Myron Meyer

Rev. Myron Meyer, St. John's Transitional Senior Pastor
St. John's introduces our new Transitional Senior Pastor, Pastor Myron Meyer. Pastor Myron lives in Lincoln, NE. He is married and has two children. His wife, Kris, is a para educator in the Lincoln Public school district. His oldest son is a freshman at UNL. His youngest son is an eighth grader. Pastor Myron has been a pastor for twenty-eight years. He has served congregations in South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. Pastor Myron has been trained for intentional Interim Ministry and has served seven churches as an interim/transitional pastor. Pastor Myron enjoys teaching, Bible studies, confirmation and visiting people. In his spare time Pastor Myron enjoys crossword puzzles, travelling with his family, fishing and trying new foods. If you stop by the church, please poke your head in and say hi to Pastor Myron.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

St. John's Church Council Announces New Transitional Senior Pastor

St. John's Church Council has received a signed Letter of Agreement from Pastor Myron Meyer to be the new Transitional Senior Pastor here at St. John’s. His first day will be this Tuesday, September 5th.

A reception to welcome Pastor Meyer will be held in conjunction with our chicken dinner on Sunday, September 10, at Noon, as we participate in the ELCA's God's Work Our Hands Day of Service. 

PLEASE make sure you RSVP by calling the church office if you plan to attend the chicken dinner so we have an accurate count for the meal.

Please join St. John's Church Council in warmly welcoming Pastor Myron Meyer as our Transitional Senior Pastor.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Parent & Student Confirmation Orientation August 30

Any and all parents and children in grades 3-8 interested in Christian education through St. John's confirmation programming are invited to attend this orientation meeting Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in St. John's Fellowship Hall. Pizza and water will be provided during this informal informational meeting.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

St. John's Open House Postponed

St. John's Open House, which had been scheduled for Sunday, August 27, 2017, has been postponed, and will be incorporated into our Fall Stewardship Emphasis. Keep an eye out for more information as we move into the fall!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Announcements 08.20.2017

Get Fired Up at St. John's Rally Day Aug. 20

Get Fired Up! St. John's Norfolk 2017 Rally Sunday will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Come join us for worship at either 8:30 or 11 AM. Sunday School will kick off the year at 9:45 AM, as students & teachers gather in their classrooms for some fun "get to know you" activities and first lesson of the year. At Noon, come and EAT as BBQ grillers & pie bakers COMPETE for Best BBQ & Best Pie Contests. Around 12:30PM, Games For All will be held by age group, as Pre-K & K, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, and 5th & 6th graders, High Schoolers, College Aged, and Adults compete in Musical Chairs, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Water Balloon Toss, Egg On A Spoon Race, and the Classic Foot Race. Bring your family & friends as we get fired up for the fall at St. John's!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Register for St. John's 2017 VBS: Camp Out! July 31-Aug. 2

Join St. John's for Group's Camp Out: Getting S'More of Jesus, Three Fun Nights of Vacation Bible School, Monday through Wednesday, July 31-August 2, 2017.

Register Online Here:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pastor David Cox resigns from St John's

Pastor David Cox has announced his resignation as St. John's Interim Senior Pastor as he accepts the position of Library Director of the Skeen Library at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Soccoro, New Mexico. This move will allow him to pursue other areas of his professional training, and be closer to family and loved ones. His last pastoral act among us at St. John's will be leading 10:15 AM Worship this coming Sunday, June 18. You are invited to extend your well-wishes and farewells between now and then, and especially this Saturday night, June 17, starting at 6 PM in St John's Fellowship Hall, with a Farewell Open House, as we enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Thanks be to God for the time God has allowed us to spend together.

Monday, June 12, 2017

St. John's 2017 Day Camp Info

We're going to have a lot of faith-filled fun when Carol Joy Holling Camp Counselors bring Day Camp to St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk June 19-23, 2017! Bring your child for FREE all week long as we learn about God's created world and meet Jesus who loves us and renews our hope! ANY students who have completed 1st through 6th grades are welcome to get signed up for FREE through St. John's Office. Stop by or call 402-371-1985 for all the details.

Click here to download registration and health history form.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Announcements 05.14.2017

Mother's Day Weekend at St. John's

Join us for worship this weekend at St. John's during our regular worship times: Saturday night at 5 PM, and Sunday morning at 8:30 AM & 11 AM. This weekend our Sunday School will extend our appreciation to our teachers and moms, and the Majesty Choir will share their last anthem for the season at 8:30 AM worship.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

St. John's Majesty Choir Easter Cantata April 22/23

On the Weekend of April 22/23, 2017, St. John's Majesty Choir presents their 2017 Easter Cantata, "Praise the God of Resurrection," during St. John's Worship Services (Saturday 5 PM, Sunday 8:30 & 11 AM). This cantata traverses the breadth of human emotion found in the passion story of our Lord. From hours of solitude and rejection to glorious alleluias, the pervading theme is that ultimately God is in control. Walking through the last days of Jesus' earthly life, this cantata is a moving reminder of the power of the living God. Blending scripture and inspired music, this work will remind you that Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

See A List of St. John's Upcoming Events Here.

May 2017 Shocked Youth Group Event: High Ropes


Saturday, May 20, 2017
Depart: 11am
Return: 8:30-9pm
Cost: $15
•Team building and zipline at Carol Joy Holling
•Bring own Lunch
•4 hrs at CJH
•McDonald's Supper ($/child to be determined based on # attending)

If your child wants to attend you MUST stop at the church office and fill out paperwork and pay fee by May 5. Fee is non-refundable. Friends welcome (especially if they attended lock-in!!)

DEADLINE: May 5, 2017 - no late registrations

***Drivers & vans needed - please let office know at time of registration if you are available to help drive***

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Holy Week & Easter Sunday Worship Times

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday (and Saturday) Worship on April 8/9 at our regular worship times, Saturday nights at 5 p.m., and Sunday morning at 8:30 & 11 AM. On Wednesday, a Holy Healing Service will be held as the final midweek Lenten theme We Are Apostolic is also explored.

The Great Three Days (known as Triduum) begins on Maundy Thursday, as we will have Worship Services at Noon & 6:30 PM. Included in the service will be a special foot washing, sermon, Holy Communion, First Communion for some of our young members, and the stripping of the altar (6:30 PM only). Good Friday Services will also be held at Noon and 6:30 PM, as a Tenebrae Service featuring the Seven Last Words of Christ will be the focus of our Worship. Easter Vigil service will be held at 5 PM on Saturday at our regular weekend worship time, as we gather in the Fellowship Hall, process through our upper level to remember God's people wondering in the desert, the lighting of candles, reading of Scripture, baptism and welcoming of new members, and celebration of the Lord's Supper. Easter Sunday Worship services will be held at 8:30 & 11 AM, with a fellowship hour in between.

You are invited and welcome to celebrate this Holy Week with us at St. John's Lutheran Church, Highway 81 & Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday at St. John's

Palm Sunday Worship is this morning at 8:30 & 11 AM with a palm processional, a reading of the passion story, and Holy Communion. During 9:45 AM Sunday School, the E-Team hosts an Easter Egg Hunt. You're invited and welcome to be included in our festivities at St John's this morning and all Holy Week long.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DIY For Church This Sunday 9:45 AM

Have you ever wondered how to get more involved at St. John's? Wondered about Bible studies or how to help during worship? We have answers for you! Meet in the sanctuary between services on Sunday morning, February 26 or March 5, starting at 9:45 AM, and we can help with all your questions. Some of the areas we will address are: Altar Guild, bread bakers, powerpoint, music, communion assistants, coffee servers, etc. Bring your questions and see you then!

Announcements 02.26.2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Office & Building Closed Wednesday 1.25.2017

Due to the inclement weather, St John's Office closed Wednesday January 25, 2017. No events, no meetings, no confirmation classes.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Annual Meeting Jan. 22, 2017, 1 PM

St. John's 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1 PM in the St. John's Fellowship Hall. Prior to the meeting, a Noon Potluck will be held. All voting members of St. John's are requested to attend this meeting to elect council members, Benefaction Board members, Legacy Board members, and 2017 Nebraska Synod Assembly Voting Members, as well as vote to approve the proposed 2017 General Budget. A fifty voting member quorum is required for the meeting.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Frolic Faith Formation coming to St. John's

As Sunday School resumes on January 15 at 9:45 AM, a new program called "Frolic" will begin at 10-10:40 AM in the St. John's Nursery (upper level). This program offers classes for parents or caregivers of children ages 0-3. Caregivers may be any caring adult who is committed to the child's faith formation. A caregiver must attend with the child. The class will include a Bible Story, songs, and play time in any of the learning centers which enhance the Bible Story of the Day. A Frolic eNewsletter will also keep parents & children connected during the week. Print off the form below, or stop by the office for a copy to fill out, and sign up today!

Financial Forum January 8, 2017, 9:45 AM

St. John's Lutheran Church Council in Norfolk invites all St. John's members to attend the Financial Forum on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 9:45 AM, as the proposed general fund budget of 2017 is reviewed prior to the 2017 St. John's Annual Meeting, which will be held Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1 PM. A narrative budget which outlines the vision for ministry at St. John's will be available soon. A quorum is not required for the financial forum, as no official action is taken at this information meeting.