Stitch & Chatter Quilters
The Stitch & Chatter quilters have quilts for sale. These quilts are located in the fellowship hall and are tagged with prices and the approximate sizes. Checks can be made out to Stitch & Chatter and left in the church office or mailed to the church.
Most of the quilts made by Stitch & Chatter are donated to missions, the Empty Stocking Fund, fire victims, and members who might be in need of them.
Easter Breakfast: The St. John Youth, including the kids attending the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans in 2025, would like to thank everyone for their generous donations and contributions to the Easter Breakfast. One hundred seventy-two people were served and $887.00 were raised for the youth. A special thank you to Lynne and Deb for preparing the breakfast.
Rummage Sale: Thank you to all who helped at the Spring Rummage Sale. We took in over $1500.00. This money will be used to help with projects around the church. Since the tornado in 2010, $35, 424.88 has been donated to special projects.
From the Wadena Food Shelf: We would like to extend a special thanks to Logan S. for the great job he did for the March Campaign; he did the advertising at church, picked up the donations for "Pack the Pews," stocked the 318 pounds of food at the Food Shelf, and collected $488.00. Thank you to a special young man.
Mary Ann Hagen, Director
Board of Evangelism:
There are several instances during the ministry of Jesus that he charged his disciples to tell no one about what they had seen or heard. For example, Jesus asked his disciples in Mark 8: 27-30 how people identified him as well as how the disciples identified him, Peter replied (v. 29) "You are the Christ." Jesus told them to tell no one about Him. Jesus also told Peter, James, and John to tell no one what they had witnessed when he healed a twelve-year-old girl (Mark 5:41-43) or the spectacular scene on the Mount of Transfiguration (Mark 9:3-9). The time was not right for "telling" until Jesus' ministry was complete and He had risen from the dead.
Because we live in the post-resurrection era, the time IS right for telling. Jesus' last command to his disciples before He ascended into heaven was "Go tell." We read in Matthew 28:19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
With His help, let us winsomely and boldly share with others the gospel of Christ. Our neighbors, as well as all people across the world, need to hear the good news more than ever before!
Greeting Card Ministry
Be sure and check out the new selection of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and various Greeting Cards available for sale in the library. Napkins are available as well.
Youth Group News:
The youth group usually meets the 2nd Sunday of each month. Watch the Sunday bulletins for more information.
Everyone from 3 years old through 12th grade is invited to attend Sunday School. We meet downstairs at 10:15 a.m.
Confirmation classes are for ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Classes are at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evenings.
Lutheran Island Camp Registration
Our congregation pays the registration fee for any youth from St. John who wishes to attend Lutheran Island Camp.
For a positive change in your life, plan to attend
Lutheran Island Camp this summer!