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The St. John Lutheran Sunday School children and staff would like to wish all of you a very Blessed Holiday Season!  We are excited to share the Good News of Jesus' birth and all He has done for us because He loves us so much.  We will start the winter quarter on Sunday, December 5th.  The lessons for December are as follows:

           December 5:   The Birth of John Foretold--Luke 1:5-25

           December 12:  The Birth of Jesus Foretold--Luke 1:26-38

           December 19:  Mary Visits Elizabeth--Luke 1:39-56

           December 26:  The Birth of John--Luke 1:57-80

We would like to invite everyone to come to the Children's Christmas program titled "Joy to the World" on Sunday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m.  There will be a potluck following the program.  Please bring a dish to share.  The children should be there by 3:30 p.m. so they can get dressed in their costumes.  Rehearsals will be on Saturday December 5 and Saturday December 11 at 9:00 a.m.

The last couple of months have been very busy, but a lot of fun!  On Sunday, October 21, we did our Second Annual Trunk or Treat.  We had 12 trunks and had 6 new people join us.  We had 425 kids come through, and unfortunately, we ran out of candy.  Even though it was chilly outside, we had a blast!

On Wednesday, November 10, we gathered for Faith, Family, and Fellowship.  We started out with supper and completed two projects.   First we put together 54 Thanksgiving Day meals for the Food Shelf.  A special thank you to Ross, Missy, Grant, Logan, and Lee Seelhammer, and Brandon, Trevin, Brielle, and Ashlynn Kern for helping Mary Ann Hagen take the meals to the Wadena Food Shelf.  Our second project was the packing of the shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child that Katie Uselman heads up each year.  We were able to pack 67 shoe boxes.  Thank you to Bonnie Ealy for taking the boxes to the CMA Church.  It was an awesome night.

Our final Service Project for the year, through Thrivent, will be the St. John Giving Tree.  The offerings from the Sunday School children (September--November) go toward these gifts for the needy children in our community.  Faith, Family, and Fellowship will be wrapping the gifts on December 8 following the Advent Service.

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported these projects.!  The Lord has truly blessed us!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

      St. John Lutheran Sunday School Children and Staff

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St. John Youth Fundraising Activities

Youth from St. John have started a couple of ongoing fundraising ventures to help cover expenses related to Lutheran Island Camp tuition and the upcoming National Youth Gathering.  Scrip gift cards are available for purchase as well as candy bars from The World's Finest Chocolate.  The youth receive a rebate from each gift card sold and a percentage of the cost of each candy bar.

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When you purchase a gift card from the youth scrip program, the merchant returns a portion of the money spent to the youth of St. John.  This is a marvelous way to support our youth programs at no extra cost to the purchaser!

 St. John Youth look over the array of delicious candy bars they have for sale after the Sunday service.  

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