Christian Education




Happy Mother's Day to all of our great Moms!

The Board of Christian Education would like to extend a big "Thank You" to all who participated in the Easter Breakfast.  A special thank you to Deb Besett and Lynne Piepkorn for the planning and preparation of such a delicious breakfast.  As always, the St. John congregation responded generously.  The money raised will go towards the National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, July 9-13.

The Sunday School children will be singing in church on Sunday, May 8 (Mother's Day).  Please have your children at church no later than 8:45 a.m.  May 8 also marks the end of Sunday School until we resume in the fall.  It has been a great year and we look forward to even bigger things for the next school year!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Vacation Bible School is set for Sunday, August 14 through Thursday, August 18.  Watch for more information to come.

Wishing everyone a great and safe summer!


Dianne S. for the Board of Christian Education.

P.S.  Thank you to an amazing Sunday School staff.  You all are very much appreciated.  Thank you to parents and guardians for making the commitment to bring your children to Sunday School so they can learn more about Jesus and His great love and care.  Thank you to all who continue to support the Sunday School program with your prayers and financial contributions through the Lenten Suppers, Easter Breakfast, and numerous fund-raising activities.  We are truly blessed.

"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."  John 20:29b


From the St. John Youth Group Coordinators

An end of the year party and brain-storming session on Wednesday, May 18.

When:  Wednesday, May 18 from 6:00--8:00 p.m.

Where:  Wadena Lanes

Who:  All St. John Youth, Confirmation age through grade 12

What:  Pizza!  Bowling!  Brain-storming!

How Much:  Absolutely no charge!

Come for an end-of-the-year party, have some fun and talk a little about where the St. John Youth Group should go from here.  Bring your ideas; bring a friend or two along.  Wouldn't it be great to have some of your friends that don't have a church home participate in our youth group activities?!

Have your parents drop you at Wadena Lanes, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. and pick you up at 8:00 p.m.  See you then!  It's going to be a (bowling) ball!

Your Youth Coordinators,

Amy Kern and Amber Kern

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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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