DEVOTION: Psalm 118:15-29 English Standard Version (ESV)
Mon- Confirmation 5:15-6:30
Tues- Outreach meeting 8; Quilting 9-2; Trustees 7
Wed- Choir 7
Thurs- Maundy Thursday Worship 6:30
Fri- Good Friday Worship 6:30
Sat- Men's breakfast and Easter breakfast set up 8am; NO WORSHIP
Sun- Worship 6:30; Easter Breakfast 7:45; Egg Hunt 9; Worship 10
______________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:
Acolyte- Thurs- Addie Hoelscher; Fri- Loren Howard; 6:30- Gus Klaustermeier 10- Savannah Masters???
Ushers- Thurs- Scott Heitgerd,, Jim Huster, Bob Linke, Tom Linke; Fri- Larry Schulze, Gary Schulze, Gary Scott, Dave Winter; 6:30- Allan Dreyer, Lew Feldkamp, Kent Jacobsmeyer, Paul Klover; 10- Brent Davis, Ben Hoelscher, Gary Hoelscher, George Hoelscher
Altar- Thurs- Set Up- Terry McKenzie, Clean Up-Lois Boeger; Fri- Set Up Terry McKenzie; Sun- Set Up- Ruth Walters, Clean Up- Terry McKenzie
Elders- Thurs- ????, 6:30- Roy Bohning, 10- Al Benton
Greeters- 6:30- Rich and Peggy Talbert; 10- Tom and Pam Linke
Lay Readers- 6:30- Allan Dreyer; 10- Derek Ebert
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: 6:30- Terry McKenzie; 10- Dawn Sherman
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Michal?
JOB OPENING FOR OUR CHURCH SECRETARY
The elders met yesterday to talk about replacing our church secretary, Marilyn, after her fifteen years of service. They decided to keep the position full time and to open it up to everyone, MALE or FEMALE, in our congregation and to the community at large.
Resumes are now being accepted. You can email them to pastor or bring them in to pastor at his office. Interviews will take place once all resumes are received. The name of the person that the interview committee chooses will be brought to the voter's assembly for approval on Sunday, May 21.
A full job description and salary/benefits will be posted as soon as available.
PASTOR IS LOSING TO GAIN UPDATE
I've lost 6 lbs. so far.
Between Monday, April 3 and Friday, September 1, I plan on losing as much weight as possible and as is healthy for me to lose. My goal, the Lord willing, is 100lbs. which averages out to about 2/3 of a pound a day.
I would like all of you to consider sponsoring me with a pledge of money per pound. It can be $100, $10, $1, .50, or whatever per pound. The amount is up to you.
You will also have your choice of three different causes to donate to.
Lead a Child-- An organization that raises money for Lutheran churches and schools in third world countries so that kids can go to school, get a quality education, and learn about Jesus. (Go to www.leadachild.org to learn more)
Warren County Literacy Inc.--- Helping children achieve and grow in literacy in Warren County. Our main emphasis is the bookcase project in which bookcases and books are donated to between 60-80 children from the Youth In Need and Headstart programs in Warren County. We also have several "Little Free Libraries" around the county. (Check it out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Warren-County-Literacy-Inc-1763714847229903/?ref=bookmarks or http://www.warrencountybookcaseproject.org/
Warren County Pregnancy Option Center--- This will be a place where expectant mothers and fathers can go and get counseling, coaching and referrals to medical services they need so that they can keep their child or give it up for adoption. Our first annual banquet is Thursday, April 20 at 7pm at Holy Rosary, and I still need two people to fill the table. More info will be coming soon about a Facebook page and websites.
Please reply to this email if you'd like to pledge, and I will record it for you!
I started out at 336lbs on Monday, and I am down to 332 as of yesterday afternoon. Please pray for me and for this endeavor! Keep me accountable!
BIBLE STUDY AT HENDERSHOTS CANCELED FOR APRIL 21
Due to confirmation questioning being the same evening and the LWML Zone Rally the next day, the Hendershots are going to cancel their monthly Bible study and fellowship. It will resume on Friday, May 19!
MEN'S BREAKFAST IS SATURDAY, APRIL 15!!
Come and join us for breakfast and devotions, and then stay to help set up for Easter breakfast!!
We'll have biscuits and gravy, sausage, and egg bake!!
As we do every year, we place lilies on and around the altar for Easter. You can donate one in memory or in honor of someone. Price is $14.50 each! You can take it home after the 10am service on Easter Day. If you pay for it with a check that you put in the offering plate, please mark it "Easter Lilly" in the memo line. Let's fill up the chancel with lilies this year!!!
OUR CHURCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/SECRETARY, MARILYN FOSTER, IS RETIRING!!
After working faithfully for St. John's for the last 14 years, Marilyn Foster, has announced that she will be retiring on May 31. We are planning a retirement celebration for her on Sunday, May 21 after church. More information will be coming about this soon.
LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!!!!
Student must be 3 for younger class or 4 for older class by August 1.
$45 nonrefundable registration fee required.
Registration packets can be picked up at Little Lambs during school hours and in the church office during non-school hours.
OPERATION BACKPACK ITEMS COLLECTED FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL IS
Soup and Ramen Noodles. Place them in the receptacle marked "Backpack Blessings" in the narthex.
AGAPE DONATIONS ALWAYS ACCEPTED!!
Any nonperishable food items, diapers, toiletries, etc.!!
Perishable food items can be taken directly to Agape at 713 Powell St. in Warrenton. Call 456-4645 to find out when they're open or for more info.
YOUR KROGER CARD CAN EARN MONEY FOR LITTLE LAMBS
For St. John's as we begin the search for a secretary to replace Marilyn.
For JENNIFER HOELSCHER, who is hospitalized with digestive problems.
For PAT KING, as she is recovering from knee replacement surgery at Progress West.
For MARILYN FOSTER as she prepares for her retirement.
For both RANDY AND PATTY SWEET'S MOTHERS, Virginia, Patty's mom, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Rose, Randy's mom, had a bad seizure two months ago, and although she is walking and talking fine, the seizure caused some dementia.
For DANIELLE MEINE KRAMER, whose leukemia is back after a brief respite from it. She had it for several years while in high school. (She grew up riding Karin's school bus to school.)
For Mim Dunn's nephew DAVID HAHN who is dealing with severe throat cancer.
For LOIS BOEGER'S MOM, EVELYN TOEDEBUSCH, who has been on hospice care for the last few months and slows down a little more every day, but is doing well.