Here is what's happening in the coming weeks
St. John Worship Service Videos - January 1, 2014
Did you know...You can access videos of the church services at St. John by going to www.youtube.com? Once in the youtube website, just type thechurchonthelake and the St. John video collection will appear.
Thanksgiving Worship Service & Dinner - November 28, 2013
St. John will have our Thanksgiving Worship Service at 11:00 am Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, followed by a Thanksgiving feast. A Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries and beverages will begin after the worship service. A cover dish is requested. All are welcome!
Thanksgiving Baskets for the Needy - November 28, 2013
It's that time of year already to start collecting food for our annual Thanksgiving Baskets for needy families. The Social Ministry Team is asking for donations of the items listed below. Monetary donations and $15 gift cards will gratefully be accepted as well. Needed canned goods include hams, yams (large cans), corn, green beans, cranberries, cream of chicken soup and fruit cocktail. Packaged items needed include instant potatoes, mac & cheese, stuffing, chicken broth, brownie mix, iced tea, powdered lemonade mix and instant coffee. Thank you for your generosity!
Godsquad Youth Group - November 5, 2013
Godsquad, our young people's group, is open to St. John and neighborhood youth on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Dinner and activities are provided. We hope to see you there!
New Member Orientation & Reception - November 3, 2013
The next New Member Orientation will be November 3rd at 9:30. New members will be received on November 17th. Associate memberships are also available. Prayerfully consider joining St. John!
Blood Mobile - November 3, 2013
The Big Red Bus will be at St. John on November 3rd from 8:30am-1:00pm. Remember to eat breakfast and drink fluids. Each pint donated has the potential to save 3 lives! Mark your calendar!
Yard Sale - October 25, 2013
The St. John Yard Sale will be this Saturday and Sunday, October 25th & 26th from 7am-2pm. All are welcome! We hope to see you there!
ELCA/ELCM Dual Rostering - January 27, 2013
We are pleased to announce on January 27, 2013 the St. John congregation voted to affirm dual rostering, bringing the church affiliation from a sole ELCA orientation to a dual-rostered affiliation with both the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and ELCM (Evangelical Lutheran Conference & Ministerium). If you are not familiar with the ELCM and would like to learn more, go to http://www.elcm.org.
Annual Budget Meeting - January 1, 2013
St. John will be having their annual Budget Meeting November 17th after the 11:15 service. A potluck will follow. The main course will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Operation Homebound - January 1, 2013
The meals program through Love INC and North Lake Presbyterian Church, Operation Homebound, is taking off! Your help is needed to deliver meals to 4 homebound families in Del Webb. Scheduling is flexible. Contact the church office at 288-2041 for more info or to participate.
Young Adult Youth Group - January 1, 2013
The Young Adult Youth Group, a God-centered group open to teens and young adults, normally meets every Thursday year-round from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Meetings for this group are being canceled until further notice, but are expected to resume in the near future. Contact the church office at 288-2041 for further information.
Alcoholics Anonymous - January 1, 2013
Alcoholics Anonymous uses the St. John facilities to hold weekly meetings. Meeting times are Mondays at 6:00pm.
Book Club - January 1, 2013
The Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month in the St. John library. The book for September will be "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt and for October, "Beyond Ourselves" by Kathryn Marshall. Come to the library and check it out!
Boy Scout Troop Meetings - January 1, 2013
Interested in becoming a Boy Scout? The Scouts meet here at St. John every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Come find out about joining the Scouts.
Bear Ministry - January 1, 2013
Have you received a bear from St. John Lutheran Church? We would love to hear from you! Send us a line to let us know how you and your bear are doing! We may even post it in our newsletter.
Support The Troops - January 1, 2013
Keep an eye out at St. John for periodic collections for our troops abroad, especially around the holidays. We collect various items such as snacks like jerky, candy (chocolate is seasonal due to melting), powdered drinks and other goodies and various toiletries. To all those in harms way, we salute you and thank you for your service to our country! May God keep you safe! Thank you also to all those who have served and sacrificed in the past, and thanks to the families who sacrifice as well!
Quilters - January 1, 2013
As part of WELCA (Women of the ELCA), St. John has a Quilting Group which meets every Monday morning at 9:00 am. The first Monday of each month the group does meet, not to quilt, but rather to study Scripture in the group known as the Gold Circle Bible Study. The remainder of the month is spent sewing quilts which find their way to many destinations to those who need them locally and abroad.
Youth Activities - January 1, 2013
Godsquad is back in session on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Dinner is provided. Confirmation classes are an option for young adults to explore the Lutheran faith as part of the track to becoming a confirmed members of the congregation. Nursery facilities are also available for infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings during the 9:45 services. Come join in the fun!
Nurture & Support Group - January 1, 2013
St. John has a nurture and support group led by Pastor Dave Connell which meets at 10:30 am every second Wednesday of each month. To respect the sensitive nature of the meetings, this particular group is a closed meeting, intended only for those in need of support due to life issues.
House of Esther Food Pantry - January 1, 2013
Need Food? The House of Esther food pantry is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-12pm by appointment. Call 352-245-8774 (Love INC) or 352-245-4700 (St. Vincent DePaul) for a referral.
Bible Study Groups - January 1, 2013
St. John has two Bible studies led by Pastor Dave Connell every first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am & 5:30 pm (Same study, held once in the morning, once in the evening), two Womens' Bible Study Sessions, Gold Circle on Mondays at 9:00 am & Silver Circle on Mondays at 1:oo pm, and an adult Bible Study on Sundays at 9:30 am. Plan to join us a we explore God's Word together.