Worship Services are Sunday at 10:45am - Come Worship With Us!

When attending services at St. John’s please follow these recommendations:

  • Wearing a mask is required inside the church.

  • Please refrain from forming group conversations. Keep in mind “social distancing” recommendation of 6 feet.

  • No hand shaking.

  • Please take your bulletin home with you for disposal, used bulletins are not to be left at the church.

  • Hand sanitizer, soap and tissues will be available for use.

  • Remember to limit elevator passengers to family members only.

  • If you do not feel well, please stay home and take care of yourself.

Prayer of the Day:

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Check out the Ministries section to see the Shared Ministry Lenten Project details.  Your participation will be greatly appreciated!

A Note from Pastor Ann

So many aspects of our daily life have changed because of the pandemic. A new form of Communion, no congregational singing, less hugging and shaking of hands. Life is as unsettling as it was for the people of the Old Testament. But we know that God will get us through. God will give us His strength when we feel overwhelmed with the new manner in which we are living. God will not abandon us.

With God’s help, we will rejoice in 2021 that our lives, though changed, will be filled with gratitude for all God has done!

Call me if you want a visit.  I am here for you.

515-351-7727

379-3332

Your contributions to 

St. John’s Lutheran church 

& St. John’s cemetery to meet financial obligations

are very much appreciated!

Prayer Ventures -  March 2021 

These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA, as well as for the needs and circumstances of our neighbors, communities and world. 

Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

Reference:  ELCA.org

1 Women’s History Month  Give thanks for women throughout history and in our lives who have shared their gifts and leadership in the church and society, raised and cared for us, taught us and nurtured our faith, and fought for justice, equality and healing. Pray for women everywhere who suffer injustice, demeaning stereotypes, violence and poverty, that they will not lose hope but will be delivered from their suffering and persecution to live freely and boldly.

 

2 Give thanks that we can trust completely God’s promises, love and forgiveness, especially when we feel unlovable, unfaithful or uncertain.

 

3 The Spanish word amparo means protection of a living creature from suffering or damage. Pray for the ELCA’s Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) strategy, and pray that we will join in serving the most vulnerable children and their families as they seek safety and the opportunity to live in welcoming, humane communities and congregations.

 

4 Pray for our synod bishops, the presiding bishop and the secretary, who are meeting online for the Conference of Bishops. Ask that the Spirit guide and inspire their discussions, prayerful deliberations and decisions, which impact the ELCA, the work we do together and the Future Church goals and structure being implemented in the churchwide organization.

 

5 During our Lenten journey, pray that God will help us reflect on aspects of our life and faith that we find difficult to examine and confess, and that we will remember we are always loved and made new through the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ — our Savior, redeemer and source of hope.

 

6 Ask God to bless and guide our efforts to worship, commune, study Scriptures, socialize and care for each other online, and to find safe ways of gathering in person. Give thanks for the inspiration of the Spirit and the creativity of our siblings in Christ, who help us envision and practice new ways of being church together.

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