ATTENTION - Church Services to be resumed!!

The St John’s church council has decided to begin worshiping together on Sunday, July 5th at 10:45am.

 

During this pandemic time, we will adjust our traditional worship service as follows:

  • The service will be held outside (weather permitting) on the south lawn of the church for the month of July. 

  • Everyone is to bring their own lawn chair. 

  • Social distance (6 feet) will be followed

  • Masks are optional (outside)

  • No singing (feel free to hum)

  • No shaking hands

  • No communion

  • Bulletins will go home with each member

  • Offering will be collected (Not passed) 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available. 

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home. 

Prayer of the Day:

You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen

Please remember that St. John’s Lutheran church

& St. John’s cemetery continue to have financial obligations.

Your support is appreciated!

Click hear to hear Beautiful and Uplifting Gospel Music by Alan Jackson. 

A Note from Pastor Ann

The Pastor in the orange lawn chair!

 If you would like me to visit you, give me a call. I will bring my lawn chair into your yard. You can bring a out chair and we can safely chat in the yard 10 feet apart. We won’t touch, share Communion, or any food. I’ll have my water bottle. We can see each other chat about whatever you wish and I’ll say a quick prayer before I leave.

Call me if you want a visit with the pastor in the orange lawn chair!

515-351-7727

379-3332

Prayer Ventures -  July 2020 

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

July

5 Give thanks that God’s love and truth are revealed to us through faith in Jesus Christ and that the Spirit is at work inspiring and equipping us to share the good news, spread truth and invite others to believe.

 

6 Pray for wisdom and patience as we navigate how to gather as congregations and discern what is appropriate, safe, caring and respectful of the ongoing concerns of our members, communities and nation.

 

7 We understand well Paul’s struggle between the inclinations of human nature and following the ways of God and teachings of Jesus. Pray for forgiveness and strengthened faith when we are weak or make poor decisions; pray that we will be guided and encouraged by the Spirit of God that dwells within us.

 

8 Thank God for our special relationship with the Episcopal Church, a full communion partner with the ELCA since 1999. Pray for the church, its diverse ministries and its members and leaders, and pray that together we will find mutual support, new partnerships and new resources for the work of sharing the gospel and serving our neighbor.

 

9 Give thanks that “the Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” Pray that our joy and thanksgiving will move us to be witnesses to God’s presence, grace and mercy in the world for the sake of all people.

 

10 Pray for the 120 ELCA companion synods that connect our congregations with Lutherans and ministries worldwide. Give thanks that together we participate in God’s mission, support each other, share our joys and sorrow, and use our gifts and resources to respond to human needs and grow the church.

 

11 Remember in prayer refugees and immigrants throughout the world and at our borders who hope for and seek welcoming, safe communities where they can reestablish their lives and raise their families. Pray that they will have access to health services, food and resources to meet their daily needs during this time of heightened vulnerability and isolation.  

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