Caring Ministries


GRIEF WORKS
A support group for those who are grieving any kind of loss.  Upcoming sessions are announced in the weekend news bulletins and monthly newsletters.

LUTHERANS FOR LIFE
Meets the second Saturday of March, June, September and December at 9:30am.  Pro-life group is open to members of all ages.  Contact Joyce Heinicke, 643-2728.

STEPHEN MINISTRY
St. John is a Stephen Ministry congregation.  If you are in need of a Stephen Minister to walk with you through a difficult time call Iva Mae Roettjer at 646-9175, Deanna Dowding at 643-3148, Deaconess Juanita Ebert at 402-643-2983, Mary Ann Steinbeck at 402-643-2677, or the church office at 643-2983.

Stephen Ministry in St. Louis has created a new website which is very helpful in acquainting congregations with the program and in recruiting new Stephen Ministers. The address is www.stephenministries.org.

CHRIST’S CUPBOARD – ST JOHN FOOD PANTRY
The Christ’s Cupboard is a client-choice pantry to help individuals and families who have inadequate financial resources to meet their food needs, or who because of various crises are temporarily unable to cover their food needs.  Pantry hours are Mondays 3-5 pm, Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am..

St. John also hosts the Mobile Pantry the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.  Both food programs are open to residents of Seward County.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, colour, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

HOPE FUND
Funds are available for community and congregation members who need financial assistance.  Call the church office for referral, 643-2983.