Archive for February, 2021

March 2021 Newsletter Package

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

March Newsletter
Finance Board Fiscal Year Update/Comparison/Forecast
Stewardship Devotion
Are You Getting the Weekly Emails?

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CU’s Saturday (Art) School Sessions

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Concordia University, Nebraska’s Art Department will be holding Saturday School morning sessions for elementary and middle-level students to learn about and create art. The sessions will be taught by Concordia students enrolled in Methods of Art Education and observed by professor and department chairman Don Robson.

The sessions, available to Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students, are divided by age group. Each session will be based on a discipline-based art education unit plan, addressing art history, aesthetics, constructive criticism, and art making.

All sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The classes will be held on Concordia University’s campus in Brommer Art Center, room 123. A $5.00 fee per student is required for registration and supplies. 

Please notify me if your child has allergies and dress your child in clothes that can get messy.

This event is subject to change due to directed public health measures.

​If a Saturday Art School class is canceled, a refund will be provided.

These classes will be conducted in accordance with the most recent directed public health measures, in addition to Concordia’s campus safety protocols which includes wearing masks.

Attendance is limited for each session. Each session has 8 seats available.

Below are the dates for Saturday Art School for II Semester, 2021.

  • 3/27              Pre-Kindergarten Saturday School
  • 4/10             Kindergarten Saturday School
  • 4/17            1St & 2nd Grade Saturday School
  • 4/24             3rd & 4th Grade Saturday School
  • 5/1               5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Saturday School

 *Note: Registration is online. To register your child/children please follow the link below: 
https://go.cune.edu/saturdayartspring21

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This Week’s Worship

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Worship with us (masks required)

  • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. or
  • Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. is livestreamed

Questions for Mark 1:9-15
Below are some devotional questions that go with the message for this Sunday.  You are encouraged to read them before, during, or after the message.  They could be for personal reflection, but could also be used for discussion in groups.

Readings for Feb. 20/21: Psalm 25:1-10; Genesis 22:1-18; James 1:12-18; Mark 1:9-15
Readings for Feb. 27/28: Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 5:1-11; Mark 8:27-38

  • Why would Satan go after Jesus, the very Son of God?
  • What’s Satan’s desire for the lives of Christ followers? 
  • God the Father sent angels to minister to Jesus after the temptations.  How does God minister to you in the midst of the struggles with temptations?

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Lenten Devotionals

Friday, February 19th, 2021

St. John’s Own Lenten Worship Devotionals “So That You May Believe”
To complement and encourage our Lenten worship theme (So That You May Believe) for our daily lives, the Christian Nurture Board has designed a home devotional for every household which is interactive, can be intergenerational, and utilizes Visual Faith practices. You can access this unique St. John devotional here or pick up a printed copy at the welcome center in the narthex.

Lutheran Hour Ministry Lenten Devotionals are available at the welcome center in the narthex or on the materials shelf in the west entrance.

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Worship Options

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Worship Anew Lutheran Ministries Media, Inc. produces a weekly, 30-minute Lutheran broadcast worship service called Worship Anew. Each service includes music, scripture readings, prayers, and a pastor delivering a message that is designed to feel one-on-one to the viewer. Each program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. Find it on Spectrum channel 10, Sundays at 7:30am and Thursdays at 4:30pm

Would you, or someone you know, benefit from an Sunday morning worship service on television?  KLKN (Channel 8) broadcasts “Main Street Living” on Sunday mornings at 10am.  At 10am there is a past episode from the This Is The Life television show produced by The Lutheran Hour.  At 10:30am there is a brief worship service featuring LCMS pastors from around the Midwest.  This is a useful alternative for those without computers or computer skills. 

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Bible Study Options

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Sunday morning Pastors’ Lectionary Discussion class is in person in the fellowship hall AND livestreaming at 10:00 AM.

New online class on the Letters of Peter begins Thurs., Feb. 25, 12pm Central Time. Register for this 11 week study at https://forms.gle/BU9eyDC8bZi1yqteA

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Lenten Midweek Services – 10am and 6:30pm (livestreamed), Feb. 17 – Mar. 24

Friday, February 19th, 2021

So That You May Believe
In John 20:30-31, the Apostle John writes: Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.

This Lenten Season, join us in looking at the “signs” of Jesus in the Gospel of John in order that the Word of God may strengthen you in your belief in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior so that you may continue in the life that He has promised that comes only in His name.

Feb. 17—The Sign: Water into Wine
Feb. 24—The Sign: Healing of an Official’s Son
Mar. 3—The Sign: Healing of a Paralytic
Mar. 10—The Sign: Feeding of the 5,000
Mar. 17—The Sign: Walking on Water
Mar. 24—The Sign: Healing the Man Born Blind

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Stephen Ministry

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Stephen Ministers contact their care receivers weekly to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support for the person. Caring relationships last for as long as the person’s need persists. Please pray for our new Stephen Ministers—ask God to bless their ministry and work through them to bring hope and healing to those whom they serve. Pray also for the ongoing ministry of our current Stephen Ministers. Our congregation is one of more than 13,000 worldwide, representing 160 Christian denominations, that use the Stephen Series system of lay caring ministry developed by Stephen Ministries in St. Louis.

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St. John’s Own Lenten Worship Devotionals “So That You May Believe”

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Lenten Devotional 2021

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Virtual Book Fair

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Virtual Book Fair

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