Recurring Events/Monthly Reminders


When the Need Arises for Pastoral Care
Please call the church office at any time you or your loved one is in need of pastoral care.  Deaconess Jeri and Pastors Rempfer and Bruick work to make sure that there is spiritual care available throughout the week.  It is also important for you to call the church office when you or a loved one has been admitted to the hospital.  Due to the privacy law (HIPPA), hospitals do not notify the church.  If it is after office hours, you may use these phones numbers in times of emergencies: Pastor B. – 402-641-7961; Pastor R – 319-361-9132; Deaconess J – 402-641-0627.

“Helps” During Your Time in Worship (sponsored by the Parish Health Ministry)
Please ask the ushers for locations and instructions for all of these “helps”  For your comfort and convenience, St. John Church has many “helps” for those who might need them.  Wheelchair spaces are available—these spaces are also useful for those using walkers. Easy to use hearing devices are available.  Large print bulletins are offered, and seat cushions are obtainable for your comfort.  First aid kits are located at the Information Center in the narthex and also downstairs in the fellowship hall.  An AED for electronic resuscitation is located in the school hallway right outside of the narthex. 

Collection Box for Orphan Grain Train Items  (Sponsored by the LWML)
1st and 2nd weekends of month, west entrance
Please place used clothes, linens, shoes, socks, etc. to be donated to the Orphan Grain Train and taken to the Grand Island distribution center. Thank you for your gifts for missions.  

LWML Mite Box
1st weekend of month, narthex
Drop your spare change into the big purple box and support the many ministry grants made available by the national LWML organization. Go to www.lwml.org/mission-grants to learn more about the various ministries they support.

Ways to Shop On-line and Earn Money for Our Ministry
Information sheets on this program are available in the school & church offices.
Go to these websites:
●GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com;
●Amazonsmile.com (use your current Amazon account login information at this site)

Church Art Work Booklet
A full-color booklet describing the art work at St. John is available in the church office.  Because of cost, there is a limit of one free booklet per family (additional booklets cost $2).

“Like” St. John Church, School and CDC on Facebook
Facebook users: “Like” St. John Church, St. John School and St. John Child Development Center. Updates, announcements and discussions are some of the items that are available.

Rides Available for Shut-ins
Call Sue Wickersham weekdays from 12-1pm or 5-7pm two days in advance of needed service (402-643-6287)
St. John has a list of drivers willing to take shut-ins to medical appointments, church or special events.  There is no specific charge, but donations are acceptable.  In the event that Sue is not available, you may call the church office (402-643-2983). 

Frozen Meal Assistance Ministry
If you need a quick meal for you or your family when facing an illness or difficult situation, the St. John Human Care Board has frozen meals ready and available for you to heat and use.  The Frozen Meal Assistance Ministry is called “Feed My Sheep” and is intended for times when meals are needed quickly such as when dealing with an illness, recovering from surgery or a birth, or facing a difficult situation. The Human Care Board hopes that these meals will serve as a way to express caring to both members of St. John and to the Seward community at large. If you know of someone who would benefit from a prepared meal, please contact Human Care Board members Jennifer Bockelman at 402-646-5536 or Laurie Sherman at 402-643-0502.

DVDs (videos) of St. John Weekend Worship Available
Call the church office (402-643-2983) and the DVD Ministry volunteers will be notified of your request.

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