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Update on Reopening Worship

Friday, May 8th, 2020

On Thursday, April 30, Governor Ricketts announced that places of worship could reopen for in-person worship beginning May 4.  This announcement has been received with great joy as we all long to be back together in the sanctuary though we continue to be “the Church” no matter if we are in the sanctuary or in our homes and apartments.

With this announcement comes the need for prudent discernment on how we reopen for the welfare of the whole congregation.  St. John congregation includes those who can come back into the sanctuary at this time and those who, due to being at-risk physically due to underlying health conditions and/or age, are asked not to return to in-person worship at this time.  Therefore, we need to be mindful of how worship is conducted so that both groups may be served well with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We currently have a Reopening Worship Task Force, comprised of the worship team, congregational officers, custodial and maintenance staff, and members of the Boards of Elders, Trustees, and Worship, working through the details of the Directed Health Measure and the necessary logistics that need to be considered for the reopening to take place.  They began their work on April 30. 

The Task Force will keep the congregation informed as to when the first in-person service(s) will be held.  Also, due to the guidelines in the Directed Health Measure, the task force will also provide a Returning to Worship Guide that will include important information such as: when worship services will be held, how services will be conducted, the number of worshipers that can attend a service due to social-distancing guidelines, how one will register to attend a service due to the limited seating capability, entering and exiting procedures, etc. 

With all of the logistics that need to be considered, the care that we desire to provide to our whole congregation, and due to the fact that the COVID-19 cases in Seward County continue to rise, in-person worship services will not resume at St. John for another few weeks.  The date is yet to be determined. 

In the meantime, we are blessed to gather as the Lord’s Church online each week on Sundays at 8:30am and Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Please join us on the St. John Seward YouTube channel at those times or watch the services at times that fit into your schedule.  We would also ask that you keep the Reopening Worship Task Force in your prayers as they seek the Lord’s wisdom to reopen worship services for you and for the rest of the Body of Christ who call St. John their church home. 

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Christ’s Cupboard News

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of St. John members Christ’s Cupboard has received many cash donations. We are thankful that such donations allow us to purchase food when we are low on certain items. However, right now, so much has come in that we would ask you to hold off on cash donations to the pantry (directing them instead to the St. John general fund). We will let you know when our fund is getting low and additional help is needed. In the meantime, we will still accept in-kind donations left in the grocery carts at the west entrance. Your support has been and continues to be a great blessing to many in our community!     Christ’s Cupboard Committee

St. John family, Christ’s Cupboard is a place for everyone. If you need food, even if it’s just for a couple of weeks, or if you  know of someone who could use a little help, we encourage all of you to come. We are fully stocked, ready to help, and are practicing safe social distancing measures.  Pantry hours are Mondays 3-5 pm, Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am.

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CUNE Admissions Is Going Live!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The CUNE Admissions staff sympathizes with the high school class of 2020. They understand that their senior year is ending in a way that is most unexpected to all of us, especially to them. With that being said, the CUNE Admissions staff wants to be of aid to high school seniors and other students in any way they can, and want to answer any questions that they may have.  To help them be of aid to you with your students with their questions and comments, they have created the Concordia University Admissions page on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Concordia-University-Nebraska-Admissions The Admissions staff will be going Live every Thursday at 4:00 pm CST. The CUNE Admissions staff has missed interacting with their prospective and future students on a daily basis and is looking forward to connecting with them on Facebook Live. 

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Bible Passages for Comfort & Strength:

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

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VBS Cancelled

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Due to COVID-19 it is necessary to cancel VBS at St. John June 2020. While this was a difficult decision, among many difficult decisions, it is in the best interest of the health and safety of our children, teachers, and helpers. Alternative VBS programming is currently being explored.

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Seward Circuit Scholarships

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

  

The LCMS congregations of the Seward Circuit provide scholarships for members of the ten congregations of our circuit.  If you are a professional church worker with student-loan debt; are seeking a scholarship while pursuing a degree so that you may serve in the church in a full-time capacity; or are a lay leader hoping to attend a training program established by the District or Synod, then now is the time for you to fill out an application. Click here for the Seward Circuit Scholarship Guidelines and Application. You may fill it out and email it to sjcstaff@stjohnseward.org or mail it to St. John Lutheran Church, 919 N Columbia AVE, Seward, NE 68434 – DEADLINE IS MAY 28

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Help Needed for Outdoor Cleanup and Mowing

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

If you’d like to volunteer to mow or cleanup the St. John grounds, please text your name and number to Nick Bloebaum 402-641-9528.

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Weekly Bulletins/e-News

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


e-News 4-12-20

Other News for April 12
2020 Easter Lily Donation
Prayer Support
Grief & Caregiver Support Groups

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March 14 /15 News Bulletin

Other News for March 14/15
2020 Order blank for Easter Lilies

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March 7/8 News Bulletin

Other News for March 7/8
Seward Food Assistance Programs- Hope Fund explanation
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February 29/March 1 News Bulletin

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February 22/23 News Bulletin

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February 15/16 News Bulletin

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