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Resources for Grandparents

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

The Home Ministry Team has been gathering and creating resources for grandparents in their vital roles of faith formation in kids. Take a look at these aids at or contact DCE Tim (643-2983 for more information.

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Home Sunday School

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

This is for you and your whole family.  Educate for life here and for eternity!  Plan your week of family faith formation with these resources provided by St. John Lutheran.

All resources for the home based Sunday School program which will run from the week of Sep. 20 – Dec. 20 have been place in a Google Drive set of folders.

Attached you will find the Lesson 1. Overview.  All related resources to provide a full week of family faith formation is provided in the Google Drive folders.

Start with:

The Introductory Webinar Slides and Lesson Schedule have been posted in the Google Drive Folder at:

Resource Link for Google Drive:  consider making this a Google starred bookmark

Then proceed with exploring the Leaders Guides/Resources folder….  Click through to get familiar with the resources.

Every week on Thur. nights we will provide a Zoom time to answer questions and share more resources.

Zoom link Thur. night Theme and Q/A sessions:  Use this link for TH 6:30-7:00 Zoom Q/A times.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 9403 8837
Passcode: 886649

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Update on Women’s Bible Study Groups

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

There are some new groups being organized.  Please contact the leaders below if you are interested.

-Juanita Ebert will be meeting weekly on Wednesday mornings to discuss the readings for the next Sunday.  Contact her at or call 643-4418.  

-Debbie Brutlag will meet every other Thursday evening. (

-Betsy Werner will meet every Monday evening at 7pm – contact her at or call 402-641-9015

-Emily Nix and Megan Shrum are planning a study for young moms – details still to be worked out. Please let them know if you are interested!   OR

Interest and leadership for an option to meet via ZOOM for those uncomfortable with meeting in groups at this time is also in process.  Stay tuned!

For any questions or ideas, also feel free to contact Sarah Matthias (

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Meet the DCE Practicum Students

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Drew Boggs; Dane Wolfgram

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September 2020 Newsletter Package

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

September 2020 Newsletter; Ministry-Funding Plan

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Abridged Minutes from Online Voting Assembly – Aug. 23

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Minutes 2020-08-23 abridged

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Update from Emily Belvery

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Emily Belvery (one of the missionaries supported by St. John) is a mission partner with Mission of Christ Network who is transitioning from service in Asia to service in the US. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership!

Here is the link to the 6-minute YouTube video thanking the church for your support and an update about ministry both in Asia and in the US..

Here please find information about how to get on my newsletter list, how to give financially, and how to join the end of the month zoom call: Summer 2020 Church Handout

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Help CUNE Fill Their Food Pantry

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

As our academic year is rapidly approaching, we are still working on filling our food pantry. We have created a wish list, through Amazon, with some ideas for you. If you purchase an item from the wish list, you may have it shipped directly to us! No need to send it through the mail twice!

We appreciate your efforts in helping us stock our food pantry for the new year! Please see the link for our Amazon wish list! Click here for list.

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Concordia University Students in Worship with Us

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Due to the concerns with the pandemic, the Student Life Office of Concordia has worked with the Pastoral Care Team of St. John to develop a plan for students worshiping with St. John.  For the first month of the academic year, the students who worship with us at St. John are asked to join us for worship via our livestream service in a designated space on Concordia’s campus.  The Student Life Office is working to arrange those spaces and to notify the students.  This one month period will allow Concordia administration and our Pastoral Care Team to monitor the situation and prepare for the next steps of our life together. 

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Proposed Ministry-Funding Plan

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Ministry-Funding Plan – 2020-21 – Proposed


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