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2021 Summer Horizons

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

2021 Summer Horizons Catalog

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Weekly eNews

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

May 15-16, 2021

May 8-9, 2021

May 1-2, 2021

April 24-25, 2021

April 17-18, 2021

April 10-11, 2021

April 4, 2021

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Monthly Newsletter Packages

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

May/June 2021

May-June Newsletter
“Simple Gifts” (Stewardship)
March 2021 Financial

April 2021

April 2021 Newsletter
“Simple Gifts” (Stewardship)
February Financial
Newsletter by Email in July

March 2021

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

February 2021

February Newsletter
Financials for February 2021 Newsletter

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Reopening Update (5-13-21)

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

COVID In-Person Worship Guidelines Update

from the St. John Coordinating Council

Mask Update (5-13-21)

Beginning next weekend (May 22/23), masks will no longer be required in worship.

Previous Update:

On Monday, April 5, the Centers for Disease Control issued a Science Brief providing updated guidelines regarding indoor surface transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which states that “there is little scientific support for routine use of disinfectants in community settings, whether indoor or outdoor, to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission from fomites.” Therefore, starting this weekend, the Coordinating Council has decided to end the process of extensive disinfecting of the sanctuary after services.  The regular cleaning protocols will be maintained.  We also will return the hymnals and Bibles to the pews. We will continue to provide all congregational responses and hymn verses in our worship folders, so worshippers can choose to use or not to use the hymnals as they prefer. We remain committed to easing the mask requirement when either the Four Corners Health Department risk gauge is green, or vaccination Phase 1 has been completed in Seward County. Please note that while Phase 2 has begun, it will still be several weeks before Phase 1 is completed. At that time we will have reached a point where all Seward County residents age 65 or older will have had an opportunity to be vaccinated, providing a high degree of protection for individuals in the highest age risk category. We will continue to monitor vaccination progress in our area and let you know when it is time for our mask guidelines to change.

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

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Lenten Devotional 2021

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February 2021 Newletter Package

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

February Newsletter; Financials for February 2021 Newsletter

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Trustees Need Volunteers

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Volunteer sign up

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Trivia Night – Postponed to March 26, 2021

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Trivia Night 2021 – updated

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Food Accessibility

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Accessibility to food is essential especially during this time when many cannot go out due to COVID-19.

St. John will continue to provide the following:

  •  Christ’s Cupboard remains open its normal days/hours.  (Monday – 3-5 pm, Thursday – 6-8 pm and Saturday 9-11 am.  Beginning Monday June 8, we will resume “client-choice.”  Please read the signs as you approach Christ’s Cupboard.
  •  Lincoln Food Bank Mobile Pantry continues to come to St. John the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Truck will arrive at 4:30 in St. John’s parking lot.  Pre-bagged sacks of food will be distributed to those in need.
  • “Feed My Sheep” meals prepared by St. John’s Board of Human Care are available.  Call the church office 643-2983 or Laurie Sherman 643-0502 if a delivered meal is needed.

If you have donations for Christ’s Cupboard, please place them in the west entrance during the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

(7-29-20) Currently the most needed pantry items are: canned pears, canned tuna, flour, sugar and pancake syrup.

Many thanks to our volunteers who continue to make these services available.

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