Weekly News

May 24, 2020
The Ministry of St. John Lutheran; stjohnseward.org

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Nebraska District May Reporter

Update on Reopening Worship – Please click here to read the message

The May Newsletter Is Here

New Adult Bible Class Beginning May 28

This 4-week study beginning Thurs., May 28, at 7:30 PM, looks at finding peace in God’s plan for you. You can learn more at https://cphfaithcourses.com/browse/  This is a video-based study following the book by the same title available at Concordia Publishing House https://www.cph.org/p-32046-patience-perfection-finding-pea… (available in regular or eBook). Contact or Message DCE Tim Rippstein if you wish to enroll in this course at Tim.Rippstein@stjohnseward.org.

Parents’ Discussion via Zoom

Desire an opportunity to discuss with other parents issues related to parenting? Especially during these unusual days of eLearning, staying at home, social distancing, there is a need for parents to share with each other and support one another.

Just such an opportunity is being provided by St. John Lutheran. Each Wed. over the lunch hour (12:00-1:00 PM) and each Thursday evening 7:00-8:00 PM a Zoom meeting will be available for parents who register by emailing DCE Tim Rippstein (Tim.Rippstein@stjohnseward.org) to let him know which time you prefer. Discussion prompting questions will be offered, but open forum and open discussion are encouraged. 

Alternate VBS Poll

St. John is exploring alternatives to traditional VBS. Due to COVID-19 VBS will not be offered in its traditional format. For those who wish to consider alternate formats, please take the very brief poll at https://forms.gle/9jZjePLUpUuUPknz7 to help us consider possible alternative for this summer.

Devotions During the Week

Please watch for the emailed devotions from your Pastors each Mon., Wed. & Fri.

The Ministry Offices of St. John Lutheran Church, School, and Child Development Center are closed to the public.

You may make an appointment to meet with a ministry staff member as needed.

Contacting a staff member by email is the best way to connect at this time. Please use their direct email address or you may send it to one of these:

For church: sjcstaff@stjohnseward.org

For school: school@stjohnseward.org

For CDC: lisa.aring@stjohnseward.org

West Entrance Is Open
The west entrance will be open from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday in order for individuals to drop off donations for Christ’s Cupboard and to pick up Portals of Prayer devotionals.