Vacation Bible School will be a 2-day event this year and will be held on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  This year’s theme will be Polar Blast: Where Jesus’ love is cool. At Polar Blast, kids chill with new friends and warm up to Jesus—the coolest friend of all.  Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life.  Registration forms are available on the table in the narthex.  Also, sheets for donations needed are on the easel in the narthex.

Volunteers are needed to help with VBS.  Adults and youth 7th grade and up are welcome and encouraged to help with Vacation Bible School.  Sign up on table in narthex, remember it’s only 2 days.



MANY THANKS TO THE CHOIR for their inspirational music throughout the year and to their director,  Sarah Arter and accompanist, Pam Engels. The choir will be taking a break for the summer and resume again in the fall.  If you would like to share your musical talents at any of the summer services, please call the church office for further information.


Summer is a much-needed time for families and individuals to take vacations.  Thankfully, we can continue in the relaxed style of summer and still enjoy a growing relationship with God.  Worship regularly when you are at home or when you are away.  Whenever and wherever you gather, Jesus shares his presence and peace with you.  As you live in the generosity of God, make an effort to plan your giving for the time you will be away.  Offerings can be mailed or dropped off at church during office hours.  Even though you may be gone for a week, or two, or three…the expenses for your church and its ministries continue.  As of this date the congregation is approximately 5% behind in offerings for meeting expenses. 



Lifetouch Photography is scheduled for Monday, September 24 through Saturday, September 29.

A new Pictorial Directory is in the works for this Fall!  It will be a wonderful way for our church family to help everyone get to know one another and a great way for our new members to place names and faces.

Every family photographed will receive a Free 8x10 and the opportunity to purchase additional products. There will be no obligation to purchase anything. 

As we prepare for the new Pictorial Directory, you may see some of our committee members and helpers taking photos in church and during church events.

At a later date, we will also be asking church members for photos they may have taken of special events such as Christmas Program, Easter, Baptisms, Weddings, Youth events, etc.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Your Pictorial Committee members are:

Stacy Newell

Kay Raineri

Molly Thrasher

Sandy Baumgartner



Ran into this bunch at Angelo's Restaurant in Spring Valley over the weekend. What a great way to enjoy the weekend.




Over the course of the last year, Elinor Vaughn has been sewing quilts at her home, by herself.  She just completed 70 quilts.  These quilts were made for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago.  They were delivered last week.  The gentleman who delivered them to the hospital was grateful to receive them and when delivered the hospital was extremely appreciative of all the quilts.  Our sewing group is blessed to have such a faithful member.  May God bless all the children who receive these quilts.  Thank you, Elinor.      St. John’s Sewing Group


 Blessing Box donations are welcome at any time.  Some suggestions for donations – individual pasta meals, soup, applesauce, fruit cups, jello, tuna kits, instant potatoes, snack crackers.  Donations may be placed directly into the Blessing Box, in the box near the Sunday school entrance or left in the church office.  Monetary donations are also accepted. 


Young Talent Needed – Nothing helps a young musician on their musical way like experience and appreciation.  St. John’s is looking for youth that are willing to play or sing during the offertory. We are wanting to give the younger members of our church family opportunities to perform from two to four minutes as the offering is received.  We will do this during the summer for either the Saturday or Sunday services.  Both of the services being provided with talent would be delightful.  Piano, flute, violin, voice or you name it will be accepted.  It will be treasured by our church members plus provide the youngsters time in front of an audience.  Ages up through college are needed.  Songs need to be approved by Pastor.  Please call Eloide at our church office with questions or offers of musical forte.





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