- Rummage Sale
May 10 (2 pm—6 pm) & May 11 (9 am—2 pm)
- Senior Recognition
May 15 & 19 at worship
- Breakfast Fellowship
May 19 between services
- First Day of Summer Worship Schedule
May 26 at 9:00 am
- No Worship
Summer is just around the corner and there are so many exciting things coming up at St. John’s! Before we start getting excited about summer I want to thank everyone in the congregation for your overwhelming support (in all ways: time, talent, and financially) of our young people at St. John’s this program year! Throughout the year everyone generously gives to the cause of helping us raise money for our youth trips, as well as making our programming function. Whether it is donations of Christmas trees for our tree auction at Advent, attending coffee or breakfast on a Sunday morning, coming to eat burgers and buy raffle tickets at the American Legion, serving as a confirmation small group leader, mentoring young musicians/confirmation students/students who serve as assistants in all of our programs, or even sharing our events on social media…it all matters and it is all support.
Our youth programming here at St. John’s has grown so much in the four years that I have been here at St. John’s. To be honest, much of that has nothing to do with me. Our 7th and 8th graders have told me they will miss confirmation because of the time spent with friends and caring adults as they explore their faith. Our high school youth group went from five regular attending students in 2017-2018 to an average of 15-20 students every week in 2018-2019. That isn’t because of me. It is because of our ten young women who attended the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering. The experiences that they had and the faith that was cultivated on that trip they went out and shared with others. The safe space that they helped create they have shared with others and built a place and community where God’s love is actively at work.
As we look to the summer and the new program year let us give thanks for the wonderful program year at its close and all of the amazing people that made it happen! Thanks be to God!
This summer we worship together Sunday at 9:00 am and Wednesday – outside! (weather permitting) – at 6:30 pm. Sunday schedule begins May 26, 2019. No Wednesday worship on May 29, 2019. We move outside beginning June 5, 2019.
Youth who were in grades 4-8 in 2018-2019 are invited to St. John’s 2019 Action Packed Day Camp. Come along for a week of non-stop fun!
June 10-13, 2019
Cost is $60
- Monday—Air Insanity Trampoline Park in the morning, service projects in the afternoon
- Wednesday—ROCA Climbing wall in the morning, Oxbow Park in afternoon
- Thursday—Quarry Hill Nature Center (cave tour and fossil hunting) in morning, afternoon movie
Any questions? Contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 634-7110.
You may have heard that CKP will be offering before and after care starting this fall. With the expansion of their classes and programs, they’re also hiring! They are currently seeking the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Teacher Assistants, Lead Assistants for the before/after care program, and Aides for the before/after care program. Full job descriptions AND registration for preschool and the before/after care program are available here. Please contact the CKP Board members Katie Freerksen, Jessica Paulsen, or Rachel Linbo. Or CKP Staff Kresta Schultz or Anne Holtan with any questions.
More info on registration for classes and before/after care for 2019-2020 is explained here.
St. John’s will host their annual rummage sale May 10 (2 pm-6 pm) and May 11 (9 am-2 pm) in the fellowship hall of St. John’s. Clothing, home décor, toys, books, and so much more! There are always some really fun finds all supporting the ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
As you work on your spring cleaning, we’re ready to take any treasures ready for a new home! Bring them to the fellowship hall any time. No furniture or electronics, please.
Relay for Life is having a Rummage Sale at St. John’s Friday May 17, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Any treasures remaining after the May 10-11 sale will be available. Or if you missed donating anything, new drop-offs will be accepted starting Wednesday night, May 15.