We’ll be decorating the building for Advent and Christmas on Friday, November 29 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Potluck to follow. Start early on your seasonal celebrations and join in the fun! All are invited.
Quilting resumes on November 6 at 9:00 am. Our quilt supply is nearly depleted and ready to be replenished. Quilts were sent this summer to Lutheran World Relief, some to local needs and fundraisers, and some for baptisms. We’d love to see some new faces coming to cut, press, sort, tie, or sew – no experience needed. We could use people to sew tops together, whether at home or at church. There are kits in a tote across from the office that contain enough blocks to make a 60” x 80” top that you may take home to sew. Thanks to those who have sewn tops over the summer. Also thank you for the donations of sheets and fabric. Any questions, call Marlene (507-634-7383) or Charlotte (507-634-7558).
There are a few reminders for volunteers the week of the dinner –
Day-Of Workers: If you are working in a public area Thursday, please wear a white shirt and black pants; vests/aprons and name tags will be available in the church library. Do not bring purses or valuables into the church during the dinner; we cannot be responsible for lost items. Workers may purchase a meal for $8 in the takeout room located at the end of Sunday school wing and eat in rooms 6 or 7 before or after their shift. Please park in the street or in the far NW corner of the parking lot and leave the parking spots closest to the entrance open for our guests.
Wednesday Potluck: If you are working on Wednesday, October 23, please bring in food to share for the potluck at noon to be held at end of the Sunday school wing.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Share your hands and/or ideas to make our space fun and inviting for VBS! Come for the entire time or any amount of time you can. Help us plan for lunch — sign up on the bulletin board or talk with Deacon Amanda.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all Faith Formation volunteers and staff this past year! From our Sunday and Oasis teachers to our adult education leaders, and confirmation guides we could not have made it through the year without your support and dedication to the faith life of our congregation and its visitors. We have been truly blessed by your service!
If you have experience or passion for publicity, communication, social media, websites, photography, or related areas, you may be interested in our new Communications Commission! If interested, contact Katie Livingood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 279-8277.
On November 7 our Wednesday morning quilting resumed in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us 8:00 am – 12:00 noon to help with pressing, cutting, sorting, tying, or sewing. No experience is needed. We take time for some coffee and conversation. We are looking for volunteers to sew blocks into quilt tops at home. There are kits in a tote in the hallway across from the office. Each kit contains enough blocks to make a 60” x 80” top. We are ever grateful for all the donations of fabric and gently used flat sheets (any size—twin or larger). We have received some Thrivent Action money and memorials which help pay for the filler. Thanks everyone! Any questions, call Marlene Shurson at (507)634-7383 or Charlotte Andreen at (507)634-7558.
This position has been filled!
Creation Kids Preschool is looking for a volunteer to serve as treasurer. Can be done at home, monthly meeting attendance is NOT required, and training is available. Contact Rachel Linbo at (507) 421-6013.
The leaves have been turning new colors and we all know that means! Fall is just around the corner!
Still time to register for fall
We’re gearing up to start Sunday School and Oasis Programming the week of September 13. Families are still able to register online at stjohnkasson.org/lifelong-learning or in the office.
Volunteers still needed
We are still looking for volunteers to help out by teaching Sunday School or Oasis classes. We wouldn’t be able to do these ministries without our fabulous volunteers. Please consider helping to pass on the stories of our faith to our students. You can contact me (Amanda) for more info: (507) 634-7110 ext 14 or email@example.com. You can also sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board in the Narthex.
On September 15, the Education Commission will be hosting our first annual Fall Fest! All are welcome as we share a meal of hotdogs, chips and lemonade. There will be lawn games, inflatables, cotton candy, and even a campfire with s’mores! We hope you will join us for this fun fall celebration. Opportunities to volunteer lend us some items are available here.
On Sunday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 12 after worship we are going to get hands-on for God’s work in our community. We’ll have activities for all ages, all abilities, all time commitments. Activities might include: making fleece blankets, packing breakfast bags for Ronald McDonald House, letter writing, and outdoor work. We’ll get started at about 9:10 am and again at 11:15 am on Sunday or 7:30 pm on Wednesday. Just show up ready to serve!
We have traditionally had a couple of worship bands that help lead music on Wednesday nights. As we get back to our regular worship schedule, it’s a great time to jump in if you have ever wanted to help sing or play an instrument in one of these groups. Interested adults can speak with Wes Evans, Amy Evans, or Sam Marsland about the newly renamed Old Testaments. Youth wanting to get involved can talk with Amber or Jason Foster. Or anyone with questions or interest can talk with Lindsay Colwell (firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 634-7110).
This year St. John’s volunteers will be cooking our Wednesday night meals. We are looking for 2-4 volunteers for each week of the Oasis meal to come in to prep, cook, and help with clean-up for the Wednesday evening meals. Menu and food supplies for the meal will be provided. Our confirmation students and their families will continue to help set-up, serve, and clean-up the meal (a big thank you to all of our confirmation families, past and present, for this!) If you are interested in helping out with meals, visit stjohnskasson.org/meals or talk to Lindsay.
We’re looking for individuals, families, or groups to serve monthly breakfasts during the fellowship time between Sunday morning services (9:00 am – 10:15 am). See stjohnskasson.org/breakfasts for details.
St. John’s members generously volunteer their time one week every six weeks to deliver meals in our community through the Meals on Wheels program. Each day of that week the deliveries take about an hour. The other five weeks volunteers from other congregations do the deliveries.
We are currently looking for a leader who can make a few phone calls if there are volunteer slots left to fill (sometimes 1-2 days need help getting filled). We’re also always welcoming more volunteers to help deliver meals. We train you, you sign up as you are available, and it’s a one-day-at-a-time commitment. St. John’s next week to deliver is September 24-28. Sign up on the calendar at the Welcome Center or in the office.
If you can help with either role, contact Ardis Grovdahl (temporary coordinator) at (507) 634-7644 or email@example.com or speak with Sheryl in the office.