CATECHISM CLASS is geared for 7th and 8th grade students who do not attend St. John’s Lutheran School. Attendance is required to be confirmed by the church. It meets September through May on Wednesday evenings at 6:30-7:45 p.m. and covers the basic doctrines of the Bible, using Luther’s Small Catechism as a guide. The meetings are held in the 7th grade classroom, at St. John’s Lutheran School, and are taught by the pastor.
PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION aims to give the students of St. John’s Lutheran School the best elementary experience possible. This is achieved through the efforts of teachers, parents, and family friends. This group raises funds for the school, provides fun opportunities for fellowship, and assists the teachers in being the best they can be.
CRADLE ROLL provides a visual record of births and baptisms in our church via the bulletin board in the parking lot entrance. Contacts are made with the families at baptism and throughout their first 5 years of life.
GREETERS AND USHERS serve the congregation during Sunday morning and Monday evening services, on a scheduled basis.
HEART TO HOME group provides a meal for new members, new parents and members recently hospitalized. Casseroles, salads or desserts are provided on an occasional, as needed, basis.
LIBRARY BOARD members assist at one church service a month in the church library, checking out books and DVDs, selling greeting cards and restocking shelves. Their fundraiser is a Used Book Sale during Lent. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., in January, May and September.
LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSION SOCIETY holds spring and fall rallies for any woman to attend to learn about and assist in spreading mission work at home and abroad. Rallies are held at various area synod churches. There is an annual national convention that includes a variety of sessions by and about mission projects and missionaries.
MEADOWS EVANGELISTS assist residents at St. Clare Meadows nursing home to attend their Monday night service which uses a DVD of St. John’s previous day 10:00 a.m. worship service.
MEDIA MINISTRY is the program that provides financing for the radio and TV broadcasts which are locally offered. Broadcasts are funded by private donations and have never been funded by the church in more than 46 years of broadcasting.
BROADCAST SERVICES: TV ANNOUNCERS are men who are scheduled to record the TV service for rebroadcast on TV 43 and cable channel 10. RADIO ANNOUNCERS are men that provide minimal scripted audio to the live radio broadcast of the 10:00 a.m. service.
ALTAR GUILD members prepare communion ware on scheduled Sundays, refill the oil candles, care for the altar vestments and pastoral robes, and hang the appropriate banners as the church seasons change. Scheduled meetings are held most months on the third Monday, at 6:30 p.m. in the church library. Members sponsor Ascension Day Fellowship Hour and help decorate the church Christmas trees.
FLOWER COMMITTEE members help beautify our worship services with flowers and decorations.
DIVISION D meets the first Monday of the month at 1 p.m., usually in hosts’ homes, and does not meet in the summer months. Activities include decorating the fellowship hall for Easter breakfast, making and sending Valentines to shut-ins, and arranging centerpieces for the holidays at St. Clare Meadows.
PRAYER CHAIN serves the congregation by willingly and eagerly praying for others every week, that can be done anytime, anywhere; there are no meetings. The leader starts the “calling chain”, with information of any needs from the church office, and each member calls another to pass along the information.