St. John’s Lutheran Church
505 E. LaFollette Steet, Box 367 Pardeeville, WI 53954
Church email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor James D. Plocher Phone: 608-448-3127 Email: email@example.com
Principal William Hinz Phone: 920-222-0867 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcements August 1, 2021
Ladies Aid: Ladies Aid meeting Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Thank You: Thank you to everyone who supported the pie social. We had an amazing turn out and raised $640 for the Columbia County K9 unit.
VBS: Our week of Rain Forest Explorers for VBS was an enjoyable adventure with our 60 explorers and participants as we explored God's promises found in his Word. Thank you to the many volunteers of teachers, helpers, and leaders contributing to the success of our VBS program. Many thanks also to those that donated snacks and drinks, craft supplies and materials, and your monetary donations.
August Food/Monetary Drive: St. John’s is collecting during the month of August for the Wyocena Community Helping Hands Pantry. If you don’t care to shop for the Pantry, we are also collecting monetary donations which can be used at the Pantry to purchase items needed. The monetary donation box is located on the table in the narthex. Checks should be made out to the Wyocena Community Helping Hands Pantry. If you like to shop for the Pantry there’s a list of suggested food items also on the table. Take one.
School Registration: Registration will be held Monday, August 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thank You: For all the prayers, beautiful cards, phone calls & food I was blessed with after my last fall! All appreciated, God Bless you all, Arlene Katze
WELS Wind Ensemble: Annual Concert in the Park, Sunday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m. Swan Park Band Shell, Beaver Dam. There will also be a hotdog supper & door prizes! If bad weather occurs, it will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Sunday School: St. John’s is currently looking for anyone interested in teaching Sunday School or being a Sunday School helper for the 2021-2022 school year. We currently have openings in all grades. Individuals must be at least 18 and can contact the Church office or Carl Fischer @ 608-327-9829.
Volunteer Opportunities: Are you tired of sitting at home like many of us did this past year? Need to get out and make a difference? Well… here are some opportunities for you!
*Hot lunch server-- With the start of the new school year, we once again need volunteers to take and record temperatures, keep hot food hot and cold food cold, serve food to the students, wash off & sanitize tables, and sweep the floor. It takes about 2- 2 ½ hours of your time once a week, if we have at least 10 volunteers. (Bring your own partner, if you like to work with a special friend or your spouse.) We will have an informational meeting and our first training session on Wednesday, July 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m. You will have a chance to hear from last year’s professional servers and ask them questions. If you are still interested, stick around for our training session. (No experience is necessary.) If it’s not for you, you’re free to head home. Questions?? Contact Ms. Wilson or the church office.
*Classroom helper-- The teachers and students missed having helpers in the classrooms last year! Helpers may listen to students read, work on math facts, play educational games with a small group, or do some other activity to extend their learning. If you are interested in helping out in a classroom or have questions, please call the church office and let Krista know or talk with one of the teachers at church.
*Accompanist/ musician-- Can you play piano or some other instrument? Our choir accompanist would like to take a step back from playing everytime a group sings. “Many hands make light work.” If God has gifted you musically and you would be willing to accompany a group of singers on piano, guitar or some other instrument, please contact Ms. Wilson at (608) 429-3920, or let Krista know in the church office. You could play as often or as little as you like. We’ll make every effort to match your ability with a piece of music during a time when you are available.
*Singer/ chimer-- Do you enjoy singing or are you curious to try playing the handchimes? We’d like to have both of these groups active in some of the worship services again this year. To help in planning music, we need to know how many people are interested in participating. Commit to the seasons of your choice or to the whole year. Please sign up for choir, the handchime group, or both in the back of church. You may also contact Ms. Wilson directly.
Entering the church
Doors will be propped open. Plan to move away from entrances to allow others also to enter and exit. The ushers will be available to help the traffic flow.
Bulletins will be set out for you to pick up.
Please call Pastor to make arrangements for private communion until then.
We ask that people not stop to visit in hallways and close spaces. We encourage visiting before and after the service either in the pews or in the gym or outside (weather permitting), where a comfortable spacing is achievable.
After each service (and especially between the two on Sunday) we will wipe down surfaces and clean often touched places. We will need volunteers to help with this effort! If you are willing to lend a hand, speak with the usher or elder at the service you attend. A checklist and supplies will be provided.
Pray for God’s blessing on our church and our families as we gather. Pray for the health of all involved, and especially for our health care workers. Pray for our leaders and for all who are under their direction. Pray for peace and order, for the good of our nation, and for our freedom to worship the Lord our God in truth and purity.