ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Pastor Gary Ruckman
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
July 5, 2020
Welcome to St. John’s!
We are glad that you are worshiping with us today. Let us rejoice in the Lord’s Day.
Order of Service: Divine Service 1, page 151
Hymn of Praise: “Gloria in Excelsis” p. 154
Hymns: 966, 511, 965
Old Testament – Zechariah 9:9-12
Epistle – Romans 7:14-25
Holy Gospel – Matthew 11:25-30
read and hear today’s readings – esv.org
“Faith, Family, Freedom” John 8:31-36
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be glory forever. Amen.
Serving the Lord with Gladness Today:
Julie Hardel, Kelly Wentzlaff
Howard Weckworth (head usher), Jake Wentzlaff, Don Wolter, Wade Schneider, John Hardel
Thank you to Elaine Stier for sharing her beautiful music with us this morning while our organists are in other places. We greatly appreciate her willingness to help out!
Upcoming Events at St. John’s:
9:00 am Worship
7:00 pm Ladies Aid
5:30 pm Bulletin Deadline
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
The Ladies Aid will meet on Wednesday evening at 7 pm for their monthly meeting. Physical distancing will be practiced. It has been a long time since we’ve met. Don’t forget to bring your mites!
The LWML Minnesota South District voted the Mission Goal for the 2020-2022 Biennium to be $265,000.00. Those grants that will be funded include:
|Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, Food Coop||$10,000.00|
|Minnesota South District Student Aid Scholarships||$30,000.00|
|LCMS Missionary Support at Just the Right Time (Mission Central)||$10,000.00|
|The Dwelling Place – General Operating Support||$10,000.00|
|The Timothy Scholarship – Mayer Lutheran H.S.||$15,000.00|
|Tuition Assistance – Martin Luther H.S., Northrup||$15,000.00|
|Rooted * Celebration * Growing – Capital Campaign of Camp Omega||$20,000.00|
|3-Way Partnership for Financial Assistance, Concordia Academy||$15,000.00|
|Bringing Christ’s Light to Those Living in Darkness||$15,000.00|
|Multiplying International Friendship Centers (POBLO||$12,000.00|
|Support for a Growing Educational Need (LSEM)||$15,000.00|
|Nigerian Seminary Tuition Assistance||$12,000.00|
|Connecting People/Inclusive Christian Housing Comm.||$10,000.00|
|Concordia Seminary’s International Graduate School Students, St. Louis||$7,000.00|
|Equipping MN S District for Disability Ministry and Respite Care (Partial)||$2,750.00|
Lawn Mowing this week:
(see sign-up sheet)
Last Week at St. John’s:
At Worship: 28 Offering: $1250
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch: There will a door offering the next two Sundays (July 5 and July 12) to financially help this LCMS recognized service organization. https://www.dakotaranch.org/
Mite Boxes: We miss being able to raise money for mites through our plant sale and no-bake bake sale so we are going to put our mite box out. If you would like to help us raise money for mites, please contribute to the mite box. The mite goal for the 2018-2020 biennium of $265,000.00 was met in April, 2020. Mites collected now will be used for the 2020 – 2022 biennium mission grants.
Lawn Mowing: The sign-up list is on the bulletin board. Have you picked your week(s) to mow?
Church Cleaning: The sign-up is also on the bulletin board. Have you picked a month help?
Silent Auction: Have you been working on projects for our October Silent Auction for Mites (Oct. 4 – Nov 22) while you have been staying safe at home? Since there was not a convention this year, we will need to work harder to collect the mites for the next biennium. A convention typically brings in $5,000 to $10,000 in mites collections. Anything we can do to help collect more mites will be greatly appreciated!