Second Sunday of Advent
December 9, 2018

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December 10 - December 16

  6:30       Ladies' Evening Bible Study
  9:00       Ladies Bible Study
  6:00       Ladies Christmas Dinner at Peru Civic Center

  6:00       Cookies and Cocoa
  7:00       Advent Service
10:00       Morning Bible Study
 4:45        Handbell Choir Practice
 7:00        Contemporary Service Committee Meeting

  9:30      Traditional Service with Communion
10:45      Sunday School and Bible Study
  2:30      Jr. Confirmation Class
LCMS Youth Gathering  -  Minneapolis - July 11-15, 2019
St. John's Youth Group
What's up with the youth?

Youth Group Meetings
Noon - 2:30

The National Youth Gathering
Coming up in 2019 is the next NYG.  You ask what NYG is, well it is the largest outreach event in our LCMS church body.  It takes place every 3 years and is set again for July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Our Youth Ministry team is now looking for adults that may want to volunteer as adult leaders.  Also, any youth may attend, but you do have to be 14 at the start of the gathering.

*See a complete list of events
and dates in the Youth Room*
See Details on Youth Page

Youth is every Sunday starting at NOON. You and as many friends that you want to spend time in God's word with.  See ya there and until then may God bless every day. Food will be provided, so please bring $5.00 with you. We will also be doing a work project within the church this day. Youth group is for anyone ages 12-19, and mom and dad are always welcome.

Youth Bible Study
**Don't forget about Sunday school
(all ages welcome)

text Daniel***

[email protected]

Plan to Attend Holiday Worship Services
Advent Services began on Wednesday, December 5th and continue on Wednesday evenings, December 12th and 19th at 7:00 p.m.
        BEFORE each advent service join us in the Fellowship Room for Cookies and Cocoa, or coffee if you prefer, at 6:00 p.m.
 Christmas Eve Services will be held on Monday evening,
December 24th at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Service will beTuesday morning, December 25th
at 10:00 a.m. with Communion
New Year's Eve Service will be held on Monday evening
December 31st at 7:00 p.m. with Communion

Annual Ladies' Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 11th
Civic Center, River Road, Peru
 Entertainment will be from the Fulton County Extension Homemaker Chorus, Rochester. Tickets are available from Glenna Gierke for $11.00
Deadline to purchase is Sunday, December 9th. No Exceptions.

No All Boards Meeting
For the Month of December

2019 Offering Envelopes

are now available. and may be picked up in the hallway.

Offering Envelopes
The envelopes marked Christmas Day, Easter and Pentecost are given to District as part of our Synodical Fair Share. 
Christmas Eve Offering Envelope goes to the General Fund. 

We Are No Longer Collecting These Items
        Portals of Prayers-we are no longer allowed to forward
them to the Prison Ministry program.
        Printer Ink Cartridges-we will no longer be getting
reward points for bringing them to recycle.
        Pop tabs- we no longer have a source for recycling them.
        Campbell Soup Labels - Campbell's has ended the program. 
Thank you to everyone that has collected in the past.
We are still collecting your cancelled postage stamps for the LWML mission project. Please place those in the drawer or leave at the office.

Something for the Youth
Youth Sunday School
 Come join us for Sunday School at approximately 10:45 a.m.
 Join in the enjoyment of God's Word each Sunday morning.
Bring a friend to church and join us for fellowship.

Food Drive
Please remember the food gathering project is on-going for one more week.  Helping Hands serves approximately 600 families monthly.  Some added items needed are:  cake mixes, baked beans, pancake mixes and feminine hygiene products.  A tote is available in the hallway.  Other items needed:  Soups, cereals, canned meats, pasta, tomato sauce, diapers, personal hygiene items. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Shining Star Tree and Food Drive Under Way
We have several families to help for this holiday season.  Please take a star off the tree in the hallway to help a family and share God's love.  If you would like to donate food items for our needy families, please drop them items off in the green tub in the hallway.  We will be collecting items through Sunday, December 14th.  We thank you for your help as always, with this wonderful community project.  Any questions, please contact Heather Williamson.

2019 Offering Envelopes
 are now available. Please be sure to pick up yours in the hallway

God's Blessings
 The annual LWML Mite total stands at $505.00, thanks to your generous support.  Please consider an end-of-year offering if you have not been regularly giving. 

Circle City Bell Ringers
 On Sunday, December 16th, we will again be blessed to have the Circle City Ringers participate in our service.  The group of about 15 handbell ringers are an  auditioned, bronze-level community handbell ensemble located in the greater Indianapolis, Indiana  area.  They are directed by Mike Keller, a Peru High School graduate.  A free will offering will be taken to help reimburse the group for their expenses.

Cheer Club Project
A list of names is available in the hallway for members to sign your willingness to visit a cheer club member and deliver a fruit bag.  This is an annual ministry sponsored by LWML.  Gifts will be available for the December 12th Advent service. Check off your name as you pick up your gift bag.

St. John's Activity Group
wants to let everyone know that there will be three "throwback"
movies at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.  
The movies are at the Honeywell Center since the Eagles theater is being renovated.  The movies will be Tuesdays, December 4, 11, & 18 at 7:00 p.m.  The admission cost is $2.00, and tickets may be  purchased at the box office as you enter.  The movies are:
Tuesday, December 4th "Miracle on 34th Street"
        Tuesday, December 11th "Polar Express"
        Tuesday, December 18th "The Best Years of Your Life"
Everyone is welcome. Enjoy the movies.

LWML/Guild to Cut Stamps

LWML/Guild is asking everyone to bring their envelopes with cancelled stamps for first class postage to church during December and January.  They will be cutting out the stamps and then forwarding them to the Indiana District of the LCMS.  The stamps will be sold, with the proceeds being used for mission purposes. The envelopes may be deposited in the drawer located next to the mailboxes in the hallway.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Opportunities to Stay in the Word
Bible Studies Available
Who: Everyone
When: Sunday School Hour
Where:  Fellowship Room
Who:  Youth
When: Every other Sunday school hour
Where: Youth Room
Who:  Women
When:  6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where:  Library
Who:  Women
When: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where: Print Room (Room 1)
Who: Everyone
When: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where: Print Room ( Room 1)
Studying: Next Sunday's Scripture
Who:  Men
When:  Second Saturday of Each Month
Where:  Fellowship Room
 Attention All Thrivent Members
 If you do not have a computer and wish to apply for an Action Team Card for a charity project, you can now call Thrivent directly (have your member ID ready) and quickly apply for your card.  This is a new service for our members.
Day Care December request -  Tissues
The day care uses a large amount of these items every day.  With the cold season upon us and the number of noses to be wiped, an enormous amount of tissues will be consumed.  Please consider donating a box to help with the running noses this cold season.
Each month the Day Care would like to make a request for a particular Wish List item. These items may be brought in at any time and dropped off for the
day care. If you have any questions, please speak with 
Richard Lancaster.

Day Care is Seeking Special Donations
 Due to state mandates, we are in need of #10 cans of fruit.   These are the really large cans of fruits, easily found at Sam's and GFS.  This state mandate
requires Day Cares to give the children fruit 2 times a day.
We could use cans of Diced Pears, Diced Peaches, Applesauce, Mixed Fruit, Mandarin Oranges
and Pineapple Tidbits. If you could help with this donation or have any questions, please
drop the donated fruit off at the office or speak with Richard Lancaster.
Youth and Family Ministry Update
National Youth Gathering July 2019 Minneapolis, MN
Registration begins in September

A Chance to Serve
We could use Ushers and Greeter for the upcoming services.  We are in need of Ushers and Greeters on Sunday mornings.  We would love to have people volunteer to serve on a weekly basis.   If you would like to help with this either sign up for a Sunday on the bulletin board in the hallway or speak with Glen Boettjer or Don McKinley.   Thank you to everyone for helping with this very important project for our Sunday worship experience. Board of Lay Ministry
The Nursery is Open
Everyone is welcome to bring your small child in. 
There is a sound system so you won't miss any
of the service.
Householder Family

Eternal Light
is placed by
Fred Boettjer
In loving memory of his wife, RuthAnn

Altar Flowers
are placed by
Dorothy Eldridge
In loving memory of her husband, Bob and her son, Jeffrey and for the many blessing received

Happy Birthday Wishes
Sharon Landis

As she will celebrate her birthday
On December 10th

Attention Members of St.John's
MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE:  If you are admitted to the hospital or nursing home. Please ask a family
member to contact the church.

Coins for Christ
Loose coins in the offering plate go toward the support of students training at the seminary to be pastors. 
If you have extra change lying around,
consider a special offering to the Lord for the strengthening of His Church.

Lay Minister of Week
Warren Pecsenye
Saint John's Ministry Staff:
Ministers - all members of St. John's 
Pastor - Rev. Kenneth A. Greenwald
Executive Director - Kurt Krauskopf
Secretary - Elizabeth Parker
Choir/Organist - Mary Larimer
  Charlene Beattie - Day Care Director
Prayer Chain Requests - Maureen Fenske

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
181 W. Main Street, Peru, Indiana
(765) 473-6659
(765) 473-3373 (Daycare)
[email protected]

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
181 W. Main Street, Peru, Indiana
(765) 473-6659
(765)473-3373 (Daycare)
[email protected]