October14th-- October 20th

  6:30       Evening Bible Study

  9:00        Ladies Bible Study--All ladies welcome
  7:00        All Boards Meeting


 10:00      Morning Bible Study
  4:45       Handbell Practice
  6:00       Sanctuary Choir Practice


  9:00      Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
  5:00      Saturday Evening Contemporary Service
               with Communion
  9:30      Traditional Worship Service with Communion
 10:45     Coffee and Donuts, Adult Sunday School
               in the fellowship room.
  2:00      Sauerkraut Supper Preparation of the Kitchen
  2:30      Jr. Confirmation Class

Our new Service Has Started!
St. Johns is offering a new
Saturday evening worship service,
 at 5:00 P.M.

This is held in the Fellowship Room.
It will be a Contemporary Service,
and will be very informal.
Mark your calendars to join us
for this new opportunity
to connect with fellow Christians and
worship our Savior. We are welcoming a nice
group of "regulars" each week,
and look forward to seeing more!

St. Johns Facebook Page
You can link to our Facebook page from
 this website.
Please "like" our page.
You can check out our happenings, and also link
to the Indiana District LCMS
and the Missouri Synod as well.
It's a great way to stay up to date
and connected to your fellow Lutherans.

Check out the new fall
Our new mission goal is
Also, look for the coverage
of the Mobile Convention.

Church Events Scheduled for:
Oct. 14 - Oct. 20, 2019
(Click above to go to our Facebook page.)

January 21 - January 27

St. John's Youth Group
What's up with the youth?


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

Every Sunday
Youth Group meeting
4:00 - 5:30
at Old Firehouse

Youth Bible Study
**Don't forget about Sunday school
(all ages welcome)
LCMS Youth Gathering  -  Minneapolis - July 11-15, 2019
Householder Family
Bible Studies
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

Special Upcoming Events!
Sauerkraut Supper
October 23, from 5:00 to 7:00
Dine in, carry out, drive through!

Roast Pork, and gravy,
Sauerkraut and potatoes,
Rolls, Pies and Cakes

Tickets are $9.00 for adults
$4.00 for children 12 & under
Available at the church, or call

Church volunteers need to sign
up for your regular jobs, or
new jobs, in the hallway.
This saves all those phone calls!

 Our Annual Halloween Party
is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27th
at 5:00 until 7:00 P.M.
We will be seeking donations for the following:
Cookies for the snack table (30 doz.)
Bags of candy for the games,
10 cakes or batches of cupcakes
for the cake walk, and
Volunteer helpers! It's fun!

If you have questions or want to
participate contact Heather Williamson.

The Fall Bazaar will be on
Nov. 9th, from 8:00 until 3:00
Lunch will be available to church
members from 11:00 until 1:00.
Booth spaces are available to
St. Johns members for $15.,
reserved in advance.

The Sweets Booth will again be
asking for your delicious donations.
Donation slips are found in the bulletin or
in the Eagles Wings, and volunteers
to work the booth should talk to Fran.
We also would appreciate monetary
donations if you can not donate sweets.
The Treasure Corner will also be open
again this year.

Questions concerning the bazarre?
Talk to Nan Orpurt, M K Furshour, or
 Sharon Dillman.

"Many hands make light work!"

Eternal Light for September
is placed by: Ed and Judy Kunkle.
to the Glory of God and for the
blessings of family and friends.

Altar Flowers
Alter flowers are placed by
Judy and Emily Titus
in loving memory of Judy's
mother, Juanita Cobbs.

Also, placed by
Nancy Briner
For thankfulness to God for Tina and
Tiffany as they celebrate their birthdays
this month. Also for God's blessings.


Happy Birthday Wishes
go out to:
Charles Tiede,
who will be celebrating on
October 18th.

If you happen to see Chuck,
 remember to wish him a
blessed year ahead!

Attention Members of St.John's
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.

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

October is LWML Month!
We will be celebrating 145 years womens ministry
to St. Johns.

October is also our
Ingathering of Food  Month.
We again will be gathering for Helping Hands
Be watching for sales of canned goods.
The collection tote will be available on Oct. 6.

Also, don't forget your new Mites boxes,
available in the hallway.


The Day Care Wish List - October Request

Napkins and Plastic Forks
The children are busy learning so much.  After each craft time and
snack time, we use many, many napkins to wipe little mouths and
fingers. You would not believe how fast we use a package of napkins! 
We also use forks for all kinds of activities. Your donations of these
items would be very appreciated!

         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...
Ann Larimer

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.

A Request from the Cemetery Board

Our lovely cemetery is now being administered by Ed Larimer. Our thanks go out to Dick Rudkin for his years of dedicated service in keeping our cemetary beautiful and running smootly.

St. John's Activity Group


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.

Youth Group Weekly Meetings
St. Johns Youth Group has joined with the First Christian Church Youth Group!  The meet at the old Firehouse on the corner of Wabash and Main Streets from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Bring a friend!

A Note from our youth Director:
Emily or I will meet our youth at St. John's before 4:00 to go to the Firehouse together. At 4:30, after confirmation class is over, one of us will come back and pick up anyone else who wants to attend.  If you are needing a ride home afterward, we will gladly do that too. If you have questions, please contact me by text, phone, or Facebook message.
All ages are welcome and you do not need to be a member of St. John's to attend.  I encourage you to invite your friends and lets share to word of God together.

LWML/Guild to Cut Stamps
An ongoing project of LWML is to cut out cancelled postage stamps and then forwarding them to the Indiana District of the LCMS.  The stamps are then sold, with the proceeds being used for mission purposes. The envelopes should be deposited in the drawer located next to the mailboxes in the hallway.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
All ladies are to watch for the ballot for Mission Gifts  Every women is automatically a member of LWML and is invited to participate.
Thank You -
We would like to thank Diana Harmon and the individuals who help decorate St. John's Church and surrounding landscaping.  We appreciate the time you spend to make our church beautiful.
The St. John's Activity Group

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.
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]