December 7th,--13th, 2020

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Pandemic News:

Thank you all for your
patience during our last
Church and Daycare
closures. We are cautiously
are going back to our
previous church schedule,
and the Daycare has re-opened.

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

This Week at a Glance 

All December Board meetings, and
the December Voters Meeting,
have been cancelled.
We will carry the current
budget through to 2021.
Sunday School and
Confirmation class will resume
on Jan. 3rd.

  Monday:        6:30 P.M.   Ladies Evening Bible

  Tuesday:       9:00 A.M.   Ladies Morning Bible
  Wednesday:  7:00           Advent Service

  Thursday:    10:00 A.M.  (Morning Bible Study


  Saturday:    5:00 P.M.   Saturday Evening
                                           Service & Communion  
  Sunday:      9:30 A.M.    Sunday Traditional
                                           Service & Communion
                      10:45 A.M.  (Sunday School Cancelled)
 Upcoming Events

St. Johns Daycare and Preschool

The Daycare has re-opened.

The Daycare Committee, Staff and
Families want to thank all of you
who have contributed to our
successful re-opening.
Your continued support
is greatly appreciated.

If you can, please pick up an item or
two the next time you are at the grocery.
We need: Spic and Span,
laundry soap and hand soap.

Also we continue to need snack items.
Things like crackers, peanut butter, carrot
and celery sticks with ranch, apple juice, etc., and cash donations are also welcome.

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.

Ladies! LWML

A door offering for We Care
is starting this month.
Please give a Door Donation to
help members of our community
during the holidays to pay
for necessities and emergencies.

The Women's Bible Study groups
are sponsoring drives to
Helping Hands.

Supplies are low, and the
need is great during our
present economic crisis.

Please donate canned goods,
toiletries, diapers, complete
meal packages, paper good,
and cash donations.

Our next order of business is
the annual Mite goal of $850.00.
The Mite box has been returned
to the back of the santuary.
Individual boxes are available
in the hallway.
Give your donation to any
LWML officer.
Our donations so far amount
to $72.68.

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

Eternal Light for November
is placed by:
Richard and Cheryl Lancaster
For the blessings of family.

Altar Flowers
are placed by:
David and Thea Scheblo
In honor of Nate Scheblo's

Also placed by
Joyce McKinney
In honor of Chuck Hight's
birthday, and in thanksgiving for
all her friends and loved ones in
the Church, who have been praying
for her.


Happy Birthday Wishes to:
Elaine Rudkin
who will celebrate her
special day on Weds., Dec. 9th.

also to:
Sharon Landis
who will celebrate on
Thursday, Dec. 10th

Be sure to wish them God's
Blessings if you see them, or
drop a card in the mail!

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

Special Upcoming Events!

Light Bulb Replacement Fund
We have set up a dedicated account to
fund the replacement of the old florescent
light bulbs in all the rooms of our building.
We will be purchasing LED bulbs, which are
brighter, last much longer, and do not
use ballasts in the light fixture.
It will cost approximately $2,000.00 to
purchase roughly 203 bulbs.
If you wish to donate to this project,
please fill out the Bulb Fund form,
included in the bulletin, or available
from the office.
Please clearly mark your donation,
"Bulb Fund."

The Day Care Wish List - December Request
Our greatest need at this time is for snack items
for the kids, and any cash donations you can
contribute, especially to replenish our office
supplies. Thanks so much.

We are especially in need of cleaning supplies and snack items for
the children, as the Pandemic has greatly increased our cleaning requirements.  Please see the list above for suggestions.

         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
, Marilyn Hopper, Dick Rudkin, Gary Sheneman or Pastor.

Prayer Chain Instructions
As we mourn the passing of fellow church members,
and re-organize the Prayer Chain,
please let the church office know of
your need for prayers, until further notice.
Your request will be passed on to Pastor Greenwald,
and the will be given to the Callers.
Thank you.

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 being faithfully maintained by Bob and
Michelle Saylor, and it looks beautiful! Be sure to thank them
for their hard work when you see them.

St. John's Activity Group
(no activities are planned at this time)


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 are very thankful for the men and women who are signing up to
usher at our weekly services. It is wonderful to see married couples, and
teenager siblings, ushering together. Please consider signing up to usher
in the coming weeks. And thanks so much for aiding in our service in
such a meaningful way.
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]