February 17th- 23rd, 2020

  6:30       Evening Bible Study.

  9:00        Ladies Bible Study.
  6:00        PPC Meeting
  7:00        All Boards Meeting
  5:30        LWML Meeting and supper at Beef O'Brady's

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


  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.
 10:45     Regular Voters Meeting
  2:30      Jr. Confirmation Class

Regular Voters Meeting!
This Sunday, the 23rd @
10:30, in the Fellowship Room

Next Wednesday, Feb. 26th
is Ash Wednesday,
and the beginning of Lent

This is a great time to
check out our latest service!

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.

LWML Zone Retreat Spring Retreat
will be on April 25th, here at St. Johns.
Speakers will be Sarah and Bob Mueller,
from Carmel, speaking on their Prison
Ministry at Miami Correctional Facility.
Mark your calendars!
Check out the new fall
Our new mission goal is
Also, look for the coverage
of the Mobile Convention.

The Women's Bible Study groups
are sponsoring drives to
benefit both CC's Closet,
and Helping Hands.

Please see the list of needed items
in the bulletin or in the hallway.

Church Events Scheduled for:
 Feb. 17-23, 2020
(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

Eternal Light for December
is placed by:
Dick and Elaine Rudkin,
To thank God for the
blessings of family

Altar Flowers
have been placed by:
Carol and Joh Stec,
In loving memory of Jon's parents
Pet and Shirley Stec.


Happy Birthday Wishes to:
(No birthdays to report
this week.)

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!

St. Johns Activity Group
is planning a get-together for
Friday, February 21st, 2020.
We will meet for supper at 6:00 P.M.
at Pizza My Way on E. Main St.
Everyone is invited, including the kids!
If you plan to attend, please call
Elaine Rudkin--472-1617
or Fran Freidline--765-210-7067
in time to get a rough count.

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 - February Request

Tissues for runny noses!!!!
We need tissues, any size, any amount. It is cold and flu
season, and our little guys are goopy!
Please consider donating.

         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
If you need to make a prayer request
please contact Maureen Fenske at 765-689-4005.
Maureen is the Prayer Chain Coordinator.
Your request will be passed on to Pastor Greenwald,
and the will be given to the Callers.
Do not contact the church office
with your request.
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 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 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]