December 7th--December 8th

  6:30       Evening Bible Study

  9:00        Ladies Bible Study--All ladies welcome

  7:00`      First Midweek Advent Service

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


  5:00      Saturday Evening Contemporary Service
               with Communion
  8:30      Praise Team Practice
  9:30      Contemporary Worship Service with Communion
 10:45     Coffee and Donuts, Adult Sunday School
               in the fellowship room.
  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.

There will be no regularly scheduled
All-Board Meetings
during the month of December.
Meetings will resume in January.

Church Events Scheduled for:
Dec. 2-8, 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

Eternal Light for December
is placed by: Fred and Marti Sipe
Om thankfulness to God for His
many blessings and the blessings
of family and friends.

Altar Flowers
Alter flowers are placed to the
Glory of God!


Special Upcoming Events!

Holiday Worship Schedule

Advent Services will be on
Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18
at 7:00 P.M.
Cookies and cocoa or coffee bill be served
in the Fellowship Room
before each of these services.

Christmas Eve Services will be at
7:00 and 11:00 P.M.
 on Tuesday, Dec. 24th.

Christmas Day Service will be on
Wed., Dec. 26th, at 10:00 A.M.
Communion will be offered.

New Year's Eve Service will be on
Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 7:00 P.M.
Communion will be offered.

We have four events which are
fast approaching!

Time to order your
Christmas Poinsettias!
We will be displaying the red
plants this year.
Deadline for ordering is on
Friday, Dec. 11th.
Order forms are included in
your Sunday bulletin, or
the church office.

The Circle City Bells will again
bless our service, on Dec. 8th.

We will be having a pot-luck luncheon,
in our Fellowship Room,
to show our appreciation to the
Ringers, who will be between
performances in Peru. Please
bring your favorite dish and join us.

Also, a free will offering to help
with their travel expenses
will be taken as you leave church

The Ladies Christmas Dinner will
be on Tuesday, December 10th.
Space will be limited so
pick up your tickets now.
See Rhea Hoppes !

Volunteers are needed for the
Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive.
All money collected stays in
Miami County.
Individuals or families can sign up
for 2 hour sessions, beginning Nov.
16--Dec. 24.
Contact Betsy Carpenter
 at 765-469-7822.

Happy Birthday Wishes
go out to:
James Wood
who will celebrate on Friday,
Dec. 6th.

If you happen to see James,
be sure to wish him
God's Blessings!

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

The Day Care Wish List - December Request

Reward Stickers

The teachers have started something new with the children and
are in need of stickers. They can be found at stores like Dollar Tree, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's. They will be put into memory books for the children with a message to remind the of what special
thing they did to earn them. The book will be given to the kids
at the end of the school year.

         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.

Time to send Christmas Cheer.
We continue to  will have cards
in the hallway for all our church family to sign.
These Christmas greetings will go to Shut-Ins, people
over 90 years old, people who have had a loss this
past year, have had illness, or have moved away.
A different group of cards will be out each week.
Please take a short time to sign them.
They do mean so much to those experiencing
rough times.

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]