Udugu Sunday, 2017

Udugu stands for “Family Walking Together”, and it is a time St. John’s celebrates the relationship with our partner church in Bukoba, Tanzania. The Congregation to Congregation team organized our September Udugu Sunday this year.  There were hymns with an African flair and the offering during worship was taken Tanzanian style. There was a special […]

Sisters of Perpetual Motion

The Sisters of Perpetual Motion, from First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, made a stop at St. John’s before going on their 75 city World Tour (OK, I made that up, but it sounded good!) The Hospitality Team set up a wonderful lunch for the congregation to eat while enjoying comedy from Brunhilda, Florious Glorious […]

JAM Advent Stations

Advent Stations for  JAM Kids (Jesus And Me Kids 3 years old through 5th grader) Our theme verses for Advent Stations were: “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” […]

Seafarer Project 2016

The Seafarers will have a brighter Christmas thanks to this group of people from St. John’s who put together 44 satchels. These satchels will be delivered to people who work as seafarers far from home. Many do not have the paperwork needed to leave the ship when it ports and must remain on board during […]

Susan Ward’s Farewell LADIES TEA

As we say goodbye to Pastor Ward as he retires later next month, our congregation wanted to honor his wife, Susan for her faithful love and support of Pastor Ward’s ministry and this congregation all these last 16 years.  A Ladies Tea was held in her honor where table hostesses brought their best china and […]

Post Peru Missionary Trip Report

An Educational Week in Peru! Linda Haas Manley spent a wild week on the Yarapa River this past August! She stayed in the Wild Yarapa Amazon Jungle Lodge and experienced a trip of a lifetime. The nearby Nuevo Loreto Village offered much hospitality and expressed gratitude to the St. John’s community, Thrivent Choice, and everyone who contributed […]

50’s Themed Senior Luncheon

The “50’s Themed” Senior Luncheon was a big hit with juke box music, hula hoops, nostalgic games and a tasty meal. Thanks to Rich & Carol for sharing their culinary talents, to the Hospitality team who worked hard on organizing it (fantastic decorations ladies!) and to all our attendees- the wonderful seniors at St. John’s. […]