Week of 6/9: Jane Martens 6/10; Carter Nobis 6/11; David Bullock 6/11; Hallah Ingleright 6/12; Dianna Manas 6/12; Wes Eppard 6/13; Marty Kolka 6/13; Jerry Roberts 6/15. 



Week of 6/9: Penny and Jeffrey Hunt-34yrs 6/9; Ronald and Michele Welch- 37yrs 6/13; John and Amanda Ingleright- 24yrs 6/15




Financials for the week ending 06/02/2024 are:

Budgeted/Regular (including mortgage interest) $6,693
Budgeted/Mortgage Principal $1,000
      Total Weekly Budgeted $7,693

Received/Regular:  $7,209 (week ending 06/02/2024)

Received/Designated Mortgage Principal:  $1,700 (week ending 06/02/2024)

      Total Weekly Received $8,909-- better/worse $1,216

2024 Budgeted year to date (through 06/02/2024):  $169,246
2024 Received year to date (through 06/02/2024):  $154,433
$14,813 received under budget year to date


MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY: 6/2: 8:00 – 60; 10:30 – 96 Total: 156.  YouTube YTD: 1,665


GOOD NEWS KITCHEN MINISTRY: FREE lunches served on 6/4: 232; 6/6: 60 Year-to-date served: 6,030.




Sunday, June 9:           8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 

9:00 a.m. Educational Hour 

Monday, June 10:        9:00 a.m. Quilting

                                      6:30 p.m. Governing Board meeting

Wed, June 11:              1:30 p.m. TCOA presents Fraud/Scam Awareness

Thurs, June 6:              8:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study – Big Boy Restaurant

6:30 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study

7:00 p.m. The Garms Family presents: 

A Night of Encouragement




June 11:                        Tuesday Morning Bible Study – Picnic at Judy K’s house. 

July 4:                           OFFICE CLOSED-Independence Day

August 2:                      6:00 p.m. Lutheran Night at the Lugnuts



GREETER SCHEDULE:  June: 8:00 Judy and Barry Boettger; 10:30 David and Sarah Hartman July: 8:00 Judy Korte; 10:30 Shirley Bebow




USHER SCHEDULE: June 9: 8:00 Dave Zimmerman; 10:30 Joanne Webster June 16: 8:00 Jerry Roberts; 10:30 Ryan Rieves


READERS:  June 9: 8:00 A Park; 10:30 David Link June 16: 8:00 Lynn W (from the balcony); 10:30 Samantha P


AV TEAM:  June 9: Lynn W June 16: Lynn W. 


ALTAR GUILD:  June: Jan and Leslie July: Becky and Barb


DIVINE DONUT CREW: June 16: Marty and Crew


2024 GRADUATIONS: Congratulations to our graduates!


Nikolas Smith

Cheboygan High School, Class of 2024


Josie Heystek 

St Johns High School, Class of 2024


Adriannah Ingleright 

St Johns High School, Class of 2024


FOUND!: Are you missing a set of keys? If so, please check with the office as we did find some this week. 


OPEN HOUSE: Amanda Ingleright would like to invite the congregation to celebrate her graduation. Her open house is Saturday June 15 between 4:00 and 7:00p.m. in our gymnasium. 


FOCUS ON LIFE: 2024 Annual Benefit Event - June 18, 2024 at AndyT’s Barn, 3647 S Williams Rd, St. Johns. Reservations $10 per person, See the flier on the bulletin board for more details.


Go Find the One:

Our Go Find the One Committee invites you to purchase and bring PAPER TOWELS to church during the Sundays in June.  We will place the donated paper towels on a table near the kitchen for people who come to pick up lunch on Tuesdays at our Good News Kitchen.  Our thinking is that people will be able to use the money they would have spent on toilet paper to help address other needs in their household. We will set up a rotation of basic household items for you to purchase and bring to church with you.  Thanks for helping us make an impact in addressing food insecurity and poverty here in our community.


MINISTRY SHOUT-OUT FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE: This month we recognize our Acolyte team, led by Al Hayes! Al resurrected the role of acolyte recently and has been busy teaching our younger members how to serve Christ through work on the alter. Thank you, Al, and all your students. 


LUTHERAN NIGHT AT THE LUGNUTS: Friday, August 2, 2024, is the Lutheran Night at the Lugnuts. The Lugs play Dayton Dragons with game time at 7:00 p.m. (dinner at 6:00). Tickets are $5.00 per person and includes reserved seating and all-you-can-eat feast. If interested, please sign up in Narthex with the name and number of tickets needed. Deadline is July 1st.


VOLUNTEER CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR: St. John’s Lutheran Church is seeking a volunteer Children’s Sunday School Coordinator. Vision for this role: To serve Christ and the church by coordinating and encouraging a vibrant ministry to children in our church. To nurture faith and Christian formation while establishing a safe, supportive, and loving environment for children. Complete job description on bulletin board. See Pastor Jim for more information.


2024 LUTHERAN ADULT GATHERING: The theme for the 2024 Gathering is “New Beginnings IN HIS PRESENCE”, based on Revelation 21:5. The Gathering is held on October 11 – 13th, on Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. Registration fee is $50.00 and includes ferry to the island. Lodging reservations are made separately. For more information, 





The LWML Convention is June 28-30th in Grand Rapids. This year, they are asking for donations of gift cards to Walmart, for the seminarians. Also, they need school supplies for the local Lutheran Schools. Please drop off your gifts in the basket in the Narthex by June 23. 



Please continue to pray for the team as we prepare for the eyeglass clinic in Guatemala City. The team will depart from Detroit on Friday, June 21st and return on Friday, June 28th. We have met our fundraising goal! Thank you for your generous support and ongoing prayers. 


CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Contact Samantha Pearl with any questions. 269-275-0072, email: 

Upcoming classes and events:

October 6 – Confirmation Ceremony Preparation 

October 20 – Confirmation Ceremony Preparation

October 27 – Confirmation Ceremony


2024 ONE YEAR BIBLE READING: This schedule allows you to read the entire Bible in 2024. This schedule is laid out a bit differently than 2023. 


11 1 Kings 8:1-66 Acts 7:51-8:13 Psalm 129:1-8 Proverbs 17:1 

12 1 Kings 9:1-10:29 Acts 8:14-40 Psalm 130:1-8 Proverbs 17:2-3 

13 1 Kings 11:1-12:19 Acts 9:1-25 Psalm 131:1-3 Proverbs 17:4-5 

14 1 Kings 12:20-13:34 Acts 9:26-43 Psalm 132:1-18 Proverbs 17:6 

15 1 Kings 14:1-15:24 Acts 10:1-23 Psalm 133:1-3 Proverbs 17:7-8 

16 1 Kings 15:25-17:24 Acts 10:24-48 Psalm 134:1-3 Proverbs 17:9-11 

17 1 Kings 18:1-46 Acts 11:1-30 Psalm 135:1-21 Proverbs 17:12-13


WOMEN’S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY:   Morning Bible study is on break for the Summer. Watch the newsletter for the restart date. Judy Korte will host a picnic on June 11, at her home in DeWitt. 


MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Please join us each Thursday at 8:00 a.m. for Men’s Bible Study. This is held at the Big Boy Restaurant in St. Johns. We take an in-depth look at Pastor Jim’s sermon and dive deeper into the Word. 

THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY:   The women's Thursday evening Bible study is taking a break until mid-August when we will conclude the second half of season 4 of The Chosen.  After that we will start a survey of the Bible with the Bible Recap study guide.  See Liz Webster if interested.


TIFFANY IN TANZANIA: We will post Tiffany’s updates here, so you can continue to lift her up in prayer. You can also follow her at


Pastor Frank’s story about his visit with the Taturu in Magaleta is so encouraging! However, this is just one area of many that we need to visit and ask the elders for their blessing on our work so that we can work peacefully with the Taturu. We always want to ensure that we are not barging our way into a place and forcing our project on the people there. This Bible is for the Taturu, so we want them to know that we are not doing this translation for ourselves - we won’t be able to read it after all! No, we are doing this work because we know that God loves the Taturu people, and he loves their language. Likewise, we as the church love the Taturu people and we appreciate their language and culture and want to help preserve it. We want them to know Jesus as their Savior and to teach their children the ways of the Lord.

CHURCH EXTENSION FUND: Our representative is Matt Nobis. There are materials available in the Narthex. For questions, you can contact him at


Thought for the Week of June 9, 2024

Planning a gift for ministry from your estate can generate concern about whether that ministry will be still in existence when the Lord calls you home. Gift planning offers solutions to these concerns. A Donor Advised Fund can allow you to create a testamentary gift (for when the Lord calls you home). Then you can name a trusted advisor, maybe a family member or friend, who can direct those gifts from your Donor Advised Fund after the Lord has called you to heaven. Your LCMS Foundation Gift Planning Counselor can help. Contact… Julie BurgessGift Planning Counselor Church Extension Fund | 713-822-5284.



OUR WORSHIP OPTIONS:  In addition to our 8:00 and 10:30 am services in the Sanctuary, we will continue to offer the drive-in option (on 93.1 FM) will be at both services and we are offering live streaming of the 10:30 service on YouTube.  We will also continue to pre-record the readings and sermons each week and post them online so those members who are not yet comfortable coming out to service may still join in worship.