Sundays at 8.15 am and at 10.30 am during the school year. Sunday School is at 9.15 am during the school year.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Church Council Meeting Thursday, February 1
Wine Tasting Saturday, February 3
2018 Congregational Meeting/Souper Bowl Luncheon Sunday, February 4
Blood Drive Saturday, February 10
Book Club Tuesday, February 13
Ash Wednesday February 14
Midnight Run Friday, March 9
Facing Racism Together: Bearing Witness and Bringing Hope. A Multi-Faith Service Sunday, January 28, 3-5 pm at Mt. Hope Zion Church 65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604
We come together as a multi-faith community to learn, worship, sing, and break bread in response to the racism that exists in our society. St. John’s is one of the congregations sponsoring this service. It will be followed by a potluck dinner – each congregation is asked to bring one to three dishes, serving about 20 people each. If you can make a dish for this event, please let the office know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine Tasting Saturday, February 3. Time TBA
Orson Wells used to hold up a wine glass on TV and say, “We’ll have no wine until it’s time.” It’s time! St. John’s will be sponsoring a wine tasting for everyone in our congregation and guests you may want to bring. Join us for a great evening.
2018 Congregational Meeting Sunday, February 4
Please join us at the annual Congregational Meeting after the 10.30 am service to review the 2017 Annual Report and discuss plans for 2018.
Souper Bowl Sunday Luncheon Sunday, February 4 after the 10.30 service and before the Congregational Meeting
It’s a triple play! Or a trifecta! Or just a chance to eat well and do good!
Please join the Youth Group for a Souper Bowl Sunday Luncheon, immediately following the 10.30 am service. Yes, this is also the day of our Annual Meeting. For a donation of $5 and a can of soup, per person, you will be served delicious home made soup, salad, and bread and you’ll be nourished and ready for the annual meeting.
The $5 will help our Youth Group get to next summer’s Gathering, and the can of soup will be donated to a local food pantry. Please plan to attend!
Give Blood at St. John’s Saturday, February 10, 9 am to 2 pm
To continue holding blood drives, we need to have at least 25 donors. So, please participate and help save lives – there is an emergency need for blood right now!
You can make an appointment online: go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: St. Johns or just walk in on Saturday. For any questions, please email Marc Schlueter, our Social Ministry chair, at email@example.com.
Lent Starts Ash Wednesday, February 14
12 pm Brief Eucharist & Reception of Ashes
6 pm Soup & Salad Supper
7:30 pm Worship Service
Please join us for our Ash Wednesday Soup and Salad Supper
You’ll have a great meal and lively conversation. There will be several gourmet soups made by members of the congregation and chili made by Pastor Henk. Worship will follow at 7:30 p.m. This is a potluck dinner, so we are asking people to bring in dishes, bread or drinks or help otherwise. Please email Marc Schlueter at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know what you will bring.
Midnight Run March 9
Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. Our church has done it for many years.
For the Run we need:
- Lots of cleaned and washed clothing – mostly men’s, but also women’s, no children’s – suitable for the colder months. Please bring the clothes in plastic bags.
- Men’s underwear
- Men’s socks
- People and vehicles for the Run
- Personal care items such as small bars of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, etc.
- Boxes for storing sorted clothing
- Large pot of hearty soup or chili
- Volunteers to sort clothing and pack all items
- Lunches on the day of the Run – sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, fresh whole fruit, juice boxes and a treat as well as a snack
Without volunteers the Midnight Run would never happen. We always look for volunteers of our own community of faith to help with the Run, be it by giving supplies, helping sort clothes and toiletries before the Run, or going on the Run. Please contact Marc Schlueter at email@example.com for any questions and let him know how you can help.
Shop at Amazon and Benefit St. John’s Youth
St. John’s has become an Amazon affiliate to raise funds to enable our young people to attend the All-Lutheran Youth Gathering in Houston this summer. If you are planning to shop at Amazon, please do it through the Amazon link, which is up on our home page on one of the top slides. Amazon will donate a small portion of your purchase to our church to benefit our youth. Any questions, please contact the office at 914.698.4348 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word to your family and friends and encourage them to use this link for Amazon shopping, too!