Soup's On!

Beginning March 8th through April 5th, prior to our midweek Lenten services we will be serving a soup supper. The soup will be hot and ready to serve at 5:30pm, with worship at 6:30pm. Please take a break from your busy days and take time to break bread and worship with your friends at St. John's.

If you are willing to provide a pot of your favorite soup, please call Carla, 815- 625-9122 or email her at dtselfhelpent@ Thank you in advance for your help!

Mystery Brunch

A light heart lives longest, so the Irish say, and so we're having a Mystery Brunch to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Join us at 10:45am Sunday, March 19th in the Lucky Leprachaun Lounge (basement fellowship hall) for four courses of food, fun and shenanigans. RSVP using your bulletin insert form at church.

Lilies Wanted

Lilies are wanted to decorate the chancel for Easter. You can order on the group order or purchase your own. If you purchase your own lily and plan on picking it up, please place a tag on it with your name. Plants can be picked up after the Easter morning service, Sunday, April 16th. Note: Payment should accompany the form. Make checks payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Click here to download the form, which is due Friday, April 7th.

Egg-Cellent Breakfast!

April 9th after worship, we’re having breakfast! We’ll have a variety of egg bakes, French toast casseroles and other breakfast food options. We truly hope you’ll join us this year! A free-will offering will be received for our youth ministries events and activities. Thank you in advance for any help and for the blessing of your support of our youth ministries!

Books For Kids

We have a wonderful opportunity before us to reach out to the kids of our community. We would like to set up a Books For Kids program at St. John’s. We have many children living in the area surrounding the church, and we would like to include them and other children in this program.

The basic process would be getting kids books donated, creating a space in our library, and then opening our doors. The kids could stay at church and read or take the book(s) home. The books taken home can be kept, passed on to a friend or returned to the library. We can include a “story time,” show movies, provide snacks ... we can let our imaginations run wild! We can be open after school one to five afternoons a week. We can be open on Saturdays. Are you getting the idea? The program is open to however we want to create it.

Our immediate need is several volunteers who are willing to explore this program, decide how it will be facilitated and get it off the ground. Please call or e-mail Carla if you are willing to participate in this exciting venture that could touch the lives of hundreds of children! She can be reached at 815- 625-9122 or


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