Red Poinsettias Wanted

Decorate St. John’s Chancel for Christmas. You can order on the group order or purchase your own. If you purchase your own, please bring to the church no earlier than December 22nd and place a tag with your name on it. All poinsettias should be RED. Plants can be picked up after the 6pm worship service on Christmas Eve. Payment should accompany the form. Make checks payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Deadline to turn in form & payment is December 9th. Download an order form by clicking here.

Celebrate Military

The Worship Arts Ministry Team is planning a special recognition for our veterans (living and deceased) and those currently serving in the military during the worship service on November 11th. We need your help. Please provide a picture if you are or know of a veteran or someone currently serving in the military and put the labeled picture in Carla’s mailbox in the library, or place it on the library table. If you have a framed picture, that is even better but certainly not necessary. All pictures will be returned after the service. If you do not have a picture, simply provide the name.

All Saints Breakfast

Adam’s Rib group will be hosting an All Saints Breakfast on November 4th after worship. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the Self Help Riverview Haven Group Home.

Cookies Needed For Hospice’s Festival Of Trees

Rock River Hospice & Home 2018 Festival of Trees is November 13- 18 at Northland Mall in Sterling, with the Country Store open daily beginning November 10th. Once again they are asking for donations of 30 dozen cookies (any variety). The proceeds benefit the patients and families served by Rock River Hospice and Home. Please bring to the church kitchenette by Thursday, November 15th. Any questions please call Sharon Zinanni at (815) 508-2585.

Memorial Ornaments For Sale

Rock River Hospice & Home recognizes that the holidays are a time of joy and celebration and also a time of refl ection. Loved ones can be honored and remembered during the holiday season with our Tree of Memories during the Festival of Trees. Each year during the Hospice designs a new Memorial Ornament which is for sale during the Festival of Trees as well as throughout the year. Memorial ornaments can be ordered for $10 each in memory of or in honor of a loved one. The name of your loved one is placed on the ornament and displayed next to the Tree of Memories during the Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees off ers wonderland of trees, wreaths and other decor just in time for the holiday season. All proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefi t patients and families of Rock River Hospice & Home. For more information on the festival or to order a Memorial Ornament, call (815) 625-3858 or visit


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