Soup Suppers

We will again be offering soup and sandwich suppers before the Wednesday night Lenten Services from 5 to 6:15pm. We are asking for volunteers to host one or more of the suppers on March 13th, 21st and 28th, and April 3rd and 10th. Team up with a friend or two and sign up on the sheet in the East Room. Questions? Call Carla at 815-625-9122. Thank you in advance for your help!

Good Friday Day Camp

Our second Good Friday Day Camp is scheduled for Friday, April 19th from 8:30am to noon at St. John’s. Preschool (age 4) through fifth-grade students are invited for a free morning day camp. Morning snack and lunch are provided. This will be similar to the Vacation Bible School atmosphere, with music, storytime, arts and crafts. A free-will offering will be received for the Sterling Buddy Bags program. Junior high youth through adults: We need helpers for the day! Please contact Gerad Von Holten if you are interested in helping by sharing your time or talents. Even though this event is being hosted by St. John’s, children and parents from the whole community are encouraged to participate! This year’s theme is “Creation Stations.” Click here to download a registration form.

Palm Sunday Breakfast

On April 14th after worship we’re having breakfast! A free-will offering will be received to support students participating in the 2021 Minneapolis Youth Gathering, 2019 UNITE Service Camp and future Youth Quakes. Thank you in advance for any help and for the blessing of your support of our youth ministries. Please contact Gerad if you’d like to help serve at the breakfast.

Easter 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 21st. Note: Payment should accompany the form. Make checks payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Click here to download an order form. Deadline to turn in this form is Sunday, April 7th.

Kroger Rewards

St. John’s is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can earn rewards for the St. John’s Building Fund every time you use it. Just about everything you purchase qualifies, with the exception of alcohol, tobacco, and postage stamps. There is no cost to participate and you’ll still earn fuel points on eligible purchases every time you shop. Signing up is free and easy.

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in to your digital account or create an account.
  3. Choose “I’m a Customer” and click on “View Details.”
  4. Be sure your card is linked to your account.
  5. Select St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (MU937).
  6. Receive a confirmation, and you’re ready! If you have questions, please contact Nancy Breed at (815) 441-4007. Thanks for your continued support of St. John’s.


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