Our outreach project for the month of December will be to help a family in need from Indian Hollow Elementary School celebrate Christmas. Please visit our new web page - Outreach Projects for additional Details and updates.
Thanks to a St. John’s Thrivent action card, we have books titled, “Faithful Families for Advent & Christmas” in the narthex, which give ideas for families for the Advent and Christmas season. Each family is invited to take a book. Since we’re still living in a COVID world, this is another way for families to enjoy their faith together during the upcoming holidays!
Help is needed to decorate St. John’s for the “Hanging of the Greens” service. We will meet at the church on Saturday, December, 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. If you can help please let Sue Goodwin know.
Thanks to an $800 grant from the VA Synod/Lutheran Disaster Relief and a Thrivent action card, St. John's will be offering a Blessing Box feeding ministry! Thank you to Greg Clutter for his craftsmanship and donation of materials, we have a box that we’ll fill with Blessings each week so that folks can stop and take what they need (or can leave items if they desire.) This box will be close to the mailbox and road so it’s clearly visible and easy to stop and get what they need. If you would like to contribute an item or two for this ministry, you can bring your items and put them in the long black tote in the narthex. Some ideas for the Blessing Box are ~ dry beans, canned meats, fruit cups, canned vegetables, mac and cheese cups, peanut butter, canned soups, oatmeal, small bottles of hand sanitizer, soap, detergent, etc… Please see any council member if you have questions! Thank you!
We thank Linda Campbell and Mike Eyre at St. John’s for being our newest Council members. We also thank Steve Allamong and Laura Saville for their time and efforts while serving on the council. The 2021 spending plan was approved as presented at St. John’s. We thank everyone for coming out to vote and worship and we give great thanks for your faithfulness during this challenging year. Thank you!