THIS WEEK’S CHURCH ACTIVITIES
SATURDAY, June 14: Communion – 7:30PM, Bible Study – 8:30PM
                                                                                                      ST. JOHN’S
SUNDAY, June 15: Communion – 9AM, Bible Study – 10AM
MONDAY, June 16: Church Council Mtg. – 7:30PM
THURSDAY, June 19: SECC – 4-4:30PM, Newsletter Deadline
SATURDAY, June 21: Worship – 7:30PM, Bible Study – 8:30PM
SUNDAY, June 22: Worship – 9AM, Bible Study – 10AM                                                 221 Walnut St. SE

                                                                                                      Sleepy Eye,

                                                                                                      MN 56085
                             Member News & Prayer Requests:
Prayer Requests:    Outreach      Youth Group Shut-ins     MVL Volunteers                
              Male Spiritual Leadership Better Church Attendance Synod Missions

God’s Blessings on our appeal for funds to complete our organ phase II & tuckpointing proj-

Our operating debt & ability to pay ministry obligations with the gospel-motivated gifts of

All the friends, relatives, and fellow US citizens who must fight and serve in Iraq or overseas…

Members who are sick or ill, recovering, or have lost loved ones: Anna Petermann, Charles
Eckstein Family, Elaine Helget, Connie Trebesch, Peyton Moldan, Lorna Havemeier, John
Burden, Ed Heidemann

                     Given by Arnold Guhlke in memory of Lulu.

                                                                                                                            St. John’s Mission Statement:
                                                                                                       The continuing purpose of this congregation is to serve all people in God’s
                                                                                                        world with the gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of the Holy Scriptures.
                                                                                                  Soar High at Family Bible School! FBS will be             WELS/ELS: Singles of Southern Minnesota have in-
                              St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church                                      held July 20th-24th, 2008 from 6:30-8:30pm. Never
                                                                                                  been to FBS? Come and see what you've been miss-
                                                                                                                                                            vited     the     single      members        of    our
                                                                                                                                                            congregation to their Sunday, June 22nd outing. Infor-
                                               221 Walnut St. S.E.                                ing out on! Classes will be held for ages 4 through       mation about the outing is posted on the church bulletin
                                             Sleepy Eye, MN 56085                                 127 and older! Pre-registration is appreciated, but not   board.
                                                                                                  necessary. All are welcome! Teachers and helpers are
                                    School 794-6200 Church/Fax: 794-6202                          still needed. Registration forms and                      Bridal Shower: The congregation
                                      Pastor Kevin L. Draper 794-4500                             teacher/helper sign up sheets are lo-                     is invited to a bridal shower for
                                                                                                  cated on the table at the back of church.                 Beth Windschitl, bride-to be of
                                                                                                                          Zach Shiels on Saturday, June
                                                                                                  Won't be here to help out? See the list
                                                                                                  below to donate craft supplies. Thanks                    28th, at 10 am in the church base-
Pentecost 5                                                              June 14 & 15, 2008       for helping to support this great out-                    ment. Brunch will be served.
                                                                                                  reach opportunity! Questions? Contact                     Annual Report: All reports are
               Welcome in the name of our living and loving Savior, Christ Jesus!                 Stephanie Zastrow at 507-217-1652                         due by June 30th! Please email
               May the message of God’s everlasting love and grace fill our hearts                                                                          them to or drop them off
               with true peace and joy. May the fellowship we enjoy in Christ                     Craft Supply List for FBS 2008                            in the office. Thank you.
                                                                                                       • Empty, clean water bottles
               through his Word give us lasting strength and security. If you are vis-                 • Chinet paper bowls                                 Computer Updates: It's time to purchase new school
               iting us, please sign the guest register in the entrance and worship with               • Painter’s tape                                     computer lab equipment, and we are asking for dona-
               us again!                                                                               • Fish line                                          tions totaling $5,000 to $6,000 to assist with the project.
                                                                                                       • CDs                                                To get the funding ball rolling, St. John's PTO is offer-
                                                                                                       • Ribbon (1/4" wide)                                 ing a dollar-for-dollar match of all donations up to
 *************************************************************************************                                                                      $2,000. If you would like to help, please make checks
                                                                                                       • Beads
ELDER ON DUTY                                                                                                                                               payable to St. John's School and indicate that it is for
                                                                                                       • $$ donations to purchase many more much
                                                                                                                                                            "Technology". We are also selling the current computer
7:30PM – Gary Kuelbs                            9AM – Jerry Dittbenner                                     needed craft supplies
                                                                                                                                                            equipment. The suggested donation is $50 per system
                                                                                                  Please leave all donations on the counter in the
GREETERS                                                                                                                                                    and typical systems include a Pentium III processor with
                                                                                                  kitchen. Thank you!
                                                                                                                                                            monitor, 6-14 Gb hard drive, 256 Mb of RAM, network
7:30PM – Leo & Marsha Derkowski                 9AM – Laurell & Mary Jane Haus                                                                              card, Windows 2000, and Microsoft Office.
                                                                                                  Kingsway Retirement Living Center: On Sunday,
ORGANIST/PIANIST                                OFFERING COUNTERS                                 June 21st a Dedication Service will begin at
                                                                                                                                                            Director of Sports Information and Media Relations:
                                                                                                  10:30AM, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:45AM,
Anna Zarling                                    Lambrecht/Weilage                                 and an Open House from 12-4PM for Belle Plaine’s
                                                                                                                                                            Martin Luther College has an opening for a person that
                                                                                                                                                            would compile and disseminate information regarding
                                                                                                  newest retirement facility. Additional information
                                                                                                                                                            Martin Luther College Athletics. Full job description is
                                                                                                  may be found on our church’s bulletin board.
                                                                                                                                                            located on the MLC website @
                                                                                                  The MVL GOLF CLASSIC is approaching quickly.              Please call Diane Brutlag, Human Resources Officer
                            STEWARDSHIP STATISTICS                                                The Classic is on MONDAY, JULY 21!! Support the           with any questions @ 507-354-8221 x 399.
                                                                                                  mission at MVL and have fun golfing at the same
       Last Sunday’s attendance –7:30PM: 54 9:00AM: 64 Total = 118 = 26 %                                                                                   Summer SCRIP Schedule: Look for Kris Bode or Sue
                                                                                                  time! Men and women sign up now. The cost remains
                                                                           Needed year-to-date    $100. Get your registration forms in to MVL ASAP.         Jensen at church for your SCRIP needs over the summer
                                                                                                  If you don't have a form, print one from the MVL          months. If they are not available at church, please feel
       Last Week’s Receipts     Needed/Week      Year-to-Date Receipts     (weekly avg. 48 wks)
                                                                                                  web site at or call the MVL office at 354-        free to contact Kris Bode at 794-2820 and leave a mes-
       Home    $8,506.58*       $5,726.33            $ 285,517.35           $ 286,316.50
                                                                                                  6851.                                                     sage if she is unavailable to answer the phone. Your
       Synod   $ 410.00         $ 444.42             $ 24,228.02            $  22,221.00
                                                                                                                                                            purchases over the summer will accumulate and will be
       MVL     $ 100.00         $ 288.46             $ 10,914.35             $ 14,423.00
                                                                                                  Our church budget is now available in back of             applied to your school fees for 2008-09 school year.
                                                                                                  church.                                                   Thank you.
       *Includes $3,875.00 Thrivent Matching Funds       Loan Balance = $13,000.00

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