ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH UPDATES
Release Date: October 14, 2021
Good afternoon! I wanted to inform everyone that a couple of our church family has tested positive for Covid. They were not in church this past Sunday but they are in quarantine. We will still be social distancing in church by sitting in every other pew. You may wear your mask but you are not required to do so.
We invite you to participate in one of our Bible studies at our church. A ladies Bible study is held on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am, a men’s Bible study is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and an adult Bible study is held after church on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.
The new church doors should be installed sometime next week and we are waiting for parts to be delivered to repair the a/c unit in the annex.
The council welcomes your compliments, comments or complaints…please let us know your thoughts!
NEW CONTACT PERSON FOR HALL RENTAL
Joyce Lerche will be the new contact person for hall rentals. If you are interested in renting the fellowship hall or annex please contact Joyce. A contract must be filled out for each rental for insurance purposes.
Hope all of our church family is doing well! After the church service Sunday morning (Aug 22, 2021) all of you are encouraged to stay and have refreshments in the fellowship hall during a two part session on Martin Luther’s, “A Simple Way to Pray” facilitated by Shiloh Perry with Pastor Craig’s assistance. The first session will be this Sunday and the second session will be the following Sunday. Be ready to take a deep dive into the Lord’s Prayer.
BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL
The fish fry on Sunday, August22 was a success! A big THANK YOU to Roger Wubbenhorst, Jerry Gold and Mark Richardson for frying fish, French fries and hush puppies. Thank you to all who supplied ice cream! The food and fellowship were wonderful.
The council has decided to start up social distancing again, being there are positive COVID cases in our community. Starting August 15, 2021, we are asking everyone to sitting in every other pew during the worship service. Sorry for the inconvenience… we just want all our church family to be protected from this virus.
Additional crepe myrtle trees have been planted by the fence and the entrance has been widened. Soon the care and mowing will change hands. We give our sincere thanks to Floyd Kostelka, whose excellent care has served us for many years. Rick Ford and family will take over those duties. We look forward to the service of the Ford family.
PAST AND UPCOMING EVENTS
On Sunday, August 22nd, Shiloh Perry facilitated a Bible Study on Martin Luther’s, “A Simple Way to Pray”, assisted by Pastor Craig, during the adult Sunday School. It is a study on the Lord’s Prayer and will continue on Sunday, Sep 19th & 26th. Please stay after church and join us!
On Sunday, September 1st and 9th the Youth are planning to go ice skating after Sunday School.
On Thursday, August 12th six kids, Ginger Kubena and Janelle Gold went to Splashway Water Park in Sheridan, TX for a day of swimming.
The Library Day program was enjoyed by children ages 3 to Junior High. A book was read to the children each week. Then a child was paired up with an adult to read a book. Any child who completed 3 books and did a report on the book was invited to Silver Wings in Brenham, TX for roller skating. Six kids got to enjoy a day of skating on Wednesday, July 21 , 2021.
vm DE CRISTO
On November 1 1-15 is a Via De Cristo a spiritual renewal weekend in Brenham, TX at Camp Blessing. For more information contact Barbara Hoover.
As of March 24, 2021 the pastor of St. John Lutheran church in Dime Box, TX elected to resign.
Our church Call Committee will be interviewing for a replacement pastor. In the meantime we will be using interim pastors for all activities. The list of events for church services will remain the same. Pastor Craig Gabriel will be present for all Services until further notice.
An Update for Church President, Jan Perry:
I hope all of you are well. The council wants everyone to be informed of the latest plans at St. John’s…
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021 the Pastor turned in his resignation after the church service. The council voted to accept his resignation and to relieve him of his duties immediately.
With that being,
Pastor Craig Gabriel of Seguin, TX. has agreed to do our church service on Sunday morning at 9:00am.
Social distancing and masks are not required and is the decision of each individual.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me or one of the council members know!