School Board Note - Change in Principal

Mr. Axel Gruen, principal, has accepted a call to Bethlehem Lutheran School in Kennewick, Washington, and has been granted a peaceful release. We ask that you keep Mr. Gruen and his family in your prayers as they make this transition. We are happy to announce that Mrs. Ina Guenin has agreed to accept the position of principal effective immediately. We are excited to welcome her back to Saint John-Emmanuel Lutheran School. The past year has brought many changes to our school and along with changes come opportunities to grow and to improve. May the Lord continue to bless and guide us as we come together as God's family at St. John - Emmanuel for the 2021-2022 school year which begins on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Choice Town Hall Meeting

A meeting to inform members of the congregations and school families of St. John and Emmanuel (Soest) about the Choice ("voucher") Program of the state of Indiana and the Scholarship Granting Organization will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in St. John's Fellowship Center.

Witness Wear and Tiger Gear Donations Needed for Re-sale Project

Calling all Saint John-Emmanuel School families, past and present. We are looking for donations of polo shirts, navy/tan/black pants and shorts, witness wear and Tiger gear. If you would like to donate these items, you can drop them off at the Flatrock campus office Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you need a different time, please contact Amy Schlaudroff at The resale will be held on the Flatrock campus in the library on the following dates: Wednesday, July 28, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to the school library fund. 

Commissioning of New Teacher

Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., Grace (Hartwig) Coblentz, will be commissioned during the worship service. Mrs. Coblentz is one of our new middle school teachers at St. John-Emmanuel. Plan to greet Grace and her husband, Ethan, at a reception following the service (location to be determined).

Summer Worship Schedule, Thursday, May 27, 2021, through Sunday, September 5, 2021

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study

Church and School Re-Roofing Project

Work will begin sometime soon to replace the roofs on our Church and School buildings here at Saint John. This is a costly but necessary project - $165,000 to $170,000. The Voters Assembly delegated the authority to the Church Council to secure funding. The Council approved taking out a loan through The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) of $150,000 (amount needed after making a down payment from the general fund). Please prayerfully consider a gift at this time in order to reduce the amount of the loan needed to complete this project. Write in the memo line of checks “Church/School Re-roof. Pink envelopes designated for this project are available in the Narthex and Foyer. Thank you for your gifts.

Middle School Teacher Needed

St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School is looking for a middle school teacher beginning with the 2021-2022 school year with an emphasis on English, Language Arts, and Literature. Along with all the usual places, we are also asking that if you know of someone that may be qualified and interested, please have them contact Ina Guenin via email at or by phone at 260-639-0123.

Scrip Note

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, Scrip will not be available. Please plan ahead for this. Thank you, Scrip Volunteers.