Ascension Day, Thursday, May 9, Worship Service with Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m.

Pentecost Sunday, May 19, Worship Services with Holy Communion at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Summer Worship Schedule Thursday evening 7:00 p.m. worship services will begin on Thursday, May 23, and beginning Sunday, May 26, there will be only one Sunday morning service at 9:00 a.m. and an evening service at 7:00 p.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study meet May 5 and 12, at 9:30 a.m. and then will be on recess until September. All summer worship services will be held in the Sanctuary.

Food Drive Challenge The Sunday School students and staff along with the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class are being challenged to donate 175 pounds of nonperishable food to our local food banks. Food will be collected in plastic totes inside church doors. If challenge is met by May 12, then a celebration breakfast for all those that donated food will be served in the Fellowship Center on Sunday May 19, between the morning services. Thanks for participating.

Congregation Float Helpers Sought The 175th Anniversary Committee would like to have a congregation float in the Hoagland and Monroeville parades this summer to let our neighbors know that we are celebrating. If you would like to help with this project, please contact Jim Doner.

175th Anniversary Mission Project Offering As a part of St. John’s 175th anniversary celebration, the church council and voters assembly approved adopting a local, regional, and international need. A description of each and additional information can be found in the yellow brochure at church or download brochure. Please consider supporting this outreach effort by using the yellow envelopes designated as “175th Anniversary mission Project Offering."

175th Anniversary Commemorative Ornaments Pre-order forms are available in the Narthex. Completed forms can be placed in Kathy Minich’s mailbox and if you have any questions, please contact Kathy Minich at (260) 341-9108.

Ongoing Shoe (Boot) Collection We continue to accept donations of any kind of shoe, boot, sandal, etc. in any condition for Changing Footprints who gets them to those in need or recycles into playgrounds.

I Was Hungry Food Collection

This in gathering takes place monthly on the first Sunday of the month, however, donations are welcome at any time during the month.. Donations support the Monroeville and Hessen Cassel Food banks. The food banks also appreciate either Meijers or Walmart gift cards so they can pick up what is most needed.

175th Anniversary Celebration

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St John-Emmanuel Lutheran School (SJ-E) NEWS

Confirmation at Emmanuel (Soest) is on Sunday, May 5. please pray for these confirmands.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 10. Special events are planned for each day of the week. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

SJ-E Enrollment for 2024-2025 Enrollment is now open for all students. Sign up today!

Teacher Search SJ-E is searching for resource and music teacher for the next school year.  If you have anyone in mind that you may want to suggest, please notify Mrs. Dunkin at school.  Thanks for your help!

ILEARN Students in grades 3-8 are taking the ILEARN tests through May 10. Do your best, students!

National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Report is available in Narthex and Foyer.

Wednesday, May 22 is Field Day.

Thursday, May 23 is the Last Day of school for SJ-E; Closing Chapel Service with Baptism Remembrance for May and June will be held at 9:00 a.m.; School dismisses at 10:30 a.m. for the day.