Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  January 18–25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. January is the month many Christians observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Confession of Peter (January 18) and the Conversion of Paul (January 25) bookend the week.  


The congregational planning meeting was Saturday, January 14. At that meeting, we decided to collect “noisy” coins this year. On the second, third, and fourth Sundays of each month through October, the noisy coin collection will go toward the 150th Anniversary Building Projects. In keeping with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, our goal is … [Read more…]

This Week at First (January 15, 2017)

Sunday              January 15 – Food Pantry Sunday 9am           SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH Monday             January 16 Newsletter Deadline Annual Reports Due Martin Luther King, Jr. Day CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED 5pm ST. JOE’S EVENING MEAL – RITH 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday … [Read more…]

Folk Arts is Back!

You are invited to come at 7pm, the last Thursday of the month (January 26, 2017) to the Parish House Lower Level. Miriam Anderson and Wanda Esping will twine rugs again. Work on your own project or just have fun!  


The Ignite confirmation event is on Wednesday, January 25th, from 6:15 – 8pm, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Davenport. Contact Angie Harrell for more information. Carpooling is available; if you want a ride to this event, please be at the St. John’s parking lot no later than 5:45pm.  


The confirmation classes have changed dates. Classes will start Wednesday, January 25, at the Ignite youth event. I will be giving each family a new schedule for this eight-week session. Angie Harrell, Learning Chair  


The Altar Guild members will have a short meeting on Saturday, January 21, to sign up for the 2017 schedule. Hopefully the meeting will begin no later than 10:45am, whenever we are finished taking down decorations. Contact Sandy Steinbeck if you have questions or can’t make the meeting, but want to participate.  

This Week at First (Beginning 1/4/17)

Wednesday January 4 9am – 1pm PRAYERS & SQUARES – PHSR 7pm SR. CHOIR – Choir Loft Thursday January 5 4pm COMMUNION SERVICE – FM Chapel Sunday January 8 9am SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH