Preteen Lock-In!
Jul
26
to Jul 27

Preteen Lock-In!

All kids entering grade 5-6 are welcome to come to our preteen lock-in. Since this is the last lock-in before school starts back up, all kids who have finished 5th or 6th grade are also welcome to attend this as their final lock-in with the preteen group. We’ll have some fun games, team building activities, a movie , and of course...pizza! Hope to see all of you there!

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Lemonade in the Lobby
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Lemonade in the Lobby

Our summer concert series, Lemonade in the Lobby, will welcome pianist Nikolaos Pine in recital on Sunday, July 28 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary here at St. John’s. Nik received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana State University and will be completing his Masters of Music in Piano Performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Nik will be returning to Austria to perform in concert in August. Please join us in welcoming Nik to St. John’s as he prepares for his Austria performance tour. Lemonade in the PLC lobby will follow the performance. Consider inviting a neighbor or two to join you at the recital, which is free and open to the public.

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Cubs vs. Cardinals Game
Jul
30
4:15 PM16:15

Cubs vs. Cardinals Game

Join us for an awesomely fun night watching the Cubs vs. Cardinals game at Busch Stadium! We have great seats inside Pavilion Section 344. $63 per person includes your ticket to game and bus transportation. The bus will leave church at 4:15 p.m. and return around midnight. Limited number of seats, so sign up soon by contacting Carol Lange 553.4381 or Cindy Engstrom 691.0471. We will not be able to refund any money. 

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Synod-Wide Mission Trip
Sep
30
to Oct 2

Synod-Wide Mission Trip

The New and Renewing Congregations Committee of the Central/ Southern Illinois Synod is sponsoring a mission trip to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois over Labor Day Weekend. It is an exciting opportunity to live out the blessed reality that we in this synod are indeed church together, striving alongside one another through all our joys, sorrows, and challenges! While the work projects will be finalized in August, we currently are anticipating interior painting, deep cleaning, repair work (baseboards, chairs, door handles, etc), landscaping, and carpentry work, as well as participating in a service project for the Mt. Vernon community.

St. John’s will cover the registration fee, and lodging details are still in the works. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Pastor Adam at 217.793.3933 or pconnolly@stjohns-springfield.org

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St. John’s 150th Anniversary Germany Tour
Jul
26
to Aug 6

St. John’s 150th Anniversary Germany Tour

Several spots are still available for our St. John’s 150th Anniversary Germany Tour in 2020. Led by Pastor Greg and Pastor Adam, in partnership with Reformation Tours, we will travel in the footsteps of Martin Luther, visiting many of the significant places in his life and ministry that began the Reformation over 500 years ago. In addition to visiting Frankfurt, Mainz, Worms, Eisenach, Erfurt, Eisleben, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremburg, and Munich, the tour will lead us to the historic town of Oberammergau where we will witness the world-famous Passion Play which only takes place every ten years. Along the way we will share several meaningful worship experiences, great fellowship, and wonderful food, including a special meal and wine-tasting event in Mainz to celebrate the church’s anniversary. Come and join us as we share in this celebration tour! For more information or to sign-up, contact the church office or visit http://reformationtours. com/package/rdr20/ .

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Blood Drive
Jun
28
7:00 AM07:00

Blood Drive

 

St. John’s will sponsor the blood drive at the Central Illinois Community Blood Center, 1999 Wabash Avenue.  Thanks to the generosity of those who donate blood, the center can collect lifesaving blood products that have the potential to assist many critically ill patients.  Please help if you can!

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Marion, VA Mission Trip
Jun
23
to Jun 29

Marion, VA Mission Trip

Join us for our 12th annual mission trip to Marion, Virginia. We will head east into the picturesque Appalachian mountains for a week of service, fun, and fellowship. Centered around 1 John 4:19, “We love because God first loved us,” this will be a week you won’t want to miss. Registration forms can be found on both Welcome Centers in the Narthex and PLC Lobby. Forms and deposit are due Sunday, May 5 to Pastor Adam. Please reach out to Pastor Adam if you have any questions or would like to learn more. 

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Wine Tasting
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Tasting

Join us on Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30-8:30 at 3sixteen Wine Bar in Chatham for a wine tasting event. For $20, you will get 4 different wine selections, each paired with a heavy hors d’oeuvre. Space is limited to 20 people. Please call Carol Lange at 553.4381, to reserve your spot.

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We’re Going Paintballing!
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

We’re Going Paintballing!

Join other High School Youth from St. John's as we have fun blasting one another with little balls of paint. We will be going to Wildcat Paintball Park in Staunton, IL on Saturday, May 4. We will meet at St. John's at 10 am, and get back between 3:30-4:00. For $15, you will get 2 hours of paintball fun. Everything you will need is included with the $15 fee.

Please fill out the form if you plan on coming with us. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Adam at 217.793.3933 or at pconnolly@stjohns-springfield.org

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First Communion Classes
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

First Communion Classes

All children who are in 3rd or 4th grade and who are not yet receiving Holy Communion are invited, together with their parents, to our three-week First Communion Class. This class will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., beginning April 24 and concluding May 8 . First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 12 at our 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Worship. Children younger than 3rd grade who wish to begin receiving Communion may also participate following a conversation between their parents and one of the pastors. Come and learn about this amazing gift of God’s forgiveness! To sign up for the First Communion Class, let Pastor Adam know at pconnolly@stjohns-springfield.org or by calling the Church Office at 217.793.3933 

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Easter Breakfast
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Easter Breakfast

Plan on joining us on Easter Sunday, April 21 for our annual Easter Breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Parish Life Center (PLC). Hosted by our 25 confirmation students and their parents, this delicious breakfast provides a wonderful opportunity for us to gather together for great food and fellowship. A free-will offering will be received to help send our confirmation students to Confirmation Camp at Augustana College this coming summer. All are welcome! 

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Family Festival Egg Hunt
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Family Festival Egg Hunt

Want to learn about the meaning of Easter, help our community, and celebrate with a gigantic egg hunt?! Join us on Saturday, April 13 for our fundraiser breakfast and Family Festival Egg Hunt. Get your tickets from the church office starting March 11. Tickets will be FREE, and we are limiting the event to 200 people, so grab tickets for you family before they’re gone! We will collect a free will offering at the event. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be given to The Matthew Project to help children get to summer camp!

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Midweek Lenten Worship
Apr
10
12:15 PM12:15

Midweek Lenten Worship

Our midweek Lenten worship theme this year is TABLE GRACE as we explore five Biblical stories in which God’s gracious hospitality is extended with others through the sharing of a meal. Two worship opportunities will be offered each Wednesday throughout Lent.

12:15 p.m. - Midweek Lenten Worship (PLC Lobby) A delicious homemade Lenten Lunch will be served beginning at 12:00 noon.

7:00 p.m. - Midweek Lenten Worship (Sanctuary) A delicious homemade soup and sandwich supper will be served in the PLC Lobby beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Come and gather with us around the TABLE as we share a meal together and as we are fed by God’s Word through worship. There is a place at the TABLE for you! Come and join us as, together, we let God’s grace grow us in our relationship with Christ, with each other, and with the community!

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2019 Mission Trip Info Meeting
Apr
7
9:15 AM09:15

2019 Mission Trip Info Meeting

Join us for our 12th annual mission trip to Marion, Virginia. We will head east into the picturesque Appalachian mountains for a week of service, fun, and fellowship. Centered around 1 John 4:19, “We love because God first loved us,” this will be a week you won’t want to miss. Registration forms can be found on both Welcome Centers in the Narthex and PLC Lobby. Forms and deposit are due Sunday, May 5 to Pastor Adam. Please join us on Sunday, April 7 at 9:15 for an informational meeting, or you can reach out to Pastor Adam if you have any questions or would like to learn more. 

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Midweek Lenten Worship
Apr
3
12:15 PM12:15

Midweek Lenten Worship

Our midweek Lenten worship theme this year is TABLE GRACE as we explore five Biblical stories in which God’s gracious hospitality is extended with others through the sharing of a meal. Two worship opportunities will be offered each Wednesday throughout Lent.

12:15 p.m. - Midweek Lenten Worship (PLC Lobby) A delicious homemade Lenten Lunch will be served beginning at 12:00 noon.

7:00 p.m. - Midweek Lenten Worship (Sanctuary) A delicious homemade soup and sandwich supper will be served in the PLC Lobby beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Come and gather with us around the TABLE as we share a meal together and as we are fed by God’s Word through worship. There is a place at the TABLE for you! Come and join us as, together, we let God’s grace grow us in our relationship with Christ, with each other, and with the community!

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Adult Forum: “Honoring our Neighbor’s Faith”
Mar
31
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Forum: “Honoring our Neighbor’s Faith”

Join Pastor Greg and Pastor Pam as they co-lead a five-week Adult Forum Series titled “Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith” from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR). Each week, we will explore together another faith tradition, comparing and contrasting each faith tradition with our own faith as ELCA Lutherans. This week we will discuss the Baptist Church.

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