The King’s Brass
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

The King’s Brass

The King’s Brass are performing in concert on Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary here at St. John’s. We are excited to welcome back this top-notch group of musicians who have thrilled audiences for over 30 years. Tickets go on sale November 1 and can be purchased by calling the church at 217.793.3933, ext. 212. Tickets will be sold before and after worship services November 4 through November 26, while tickets last. Don’t delay as this will probably be a sold-out concert! Tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for children under 12.

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Christmas Cantata and Nativity Scene Festival
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Christmas Cantata and Nativity Scene Festival

Join St. John’s Lutheran Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra as we present this candlelight Advent journey, celebrating the traditional themes of hope, peace, joy and love.  The cantata culminates in the birth of Christ.  Musical selections included in this cantata include O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; How Great Our Joy; Love Came Down at Christmas; and Silent Night.   The narration relates to the wisdom of ancient scripture as well as to our 21st-century lives.  These beautiful pieces have a new, contemporary verse for each Carol which adds relevance to their meaning in today’s world. Childcare will be provided.  

Nativity Scene Festival in the AMR

Come and view the wide array of nativity scenes from all over the world, shared by members of our community. A drawing will be held for all those that attend to win a nativity scene. If you are interested in displaying your Nativity scene, an entry form is available at the Church office. Fill out the required information and return it to the Altar Guild mailbox. If you have displayed your scene in previous years, please consider displaying it again.

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Catholic-Lutheran Service of Common Prayer
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Catholic-Lutheran Service of Common Prayer

From Conflict to Communion In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Spring eld Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church and the Spring eld Cluster of our Central/Southern Illinois Synod (ELCA) will be sharing a Catholic-Lutheran Service of Common Prayer on Sunday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church (245 N Amos Ave, Springfield). This historic service will be co-led by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Springfield Diocese, and Bishop John Roth, Central/Southern Illinois Synod. Following the service, a catered dinner will be served in St. Agnes’ Fellowship Hall. There is no cost for the meal, however, reservations are required. To reserve your place at the table, please contact Amanda in the St. John’s church office (793.3933) or alawler@stjohns-spring- eld.org no later than November 10. All are welcome to come and celebrate the growth toward Christian unity that is taking place between Lutherans and Catholics around the world!

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Annual Meeting
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of our congregation will take place on Sunday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center (PLC). This is a most important meeting in the life of our congregation as we vote on how to proceed with the proposed building ren- ovation and addition, adopt a budget for 2018, elect leaders to our Leadership Board, Preschool Board, and Endowment Fund Committee, and announce the recipients of over $11,000 in Endowment Fund Grant Awards! A soup and sandwich lunch will be served by the youth of St. John’s with a free-will offering being received to assist with their trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering this coming summer in Houston. Childcare will also be provided for children ages 0-7 in the church nursery.

In preparation for the annual meeting, three informational forums will be held from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR) on the following Sundays:

Sunday, November 5

Reports from the Five Vision Teams

Sunday, November 12

Presentation and Discussion of the Motion concerning the Proposed Building Renovation and Addition

Sunday, November 19

Reports from the Preschool Board and Endowment Fund Committee

Come and be a part of this exciting time in the life of our congregation as we continue to grow in living out our mission to be and make disciples of Christ, in response to God’s grace!

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Breadline Sunday
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Breadline Sunday

This weekend, we join with congregations across Sangamon County to support the daily meal ministry of St. John’s Breadline as we purchase loaves of bread for $4 a loaf. 100% of the proceeds of these bread sales go to provide meals to the hungry of our community. Purchasing one loaf of bread for $4 provides two complete meals!

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Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

“LORD, HAVE MERCY” A Service of Healing Prayer

At some time or another, everyone needs healing. As God’s beloved children, we turn to God for healing from physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational wounds we experience. As we are church together, we gather together to pray for healing and to give thanks for healing. The service includes the reading of scripture and songs, a time for silent prayer. You will have the opportunity, if you would like, to come to the altar for a time of individual prayer. Everyone – not just St. John’s disciples - is invited to this worship service to seek healing for yourself, for someone you know, and for the worldin which we live.

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Nov
5
9:15 AM09:15

Hospitality for New Disciples

God richly blesses us at St. John’s by bringing new people to our congregation. Please come give a warm welcome to the newest disciples in our church family during special fellowship receptions next weekend on Saturday, November 4 in the Parlor after the 5:00 p.m. service and on Sunday, November 5 in the Parish Life Center Lobby during the 9:15 a.m. Fellowship Hour. Contact Kristen Schmid Schurter at 793.3933 x217 or ksschurter@stjohns-spring eld.org if you would like to help provide hospitality for these events.

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Luther and the Reformation
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Luther and the Reformation

Did you know that Rick Steves, famous travel expert, is a member of the ELCA? In commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Rick Steves traveled to many different places important in the Reformation and produced a special documentary. Join us on Tuesday, October 24 from 7:00-8:30p.m. in the PLC as we watch Rick go through many of the sites that were important to Martin Luther and the reformation.

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New Disciples Class
Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

New Disciples Class

Anyone interested in joining St. John’s or simply learning more about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian in the world is invited to participate in our upcoming New Disciples’ Classes. This five-week series begins on Sunday, October 1 and continues each Sunday throughout October, ending on Sunday, October 29. The class meets from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Adult Meeting Room. A light supper and childcare will be provided each week. We will explore together what it means to be in community, a Christian, a Lutheran, a disciple, and a servant. New disciples will be received into the life of the congregation the weekend of November 4-5. To sign-up, please contact either our New Disciples Coordinator Alison Storm at newdisciples@stjohns-springfield.org or 217.299.9098. All are welcome!

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New Disciples Class
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

New Disciples Class

Anyone interested in joining St. John’s or simply learning more about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian in the world is invited to participate in our upcoming New Disciples’ Classes. This five-week series begins on Sunday, October 1 and continues each Sunday throughout October, ending on Sunday, October 29. The class meets from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Adult Meeting Room. A light supper and childcare will be provided each week. We will explore together what it means to be in community, a Christian, a Lutheran, a disciple, and a servant. New disciples will be received into the life of the congregation the weekend of November 4-5. To sign-up, please contact either our New Disciples Coordinator Alison Storm at newdisciples@stjohns-springfield.org or 217.299.9098. All are welcome!

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Building Project Informational Meeting
Oct
22
9:15 AM09:15

Building Project Informational Meeting

During the month of October, four informational meetings will be offered so that you can learn more about the options that are being proposed and so that you can help us improve these options for the sake of Christ’s mission in this place.

Meetings will be held in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR). You are welcome to attend as many of the meetings as you would like! Come and be a part as we join together in living out our mission to be and make disciples of Christ, in response to God’s grace.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Sunday, October 8 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, October 17 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 19 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 9:15 a.m.

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Building Project Informational Meeting
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Building Project Informational Meeting

During the month of October, four informational meetings will be offered so that you can learn more about the options that are being proposed and so that you can help us improve these options for the sake of Christ’s mission in this place.

Meetings will be held in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR). You are welcome to attend as many of the meetings as you would like! Come and be a part as we join together in living out our mission to be and make disciples of Christ, in response to God’s grace.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Sunday, October 8 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, October 17 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 19 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 9:15 a.m.

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Building Project Informational Meeting
Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

Building Project Informational Meeting

During the month of October, four informational meetings will be offered so that you can learn more about the options that are being proposed and so that you can help us improve these options for the sake of Christ’s mission in this place.

Meetings will be held in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR). You are welcome to attend as many of the meetings as you would like! Come and be a part as we join together in living out our mission to be and make disciples of Christ, in response to God’s grace.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Sunday, October 8 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, October 17 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 19 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 9:15 a.m.

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New Disciples Class
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

New Disciples Class

Anyone interested in joining St. John’s or simply learning more about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian in the world is invited to participate in our upcoming New Disciples’ Classes. This five-week series begins on Sunday, October 1 and continues each Sunday throughout October, ending on Sunday, October 29. The class meets from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Adult Meeting Room. A light supper and childcare will be provided each week. We will explore together what it means to be in community, a Christian, a Lutheran, a disciple, and a servant. New disciples will be received into the life of the congregation the weekend of November 4-5. To sign-up, please contact either our New Disciples Coordinator Alison Storm at newdisciples@stjohns-springfield.org or 217.299.9098. All are welcome!

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Fall Ministry Fair
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Ministry Fair

Come and hear about the amazing ministries going on at St. John’s, and how you can be part of them at the BE MORE Fall Festival and Ministry Fair Saturday, October 14 from 6-8 p.m.

It’s an event for the whole congregation to celebrate who we are as church TOGETHER, to highlight the many ministries we share, and to share our many gifts with one another, with our community, and with the world!

Food, prizes, ministry team leaders and information will be in the Parish Life Center from 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. This is your chance to meet people, ask questions and find out how you can get involved. Entertainment will be in the Parish Life Center (PLC) from 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Kids’ activities and childcare in the music room 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Chili cooks needed for St. John’s famous CHILI COOK-OFF!  RSVP to contest coordinators Rachel and Ben Whittle at mulkarachela@sau.edu, and bring your pot of chili on Saturday October 14. Hotdogs will also be served. Come one, come all!

Simply make your best pot of chili and bring it with you to the event to share!

As God’s church, we can BE MORE together!

For more information, contact Kristen Schmid Schurter, Coordinator of Spiritual Gifts Ministries, at 793.3933 x217 or ksschurter@ stjohns-springield.org

 

FEATURING

Interactive Ministry Fair Chili Cook-Off

Hot Dogs, Veggies, Dessert

Children’s Games and Activities

Live Music

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Church Camping Trip
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Church Camping Trip

You are invited to come out again for the Annual Church Camping Trip at Camp CILCA, October 13 and 14. Come out anytime after 4 p.m. on Friday. The trip is completely unstructured, meaning you and your family can do some trail hiking,  fishing, canoeing, a challenge course; play frisbee, kickball, or football; and of course join in on some fireside fellowship all at your leisure. If you plan to attend, contact Chris Groth at cgroth@cmtengr.com

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New Disciples Class
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

New Disciples Class

Anyone interested in joining St. John’s or simply learning more about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian in the world is invited to participate in our upcoming New Disciples’ Classes. This five-week series begins on Sunday, October 1 and continues each Sunday throughout October, ending on Sunday, October 29. The class meets from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Adult Meeting Room. A light supper and childcare will be provided each week. We will explore together what it means to be in community, a Christian, a Lutheran, a disciple, and a servant. New disciples will be received into the life of the congregation the weekend of November 4-5. To sign-up, please contact either our New Disciples Coordinator Alison Storm at newdisciples@stjohns-springfield.org or 217.299.9098. All are welcome!

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Building Project Informational Meeting
Oct
8
9:15 AM09:15

Building Project Informational Meeting

During the month of October, four informational meetings will be offered so that you can learn more about the options that are being proposed and so that you can help us improve these options for the sake of Christ’s mission in this place.

Meetings will be held in the Adult Meeting Room (AMR). You are welcome to attend as many of the meetings as you would like! Come and be a part as we join together in living out our mission to be and make disciples of Christ, in response to God’s grace.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Sunday, October 8 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, October 17 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 19 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 9:15 a.m.

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