onathan Rundman - Jonathan Rundman, a well-known contemporary Lutheran mu- sician, will be leading worship for Rally Day on September 10 in the PLC at the 10:30 a.m. combined service. He will also present a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Septem- ber 9 in the sanctuary. Born and raised in the isolated Finnish-American communi- ties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Jonathan Rundman has been writing songs and performing across the country since he was 18 years old. His music is generating rave reviews in Billboard, The New York Times, Performing Songwriter, Paste, and countless regional publications. Now living in Minneapolis, he continues to tour and record.Mark your calendars to join us on September 9 and 10 for what promises to be an inspiring musical experience!
Pastor Adam’s Installation We are thrilled to welcome Pastor Adam Connolly, Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship. Pastor Adam’s Service of Installation will be held on Saturday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Bishop John Roth of our Central/Southern Illinois Synod will preach and preside. Music will be led by our organist, Carlo Van Ulft, and our St. John’s Chancel Choir, under the direction of Sue Hamilton. A celebration meal will follow the service in the Parish Life Center (PLC). Come and join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new era at St. John’s!
Join us for a back-to-school party at the final Cookout on the Lawn this coming Wednesday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. The Leadership Board will be grilling up some delicious pork chops and hot dogs! Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
We will end with sack races, tug of war, a campfire, and s’mores on the lawn.
Make sure to bring your backpack for the Backpack Blessing!