"In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."" - Acts 6:1-4

Therefore, in accord with Biblical precedent and Christian freedom and love, the constitution and bylaws of St. John describe the duties of the Board of Elders in this place:

  • To assist the Pastor in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the Congregation
  • To supervise Christian discipline in the Congregation according to Matthew 18:15-17
  • Make every effort to induce members who have been negligent in their attendance at worship, in the use of the Sacraments, and in their financial support of the church, to mend their sinful ways and fully enjoy the rights and privileges of membership
  • See to it that all worship services be conducted in an orderly manner and commanded by our Lord (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  • Be an example of Christian conduct and conversation, according to our Lord's command (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

From the Elders

August 1, 2021 - Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

WOW! Summer is moving fast and VBS is already over. The Elders would like to thank all the volunteers that helped with the children that has made another successful year. Your dedication and your service to our congregation is much appreciated.

Sunday school and midweek are scheduled to begin this fall so please consider signing up to volunteer to help teach our children. What a good way to get to know our youth and use your talents to serve the Lord.

Church is beginning to get back to the normalcy that we had enjoyed before the worst of the pandemic. This has been a trying time for much of us and our congregation but we are secure in the fact that God our heavenly Father is with us when pandemics happen, when wars break out, governments fail, natural disasters destroy our world, or our health deteriorates. Please remember Psalm 46: 1-3: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”

Our trust is in God who is in complete control and seated firmly on his throne. We are secure in our faith in God and not from our circumstances for his love endures forever.

God Bless! The Elders