Elders

"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)
May greetings from the Elders,

June 1, 2017 - Brothers and sisters in Christ, greetings and God’s blessings to you! We have a very busy June planned so please watch your calendar. As a thank you to those who helped to lead our church during the vacancy we will be having an appreciation lunch on June 4th. Thanks and blessings to Pastors Williamson, Brinkmeyer, and Haynes for all their dedicated work.

We are very excited to prepare for the Installation of Pastor Toensing on Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 pm. We thank God for answering our prayers and at last the day is nearly here. A luncheon will follow the installation and we hope to have a full church.

There are a few events coming in July to keep in mind: The annual Orphan Grain Train fish boil will be on July 9th and Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 23rd thru the 27th. More information will be coming.

Thanks be to God for guiding us through our vacancy, and praise God for blessing us with our new Pastor and his family!

In His Service, St. John Lutheran Elders