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)
Greetings from the Elders,

April 1, 2018 - Greetings brothers and sisters in Chris. The elders would like to thank the youth that helped with both the egg hunt and the Easter breakfast, both went very well. We pray that these young people will grow to take on ever growing roles in our congregation and the broader church.

This month we will welcome new confirmed members into our congregation. The Confirmands will be reading their essays during the service on Sunday the 15th. Confirmation will be the following Sunday, the 22nd. Please welcome them into adult membership. The elders would also like to thank those who’ve taken the time to help with the midweek classes these young Christians have attended over the past several years.

We realize it’s a ways off but keep in mind the annual fish boil to benefit orphan grain train on July 8th. We know the grain train is held close to the heart of many in this congregation.

With the Lent and Easter season behind us let us not forget to continually reflect on the sacrifice our Lord made for us. A verse from one of the hymns at a Lenten service this past month states it well:

In life no house or home, My Lord on earth might have,
In death no friendly tomb, But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was his home;
But mine the tomb Wherein he lay.

God Bless, The Elders