"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,

October 1, 2019 - Brothers and sisters, what a fabulous time it is belong to St John's Lutheran Church in Kramer Nebraska. With the arrival of the fall equinox we will begin to enjoy many wonderful changes that will be occurring to this beautiful place we call home.

Just like in the fall, the church also experiences changes throughout the year. One thing they both have in common is a start and a finish. In the church we start the year with the death and resurrection of Christ and every year we end with his birthday. Seems a little backwards doesn't it?

Usually we associate the beginning with the birth. In our mind, the beginning is the Resurrection. In the beginning of a New Year we anticipate the arrival of everything beautiful. Just as we do with the resurrection.

Please take the time to remember Christ in everything you do and the beauty that he brings.

"Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life." - John 12:23-25

Blessings to all of you in Christ. The Elders  (Elders...)