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,

June 1, 2019 - Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Another school year has ended and the Elders would like to thank the many volunteers and school board members that have helped with Sunday School and Confirmation classes. We would also like to thank our LYF leaders for the job they have done all year long.

The Church will again be sponsoring the annual fish boil that will be held at Kramer Hall on Sunday, July 7, from 11:00 A.M to 12:45 p.m. Please plan on attending to support the many missions that Orphan Grain Train provides for everyone.

Summertime has begun and many will be gone for vacations and sporting events. If you are out of town and not able to attend Sunday worship services, please consider attending a LCMS Church near you. God Bless, The Elders