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, 2019 - To the members of St. John, As we are coming to the end of one of the hardest winters in quite a few years—-the cold temperatures and large amounts of snow fall. Except for talking about it AND moving the snow AND adding more clothes to keep warm, we have no control over the weather! Sometimes it can be a blessing not to be so busy outside running here and there so we can spend more time in studying God’s word and strengthening our family ties and visiting with our church family. Maybe this was God’s plan for us all along to recharge our lives and to put God as number one back in our lives.

If church gets cancelled, or you’re not feeling well, or even if you know of someone homebound, a good Sunday television program to watch is “Main Street Living”. It is a Missouri Synod church service and is on at 10:30 a.m. on Channel 8 KLKN.

Also, please try to be involved with the Lenten Services and the Holy Week Services, which are coming up in the middle of April in which to thank and worship our Savior Jesus Christ.

In the name of the Christ, our savior, -The Elders