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)

From the Elders

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The elders would like to extend thanks to the nominating committee and to all those who've volunteered to help with elected positions in the church. Keep in mind there are lots of other ways to serve without being in an elected role as well. It takes a lot of people to keep the church running smoothly. And remember that even if you feel incapable of serving, for health or other reasons, you can still fill an important role in the church, you can pray. Pray for our pastor and members, our government officials, Christians around the world, and those in need. We also often fail to pray for the unconverted. It is those who really need our prayers the most.

Remember Lenten services will begin with Ash Wednesday on the 17th of February. There will be two services that evening. 6:00 p.m. masks required, and 7:30 p.m. masks recommended. The other Lenten services will be at 7:30 p.m. with masks required.

Our congregation is also in the process of reviewing our church by-laws. All of our boards and committees are currently reviewing each of theirs and see if there are modifications that would be in order. As many have served on various boards and committees in the past your input wouldn't be rejected as well. Suggestions could be directed to a current member of that board/committee.

In Christ's love, The elders of St John