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,

January 1, 2018 - Another New Year! How time goes so quickly. The new year will bring MANY New Year’s resolutions—some will be kept . Many will work for awhile and some will continue till 2019. Some of the big ones are to lose those extra pounds we put on, to get in better shape, quit that smoking habit, etc. Maybe something we need to look at and work on is our daily devotion with the Lord. Portals of Prayer is a good way to start your day off on the right track. Like any resolution, no one can do it for you! Have a safe New Year in 2018. God Bless. - In His Service, St. John Lutheran Elders