The Divine Service
The Divine Service is the center of our life of faith in Christ. It
is celebrated every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. The Sacrament of the Altar
is celebrated on odd Sundays of the month and festival days.
(Please select the link below or see the Church calendar for any
alterations to our Seasonal and Midweek Worship Service times.)
Faces of the Reformation
Gutenberg - Gutenberg’s invention helped spread the ideas
of the Reformation to the masses
1395 - 1468 | Mainz, Germany
Could Johannes Gutenberg have known when he first conceived the idea
of moveable type that it would contribute to the spread of the
Reformation and the Renaissance and lead to the education of all
levels of society? One might question his presence in the “Faces of
the Reformation” series. But considering that his presses printed
not only Luther’s 95 Theses but also the papal indulgences that
sparked Luther’s polemic pen, it seems fitting that he should be
from Pastor Toensing
you" to all of you who helped with the work-day yesterday in and
around the parsonage. We truly appreciate that you are making things
ready for us to come and join our new church family. We thank you
for your time and all the hands that have done anything to make your
parsonage a place we will call home.
The packing is going well. You are in our prayers. (Please
share with me
your prayerful concerns even now before my arrival.)
May God bless you all and we can't wait to be there among you soon.
In the love of Christ our risen Savior, Pastor and Shelley Toensing.
A calendar has been placed in the entryway of the church
to reserve a date to place flowers on the altar. If you
would like to donate toward flowers, the Ladies’ Aid
Altar Committee will purchase the flowers and place them
on the altar for you. Only live flowers are placed on
the altar. (Flowers will not be placed on the altar
during the seasons of Advent and Lent). If you have
questions please contact LaVonne Nitzel, JoAnn Renner or
The Lutheran Witness
is the flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q&A's, and more.
For over 90 years, KFUO has been dedicated to broadcasting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, to listeners around the globe. You can help take this message to the ends of the earth by tuning in and supporting this ministry.
We can once again send used clothing to Orphan Grain Train. When leaving clothes at the back door, please mark them for either OGT (Orphan Grain Train) or PCM (People's City Mission).
Please consider receiving your monthly newsletter via email or downloaded from our website to conserve and save paper. The bulletin and readings are also available via email the Tuesday after Sunday’s service. Please contact our church secretary,
Blythe Dewey at the office to be added to the group email, 402.826.3883. Thank you for going GREEN!
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars
for VBS 2017 which will be held July 23-27
from 5:30-7:15 p.m. This year will be lots
of fun with many exciting activities! Don't
forget to invite your friends and neighbors!
See VBS page here...
Please join the Hallam American Legion on Memorial Day, Monday,
May 29 in their display of Military Honors taking place at the
church cemetery at 9:00 a.m.
Worship services at St. John are scheduled each
Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday morning Communion services are held on the odd numbered weeks each month with non-communion services
held on the even
numbered Sundays. (Seasonally adjusted
- Sunday Morning - 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday Evening - (Held during
the Advent and Lenten Season - See Calendar during those months
for service times.)
Sunday Bible Class
Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for adult Bible class
where a variety of Christ centered topics are covered. Currently,
the book of Ezekiel is being explored.
Jesus Christ brings the Gospel (from older English, "Good-spel,"
"good news") to the world. He announces that in His person the
kingdom of God has come to mankind and that through faith in Him
people might find new and eternal life. He is Himself the Good News,