News & Recent Updates

Pastor Toensing

Pastor Toensing has contacted St. John prior to his arrival wishing to invite members of our congregation to provide him with any and all prayer requests that we as a congregation, and as individual members, wish to share with him. He is very much interested in remaining in prayer along with you and your families even now. He may be contacted via email at when extending those requests.

From the Elders

May 1, 2017 - Exciting things are happening at St. John! We look forward to Pastor Toensing, his wife Shelley, and son Steven moving to Nebraska. In preparation there was a good group of workers on Saturday, April 22, for a workday at the parsonage. Thank you to all who helped. A lot was accomplished, but more volunteers are needed for a follow up workday, now scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, to finish a few projects.

We’d also like to thank all who have kept the church alive and active during the vacancy. By the involvement shown by you, it serves as a great welcome to Pastor and his family as they see we are an active church ready and willing to serve.

Jot down these dates of several upcoming events:

  • June 4 – Appreciation lunch for Pastors assisting in the vacancy
  • June 11 – Installation of our new Pastor at 2:00 p.m.
  • June 25 – Ladies Tea Party with Shelley Toensing

We also look forward to Confirmation and celebrating our three confirmands this year, Olivia Pomajzl, Ashlyn Adam and Drew Trautman, becoming adult members of our church - in taking part in the Sacrament of Holy Communion with us. Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this most important time in their life.

Ladies of St. John - Tea Party Invitation

May 17, 2017 - The ladies of St. John are invited to an Afternoon Tea in honor of, and to welcome, Shelley Toensing on Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m.

The gathering will take place at St. John Lutheran Church in the lower-level Fellowship Hall (Please enter east/front door of the church).

RSVP by June 18th to Carol Brinkmeyer, 402-826-9013. There will also be a sign-up sheet available at church.

Vacation Bible School

May 1, 2017 - 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! (More about VBS 2017...)

Board of Evangelism - "A Peak Performance"

May 1, 2017 - A peak performance Climbing Mount Everest is the apex of adventure. Daniel Mazur hiked Everest seven times and is considered one of the world’s best climbers. However, Daniel is best known for an Everest trek that went a different direction. Mazur recruited a local Sherpa named Jongbu as a guide for this 2006 trip. Andrew Brash and Myles Osborne each paid $20,000 to join them. (Continued here...)

Quilt Group Invites You to Join

May 1, 2017 - PLEASE JOIN US for quilting day on Thursday, May 5, 2017, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Please join us any time during those hours. Please bring something to share for lunch and bring a scissors. No sewing experience necessary. The quilts are primarily donated to Orphan Grain Train and most go to the orphanages in Russia and the Baltic nations. Thank you for your help with this project.

Men's Bible Study - "How We Got the Bible"

May 21, 2017 - The Men’s Study group is enjoying a video series entitled, “How We Got The Bible featuring Dr. Paul L. Maier”. The story of the Bible has been called “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” But did you ever wonder where the Bible came from? Who wrote it? Why did they write it? Who decided which books to include? In this study, Dr. Paul Maier travels to The Bible Museum in Goodyear, Arizona, to take a look at, “how we got the Bible”. The men of St. John wish to invite all those interested to attend and take part in the continuation of this Men’s Network video study on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. here at the church.

May - Lambs of Christ Preschool Update

Last Day of Preschool: The current preschool year will end on Monday, May 15 for the Monday / Wednesday / Friday class. The last day for the Tuesday / Thursday class and the Tuesday afternoon class will be on Tuesday, May 16.

Preschool Graduation & Achievement Celebration: The Preschool Graduation & Achievement Celebration will be on Monday, May 15th at 7:00 PM at Bethlehem. You are invited to join us for a hotdog supper at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to join us for this special event.

2017 – 2018 Enrollment: Open Enrollment has begun at Lambs of Christ Preschool. If you know of a child who is of preschool age please contact the preschool so that we can send information about our preschool to them.

Preschool Garage Sale: The annual preschool garage sale will be held June 2 & 3. If you have items to donate we ask that you bring them the week before the garage sale. (We are sorry, but we have limited storage space to store items) Tell your friends and family to come and shop our many treasures.

You may reach the school at 402-826-4375 or email us.

LWML & Ladies Aid

May 1, 2017 - The St. John Ladies Aid met on April 26, 2017. We opened the meeting by singing "The Day of Resurrection". Carol Brinkmeyer led us in a Bible Study based on Esther, chapters 5, 6 and 7. We will finish our study of Esther in our May meeting.  (Continued here...)