News & Recent Updates

Prairie Fire: Building Bridges

July 1, 2017 - The Evangelism Committee encourages members to consider attending "Prairie Fire: Building Bridges", a workshop to be held at Concordia, Seward on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More information can be found in the May/June Nebraska District Reporter. The workshop will focus on building "genuine, caring relationships" with people in our community.


Portals of Prayer

July 1, 2017 - Portals of Prayer catalogs are now available for the months of July through September. Please feel free to pick one up on your way in or out of the Church on Sunday mornings.


Note from the Elders

August 1, 2017 - Dear brothers & sisters in Christ: VBS, the Sunday School picnic and the beginning of the school year, are all signs summer is coming to an end. We have had a very blessed summer, the gift of a new shepherd, and some nice rains, are received with thanksgiving.

Pastor Toensing would like to make our youth in the congregation one of his priorities. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. With that in mind, we are in need of a person or persons to help lead the Youth Group.

If you know of members who have not attended church for a while, or anyone not having a church family, please invite them to hear Gods word from our new shepherd. If you need help, please talk to pastor or any of the Elders. Thanks & enjoy the rest of summer!


5 Things You Can Do to Witness Christ

August 1, 2017 - Beginning at their September meeting, the Evangelism Committee will read and study the book “5 Things You Can Do to Witness Christ.” This book encourages believers to realize what we have in Christ and to see that our witnessing is part of our way of life. Witnessing is not following a program, but living out the gracious gifts God gives in our relationships and in helping us build new relationships where we can share the love of Christ. You are invited to join us in reading this small book and learning about witness from what we now and believe in worship. Books are $8. Please let Pastor or Tim McDermott know if you will join us for this study.


Quilt Group Invites You to Join

August 1, 2017 - PLEASE JOIN US for quilting day on Thursday, August 3, 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 - "A Man Named Martin - The Man"

August 1, 2017 - The Men’s group here at St. John will start another video series. The first undertaking in this new 3-part series is entitled ‘A Man Named Martin: Part 1 - The Man’. It will likely take 4 or 5 months to cover each of the three parts.

“Martin Luther’s Spirit-inspired grasp of justification through faith was the cornerstone of the Reformation. His faith-tested and tried by the fires of religious oppression-remains a standard of Christ-centered endurance for believers today. Learn more about the German reformer in the first of this three-part series from the Lutheran Hour Ministries.”

The videos themselves are short enough to allow ample time for discussion and Bible study. The St. John Men’s group meets at 7:00 p.m. each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Our door is always open to new attendees, while friends and guests are equally welcomed. See you on August 8th!


LWML & Ladies Aid

August 1, 2017 - St. John Ladies Aid met on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. We opened the meeting by singing "In the Cross of Christ I Glory". Pastor Toensing led us in the Bible Study on "The Spirituality of the Cross". (More...)