Adult and Youth Bible Study classes are offered Sunday morning at 8:30am
Who is Thrivent Financial?
Thrivent is a membership organization of Christians. We help members be wise with money and live generously; the results are stronger members, families moving forward together, connecting Faith and Finances for good.
Endings and Beginnings
The chapter system will be closing in December 2015. The beginning of action teams program is up and running now. Our Perry/Spencer co. chapter was formed August 1929 and will close December 2015. We ran for 86 years.
All Thrivent members can form an action team and have fundraisers. Each member can have two fundraisers per year. You will get two credit cards worth $250.00 each for supplies to do the projects. More information and training about action Teams will come over the coming months.
Eddie Genglebach, President
Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod. Its mission is to assist each woman in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
St. John’s LWML meets regularly throughout the year. All women of the congregation are members of the LWML. In addition to conducting business, the ladies enjoy themed meetings, including Ice Cream Sundae Night, Fitness Night, and Game Night. The annual Mother/Daughter Banquet and Christmas party are held in May and December, respectively.
The Chicken Supper, held the second Saturday in June, and the Christmas Bazaar, held the first Saturday in December, are the major fundraisers for the organization. Mites collected at monthly meetings are sent to the District for mission grants.
Our LWML society sponsors a seminary student with a monthly stipend, and sends regular donations to Worship for Shut-Ins, Lutheran Bible Translators, and LAMB (Lutheran Agency for Mission to the Burmese). The ladies also contribute to local charities and organizations. When possible, the LWML provides funds to help the church: carpeting for the sanctuary, kitchen furnishings and appliances, food for receptions, and Christmas decorations are a few examples in which the LWML has assisted.
For our church, the ladies assume responsibility for the care of the altar paraments and church banners, provide flowers for worship service, prepare and serve meals for families following funeral services, maintain a prayer chain, and organize monthly visitations to the shut-in and hospitalized members of the congregation.
The sewing ladies of the LWML meet weekly to quilt quilts and make lap robes. These are distributed globally through World Relief, as well as locally to shelters and hospitals. The ladies also provide items to sell for the Chicken Supper and Christmas Bazaar.
The Health Ministry program at St. John’s is supported by the LWML. This group sets up blood pressure screenings; provides informational materials and schedules workshops on topics of interest to the members; and organized a CPR class for anyone interested. Because of their efforts, an AED has been installed at the church.
St. John’s LWML actively works in the mission field, locally and beyond. All ladies of the congregation are welcome to join us in our efforts.