Blood Drive at St. John Lutheran
For the first time in many years, the American Red Cross will return and offer a Blood Drive here at St. John Lutheran Church:
Saturday, November 25, 10:00AM–3:00PM
While it is the Saturday after Thanksgiving and a shopping time for many people, it is also a crucial time for needing blood by local hospitals in the area. Please contact Molly at 570-398-1676 and schedule a time to give life-saving blood.
Donations of sandwiches, cakes, and volunteers are also needed. Contact Molly if you can donate food or volunteer.
St. John's Annual Christmas Bazaar is taking place December 2, 2017 from 9AM-4PM with Santa coming for lunch between the hours of 11AM-1PM.
The event is hosted by Women of the Church, please direct any questions to an attendant of this group. If you love to create, please consider crafting items to be sold at the bazaar. Any donated supplies can be given to Holly Dittmar or Susan Ely.
ELCA National Youth Gathering
Keep June 27-July 1, 2018 open! The ELCA National Youth Gathering’s next triennial gathering is to be held in Houston, Texas. 30,000+ High School youth from Lutheran congregations all across the United States will descend upon Houston for four days of speakers, group gatherings, work projects, bands, dancing, worship, and educational experiences. So if you will be a High School student in 2018, please consider going. It is Pastor’s hope that “every” High School youth attends as it is an experience you will not forget. The ELCA National Youth Gathering is the largest Protestant youth gathering in the world. But to travel to Houston takes money and planning. Youth groups raise funds and meet often to work out the details for the trip. This takes a year of advanced planning so we need to start gathering and planning soon. Please speak to Molly if you will be of High School age and interested in going.