Participate in St. John’s Outreach

There is always time to participate in St. John’s outreach programs. Prayers and generous donations of time or monetary support are always appreciated! Here are a couple ways you can get involved this spring.

Global Barnyard

ELCA Good Gifts provides more than 50 different gift-giving options that grow the church, fight hunger and transform lives. One of those is the Global Barnyard initiative. St. John’s Hartsburg is collecting donations for the Barnyard and we’re hoping to surpass last year’s total.

In 2017, we were able to purchase 5 piglets, 2 goats, 5 chicks, 1 rooster, a share of a cow, 3 sets of water purifications tablets and school fees and uniforms for 3 girls. These gifts keep on giving and help people around the world. Thank you for your help in providing these gifts.

Lutheran World Relief

The LWR group had another successful day, completing 14 quilts. The crew consisted of Nancy, Doris, Geneva, Ruth, John, Don, Ron, Dean, Marilyn and Myrna.  A big thanks to Nancy who brought completed quilts from home and the ones that were put together and stitched by the working crew. The knotting team had very little down time.

As always the day ended with lots of good food for lunch. We can always use an extra pair of hands, even if you can only work for a short period of time. Our next work day will be April 25 at 9:00am. Hope to see you there!

Praise and Pie Scheduled for November 26

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, St. John’s Hartsburg will host its annual “Praise and Pie” service on Wednesday, November 26 at Pie & Praise Graphic7:00pm.

The service, led by several ladies in the congregation, will feature scripture readings and songs relating to Thanksgiving. Refreshments including pie and coffee will be served after the service.

Praise and Pie is a tradition started several years ago at St. John’s to give our congregation time to share the blessings that have been bestowed on our community. A time to come together as a church family and reflect on what makes us truly thankful.

What better way to praise the Lord and enjoy holiday fellowship? Out of town family and friends are more than welcome to attend!