Outreach Offering for June 2021

June brings the opportunity to support those in need through our High School Mission Trip. Items being collected are listed below. There is a designated tote in the narthex to collect these items. Thank you for your support!

· New clothing items and ways to carry them: white tube socks, new plain white t-shirts, flip flops, backpacks

· Toiletries: soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, deodorant

· Cleaning: paper towels, tissue packs, toilet paper, unopened cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, laundry detergent

· Fun Things: arts and craft supplies, small safe toys, playing cards

· Batteries

· Baby Things: diapers, diaper cream, formula, soft baby items like wash cloths, blankets, hats, socks, etc.

Outreach Offering for March

We generally do a cookie drive in the month of March for Luther Manor. However there is no cookie cart right now with the COVID restrictions. As we are all aware, the virus has been particularly tough on residents in senior care facilities. They have experienced isolation and loneliness – many of these people have not seen their families in almost a year. In the past, we’ve made Easter cards for them, but we decided to make this even more special and personalized for this Easter season.

We are asking St. John’s to make and donate gift or “goodie” bags with either an Easter or springtime theme. We have so many gifted craftspeople at our church, and their creativity is endless.  For those, like me, who are “craft-challenged”, you can find delightful gifts, notions, and gift bags at stores like The Dollar Tree. Check out the flyer for a list of gift ideas and suggestions.

We ask that you assemble your own bag and drop it at church in the designated box near the main (preschool) entrance by March 31. Please contact Mary Tollander with any questions. Thanks!

Newborn Kits Assembled in Under an Hour

Thursday, August 13, 2020

On a typical night, during an atypical time of pandemic, twenty people met at St. John’s to assemble 450 Newborn Kits. The assembly process took less than hour!

The assembly team extends a huge thank you to Mickey Fank and the others that helped set up and organize the night before. Without their efforts the assembly would not be such a well-oiled machine.

Thank you also to everyone who donated items or finances to provide the required items for each kit. They will be a huge blessing to the new babies who receive them. We are blessed to be a blessing – helping one baby at a time.