ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Red Bud, Illinois
The Resurrection of Our Lord 2016
WELCOME to St. John’s Lutheran Church! We preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, administer the sacraments and provide Christian education in service to all people. We are especially happy that we have visitors with us today. St. John’s is a congregation which follows the historic order of Christian worship. Even if you are not Lutheran, you may recognize many of the elements of worship from your own tradition. If you or your small child needs a space for privacy during the service, Room 1 in the Fellowship Hall has a TV with a video feed of our worship service. To help with the reverent nature of our worship, please silence and do not use your cell phones and pagers during this service. Thank you!
ATTENDANCE: During the offering, please sign the black Friendship register at the end of the pew. We ask our guests to please fill out the red side of the card marked “Guests” in the attendance book and give it to an usher. We invite you to worship with us again very soon.
HEARING AND VISION ASSISTANCE: See an usher if you would like to check out a hearing assistance device during our worship service. You can sit anywhere you wish while wearing this device. You can adjust the volume as you desire. Please return it to an usher after worship. Large Print copies of the complete worship service and bulletin notes are available from an usher.
WE CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION: In this Supper of our Lord we receive the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the earthly forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Since this Holy Communion is also a sign of how we commonly confess the Christian faith, we welcome to the Lord’s Table those who are confirmed members of congregations of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The individual cups of white wine in the center of the cup tray contain non-alcoholic wine for those who prefer this. Place a finger to your lips if you prefer an individual cup. For more information about this sacrament, please see pages 326-327 and 329-330 of Lutheran Service Book.
SCHOOL: St. John’s Lutheran School provides a quality Christ-centered education for our congregation and community to make and equip disciples of Jesus Christ. We offer classes from pre-school through eighth grade. Our school building is located two blocks south of the church. For information about our school and enrollment please call our principal, Mrs. Deitt Schneider, at the office (282-3873).
DAY CARE: St. John’s provides a quality Christian-based day care. The curriculum includes an emphasis on Christian instruction with the full intent of following Dr. Martin Luther’s ideal of leading a child to grow in spirit, mind and body. Full and part-time care is available for children ages six weeks to six years. Before- and after-school child care also is offered.
Worship is Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, Youth and Adult Bible Classes are Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
This Week With Our Lord, March 27-April 3, 2016
When activities are in the Fellowship Hall, the sanctuary is open for prayer and meditation.
SUNDAY, March 27- The Resurrection of Our Lord!
6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service with Holy Communion
8:00-9:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast in the school’s old gym
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult and Youth Bible Classes
10:30 a.m. Easater Festival Service with Holy Communion
Monday, March 28- No School! Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Sunday School Teachers’ meeting in school library
Tuesday, March 29- No Choir or Bell Choir practices this week!
6:00 p.m. 8th Grade class meeting in the school library
Wednesday, March 30-
8:30 a.m. School Chapel Service in the church (Kindergarten)
8:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study in the FH (Romans)
10:30 a.m. Office Staff meeting
2:00 p.m. Public School Confirmation classes
6:00 p.m. Family Fun Night (PS-Kdg) in the school
7:30 p.m. Bible Class in the Fellowship Hall (Exodus)
Thursday, March 31-
6:30 a.m. Bible Class in the Fellowship Hall
9:15 a.m. Women’s Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall
Friday, April 1-
Saturday, April 2-
7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
5:00 p.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion
Acolyte: Colton Liefer Greeters: Harold and Deb Siegfried
7:00 p.m. Junior and Senior High lock-ins in the school gyms
SUNDAY, April 3-
7:00 a.m. Junior and Senior High lock-ins end
8:00 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion Acolyte: Kinley Bowles
Greeters: Wil and Martha Krick; Cindy Steele & Olivia Schmitz
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Youth and Adult Bible classes
10:30 a.m. Divine Service Acolyte: Megan Schrader
Greeters: Larry and Cindy Ebers; Vernon and Evelyn Muench
6-8 p.m. Confirmation Practice in the church
7:00 p.m. Senior Youth meeting in the school cafeteria
FLOWERS IN THE CHANCEL:
To have flowers in worship please call the office at 282-3873 so that the committee can be notified and proper thanks can be given to those who have made a donation.
OUR RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL LAST WEEK:
Worship: 358 Communion: 268; Adult/Youth Bible Classes: 45; Sunday School: 45
Maundy Thursday: Worship- 366 Holy Communion- 235 Good Friday: (a.m.)- 60
WE GIVE THEE BUT THINE OWN, WHATE’ER THE GIFT MAY BE:
We join with one another in the grace of giving. Offering: 3/20- General Fund: $9509.07; School: $135. “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. And thereby put Me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” (Malachi 3:10) Page 2
THE FINANCIAL PICTURE OF OUR FAMILY OF FAITH:
For this calendar year our expenses have exceeded contributions by $64,165.35. Our total liabilities (operating, building and loans) are $1,722,225.55. Please consider the ways God has blessed you and how you can support His gospel work through the ministry of your congregation.
Luke 24:6-7 “He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” So Jesus is risen….but is that Good News? What if He is mad at us for betraying Him, for running away at Gethsemane, for not believing He would rise? The Good News is not just that Jesus is risen, but that He is risen to bless us: there is no need to be alarmed. He still calls us His friends and brothers and means to bring us through death to resurrection as well. The Lord is risen, He is risen indeed! LCMS Stewardship Resources
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASSES: (9:30 to 10:15 a.m.)
The Gates of Jerusalem: A History of the Holy City” is the class led by Pastor Nebel today that meets in the Fellowship Hall. ”Paul’s Letter to the Galatians” is the class led by Pastor Koen that meets in the school library.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR:
Pastor Ken Klaus asked several non-believing friends to help him write his Easter sermon. Hear what they said. Listen to “An Unbeliever’s Sermon” (Luke 24:5-6) with the Speaker Emeritus of the Lutheran Hour, Rev. Ken Klaus, on KFUO AM 850 Sunday at 12:30 & 5 p.m. or on Bott Christian Radio Sundays at 8 a.m. (KSIV 1320 AM or 91.5 FM).
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON:
“Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand”- In His love for us, God promises to care for all our physical and spiritual needs. He gives us the greatest treasure—His Son and the gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation. Families may discuss “In what ways has God provided for both our physical and spiritual needs?”
SUNDAY SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE IN FEBRUARY:
Pre-Kindergarten: Carson Bowles, Caleb Klausing, Brooke Wolter, Clare Carnahan; Kindergarten: Norah Wagner; 1st Grade- Annika Herriman, Milla Neff, Emily Bowles; 2nd Grade- Emma Kiefer, Lydia Schoenbeck; 3rd Grade- Samuel Roscow, Daniel Stapleton; 4th Grade- Hannah Schoenbeck; 5th Grade- Ashton Liefer; 7th Grade- Kinley Bowles, Claire Grohmann, Dylan Roscow, Grace Schoenbeck; 8th Grade- Dominick Liefer, Sophia Liefer
For a smoother process of distribution, those who receive Holy Communion in the pews now will be communed at the end of communion distribution.
PORTALS OF PRAYER:
The new edition (April to June) of our daily devotional booklet, Portals of Prayer, is available in the church entryway. Sonshine Visitors, please pick up copies for those people whom you visit.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
St. John’s Kindergarten and Preschool are hosting a Second Annual Family Fun Night on March 30. The books, games, snacks and activities will be inspired by the books of Eric Carle. Preschool and Kindergarten-ages children and their families are invited to attend. This event-filled night will be held at our school. It will begin at 6 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there! Page 3
A volunteer luncheon is being planned for Friday, April 15 at noon in the school cafeteria. This is an 11:20 a.m. dismissal day. We invite all parents, grandparents and congregational members who volunteer their time at school to be our guests for lunch that day. Please RSVP to the school office by April 13.
THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION:
The Rite of Confirmation for our 19 junior confirmands will be held on Sunday, April 10, in the 10:30 a.m. service. The Public Examination, or Questioning, Service will be Saturday, April 9, at 5 p.m. The students will practice for both of these services in a retreat on Sunday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m. in church. Ice cream will be served following this practice.
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES:
The last dates available for church directory picture taking in the Fellowship Hall will be Saturday April 9th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Sunday April 10th from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. If you are not able to make these dates, let us know if you will be submitting a photo to be included in the directory. You can contact Erica Mollet at 618-781-9813 or Cindy Ebers at 618-977-7898 to schedule. Thank you!
ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS:
There has been interest expressed in forming an Adult Instruction Class. This 12-week course will study the basics of Christian doctrine as taught in the Lutheran Church. It would lead to the Rite of Confirmation and confirmed membership at St. John’s for those not currently members. It would be a good review of the catechism for those whose instruction was years ago. Please contact Pastor Nebel if you or someone you know might be interested so that we can begin this class after Easter.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS:
We rejoice in God’s blessings to us! We thank all those who have made gifts to the Capital Campaign. We have received 2.95 million dollars in funding. Please continue to fulfill the pledge that you made! We expect to receive about $500,000 more in pledged offerings during this year. If you were waiting to see whether this would really happen before making a gift, if you can add to the pledge you made or if you have joined our family of faith after the Capital Campaign began, this is the time we could use your support to cover our final costs. Blue envelopes are available in the entryway for your gift. Thank you!
SENIOR YOUTH CLOTHING DRIVE:
Our Senior Youth group is having a clothing drive to support a local group called “Love Abby”. This group is currently collecting many items for various donating opportunities. For instance, purses and female hygiene products to give to homeless women; blankets to give to kids in children’s hospitals; non-perishable food for food pantries; and duffle bags / clothing for foster kids. Right now, they are in need of “teen” clothing until the end of April. A box will be set up in the Fellowship Hall for donations. Any sizes for kids 12-19, male/female, any season, any style. Thanks!
NOTE ABOUT LAND LINE:
If you have given up your land line phone to use a cell phone only, please call the church office with that number so that your pastors are able to contact you.
The members of St. John Lutheran Church in Baldwin will install their new pastor, Rev. Raymond Holman, in a service of celebration on Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. A fellowship meal will follow in the school gym. Page 4
ELDER ZONES FOR 2016: (Chairman, David Guebert)
Zone 1: Deborah Adams to Rodie Collins: Elder David Reinhardt
Zone 2: Susan Conboy to Dennis/Kathy Grohmann: Elder Scot Heller
Zone 3: Randy/Deb Grohmann to Roger/Kim Herriman: Elder Alan Piel
Zone 4: Ryan Herriman to Travis/Erin Krick: Elder Mike DeRousse
Zone 5: Wil/Martha Krick to Janel Maes: Elder David Guebert
Zone 6: Pat Malik to Harry/Dorothy Peters: Elder Jeremy Walker
Zone 7: Lindsey Pfanstiel to Don Schrader: Elder Gerald Hanebutt
Zone 8: Jeff/Dawn Schrader to Bob/Carol Turner: Elder John Tepe
Zone 9: Steve Uffelmann to Doug Zschiegner: Elder Gary Buatte
WALKING THE IN THE NEW GYM:
St. John’s members are invited to use our new gym for your morning walk during these cold months. It will be open from 7:45 to 9 a.m. every day that school is in session. You will need to sign in at the school office and wear a visitor badge. Please bring a clean and dry pair of walking shoes to wear in the gym.
THE PRAYER CHAIN:
Lisa Kloepper is our Prayer Chain coordinator. If you would like to serve as part of the Prayer Chain or if you have a prayer request, please call Lisa at 282-2426. Please call the church office if you would like to add someone to our worship prayers. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective (James 5:16).
3/26—Bruce Quinn Jr., Brad Stechmesser, Rebecca Stevenson, Mark Voss; 3/28—Haley Hemmer, Derek Voges, Linda Wessel; 3/29—Donald Dannenberg, Tammy Herman, Alvin Moeller, Jeremy Stellhorn; 3/30—Gladys Brand, Bernett Wright; 3/31—Brooke Wolter; 4/1—Howard Mehner, Douglas Luttman, Jayden Birkner; 4/2—Jane Donjon, Brooke Hartmann; 4/3—Todd Birkner, Addison Liefer. We are sorry for any mistakes. Please call the office for a correction!
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY AT RED BUD CARE CENTER:
Virginia Bahr, Nina Guebert, and Clifford Stellhorn
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY AT:
Magnolia Terrace–Waterloo: Doris Koch; Reflections–Columbia: Eunice Stumpf; Three Springs—Chester: Dorothy Heinemeyer; Oak Hill—Waterloo: Esther Renner
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY CONFINED IN-HOME:
Leona Dannenbrink, Leroy Guebert, Leoma Heller, Farreol Koester, Nina Liefer, Joyce Lopez, Clyde Renner, Bill and Alice Smith, Earline Stamm, Wilma Stellhorn, Wilma Uffelmann, and Jody Winkelmann
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY AT RED BUD GARDEN PLACE:
Rich and Twila Guebert, Margaret Hanebutt, Arlou Hartmann, Dorothy Heizer, Bernardine Kruse, H. Edward and Melba Liefer, Vernon and Evelyn Muench, Lorine Reinhardt, Edna Voss and Wilma Wagner
PARISH NURSE NOTE:
There are no blood pressure checks this weekend. Sweet potatoes rank #1 in foods high in potassium. They also are filled with most of the vitamins in the alphabet.
KFUO AM 850 LUTHERAN RADIO:
CROSS DEFENSE: When people ask you tough questions about your faith, are you prepared to respond? Join us as we look at the Apologetic of Creation vs. Theistic Evolution on Monday, March 28th at 2 p.m. Archived at KFUO.org. Page 5
You can listen to Lutheran experts teaching on topics like: Evidence for the Resurrection, Responding to Bart Ehrman’s Book “Jesus Before the Gospels,” Jesus & Thomas, The Hymn “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today,” Jesus Reinstates Peter and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville. You can tune in LIVE weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on KFUO, 850 AM in St. Louis. You can also listen when you want at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
Red Bud Rotary Seeks Host Families For Foreign Exchange Student:
Would you be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2016-2017 school year? The Red Bud Rotary Club is excited to start a Student Exchange Program, and is seeking families that reside in the Red Bud school district to host a high school student for the upcoming school year. We are seeking 3 families to share the time the student will be in our community. Each host family would have the Exchange Student living with them for 3 ½-4 months. Please contact Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, Dian Keil at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbia will have a basement rummage sale on Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds benefit the Youth Group trip to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans in July. Donations of items are welcome (please no clothing, TV’s or old computers). Items can be dropped off at the church basement on Thursday, March 31 from 4 – 8 p.m. or Friday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Call Karen McCann at (618) 570-8548 if you have questions. Page 6
WOMEN’S DAY OF RENEWAL:
The 16th annual Women’s Day of Renewal will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville on Friday and Saturday, April 1 & 2. This year’s keynote presentation will be Call to Peace, based on Philippians 4:7, And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Come join us to be encouraged by the Prince of Peace who transforms regret for the past, anxiety in the present and worry for the future into comfort, serenity and hope. The keynote speakers will be two talented sisters and pastors’ wives, Rosie Adle and Rebekah Curtis. Contact GSLC office at 618-344-3151, www.facebook.com/goodshepherdwdr, www.goodshepherdcollinsville.org, for registration forms or more information. Bring a friend and enjoy a day of fellowship and spiritual renewal!
DONKEY BASKETBALL SHOW:
Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School Ag Club is hosting a Donkey Basketball Game on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Gate tickets are $8. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, they are $6.50, Children under six get in free. Call 618-713-7125 or email email@example.com to pre-order tickets or receive more information. Come join us for a night of entertainment and fun!
St. Peter’s UCC in Red Bud is having an “All-you-can-eat” BBQ on Sunday , April 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The dinner will be served buffet style. The menu includes ribs, pork steaks, smoked pork roast, chicken, German and American potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, sweet and sour salad, corn on the cob, rolls, desserts and drinks. Carryouts will be available. There will also be a Country Store to purchase home baked goods, jams and jellies. Page 6
SAVE THE DATE!:
April 20 and 21: Lutheran Older Adult Retreat at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton. “Keep Walking…By Faith” will feature speakers Dr. Kurt Senske and Dr. Andrew Bartelt. Register by April 12 by using the form on the church bulletin board.
“Fulfilling Grace” is the theme for the 5th annual Women’s Mini-Retreat hosted by the women of Immanuel Lutheran Church (522 S. Church St.) in Waterloo. This refreshing and renewing morning will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 9-11 a.m. Our theme verse will be John 1:16. Our guest speaker will be Rosie Adle (one of the speakers at this year’s Women’s Day of Renewal). Call 618-939-6480 or visit http://immanuelwaterloo.org/women/mini-retreat/ if you have any questions or to reserve your spot. Walk-ins will be welcome, too!
BIBLE CLASSES THIS MONTH IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL:
Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study on Romans (led by Julie Fehr)
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The Book of Exodus (led by Pastor Nebel)
Thursdays at 6:30 a.m.: The Second Letter of Peter (led by Pastor Nebel)
Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study (led by Jennifer Fritsche)
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 7 a.m.: Men’s Bible Breakfast (led by Pastor Nebel)
DONOR TILE WALL:
The Donor Tile Wall in the lobby of the new gym is installed. Now that you have seen the result, you can add to it. Order forms are in the school office. A tile with lettering will be made for a gift to the Capital Campaign of $350 or more.
Go to www.goodsearch.com and sign up to use Goodsearch for the benefit of St. John’s Lutheran School. Every time you use it as your computer search engine we get one cent!
CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
Alleluia! He is Risen! Easter greetings to your family from our family at COS.
Mission Trip Opportunity: You are invited to join COS students and faculty on a mission trip to Appalachia May 22-27. The cost of the trip will be $750, with a deposit of $250 due by March 31. Students 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Call COS for more information. Donations to help underwrite the cost of the trip are also welcome.
It’s time to make your reservations for the 18th Annual Dinner Auction to benefit COS on April 23. The silent auction will start at 4:00 p.m. with the first silent auction tables closing at 5:50. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction will start about 7:00 p.m. Reservations paid before April 1 are $30 per person or a table of eight for $210. After April 1, the price will be $35 per person or $245 for a table of eight. Donations, sponsorships and auction ads are being accepted now. Pictures of big ticket items will be posted to our website.
Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2016, to direct any remaining 2015 Choice Dollars. You can use those dollars to support Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
The mission of Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School is to provide a Christ-centered and academically excellent education. Page 7
St. John’s Lutheran Church – LCMS
508 Bloom Street, Red Bud, Illinois
Church Office & School: 808 South Main Street
(618) 282-3873 Fax 618-282-4087
Web address: www.stjohnsredbud.org
Pastor Mark Nebel 618-237-5802 or home 282-3050
Pastor Russell Koen 618-282-1958
Principal – Deitt Schneider 618-806-3049 or home: 824-6335
Director of Parish Music – Miss Lindsey Pfanstiel 340-6055
Junior Youth – Lisa Quinn and Jennifer Roscow 282-5343
Athletic Director – Justin Palm 214-1103 Secretaries – Julie Ratz & Jessica Schloemann
Senior LYF – Terry and Susie Harms 618-201-5654; Pr. Russell Koen 282-1958
Mr. John Christman, Principal, Christ Our Savior Lutheran High, 853-7300
Faculty and Staff
Preschool – Cindy Steele
Kindergarten – Betty Schmitz and Aid – Shawn DeRousse
First Grade – Rachel Miller and Stephanie Valleroy
Second Grade – Rebekah Liefer
Third Grade – Lauri Koen and Cindy Nebel
Fourth Grade and Librarian– Bill Becker
Fifth Grade – Darlene Letcher
Sixth Grade Homeroom (6th-8th) – Doreen Schnepel
Seventh Grade Homeroom (6th-8th) – Michelle Hines
Eighth Grade Homeroom and Athletic Director (6th-8th) – Justin Palm
Custodians – Loren Harms and Alan Ohms; Cooks – Jill Gross and Marilyn Oettle
Amanda Falkenhain, Director; Kellie Shields, Assistant Director; Brook Cowell, Jennifer Pfannebecker, Joyce McDaniel, Chelsea Wegener, Kristi Martel, Lisa Quinn, Pam Henry, Nicole Kadlec, Rebeka Nagel, Eileen Seibold, Christy Deterding, Lori Moses, Danyelle Gargac, Heidi Guttmann, Samantha Yankey, Rebecca Rhodes
Chairman: Eric Fritsche Vice-Chairman: Todd Birkner
Secretary: Becky Biffar Treasurer: Kirk Liefer
Elder Chair: David Guebert Parish Education Chair: Kevin Guebert
Trustee Chair: Lenny Colbert Estate Fund Chair: Jim Walker
Board of Finance: Cindy Steele
Lutheran High School Board: Bill Becker and Christina Gidley
Serving Us in Worship Today
5 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.- Preacher: Pastor Russell Koen; Liturgist: Pastor Mark Nebel
6:30 a.m.- Preacher: Pastor Mark Nebel; Liturgist: Pastor Russell Koen
Organist and Choir Director: Miss Lindsey Pfanstiel
(5 p.m.) Greeters: Virginia and Mark Moeller Acolyte: Kole Guebert
(6:30 a.m.) Greeters: Milton and Mary Ann Weber; Clyde and Kathy Rowold
Acolyte: Makayla Whelan
(10:30 a.m.) Greeters: Carl and Flo Zschiegner; Gerald and Nancy Holmstrom
Acolyte: Ethan Fritsche
Flower Servers: Linda Guebert and Cindy Steele
Chancel Paraments: Virginia Moeller Communion Cloths: Olivia Schmitz