Elders

"In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."" - Acts 6:1-4

Therefore, in accord with Biblical precedent and Christian freedom and love, the constitution and bylaws of St. John describe the duties of the Board of Elders in this place:

  • To assist the Pastor in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the Congregation
  • To supervise Christian discipline in the Congregation according to Matthew 18:15-17
  • Make every effort to induce members who have been negligent in their attendance at worship, in the use of the Sacraments, and in their financial support of the church, to mend their sinful ways and fully enjoy the rights and privileges of membership
  • See to it that all worship services be conducted in an orderly manner and commanded by our Lord (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  • Be an example of Christian conduct and conversation, according to our Lord's command (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Greetings from the Elders,

May 1, 2018 - This past month we welcomed five new adult members into our congregation by means of confirmation. Please pray for, and encourage these young people to stay active in our congregation and their Christian lives in general. We also thank the midweek teachers and pastor for the good instruction they've received.

Be sure to try and attend our voter's meeting about the potential building project on Monday evening, April 30th. We value input from all our members about our congregation's future.

We will also be needing volunteers this summer for VBS. If you or your older child would consider helping please contact a member of the Board of Education to offer your services in helping with the next generation of Christian leaders. - In Christ's love, Saint John Elders