"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,

June 28, 2018 - Brothers & Sisters in Christ, While we are celebrating Independence Day we should also take time to celebrate, and be thankful for, our freedom to worship our Lord and Savior. A lot of people in the world don’t have this same privilege. Thanks be to God!

Summer is also the season for vacations, a time to get away, relax, or visit family, friends, new places, or work around home. St John is also having a BUSY July. In addition to regular services, we have a chance to support Orphan Grain Train by attending the Fish Boil on July 8th. We will also help Pastor Brinkmeyer celebrate 40 years of service to our Lord with a potluck on July 22nd and join with gladdness our youth attending Vacation Bible School during the week of July 22nd. Those same VBS youth will be singing for us at the Worship Service on July 29th. We hope to see everyone at all of our services and events. - In Christ's love, Saint John Elders