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,

September 1, 2019 - Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, As the summer days begin to dwindle, we will start our fall activities. With Sunday School starting, we are in need of volunteers. Anyone who can give a few Sundays to help with our youth would be greatly appreciated.

September 29th will be our church picnic. This year the picnic will be a potluck, so please bring your FAVORITE main dish, side, salad, or dessert. The Elders will provide the drinks.

Finally, as high schools and universities begin their fall team sports, may we here at St John do the same for God’s team, working together to spread His Word or volunteering to help with church activities such as Sunday School, LYF or Bible Class. You’ll never know how good you can be until you try! As it is written in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” (Elders...)