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,

March 1, 2020 - We all want to thank the L.Y.F. for another successful Valentine’s Day dinner. Our congregation is blessed that our young adults take an active role in serving the church and our Lord.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with Sunday school. This is a good opportunity to work with and get to know our youth while teaching a Bible lesson and making crafts. If you are interested in helping, please speak with Pastor or a school board member. Also, please attend Adult Bible Study after worship. We have a lot of volunteers leading it this year that do a great job.

With spring right around the corner, it is a busy time of year with all the outside activities. Please keep the Lenten midweek services on your schedule so that we may look to the resurrection of Christ and the joy of Easter morning. God Bless, The Elders (Elders...)