"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)

From the Elders - "...a Stronghold for the Oppressed..."

May 1, 2022 - Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Elders would like to thank our youth for serving another great Easter breakfast. We are blessed to have them and their leaders, Bryan and Erin Bell, which are doing a terrific job with the LYF program.

The Board of Education has announced that VBS will be held from July 24 to the 28 so please enroll your children, grandchildren or friends of the family when the time comes. This is a great opportunity for the children to learn and grow with our Lord Jesus.

The church picnic has been scheduled for May 22. We will have an outdoor service with a potluck dinner afterward. The Elders will provide shredded pork sandwiches. The congregation can either bring a main dish, side dish or a dessert which are always welcomed. Drinks will be provided.

As we go about our daily lives, we may feel that the world around us is crumbling. There is high inflation and gas prices, pandemics, war, and others that don’t have the beliefs that we cherish as Christians. Psalm 9:9-10 says, “The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Never let us doubt the promise of God’s faithfulness to all who are his children by grace through faith in Christ. Have a Blessed May. - The Elders