"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 - Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

April 1, 2024 - With April just begun, it seems too early to already be through the Lenten season and the celebration of Easter. Let us not forget that every Sunday is in celebration of the death and resurrection of our Savior so that we might be saved and have our sins forgiven.

We need to thank the LYF, and all the other volunteers, for hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Even though the weather was chilly, we still had a good showing and much fun was had.

Also, a big thank you to everyone who donated their time and service to allow us to share breakfast together on Easter morning.

We are looking forward also and note the dinner and silent auction to benefit baby Bryan is to be held on Sunday, April 21st directly after church. We rejoice that he has finally made it back home, but he still has a tough road ahead of him. Any support we can give will be much needed. Also, make note, and plan to attend, the voters meeting on May 5th.

In His name, The Elders