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)

From the Elders

January 1, 2023 - Greetings and Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has had a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Thank you to all our children who performed beautifully at the Annual Children’s Christmas Program. Thank you to all the volunteers who walked beside our children and helped make this production possible. Also, thank you to the congregation and the community who supported these individuals at the program. It was a full house, what a glorious site to see!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Nominating Committee for your hard work and dedication as you work diligently to help fill the very important positions within our congregation beginning the year 2023. If you have been approached and have agreed to the position in which you have been nominated, we thank you and applaud you for your willingness to serve. If you are still contemplating on a potential position, please prayerfully consider this opportunity. It truly takes us all to continue the work of the Lord within our congregation.

Romans 12; 4-5, “Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes everyone of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do”.

We hope that you all have a very blessed 2023! -Blessings from the Elders